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What’s In Store For Fathom Events In 2017 – ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Casablanca,’ & More
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Fathom Events TCM Classics 2017

If you are bored by the constant stream of sequels and superhero movies, and yearn to see the classics of yesteryear, Fathom Events is there for you. Thanks to the good people at Fathom, 2016 was a great year at the movies for me and my family. I was able to recreate a monumental moment of my childhood, that of my dad taking a 13-year old me to see From Dusk Till Dawn, by taking my 12-year old son Brandon to see the 20th Anniversary showing. We also took in the 20th anniversary of Space Jam, as well as other classics like Planet of the Apes. My wife and I used Fathom Events for date nights, catching several classics throughout the year, like the 40th Anniversary of Taxi Driver and a near Halloween showing of Kubrick’s The Shining.

So what’s on this year’s schedule?

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Deal: Universal 100th Anniversary Collection DVD & Blu-ray Box Sets
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Universal 100th Anniversary Collection box set

The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is Universal 100th Anniversary Collection Limited Edition Blu-ray box set for only $129.99 (that’s 63% the list price of $349.98).

The DVD Limited Edition box set is also on sale today at 66% off – $102.49 (down from $299.98).

Both box sets contain 25 of Universal’s most popular films — including Back To The Future, Dracula, E.T., JAWS, The Breakfast Club, Jurassic Park, and more — along with a 72-page exclusive “100 Years of Universal” collectible gigibook, a 15-track music CD, and bonus disc.

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Geek Gear: Nightmare Before Christmas/E.T. ‘The Shadow On The Moon’ Shirt
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Nightmare Before Christmas E.T. The Shadow On The Moon Shirt

The $11 t-shirt deal of the day over at TeeFury today is a mash-up of The Nightmare Before Christmas and E.T. called “The Shadow On The Moon” by Wirdou.

The sale began at Teefury today, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at midnight EST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site for $11 anymore, though it will continue into the next day for $14 (look for the After Hours bar at the top).

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Geek Gear: E.T. Atari Video Game Shirt ‘8-Bit Legend’
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Atari E.T. Shirt 8-Bit Legend design

The $11 t-shirt deal of the day over at TeeFury today is called “8-Bit Legend” by pacalin and its design was inspired by the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and the story of the unearthed copies of the movie’s tie-in Atari E.T. video game.

The sale began at Teefury today, Friday, May 9, 2014, at midnight EST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site for $11 anymore, though it will continue into the next day for $14 (look for the After Hours bar at the top).

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Treasure Trove Of Unsold Atari Video Games and Gear Unearthed In New Mexico Landfill
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E.T.

Proving that there is usually a true story behind every urban legend, construction crews recently uncovered an enormous cache of intact, unsold Atari video games and software that have been buried in a landfill located in the desert near the city of Alamogordo, New Mexico, for over three decades.

Among them were the notoriously awful E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial tie-in game that Atari spent millions of dollars to license and create and went on to become a major money loser for the company. Though it initially sold 1.5 million copies upon its release in December 1982, over three million copies were left to collect dust on retailer shelves across the country. Reviews were scathing and within months the game was being discounted for a fraction of its original price. When the hype dissipated, Atari was left $75 million in the red, a staggering loss that nearly destroyed the once-powerful company and left it highly vulnerable to an endless influx of competitors on the growing video game market.

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