For only $6.99 per screening, the Cineplex Classic Film Series gives moviegoers the opportunity to revisit time-honoured favourites the way they were meant to be seen – on the big screen and shared with an audience. Also included in the Winter/Spring 2018 line-up are celebrated Hollywood staples CharadeDoctor Dolittle and To Kill a Mockingbird, based on the acclaimed novel by Harper Lee.  Featuring iconic performances by the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant, Rex Harrison and Gregory Peck, these pillars of Hollywood cinema are not to be missed on the silver screen.

For participating locations, show times and tickets, visit Cineplex.com/Events/ClassicFilmSeries. See below for more information on each film in the series.

Doctor Dolittle
February 18 and 21, 2018

Doctor Dolittle (Rex Harrison) is a world-renowned veterinarian who speaks a wide array of animal languages. He sets off from his home in Puddleby-on-the-Marsh, England, in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail. In so doing, he and his friends meet such exotic creatures as the pushme-pullyu and the giant lunar moth. This musical is the source of the hit song, “If I Could Talk To The Animals”.

To Kill a Mockingbird
March 11 and 14, 2018

Scout Finch (Mary Badham) and her older brother, Jem (Phillip Alford), live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill (John Megna) and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbour, Boo Radley (Robert Duvall). When Atticus (Gregory Peck), their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson (Brock Peters) against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangent events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping.

Finally, gas up your Ford De Luxe convertible and cruise over to a Cineplex theatre near you, because the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies are back in theatres! For its 40th anniversary, the iconic musical Grease will rock screens across Canada on April 15 and 18, 2018. Released in 1978 to immediate fanfare, Grease is a box office success that has grossed $395 million worldwide, making it one of the most successful musicals ever made and a film that still resonates today. Premiering just one year after Saturday Night FeverGrease cemented John Travolta as a Hollywood star and catapulted pop star Olivia Newton John to even greater fame. The film’s soundtrack was also an instant hit, featuring two number one singles, “You’re the One That I Want” and “Grease.”

Grease
April 15 and 18, 2018

For participating locations, show times and tickets visit Cineplex.com/Events/ClassicFilmSeries. Sign up for Cineplex Events’ monthly newsletter to receive previews to upcoming Events Cinema programming, exclusive interviews, contests and more.  The year is 1958 and Sandy and Danny are starting their final year at Rydell High School after a summer fling at the beach. After realizing they attend the same school, they try to rekindle their romance but Danny’s school persona is very different than the boy Sandy met at the beach. Will Sandy and Danny change who they are to be together? Audiences are along for the ride as the teens race cars, attend school dances and sing all their favourite songs.

About the Author

Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.