The Good News and Bad News About Today's Godfather Re-Release

Good news! In honor of The Godfather's 40th anniversary, Paramount is re-releasing Francis Ford Coppola's classic in theaters for one day only. Bad news: That day is... today. Thanks for the notice, guys! Hope you didn't make plans? It might not matter anyway, because even worse news awaits residents of the two biggest, most populous media markets in the country.

According to the studio, the re-release will hit 55 Cinemark theaters for one day only; there, at one of apparently two screenings apiece, you can see the restored 1972 Oscar-winner in all its big-screen glory. (With surround sound! Bring on the toll-booth scene!) By "you," however — more bad news ahead — I mean "filmgoers who live outside New York and Los Angeles"; according to Cinemark's handy list of participating venues, the closest theaters to each city are in Stroudsberg, Penn., and Huntington Beach, respectively. An offer I can't refuse, eh? Watch me.

Anyway, it wouldn't be fair to hold Stroudsberg's (or Louisville's or Orlando's or even San Francisco's) good fortune against it, so go on. Call in sick, already! You've got a date with Khartoum!



  • The Winchester says:

    Sweet! That means more seats have opened up for tonight's viewing of Gone!

  • rob s. says:

    According to Fandango, the Orlando screening is March 22nd, not today.

    • S.T. VanAirsdale says:

      Really? Hmm, it was all officially announced as a one-day only event. Good to know, thanks; I'll look further into it.

  • j'accuse! says:

    Le sigh. Wish this had happened on Leap Day. Then I could have done it. Now we're back to real life and I can't.

  • Yolanda says:

    I wish they would have been more generous with the venues. It's not playing ANYWHERE near me. With gas prices the way it is, I'm not driving to El Paso!

  • says:

    Saw it at their downtown San Francisco multiplex yesterday. I originally saw the road show version when it came out and this is exactly as I remember it. There were a large number of people attending the 2pm show and I was surprised since its a workday. I'm grateful their showing these pictures again. I see Cinemark has several other pictures they'll be showing soon as well. BTW: they showed Ben Hur a couple of months ago as a one-time thing then showed it again about a month later - maybe they'll do that for the Godfather too. And I don't understand why they don't do a better job of advertising these screenings.