13 Classic Movies You'd Totally Pay to See In Theaters Again
Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List" returns to theaters this week, in honor of its 25th anniversary. The iconic Oscar-winner is a timeless classic that warrants as many viewings on the big screen one can spoil themselves with. Here are a few other of your favorite films worthy of a making a trip to the local theater to see.
40 years later, the first modern blockbuster still has convinced it is NEVER safe to go back into the water.
'Star Wars' (1997)
No Special Editions. Just the original, please. Thanks.
'The Empire Strikes Back' (1980)
Again, NO SPECIAL EDITIONS. We just want to see Yoda do his thing and Han get frozen in Carbonite the way 1980 intended.
'The Shining' (1980)
Thanks to "Ready Player One's" extended homage to this Kubrick classic, we'd love a chance to revisit it on the big screen.
'Raiders of the Lost Ark' (1981)
One of the best times ever at a movie theater. This movie is as close to perfect as Hollywood filmmaking gets.
'Back to the Future' (1985)
We'd rewatch the whole trilogy again on the big screen, that's how much we love the time-traveling adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown. Also, we love quoting this movie in public. Yeah, we're THOSE people.
Tim Burton's iconic blockbuster was one of those films that shook and redefined Hollywood's summer movie delivery system. It was as big (if not bigger) with fans and merchandising as it was with people paying to see it multiple times in theaters. The movie is long overdue for a 4K restoration and a return to theaters.
'Jurassic Park' (1993)
For those of you who caught the 20th anniversary IMAX release of this Spielberg classic back in 2013, kudos.
Yeah, that brief 3D release was fun, sure. But James Cameron, once he is done with "Avatar" sequels, should spearhead an effort to get this movie back on IMAX or regular screens with a brand new transfer.
'The Matrix' (1999)
Yes, we know you saw this at least six times in theaters when it originally came out. But you know you want to see it again.
'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring' (2001)
Fans have weathered rewatches of the entire trilogy on the big screen before. Cherry-picking the first film for a 35mm special event screening shouldn't be a tough sell for them.
'The Dark Knight' (2008)
In August of 2018, IMAX theaters around the country celebrated the 10th anniversary of Chris Nolan's "Dark Knight" on IMAX screens -- the way it was intended to be seen. It still holds up.
'The Wizard of Oz' (1939)
This technicolor wonder is a no brainer. Generations old and new deserve a chance to revisit this classic on the biggest screen possible.
5. 'The Avengers' (2012)
Few things in the MCU can top the joy of seeing Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and Black Widow joining forces on the big screen for the first time (and Hawkeye's alright, too). This is the most purely fun MCU installment, with plenty of patented Joss Whedon banter and the dynamic Battle for New York sequence bringing everything home.