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Grab Your Hairspray & Favorite Pink Sweater: 'Steel Magnolias' Is Returning to Theaters for 30th Anniversary

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There are so many spectacular films coming to the big screen in 2019. From Disney’s live-action remakes of “Dumbo,” “Aladdin” and “The Lion King,” to the highly-anticipated “Toy Story 4” and “Avengers: Endgame,” the theaters will be packed with fans of all ages.

One generation will no doubt be heading to the movies this spring, donning their pink sweaters and ’80s hairdos — a generation that grew up quoting Julia Roberts’ signature line:

“I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.” Are you crying yet?

Save those tears and tissues for a bit, because “Steel Magnolias” is returning to the silver screen in celebration of its 30th anniversary.

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For three days only, the film that broke our hearts three decades ago and continues to resonate with us today will be shown in select theaters across the country.

The event is put on by TCM Big Screen Classic Events. Turner Classic Movies offers special showings like this one annually, giving lifelong movie lovers a chance to view their favorites as they were meant to be seen.

Have you seen 'Steel Magnolias'?

Fans can visit Fathom Events online and grab tickets for showings on May 19, 21 or 22. All you need to do is select your date and enter your zip code to find a showing near you.

“A classic story of family, strength in women, and big southern hair, the big screen is the perfect way to experience the Magnolia’s Louisiana charm and celebrate 30 years of Steel Magnolias,” the event page reads.

“Every year, more and more film fans have flocked to the TCM Big Screen Classics series, proving the lasting appeal of these movies and the thrill of seeing them in a movie theater,” studio relations vice president for Fathom Events Tom Lucas said, according to Variety.

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There’s nothing quite like seeing your favorite film in a darkened theater, laughing and crying with those around you.

We simply can’t wait to see Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah and, of course, Julia Roberts together again.

Will you catch this one when it returns for a limited time in May? We’ll be there with an extra can of hairspray and a big ol’ southern smile on our faces.

For more information on the TCM Big Screen Classics series, see Fathom Events’ full list of classic movies coming to a theater near you.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
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English
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Entertainment, Faith




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