On Tuesday, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) announced that—after overwhelming response from fans—Tucson has been named the winner of the second Bring TCM to your Hometown contest.
The contest received a record-breaking 162 entries from 118 cities across the U.S. and ran exclusively on the TCM Backlot website, which is the network’s official fan club website.
To mark the 60th anniversary of its filming in Tucson, TCM will host a free screening of Rio Bravo at the historic Fox Tucson Theatre on December 2. The film's star (and iconic actress) Angie Dickinson will join TCM host Ben Mankiewicz for a special introduction and a meet-and-greet with fans.
"The Bring TCM to your Hometown contest allows us to bring TCM fans together to enjoy classic movies on the big screen while highlighting TCM as the ultimate movie lover destination," said Genevieve McGillicuddy, vice president of enterprises and strategic partnerships, TCM. "Angie Dickinson is a screen legend and we’re honored to have the opportunity to bring her back to Tucson where she filmed Rio Bravo and hear from her about the making of this remarkable film."
Members of TCM's official fan club, TCM Backlot, can reserve their tickets now. Tickets will be available to the public for free on October 19 by visiting TCMBacklot.com/RioBravo.