Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Casablanca (75th Anniversary)” (Giveaway runs October 1 – October 28)

Win Tickets to see “Casablanca” on the Big Screen!

In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sunday, November 12 & Wednesday, November 15!

“Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.”

CMH is thrilled to announce the 13th of our 14 movie ticket giveaways this year, courtesy of Fathom Events!

That said, we’ll be giving away EIGHT PAIRS of tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Casablanca” – the timeless classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman— the way it was meant to be seen — 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, October 28 at 6 PM EST.

We will announce the winner(s) on Twitter on Sunday, October 29, 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.

Casablanca TCM Big Screen Presents Fathom Events

The film will be playing in select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day-only event on Sunday, November 12 and Wednesday, November 15 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)

About the film:  

Perhaps no other movie has become as beloved and as synonymous with Hollywood glamour as Casablanca. Humphrey Bogart is Rick Blaine, owner of Rick’s, the nightclub that everyone in Casablanca attends – including resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid) and his wife, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), whose sudden appearance leads to some of the best dialogue ever written for the movies.

ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, October 28 at 6PM EST…

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


Many fans consider “Casablanca” a Classic among Classics, so I know that this may be tough to answer :) What do you love most about “Casablanca”? 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:

Just entered to win tickets to see “Casablanca” on the Big Screen courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub & @FathomEvents #TCMBigScreen

*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.

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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57 Responses to Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Casablanca (75th Anniversary)” (Giveaway runs October 1 – October 28)

  1. Sara Stewart says:

    I love everything about it, but honestly, the cinematography was incredible. Black and white film is such an art and I think it’s sad that today’s filmmakers don’t realize that.

  2. Makenzie Baldwin says:

    I have always heard the amazing things people have to say about this film. So for my first time seeing the movie, it would be a thrill to see it on the big screen! It would make me feel as if the film is coming out for the first time and I was there to see it. I have always wanted to go back in time to Hollywood’s golden age and live to see these pieces of art come to life. If I could see it for the first time on the big screen, it would be a surreal and magnificent event!

  3. Gwen Loeffler says:

    The right people lived; the right people died; the right people wound up together in the end.

  4. Shelia says:

    Ohhhh! Nice!!! It’s been a long time since I’ve seen it and I have never seen it on a big screen. I’m a sucker for the love story. Would be great to revisit the whole thing! Thanks.

  5. Liliana Radwanski says:

    “You must Remember this, a kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh.the fundamental things apply as time goes by”!
    “Of all the Gin Joints in the World, she had to come into mine “!
    Rick and Ilsa are star crossed lovers who would always have Paris.
    Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman lit up the Screen with unforgettable Chemistry.this is the stuff that a Classic is made of.Sprinkle in Paul Henreid as Ilsa’s husband Lazlo and Claude Rains, who like Humphrey Bogart said made,” the beginning of a Beautiful Friendship!
    I saw it many times.I own the Bluray set but, would love to see it on the Bigscreen.
    It is an unforgettable classic and Love Story.
    Vogue should’ve gotten an Oscar!
    What I Love about it is that it is not only a love story but, it has action.Rick had to help get Iowa’s husband outbid Casablanca before he could get captured and give up his lady.a movie for the guys and ladies is what I Love most about it.

  6. Liliana Radwanski says:

    Just tweeted

  7. Kassidy Jacobs says:

    Casablanca was my first Bogart film and I was obsessed! Such an amazing actor. Everything about this movie is so glamorous and is everything to love about old hollywood. It deserves to be seen on the big screen! I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Oh I so agree that it deserves to be seen on the Big Screen! Can’t wait to see it myself. Thanks for entering and Good Luck :)

  8. M.T. Fisher says:

    There are too many great things about CASABLANCA for one person to post here. But it seems when you watch a film on the big screen, you always see things you never catch on the television. Again, this is one I’m introducing to a friend when we see it on the big screen, as it’s the proper way for him to see it for the first time. Quintessential Bogart.

  9. Connie says:

    What I love most about Casablanca is its love story, from that proud unwavering love we see when they sing the French national anthem loud and proud, when we hear the life in music as Sam plays “As Time Goes By” and just the whole final scene when Rick tells Elsa to leave because he knows that she obviously loves Victor and it’s just this acceptance that of course they were once in love, but they can never return to that and long story short, I love what this movie tells us about love.

  10. Bob Nichnadowicz says:

    I’m a big movie buff, yet somehow I’ve never seen it. Right now you’re screaming “WHAT?!?!? HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?!?!?” That’s what everyone says. And that’s why I need to win tickets to see this. Please help my self esteem.

