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Title: King Kong Back in Theatres
Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on February 17, 2020, 01:45:15 PM
Fathom Events is bring the King back for a limited engagement!

https://bit.ly/2HvUZeH (https://bit.ly/2HvUZeH)
Title: Re: King Kong Back in Theatres
Post by: LugosiFan25 on February 17, 2020, 02:19:36 PM
I've never been lucky enough to see this on the big screen! I am SO in!

You just can't keep a good ape down!
Title: Re: King Kong Back in Theatres
Post by: Mike Scott on February 17, 2020, 05:28:18 PM
It's in a (nice looking) theater not far from me. (Ft. Wayne, IN. 30-40 MI.) I'm gonna try to make it!  :)
Title: Re: King Kong Back in Theatres
Post by: Lunkenstein on February 18, 2020, 05:55:39 PM
I got to see KONG 33 and THEM! as a double feature on the big screen a couple years ago. It was a fantastic experience.  As many time as I've watched KONG, I saw little details that I've never noticed before. I may go see it again this time round.
Title: Re: King Kong Back in Theatres
Post by: jerod on March 02, 2020, 07:43:58 PM
(https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/88191372_3001121023253064_6261851464738537472_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_sid=ca434c&_nc_ohc=8Mx5HkKw01oAX_2G021&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=927f6d322a648efd2561e9258c88d8c7&oe=5E809684)

Son and I are going!
Title: Re: King Kong Back in Theatres
Post by: Sir Masksalot on March 02, 2020, 10:17:56 PM
The last time I watched it on the big screen was with an audience of Hollywood hipsters who laughed all the way through.
I left the theater disgusted that night and am hoping audiences are more respectful this time around. 
Title: Re: King Kong Back in Theatres
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 03, 2020, 11:08:54 AM
 I've seen 33 Kong on the BIG screen a few times over the years.

It's the only time he stopped looking like a stop-animation puppet for me.  That wall and huge gate really seem massive when they are 40 feet high.
Title: Re: King Kong Back in Theatres
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 12, 2020, 09:28:06 AM
Just a reminder for anyone willing to face crowds during these uncertain times.

          https://tinyurl.com/tm6ayec

Title: Re: King Kong Back in Theatres
Post by: Lunkenstein on March 12, 2020, 02:57:02 PM
I got tickets for me, Number 2 son and his girlfriend 2 nights ago. At that time, there were only 4 other seats reserved. I just checked again and it's still the same, so we'll likely have our pick of any seats.
Title: Re: King Kong Back in Theatres
Post by: Mike Scott on March 12, 2020, 03:33:09 PM
At that time, there were only 4 other seats reserved.

Damn, that's sad!  :(
Title: Re: King Kong Back in Theatres
Post by: Memphremagog on March 12, 2020, 07:24:55 PM
I'm going to the Sunday showing this weekend. I've managed to see DRACULA(1931), FRANKENSTEIN and BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1935) on the big screen, so I want to add this one to the list. Next month, I plan on seeing DR.JEKYLL & MR.HYDE(1920) at an area theater along with music by a live orchestra, another special time.
Title: Re: King Kong Back in Theatres
Post by: segeorge on March 15, 2020, 06:08:50 PM
I just got back. That was fun, especially seeing Kong's face fill the screen. While obviously stop motion, the effects held up pretty well some 87 years later even on a big screen. And the dialogue is wonderfully of its time.

Only about 8 people in the theater, but it was one of the smaller ones. Ticket sales had been low even before the seriousness of Covid-19 was known. There didn't seem to be more than a dozen cars in the parking lot of the 12 theater multiplex.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49615501713_8c22cbffc5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iAmq5H) (https://flic.kr/p/2iAmq5H)
Title: Re: King Kong Back in Theatres
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 15, 2020, 06:44:08 PM
I just got back. That was fun, especially seeing Kong's face fill the screen. ....    .... 

That's great.  Glad you got to see it that way.


I saw him at least twice on the big screen in the 1950's.  They would occasionally play him as part of the regular Saturday morning Kiddie Matinee.  It was amazing to see it in a packed house of fellow screaming kids.

In the 1970's, I saw him twice at a little 1920's theater down by the beach that had turned into an art house that had three different bills every week and played everything, including silents and foreign films.  It was wonderful. 

I had a monthly pass and used it as my TV.  I was there so often, they would wave me past the ticket taker and refuse to punch my pass.  Sometimes I would sit in the booth next to the projectionist (The booth was located in the back of the small balcony), watching the movie through the little square windows, while talking to him about the film being shown or his latest project in film school.

It was always fun on those nights they would play some 1930's screwball comedy and parents would bring their children.  The whole place would rock with laughter.  I wished the long gone actors could have seen it.
Title: Re: King Kong Back in Theatres
Post by: Lunkenstein on March 15, 2020, 08:12:29 PM
I had bought 3 tickets, but we decided to stay home and watch the DVD instead. Just felt too risky with the virus. I did get to see it about 2 years ago on the big screen and it was amazing.
Title: Re: King Kong Back in Theatres
Post by: Sir Masksalot on March 15, 2020, 08:28:17 PM
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/922/63cnEL.jpg)

I caught the matinee along with about two dozen other intrepid souls. It looked and sounded great, the audience was well behaved,
and the scenes that were missing for so long from the TV version were all there. It was a fun day at the movies.
Title: Re: King Kong Back in Theatres
Post by: Memphremagog on March 16, 2020, 03:58:22 AM
I saw it Sunday afternoon and it was definetely worth it to see it up on the big screen. Cant wait for the next horror classic to be done in this format!
Title: Re: King Kong Back in Theatres
Post by: Radioactive Rod Whitenack on March 16, 2020, 11:55:34 AM
I saw it at the 4PM screening yesterday. There were only about 10 or 12 other people in the theater, but I doubt it would've been much better attended even without the virus fears. I enjoyed getting out as I'm guessing movie theaters will very shortly be the next thing to close. Our city closed all restaurants and bars today.
Title: Re: King Kong Back in Theatres
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 16, 2020, 12:18:33 PM
I saw it at the 4PM screening yesterday. There were only about 10 or 12 other people in the theater, but I doubt it would've been much better attended even without the virus fears. I enjoyed getting out as I'm guessing movie theaters will very shortly be the next thing to close. Our city closed all restaurants and bars today. 

You in California, too?

I'm trying to look on what might be a bright side - This might mean that studios will be  moving up BLU-Ray release dates and putting out streaming movies earlier, to take advantage of homebound audiences.  (I don't go to theaters anymore, anyway.)
Title: Re: King Kong Back in Theatres
Post by: Radioactive Rod Whitenack on March 16, 2020, 02:50:56 PM
I'm in Louisville, KY. I think most of the country is getting the same treatment. Nobody wants to release a big film theatrically in this market so everything is getting pulled. I would also like to see blu-ray and dvd releases bumped up. I might imagine sales would increase since everyone is forced to stay home. I know "Rise of Skywalker" was released early for streaming, but not on blu-ray.

Anyway, if "King Kong"is the last film I see in theaters for a little while, I have chosen wisely. :)
Title: Re: King Kong Back in Theatres
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 17, 2020, 04:14:23 AM

Saw this line in an online article dated just 2 hours ago:

"Universal Pictures makes plans to release The Hunt, The Invisible Man and Emma, for at-home viewing as early as Friday."

I imagine other studios will be following suit.