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'The Godfather' returns to theaters for the day

Thursday - 3/1/2012, 8:08am  ET

Ari Ashe, wtop.com

WASHINGTON --- An Academy Award-winning film returns to the Silver Screen for one day, today.

The 1972 classic "The Godfather" will be shown at Cinemark Theaters across the U.S.

"There is no greater iconic film than 'The Godfather,'" says James Meredith, vice president of marketing and communication at Cinemark.

"It has set the standard for story-telling, launched a generation of great actors, and provided movie-goers an unparalleled experience."

In the D.C. area, only one theater will show the film.

The Cinemark Egyptian located at Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover, Md., shows the movie at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The sequel, "Godfather Part II," will be shown at Cinemark Theaters on April 19.

It's not the first classic to return to the Big Screen.

Disney has been re-releasing some of its classics.

The "Star Wars" franchise also is being re-released.

On April 6, James Cameron's "Titanic" will return in 3D.

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