Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: The Producers” (50th Anniversary) (Giveaway runs through May 19)

Win tickets to see “The Producers” on the big screen! 

In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun June 3 and Wed June 6!

“How could this happen? I was so careful. I picked the wrong play, the wrong director, the wrong cast. Where did I go right?”

CMH continues into our 3rd year of our partnership with Fathom Events – with the 6th of our 13 movie ticket giveaways for 2018, courtesy of Fathom Events!

That said, we’ll be giving away EIGHT PAIRS of tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: The Producers – Mel Brooks’ first movie — 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 19 at 6 PM EST.

We will announce the winner(s) on Twitter on Sunday, May 20, 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.

TCM BIG Screen Classics Present The Producers

The film will be playing in select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day-only event on Sunday, June 3 and Wednesday, June 6 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)

ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, May 19 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 “The Producers” 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 just entered to win tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics Presents: The Producers” on the Big Screen courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub & @FathomEvents #EnterToWin #CMHContest link here: http://ow.ly/1U1e30jXBpF

*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.

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…

Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel in The Producers

About the film: “I want… I want… I want everything I’ve ever seen in the movies!” Once the King of The Great White Way, Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) is reduced to romancing old ladies to finance his next flop show. But when nervous accountant Leopold Bloom (Gene Wilder) surmises that more money could be made from a flop than a hit, the next step is to produce the Busby Berkeleyesque musical Springtime for Hitler and to cast stoned-out Flower Child “LSD” (Dick Shawn) in the lead. A surefire flop — or is it? Writer/director Mel Brooks nabbed an Oscar® for Best Original Screenplay of 1968, while his movie skyrocketed from controversial cult comedy to Classic, now on the National Film Registry and umpteen lists of the funniest movies ever made, with Mostel & Wilder considered the greatest comedy team since Laurel & Hardy and The Marx Brothers. See the restored film from Studiocanal and Rialto Pictures in honor of the 50th anniversary of its release. This 50th Anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

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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28 Responses to Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: The Producers” (50th Anniversary) (Giveaway runs through May 19)

  1. M.T. Fisher says:

    The chemistry of Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder is beyond magnificence. Additionally, I think this is one of Mel Brooks’ finest films. It also doesn’t hurt when one spoofs Hitler, as Lubitsch had earlier proven.

  2. Jason Kurinko says:

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.
    I have never seen the classic version of The Producers, but have seen the version with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. There are funny moments in it, but public opinion seems to view the new version as vastly inferior to the original. For this reason, I am jumping at the chance to win this contest. Also, I recently saw two movies for the first time and was pleasantly surprised to enjoy both: Fiddler on the Roof (in which I fell in love with Zero Mostel, who also stars in The Producers) and Spaceballs (which renewed my love for Mel Brooks). Seeing The Producers on the big screen would make a fitting trifecta!

  3. Javier Valverde says:

    I’ve never seen The Producers but I want to see it on the Big Screen because it would be amazing to see this landmark satire that poked fun at politics, sexuality and other things that was outrageous in 1968 when it came out. Also I would like to see it because it features Gene Wilder in one of this first films and he’s one of my favorite actors.

  4. Vicki Boston says:

    Vell if Ya VANT IT FLAUNT IT!
    I’m NOT Stupid I’m a Smarty I wanna join Mel Brook’s FUN PARTY.

    Please let me win OK?

  5. Julie Moon says:

    One of the funniest movies of all time… Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel are perfect.

  6. Daniel G. says:

    I first discovered The Producers on DVD. I wasn’t too sure what I was getting into as this was Mel Brooks’ first film (as director) and it didn’t seem like his other, more popular features. It isn’t a film spoof or a genre parody on a grand scale. I was pleasantly surprised that I found it extremely hilarious, although I shouldn’t have been… Mel Brooks has directed three of the AFI’s 100 Funniest Movies: (#6) Blazing Saddles, (#11) The Producers, and (#13) Young Frankenstein. The Producers may be my favorite Brooks film, but that’s hard to say when his oeuvre includes so many genuine masterpieces of comedy.

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

  7. Kelly Ann Parmelee says:

    “The Producers” is a classic because it broke new ground in the humor of taking on subjects that were considered taboo while the power of the production code was on its way out. I’ve seen the musical on stage and the filmed version of the musical and both just don’t compare, in my opinion, to the original film in terms of laughs and the actors playing the characters.

  8. Sara Stewart says:

    I love this movie! Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel are both brilliant, but Dick Shawn…oh my God, he stole the show!

