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Film Noir Classic ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Returning To Theaters For 75th Anniversary Screening

Film Noir Classic 'The Maltese Falcon' Returning To Theaters For 75th Anniversary Screening

The pedigree of John Huston‘s “The Maltese Falcon” doesn’t need to be explained. It’s one of the greatest film noir pictures ever made, one of Humphrey Bogart‘s best movies too, and there are really not enough superlatives to laud the Oscar-nominated movie. If you’ve seen the movie, chances are it’s been on home video, or if you’re lucky, you managed to capture a repertory screening at some point. But there’s good news today as the movie is celebrating it’s 75th anniversary this year, and a big screen return is in the works.

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Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies are bringing “The Maltese Falcon” to over 650 screens on February 21st and 24th. On those dates you’ll be transported to San Francisco to chase the stuff that dreams are made of, and watch Bogart effortlessly square off against Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet. The chance to watch this one on the big screen will be a rare treat.

Tickets are on sale now, and it’s an event you won’t want to miss. [THR]

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All I can tell you is I saw Casablanca at a Fathom event and I thought I died and went to heaven. Films were made to be seen on a big screen with an audience – there is nothing like it.


I went to the Fathom event for Rear Window and it was great :)


Yes, definitely worth seeing it in theater. The whole atmosphere adds something you can not experience watching on tv.��


I saw Casablanca projected this way, and it was fantastic! Hopefully, they will consider showing a Marx Brother double bill one day.


They are pros. The Fathom events I have seen are theatrical quality.


Yes, these events are a fantastic use of the Digital Cinema Package technology. Not feasible to send around film canisters as in the past, the new digital distribution of movies allows great films to be seen in the theater. A great example was see the New restoration of My Fair Lady at the SF Castro on an 80ft screen- it was loverly. This ain’t gonna look like a DVD ;-)


They’re DCP’s not a DVD. I’ve seen two, B+W and, if I recall correctly, 4K transfers. Looked superb, about as good as a current film with a 4K transfer. They know these are being projected on large cinema screens–my guess is they only schedule these screenings with films that have good quality film source material that will look good on a large screen.


Has anyone reading this actually been to a Fathom event? I’m tempted but I don’t want to see the equivalent of a DVD projected on a big screen. How’s the quality?

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