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'The Godfather' Returning to Theaters For a One-Day Engagment March 1

The Godfather
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Paramount has restored the best picture Oscar winner, which will play 55 Cinemark XD theaters nationwide.

A restored version of Francis Ford Coppola’s Oscar-winning The Godfather is returning to theaters for one day  through a partnership between Paramount Pictures and the Cinemark theater chain.

The film, which is marking its 40th anniversary will play 55 Cinemark XD auditioriums across the country on March 1. Archivist Robert Harris and Gordon Willis, the film’s original cinematographer, have overseen the restoration of the best picture-winner, which has been re-mastered with 5.1 digital surround sound.

Cinemark also plans to screen The Godfather Part II on its XD screens on April 19. A full list of participating locations can be found at www.cinemark.com