In 1929, while filming baboons in Africa on the set of The Four Feathers, director Merian C. Cooper developed the concept of a film about a giant gorilla battling Komodo dragons. It would begin on an isolated island and end with a spectacular death in New York City. He took this idea to Paramount Studios in 1930, but by then the Great Depression had reared its head and studio execs were none too excited to film such an expensive project. Mega-producer David O. Selznick brought Cooper to RKO studios in 1931 telling him he could make any film he wanted.
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Despite its flaws, King Kong remains a wonderful spectacle and a bonafide classic.
Fathom Events unleashes “Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World,” on more than 600 movie screens in a One-Day-Only Presentation on March 15.
Press release: Though it’s a genuine icon of American cinema, and one of the most instantly recognizable creations ever put on screen, 1933’s King Kong has not had a nationwide theatrical re-release in 64 years. That changes on Sunday, March 15 at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. (local time), when Fathom Events unleashes “Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World,” on more than 600 movie screens nationwide as part of the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series. Last given a big-screen re-release in 1956 - when Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, the average movie ticket cost 59 cents, and not
Chasing Whiskey Documentary Brings the Untold Story of Jack Daniel's to Cinema Audiences Nationwide - May 11 Only
Journey across the globe to discover the heart and history of Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey.
Press release: The new documentary Chasing Whiskey - The Untold Story of Jack Daniel’s premieres in movie theaters across the country as a one-night event on May 11. More than a simple narrative of the origins and impact of Jack Daniel’s, the documentary joins Tim Matheson, Shooter Jennings, Eric Church, John Grisham, Tina Sinatra and more, on a 57,000 mile journey across five countries and 17 time zones that is equal parts thought provoking, insightful, moving and hilarious. Tickets for “Chasing Whiskey” can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices. Fathom Events and Movie City Films, in association
More than 60 years of incredible Hollywood history will be back on the big screen in the 2020 TCM Big Screen Classics Series.
Press release: “Surely, you can’t be serious!” In 2020, 14 of movie history’s greatest romances, funniest comedies, scariest monsters, boldest visions, ultimate adventures, and most unforgettable dramas will be back in movie theaters across the country as Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies present the fourth annual, yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series. Among the highlights are the first national theatrical release of 1933’s King Kong in more than 60 years; the tear-jerking Love Story for Valentine’s Day; the 60th anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho; and a rare big-screen appearance of Fiddler on the Roof. Plus, 2020 is the 40th
Doctor Who returns with a brand-new season New Year’s Day at 8pm ET/PT
Press release: BBC AMERICA’s hit action-adventure series, Doctor Who, is back! Kicking off 2020, the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) returns with the launch of the latest season on Wednesday, January 1 at 8pm ET/PT, resuming her time-and-space travels with friends Ryan (Tosin Cole), Yasmin (Mandip Gill) and Graham (Bradley Walsh). Subsequent episodes will air Sundays at 8pm ET/PT beginning January 5 on BBC AMERICA. Starting with a blockbuster, action-packed two-part episode entitled Spyfall, the Thirteenth Doctor is well and truly back with a bang. BBC AMERICA also released today the official global trailer for Jodie Whittaker’s second season as the
We are in search of five winners.
Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Fathom Events and CBS Home Entertainment to award five lucky readers a pair of tickets to see their presentaton of The Twilight Zone: A 60th Anniversary Celebration, which is playing in hundreds of select movie theaters nationwide on November 14. To find a theater near you, check www.FathomEvents.com. For those wanting to learn more, read the press release below: “The Twilight Zone: A 60th Anniversary Celebration” will combine digitally restored versions of six quintessential episodes with an all-new documentary short titled “Remembering Rod Serling” about the life, imagination and creativity of creator Serling, whose
The event pays tribute by screening eight Thanksgiving-themed episodes over two days this November.
Press release: Fathom Events continues its celebration of Friends’ 25th anniversary by bringing eight Thanksgiving-themed episodes of the legendary series to movie theaters across the U.S. over two days: November 24 at 7 p.m. and November 25 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. (all local times). Each day will feature four unique episodes that have been newly remastered in 4K from the original 35mm camera negative. Friendsgiving will reunite fans with their longtime BFFs — Ross, Rachel, Joey, Monica, Chandler and Phoebe — to re-live some of their funniest moments. Fans will watch as Monica puts a Turkey on her
Audiences can unlock the door to another dimension on November 14, with a cinematic event, including an all-new documentary about creator Rod Serling.
