The Retro Set Virtual Alt-Fest: Join the Party!

Welcome to our first ever, virtual-Film Fest in Honor of the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival going on in Hollywood right now! We understand that most of our followers, and lovers of TCM are not able to attend. During the festival, our site live tweets and FBs and Instagrams on site, as we watch the movies, enjoy the special events and meet-up with like-minded folks.

But this year, you can watch the films at the same time we do. Go to the links below, and hit play at the exact time we are beginning to screen. Live-tweet to us @the_retro_set and hashtag #TCMFF and join the party.

We are on the look-out for as many free streaming opportunities as possible, but when we can’t find one, we’ve opted for some of the easier to locate big streamers, like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and FilmStruck. Also, some of the films showing at the festival are rare, and don’t have a streaming counterpart. In those cases, we’ve curated films we think have a commonality with those offered at the festival.

The festival programs in 2 hour blocks – so throughout the fest, we’ll be linking you to this article, so you can link to the movies at the same time.

We look forward to “virtually” meeting you and socializing. As always, remember to #StayClassic! Now #LetsMovie

You can find the TCM Film Fest schedule here:


THURSDAY, APRIL 6th – 6:00 PM – 8:00PM PDST

The big red carpet event! In The Heat of the Night in the TCL Chinese Theater. Watch it here!  (6:30PM)

Love Crazy (6:00PM) Watch it here! *The Retro Set Pick

Some Like It Hot (6:00PM) Watch it here!

Jezebel (6:30PM) Watch it here! 

Dawson City: Frozen Time (6:15 PM) (Unavailable) An Interesting article about this film. 

Alternate Title: These Amazing Shadows (About the National Film Registry) Watch it here!


THURSDAY, APRIL 6th – 7:30 PM PDST

Playing poolside at the Hollywood Roosevelt –   Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Watch it here!


9:00 – 11:30PM PDST

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934 version)*Retro Set Pick 9:30 PM Watch it here!

Harold & Maude 9:15 PM Watch it here!

Requiem for a Heavyweight *Retro Set Pick (9:15PM) Watch it here!

I’m All Right Jack Watch it here!

About Wade Sheeler 145 Articles
Wade Sheeler is a Reality TV Producer & Director, Writer, Frustrated lover of film and obscure music. He still makes mixed tapes if he likes you enough. For The Retro Set, he'll be covering the best new releases of classic and hard-to-find films on DVD, with an occasional foray into comedies and comedy teams you should really stay away from.

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