Visionary Cinema Presents Original King Kong for Special Tribute Event - Movie Played at Same Venue in 1933

Witness the film plus many extras for its 80th anniversary in the beautiful Pomona Fox Theater, built in 1931 and host to screenings of Kong in May 1933 just after its March premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

Pomona, CA, March 23, 2013 --( When Merian C. Cooper’s King Kong opened in 1933, it caused a sensation. Coming amidst the depression, Kong provided the ultimate escape and broke ground in its use of stop-motion animation, glass photography, intercutting miniatures with full-size props, its illustrious score, and many other cinematic techniques and artistry. In addition to Cooper, the film made the careers of actress Fay Wray, animation pioneer Willis O’Brien, composer Max Steiner and many effects personnel. Of course, this came in addition to never-ending popularity of the titular character, the big gorilla himself, spawning an entire industry of fantasy films with larger-than-life creatures. This is a non-profit screening presented by the “Friends of the Fox.”

When: Sunday, March 24, 2013, 2pm
Where: Pomona Fox Theater, 301 South Garey Avenue, Pomona
Cost: Adults $8 / Children $3

Additional Event Info:

* Lobby Exhibit of Rare Kong Memorabilia Open from 1pm – 2pm
* Pose for Photos with Kong’s Giant Hand
* Onstage Guest Panel of Experts to Discuss King Kong
* Screening of Kong’s Many Appearances Throughout Popular Culture
* Free New Collector’s King Kong Program Book for all Guests
Visionary Cinema
Scott Essman