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Audiences can learn how to cause a damn scene at a graveyard as Steel Magnolias returns to theaters

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For those who have yet to witness the glory of Olympia Dukakis begging Sally Field to smack Shirley MacLaine, fear not. Ahead of its 30-year anniversary, the iconic 1989 film Steel Magnolias is heading to theaters for a limited engagement. Per a recent press release, Fathom Events and TCM Big Screen Classics will bring the unabashedly Southern, star-studded affair to more than 600 U.S. theaters for three days only: May 19, 21, and 22.

Starring Field, MacLaine, Dukakis, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah, and a roster of others, Steel Magnolias is a dramatic comedy adapted from the Robert Harling play of the same name. It remains one of the most quotable, critically acclaimed films and one of the early symbols of female-empowered cinema. Tickets are currently on sale through Fathom Events’ website, if you feel like sitting front row for all the suburban Louisiana gossip.  

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