Simply put, it was a fantastic experience. I have viewed this movie on the small screen at home but it did not do justice to the Big Screen experience. There were many nuances that were readily noticed and that could not be seen on a TV. Gregory Peck's performance was nothing short of amazing. His interaction with his children, the town people and the black community was so clearly ahead of its time. To see the facial expressions, the scenes without dialogue as well as the very simple, direct and well written dialogue between the characters shows why tis movie is so revered.

I wish there could be a theatre that continually showed the great movies from the 30's, 40', 50's and 60's that are far better than the special effects generated movies, completely relying on action rather than character development and good acting. Thank goodness for Turner Classic Movies, Ben Mankiewitz and Robert Osborne for providing great movies to view.