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‘Gone With the Wind’

Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in a scene from ‘Gone with the Wind’ Photo courtesy of Fathom Events

Fiddle-dee-dee! It’s been 80 years since “Gone With the Wind” was first released and to celebrate the momentous anniversary, the classic film will return to select theaters nationwide on Thursday, Feb. 28 and Sunday, March 3, courtesy of Warner Bros., Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events.

The film, which premiered in 1939, won eight Oscars and received two additional honorary Oscars, making it one of the most honored movies ever.

The epic drama, based on the 1936 novel by Margaret Mitchell, stars Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Clark Gable and Olivia de Havilland (the film’s last surviving principal cast member at 102!) and Hattie McDaniel, who was the first black actor to ever win an Oscar.

Set in Georgia during the turbulent times of the Civil War and the Reconstruction period, the film follows the life of Scarlett O’Hara, a spirited Southern belle who tries to keep her family’s plantation afloat amid a series of romantic affairs.

The special screening includes a 4-minute intermission.

Participating theaters in our neck of the woods include Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas, 1001 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale on Feb. 28 at 6 p.m.; Island 16 Cinema de Lux, 185 Morris Ave., Holtsville on Feb. 28 at 6 p.m.; and AMC Loews Stony Brook 17, 2196 Nesconset Highway, Stony Brook on Feb. 28 and March 3 at 1 and 6 p.m. To purchase your ticket in advance, visit www.fathomevents.com.