HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4) – AMC Theaters has found a way for folks to see their favorite old movies on the big screen.

“I grew up watching ‘The Wizard of Oz’ on TV, so the first time I saw it the way it was meant to be seen, on the big screen without commercials, I was blown away. It was better than ever before,” CBS4 Critic at Large Greg Moody said.

It’s called the “AMC Classic Movie Series.”

Movies from the 1980s and 1990s are showing at the AMC Highlands Ranch 24 Sundays and Wednesdays for the next few weeks.

The classic film “Fast Times at Ridgemont High’’ is showing on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. and again Wednesday Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

“This was a breakout movie for Sean Penn and just a classic of great stoner lines that should work beautifully in modern day Colorado,” Moody said.

On the Jan. 26 and again on the Jan. 29 it’s “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

“A classic movie of comic teen rebellion with one of the best-timed comedy fights I’ve ever seen,” Moody said.

Also coming next month, “Groundhog Day” with Bill Murray reliving one day over and over, and “Sleepless in Seattle,” a romantic comedy with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

For a full schedule visit the AMC theaters website and then search for classic series. It should bring up the list of movies, some have already passed, so make sure to check out the dates and times.

“To see them again or for the very first time on the big screen the way they were meant to be seen is a treat,” Moody said.

Roger Ebert once said, “I can embrace my TV screen but the movie screen embraces me, and that is what makes movies on the big screen so special.”

– Greg Moody is CBS4’s Critic At Large. His reports on CBS4 News are featured on the CBSDenver.com Entertainment section.

– Also, don’t miss Moody’s entertaining bio, his Top Spots in Denver lists, and his frequently updated Moody’s Picks page.


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