Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (35th Anniversary)” (Giveaway runs August 11 – September 2)

Win Tickets to see “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” on the Big Screen!

In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sunday, September 17 & Wednesday, September 20!

“E.T. phone home.”

CMH is thrilled to announce the 11th 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: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” – the timeless classic starring Henry Thomas and Dee Wallace— 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, September 2 at 6 PM EST.

We will announce the winner(s) on Twitter on Sunday, September 3, 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.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial TCM Big Screen Classics Fathom Events

The film will be playing in select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day-only event on Sunday, September 17 and Wednesday, September 20 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:  

Thirty-five years since its release, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial remains a singular achievement, a movie that enchanted a generation with its sheer movie making prowess and its simple, exquisite story of the bond between a little boy and an alien. Directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Melissa Mathison, it’s one of the rare movies that can be universally defined by a single shot: Elliott and E.T. flying on a bicycle against a full moon.

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

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

THE QUESTION:

Although not a classic-era Classic, most people do consider “E.T.” a Classic nonetheless. What is it about the film that makes it a Classic? And, if you haven’t seen it yet, 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 “E.T.” 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 clas@gmail.com 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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47 Responses to Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (35th Anniversary)” (Giveaway runs August 11 – September 2)

  1. Shelia says:

    Awww, it was such a feel good movie. Proves the quote I have:
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    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Definitely a feel good movie! I’m looking so forward to seeing it on the Big Screen! Thanks for entering and Good Luck :)

  2. Javier Valverde says:

    I consider this “E.T.” a classic film because it captivated the a whole generation of 80s kids, of which I am one, because of the simple story of a boy and an alien and the beautiful filmmaking done by Steven Spielberg. I never saw it when it came out in 1982 and I want to see it on the Big Screen because it’s the film of my generation.

  3. Bernardo Miller-Villela says:

    It’s a classic because of its handling of fantasy and tear-jerking elements as well as its impeccable imagery. I’ve not seen the original version on the big screeen and that’s how all Spielberg titles should be seen.

  4. Ana Roland says:

    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is a timeless classic for the entire family. It is perfectly cast and realistically depicts siblings being raised by a single Mother. Elliott (Henry Thomas) and E.T.’s extraordinary friendship is one of cinema’s most enduring with themes of loyalty, trust, and caring is very affecting. There are so many wonderful scenes in this movie that stay with you. A favorite of mine is a very young Drew Barrymore (hope she takes her kids to see this Fathom Events Film) screaming when she runs into E.T. the extra-terrestrial. Director Steven Spielberg has captured the joy of movie magic when Elliott’s bicycle lifts up into the sky and soars across the moon. As you said above, it’s one of the rare movies that can be universally defined by a single shot. Full disclosure, I was dragged to see this film when it came out in the theaters in 1982. I didn’t think it would be a film for me. To this day I thank my friend Janet for convincing me to go. I was never the same since. Fun anecdote, E.T. was a national pop cultural phenomenon at the time. Rockefeller Center, NYC had an E.T. character impersonator. I guess E.T. saw my excitement in seeing him, all of a sudden he grabbed me in his arms and ran off with me laughing my head off…I wish I could find the photo my sister (in shock) tried to take of me. It was hilarious. Another side note, my Dad would sign his letters to me E.T. (Ernesto Theodor.) E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is one of the all-time best!

  5. Christopher says:

    I haven’t had the chance to see it yet (sad, I know), but I figured this would be the best time to see it first. I wish I could’ve seen some of my favorite movies in the theater on my first viewings, so this is kind of like doing that. Plus I love Close Encounters and have high hopes for this one

  6. Mikey A says:

    I consider E.T. a classic movie because I grew up to it, and I cannot have Resses Pieces without saying, “E.T. phone home”. But this movie takes me back to when my movie use to take me to the Drive In. This movie and Dark Crystal I hold dear to my heart. :)

  7. Patrick B (Farolight) says:

    E.T. Is a classic film because it captured perfectly the wonders of childhood, the fascination with exploring the “other,” and the zeitgeist of the age.

