The band is getting back together but that’s only the beginning in this wild musical comedy from the legendary John Landis- The Blues Brothers! This iconic musical which features some of the most iconic artists in the blues industry including Ray Charles, James Brown, Cab Calloway and the wonderful Aretha Franklin is returning to the big screen in honor of the film’s 40th anniversary! Starring comedic icons John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, this film started life as a musical sketch on the popular NBC program Saturday Night Live and is regarded as one of the best SNL feature films.
Released on June 20 1980, The Blues Brothers went on to gross $115 million worldwide, but the prior to the film’s success, faced a tumultuous production including delays and the over-the-top car crashes resuled in the film being one of the most expensive comedies ever produced. Still, the film gained a cult following and even produced a sequel eighteen years later titled The Blues Brothers 2000 which was a critical and commercial failure.
Fathom Events is hosting a two-day special event to show The Blues Brothers back in theaters. Whether you grew up watching this film or are a newbie, The Blues Brothers is one unqiue musical that’s sure to make you laugh, cheer and even sing-along to the songs! So, mark your calendars for the special two-day event of one of the most iconic SNL films to arrive back on the big screen and rejoice for the insane time you’re about to endure!
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