Scout, Jem, and Dill are back in action. This year, the 1962 movie based on Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is returning to theatres, and our middle school Spark Notes are shaking. It's been 57 years since the seminal movie — starring Gregory Peck, John Megna, and Robert Duvall — was released, and to celebrate, movie theatres across the country will air the film in its original black and white quality on Sunday, March 24 and Wednesday, March 27.
The March screenings of To Kill a Mockingbird are part of Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies' partnership to bring back 14 classic movies like Steel Magnolias, Gone With the Wind, and more over the course of the year. It's been decades since Atticus Finch took the stand to defend Tom Robinson, but Peck's portrayal of the lawyer should still be required viewing, especially considering today's cultural climate.
To check out the 2019 screenings of To Kill a Mockingbird, enter your zip code on the Fathom Events website, and find a participating theatre near you. And remember: "you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it."