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TCM announces classic film festival

Turner Classic Movies announced some very exciting news for fans of classic movies today.

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They will be hosting the first ever TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, California on April 22-25, 2010.

Turner Classic Movies describes the event as follows:

"Over the past 15 years, TCM has become more than a television network – it is a community of passionate classic movie fans, a place where watching great films connects people. In April 2010, we will gather to watch great movies, introduced by the people who made them, listen to tbehind-the-scenes stories, enjoy newly restored films, and share our enthusiasm for classic cinema…at the first ever TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood.

The TCM Classic Film Festival will be a landmark celebration of the history of Hollywood and its movies, presented In a way that only TCM can, with major events, celebrity appearances and screenings of classic films.

The Festival will cover a wide range of programming themes, including the story of Hollywood. All screenings – more than 50 – will include special introductions and guest appearances to provide contest about each film. Specific details about this unique fan experience will be announced in the weeks and months ahead, including guest appearances by actors, actresses, directors, producers and other key figures.

We look forward to seeing you at the movies next April."

The event will take place at such Hollywood landmarks as Grauman's Chinese Theater, where The Wizard of Oz premiered in 1939, The Egyptian Theater which hosted the first ever movie premiere with Robin Hood starring Douglas Fairbanks in 1922 and The Roosevelt Hotel the home for the first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929.

 
Passes for the TCM Classic Film Festival go on sale on November 18, 2009.

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