Congratulations to Tucson, Arizona, the winner of our second TCM in Your Hometown contest!  Earlier this year, Backlot Members submitted pitches for why we should have a TCM event in their city.  We received many terrific entries, and after considering all the options, the TCM judges chose Tucson (which was a finalist last year) as the winner.  Tucson's entry rose to the top based on its creative venue options, unique movie history, and charming western theme.  Congratulations to Backlot Member Elisabeth Klingler, who sent in the winning pitch for her home city!

And now we're happy to announce that TCM is coming to Tucson, with a free screening of Rio Bravo (which was shot at the nearby Old Tucson Studios) featuring a special introduction and Q&A with actress Angie Dickinson and TCM Host Ben Mankiewicz.

Tucson's beautiful and historic Fox Theatre will be hosting this screening.  This event is FREE, but tickets are required for admission.  You can reserve your tickets at this link.

In addition, Backlot Members can win entry to a VIP Meet & Greet with Ben Mankiewicz and Angie Dickinson, as well as a spot on a special tour of Old Tucson Studios.  Backlot Members can also submit a question to be asked to Angie before the movie.  And all Backlot Members at the screening will receive an exclusive collectible pin, created just for this event!  We look forward to seeing you in Tucson!


  • Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM


  • The Fox Tucson Theatre
  • 17 West Congress Street
  • Tucson, AZ 85701