Press release: From the four repeating notes of its theme music to its unforgettable tales of the supernatural and the surreal, few television series have reshaped the medium as much as Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone. On November 14, Fathom Events and CBS Home Entertainment celebrate the series’ 60th anniversary with a one-night-only event exclusively in cinemas nationwide. “The Twilight Zone: A 60th Anniversary Celebration” will combine digitally restored versions of six quintessential episodes with an all-new documentary short titled “Remembering Rod Serling” about the life, imagination and creativity of creator Serling, whose thought-provoking introductions continue to mesmerize fans. Tickets
Special two-night event on October 19 & 23 showcases Springsteen’s directorial debut and his performance of the Western Stars album in its entirety backed by a 30-piece orchestra.
Press release: On the heels of the successful world premiere of Bruce Springsteen’s Western Stars at the Toronto International Film Festival, Fathom Events announces that it will bring music legend Bruce Springsteen to cinemas across America in an exclusive two-night theatrical release of Western Stars. The Fathom screenings, which will be held on October 19 and 23, will also feature an exclusive look behind the scenes with Springsteen, including never-before-seen archival footage and previously unreleased music from the Springsteen vault. “Western Stars,” the cinematic film version of his latest globally successful album, was directed by Thom Zimny, his longtime collaborator,
Experience the King Like Never Before with 'Elvis Unleashed' in Movie Theaters Worldwide on October 7 & 10 Only
The event features never-before-seen outtakes and performances from the iconic '68 Elvis Comeback Special.
Press release: Elvis Presley returns to big screens across the globe this fall with the new music special, “Elvis Unleashed,” featuring previously unseen footage on movie theater screens of Elvis as he filmed the iconic “68 Comeback Special.” The two-day cinema event, which includes outtakes and performances that reveal a new side of the King, will air in cinemas on October 7, with an encore screening on October 10. Each screening will include a new 30-minute segment with Los Angeles Times lead music writer Randy Lewis in conversation with actor Dennis Quaid, rising pop/country artist Jade Jackson and the esteemed
The monumental cinematic achievement continues the TCM Big Screen Classics series on September 1 and 4.
Press release: One of cinema’s most magnificent and visually stunning achievements, Lawrence of Arabia will return to movie theaters nationwide for two days only - a film made to be seen on the big screen will be presented by Fathom Events as part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series. Lawrence of Arabia will be presented digitally in 4K from a meticulous restoration that utilized 8K scans of the original 65mm negative; the picture was painstakingly restored to remove the damage, deterioration and fading the negative had experienced over 50 years. Movie lovers can experience Lawrence of Arabia in its
Experience the adventure in movie theaters nationwide on September 15 and 18.
Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures to award one lucky reader a pair of tickets to see their presentaton of Star Trek—The Motion Picture, which is playing in hundreds of select movie theaters nationwide on September 15 and 18. To find a theater near you, check www.FathomEvents.com. For those wanting to learn more, read Gordon S. Miller's review of the film and the press release below: In its first nationwide cinema release since the film premiered in December 1979, the original theatrical cut of Star Trek—The Motion Picturewill include the film’s soaring overture by famed
Celebrating Its 40th Anniversary, Star Trek: The Motion Picture Returns to the Big Screen for Two Days Only
Experience the adventure in movie theaters nationwide on September 15 and 18.
Press release: In 1979, the Starship Enterprise flew its very first big-screen mission in Star Trek—The Motion Picture, and to mark the film’s 40th anniversary, Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures will bring this awe-inspiring adventure back to movie theaters for two days only, on September 15 and 18. Tickets to Star Trek—The Motion Picture are available beginning Friday, August 2, at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. In its first nationwide cinema release since the film premiered in December 1979, the original theatrical cut of Star Trek—The Motion Picture will include the film’s soaring overture by famed composer Jerry Goldsmith.
Edward Zwick’s Civil War epic is still a masterful achievement.
