Mar 30, 2022

TCM Film Festival Opening Night

TCM Film Festival returns to a live and in-person event in Hollywood.

Movie lovers from around the globe will descend upon Hollywood for the 13th  edition of the TCM Classic Film Festival. The 2022 festival is set to take place Thursday, April 21 – Sunday, April 24, 2022. Over four packed days and nights, attendees will be treated to an extensive lineup of great movies, appearances by legendary stars and filmmakers, fascinating presentations and panel discussions, special events and more.

Image Credit: Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

TCM Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz will serve as official host of the TCM Classic Film Festival. The festival’s official
hotel and central gathering point will be The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which has a longstanding role in movie history and was the site of the first Academy Awards® ceremony. The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel will also offer special rates for festival attendees. Screenings and events during the festival will be held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX, the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, the Hollywood Legion Theater at Post 43, as well as other Hollywood venues.

This year, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will honor Lily Tomlin, a Tony, Grammy, eight-time Emmy and two-time Peabody Award winner. Tomlin has had a remarkable career starting in the 1960s starring in cinematic classics,
television staples and on stage. This marks the tenth year TCM has featured a hand and footprint ceremony at the
legendary TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX. In 2011, Peter O’Toole was the honoree, followed by Kim Novak in 2012, Jane Fonda in 2013, Jerry Lewis in 2014, Christopher Plummer in 2015, Francis Ford Coppola in 2016, Carl and Rob Reiner in 2017, Cicely Tyson in 2018, and Billy Crystal in 2019.


  • Vaccination and Entry Requirements:
  • All press attendees must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to attend.
  • Full vaccination is considered two rounds of an approved vaccination, with second dose
  • completed at least 14 days before the event. See FAQs for more details.
  • It is strongly recommend all attendees receive booster shots, if eligible.
  • If you will just be covering the Hand & Footprint Ceremony only proof of vaccination required.

*If you’re interviewing Lily Tomlin after ceremony, proof of vaccination & test from
Wednesday (April 20 th ) or Thursday (April 21 st ) is required.

  • Mask is required