Fellow classic film aficionados will be interested in an upcoming coast-to-coast re-release of a classic silver screen adaptation of a famous musical.
Turner Classic Movies, in conjunction with Fathom Events, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (United Artists holdings) and Park Circus (exclusive cinema re-issue representatives for MGM/UA) will present the upcoming re-release of “West Side Story” (1961).
The TCM/Fathom Events “Big Screen Classics” revival showcase of “West Side Story” will occur in participating cinema venues throughout the nation on Sun., June 24 and Wed., June 27 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (local time). This is part of the network’s “Big Screen Classics” series of classic/cult feature film revival presentations.
The TCM/Fathom/MGM (UA)/Park Circus re-release of the cinematic adaptation of the Leonard Bernstein–Arthur Laurents–Stephen Sondheim musical will also have pre-recorded opening introduction and closing conclusion segments by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz.
Who was in “West Side Story” (1961)?
The players who were in the feature film adaptation of “West Side Story” (1961) were Natalie Wood (as Maria), Richard Beymer (as Tony), Russ Tamblyn (as Riff), Rita Moreno (as Anita), George Chakiris (as Bernardo), Simon Oakland (as Schrank), Ned Glass (as Doc), William Bramley (as Krupke), Tucker Smith (as Ice), Tony Mordente (as Action), David Winters (as A-rab), Eliot Feld (as Baby John), Bert Michaels (as Snowboy), David Bean (as Tiger) and Robert Banas (as Joyboy).
Winner of 10 Academy Awards
The Robbins-Wise production of the Bernstein-Sondheim musical won 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture (Wise), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Chakiris), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Moreno), Best Director (Robbins and Wise), Best Cinematography, Color (Daniel L. Fapp); Best Art Direction/Set Decoration, Color (Victor A. Gangelin and Boris Leven); Best Costume Design, Color (Irene Sharaff), Best Sound (Fred Hynes and Gordon Sawyer), Best Film Editing (Thomas Stanford), Best Music Score (Saul Chaplin, Irwin Kostal, Johnny Green and Sid Ramin).
Be sure to experience “West Side Story” (1961) on the big screen!
Whether you have watched “West Side Story” (1961) on TV, any of the earlier re-issue screenings or if this will be your first time seeing the award-winning Robbins-Wise film adaptation of the Bernstein-Laurents-Sondheim musical, you will not want to miss out on the action between the Sharks and the Jets for TCM/Fathom Events’ “Big Screen Classics” revival screening of “West Side Story” (1961, a “modern” twist on Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”). Perfect for all cinematic aficionados and fellow students of the TCM/Ball State University online “Mad About Musicals” course!
Sun., June 24 and Wed., June 27 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (local time; in select cinema locations from coast-to-coast)
To find the nearest cinema location in your hometown (that will be participating in Turner Classic Movies’ revival screening of “West Side Story”), type in your zip code on the official Fathom Events site.
Regional cinema venues that will be participating in the TCM/Fathom Events/MGM (UA)/Park Circus revival screening of “West Side Story” (1961):
5400 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, Maryland 21704
Phone: (844) 462-7342
20000 Century Blvd.,
Germantown, Maryland 20874
7000 Arundel Mills Circle, C-1
Hanover, Maryland 21076
701 7th St. NW,
Washington, D.C. 20001
4110 West Ox Road, Suite 12110,
Fairfax, Virginia 22033
In relation to “West Side Story” (1961):
“West Side Story” (1961) is also available on a Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack, standalone Blu-Ray disc and standalone DVD disc from MGM Home Entertainment (distributed exclusively by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, by arrangement with MGM/UA). The film is also available to rent/stream on participating video-on-demand providers (by arrangement with MGM/UA).