Fathom Events Honors the 35TH Anniversary of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s “Steel Magnolias,” Bringing it Back to Theaters Nationwide on May 5 & 8

Published by Fathom Events on Apr 22, 2024 2:38 PM

Each Screening Features an Exclusive Introduction by Cinema Historian & Critic Leonard Maltin

Tickets Are Available for Purchase Now, Via the Fathom Events Website

WHAT: Fathom’s Big Screen Classics series continues with Sony Pictures Entertainment’s beloved 1989 Southern drama “Steel Magnolias”—returning to theaters nationwide just in time for Mother’s Day in honor of its 35TH Anniversary on May 5 and 8.

Exclusive to each Fathom Big Screen Classic film is a special introduction by esteemed cinema legend Leonard Maltin, this one shedding light on the heartfelt performances and gripping drama that has made “Steel Magnolias” a cherished favorite for more than three decades.

Six icons of the silver screen – Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts – come together in this hilarious and heartwarming story of life, love, and loss in a small Louisiana parish. At the center of the group is Shelby, newly married and joyfully pregnant, even though her diabetes could make childbirth life-threatening. Terrified at the possibility of losing her only daughter, M’Lynn looks to her four closest friends for strength and laughter as she battles her deepest fear of death to join Shelby in celebrating the miracle of new life.  

A classic story of family, strength in women, and big southern hair, the big screen is the perfect way to experience the Magnolias’ Louisiana charm.

The Oscar®-nominated film, with a screenplay by Robert Harling (based on his stage play) and directed by Herbert Ross features a star-studded ensemble cast featuring appearances by Tom Skerritt, Dylan McDermott, and Sam Shepard.


WHO: Fathom Events

WHEN: Sunday, May 5 at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm local time; and Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 pm local time.

WHERE: Tickets for the event 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).

MEDIA PASSES: Media passes are available on a limited basis to qualifying members of the press at participating theater locations.

WHAT’S NEXT: “North by Northwest 65th Anniversary (May 19 & 22), “The Muppet Movie” 45TH Anniversary (June 2 & 3), and “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut” 25TH Anniversary (June 23 & 26)


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Fathom Events Honors the 35TH Anniversary of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s “Steel Magnolias,”  Bringing it Back  to Theaters Nationwide on May 5 & 8