Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: The Godfather” (Giveaway runs May 5 – May 20)

Win Tickets to see “The Godfather” on the Big Screen!

In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sunday, June 4 & Wednesday, June 7!

“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse. “

Yay! The contest is over and the winners are:
MT, Daniel G, Gregory A, Brooks R, Ross W, Jean L, Laura A, and Christina H.

CMH is thrilled to announce the 7th 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: The Godfather” – the timeless classic starring Marlon Brando, and Al Pacino— 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, May 20 at 6 PM EST.

We will announce the winner(s) on Twitter on Sunday, May 21, 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.

The Godfather TCM Presents Big Screen Classics Fathom Events

The film will be playing in select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day-only event on Sunday, June 4 and Wednesday, June 7 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:  

This epic crime drama combines legendary performances by Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton and Robert Duval, and the impeccable direction of Francis Ford Coppola, for a towering achievement in American filmmaking, a powerful saga that redefined cinema.

ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, May 20 at 6PM EST…

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

THE QUESTION:

Altough not a classic-era Classic, most people do consider “The Godfather” a Classic none-the-less. 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 “The Godfather” 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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77 Responses to Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: The Godfather” (Giveaway runs May 5 – May 20)

  1. M.T. Fisher says:

    Because it is perfection on the screen. The script, the acting, the score, it’s a perfect combination meshed together to make a cinematic masterpiece.

  2. George Gomez says:

    Any piece of art that can influence and become a thread in the fabric of generations makes it a classic.

  3. Shelia says:

    Well I know I will be going against convention here by saying The Godfather is not one of my favorites. It just doesn’t illicit those feel good feelings for me. However, that’s not to deny that it is a great film choc full of superb acting or else it would not have outlasted so many others. Fans are constantly quoting and referring to it and can perform whole passages so it must have hit a nerve for them. It’s been such a long time since I have seen it. Perhaps another viewing will awaken some new angle I hadn’t considered. The Mafia has been with us a long time and will continue. So the depiction of their heyday will render it a true Classic from a pre-Classic with the passage of time.
    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      I think it’s going to be impressive on the big screen… Thanks so much for entering and Good Luck :)

  4. Daniel G. says:

    This movie has everything needed to be considered a classic except age. How old does a movie need to be to be considered a classic anyway? I say we just go ahead and call it a classic and be done with it.
    The Godfather and its sequel are some of my favorite movies. I’ve never had the chance to see them on the big screen, so I’ll be taking this opportunity to correct that. Hopefully, The Godfather Part II will be aging next year. Let’s make that happen, TCM. Thanks.

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

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      I’ve never seen it on the Big Screen either, and looking forward to it! Thanks so much for entering and Good Luck :)

  5. tracy sharpe says:

    im a huge maron brando fan. i studied his entire life and career back in college for my tv and film classes. he is what makes the movie so iconic. this was the point in his life where he just didnt care about acting anymore. he was giving everyone such a hard time. he didnt memorize any lines for most of his movies, and had to have them displayed off screen on big cue cards. for the godfather, he stuffed his mouth with cotton balls for this role, just to get the real effect. once he won the oscar for this movie, or should i say refused the oscar, he sent an indian woman to speak on his behalf. its sad he did that, because the role of don corleone is one of the most iconic characters in movie history.marlon sadly blew it by not attending the oscars and refused to accept the award. he was such an iconic actor who did so much in his career,and none of it mattered to him.

  6. Yokoo says:

    The Godfather is the epitome of Classic. It achieves excellence in every aspect of this film. From cinematography (Willis) to acting (Brand0) to music (Rota) and directing (Coppola) it exceeds all past and modern movies. I’ve always wanted to see it on the “Big Screen!” I am so excited!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Yokoo, Can’t seem to find your twitter. Could you please confirm that you tweeted, or let me know if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks so much :)

  7. Arthur Pappas Jr says:

    It is a classic to me because of the superb cast!!! And I can watch it many times and never get tired of it!!!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Arthur, Can’t seem to find your twitter. Could you please confirm that you tweeted, or let me know if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks so much :)

  8. Jaclyn Chirinos says:

    This film is a cultural reference point to an entire generation. It has influence movies, tv and music like no other film. That’s what makes this movie a classic.

  9. Catherine Brumm says:

    Godfather is a classic because the story is timeless. The production is beautiful to watch costumes and cinematography. It all works together to make a wonderful movie that has stood the test of time. I have seen it just not on the big screen, I would love too.

  10. Gregory Alvarez says:

    I want to see it on the big screen because im a total movie buff whose seen almost all the classics except this one…and what better way to experience this level of cinema than on the big screen for the first time!

