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article image'Casablanca' opens at Smithsonian's Museum of American History

By Tim O'Brien     Jan 7, 2012 in Entertainment
Thanks to a grant from Warner Brothers, "Here's looking at you, kid" will be heard once more as "Casablanca" returns to the big screen in Washington D.C.
"Casablanca" will be screened at the Smithsonian's Museum of American History on Feb 3 in Washington D.C.
Warner Brothers, in a released statement, noted that this event will also be a tribute to Humphrey Bogart, the film's star.
The grant from the film studio provided $5 million to update the Carmichael Auditorium. Thus, the auditorium will now be named after Warner Bros.
Meanwhile, "Casablanca" is celebrating it's 70th anniversary. It was noted that Stephen Bogart will host the screening. He is the son of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
During the special opening weekend,
Other films will be featured that weekend as well. "The Maltese Falcon," "The Big Sleep" and "Treasure of Sierra Madre" will be screened, too. There will also be costumes on display and other memorabilia. One cannot get by without another quote from a movie here: "We don't need no stinkin' badges," but you will need tickets.
After the kickoff weekend, other events include:
- June 22-24. Clint Eastwood featured. "The Unforgiven," "Pale Rider," "The Outlaw Josey Wales." Also, a screening of "The Eastwood Factor," a documentary.
- July 13-15 - Sound is featured. "The Jazz Singer," "The Broadway Melody" and "Don Juan," plus "Singin' in the Rain"
- Oct. 19 - The Civil War featured."Gone With the Wind," "Glory," "Gettysburg" and "Gods & Generals."
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