  11. Daniel G. says:

    As a “Classic among Classics”, I am ashamed to say that I haven’t seen Casablanca. It’s one of those movies that I have always wanted to see, but only in the best possible circumstances. It didn’t seem right to just pop in a DVD, kick back in a La-Z-Boy, and eat pizza. However, this seems like the perfect time to finally see it… on the BIG SCREEN! I’d love to make a date night out of it and take my wife to dinner and a movie. :)

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

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Oh my! That needs to be remedied! Definitely a ‘Classic among Classics’! Thanks for entering and Good Luck :)

  12. Tracy Sharpe says:

    this is a very crazy story! when i first heard about cassablanca it was in one of my film studies classes back in college. my professor was going on and on about this movie and how amazing it is. i gave it a chance and didnt understand what all the hype was about and why this movie was so iconic. i read that humphry bogart beat about marlon brando (my favorite actor) for best actor in 1951, and i was so pissed! i couldnt understand why!! anyways, i watched cassablanca again and realized this movie is just a classic. its so hard to explain it but the entire storyline is flawless. you can even quote the movie over and over again. i think its the connection between humphry bogart and ingrid bergman that makes such a love story so real and something that anyone can relate to. its just a movie you have to watch for yourself to understand how iconic it is. play it sam, play as time goes by. to see this movie in theaters would be so much fun!

  13. Marigrace Molluso says:

    What I love best about Casablanca is the intrigue. Each character operates within the law for their own self preservation but simultaneously works with the black market and the freedom fighters.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Marigrace. I haven’t seen your tweet yet. Please let me know if you tweeted, or let me know if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks :)

  14. Jeanelle Kleveland says:

    I have seen this movie dozens of times and no doubt will see it dozens more. However, I’ve never seen it on the big screen. I love seeing how the various relationships work in this film. They are complicated and you can see how you are friends and enemies with the same person depending on the issue at hand.

    I look forward to seeing it on the big screen.

  15. Tom Restivo says:

    Because the music was the basis of our engagement and first dance.

  16. Javier Valverde says:

    What I love most about “Casablanca” is the direction of Michael Curtiz. He directs Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Dooley Wilson and the rest of the cast in a superb manner. I also Max Steiner’s beautiful score as well, which is the second ingredient that makes the film a classic. I also love Arthur Edeson’s cinematography. He beautifully films all the scenes with in a chiaroscuro style that is the third ingredient that makes this film a classic.

  17. Kari says:

    I love that Casablanca is such a wonderful combination of drama, romance, and suspense. I actually only saw it for the first time recently and was enchanted by it! I would love to see it on the big screen.

  18. Mark PAGAN says:

    I want to see it for the waters.
    “But it’s set in the North African desert.”
    I was misinformed.

  19. Jean F says:

    What I love most about Casablanca is the magnetism between Ilsa and Rick – and how they walked away from each other for the greater good. Who could do that? They are played to perfection by Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart.

  20. Paul Gallagher says:

    Very few films live up to their reputation as “classic” entertainment. “Casablanca” does. Courage, humor, honor, sacrifice — it’s a story that never fails to hold an audience’s attention from first scene to last. I have only ever seen it on TV, so I would love to see it on the big screen.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Paul, I can’t seem to find your tweet. Could you please confirm that you tweeted, or let me know if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks :)

  21. Candy Green says:

    What do you love most about “Casablanca”
    For me, it’s the secondary characters in Casablanca that make this an especially good movie. For a long time, I felt Casablanca had become a big cliche in the decades since its ’42 release. However, when I looked beyond the, “Here’s looking at you kid” and “We’ll always have Paris” lines that have been mimicked in other films and TV shows ad nauseam, I realized it’s the character actors such as S.Z. Sakall, Sydney Greenstreet, Conrad Veidt, Peter Lorre, Leonid Kinskey and others that really enhance the movie; making its stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Raines and Paul Henreid shine even brighter.

  22. David Robinson says:

    I’ve always loved black and white movies but have never seen Casablanca. I always hoped my first time to see it would be on the big screen.

  23. Anna Fulbright says:

    I love the aroma nice between Bogart and Bacall.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Anna, I’m not sure I understand your answer, but that’s okay… One thing however, I haven’t seen your tweet yet. Could you please confirm that you tweeted, or let me know if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks :)

  24. John Barrett says:

    Perfectly cast. Great script. War, romance, suspense, comedy. What’s not to love?

  25. Marybeth crowley says:

    I love the fantastic cast… and the soundtrack… really great music that adds to the story

  26. Elizabeth Hagee says:

    I love how there are so many different parts to this movie. And I love how all of the parts come together and fit like puzzle pieces. There are so many highs and lows and throughout the movie you think you know how it will end but it doesn’t end that way. But even though the outcome isn’t what we wanted it still leaves you pleased, refreshed and happy.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Elizabeth, I can’t seem to find your tweet. Could you please confirm that you tweeted, or let me know here if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks!

  27. Peter Holloway says:

    One of the greatest love stories ever and a tear jerker aswell.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Peter, I can’t seem to find your tweet. Could you please confirm that you tweeted, or let me know here that you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks!

