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‘Taxi Driver’: Scorsese’s Masterpiece Returns to Theaters for 40th Anniversary

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Taxi Driver © 1976, renewed 2004 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

We’re talking to you, “Taxi Driver” fans.

To celebrate it’s 40th anniversary, Martin Scorsese’s iconic 1976 film “Taxi Driver” is returning to theaters for a limited two evening run. According to Entertainment Weekly, the psychological thriller will return to theaters in a new 4K restoration, overseen by Scorsese and cinematographer Michael Chapman. The program will be held Sunday, Oct. 16, and Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m through Fathom Events.

In addition, the newly restored “Taxi Driver” will be released on Blu-ray Tuesday, Nov. 8. The two-disc set will feature a Q&A with Scorsese, the film’s star Robert De Niro and screenwriter Paul Schrader recorded at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Additional bonus features include commentaries, a making-of documentary, storyboards, and animated photo galleries. The theatrical screenings will also include a 10-minute excerpt from the Tribeca Film Festival’s Q&A.

Loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel “Notes from Underground,” the film follows a Vietnam War veteran (De Niro) working as a New York City cab driver who is eventually driven to insanity. “Taxi Driver” also stars Albert Brooks, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, Peter Boyle, and Cybill Shepherd.

Tickets for “Taxi Driver” will be available Sept. 16 at participating theater box offices as well as fathomevents.com.