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Cineplex Brings THE GODFATHER Back to the Big Screen 45 Years Later

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and based on the author Mario Puzo’s best-selling book of the same, The Godfather defined the gangster genre and changed cinema forever. This year marks the 45th anniversary of The Godfather, inarguably one of the most well-regarded and well-known films of all time.

The movie was nominated in eleven categories and won three Oscars – Best Picture, Best Actor awarded to Marlon Brando and Best Adapted Screenplay for Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola. The Godfather is impeccably shot, acted, written, and scored, and features some of the most iconic scenes in film history. For any film buff or even more casual movie lover, the story of Vito Corleone and his organized crime dynasty, is mandatory viewing.

As time passes on however, younger audiences naturally grow further from the films of the past and unfortunately, that applies to all-time greats like The Godfather. The cultural impact is still strong – people know the more famous quotes and hang up posters – but fewer and fewer have actually seen the movie. If not included by a professor in a film class syllabus or found on cable TV (approximately 14.5 hours with commercials), The Godfather could easily be missed, especially by younger generations less connected to the Godfather era.

Thankfully, on June 4 and 7, Cineplex Events is bringing The Godfather back to the big screen for a special 45th anniversary event. Whether revisiting the Coppola classic or discovering it for the first time, experiencing the 26-minute opening wedding scene in a proper theatre might be the best decision you make this summer.

For participating locations and show times visit Cineplex.com/events.

Dani Saad

Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose. Unless you're Harry Potter in which case you'll lose... everything.