‘Steel Magnolias’ is returning to theaters for its 30th anniversary


It’s been 30 years since “Steel Magnolias” premiered, and in celebration of this milestone, the classic tearjerker is coming back to theaters for three days only.

Based on a play of the same name, “Steel Magnolias” is inspired by the playwright Robert Harling’s own real-life experience of losing his sister Susan to complications from diabetes at the age of 33. The movie stars Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Olympia Dukakis, Daryl Hannah and Shirley MacLaine.

To borrow a line from the 1989 movie, watching the film will make you experience “laughter through tears,” a.k.a. Truvy Jones’ (Parton) favorite emotion. Here’s a look at the trailer to refresh your memory:

“Steel Magnolias” returns to the silver screen as part of the fourth annual TCM Big Screen Classics series, which brings iconic movies back to theaters for a limited time. A total of 14 classic movies are part of this year’s lineup, including “The Wizard of Oz,” “Field of Dreams,” “My Fair Lady” and “When Harry Met Sally.”

The movie will be available to watch in select theaters nationwide on May 19, 21 and 22. You can get your tickets online now through Fathom Events.


“This series brings film lovers of all ages together to experience the magic of the movies on the big screen and allows TCM to be the ultimate gathering point for fans of classic cinema,” Genevieve McGillicuddy, vice president of enterprises and strategic partnerships at TCM, said in a press release. “Through our relationship with Fathom Events and each of our studio partners, we are able to continue our mission to share and celebrate the entire spectrum of film history with audiences everywhere.”

Fathom Events

To find a theater that’s participating in the screenings, simply visit Fathom Events and type in your city’s name or zip code.

As the site describes, “The big screen is the perfect way to experience the Magnolia’s Louisiana charm and celebrate 30 years of ‘Steel Magnolias.'”

Will you be buying a ticket to go see “Steel Magnolias” on the big screen this May?

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