Quite recently we reported that 1973’s The Exorcist was heading to 4K for the first time in honour of the film’s fiftieth birthday. Now the classic tale is set to return to the big screen for its landmark year with Fathom Events placing The Exorcist in select theatres for select showings.
Beginning October 4th, select theatres will be celebrating William Friedkin’s masterpiece with presentations beginning at 4pm and lasting until 7pm. The engagements will continue through October 7th, with The Exorcist leaving the big screen just in time to make room for its hotly anticipated sequel, The Exorcist: Believer.
The version chosen for the limited event is Friedkin’s 2000 Director’s Cut of the film, also labelled “The Version You’ve Never Seen.” Presented in 4K and restored from the original camera negative, the film will be preceded by an introduction by film historian Ben Mankiewic, honouring William Friedkin’s career.
Also included in each showing is a special featurette entitled The Exorcist Locations: Then and Now. In this archival feature audiences hear from director William Friedkin, writer William Peter Blatty and star Linda Blair as they recollect their time on the film whilst we’re taken on a tour of the movie’s famous Georgetown locations.
Sounds like the perfect way to mark half a century of scaring audiences, and the remarkable career of the late William Friedkin. We suggest you check your local listings to ensure there is a participating theatre near you.