In recent years, the war genre has mostly shown viewers the events of what happened during World War II or modern-day conflicts; Hacksaw Ridge and Dunkirk are two recent examples of terrific films in the genre. But I’m always amazed by the fact that there are so few films about the Civil War. Like World War II, it’s such an intriguing part of history and one that has countless stories that are worthy of a big-screen telling. Granted, some of the more recent releases haven’t been that great, such as Free State of Jones and Field of Lost Shoes. But,
Denzel Washington won his first Oscar for director Edward Zwick's sweeping Civil War epic Glory, which film critic Leonard Maltin has called "one of the finest historical dramas ever made."
Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Fathom Events and TCM to award one lucky reader a pair of tickets to see TCM Big Screen Classics presentaton of Glory, which is playing in hundreds of select movie theaters nationwide on July 21 and July 24. To find a theater near you, check www.FathomEvents.com. For those wanting to learn more, the press release below: Denzel Washington won his first Oscar for director Edward Zwick's sweeping Civil War epic Glory, which film critic Leonard Maltin has called "one of the finest historical dramas ever made." This July, for the first time since its
Two-Part Doctor Who Special, 'The End of Time,' Comes to U.S. Movie Theaters as a One-Night Event on August 7
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of David Tennant’s final season.
WHAT: This year marks the 10th anniversary of David Tennant’s final season with “Doctor Who,” and perhaps his greatest adventure of all time - the heartbreaking two-part special: “The End of Time.” Cinema audiences have the chance to relive the agony and ecstasy of this thrilling story on August 7 only, with the return of many fan-favorite actors from David Tennant’s tenure as the Doctor: Billie Piper, Catherine Tate, John Simm, Freema Agyeman, Bernard Cribbins, John Barrowman, Elisabeth Sladen and more. In addition to the feature content, fans will get an exclusive look at a brand new interview with
Ron Howard's new documentary on Luciano Pavarotti is informative, but also has viewers begging for more.
Luciano Pavarotti was one of the best opera singers to have lived, and his memory will live on forever in the music he sang. But, like all other beloved figures, there’s more to him than what is seen in the public atmosphere. If you’re expecting Ron Howard to simply give viewers a glimpse into the life of the late tenor and how he rose to fame, Pavarotti will not disappoint. It’s insightful and is especially a good starting point for those unfamiliar with Pavarotti’s music. But for those who are lifelong fans - or even those who are simply aware
New documentary celebrates life and work of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti through powerful music, intimate interviews, and never-before-seen footage.
Press release: Fathom Events will bring beloved entertainer Luciano Pavarotti’s story to movie theaters across the country on June 4 with a screening event designed to bring the life and performances of one of the great operatic voices to the masses. This exclusive screening will give audiences the first chance to experience the new documentary film “Pavarotti.” From his earliest beginnings to the very last days of his life, the Ron Howard-directed film follows the renowned singer over the course of his prolific career, revealing previously unknown details about the legendary tenor; and harnessing the incredible sounds and music from
What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Lands in Movie Theaters for One Night Only on May 13
Features behind-the-scenes footage of the making of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, interviews with cast, creators, and more.
Press release: Fans will get a special look into Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as the new documentary - What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - arrives in movie theaters across the country for one night only on May 13, 2019. The film presents a fascinating in-depth look at the past, present and future of a series whose dark, edgy take on Gene Roddenberry’s vision was often misunderstood when it premiered but has grown into a beloved mainstay in the Star Trek franchise. Featuring extensive new interviews with the cast and crew of Star
Celebrating Batman's 80th Anniversary, Fathom Events Brings Four Adventures Back to the Big Screen This May
Movie theaters nationwide will present Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman and Robin, each for one day only.
Press release: This May, only in movie theaters nationwide, Batman returns followed by Batman Returns, plus Batman Forever, and Batman & Robin. All four blockbuster cinematic adventures are coming back to movie theaters as Fathom Events presents a can’t-miss Batman movie event in honor of DC’s Batman 80th anniversary. Each Batman film will play one day only in more than 600 movie theaters nationwide, beginning with director Tim Burton’s visionary Batman, a film whose unprecedented success and acclaim helped propel superhero movies that continue to reign supreme at the box office. Tickets to each of the four Batman films are