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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Casablanca

By woodywoodrum
Written March 22, 2012
Sensational. I wish there had been time for more behind the scenes type-of-info, because I really liked the Q&A and Robert Osborne's interview as much as seeing this beautiful, digitally-clean copy of my favorite movie up on the big screen - saw it once on-screen, in a copy that had been around since the 1970s and this was a totally different experience. I hope this could become a regular show here and nationally. Eclectic crowd of young, old, first-timers and those who have seen it many, many times. Most walking out would definitely come for other events - nothing like seeing your favorite movies up on the big screen for the first time, or at least the first time in a long time. Thanks for this. Don't forget, all the movie lovers of the world cannot get to Los Angeles for film festivals, or to Chicago, New York, Atlanta or other large metropolitian areas, but are still very much in love with the movies. Thanks again, Woody woodrum
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Casablanca

By cpatterosn315
Written March 22, 2012
It was a great priviledge to have the opportunity to see a movie that was once on the big screen 70 years ago. The writing, cinematography, and overall performance of the movie was recaptured back to the reason why you would want to (and happily) spend $$ for a movie. I wish that these types of classics would be the majority and not the minority in movie theaters nowadays. A+
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You must remember this...

By holdenpike
Written March 22, 2012
Remains one of the greatest films ever made. The Robert Osbourne TCM intro was nice, if totally unnecessary. The audience did chuckle when Hugh Hefner was the first "celebrity" to give their views on this classic. There were a couple issues I had with the digital transfer, that there were some hot spots throughout if there were large portions of white - as in say Ingrid Bergman's perfect face - where there was an odd and unintended flashing. But otherwise, the sound was terrific, and it's always great to see a masterpiece on the big screen.
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Casablanca - review of the venue

By ellen565
Written May 25, 2017
Attended the showing Wednesday night at the AMC in Woodland Hills, California. The documentary shown prior to the film, while mildly informative, was out of sound sinc and very difficult to watch. The movie was enjoyable as expected and the theatre was sold out. At the conclusion, AMC neglected to raise the lights and the entire crowd had to stumble out. Overall a disappointing experience. It is requested that Fandango require minimum quality standards from their venues.
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