Fathom Events and Universal Pictures Salute 50 Years “American Graffiti”

Published by News Room on Jul 05, 2023 9:00 AM

George Lucas’ Newly Remastered Coming-of-Age Classic Returns to Theaters on August 27 and 30

For Immediate Release

DENVER (July 5, 2023) – Fathom Events and Universal Pictures celebrate 50 years of George Lucas’ seminal 1973 coming-of-age tale “American Graffiti”— recently remastered and including a brand-new sound mix, cruising back into theaters with a trio of special screenings on Sunday, August 27 and Wednesday, August 30.

A group of small-town teens contemplate their futures while cruising through Modesto on the final night of summer, in this star-studded ode to youth, freedom, and rock n’ roll. Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard star as best friends destined for college life back east, heading up an impressive ensemble that also includes appearances by Harrison Ford, Cindy Williams, Kathleen Quinlan, Suzanne Somers, Mackenzie Phillips, and Wolfman Jack. Produced by Francis Ford Coppola, “American Graffiti” was just the second feature film for up-and-coming filmmaker George Lucas. His sophomore effort would go on to become one of the most-profitable films of all time, while earning five Oscar® nominations including Best Picture and Best Director.

Tickets for the 50th Anniversary of “American Graffiti” can be purchased at Fathom Events or at participating theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theater locations are subject to change).


About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is a recognized leader in the entertainment industry as one of the top distributors of content to movie theaters in North America. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom operates the largest cinema distribution network, delivering a wide variety of programming and experiences to cinema audiences in all the top U.S. markets and to more than 45 countries. For more information, visit FathomEvents.com.

Fathom Events and Universal Pictures Salute 50 Years “American Graffiti”