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Published on February 1st, 2020 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson


Steven Spielberg’s THE COLOR PURPLE Returns to Movie Theaters

This year, Steven Spielberg’s unforgettable THE COLOR PURPLE celebrates its 35th anniversary, and Fathom Events and TCM are proud to present this indelible film in theaters during Black History Month. It’s the first nationwide release of the film in more than three decades. This cinematic event will take place one special day only: Sunday, February 23, at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. (local time) on more than 600 U.S. movie screens.

Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, THE COLOR PURPLE introduced movie audiences to Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey, both of whom, along with Margaret Avery, were Oscar nominated for their performances — three of the 11 Academy Award nominations for the film, which was also named 1985’s best film at the NAACP Image Awards and by the National Board of Review. This presentation is part of the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, and tickets are available now at the Fathom Events website or at participating theater box offices.


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