'Forrest Gump' celebrates its 25th anniversary with a big screen return

Twenty five years ago, the world fell in love with “Forrest Gump,” director Robert Zemeckis’ big screen adaptation of Winston Groom‘s novel about one man’s odyssey through American history. The film took home six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Picture and Best Actor in a Leading Role for star Tom Hanks.

To celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary, Paramount Pictures will host a special outdoor screening leading into Memorial Day weekend on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Friday, May 24, at 8:00 p.m. The free screening will take place between 10th and 12th Streets with spots on the lawn available on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you can’t make it to Washington DC, don’t worry. On June 23rd and 25th, “Forrest Gump” is set to return to the big screen in more than 600 cinemas nationwide for two screenings each day as Fathom Events and Paramount present the film. For information and tickets, visit

Additionally, a newly remastered version of “Forrest Gump” is now available as two-disc Blu-ray and, for the first time, on 4K Ultra HD. The set includes access to a Digital copy of the film as well as over three hours of previously released bonus content detailing the creative efforts that went into making the enduring classic. Click on the cover art below to pick up your copy!
Forrest Gump is return to the big screen for its 25th anniversary.

Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.