Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: King Kong” (Giveaway runs now through Feb 22)

Win tickets to see “King Kong” on the Big Screen!
In Select Cinemas Nationwide
Sun March 15

CMH continues into our 5h year of our partnership with Fathom Events – with the 4th of our 15 movie ticket giveaways for 2020, courtesy of Fathom Events!

That said, we’ll be giving away FOUR PAIRS of tickets* to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: King Kong” – the original film classic starring Fay Wray — 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, February 22 at 6PM EST.

We will announce the winner(s) on Twitter on Sunday, February 23between 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.

*Prize Tickets will be available while supplies last for select AMC, Regal, and Cinemark cinemas nationwide. Winners will be responsible for their own transportation to the Event. Only United States entries are eligible. Important: Please click here before you enter to ensure that the Event is scheduled at a AMC, Regal, and Cinemark theater near you and that you are able to attend. (please note that there might be slightly different theater listings and/or screening times for each date)

ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, February 22 at 6pm EST…

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

What is it about “King Kong” that makes it a classic — even today, 87 years after its release? 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: King Kong” 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…

About the film: In the classic adventure that made her a star, Fay Wray plays the beautiful woman who conquers the savage heart of a giant ape. Traveling to an uncharted South Pacific island with an adventurer following tales of a God-Ape, Ann Darrow (Wray) is captured by the island’s natives to serve as a human sacrifice to Kong. But when Kong, a giant ape, sees Darrow, it is overcome with love–and eventually captured by the adventurers. Taken to New York and put on display, Kong breaks free and pursues Darrow through New York in one of the most famous scenes ever filmed. The original King Kong, breaking loose in cinemas! This special event includes exclusive insights from Turner Classic Movies.

Please note that only United States residents are eligible to enter this giveaway contest.

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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24 Responses to Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: King Kong” (Giveaway runs now through Feb 22)

  1. Sandra O’Reilly says:

    Why is King Kong a classic? It’s the ultimate love story plus good versus evil , beauty and the beast, all rolled in to one! It’s timeless . I watch it all the time when on TCM. I would love to see it on the big screen because the experience of seeing it on large screen is better than on any television. I also think it’s important to notice the quality of the scenes and angles. Often it’s hard to discern on a television.

  2. Destiny L Drake says:

    I’ve only seen parts of it, but the reason I want to see it is because I want to see how the filmmakers in the 1930s made this movie great

  3. Liliana Maria Radwanski says:

    “It was Beauty who killed the Beast”.
    The original version of King Kong remains a classic treasure. This movie is a classic Beauty and the Beast story. There were 2 other versions, I prefer this one and the recent one. We won’t discuss the 2nd version.

    Who could forget Fay Wray as aspiring actress ,
    Ann Darrow who was duped into coming to that island. Who can forget her screaming in terror as she is captured by King Kong. Fay Wray became the Screen Scream Queen of
    all -time.

    You see Ann grabbed by King, and she looks like a Barbie Doll. I love the original and want to see it on the Big Screen.

  4. Tim says:

    This film is so influential for all of its visuals. It was a breakthrough in cinema and is a classic film!

    Hope I win!!

  5. M.T. Fisher says:

    It’s a classic love story, a revisionist tale of Beauty and the Beast. Also, it’s a pioneer in filmmaking, in that in brought in many of the things in filmmaking that we would later take for granted.

    My reasons for wanting to see it on the big screen is that this way, you notice things one never sees before. Also, my buddy has never seen it, and what a way to introduce him to it.

  6. Jacqueline says:

    I’ve never seen King Kong but I would love to see the stop-motion effects with Kong. Did Ray Harryhausen make the giant gorilla monster? I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  7. Joseph Kolakowski says:

    King Kong is what movies were made for. It is really the perfect movie. I have loved it since I was a child, and it is still my favorite movie. It is the perfect modern-day myth, but more than just a story, it has great acting, music, timing, and, of course, special effects. It will be my dream come true to see this timeless masterpiece on the big screen next month.

