The Birdcage will hit select movie theaters for its 25th anniversary just as Pride Month is coming to an end. Part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series hosted by Fathom Events, The Birdcage runs on the big screen on Sunday, June 27; Monday June 28; and Wednesday 30 June. The special 25th anniversary event will also feature exclusive insights from Turner Classic Movies. An event trailer has been released for the film’s return to theaters, which you can watch below.
The logline for the film reads: “In this hysterical comedy, Armand (Robin Williams) and Albert (Nathan Lane) have built the perfect life for themselves by working in their ostentatious Miami nightclub. But their pastel-hued serenity is disrupted when Armand’s son announces he’s getting married to ultra-conservative Senator Keeley’s (Gene Hackman)’s daughter… and they all get together for dinner! Can Armand and Albert transform into Mr. and mrs. Family Values? It will cost the execution of their lives!”
There are many more classic movie anniversaries to be celebrated by the 2021 TCM Big Screen Classics series. Na The Birdcage 25th anniversary, Fathom Events organizes following screenings of The African Queen 70th birthday; Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 50th birthday; burger Kane 80th birthday; The Silence of the Lambs 30th birthday; West Side Story 60th birthday; and On Golden Pond 40 year 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, Fathom Events. “We’re excited to bring another exciting range of films across genres – from comedies to musicals to award-winning dramas, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.”
“This year has shown us that watching movies on the big screen is not an easy experience, and the 2021 movie lineup has something for every movie buff,” added Genevieve McGillicuddy, vice president of enterprises and strategic partnerships, TCM. “We are prouder than ever to continue this partnership with Fathom Events to bring the TCM Big Screen Classics series to audiences across the country.”
Released in 1996, The Birdcage was written by Elaine May and directed by Mike Nichols. The film is a remake of the French-Italian film from 1978 La Cage aux Folles. It features the late Robin Williams in one of his most memorable roles of the 1990s, also starring 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 kind to me,” Lane said of Williams in a 2017 interview, per Broadway World. “We laughed every day from start to finish. And Robin certainly played a big part in that. He was just one of a kind. It’s a very fond memory.”
The Birdcage 25th Anniversary will be screened on Sunday, June 27; Monday June 28; and Wednesday 30 June. For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, please visit the official Fathom Events website.