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'True Grit' rides into theaters for its 50th anniversary

John Wayne's Oscar-winning turn as Rooster Cogburn comes to the big screen for the first time in half a century beginning Sunday, May 5.
Credit: Paramount Pictures

COLORADO, USA — A classic western hailed as "a masterpiece" by Roger Ebert is set to return to movie theaters for two days in celebration of its 50th anniversary. 

True Grit, starring John Wayne and Kim Darby, will play in hundreds of theaters nationwide on Sunday, May 5 and Wednesday, May 8.

"The western you should see if you only see one western,” said film critic Roger Ebert about the 1969 film. Star John Wayne won his only Academy Award for his performance as U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn. 

Credit: Paramount Pictures

The movie, presented by Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies, will feature pre- and post-film commentary from TCM host Ben Mankiewicz.

True Grit will play at several theaters in Colorado including AMC Orchards 12, AMC Castle Rock 12, Regal Denver Pavilions 15, AMC Westminster Promenade 24, AMC Southlands 16, Cinemark Carefree Circle, Regal Interquest Stadium, Century Boulder, Cinemark Fort Collins and more. 

For tickets and showtimes, visit FathomEvents.com.

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