Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (50th Anniversary)” (Giveaway runs November 3 – November 25)

Win Tickets to see “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” on the Big Screen!

In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sunday, December 10 & Wednesday, December 13!

“The only thing that matters is what they feel, and how much they feel, for each other. And if it’s half of what we felt- that’s everything. “

CMH is thrilled to announce the 14th, and final, 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: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” – the timeless classic starring Sidney Poitier and Katharine Houghton— 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, November 25 at 6 PM EST.

We will announce the winner(s) on Twitter on Sunday, November 26, 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.

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner TCM Big Screen Classics Fathom EventsThe film will be playing in select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day-only event on Sunday, December 10 and Wednesday, December 13 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:  

Sidney Poitier delivers a commanding performance as John Prentice, who accompanies his fiancée, Joey, (Katharine Houghton) to her parents’ home – without telling them that he is black. As her parents, Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star in their final film together. Produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and written by William Rose, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner was a box-office sensation across the country. It is, in the words of The New York Times, “a deft comedy and – most of all – a paean to the power of love.”

ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, November 25 at 6PM EST…

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

THE QUESTION:

What is it about “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” that makes it 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 entered to win tickets to see “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” 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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43 Responses to Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (50th Anniversary)” (Giveaway runs November 3 – November 25)

  1. M.T. Fisher says:

    The fact that this is Tracy’s swan song. And he is so magnificent in it. When you watch this, you know you’re saying farewell to him. Then he is matched by Poitier and Hepburn. Three giants of the cinema in one film, playing off each other is always a treat. I’d love to see this in the cinema, as I’m introducing a friend to it, and this is the proper way to do so.

  2. Brittaney B says:

    It’s not just the famous talent featured in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner which makes it a classic. But also, the very old and yet still current issues it addresses.

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

  3. Greg Bryant says:

    THE QUESTION:

    1. It was one of the early films to deal with race in films, particularly an interracial marriage, albeit in the context of the 1960′s. It feels a little dated in 2017, but it’s still an important film because of it’s topic. It was also Katherine Hepburn’s third Oscar and Spencer Tracy’s final film.

    I entered to win tickets to see “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” on the Big Screen courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub & @FathomEvents #TCMBigScreen

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

  4. Pamela Smith says:

    The final Tracy & Hepburn film majes it an instant classic. Stanley Kramer’s direction of these two wonderful actors appears that he just them be Spencer & Kate, what more is needed?

  5. Lisa Bartholow says:

    Hepburn and Tracy are their best and epic no-nonsense selves. Also, this film is as absolutely timely and societally relative today as it was when it was released. You’re not watching a movie here … you are looking into another family’s life! Best timeless film ever.

  6. Mikary says:

    The cast alone (Hepburn! Tracy! Poitier!) makes “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” a classic!

    I have never seen this movie in its entirety ~ just in bits and pieces on TV. I would love to see the whole movie as a big screen experience.

    I entered to win tickets to see “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” on the Big Screen courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub & @FathomEvents #TCMBigScreen

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

  7. I have never seen this movie before and would love to do so on the big screen. The issues addressed are still very current today. Plus, Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy! What’s not to love?

  8. Daniel G. says:

    I have not seen “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”. It would be a pleasure to view this on the big screen. Stanley Kramer directing Hepburn, Tracy, & Poitier! Why have I not made time to watch this yet? It’s time to rectify this err.

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

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      It’s definitely a good one. And a ‘must see’ in my humble opinion. Thanks so much for entering and Good Luck :)

  9. Bharat says:

    Watching classics like these on the big screen is a great experience. Also these classic movies are well acted and have great stories. I have heard abt this movie but never seen it so looking forward to it.

  10. Donita says:

    I remember falling in love with this movie as a child but I’ve never seen it in the big screen! What a treat that will be!
    How could you ever put actors of this quality together in a well written film on a such a serious subject and not have a classic?! Answer: You couldn’t!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Donita, I’m having trouble finding your tweet. Could you please confirm that you tweeted, or let me know if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks so much :)

  11. Dennis Taylor says:

    The performances, the issues that are still relevant today, the story, etc. How can it not be a classic.

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

  12. Mark Brown says:

    What makes ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’ a classic is that 50 years later, we still have many families dealing with the same internalized racist feelings which is so sad! So the movie is relevant even today!

  13. Noah Ramer says:

    I have heard that this film exposed racial injustices of the 1960′s America, which I find interesting. Jordan Peele also stated that this film inspired his directoral debut, the movie of the year Get Out, which makes this a must see!

