Even though it's one of the most iconic works in cinematic history, 1933's King Kong has not had a nationwide theatrical re-release in over 60 years, but that's about to change this coming March as it's receiving a special one-night-only presentation from Fathom Events!
On Sunday, March 15th, Fathom Events will unleash Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World, on more than 600 movie screens nationwide as part of the year-long TCM Big Screen Classics series.
The press release states that "King Kong was last given a big-screen re-release in 1956 – when Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, the average movie ticket cost 59 cents, and not a single man made item was orbiting the earth!"
"The original theatrical version of King Kong is back to dazzle the digital era with it’s all-analog marvels. Adding to this rare cinematic event, TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz will offer all-new insight and commentary on one of the most well-known, influential (and still thrilling) films of all time. The dazzling adventure features groundbreaking stop-motion animation by Willis O’Brien – visual effects that remain astonishing even in spite of the computer-generated advances made since the original release of King Kong nearly 90 years ago. The film stars Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, and features a lush score by legendary composer Max Steiner."
Tickets for King Kong can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices.