Looks like Fathom Events and CBS Home Entertainment are celebrating Lucy’s birthday this year in a BIG way!! Our beloved Lucy would have been 108 years old this August.
One of my favorite shows I Love Lucy is heading to the big screen for one night only!
Fans will be able to see five colorized episodes of the beloved sitcom, as well as a featurette titled “Redhead Tales, Colorizing I Love Lucy” that details the colorization process.
“We are excited to be exhibiting this timeless franchise in a new manner and hope to bring a new generation of fans to one of the greatest comedies in television history,” says Ken Ross, general manager of CBS Home Entertainment.
“Almost everyone has seen and been captivated by ‘I Love Lucy’ – but even the biggest Lucy fan has rarely had an experience like this: Seeing Lucy on the big screen and laughing alongside fellow fans in a movie theater,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt.
For this event, five favorite episodes of “I Love Lucy” will be presented in colorized versions, all meticulously crafted using costumes, sets, props and vintage material as reference, wherever possible.
Here are the 5 episodes:
Lucy Does a TV Commercial: In this classic “I Love Lucy” episode, Lucy has angled her way onto Ricky’s special as the show’s pitch girl.
Job Switching: After Ricky and Fred get upset about the girls’ spending, Lucy and Ethel go to work in a candy factory while the boys do the housework.
L.A. at Last!: When the Ricardos and the Mertzes arrive in Hollywood, Lucy goes to the Brown Derby restaurant where her sighting of William Holden turns catastrophic.
The Million Dollar Idea: Lucy and Ethel go into business making salad dressing based on Lucy’s Aunt Martha’s recipe.
Pioneer Women: The girls revolt over housework and want modern conveniences. The boys bet that they can survive longer than the girls without using anything invented after 1900, including electricity. Includes Newly Colorized Footage!
Fans can purchase tickets on the Fathom Events website or at participating theater box offices. The screening will occur at participating theaters nationwide for one night only, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. local time. Fans can also expect to receive an exclusive mini poster!