  11. It is a classic because it has so many memorable lines. Also, I have seen it many times and it never gets stale.
    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  12. Anne Bass says:

    It’s a classic because it is the ultimate combination of a fantastically written script, an amazing group of the finest actors, and one of the greatest directors of all-time! They simply don’t make movies like this anymore!!! :-)

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Anne, Can’t seem to find your twitter. Could you please confirm that you tweeted, or let me know if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks so much :)

  13. Teresa Cosper says:

    I believe it is a classic because of the story line, era, actors and deliverance. My parents have talked about it for years and still quote movie lines almost on a daily bases.

    I have never seen the movie in its entirety. I was too young when it first came out. I have seen bits and pieces. I can’t wait for the chance to sit down in a theatre and experience it on the big screen!

  14. Corinne Curcio says:

    What makes it a classic is that everything works: the script, the acting, the direction, the visuals. Everything comes together perfectly. Coppola is like a conductor bringing all the “instruments” together in a symphony of sight and sound.

  15. “The Godfather” is indisputably a classic, and was from the day it was released. It’s epic themes of the primacy of family and the battle between dark and light speak to everyone. It features brilliant performances by many of the best actors of a new, upcoming generation (Pacino, Duvall, Caan, et al) as well as some of the best of previous generations. It is well-written, well-structured, and completely satisfying.

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

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Absolutely! Brilliant performances, direction, script… Thanks so much for entering and Good Luck :)

  16. Tyler says:

    The Godfather became a classic the year it was released in my opinion. It changed film forever and has led to many influences over the years. I’m sure if you asked many actors, directors, cinematographers, etc. they would name this film as one of their inspirations for doing the work they do. The film will always be one of the best cinema has ever offered.
    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Yes, I would have to agree… iconic in many respects… Thank you so much for entering and Good Luck :)

  17. Christian Martinez says:

    The Godfather! What can you say? Theres two type of people on this earth those who have seen The Godfather and those who havent. If your one of those who have seen it know the feeling of meeting a person who hasnt seen it and being in aww! “The audacity” one might think. The movie was and is an instant classic of epic porportion. Yes the main character became head of a mob family but the story is more than that of the rise and fall of a Don. Its a story of a family (we can all relate). We all know Mama, we all know a Sunny, we all know a Michael. And we all know Mama is the real one in charge.
    “Its Strictly business. Not Personal” Tom Hagen.

  18. Brooks Rogers says:

    The Godfather is a classic picture because it is a timeless film. Just like how people enjoy watching it today, people will enjoy it even decades later. It is a classic because of its collection of different characters played by legendary actors. It took a theme like mob crime that had been mostly maligned by film up until that point and made it relatable to an audience by showing how family oriented the mob is, hence the title “The Godfather.” It is also an epic tale, having a long timeline/ running time and spans several landscapes. The Godfather was the first of its kind and connected to audiences all over the world.

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

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Yes, all good points… what a cast and script… so many iconic lines and scenes. Thanks so much for entering and Good Luck :)

  19. Ross Warner says:

    It is well known how crazy the making of the Godfather was by now. That just makes it all the more special. Lightning was truly caught in a bottle. The themes of the film stand up more today than ever and it’s simply the greatest film of all time.

  20. Laura Ganat says:

    It is one of the most quotable movies of the 20th century and iconic in the gangster genre.

  21. Chuck Carroll says:

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.
    The Godfather has one of the most perfect casts ever assembled for a film and it would be amazing to see it on the big screen.

  22. Dee Kelley says:

    I have never seen The Godfather and this seems like the perfect time to see it on the big screen with Fathom Events. I’ve always heard that people consider it a classic film so it would be interesting to see if I agree :-)

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Dee, Can’t seem to find your twitter. Could you please confirm that you tweeted, or let me know if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks so much :)

  23. Andre Medrano says:

    I have always felt I was born 20 years to0 late.
    I was a small child when the Godfather was released. The Godfather marked a golden age of the 1970′s American filmmaker. Francis Coppola released 4 remarkable films: The Conversation, The Godfather part 1 , The Godfather part II and Apocalypse Now.

    I would love to have the opportunity to see any of these films on the big screen.

