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Feeling Nostalgic? 1980s Tom Hanks Classic ‘Big' Returns to Theaters Next Week

The 1980s classic "Big" is returning to theaters this weekend to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its original release.

Nostalgic fans can catch Tom Hanks as kid-turned-adult Josh Baskin when "Big" returns to the screen on Sunday, July 15 and Wednesday, July 18.

Thirty-two theaters in New York and New Jersey will screen "Big," including the AMC Garden State 16 in Paramus; the AMC Empire 25 and Regal Union Square in Manhattan; and the AMC Rockaway 16.

Across the country, over 700 theaters will be showing the film, most of them at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day.

The showing is part of the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, which will also feature “The Big Lebowski” and “South Pacific” later this summer. The special presentation will include pre- and post-film commentary by TCM Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz as an exclusive addition to the film itself.

A box-office hit for director Penny Marshall, the New York City-based "Big" tells the story of 12-year-old Josh, who grows up overnight after making a secret wish to a carnival fortune-teller machine and is forced to deal with consequences of being an adult much earlier than expected.

The role landed Hanks his first Best Actor Oscar nomination.

Tickets for “Big” can be purchased online at or at participating theater box offices.

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