It’s King Kong night in Manhattan tonight (Wednesday, 11.30)! Peter Jackson’s three-hour ape flick is showing to junket press at Leow’s Lincoln Plaza (i.e., the one with the big IMAX screen) right about now (7:40 pm NY time). I’m told that members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association are also attending. Working New York press screenings will begin in Manhattan next Monday, as they will in Los Angeles at the Arclight. The very first Los Angeles Kong screening will actually happen Sunday night (12.4) for Academy members, at the Academy theatre on Wilshire and La Peer.