  14. Lauren Cunningham says:

    There is so much about Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner that makes it a classic. The pairing of Katharine Hepburn & Spencer Tracey and I’m a firm believer that their movies together are significantly better than movies with just Spencer Tracey or just Katharine Hepburn. (And both are solid actors that individually made good movies.) The movie touches us on an emotional level – it’s about love, it’s about family. It’s a family that we a want to be part of. We all want to find a love like what’s portrayed in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner & to fight for that love. It’s Spencer Tracey’s swan song & that tugs at your heart strings. And lastly, the movie is a classic because you just don’t expect Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner to be such a great movie. The romance is underplayed. There’s no action in it. It’s confronting racism in the 1960’s, when interracial marriage was still highly taboo. Everything together makes Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner a beautiful movie and that’s what makes it classic.

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

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      I so agree. Such a classic… poignant and impactful… and you really can’t beat the actors and performances… Thank you so much for entering and Good Luck :)

  15. Rose Wesley says:

    1). Tracy, Hepburn, Pointier – need I say more?
    2). I entered to win tickets to see “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” on the Big Screen courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub & @FathomEvents #TCMBigScreen

  16. Julie moon says:

    The subject matter was so important, and the actors and actresses gave strong performances. Uncomfortable to watch, but it gave an accurate picture of the fear parents had of their children having interracial relationships.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Julie, I’m having trouble finding your tweet. Could you please confirm that you tweeted, or let me know if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks so much :)

  17. Jen S says:

    Hepburn, Tracy, & Poitier. The performances are legendary and excited the very real changing of hearts of that time. On my list of movies I need to add to my movie collection.

    I’ve only seen it on televisions (as I’m in my late 30s) and would love to see it in a theater.

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

  18. Cindy Nelson-Morton says:

    “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” is a classic for me because it was a favorite of mine and my Grandmother’s when I was little. It was her way of teaching tolerance for all. I have never seen it on the Big Screen and my youngest, who is discovering “old movies” hasn’t seen it at all. It would be a wonderful way fir gim to discover this movie.

    I do NOT have a twitter account, and am posting here to enter as I cannot tweet a message.

  19. All movies are better on big screens!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Julie, 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 so much :)

  20. CaitlynD says:

    My favorite thing about this film is ..Katharine Hepburn :)

  21. Jeanelle Kleveland says:

    I can’t wait to see this on the big screen. After having seen Sidney Poitier in person at the last TCM film festival, I’m anxious to see any film he’s in. This particular film is excellent for it’s discussion of interracial relationships. I will be going whether I win tickets or not. But thank you CMH, for this opportunity.

  22. Cindy Hand says:

    I do not have a Twitter account so I am posting her to enter since I cannot tweet the message. Tracy and Hepburn together, Potier, such classic names and all give legendary performances in this film. And the story matter was so risqué at the time. I love this movie and get excited to watch it again every time! Thanks for bringing it to the big screen.

  23. Mary D says:

    It’s not just the stellar actors that make this a classic. It’s the timeless issue of “differences” that is addressed – be it racism, financial status, education, etc. Love overcomes all. To quote Lin-Manuel Miranda: Love is love is love is love…

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Mary, 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 so much :)

  24. Amarillys Romero says:

    I believe two main reasons make GWCTD such a classic. For one thing, it is the legendary Spencer Tracy’s final performance (and boy does he go out with a bang) and final collaboration with his partner, the legendary Katharine Hepburn. The other main reason is the major issue of race. It tackles a subject still relevant even today of interracial relationships. Therefore, it is essential to see on the big screen.

  25. Joseph G says:

    It’s impossible to choose only one aspect of this film that qualifies it as a classic. The cast is solid of course, with director Stanley Kramer manifesting grounded storytelling from them all (this film has gravitas yet plenty of light moments.) Kramer also paces every scene beautifully — nothing plays either too fast or too slow. William Rose’s script is smart, clever, and he does what excellent writers are supposed to do — give each character their own voice/vocabulary. Basically, everything just WORKS beautifully in this fine film. There’s also great pathos in this being Spencer Tracy’s final role — not just in it being a great performance, but in the extraordinary final speech he has. That speech is the crux of the film, because it encapsulates racial issues of the day — issues that are unfortunately still with us — and essentially says it’s important to live our lives with courage and dignity despite the hateful/ignorant people we encounter. And besides all the great things about this film, another reason I look forward to seeing this on the big screen is to revel in that spectacular backdrop of San Francisco Bay — it’s one of the greatest backdrops Hollywood created!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Joseph, 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 so much :)

  26. Javier Valverde says:

    What makes “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” a classic is because it’s the last film that Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn were in and because it dealt with the interracial relationship between Sidney Poitier’s character and Katharine Houghton’s character, which was a very taboo subject to talk about in those days. The film was brave in bringing this topic to light.

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