To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the 1956 film of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel, Fathom Events and 20th Century Fox present Carousel 60th Anniversary in cinemas across the country January 8 and 11 with screenings at 2 PM and 7 PM local time both dates. The film is presented in its original CinemaScope 55 aspect ratio and includes interviews with star Shirley Jones and Rodgers & Hammerstein president Ted Chapin.
“Carousel has always been dear to me, a film that remains beautiful, challenging and inspiring,” said Jones in an earlier statement. “It was 60 years ago that we immortalized Rodgers & Hammerstein’s gorgeous musical, but when I think back on the memories it feels like no time at all has passed. I hope both longtime fans and new audiences will find it just as fresh and just as wonderful as ever.”
Based on the play Liliom by Ferenc Molnar, Carousel boasts music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The film stars Gordon MacRae as Billy Bigelow and Jones as Julie Jordan, and features such tunes as “Soliloquy,” “What’s the Use of Wond’rin,” “June Is Busting Out All Over,” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”
Tickets can be purchased online by visiting FathomEvents.com or at participating theatre box offices.
(Updated January 8, 2016)