Friday, November 19, 2021

TCM Big Screen Classics - 2022 Schedule

Every year, 12 classic films are chosen by TCM to be brought back to theaters across the nation as part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series. Some years the selection of films is better than others and, for 2022, the line-up is particularly good with a nice mixture of genres. Lately, they have been playing films that mark an anniversary of so many decades and next year is no exception. 

Please note, most of these films play on two dates each but, at the moment, we are only aware of one release date, so circle your calendar if something catches your fancy. 

January 23rd - Casablanca - 80th Anniversary ( 1942 )

February 20th  - Lady Sings the Blues 50th Anniversary ( 1972 ) 

March 13th - The Quiet Man 70th Anniversary ( 1952 ) 

April 10th - Singin' in the Rain 70th Anniversary ( 1952 ) 

May 29th - Smokey and the Bandit ( 1977 ) 

June 12 - Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? 60th Anniversary ( 1962 )

July 17th - Cabaret 50th Anniversary ( 1972 ) 

September 4th - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan ( 1982 ) 

September 25th - Poltergeist 40th Anniversary ( 1982 ) 

October 16th - In the Heat of the Night ( 1967 ) 

November 13th - To Kill a Mockingbird 60th Anniversary ( 1962 )

December 18th - It's A Wonderful Life 75th Anniversary ( 1947 ) 


  1. The highlights for me come in the second half of the year with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, In the Heat of the Night, and To Kill a Mockingbird. The Wrath of Khan is the only one I have seen in a movie theater.

    December 18th - It's A Wonderful Life 75th Anniversary ( 1947 )

    1. I'm looking forward to seeing The Wrath of Khan as well...especially since I've never seen the film before.

  2. I've already informed my husband that we are going to Casablanca, Singin' in the Rain, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Smokey and the Bandit, and To Kill a Mockingbird. I've seen Casablanca, Singin' in the Rain, and To Kill a Mockingbird in the theater before, but I'm going again!

    1. Might as well enjoy seeing them again...who knows how long it may be till they come back in theaters!

  3. Half of these they have just shown in recent years. With all the films in their library, it's a shame to show them so soon already.