Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: True Grit” 50th Anniversary (Giveaway runs now through April 20)

Win tickets to see “True Grit” 50th Anniversary on the Big Screen!
In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun May 5 & Wed May 8

“Most people around here have heard of Rooster Cogburn
and some people live to regret it.

CMH continues with our 4th year of our partnership with Fathom Events – with the 5th of our 14 movie ticket giveaways for 2019, courtesy of Fathom Events!

That said, we’ll be giving away EIGHT PAIRS of tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: True Grit” – on the Big Screen — starring John Wayne in his Academy Award winning role as Rooster Cogburn!

In order to qualify to win a pair of movie tickets via this contest, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, April 20 at 6pm EST.

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

true grit 50th anniversary fathom eventsTrue Grit, 1969

The film will be playing in select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day-only event on Sunday, May 5, and Wednesday, May 8 at select times. 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 and/or screening times for each date)

ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday April 20 at 6pm EST…

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

What is it about “True Grit” 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: True Grit” 50th Anniversary on the Big Screen courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub & @FathomEvents – You can #EnterToWin 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 clas… and we will be happy to create the entry for you.

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John Wayne, True Grit, 1969, Rooster CogburnJohn Wayne as Rooster Cogburn

About the film: Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the classic Western that won John Wayne his first and only Oscar. The legendary movie star gives his most iconic performance as Rooster Cogburn, a drunken, uncouth and totally fearless one-eyed U.S. Marshall hired by a headstrong young girl (Kim Darby) to find the man who murdered her father. When Cogburn’s employer insists on accompanying the older gunfighter, sparks start to fly. The situation goes from troubled to disastrous when an inexperienced but enthusiastic Texas Ranger (Glen Campbell) joins the party. Laughter and tears punctuate the wild action in this extraordinary film featuring performances by Robert Duvall and Strother Martin. A true western classic for fans and first-timers, True Grit is a must-see on the big screen. This 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).

Good Luck!


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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9 Responses to Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: True Grit” 50th Anniversary (Giveaway runs now through April 20)

  1. Laura A. says:

    It has all the elements of an classic action western but with interesting twists.

  2. Sara Stewart says:

    ANYTHING with The Duke is a classic. He was just as strong a performer near the end as he was in the beginning. When he came on the screen you watched, listened, held your breath. Also, I will never forget the line “Fill your hands, you son of a bitch!” It made a HUGE impression on me when I was a little girl.

  3. Mark PAGAN says:

    1st thought when I saw the promo for this: John Wayne’s Oscar winning role! and there it is in your copy.. This was the first Western I saw for which I had respect – Westerns to me (at the time of its release) were cheesy cowboy ‘n Indian shoot-’em-ups, this was the film that taught me Westerns could be a vehicle for so much more than that. Also gave me a great respect for the beauty of the American west, simply as a geographic wonder.

    Rooster had true grit? Mattie Ross is shown to possess no small amount of it herself.

    Set me up in that darkened screening room!

  4. Anthony Bejaano says:

    I’ve never seen the original “True Grit” in full — despite having seen the 2010 in theaters when it was released, which, I know, heresy! I’ve always wanted to sit through this in full, but life has always gotten in the way — but, I do think that it works out in the end, as the first time I’ll be able to see it will be on the big screen, like intended! And this is a movie I desperately need to see, being considered one of the great westerns, a genre that I have a deep knowledge hole about, and being the one film that won John Wayne an Oscar, and it’s level of legend is so great that George Roy Hill — the director of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” — featured in his 1979 film “Little Romance” (a movie I love) as one of the films his French child protagonist admires, and also features it in the film’s climax.

  5. Jason S says:

    It has many quotable lines and is, I think, John Wayne’s best performance.

  6. Patty Gentry says:

    I was 13 years old when I went to the First Day, First Showing of “True Grit” in my hometown of Norfolk, VA. I was, and still am, a big fan of Glen Campbell and at all of the concerts I saw him in he would sing the title (Academy Award Nominated) song of “True Grit”. He’d make a joke that “my acting was so bad, that it made John Wayne look so good, he won his only Oscar”. It will be great to see it again on the big screen.

  7. Jlwthe2nd says:

    Havent seen the film yet, but John Wayne is a classic.

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

  8. Chris Teel says:

    For me it was John Wayne playing a totally different character, embracing his
    older self and becoming a likable rascal. A lot of actors have trouble evolving as they age, clinging to their youth. I compare Wayne’s performance in True Grit to Bogart in The African Queen.

  9. Jack says:

    The film has an excellent pairing with such a strong female narrator and, of course, John Wayne. Their relationship is the heart of this Western (and the book is excellent, too).

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