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TCM takes five on tour

'The Verdict,' 'All About Eve' among films selected

Turner Classic Movies is hitting the pavement in March for its Road to Hollywood tour.

The tour, which will stop in five cities nationwide, leads up to the launch of TCM’s inaugural Classic Film Festival, to be held April 22-25 in Hollywood.

TCM will travel to Boston (March 18), New York (March 23), Chicago (March 30), Washington, D.C. (April 8) and San Francisco (April 21) before reaching its final destination in Hollywood.

Along the way, TCM will offer free screenings of classic movies with celebrity guests joining host Robert Osborne for introductions.

The films are: 1982’s “The Verdict,” toplining Paul Newman, at Boston’s Brattle Theater; “All About Eve” (1950), which will play the Ziegfeld Theater in New York; Alfred Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest” (1959), set to show at Chicago’s Music Box Theater; George Stevens’ “The More the Merrier” (1943) plays the Avalon Theater in Washington, D.C.; and, finally, Orson Welles’ “The Lady From Shanghai” (1948) will play the Castro in San Francisco.