'Smokey and the Bandit' Returning to Theaters for 45th Anniversary Event

“Gear up for huge laughs, pedal-to-the-metal action, and some of the wildest car crashes ever filmed!”

SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT, Burt Reynolds, Sally Field
Photo: Everett Collection

Buckle up for Smokey and the Bandit's return to the big screen!

Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies are celebrating the 45th anniversary of the iconic movie by bringing it back to select theaters.

The film, which stars Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Sally Field, and Jerry Reed, will be shown in more than 650 locations across the country on May 29, June 1, and June 2. Viewers will also be treated to exclusive behind-the-scenes insights and background information about the making of the movie.

"Gear up for huge laughs, pedal-to-the-metal action, and some of the wildest car crashes ever filmed!" Fathom Events teased.

Smokey and the Bandit features the late Reynolds in the iconic role of Bo "Bandit" Darville, a retired trucker paid to bootleg 400 cases of Coors beer across the country. The movie was the second highest-grossing domestic film of 1977 and spurred numerous spin-offs.

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The film is one of 12 being brought back to theaters this year as part of the annual TCM Big Screen Classics Series. Other highlights include To Kill a Mockingbird starring Gregory Peck (November 13 and November 16) and It's a Wonderful Life (December 18 and December 21.)

For more information and to find a location near you visit fathomevents.com/series/tcm-big-screen-classics.

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