  8. Luis Velez says:

    It’s a combination of the nearly human beast and its feelings, which we can all relate to. It’s the thrill of the wonder, the escape, the adventure and the horror, larger than life. And the beauty ~ yes… always the beauty:

    “And lo! The Beast looked upon the face of Beauty, and it stayed its hand from killing. And from that day, it was as one dead.”

  9. Javier Valverde says:

    What makes King Kong a classic, 87 years after its release, is the love of Kong for Ann Darrow. It’s an unrequited love that is heartbreaking. The way that Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack directed this movie is magical. The special effects by Willis O’Brien are amazing. The film score by Max Steiner underlines all the drama in the film.

  10. Claudia says:

    I have not yet seen King Kong, but I know it as a classic for its special effects, its dramatic, tragic and glamorous story. I can only imagine how amazing it will be on the big screen!

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

  11. Gloria Elizabeth says:

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.
    I’ve seen bits and pieces of KING KONG on the small screen. I would like to see it on the big screen because it occupies such a large place in the history and myth of American cinema.

  12. Melissa Hayes says:

    I think that everyone can relate to feeling like a freak.

  13. Bill Muller says:

    I have always wanted to see the special effects masterpiece on the big screen that I’ve only ever seen on the small screen

  14. “King Kong” is still, after so many years, a real event picture. It was “The Avengers: Endgame” or “Independence Day” release of its day. But the special effects, especially of Kong himself, still hold up and are a lot of fun to look at

    I especially want to see King Kong on the big screen, because my grandfather worked for RKO, and one of his signature achievements was putting together promotional artwork and a marquee for one of the East Coast openings. It’s a story I hope to tell more about in March.

  15. David Robinson says:

    What makes King Kong a classic is its ability to inspire filmmakers, and indeed other artists, to this day.

    King Kong is an example of a film when the writing, directing, acting, cinematography, and score(!) come together to create a universally exciting and very touching experience.

  16. Chris Teel says:

    King Kong is a classic film because it tells a classic story of “beauty and the beast”, because the special effects were groundbreaking, because it’s a classic adventure story, and because it had a perfect cast, including the scream-Queen of all time, Faye Wray. This is one of my all time favorites, I have a t-shirt from the squadron tasked to shoot Kong down from the Empire State Building.

  17. Sara Stewart says:

    I love the original King Kong. The special effects of that era may look hoaky today, but the talent and patience that went into filming every moment was what made film making a true art. I love the films today, and CG effects definitely make them more realistic, but I don’t consider it art.

  18. jason f says:

    87 Years later, this movie is still a classic. Beginning of the big screen age. The acting and special effects of the day were amazing. Etched into eternity.

  19. Jesse Hartle says:

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message. King Kong has always been my favorite movie since I first saw it as a child on a 19″ tv in the 70’s. The effects and the feel of the movie are like a dream (or nightmare!) for me and I can watch it over and over again. The chance to see it on the big screen is literally a dream come true!

  20. Jamie S says:

    Wow this movie is 87 years old! Would not have thought that. Never seen it so can’t say why I think it’s a classic. If I win I’m actually going to give the tickets to my friends who saw it on broadway last year. They went just to see the ape of course!
    I do not have a twitter account so I am post am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  21. Jack Cibrian says:

    I love this film! The incredible use of special effects during this time makes it a classic. I was mesmerized watching Kong as a kid whenever the film appeared on TV, so his character has always held a special place for me. It’s more about the creature than the story, though I enjoy that as well.

  22. Kong is a classic because there is a linear connection between this 1933 film and pretty much all special effects in all movies after, even today. I actually have seen it on the big screen – at, I believe, the very first TCM Classic Film Festival in 2010; it was either that year or the year after. Seeing Kong up on the big screen, and sitting in a movie theater as the actors are in the actual film during the scene when Kong is captured in chains on stage, was surreal. I would love to see it again!! And bring my 5-year-old, who is a classic movie fan.

  23. Matt Whitehurst says:

    What Makes the Original King Kong a Classic? The Cast, the story, and the effects. Before this movie was made american cinema didn’t have a lot of visual/special effects. The Spanish version of the 1931 Dracula had it but it was King Kong’s effects that made a mark in the history and american cinema that made this film the 8th wonder of the world.

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