'Saving Private Ryan' is returning to cinemas to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day

'Saving Private Ryan' is returning to cinemas to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day

Saving Private Ryan is one of cinema's best-loved war films. Unlike others in its genre, it is renowned for not only being historically accurate but its humanizing portrayals of war, which brought its horrors to a new generation.

Now, the 1998 World War Two epic starring Tom Hanks is returning to the big screen for two days only. This is happening across 600 cinemas in the UK to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings.

Refamiliarise yourself with its emotional D-Day landing scene in the video below: 

This, however, is not the only Hanks movie to return to the big screen this year, Forest Gump is also being brought back to celebrate its 25th anniversary on June 23 and 25.

According to Movieweb, Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations, Tom Lucas, said of the screenings:

"These two films not only demonstrate why Tom Hanks is one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood history, they are both among the most acclaimed and most popular movies of the 1990s.

"On the big screen, both Saving Private Ryan and Forrest Gump are incredible experiences and strengthen our robust line-up of classic film presentations for the year."

Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan. Credit: Paramount Pictures

Last year, Tom Hanks opened up about the effect which the Omaha Beach scene, featured above, has on many viewers to Empire:

"You don't have a choice of what to be horrified by.

"It's this gestalt wave of horrible, horrible human experience riding over you and by the time it's over you have a degree of numbness that is, I think, the point of the movie. The overall effect of the movie as a whole is getting over this life-altering 24 minutes that nobody should be able to get over."

So, if you want to rewatch this bona fide cinematic classic (it does, after all, have five Academy Awards and two Golden Globes to its name), you can book tickets to see it on the big screen through Fathom Events website or at participating cinemas.