‘King Kong’ (1933)
From Skull Island to New York City, Kong tries to save his beloved blonde, Ann, from a sacrificial altar and then from reporters’ flash bulbs but causes mass destruction in the process. The film is known for its iconic scene of the 50-foot Kong atop the Empire State Building. Film critic Mordaunt Hall wrote, “At both the Radio City Music Hall and the RKO Roxy, which have a combined seating capacity of 10,000, the main attraction now is a fantastic film known as King Kong.” Critics today also found the film fantastic, granting it a 98 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Eighty-six percent of audiences liked it.