‘The Graduate’ hits local theaters

‘The Graduate’ hits local theaters

'Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me, aren't you?' Photo from Fathom Events

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, “The Graduate” (1967) will be screened at over 700 select cinemas nationwide on Sunday, April 23, and Wednesday, April 26, courtesy of Fathom Events and TCM Big Screen Classics. Adrift after college, young Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) is seduced by much-older friend-of-the-family Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft). The movie, with a knockout Simon and Garfunkel soundtrack, defined a generation, made Hoffman a superstar and garnered six Oscar nominations, including a win for director Mike Nichols.

Dustin Hoffman stars in “The Graduate.’ Photo courtesy of Fathom Events

The two-day event will also feature an exclusive commentary from TCM Host Ben Mankiewicz who will give insight into this classic film. Participating movie theaters in our neck of the woods include AMC Loews Stony Brook 17 (at 2 and 7 p.m. on both days), Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas (on April 23 at 2 p.m., April 26 at 2 and 7 p.m.) and Island 16 Cinema de Lux in Holtsville (on April 23 at 2 p.m., April 26 at 2 and 7 p.m.). For more information or to purchase your ticket in advance, visit www.fathomevents.com.

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