Press release: One of the most popular and enduring movies of all time, Rogers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music has delighted audiences for more than half a century, and on September 9 and 12, it returns to movie theaters nationwide as part of the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series from Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). In addition to the full feature presentation, TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz will offer special, brand-new commentary both before and after the film.
Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer star in director Robert Wise’s spectacular cinematic adaptation, which features such iconic musical numbers as the title song, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “My Favorite Things,” “The Lonely Goatherd” and “Edelweiss,” as it tells a stirring story of love, family and personal sacrifice.
Tickets for The Sound of Music can be purchased beginning Friday, July 27, at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices. Presented by Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, The Sound of Music plays in more than 600 movie theaters nationwide on Sunday, September 9 and Wednesday, September 12 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time (both days). (Theaters and participants are subject to change).
The first movie in Hollywood history to gross more than $100 million, The Sound of Music originally played in movie theaters for a year or more upon its initial release, and remains one of the most successful films ever made. The TCM Big Screen Classics presentation of The Sound of Music will be presented in its original widescreen “roadshow” version, including a mid-film intermission. The Sound of Music was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, and won five Oscars, including Best Picture (1965), Best Director, Best Scoring of Music - Adaptation or Treatment and Best Film Editing.
“The Sound of Music is the definition of a ‘feel-good’ movie, a film that captures the hearts of audiences of all ages in the most special way,” Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations Tom Lucas said. “It’s one of our most frequently requested best-performing classic titles, truly one of movie lovers’ favorite things. We couldn’t be more pleased to add The Sound of Music to this year’s TCM Big Screen Classics series.”