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'Saving Private Ryan' Returns To Theaters To Commemorate 75th Anniversary Of D-Day

Steven Spielberg's classic film is heading back to theaters.

An Influential Film

There are few films that inspire as much reverence as Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan, a war epic depicting the horror of D-Day and the devastation and sacrifice made by so many in WWII. The film won 5 Oscars in 1999 and remains a classic to this day.

A Dedication To Authenticity

The film is considered the height of cinematic authenticity, with the opening scene showing the storming of Omaha Beach being one of the most accurate depictions of the horrors of war ever.

Back In Theaters For A Special Reason

In order to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Fathom Events will be rereleasing the film in theaters on June 2 and 5, with screenings at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

The Film's Impact

Saving Private Ryan continues to be a true example of excellence in the genre, and star Tom Hanks explained in 2018 why the film remains so resonant.

"You don’t have a choice of what to be horrified by.

It’s this gestalt wave of horrible, horrible human experience riding over you and by the time it’s over you have a degree of numbness that is, I think, the point of the movie. The overall effect of the movie as a whole is getting over this life-altering 24 minutes that nobody should be able to get over."

Not The Only Classic Hanks Rerelease

A second Tom Hanks classic, Forrest Gump, will also be released by Fathom Events, heading back to theaters on June 23 and 25 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the film.

Tom Lucas, Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations, released a statement with the news of the films' rerelease, praising the timeless nature of the films.

"These two films not only demonstrate why Tom Hanks is one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood history, they are both among the most acclaimed and most popular movies of the 1990s.

On the big screen, both Saving Private Ryan and Forrest Gump are incredible experiences and strengthen our robust line-up of classic film presentations for the year."