‘GWTW’ returning for 80th birthday

Gone with the Wind, the highest-grossing movie of all time (adjusted for inflation), is returning to movie theaters for its 80th anniversary. But it will be playing just four days: February 28 and March 3, 17 and 19. For tickets and cinema information, check out Fathom Events. But make sure you see it in a theater with 4K projection and great sound. (Ahh, if only nitrate film projection were still possible.)

And a little trivia: Though some people claim the movie won eight Oscars and some claim 10, the correct answer is really 11 when you count its two special Oscars and Selznick’s Thalberg Award, which most agree was presented to him for GWTW. (That ties the film with Ben-Hur, Titanic and Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King for most Oscars ever.) And check out BoxOfficeMojo.com to see the top-earning films of all time adjusted for inflation.

(This blog was updated on March 1 to reflect the two additional days that were added to the run. FYI: It was the third-highest-grossing film in the nation on February 28.)

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