Image courtesy of TriStar Pictures | The 1989 comedy/drama “Steel Magnolias” will return to the big screen at Bainbridge Cinemas for a special 30th anniversary screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22.

Image courtesy of TriStar Pictures | The 1989 comedy/drama “Steel Magnolias” will return to the big screen at Bainbridge Cinemas for a special 30th anniversary screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22.

‘Steel Magnolias’ is back on the big screen

The 1989 comedy/drama “Steel Magnolias” will return to the big screen at Bainbridge Cinemas for a special 30th anniversary screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22.

Tickets, $12.50 each, are on sale now via www.farawayentertainment.com.

Directed by Herbert Ross (who also helmed “Footloose” (1984), the movie is based on Robert Harling’s 1987 play of the same name (itself based on the playwright’s actual life experience of the death of his sister due to complications from diabetes). The film sees six film fan faves — Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts — come together in a hilarious and heartwarming story of life, love and loss in a small Louisiana parish.

Though not an immediate success, the film quickly began big news at the box office.

According to Wikipedia, “The movie received a limited release on November 15, 1989: entered the U.S. box office at No. 4 with an opening weekend gross of $5,425,440; by the time of wider release two days later it grossed $15,643,935; stayed in the top 10 for 16 weeks, gross $83,759,091 domestically with a further $12,145,000 with foreign markets giving a worldwide gross of $95,904,091.”

It received generally positive reviews from critics and has a score of 70 percent on Rotten Tomatoes from 30 reviews.

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