Hard to believe that it has been 25 years since the release of Forrest Gump. To celebrate this classic, the film will have a special outdoor screening leading into Memorial Day (May 24th) at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and will be in select theaters on June 23rd and 25th.  Additionally, a newly remastered version of the film is now available in a two-disc Blu-ray.

This is one of the all-time classics, so it’s cool to see it being celebrated. Paramount is going all-out with this event, so if you aren’t in the D.C. area you can still see it on the big screen nationwide, presented by Fathom Events. Sometimes life is a box of chocolate’s and gives you treats like this.

NATIONAL MALL SCREENING

 To celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary, Paramount will host a special outdoor screening leading into Memorial Day weekend on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Friday, May 24, at 8:00 p.m.  The free screening will take place between 10th and 12th Streets with spots on the lawn available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

NEW TWO-DISC BLU-RAY

A newly remastered version of FORREST GUMP is now available in a two-disc Blu-ray.  The set includes access to a Digital copy of the film as well as over three hours of previously released bonus content detailing the creative efforts that went into making the enduring classic:

Disc 1

·         Commentary by Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey and Rick Carter

·         Commentary by Wendy Finerman

·         Musical Signposts to History

o   Introduction by Ben Fong-Torres

Disc 2

·         Greenbow Diary

·         The Art of the Screenplay Adaptation

·         Getting Past Impossible—Forrest Gump and the Visual Effects Revolution

·         Little Forrest

·         An Evening with Forrest Gump

·         The Magic of Makeup

·         Through the Ears of Forrest Gump—Sound Design

·         Building the World of Gump—Production Design

·         Seeing is Believing—The Visual Effects of Forrest Gump

·         Screen Tests

·         Trailers

SELECT THEATRICAL SCREENINGS

In addition, on June 23rd and 25thFORREST GUMP will return to the big screen in more than 600 cinemas nationwide for two screenings each day as Fathom Events and Paramount present the film.  For information and tickets, visit www.FathomEvents.com.

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Written by Jim Alexander

Jim Alexander hails from Chicago where he started his journalism career as a film critic and founder of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC). He's a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic. Jim founded Reel Talker as a platform to share his love of movies and entertainment. Jim's favorite part of being a journalist is getting to meet and interview actors, filmmakers and entertainers. Jim is a host and on-camera personality for AfterBuzz TV. Aside from his work with Reel Talker, he's the site owner of the Bachelor Universe website, where he recaps and talks about all this ABC's 'The Bachelor'. He also runs the Reel Talker Podcast that can be found on iTunes. In his free time he enjoys attending sports events and playing in recreational leagues. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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