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TCM Bringing 'Casablanca' to 20 Cities for Free Screenings in March

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 31, 2014 at 2:09PM

Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. TCM is bringing mega classic “Casablanca” to theaters for free (!) screenings in 20 select cities on Tuesday, March 4.
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Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. TCM is bringing mega classic “Casablanca” to theaters for free (!) screenings in 20 select cities on Tuesday, March 4.

Ten of the cities have already been selected: Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Detroit, Seattle, Miami, Denver and Washington, D.C.

In selecting the other 10 cities, TCM wants fans to cast their votes for where they'd like to see the movie screened. You can vote here.

The “Casablanca” screenings are part of TCM’s 20th anniversary.While the screenings are free, tickets are required for entrance. Free tickets will be available for download from the TCM 20th Anniversary website on February 18, the same day the 10 additional screening cities will be announced.

TOH! has a special link to "Casablanca" -- contributor Aljean Harmetz wrote the essential behind-the-scenes book "Round Up the Usual Suspects: The Making of 'Casablanca' - Bogart, Bergman and World War II."

This article is related to: News, TCM, Casablanca, Classics


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.