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

  24. Jean Lohrius says:

    It’s a classic because it is the history of a family from Italy and what happens in the United States when they come here. It is violent and tells a tale that cannot be forgotten. Mostly
    all the actors became famous or were famous- Marlon Brando, Al Pacino,Robery Duvall, James Caan and Diane Keaton to name a few. I have not seen it in years and would love to see it on the big screen. I do not have a twitter account,

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      I think it’s going to be extraordinary on the Big Screen! Thanks for entering and Good Luck :)

  25. Tim Stadler says:

    It’s a classc because it endures generation to generation

  26. William E. Hamilton says:

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message. it’s a classic because it’s as close to perfect as we can hope for – great story, music, actors, casting, staging, editing. You enter the world created by the movie completely.

  27. George Schmidt says:

    The film is a classic for its universal and timeless story that manages to touch with the past and the contemporary with perfect acting, impeccable direction and amazing production values.

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

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      It is timeless in my humble opinion as well, and I think it’s going to be extraordinary to see on the Big Screen. Thanks so much for entering and Good Luck :)

  28. Clay Asbell says:

    It’s a classic because it is the perfect film. The right parts of drama, action, light comedic parts, love, family, and loyalty. It doesn’t feel contrived but natural. The acting is simply staggering with every role being perfectly cast. The period sets, costumes, and vehicles are quite well accomplished. The cinematography is some of the absolute best ever, and the music adds charm, tension, joy, and even sadness. And the story oh the story it’s so spot on in situations, and dialog. Quite simply the greatest film ever!

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

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Yes, I so agree on all points. I haven’t seen it in quite some time, so I’m looking forward to seeing it myself! Thanks so much for entering and Good Luck :)

  29. Alexandro C says:

    The sheer number of memorable, quotable, scenes in this movie make it a classic. The impact on society is apparent in how it’s referenced in other films, shows, books and everyday life. Being loved by the masses is what makes it a classic.

  30. Josh Baez says:

    Marlon Brando and Al Pacino’s performances alone make it a classic but the fact this film pretty much opened up the door for every single mobster movie that came after it. I’ve seen this movie at least 5 times but watching it on the big screen will probably change my life. – @NotGleams on twitter

  31. Jason S says:

    Everything about it is timeless. The acting is as good as it gets in any movie. The story and script is flawless. The look is unique and unfortgettable. There is hardly a second of this movie that doesn’t stand out as reason for anyone to fall in love with movies. I would love to take my dad to see this on the big screen as he has yet to see The Godfather.

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

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Nice thought to take your dad… that’s a great pre-father’s day gift… Thank you so much for entering and Good Luck :)

  32. Bob Brunner says:

    The Godfather is a classic. A star studded cast spouting unforgettable lines, makes this a must see event. “I gave him a deal he couldn’t refuse”, “Keep your friends close, your enemies closer”, “It’s business, not personal”.
    I have the godfather movies on dvd, not even blue ray. The book came out when i was in high school. I want to see The godfather on the big screen before I’m sleeping with the fishes.
    Thank you so much,
    Bob Brunner
    @rolobru

  33. “The Godfather” is an epic American tale that is so rich in backstory, character, nuance and culture–you can almost smell the bread baking in the oven and the sauce stewing on the stove in every scene. From the very first scene, with the Undertaker asking for a brutal favor from The Godfather because he knows Vito can’t refuse a request on his daughter’s wedding day, we are introduced and embraced into the entire Corleone family, and all the underpinnings and spinnings at work. It’s extraordinary. This film is about how a deeply patriarchal Italian-American family struggles to achieve the American dream against the crime-laiden backdrop of the 1940′s/mid-century New York Syndicate. The devil… or is it God… in the details. Classic is too subtle a word for this picture. It gets better with every telling.
    I’ve seen it no less than 50 times, but never on the big screen. I was a kid when the movie came out. Now’s my chance. I hope. Fingers crossed!

  34. Joseph Gross says:

    Although the film portrayed the origins of the mob, there is a strong bond of family that resonates throughout. Family comes first.

  35. Dan Miller says:

    Classic Cinema is about story telling. The Godfather is story telling at its finest.

  36. Mark PAGAN says:

    I see on the Fathom site that this screening has been allotted a 3 hr runtime; so, not the “Saga” or “Epic” megacut I’ve noticed on a premium cabler…
    A perennially fascinating tale of family and power, expertly told.. of course this is a classic.

  37. Colleen says:

    Great story, cinematography and amazing cast. It’s one of my favorites so I must see it on the big screen!!

  38. Diana Austin says:

    I think what makes this film a Classic is that to this day people continue to view this movie over and over…in addition to the new generations who continue to become fans, so I believe with this type of viewership and following you can’t refuse it being a Classic! Also, because of the all actors great performances!

