Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Big” (30th Anniversary) (Giveaway runs through June 30)

Win tickets to see “Big” on the big screen!
In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun July 15 and Wed July 18!

“Your wish is granted.”

CMH continues into our 3rd year of our partnership with Fathom Events – with the 7th of our 13 movie ticket giveaways for 2018, courtesy of Fathom Events!

That said, we’ll be giving away EIGHT PAIRS of tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Big – the first movie directed by a woman, Penny Marshall, to gross more than $100 million — on the Big Screen!

In order to qualify to win a pair of movie tickets via this contest, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, June 30 at 6 PM EST.

We will announce the winner(s) on Twitter on Sunday, July 1, between 6PM EST and 7PM EST. If a winner(s) does not have a Twitter account, we will announce that winner(s) via this blog in the comment section below.

TCM BIG Screen Classics Present Big

The film will be playing in select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day-only event on Sunday, July 15 and Wednesday, July 18 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time. Winners will be responsible for their own transportation to the Event. Only United States entries are eligible. Please click here before you enter to ensure that the Event is scheduled at a theater near you and that you are able to attend. (please note that there might be slightly different theater listings for each date)

ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, June 30 at 6PM EST…

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post

Although not officially a classic-era film, what in your opinion makes “Big” a classic? And, if you haven’t seen it, why do you want to see it on the Big Screen?

2) Then TWEET* (not DM) the following message:
I just entered to win tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics Presents: Big” on the Big Screen courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub & @FathomEvents #EnterToWin #CMHContest link here:

*If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can still enter the contest by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog — BUT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ADD THIS VERBIAGE TO YOUR ANSWER: I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

NOTE: If for any reason you encounter a problem commenting here on this blog, please feel free to tweet or DM us, or send an email to and we will be happy to create the entry for you.

ALSO: Please allow us 48 hours to approve your comments. Sorry about that, but we are being overwhelmed with spam, and must sort through 100s of comments…

Robert Loggia and Tom Hanks in Big

About the film: A 13-year-old boy, transformed into a 35-year-old man by a carnival wishing machine, becomes a successful executive by turning his juvenile intellect to toy design. This 30th Anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Please note that only United States residents are eligible to enter this giveaway contest. (see contest rules for further information)

BlogHub members ARE also eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).

You can follow Fathom Events on Twitter at @fathomevents

Good Luck!

–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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13 Responses to Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Big” (30th Anniversary) (Giveaway runs through June 30)

  1. Jordan says:

    “Big” is such a fun and charming film that feels timeless! I believe that this film is just as entertaining now as it was thirty years ago. For this reason, I feel that “Big” is a classic. Thank you for the giveaway! 🙂

  2. Ashley says:

    I think that there is an innocent quality to it that doesn’t exist in many movies. I think that it could have been made at an earlier time.

  3. Rebecca A Reynolds says:

    “Big” is a Classic because it was made in an era of feel good movies. It is timeless in the sense that it appeals to the innerchild in all of us. : I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message

  4. Francis Powers says:

    Big makes you feel like a kid

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Francis, Been having trouble finding your tweet. Please confirm that you tweeted, or just let me know if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks!

  5. Mark PAGAN says:

    Just saw the tweet for this promo, and 1st thought: “Big”? That’s not a classic! Although it’s certainly worth seeing large.. classic within the Hanks titles, and who can resist Robert Loggia now? (h/t Seth McF) Aww, go ahead ‘n put my butt in one of those seats!

  6. Jlwthe2nd says:

    My goodness, yet another tcm movie I haven’t seen. Not sure why I’ve never seen this, bc I like Tom Hanks. I love seeing all these films in the theaters again.

    I do not have a twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  7. Dani says:

    Why is Big a classic? You have a young and talented Tom Hanks before he became a super star performing for the much (somehow still) underappreciated Penny Marshall (of the always wonderful Marshall family) in a film produced by James L Brooks that includes well recognized locations such as FAO Schwartz. All star team here before most were truly household names, one might say. An introduction to who would become Hollywood titans. Think Rebecca for Hitchcock or You Can’t Take It With You for Jimmy Stewart. I haven’t seen it yet, but any film deserves to be experienced as it was meant to be experienced – on the big screen. Big on the big screen? Come on, it’s meant to be!

  8. Liliana Radwanski says:

    While it is not a classic it kind of is for us. It is ,The Be Careful What You Wish For, you might just get it movie. Penny Marshall, following in her Brother Gary’s footsteps made her Directorial Debut. And what a Wonderful Movie it is.

    Josh Baskin is teased and is upset because he is not tall or old enough to participate in fun with friends. He sees this Zoltan Wish Machine and makes a wish. He says,
    “I Wish I Were Big”. He wanted to be a grown-up. The machine wasn’t working so he shakes it. It releases a card and it says, ” Your Wish Has Been Granted”.
    Josh notices to his Surprise that the Zoltan Machine was unplugged. He seemed perplexed and never gave it another thought until the morning when his life as he knew it would change. Hopefully, not forever.

    He realizes throughout the course of film, to be careful what you wish for, you might just get it. He was a 12 year old boy trapped in a 30 year olds body. He got to create his computer comic books he loved. He was working for a toy company and eventually shared ideas to owner of company who befriended him after they piano dueted @ The Now Closed FAO Schwartz in NYC. One of my favorite scenes in movie. He fell in love. through it all his best friend while not happy with him for giving him the brush after he fell in love continued to search for the Zoltan Machine.

    He realizes that being an adult after tutoring kids of an associate in Math, he was not ready for Adulthood, Adult Love and Commitments. He was only 13 as of last Birthday. He had to experience life. He wanted to be his age and himself again. After he finds the Zoltan Machine, he makes another Wish. To be 13 again. Susan sees the card, “Your wish was granted”. He confesses to Susan. Susan was asked if she’d go back.

    She said she couldn’t as she had a difficult adolescence. she chagrined that, it was hard enough the 1st time. Josh loved her but, realized he had to go back. Susan takes Josh Home & she sees him Transform back to young boy Josh. Josh returns home and his mom is so happy. he reunites with his best friend and they play outside.

    It was a coming of age movie. a movie for all ages. it still holds up well. all kids want to be grown-up but never get to preview the way Josh did. He was taught a major lesson. a lesson kids need. you’ll be a grown-up soon enough. don’t rush it. I Love this movie and would Love to see it on The Big Screen.

  9. Jason S says:

    I have not yet seen Big. It is however one of my finacees favorite movies that I have yet to see, so I would love to take her and share my first viewing with her.

  10. Randall Kennemer says:

    I consider Big a classic because it is the classic tale of “everything is greener on the other side” that we can all relate to. When you are young all you want are the things that being an adult might promise, like money, freedom, and a love life. When you are an adult you long for the days of your youth and all the things you miss, like innocence, no responsibilities, and the unconditional love of a parent. The exuberance in which Josh first takes on adulthood is infectious, but is ultimately eclipsed by the things that are challenging for most adults, such as, work deadlines, stress and relationship drama. Luckily for him, he does get to return to his innocence in the end. I’ve always wanted to know how the experience changed the character and how the real grown Josh would have used the life lessons. I think that would make a great storyline for a sequel.

    The first time I visited NYC in 2008, tourists from all over the world were still lining up at FAO Schwarz for the chance to dance on the “Big” piano that was made famous by the film 20 years prior. That was a testament to its impact on film and pop culture.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Oh, visiting FAO and dancing on the keyboard — fun 🙂 Thanks so much for entering and Good Luck!

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