BY RASHAD GROVE • JUNE 12, 2019
On its 30th anniversary, Spike Lee’s cinematic classic Do The Right Thing will be returning to theaters. Universal Pictures has partnered with the Criterion Collection to celebrate the 1989 Oscar-nominated classic film by showing a 4K restoration version nationwide in select theaters beginning June 28, according to Deadline.
Screenings and “one-week engagements” will take place at select AMC, Regal, Cinemark, and Alamo Drafthouse theaters. The groundbreaking film will also be shown in select New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin and Brookline, MA theaters in the original 35mm version
“When Spike Lee’s revolutionary Do the Right Thing was released by Universal Pictures 30 years ago this June, it ignited a national conversation on race and race relations in America that challenged our assumptions about ourselves and our country and heralded the arrival of a generation-defining filmmaker,” said Jim Orr, Universal’s President of Domestic Theatrical Distribution.