  28. Woody Woodrum says:

    Many fans consider “Casablanca” a Classic among Classics, so I know that this may be tough to answer. What do you love most about “Casablanca”? And, if you haven’t seen it, why do you want to see it on the Big Screen?

    I have been lucky enough to see the movie on the big screen, but it was many, many years ago with my wife. The print was sub-par but we were just married (coming up on 27th anniversary) and, for me, Casablanca is the best movie among all movies – just edging “Citizen Kane” due to the great writing for Bogie, Bergman, and Rains as well as the rest of the cast. Any chance to see it again, this time remastered and cleaned up, would be a great gift for any movie fan! I watch it everytime it is run and I will continue to for the rest of my life.

  29. Rosemary Taylor says:

    There are many things to love about the film… For the sake of brevity I’ll cite its emphasis on sacrifice and resignation over chest-thumping patriotism and cheaply crowd-pleasing resolutions. The performances are brilliantly lived-in and nuanced. The first time I ever saw Casablanca was with my late father at a 50th anniversary screening. It’d be lovely to revisit it in a cinema for the first time since then.

  30. David Kassnoff says:

    “I came to Casablanca for the waters.”
    “But sir, Casablanca is in the desert.”
    “I was misinformed.”
    Great film. See it at least once a year.
    Thank you.

  31. Joe Bean says:

    I love the shadows and the smoke and the drinking in the shadows and smoke. I love Bergman’s face but not as much as Bogart’s. I love Ugarte’s weaseliness and Sascha’s “Yes, Boss.” I want to see it on the big screen because it’s a larger than life movie and deserves to be see on the big screen.

  32. Les Cook says:

    Of course the casting is perfect, but I find the writing to be superb.
    Anytime you can get as many quotable lines, that almost everyone knows, from one film, you’ve got some great writing.

    I’ve seen it on the big screen back in the early 80′s, but I celebrated a little too much before the show, so my memory is a little fuzzy.

  33. Walter Szymakowski says:

    Casablanca takes you to two places. One feels the emotions of the characters in Casablanca December 1940 and feels the emotions of the American movie goer in the dark war days of early 1942. The scene in which they sing La Marseillaise brings tears to my eyes. Great story, great actors, great art.

  34. Elizabeth Hagee says:

    This movie is one of my all time favorites. There are so many parts and pieces to it and all the pieces fit together like a puzzle. Throughout the movie you can kind of tell what the outcome will be but in reality the ended is not that way. Even though it doesn’t end the way we would like it to, it still is a happy ending and leaves you wanting more.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Elizabeth, I still can’t seem to find your tweet. Since you’ve taken the time to enter twice via this blog post, I will assume at this point that you don’t have a twitter account. So, that said, I will officially enter you. Thanks and Good Luck!

  35. steven Crayne says:

    Because I cry like a baby every time I see it.

  36. Ralph HoverstenII says:

    Where to begin? This movie has a little bit of everything romance drama comedy. Also looking back historically this movies purpose about World War II cannot be overstated. The memorable lines that are set in this movie also to hear Sam play as time goes by is worth the price of admission by itself.

  37. Ray Winey says:

    All movies have a different look and feel on the big screen. There are details that you can see that you can’t see or notice on the small screen. No matter how many times you see a movie on television, the theater experience is best for experiencing a movie. Casablanca is no exception. I am a movie lover and this movie is my all time favorite. I never tire of seeing it.

  38. Norma Jean Parker says:

    First of all there’s Bogart, then there’s Bergman!. And another thing I loved, an African American actor being treated with respect. All the rest of the cast members were escapees from the nazis or others affected by the war, even the ones playing nazis in Casablanca. A masterpiece, as far as I’m concerned!

    I do not have a twitter account.

  39. Elizabeth McGrady says:

    It’s Boggie at his best! Drama, romance, spies, intrigue, men in uniforms, femme fatale, lust, the best of film noir.

  40. Norm_Ray says:

    I guess I love all the different characters in the movie. Like pieces of a puzzle they all make perfect fits to make such a great picture.

  41. Anna F. says:

    I love the chemistry between Bogart and Bacall.

  42. aj long says:

    What I love most about Casablanca is the eternal romance that Rick and Ilsa shared. The power of the short time they had together carries them through the rest of their lives. All aspects of the film support this story of romance: Paris, the depth of love, the potency of supposed rejection of Rick’s love, Ilsa’s torn heart, the War, Laszlo’s Cause, patriotism, Sam’s music—all these embody the theme of romance. Joan Alison’s story, the actors, the movie’s score and Curtiz’s direction combine to immortalize the movie. We’ll always have Casablanca.

  43. Matr Whitehurst says:

    I am a sucker for a great romance movie and Casablanca is one of those movies. What I love about the movie that it sets up the story in a good amount of time, the cast is great, and the bittersweet ending is still makes an impact on me every time I watch it.

  44. Jason says:

    I have never seen Casablanca before and would love to experience it in the theater and be transported back to that time.

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