  39. STEVEN CLEARY says:

    Almost any movie that is must watch everytime its on and is quoted as much as this film is a classic

  40. Matt Whitehurst says:

    I’d anyone asks me Godfather one or two, I say the first Godfather. It’s a great start for a trilogy. What makes it a classic, is the way Coppola, the cast, and the crew made this. The script is perfect. The acting is phenomenal. The way it is shot is excellent. It’s re-watchable and I catch something new.

  41. Jim McCullough says:

    I haven’t see The Godfather! It is a classic iconic film that remains in the hearts, minds and lips of those who have see this film down through the years! The Godfather is still talked about today! But for me, someone who has never seen this film I have to ask why. So what better way to answer that question for myself than to see it “On The BIG Screen!”, the way that it was intended to be viewed! Please send me!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Jim, please remember to tweet the message — and if you don’t have a twitter account, please let me know by commenting back here. Thanks!

  42. Kathy Seaton says:

    From the opening shot of the film, Godfather is visually one of the most well-crafted films in history. This alone makes it a classic.

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

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Yes, I do agree. From the cinematography to the direction to the acting, etc etc… Thanks so much for entering and Good Luck :)

  43. Laura A. says:

    What makes it a classic is Marlon Brando! Hoping to win these for my brothers :)

  44. Very excited to see this on the big screen!

  45. Andres Laguna says:

    I want to see The Godfather in theaters because I want to see Gordon Willis’ beautiful cinematography in all its intended projected large in a dark room glory.

  46. George Gomez says:

    The mood color feel you can practically smell the classic nature of this series.

  47. CaitlynD says:

    It’s kinda embarrassing that I haven’t seen The Godfather, though references are so commonly used throughout tv and other movies that I do occasionally pick them up. I just need to see it:)

  48. Bianca B. says:

    I obsessed over The Godfather during high school; I thought it was the best movie I’ve seen. It’s just one of those movies that reeks excellence. I’d have to say the cast, acting, and score is what makes it a true American classic. And, many viewers can relate to the characters onscreen as it displays raw emotion of everyday life.

  49. Mike II says:

    I have not seen the movie on the big screen. When it first came out, I was 12, and my parents didn’t want me to see it, although they had the book in our library. I wouldn’t call this hypocritical only because we weren’t the family that saw R rated movies together….

    I think it would be fun to take a date, too!!!

  50. Adam VanHandel says:

    The 70s were a fantastic time for director-led masterpieces, and while there are some I prefer to the Godfather, I think it is definitely one of the best and most iconic. The acting is all top-notch and its sprawling, 3-hour running time gives its characters and events enough development to create a truly epic film.

  51. Max Garcia says:

    What makes it a classic is everything about it. The writing, the acting, the cinematography and the pacing. It’s such an epic story and it is the fastest 3 hour watch I have ever seen. If I stumble on it on tv, I’m stuck there til it’s over no matter when I’ve stumbled on it

  52. Kirk Lohse says:

    From the screenplay, to the performances, to the cinematography, to the Art Direction, to the score, and oh yes, the DIRECTION, The Godfather is a film school in itself. Never having seen it its intended medium (the big screen), and as one of the film’s hugest fanboys – I SO hope to win tickets to this event, so I can take my son – who’s never seen the film-and let him experience cinematic perfection on every level!

  53. Joseph Ladow says:

    What makes this film a classic? Combination of the incredible cast and the script. The script follows the original story very closely, without making any huge changes.
    The actors all play their parts flawlessly.

    It is one of those films that you have to stop and watch if you see it flicking the channels.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Joseph, I don’t see your tweet yet. Could you please confirm that you tweeted or let me know if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks :)

  54. Christina Haines says:

    Ive always thought the book was a classic. Its adapation to film is to this day 1 of the best of ever done. From the quality of the acting to the perfection the sets and makeup/clothes it has lasted a movie that can be watched again and again by each generation and thoroughly enjoyed. Lets face it in the 3rd film the older Michael was aged to such perfection that it really looks like Al as hes aged. Some of the makeup teams now cant even pull it off that well. Its just an epic movie with every aspect hitting a superb quality.

  55. Patricia Casey says:

    R: I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.
    I saw The Godfather when it first came out. We discussed it all weekend.
    Shocked when they gunned Sonny down.
    Classic line:”Leave the gun, bring the Cannolis”!

  56. samantha spiga says:

    My father is Sicilian. This is one of his absolute favorite movies for the acting and accurate portrayal of life in la familia. It likely reminds him of interactions he had as a child with some….sketchy folks his father knew. Our family has a colorful history. I’m not sure my father’s ever seen this on the big screen, and I think it’d be a great gift.

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