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TCM schedules full days to celebrate MGM's 100th anniversary in April

 Singin in the Rain.
Singin in the Rain.

All movie fans know the classic MGM logo: the golden film reels surrounding a roaring lion. Well the studio that has been in front of hundreds of classic movies is turning 100 in 2024 and Turner Classic Movies is helping to celebrate MGM’s 100th anniversary, with the TCM schedule dedicating Mondays in April to the studio.

In addition to the lion (officially known as Leo the lion), MGM was the home to some of film history's biggest figures, including Louis B. Mayer, Samuel Goldwyn and Irving G. Thalberg. Dubbed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Metro was the first studio Mayer co-founded before he went out on his own), the studio has been the home of numerous Best Picture winners and other timeless classics from the silent era to today. TCM will be honoring many of these movies, with each Monday set to represent a different era of the studio, including airing a documentary from 1992 about the studio, MGM: When the Lion Roars, throughout the month.

Turner Classic Movies is a cable channel, so to watch it you do have to have a TV package that offers it. Most traditional cable subscriptions have TCM, while live TV streaming services like DirecTV Stream, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV. If you've cut the cord entirely, the streaming service MGM Plus would be a good place to start looking for some of these titles, though they are available elsewhere as well

You can check out the full MGM 100th anniversary TCM schedule directly below (April 1 updated to reflect the time of publication), with programming starting at 6 am on Mondays and lasting through 6 am on Tuesday mornings:

Monday, April 1

  • 6 pm: Flesh and the Devil (1926)

  • 8 pm: Grand Hotel (1932)

  • 10 pm: MGM: When the Lion Roads Part I: The Lion Roars (1992)

Tuesday, April 2

  • 12:15 am: Dinner at Eight (1933)

  • 2:15 am: The Divorcee (1930)

  • 3:45 am: Bombshell (1933)

  • 5:30 am: The Thin Man (1934)

Monday, April 8

Charles Laughton and Clark Gable in Mutiny on the Bounty
Charles Laughton and Clark Gable in Mutiny on the Bounty
  • 6 am: Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

  • 8:15 am: Born to Dance (1936)

  • 10:15 am: Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)

  • Noon: Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

  • 2 pm: The Mortal Storm (1940)

  • 3:45 pm: Lassie Come Home (1943)

  • 5:15 pm: Bathing Beauty (1944)

  • 7 pm: Some of the Best (1944)

  • 10 pm: MGM: When the Lion Roars Part 2: The Lion Reigns Supreme (1992)

Tuesday, April 9

  • 12:15 am: The Philadelphia Story (1940)

  • 2:15 am: A Woman's Face (1941)

  • 4:15 am: Cabin in the Sky (1943)

  • 6 am: MGM Parade Show #8 (1955)

Monday, April 15

  • 6 am: Bataan (1943)

  • 8 am: Marsha Hunt's Sweet Adversity (2015)

  • 9:45 am: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

  • 11:45 am: Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

  • 1:45 pm: Father of the Bride (1950)

  • 3:30 pm: On the Town (1949)

  • 5:30 pm: Silk Stockings (1957)

  • 8 pm: Singin' in the Rain (1952)

  • 10 pm: MGM: When the Lions Road: Part III: The Lion in Winter (1992)

Tuesday, April 16

  • 12:15 am: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

  • 2:15 am: Ben-Hur (1959)

Monday, April 22

Aboard the space station of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Aboard the space station of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  • 6 am: Forbidden Planet (1956)

  • 7:45 am: Cimarron (1960)

  • 10:15 am: Doctor Zhivago (1965)

  • 1:45 pm: Ice Station Zebra (1968)

  • 4:30 pm: Viva Las Vegas (1964)

  • 6 pm: The Cincinnati Kid (1965)

  • 8 pm: How the West Was Won (1962)

  • 11 pm: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Tuesday, April 23

  • 1:45 am: Shaft (1971)

  • 3:45 am: Network (1976)

Monday, April 29

  • 6 am: MGM's Big Parade of Comedy (1964)

  • 7:45 am: Westworld (1973)

  • 9:30 am: The Sunshine Boys (1975)

  • 11:45 am: My Favorite Year (1982)

  • 1:30 pm: Clash of the Titans (1981)

  • 3:30 pm: The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)

  • 5:30 pm: That's Entertainment (1974)

  • 8 pm: Moonstruck (1987)

  • 10 pm: Victor/Victoria (1982)

Tuesday, April 30

  • 12:30 am: Pennies from Heaven (1981)

  • 2:30 am: Fame (1980)

  • 5 am: Diner (1982)

  • 7 am: Hollywood: The Dream Factory (1972)