The Groundbreaking, Oscar®-Winning Classic The Godfather, Part II Marks its 45th Anniversary by Returning to Cinemas This November in the TCM Big Screen Classics Series

  • WHAT: A quintessentially American tale of power, ambition and family, The Godfather, Part II electrified audiences and critics when it opened in 1974. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a screenplay by Coppola and Mario Puzo, this brilliant sequel continues the story of The Godfather, while also becoming a classic of modern filmmaking in its own right. The film tells two interconnected stories: the rise of a young Vito Corleone (Robert De Niro), who is sent to America to fend for himself, and the haunting, troubled ascension of Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) as the new Don. A movie of staggering magnitude and vision, The Godfather, Part II remains the only sequel of a Best Picture Academy Award® winner to take home the top prize itself.

    To mark the 45th anniversary of The Godfather, Part II, the TCM Big Screen Classics series offers a rare opportunity to see this epic, visually sumptuous film on the big screen, accompanied by illuminating insights from TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz both before and after the feature presentation. A meticulously restored version of the film will be digitally projected with its original mid-film intermission.

  • WHO: Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Paramount Pictures
  • WHEN:  Sunday, November 10 – 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time)
    Tuesday, November 12 – 7:00 p.m. (local time)
    Wednesday, November 13 – 7:00 p.m. (local time)
  • WHERE: Tickets for The Godfather, Part II can be purchased at or participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 600 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (participating theaters are subject to change).