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TCM 10th Classic Film Festival, Hollywood Starts Thursday 4/11 – 4/14

TCM 10th Classic Film Festival Poster (Photo THT)

By: Judy Shields


Hollywood, California (The Hollywood Times) 4/10/2019 – “Looking forward to a great 10th year festival” Ben Mankiewicz told The Hollywood Times at the Media Welcome Reception.

Ben Mankiewicz and THT reporter Judy

The festival starts tomorrow and what a festival it is going to be.  So do not miss your opportunity to be part of this amazing Classic Film Festival.  Get your tickets at TCM


Welcome note from Turner Classic Movies:

“This year, we not only commemorate our 10th Festival but also the 25th Anniversary of the Turner Classic Movies network, which launched April 14, 1994.  Whether this is your first time with us or your 10th, we’re honored and grateful that you are here for this exiting milestone.”

There is also a new venue this year at the festival  The Legion Theater at Post 43.  This theater is the only theater in Hollywood owned and operated by veterans.  The theater is located at 2035 N. Highland Avenue.  This spectacularly renovated historic theater has always been an integral part of Hollywood Post 43 of the American Legion, chartered in 1919 by World War I veterans who worked in the motion picture business. Some of the films being shown during TCM Classic Film Festival are Buck Privates (1941) starring Abbott & Costello; Cold Turkey (1971) starring Dick Van Dyke, Jean Stapleton and Paul Benedict; High Society (1956) starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra and The Little Colonel (1935) starring Shirley Temple and Bill Bojangles Robinson to name a few of the films.

Billy Crystal | Father and Son Carl & Rob Reiner, Hand and Footprint Ceremony
Billy Crystal (Photo: THT)

Hand and footprint ceremony honoring Billy Crystal on Friday morning, Club TCM Exhibits, including items from the upcoming Bonhams aution TCM Presents..Wonders of the Galaxy: Science Fiction and Fantasy in Film.

Darth Vadar costume

The Auction will be held in L.A. on May 14th and includes a Darth Vadar costume from Star Wars: Episode V-The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and a marble bust of the Lawgiver from the Plant of the Apes (1968).

There is so much to see and do and who can resist those classic films that will be shown at TCL Chinese Theater IMAX; Egyptian Theater, The Chinese Multiplex, The Arclight Cinerama Dome and newest venue The Legion Theater at Post 43.


So get your tickets today at TCM.

There is a great collectible colorful Program Guide this year, click here to see the films being featured.

TCM 10th classic film festival program

TCM Backlot is the Ultimate Fan Club

TCM Celebrates Nora Ephron; Juliet Taylor; Fred Roos and Ted Turner

Two new books have been added to the TCM Library available to pass holders at the TCM Boutique: Forbidden Hollywood: When Sin Ruled the Movies by author Mark A. Vieira – The story of the most controversial and unforgettable era in movie history and Hollywood Black: The Stars, The Films, The Filmmakers by author Donald Bogle – A celebration of African-American Stars and Filmmakers

10th TCM Classic Film Festival Cabernet Sauvignon

TCM Wine Club – The TCM Wine Clubs brings you great wines from around the world paired with your favorite classic movies on TCM. Plus exclusive movie wines in every shipment! Enjoy these three reds in your first case. Ingrid Bergman Cabernet Sauvignon; Robert Mitchum Pinot Noir and Al Hirschfeld ‘Chaplin’ Merlot. There is even a 10th Festival Cabernet.  To learn more visit

TCM Classic Cruise 2019. For information visit

TCM Classic Film Festival is truly one film festival not to miss.


About the Festival

Held over four days in the heart of Hollywood, the TCM Classic Film Festival is a place where movie lovers from around the world can gather to experience classic movies as they were meant to be experienced: on the big screen, in some of the world’s most iconic venues, with the people who made them. Moreover, the TCM Classic Film Festival strives to be a place where a community of movie fans of all ages can share their love of classic movies with each other, make new friends and see films as they are seldom seen today.

Hotel Roosevelt lobby with TCM backdrop

Whether it’s in the afternoon, at first sight, or in the air, the TCM Classic Film Festival will celebrate love in all of its forms. As we come together for the 10th annual Festival, and the 25th anniversary of TCM, there will be many-splendored moments to revel in romance and obsessions, delight in faithful friendships and surrender to the enduring allure of the silver screen with fellow classic movie lovers.