I Love Lucy to Screen in Theaters for Lucille Ball’s Birthday

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Lucy is once again in Hollywood at last. Beloved TV classic I Love Lucy is heading to the big screen for one night only in celebration of the show’s iconic star Lucille Ball’s birthday on Aug. 6. If she were alive today, Ball would be 108 years old.

Fans can join in on the fun by visiting participating movie theaters to see the five colorized episodes of the beloved sitcom, as well as a featurette titled “Redhead Tales, Colorizing I Love Lucy” that details the colorization process.


“Almost everyone has seen and been captivated by I Love Lucy—but even the biggest Lucy fan has rarely had an experience like this: Seeing Lucy on the big screen and laughing alongside fellow fans in a movie theater,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt in a statement.

The five episodes featured include:

- 1954’s “The Million Dollar Idea,” in which Lucy and Ethel open a salad dressing business.

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- 1952’s “Lucy Does a TV Commercial,” the legendary “Vitameatavegemin” episode in which Lucy, well, does a TV commercial.

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- 1952’s “Pioneer Women,” in which Lucy and the gang bet on whether the men or the women can go longer without using anything invented before 1900.

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- 1952’s “Job Switching,” in which Lucy and Ethel work at a candy factory.

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- 1955’s “L.A. At Last!” in which Lucy has a disastrous run-in with William Holden.

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“We are excited to be exhibiting this timeless franchise in a new manner and hope to bring a new generation of fans to one of the greatest comedies in television history,” said Ken Ross, EVP and general manager of CBS Home Entertainment, in a statement.

Fans can buy tickets starting this Friday, June 7, on the Fathom Events website.

Thanks to CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment, the I Love Lucy: Colorized Collection will be out on DVD on Aug. 13, complete with 16 full-length colorized episodes, including those screening via Fathom.

Find Paste’s picks for the 20 most underrated I Love Lucy episodes here.

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