"Steel Magnolias," the iconic story of female friendship and resiliency, turns 30 this year. To celebrate (because everyone in Chinquapin Parish loves a party), Fathom Events and TCM Big Screen Classics series returns the film to the silver screen for three days only: May 19, 21 and 22.
Set in small-town Louisiana, "Steel Magnolias" boasts a stellar ensemble cast of strong-as-steel women: Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts. The laughter-through-tears tale earned Roberts a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress and her first Academy Award nomination.
For this anniversary presentation, TCM Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz will provide special commentary before and after the movie.
"Steel Magnolias" will be shown at Regal Hamilton Place 8, 2200 Hamilton Place Blvd., and AMC Chattanooga 18, 5080 South Terrace.
Show times are 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at AMC Chattanooga 18; only 4 p.m. at Regal Hamilton Place. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at both theaters.
Tickets for "Steel Magnolias" can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices.