'Singin' in the Rain' Is Returning to Theaters This Weekend
Though her filmography consists of more than 80 credits, the late Debbie Reynolds is best known for her role as aspiring actress Kathy Selden, the singing-and-dancing love interest of movie star Don Lockwood (played by Gene Kelly) in Stanley Donen’s classic musical, Singin’ in the Rain. To celebrate the life of the iconic actress, who passed away on December 28, Entertainment Weekly reports that the film will return to theaters across the country for a special two-day engagement beginning this weekend.
The Oscar-nominated film, which turns 65 this year, will screen as part of Fathom and Turner Classic Movies’ Big Screen Classics series. The film will screen on Sunday, January 15 and Wednesday, January 18 and will include a brief introduction from TCM host Ben Mankiewicz.
Over the next year, the series will bring a host of classic films—including North by Northwest, Smokey and the Bandit, The Godfather, E.T., and The Princess Bride—back into cinemas. But the year’s lineup will kick off with Singin’ in the Rain, of which Reynolds once wrote: “Singin’ in the Rain and childbirth were the hardest things I ever had to do in my life.”
[h/t: Entertainment Weekly]