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Buffalo among TCM cities chosen for March 4 screening of 'Casablanca'

by jmaloni

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Thu, Feb 20th 2014 02:15 pm

Screenings presented as part of TCM's ongoing 20th anniversary celebration

Free tickets now available for download at tcm.com/20

Turner Classic Movies has unveiled the complete list of 20 cities that will be treated to a free theatrical screening of the classic "Casablanca" (1942) on Tuesday, March 4. Nearly 10,000 fans voted to help choose 10 of the markets that will host screenings, with the most votes going to Baltimore, Buffalo, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando, St. Louis and San Diego. Those cities join the previously announced screenings in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

Presented in collaboration with Warner Bros., TCM's 20-market screening of "Casablanca" is one of many events surrounding the celebration of the network's 20th anniversary as a leading authority in classic film.

Although the screenings are free, tickets are required for entrance. Free tickets are now available for download from the TCM 20th anniversary website: tcm.com/20.

TCM's special screenings of Casablanca will begin at 7:30 p.m. local time in all 20 cities. In Buffalo, the film will be shown at the Regal Cinema inside the Walden Galleria Mall in Cheektowaga.

Seating is limited. Entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets do not guarantee entry.

"Casablanca" is Warner Bros.' Oscar-winning wartime romance. Widely regarded as one of Hollywood's greatest films, the movie stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre.

"Casablanca" earned eight Academy Award nominations, winning Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director (Michael Curtiz) and Best Screenplay (Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein and Howard Koch).

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