Sep 02

Backlot Chapter Outing: Lawrence of Arabia

On Sunday, September 1 the Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter gathered to see the TCM Big Screen Classics presentation of Lawrence of Arabia, winner of seven Academy Awards, including 1962 Best Picture. Chapter members had to hit the concession stands for sustenance during the 4 hour and 5 minute epic. But it was well worth it […]

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Sep 01

Farewell TCM Summer Under the Stars

It’s the first day of September and the TCM Under the Stars programming ended yesterday. We’ll miss it. Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter members took to the Chapter Twitter account @TCMBacklotRDU during the month of August to feature some of their favorite stars and movies. Chapter member Lora focused on Ava Gardner, Kim on Rita Moreno, […]

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Aug 25

Video Message from TCM Host Alicia Malone

In advance of the Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter social on August 24, TCM host and author extraordinaire Alicia Malone graciously sent Chapter members a video message in thanks for reading and discussing her book Backwards & In Heels. Chapter members gathered together to watch the surprise message. You too can watch the message by clicking […]

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Aug 24

Backlot Chapter Book Gathering

On Saturday, August 24, the Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter hosted a Chapter social gathering at Vic’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria. Eleven Chapter members and significant others enjoyed pizza and pasta at a social focused on TCM host Alicia Malone’s book on the history of women in film, Backwards & In Heels.   Chapter member Tina […]

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Aug 11

Backlot Chapter Outing: Hello, Dolly!

Put on your Sunday clothes when you feel down and out Strut down the street and have your picture took Dressed like a dream, your spirits seem to turn about That Sunday shine is a certain sign that you feel as fine as you look The Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter put on its Sunday “movie-going” […]

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Aug 09

Raleigh/Cary Backlot Chapter Live-Tweeting TCM Summer Under the Stars Programming

The Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter is having a banner month in August! Several chapter members are live-tweeting during TCM’s Summer Under the Stars programming from our Chapter Twitter account: @TCMBacklotRDU. Just last night, Chapter member Lora, live-tweeted during The Killers as part of TCM’s programming in tribute to Ava Gardner. Many TCM fans and TMC […]

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Jul 28

Backlot Chapter TCM Trivia Gathering

On Saturday, July 27 the Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter hosted a Chapter social gathering at Vic’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria. Eighteen Chapter members and significant others enjoyed delicious food along with some friendly competition in a TCM trivia contest. Two copies of the book TCM Classic Movie Trivia: Featuring More Than 4,000 Questions to Test […]

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Jul 21

Backlot Chapter Outing: Glory

The Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter gathered today to see the TCM Big Screen Classics 30th Anniversary screening of Glory. For some it was their first time seeing the film. For all it was impactful to see such a remarkable movie on the big screen. Before leaving the theater, the Chapter saluted TCM for providing the […]

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Jun 23

Backlot Chapter Pre-Code Party

The Raleigh-Cary TCM Backlot Chapter gathered today for a Pre-Code Party hosted by Chapter member Kim, her husband Steve and dog Boo. Our Pre-Code double feature started with the uncensored version of Baby Face (1933) starring Barbara Stanwyck followed by Red Headed Woman (1933) starring Jean Harlow. Part of the TCM Forbidden Hollywood Volume 1 […]

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Jun 16

Backlot Chapter Outing: Field of Dreams

The Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter “team” enjoyed playing together at our Father’s Day outing to see the 30th Anniversary TCM Big Screen Classics presentation of Field of Dreams. After the film and our team picture, we went for snacks and movie chat. There was group consensus around the film being about dreams and wish fulfillment […]

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