Birdcage’s 25th Anniversary is coming to select cinemas for Pride Month
The Birdcage will hit select cinemas for its 25th anniversary when Pride Month ends. Part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series hosted by Fathom Events, The bird cage runs on the big screen on Sunday June 27; Monday June 28; and Wednesday June 30th. The 25th anniversary special will also include exclusive insights from Turner Classic Movies. An event trailer has been released for the film’s return to theaters, which you can check out below.
The log line for the film reads: “In this hysterical comedy Armand (Robin Williams) and Albert (Nathan Lane) built the perfect life for themselves by running their gaudy Miami nightclub. But their pastel calm is shattered when Armand’s son announces he is marrying ultra-conservative Senator Keeley (Gene Hackman) … and they all get together for dinner! Can Armand and Albert transform into Mr. and Mrs. Family Values over time? It will cost the achievement of a lifetime! “
There are many other classic film anniversaries celebrated by the TCM Big Screen Classics 2021 series. After The Birdcage’s 25th Anniversary, Fathom Events will next host screenings of The African Queen 70th Anniversary; Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 50th Anniversary; Citizen Kane 80th Anniversary; The Silence of the Lambs 30th Anniversary; 60th anniversary of the West Side Story; and On Golden Pond 40th Anniversary.
“Year after year, the TCM Big Screen Classics series proves to be one of our most requested programs,” said Tom Lucas, vice president of studio relations for Fathom Events. “We’re excited to present another exciting series of films from a wide variety of genres – from comedies to musicals to award-winning dramas, there’s something for everyone.”
“This year has shown us that watching films on the big screen is not a given and that there is something for every film lover in the 2021 film offer,” added Genevieve McGillicuddy, Vice President of Enterprises and Strategic Partnerships, TCM. “We are proud than ever to continue this partnership with Fathom Events to bring the TCM Big Screen Classics series to audiences across the country.”
The Birdcage was released in 1996 and was written by Elaine May and directed by Mike Nichols. The film is a remake of the Franco-Italian film La Cage aux Folles from 1978. It shows the late Robin Williams in one of his most memorable roles of the 1990s with Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane and Dianne Wiest. Dan Futterman, Calista Flockhart, Hank Azaria and Chrstine Baranski also appear in supporting roles.
“[Robin] was incredibly generous and sweet to me, “Lane said in a 2017 interview with Williams on Broadway World.” We laughed from start to finish every day. And Robin was certainly a big part of it. He was just unique. It’s a very fond memory. “
Birdcage’s 25th Anniversary will air on Sunday June 27th; Monday June 28; and Wednesday June 30th. To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets, visit the Fathom Events official website.