  8. Julie says:

    E.T. is a classic for me. It’s a part of my childhood. It’s the story of family & innocence. Elliot & Gertie are two of my favorite characters in cinema. And E.T. how can you not fall in love with the little guy?! Everything about the movie of Simply Amazing. The cinematography is stunning and the music, the music is absolutely phenomenal.

  9. Page says:

    I consider E.T. to be a classic, because it captivated people of all generations. I did see it on the big screen when it first came out. I saw it with a friend, then my mom, then my grandmother … yes, three times! All ages, and everyone loved it. It’s sweet, tear-jerking and funny. I would love to see it again on the big screen to recapture that happy feeling I had watching it with all of those special people.

  10. Dana says:

    E.T. is a classic, because it has an iconic feel. It was the first of its kind. There may have been copycats later, but it was the first. And loved by all. I’ve seen it on the big screen and would love to see it again!

  11. Robin black says:

    ET is a classic because of the amazing technology that brought him an alien to life and made us all sob when it seemed he was lost.

  12. Mark PAGAN says:

    How can anyone not love a film that supports the urban legend, “alligators in the sewer…” (ha!) – or presages ‘ohana’ (aww..).
    (Do have great respect for this being touted as the ‘original’ version; no respect for revisionism!)

  13. Jeanelle Kleveland says:

    I am looking forward to ET on the big screen. I am old enough to remember it when it came out. I love outer space and science fiction. I have already invited a niece, grandniece, and grandnephew to go. I may invite others. I can’t wait for them to see it on the big screen. My niece, Whitley, says it was a favorite of hers growing up. She is 17 and a senior in high school and interested in acting and is also a musician. She will love it.

    Jordyn is 12 and her brother Carson is 9. I don’t know if they have seen it but they will love it. I’m looking forward to a fun Sunday afternoon.

  14. D Duncan says:

    It’s a classic movie because it’s timeless. I was 16 when I saw it in the theater, and took my 5 nephews with me. 15 years later I took my daughter to see it at a family movie festival sponsored by her school. Now I’m taking my nephews’ kids. I will tell them about taking their uncles and dad, and their now-grown cousin. So many fond memories, so many new memories about to be made! [tweeting at @dld503pdx]

  15. Daniel G. says:

    ET is a classic film. At least, it is for me. I saw it in a theater upon its initial release in ’82 and fell in love with the movies. Two things ET taught me:
    1. I learned that cinema could be used to make people laugh, cry, cheer, and love, all within a two hour period. That a good movie allowed you to experience the story, not just see it.
    2. After learning that ET had been directed by the same guy that made Jaws, Close Encounters, and Raiders of the Lost Ark, I learned that it was important to pay attention to those names on the screen before and after the movie.

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

  16. Migdalia Micky Pizarro says:

    If we are honest (even if we don’t want to admit it) most of the things from the 80′s have become classics. The movie ET being one of them. Three generations later it still has the power to transfrom hearts, and give us hope.
    Still can make us cry, laugh and cheer – things some of us have forgotten or have gotten to “grown” or busy to do.
    When ET reached out in that one scene with his finger, he touched us in a way that no other movie had ever done before, as evidenced by the awards it received.
    May we never forget to reach out to others, and may this movie continue to fill others with joy and wonder as it did us so many years ago.

  17. Derek Smith says:

    E.T. is a classic for how it portrayed the family. No longer is the nuclear family the norm, and E.T. honestly showed that, without negative criticism. It also freely tapped into Spielberg’s inspirations yet did so in a way that wasn’t pandering or winking at the camera.

  18. Sean Siska says:

    E.T. is a classic for a couple of reasons.

    First, it is seminal Spielberg, from a period where he was working at the peak of his powers. So many trademark characteristics: the slack-jawed reaction shots, characters coming from or dealing with a broken home, fantastical elements set in a familiar suburban landscape.

    Second, is that the film hits so many different buttons that there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy. It’s thrilling, it’s funny, it’s heartbreaking, it’s scary, it has great big special effects spectacle, and small, tender emotional moments. Any movie that can achieve that is definitely a classic.

