By Chuck Ross
The late Debbie Reynolds’ best movie — indeed, the movie that critic Pauline Kael called “probably the most enjoyable of all American movie musicals” — will be shown on about 800 screens around the country in January.
“Singin’ in the Rain,’ the MGM classic from 1952 that stars Reynolds (at age 19), Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Jean Hagen, has long been scheduled to hit movie theaters nationwide on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, and again on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, as part of a special presentation by Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Bros.
To see whether one of the 800 or so movie theaters showing “Singin’ in the Rain” is near you, please click here to find a list of theater locations.
The movie critic Roger Ebert had this to say about “Singin’ in the Rain”:
“‘Singin’ in the Rain” is a transcendent experience, and no one who loves movies can afford to miss it. … Kelly and O’Connor were established stars when the film was made in 1952. Debbie Reynolds was a newcomer with five previous smaller roles, and this was her big break. She has to keep up with two veteran hoofers, and does; note the determination on her pert face as she takes giant strides when they all march toward a couch in the ‘Good Morning’ number.”