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


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 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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13 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:
    Differences Challenge Assumptions
    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!)

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