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TCM Classic Film Festival to return in 2011 [Updated]

Turner Classic Movies will host its second Classic Film Festival next year, and it will again feature well-known films and numerous celebrities.

The four-day festival, April 28 through May 1, will be held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Mann Chinese 6 and the Egyptian Theatre. The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel will serve as the official hotel for the festival. [Updated at 12:55 p.m.: An earlier version of this post listed an incorrect start date for the festival.]

The cable network sponsored its first festival this year, and executives termed it a big success. Highlighting the festival was an opening-night premiere of a restored version of the 1954 film "A Star Is Born," starring Judy Garland and James Mason. Closing night featured the premiere of the restored 1927 film "Metropolis."

Said TCM prime-time host Robert Osborne: "It's another rare chance for TCM fans all over the world to get together, see great films on the big screen and be in the presence of a wide variety of famous filmmakers."

Passes for the festival will go on sale in November. The network in the coming months will begin announcing the film schedule and special guests.

-- Greg Braxton

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