On a cold, early spring evening in New York City, thousands of people lined up to see the premiere of a remarkable film. It would push the bounds of the new technology of moviemaking. For the New Yorkers who went to see it, the film was also a respite from a difficult economic situation. It was 1933, and the world had already been suffering from of the Great Depression for several years.
The movie King Kong was a stunning experience for movie audiences in 1933.