Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Kong Returns to Pomona Fox

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Friends of the Pomona Fox are proud to present the return of King Kong to Pomona Sunday, March 24 at 2:00 pm (doors open at 1:00 pm--those who purchase tickets online will be admitted 15 minutes early). $8 adults, $3 children 12 and under. Tickets are available at our web site: www.pomonafox.org or at the door.
King Kong was released in March of 1933, but didn’t make it to the Pomona Fox until May of the same year. To promote Kong, the giant Kong head used in the film was put on display outside the theater where locals could have their photos taken with Kong (bottom). Another photo from the period (top) shows large crowds assembled for the closing night of the film

Kong made his mark in Pomona, and we’re very happy to be able to repay him on his 80th birthday, with this very special program. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KONG!

In addition to the screening of Kong, there will be lobby displays including a giant Kong hand and arm where you can take a souvenir photo (bring your own camera/cell phone) and other memorabilia from the film, and a panel discussion and some special film surprises.

This program is made possible through the generous assistance of our program sponsors. Special thanks to Scott Essman for putting together this program and to all of our volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure a quality program.

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