Break Out the Cheesecake: The Golden Girls Are Coming to the Big Screen in Cincinnati for a Special Engagement

Watch some of the sitcom's best episodes on the big screen during "Forever Golden! A Celebration of the Golden Girls" Sept. 14 and 21.

click to enlarge Bea Arthur (Dorothy Zbornak), Betty White (Rose Nylund), Rue McClanahan (Blanche Devereaux) in The Golden Girls - Photo: ABC Signature/Fathom Events
Photo: ABC Signature/Fathom Events
Bea Arthur (Dorothy Zbornak), Betty White (Rose Nylund), Rue McClanahan (Blanche Devereaux) in The Golden Girls

Thank you for being a friend, Fathom Events, and bringing the beloved Golden Girls to the big screen for a special September engagement, "Forever Golden! A Celebration of the Golden Girls." 

click to enlarge That cheesecake. - Photo: ABC Signature/Fathom Events
Photo: ABC Signature/Fathom Events
That cheesecake.

On Sept. 14 and 21 select local theaters wills screen two hours of classic episodes featuring the ever-entertaining antics of Bea Arthur (Dorothy Zbornak), Betty White (Rose Nylund), Rue McClanahan (Blanche Devereaux) and Estelle Getty (Sophia Petrillo) — roommates turned best friends living in Miami, Florida.

Golden Girls was way ahead of its time in tone, topics and humor, as well as for showing that women cultivated fulfilling and engaging — and very sexual, in the case of Blache — lives beyond their 20s. Heck, even beyond their 40s. It was the original Sex and the City and so damn good. 

“There’s a reason The Golden Girls was nominated and won so many comedy awards. It’s just that funny,’” said Ray Nutt, Fathom Events CEO, in a release. “This celebration of the hilarious show is a treat for existing fans as well as a whole new generation to experience this classic sitcom.” 

So put on your best Dorothy Zbornak power blazer, grab some cheesecake and imagine yourself on a lanai while you enjoy watching the following episodes in theaters (descriptions per Fathom Events):

  • "The Engagement" (Pilot aired - September 14, 1985) – The pilot centers on Blanche who has fallen in love, raising the possibility that her boarders will have to move out in the event of a marriage. Of course the wedding is called off when Blanche discovers that she has become involved with a bigamist and finds comfort and love from her dearest friends.  
  • "The Flu" (aired March 1, 1986) – A week before an awards ceremony, Blanche, Dorothy and Rose each come down with a nasty flu, which compounds their arguing over who will win a prestigious award.  
  • "The Way We Met"(aired May 10, 1986) – One night after watching Psycho, the girls find it hard to sleep so they stay up and reminisce about how they all came to live with one another.  
  • "Ladies of the Evening" (aired Oct. 4, 1986) – The house is fumigated and the girls move into a Miami Beach hotel. Previously, Blanche had won three tickets to see the opening of Burt Reynolds new movie and passes to the party held afterwards where they could meet him. However, on the evening of the opening, the hotel is raided and they mistaken as prostitutes. Dorothy, Blanche and Rose are dragged off to jail.
  • "Grab That Dough" (aired Jan. 23, 1988) – Sophia manages to get tickets for the ladies to be contestants on their favorite game show, Grab That Dough. Enroute, the airline loses their luggage and they are forced to sleep in the lobby of the hotel that "lost" their room reservations. To top it off, their purses get stolen. Arriving on the set, Blanche and Dorothy team up with the Kaplan Brothers, returning champions, because Rose and Sophia are "dead weight." To their surprise, Rose and Sophia answer all the questions correctly.  

God, these are such good episodes. 

Watch them 7 p.m. Sept. 14 and Sept. 21 at AMC Newport on the Levee 20, Western Hills 14 or Oakley Station theaters. 

Tickets range from $12.50-$13.25 and are available at fathomevents.com.

Please enjoy "Ladies of the Evening" below.


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