Blockbuster Hosts ‘New Moon’ Screenings4 Nov, 2009 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Blockbuster Inc. is giving away tickets to advance theatrical screenings of The Twilight Saga: New Moon, the highly anticipated sequel to teen vampire hit Twilight.
The Dallas-based No. 1 DVD rental service will give away free tickets Nov. 13 at 20 select Blockbuster franchise stores for the Nov. 19 screening.
The first 50 people in the store at 6:30 p.m. receive two free tickets, with the remaining tickets awarded as prizes.
Participating Blockbuster markets include Atlanta, Austin, Texas, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Ore., Salt Lake City, St. Louis, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, Fla., and Washington, D.C.
“While each event varies a little, in general there will be a radio station on site, games, trivia contests, and prizes in addition to the free tickets,” said Tami Cannizzaro, director of marketing and public relations for Blockbuster.
Summit Entertainment’s New Moon, which returns Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson as Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, respectively, officially begins its theatrical run that evening at midnight.
Blockbuster also will have available Twilight for rent or purchase for those fans who may have either missed the movie or just need a refresher before they see the sequel.