‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Is Returning To Theaters For Its 60th Anniversary

It’ll be returning to theaters for a 2-day event that you aren’t going to want to miss!

“To Kill A Mockingbird” is a cinematic experience unlike any other and we are proud to inform you that you will now have your chance to check it out on the big screen!

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the original release, it is going to return to movie theaters nationwide. The return will be a limited two-day event, so you will need to act quickly.


This release is part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series. Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies are offering up two days of special showings, giving modern viewers the chance to check it out for the first time.

These showings are going to take place on Sunday, Nov. 13, and Wednesday, Nov. 16. In addition, Turner Classic Movies will be providing access to behind-the-scenes materials.

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“Experience one of the most significant milestones in film history like never before with To Kill a Mockingbird,” Fathom Events wrote on its description page. “Screen legend Gregory Peck stars as courageous Southern lawyer Atticus Finch — the Academy Award-winning performance hailed by the American Film Institute as the Greatest Movie Hero of All Time. Based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about innocence, strength, and conviction and nominated for 8 Academy Awards, watch it and remember why ‘it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.’”

The American Film Institute has named this film the best courtroom drama of all time. In fact, you will find it on a wide range of AFI lists. It is considered to have one of the best film scores and one of the most inspiring stories as well. Simply put, it is one of the best films of all time and we urge readers to get out and see (if there are showings in their area).

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The film was adapted from Harper Lee’s groundbreaking novel, which was released back in 1960. The book, which eventually took home a Pulitzer Place, is taught in schools around the country. Students are given the chance to dive into more serious topics, such as sexual assault and racial inequality.

Lee and Peck had the chance to become close during the making of the film. In her mind, the part belongs to Peck forever. Before her passing in 2016, she had resisted all further attempts at remaking this timeless classic. In a world full of unwanted reboots, we are glad that she stood her ground.

To find out more about showings in your area, head to the Fathom Events website and put in your ZIP code!