May 26

Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Newest Members!

Extending a warm welcome to the newest members of the Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter: Kathleen, Elizabeth, Karen, Pam, LeRoy, Leslie, Candice, Daniel, Xavier, Sandra, Shelby, and Al. 12 new members since February 2019.

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May 19

Backlot Chapter Outing: Steel Magnolias

The Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter enjoyed its outing to see the 30th Anniversary TCM Big Screen Classics presentation of Steel Magnolias today. We met up for snacks and movie talk before the film, where we discovered all but one of us had seen the movie before. Nice to have a new classic discovery for a […]

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May 06

Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter Sees True Grit

On Sunday, May 5 the Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter gathered to see the 50th Anniversary TCM Big Screen Classics presentation of True Grit. We had a good time watching John Wayne in his Oscar-winning performance as Rooster Cogburn. After the film, chapter members caught up in reunion of sorts after the 2019 TCM Film Festival. […]

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Apr 20

Ben-Hur: An Epic Movie Worth Its Epic Reputation

Special Guest Blog By Caroline Lappetito, Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter Member Ben-Hur! From the opening credits you are smacked right between the eyes and you know you are going to see something very, very special. The booming, soaring musical score, the iconic Sistine Chapel painting of Michelangelo’s God creating Man upon which the credits roll, […]

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Apr 19

Backlot Chapter Goes Bicoastal

The Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter recently went bicoastal. On Sunday, April 14, while some of us attended the 2019 TCM Film Festival, several chapter members attended the 60th Anniversary TCM Big Screen Classics presentation of Ben-Hur. The two groups texted one another during breaks. Chapter President Chris and “First Lady” Kami sent the group a […]

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Mar 24

TCM Backlot Chapter Outing: To Kill a Mockingbird

The Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter met up today to see the TCM Big Screen Classics presentation of To Kill a Mockingbird. I think I can speak for the entire group to say that this afternoon we were transported to 1932 and Harper Lee’s fictitious town of Maycomb, Alabama. Afterwards, we gathered for classic film chatter. […]

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Mar 03

Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter Spring Social

Yesterday the Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter had its Spring Social. Ten chapter members gathered for for coffee and conversation about our mutual love of classic movies. We debated the definition of horror – monster movies, slasher flicks, and psychological thrillers all fair game. Member favorites included Nosferatu, The Night of the Hunter, The Exorcist, Gargoyles, […]

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Feb 24

Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot New Members!

Extending a warm welcome to the newest members of the Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter: John, Scott, Tina, Jane, Cathy, Jake, Gloria, Linda, Lydia, Suzanne, Sheila, Karen, Diana, Amanda and Alexandria. 15 new members since the beginning of 2019.

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Feb 19

My Fair Lady—Where Do I Begin?

Special Guest Blog By Caroline Lappetito, Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter Member “Lots of chocolate for me to eat…warm face, warm hands, warm feet! Ohhhh wouldn’t it be loverly?” “I’m an ordinary man…but let a woman in your life…I shall never let a woman in my life!” “I could have danced all night, I could have […]

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Feb 17

We Could Have Danced All Night: Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter Outing

We could have danced all night. Given we just saw the TCM Big Screen Classics 55th Anniversary showing of My Fair Lady (1964)! The Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter enjoyed our outing today to see the classic musical My Fair Lady, winner of eight Academy Awards in 1965. It’s easy to see how My Fair Lady […]

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