Gone with the Wind is Back
The 1939 film returns to Atlanta for its anniversary
Hard to believe it was seventy years ago that a 226-minute movie based on Margaret Mitchell’s first and only published novel had its red-carpet premiere in Atlanta. The epic would go on to become Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster of all time (adjusted for inflation), and on April 19, as part of the Atlanta Film Festival, you can catch Gone with the Wind back on the big screen in the city where it all began.
The Fox Theatre, one of the most grandiose twenties-era movie theaters in the country, will host the gala screening in honor of the film’s anniversary. Also on hand will be Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne to give an introduction before the lights dim and Tara’s magic takes over. If you can’t make the showing but would still like to revisit Rhett’s charm, Scarlett’s pout, and the drama of Melanie birthin’ babies (not to mention that sweeping score), look for a seventieth anniversary collector’s edition on DVD and Blu-ray later this year. After all, tomorrow is another day.