  9. Kimberly Fleming says:

    It’s the perfect combination of a great plot (more money to be made from a flop than a hit so let’s make the worst show ever) paired with a hilarious script and great performances from a wacky cast. I think the opening of Springtime for Hitler & the audience’s initial reaction may be the funniest moment in any film although Love Power is a personal favorite of mine.

  10. Mark PAGAN says:

    “Gregor Samsa awoke one morning to discover that he had been transformed into a giant cockroach.” Nah, that one’s too good. (Great cultural dig – “I mean it’s just drenched with historical goodies like that…” {g})
    Just so great: the lines, the performances.. FLAUNT IT, BABY, FLAUNT IT!

  11. JOYCE HEISER says:

    Classics are perfectly cast, cleverly written, and something you want to experience time and time again. “The Producers” is all of this, plus so sly and with just the right touch of Brooksian incorrectness. And, perhaps most of all…it’s got Gene Wilder.

  12. Jlwthe2nd says:

    I have yet to see this movie, but love love love Gene Wilder! And my husband loves both him and Mel Brooks. This would be a super fun date night for us. I just love seeing all these classics brought back to the theaters.
    I do not have a twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  13. Shelia Worthey says:

    I keep thinking I’ve seen it…or an early remake…but then when I look it up, I find out that I haven’t. The 2005 remake is not the one. So, once and for all, I need to see the real/reel thing. I still don’t know which movie I’m mixing it up with, but I thought it had Tim Robbins in it. Oh well, it would be nice to put this to rest….God rest your soul Gene. I love anything he does.
    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  14. Steve D says:

    Like the pen is mightier than the sword, Mel Brooks figured out early on that humor and satire is the best antidote to Facism. At the time, his outlandish lampooning of Nazism was groundbreaking, but he also enjoyed poking fun at the entertainment biz. I’ve only seen this film on TV, so would be great to see a restored print on the big screen.

  15. Tiffany M Comeau says:

    The Producers is a classic for so many reasons. I have to say for me it is the sharp tongue and cheek comedy and chemistry between the lead actors. It rare to find a film that resonates on multiple levels of comedy, drama, and romance while making light of a serious event to encourage a dialogue. Mel Brooks found his notch with this film.

  16. Dani L says:

    There are so many reasons why it is a classic, but at the end of the day, how could a Mel Brooks film with Gene Wilder not be a classic?

  17. Sarah Packard says:

    I think it’s a classic because everyone loves a good showbiz story, especially a comedy, and Mel Brooks is the master!! I want to see it because I’ve actually never seen the original film, only the film of the Broadway musical version!

  18. David Wangberg says:

    The Producers is a brilliant satire from Mel Brooks, and the chemistry between Moestel and Wilder is wonderful. Never seen it on the big screen, but would love to. I have my mom to thank for introducing me to this and other great Brooks films.

  19. Kim Smith says:

    I think that “The Producers” is a classic for the sheer genius combination of Mel Brooks writing and directing this very silly, but fun, film, with the incomparable Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel in it. It doesn’t get any better than this. In the film, it is so hysterical that they try and try to put together a flop, and despite their best efforts, come up with a ridiculous hit. Obviously, AMPAS considered this film a winner, rewarding Mel Brooks with Best Original Screenplay. It is loved by all!

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

  20. Mikary says:

    I have seen “The Producers” many times, but never on the Big Screen. You know it’s a classic when you can recite chunks of dialogue. Just about everything about this movie is perfect!

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

  21. Corinne Curcio says:

    The brilliance of Mel Brooks humor – His particular genius, and satirical Jewish humor that has a long tradition. At the time, he was the pinnacle of that genius. The film has an original script that was unlike any other of the time and still stands up, amid today’s unfunny, not particularly clever movies. The casting is perfection; it remains a spectacularly funny film.

  22. Laurie says:

    The Producers is a classic because of the combined talents of Mel Brooks, Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. What a team! (and now “Springtime for Hitler” will be playing in my head for hours!:) Love this movie!!

  23. Lindsay Paris says:

    The Producers is a classic film because of its ability to reach audiences of any generation. It is a comedy like no other film of its kind that has slapstick moments and a lot of truth to it. The acting is incredible, the plot line hilarious, and it’s a Mel Brooks film so it is by definition a classic.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Sorry Lindsay, but this contest ended on May 19th — but please keep checking back on this blog because we give away movie tix every month — and also books and dvds!

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