Fathom Events & Park Circus Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Powerful and Poignant Film, ‘Rain Man’

Published by News Room on Aug 24, 2023 10:09 AM

Each Screening in the Fathom Big Screen Classics Series Includes an Exclusive Introduction by Film Critic & Historian Leonard Maltin, Discussing the Oscar®-Winning Drama’s Enduring Appeal

WHAT: Fathom Events’ Big Screen Classics series continues with the beloved 1988 road trip saga “Rain Man”—returning to theaters nationwide in honor of its 35TH Anniversary on Sunday, September 17 and Wednesday, September 20.

The film stars Tom Cruise as Charlie Babbitt, a self-centered car dealer caught in a financial bind. Charlie’s life becomes even more complicated when his estranged father’s will reveals the existence of an older brother he never knew existed: Raymond (played by Dustin Hoffman in the role that would earn him his second Oscar® for Best Actor in a Leading Role), an autistic savant who stands to inherit their father’s three-million-dollar estate. Determined to get his own cut of the money, Charlie kidnaps Raymond from the institution he calls home, with plans to head out for Los Angeles to settle some debts. What follows is a powerful cross-country odyssey of brotherhood and self-discovery that will change both of their lives forever. The film is the winner of four Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Directing, Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen), and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Rain Man” includes an exclusive introduction by legendary film critic and historian Leonard Maltin, shedding light on the acclaimed film’s incredible legacy and the lasting impact of Hoffman’s landmark portrayal of a person with autism.

Rain Man” is rated R.

WHO: Fathom Events and Park Circus

WHEN: Sunday, September 17 at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm local time, and Wednesday, September 20 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).

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Fathom Events & Park Circus Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Powerful and Poignant Film, ‘Rain Man’