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King Kong (1933) 85th Anniversary Event

March 15, 2018 (Thursday)
Pickwick Theatre
5 S. Prospect Ave.
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068 (US)

Event Details

Join us as we honor the 85th anniversary of the greatest creature feature of them all: 1933's KING KONG. This Depression-era fairy tale of beauty and the beast remains the definitive version thanks to groundbreaking special effects by Willis O'Brien and a stellar cast including Fay Wray as the girl in the hairy paw. With every viewing of KING KONG, there is always something new to admire; these details can best be appreciated on the big screen. (Presented in a DCP restoration.)

Organist Jay Warren performs prelude music at 7 PM. We will also have a cartoon before the feature. The first 500 patrons will receive a souvenir program with a special introduction written by film historian Rudy Behlmer.

Steve Darnall, host of radio's "Those Were the Days," will be our special guest in the lobby. In addition, we will have some Kong-related memorabilia on display for the evening showing courtesy of local model builder/monster artist Paul Pandocchi and program host Matthew C. Hoffman.

Admission is $10/$8 advance or $6 for the 2 PM matinee (feature film only).


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