The cinematic marvel Casablanca returns to movie theaters at 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 15. Rated the third greatest film by the American Film Institute, movie lovers have a unique opportunity to experience this classic achievement the way it should be, on the big screen. This limited engagement special event includes exclusive commentary before and after the film from Turner Classic Movie's Ben Mankiewicz.

Released during the height of World War II, Casablanca depicts the struggle and backroom dealings many Europeans faced trying to flee the continent for America through Morocco. With Rick's Café Américain and the war as its backdrop, Casablanca reunites Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) with his lost love Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman), who may still be in love with Rick, but who has sworn to help her husband, resistance fighter Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid) escape Nazi-dominated Europe for America.

Theaters include: Independence Commons 20, 19200 E. 39th St. S.; Kansas City 18 Cinemas, 3200 Ameristar Drive, Kansas City; The Palace at the Plaza, 526 Nichols Road, Kansas City.

Tickets may be purchased at or at participating theaters.