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Let’s revisit the year 1997 for a moment. What a year. Maybe you were celebrating the Chicago Bulls’ NBA Championship, or maybe you were screeching, “Oh My God, they killed Kenny!” in your pre-pubescent, cracking voice. Perhaps you’ve always been a sensitive soul, and you spent 1997 mourning the death of Princess Di and The Notorious B.I.G. Or is it possible that you spent 1997 haunting your local movie theater to view the Mega-Blockbuster, Academy Award-winning film, Titanic, for the third time? Welp, sadly, Diana and Biggie are no longer here and the Bulls suck. But starting today, you can see Titanic in theaters again.
That’s right, you don’t have to let go. According to Entertainment Weekly:
“Titanic will celebrate its 20th anniversary next month by returning to theaters on Friday, Dec. 1. The film’s official Twitter account posted a video of director James Cameron promoting the news, saying that it “was like seeing it for the first time,” referencing the fact that the re-release will be in Dolby Vision exclusively at AMC Theatres… its stint back on the big screen – much like the famed ship itself – won’t last forever. Titanic will only be in theaters for one week before sailing away once more.”
Perhaps you don’t quite get the hype of this re-release. I mean, maybe you were just mastering punching a hole in your Capri-Sun in 97 or just getting the hang of double-knotting your shoelaces. Titanic is the reason why your uncle posted a picture of him striking a pose on the front of the Carnival cruise ship with the caption, “I’m the King of The World!” This movie is why we Snapchat our dogs in awkward poses with the caption, “Draw me like one of your French girls.” Titanic is why we declare that “I’ll never let go.” Ultimately, this is the movie that has given the world one of the ultimate #shipgoals, Kate and Leo. (Dummies, I’m talking friendship, not literal ship, ‘cause it ya know, sinks at the end.) This is Titanic, kids.
So, yeah, I know the movie has been streaming or cut for time on TV, but please trust me when I say there is nothing like seeing Leo or Kate (or Kate’s beautiful breasts) or the door they both could have floated on projected up on the big screen.
Gift yourself something early this holiday season, Google an AMC theater near, far, or wherever you are, and go see the movie: Old Rose had to wait 84 years to go back to Titanic. Luckily for us, we only had to wait twenty. .
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