To celebrate this year’s 36th anniversary of The Golden Girls, series producer ABC Signature has partnered with entertainment content provider Fathom Events to bring Dorothy Zbornak (Beatrice Arthur), Rose Nylund (Betty White), Blanche Deveraux (Rue McClanahan), and Sophia Petrillo (Estelle Getty) to the big screen for the first time since the beloved sitcom premiered in 1985.
Called Forever Golden! A Celebration of the Golden Girls, the special two-day event will screen several fan-favorite episodes of the Susan Harris-created series in select movie theaters across the U.S. on September 14th and 21st.
It’s not clear which and how many episodes will be screened for the event, but the Fathom Events webpage for Forever Golden! A Celebration of the Golden Girls indicates that each screening has a run time of 2 hours and 5 minutes. Tickets are now available on the Fathom Events website.
Originally aired on NBC from September 14th 1985 to May 9th, 1992, The Golden Girls revolved around four older single women sharing a house in Miami. Blanche (McClanahan), the widowed owner of the house, was joined by fellow widow Rose and divorcée Dorothy after they both responded to an ad on the bulletin board of a local grocery store a year before the start of the series. In the pilot episode, the three were joined by Dorothy’s 80-year-old widowed mother, Sophia, after the retirement home she was living in had burned down.
Critically acclaimed throughout most of its seven-season run, The Golden Girls won several awards, including the Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy thrice and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series twice. Each of the four stars of The Golden Girls also won an Emmy Award for their performances, making it one of only four sitcoms in the award’s history to achieve this feat.
The complete 180 half-hour episodes of The Golden Girls are currently streaming on Hulu.