Back to the Future TCM 2020 Festival
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I am very excited to announce that the 2020 TCM Classic Film Festival is set to kick off with a 35th anniversary screening of the seminal science fiction film “Back to the Future.”

Last year, we attended the TCM Classic Film Festival with their 2019 theme ‘Love at the Movies’. As you may remember, they celebrated their 10th annual opening night with a screening of “When Harry Met Sally,” a classic romance starring beloved Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan.

On April 16, 2020, stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson, along with co-writer and co-producer Bob Gale are set to be in attendance for this special screening, which happens to be the world premiere of a new 4k remaster of the film.

Back to the Future TCM 2020 Festival
Ben Mankiewicz, right, during a before screening discussion at the 2019 Festival.

Like virtually everyone else of my generation, I saw Back to the Future when it was released in 1985 and within an instant, the story, the characters, the music, and the car, of course, became critical touchstones in my personal cinematic universe,” said Ben Mankiewicz, host of the TCM Classic Film Festival.

The 2020 TCM Classic Film Festival runs from April 16-19 and will have screenings throughout the Hollywood area and will center around the theme “Grand Illusions: Fantastic Worlds on Film.”

Over four packed days and nights, attendees of the Festival will be treated to an extensive lineup of great movies, appearances by legendary stars and filmmakers, fascinating presentations and panel discussions, special events and more.

Read about the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
Festival’s official hotel and central gathering point, The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Additional film titles for the Film Festival have been announced including: George Cukor’s “A Double Life” (1947), starring Ronald Colman and Shelley Winters; Cukor’s pre-Code comedic drama “Dinner at Eight” (1933), starring Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery and Marie Dressler; Alfred Hitchcock’s remake of his original 1934 thriller “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (1956); Jean Arthur and Charles Coburn in Sam Wood’s “The Devil and Miss Jones” (1941); and Alfred Santell’s drama “That Brennan Girl” (1946).

The TCM Classic Film Festival is a celebration where movie lovers from around the world can gather to experience classic movies as they were meant to be experienced: on the big screen, in some of the world’s most iconic venues, with the people who made them.

Back to the Future TCM 2020 Festival
Billy Crystal poses for photos during his Hand and Footprint Ceremony outside the TCL Chinese Theater.

5 Reasons to Attend TCM Classic Film Festival

  • Watch great films where they’re meant to be seen
  • Mingle with fellow enthusiasts
  • Engage with stars and staff involved in the films
  • Walk among the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • See special insight on the making of the movies
  • Get involved with TCM Backlot

Passes for the 2020 TCM Classic Film Festival are still available, but only limited quantities remain. While the ideal way to experience is with a Festival pass, you may also experience the Festival by purchasing individual event tickets, when available.

Don’t miss out on your chance to deliver the perfect holiday gift for yourself or for the classic movie lover in your life!

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