Olivia de Havilland as Maid Marion
It has been a long time since I posted a blog and I wanted to post this one about the opportunities to see classic films on the big screen.
The first classic film that I saw on the big screen was, of course, Gone With the Wind in 1989. I was 10 years old at the time and living in Memphis, Tennessee, home of the historic Orpheum Theater. It was a magnificent experience seeing Gone With the Wind in a theater with an audience. The sound filled every space and these characters that I had grown to love were truly larger than life in front of me. The audience and their reactions added an entirely new dimension to viewing the film. I think I realized, even then, that these movies were made for the theater.
Today, I am very passionate about seeing Gone With the Wind and other classic films on the big screen. In fact, I only watch Gone With the Wind in the theater and am usually able to do so at least once a year. These films were made for audiences in theaters and we can give these films the highest respect they deserve by viewing them the way they were meant to be seen!
I am doing my best to compile all of the showings of Ms. De Havilland's films on the film screenings page. Gone With the Wind, of course, is being run all over the country. It has been an honor, a challenge, and immense fun for me to begin to compile all of the showings in one place. However, I have discovered some other gems that will run this summer. I want to highlight the showings of her Ms. De Havilland's films that are not Gone With the Wind and give special recognition to the theaters that have chosen to show these films. I hope that more of Ms. De Havilland's films will be shown in theaters in the future.
Here are your opportunities to see Olivia de Havilland in her full glory as the Lady of Classic Cinema - on the BIG SCREEN!
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Olivia de Havilland has reached her centenary! July 1, 2016 marks her 100th birthday! Olivia stands as the oldest living recipient of an Academy Award and is a member of a class of only four other women currently living to receive at least two best actress Academy Awards! Her career, life, and legacy continue to inspire and engage generations of fans around the world!
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