Tuesday, April 24, 2012

“Play it Again, Sam”: Screen classic “Casablanca” has an encore screening this Thursday

Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in Cassablanca
Due to the success of last month’s one-night-only screening of Casablanca, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Brothers have added another special showing this Thursday, April 26, 2012, at theaters around Chicago.

TCM and Warner Brothers are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the 1943 Best Picture Academy Award winner. Released in 1942, Casablanca stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid. Produced during the height of World War II, the film has endured, making it one of the most beloved American films ever made. The themes of love, loyalty, and self-determination still resonate.

Although Humphey Bogart never uttered the line “Play it again, Sam,” (He actually said, “Play it, Sam”) the film is jam-packed with memorable lines—“This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship”—that have become part of the American lexicon.
The film has been completely restored. If you’ve seen the movie before, you’ll be amazed at what this new restoration reveals. Viewers will experience the classic in a whole new way.

For information on locations and showings near you, click here.


  1. They've shown it here as well. It was such a huge success the first time, they also did a second showing. It was such a treat to see it on the big screen. They've shown several other films as well. I believe it's a joint project with A&E and I hope they keep it up.

  2. Hey, Maureen! It was a treat to see it on the big screen. And what about Sam's jacket? It was satin! Who knew? And Bogard's summer weight suit look great. All these small details just jumped out at you. And Bergman would have looked good no matter what, but she looked luminous in this restoration. Thanks for stopping by!


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