Casablanca One of the Best Movies Ever!

By Brownla
Written March 22, 2012
The rerelease of Casablanca for its 70 anniversary serves as a reminder to anyone who attended; just how great a movie can be! A time before colorization and special effects! It was Hollywood's heyday; when actors were thespians. A period when interesting dialog and great story line was all that was needed to capture the audience attention and keep them riveted at the edge of their seat. Casablanca is truly one of the best movies of all time! Take the whole family or go on a date, you'll be glad you did!
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GREAT WITH A CROWD

By oldben1972
Written March 22, 2012
I had seen this movie dozens of times at home on DVD. Funny thing, I was the only person in the house that ever wanted to watch it. So, it was a new experience watching with a crowd. I never realized how much I laughed and some of the lines until I heard the crowd laugh along with me. So, not only was it great to see on the big screen for the first time, it truly was a great movie going experience. Highly recommending it for people who have seen it or have never seen it. GREAT MOVIE.
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Casablanca

By 1o2412.7o7
Written March 22, 2012
Saw it at AMC in Woodland HIlls CA. 7PM March 21, 2012 Bad side: Lip sync way off for introduction and a little off for movie. "Documentary" at the beginning showed most of the great scenes in the movie. Totally unnecessary. Loud soundtrack of explosions from adjacent theater made it hard to hear dialogue at times. Really annoying. Even rattled lights on the wall. At the end of film, lights did not come up until audience was almost gone. Somebody forgot about us. Good side: Excellent "print". Low noise track. Really nice. No weave or jumps. Probably better than it was 70 years ago! Audience was almost reverent. Not a sound after film started. ( Except from action film next door.) What can I say about a classic? It still stands up. Way up. On the whole. Show the movie and skip the intro (except for Mr. Osborne, he's always good.) Have the venue a little better organized.
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Skip the Robert Osborne Opener

By ccradio
Written April 23, 2012
Wow--this film looks amazing on the big screen. They used a beautiful print for this presentation. My only complaint would be the opening sequence that TCM produced, which uses a huge number of clips that actually give away major plot points. I brought my 12 year old daughter, who had never seen the film in its entirety (she'd caught bits of it here and there), to see it, and at about the halfway point in the opener, she asked me, "Are they going to show us the WHOLE movie?" So if you're lucky enough to see it for the first time, take my advice and bring a friend who's seen it before. Let them go in ahead of you to secure good seats (it'll be crowded--this show often sells out entirely), and then text you when it's over so you can enjoy the movie itself without spoilers.
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Great experience for fans and first timers alike

By rchopra
Written March 22, 2012
I hope these kind of things start happening more often. A classic movie released into theaters again makes for a wonderful evening. The intro providing some history about the film dragged on a bit long, but the movie itself did not disappoint. Brought along about a half dozen people who'd never seen it, and they had a great time. If you get another chance at this, take it.
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