  19. Gabby Cotton says:

    I think it is considered a classic because it is a movie that people love regardless of their age, it’s a movie that anyone can watch and fall in love with.

  20. Anthony Vertuccio says:

    Remember I put a payment for the VHS if this movie. Now have it on Blu Ray. Would love to see it on The big screen again.

  21. Adoree Taylor says:

    I think E.T. is a classic because its plot embodies innocence and whimsy, and the story has remained timeless throughout the decades since it was filmed. Since the story is, at its core, about friendship and overlooking the differences between individuals (human vs. extra terrestrial), the sentiment is never irrelevant, which gives it cinematic integrity. An individual of any age could theoretically appreciate this movie, and at any point in time — its the type of movie you may have seen as a child, but can still enjoy as an adult.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

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

  22. Judith Villiers says:

    It is a classic because it captures the heart and imagination of the audience with an unforgettable character and a timeless message: that friendship is one of the purest forms of love we have, capable of transcending differences in race, age, gender, and even planet of origin.

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

  23. Laura LaTorre says:

    ET is a classic because it transforms the viewer back to the innocence and awe of childhood. Looking forward to seeing this movie on the big screen with my two adult children . Both first timers. I don’t have a Twitter account so I’m posting here because I can’t tweet the message.

  24. Adam Czarnecki says:

    “E.T.” is a classic film because it is one that everyone of all ages and of every generation can enjoy. It’s a spectacle filled picture for sure, but it’s also a compelling look at grief, loss, and friendship. I wasn’t alive when it came out, I watched it on VHS when I was about four or five and I was in tears at the end. It’s a film that simply never looses its touch no matter how old you get.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Adam, I can’t seem to find your tweet. Could you please confirm that you tweeted, or comment back here if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks so much!

  25. Gina Hatfield says:

    It’s such a sweet story of innocence and the love of friends. It’s one that the entire family can enjoy. It’s sweet, funny and sad.
    Just entered to win tickets to see ET on the big screen courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub and @FathomEvents #TCM BigScreen. I do not have a Twitter account so I am posting here to enter because I cannot tweet the message.

  26. Linda Renegar says:

    E.T. is a classic because it brings enjoyment to multiple generations.
    I look forward to seeing it with my granddaughter for the first time.

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

  27. Benjamin says:

    The film is fun, it’s heartwarming as well as heart wrenching, and it’s just one of those films that pretty much anyone can enjoy. Would love to catch this one on the big screen seeing as how I never had the chance to do so before.

    Also, E.T. gets drunk. Hilarious.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Benjamin, I can’t seem to find your tweet. Could you please confirm that you tweeted, or comment back here if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks so much!

  28. M.J. Kang says:

    A film is a classic if it has stood the test of time. I think E.T. would be considered a classic film. I would love to see E.T. with my daughter to share in future memories. I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Oh yes, what a wonderful film to share with your daughter! Definitely a modern classic… I’ll never forget the first time I saw it. Thanks for entering and Good Luck :)

  29. Vanessa Alvarez says:

    E.T. is a classic because it is timeless and has been enjoyed by many generations of people. E.T. is a film that has so much imagination. It focuses on topics such as childhood, friendship and divorce. E.T. is a movie that is relatable to everyone. I would love to see this movie on the big screen with my daughter.

    I do not have a Twitter acccount. This is my entry.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Such a perfect film to share with your daughter, and IMHO a true modern classic :) Thanks so much for entering and Good Luck!

  30. Tim h says:

    The music and the shot of Elliott flying past the moon on his bike!
    I saw the film in 1982 and it’s still a magical one!!!

  31. George Gomez says:

    The cinematography in this movie is underrated and I believe it makes it a classic.

  32. Annmarie Gatti says:

    Posting on behalf of Rebecca H who was unable to post:

    “1st movie in 1982!”

  33. Lisa Colangelo says:

    I do not remember seeing it when it was released. Maybe to busy working? Now that I have the time, would love the chance to view this modern classic it on the big screen.

  34. Patrick B. (Farolight) says:

    I saw a tweet that said I won one of the pairs of tickets… please let me know what I need to do to collect the prize. Thanks!

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