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Spike Lee's 'Do The Right Thing' is Returning to Theaters for a 30th Anniversary Celebration

Spike Lee's 'Do The Right Thing' is Returning to Theaters for a 30th Anniversary Celebration

'Do The Right Thing' Returning to Theaters for 30th-Anniversary Celebration

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Spike Lee’s Oscar-nominated breakthrough is heading back to the big screen.

Do The Right Thing is set for a return to the theaters this month.

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In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Universal Pictures is commemorating Spike Lee‘s 1989 masterwork with nationwide screenings of a 4K restoration at select AMC, Regal, Cinemark, and Alamo Drafthouse theaters, beginning June 28th. There will also be screenings of the original 35mm version in NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles, Austin, and Brookline, MA.

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Universal’s President of Domestic Theatrical Distribution, Jim Orr, tells Deadline: “When Spike Lee’s revolutionary Do the Right Thing was released by Universal Pictures 30 years ago this June, it ignited a national conversation on race and race relations in America that challenged our assumptions about ourselves and our country and heralded the arrival of a generation-defining filmmaker.”

Along with the big screen revival, Universal is partnering with Criterion Collection to release a “director approved” Blu-ray/DVD edition of the 4K restoration on July 23rd.

 



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