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BAH! Puny Capone! You In Austin? Wanna See The Truly Epic Screening of IRON MAN - with a man that really flies as IRON MAN?

Hey folks - Harry here... Ya know what - when I heard Capone was doing a Chicago AICN event - I just could not let that stand. SO about 12 hours ago (wink) I called up Tim League of the awesome Alamo Drafthouse and the plotting began. We wanted to do something more epic than Truckasaurus at TRANSFORMERS... but what.... what would trucker culture give to us this time. How can we subvert something Red State - and make it Geek State? The answer came to us like a super-charged Thunderball... Mr. JetPack... Yes... We will dress Mr Jetpack up as IRONMAN - and have him fly around the Alamo Drafthouse in advance of our Epic Screening of IRON MAN! Yessss! Yesssss! We will have the dream of the future, there today. A man in a real fucking Jet Pack... dressed as our Marvel Hero of the day - and we'll fucking have him FLY for your amusement, amazement and as theatrical foreplay of a ridiculous level of risk to life and limb! That's right! IRON MAN will fly... no strings or mirrors, no diving out of a plane... there will be no nets or parachutes... IRON MAN will take off, fly and land - all with the superior innovation promised to us for the past century - and we will be there rocking with the BLACK SABBATH pounding beats as we see IRON MAN fly... before he kicks ass in the theater! Here's how you get in!!!

Ain't It Cool News and Fantastic Fest proudly present a free sneak preview of the almost unbearably anticipated film of the summertime: IRON MAN April 28, 7:00 PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar 1120 South Lamar Blvd Austin, TX To make it even more special, however, we will be having a live appearance by Iron Man himself (or at least the closest real-life equivalent we could find) : Mr. Jet Pack International. Before the screening, we'll be treated to a display of technology that was only in the dreams of sci-fi filmmakers until now. Mr. Jet Pack International will take off from the Alamo South Lamar parking lot, fly above the crowd and return to earth to shake hands, hold babies and sign cleavage. Admission to this screening is free, HOWEVER, since every self-respecting geek clearly wants to go, we're going to make you work for it a little bit. To secure a ticket, you need to send us a photo (RGB, .jpg, less than 400KB) of you either dressed as Iron Man or Tony Stark (dressing as Iron Man will clearly get you a better shot). We'll select the 100 best photos and those folks will receive a pair of tickets to the show. Before the jet pack demonstration, we'll have an Iron Man costume contest with assorted prizes and merchandise for the winners. Photos are due by Thursday, April 24rd at 5:00 PM CST. We'll announce the winners on April 25 at 5:00 PM CST. Photos can be sent to Ironman@OriginalAlamo.Com. If you are one of the lucky winners to get tickets, wear your costume to the event on the 28th and we'll have great Iron Man prizes for you!

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  • April 21, 2008, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Hey Moriarty

    by Hercules

    When's the L.A. version??

  • April 21, 2008, 11:57 p.m. CST

    You should get him drunk before liftoff

    by blindambition238

    You know, to make it really Iron Man-ish. Also get some prostitutes for him before hand.

  • April 21, 2008, 11:57 p.m. CST


    by jsm1978

    Sounds like fun

  • April 22, 2008, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Should have kept this a surprise..

    by happybunni

    Imagine everyone's faces if some dude was flying around dressed as iron man?? Not as cool if everyone knows about it, not nearly as cool

  • April 22, 2008, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Can we watch THE ROCKETEER afterwards?


    Pretty please? ;-)

  • April 22, 2008, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Never any New York love

    by waggy

    Come on, it's Iron Man's home fer chrissakes. How bout some east coast events guys?

  • April 22, 2008, 12:20 a.m. CST

    I already know who is going to win this

    by ThePilgrim

    Some Dude on who goes by the nick Weaselfinger built a near perfect replica of the movie version M2 & M3 suit and helmet. He also did a comic version as well. Hope he finishes it in enough time too hget in on this contest.

  • April 22, 2008, 12:36 a.m. CST

    It's Turbo Man. My son wants one too.

    by Gungan Slayer

  • April 22, 2008, 12:45 a.m. CST

    When do the positive AICN staff reviews get posted

    by AlwaysThere

    With all this promotional advertising and hype posted here, I'd be expected them before week is over.

  • April 22, 2008, 1:07 a.m. CST

    he's gonna burn the place down

    by Jubba

    and then we can have some events here in Toronto. happy birthday to me!

  • April 22, 2008, 1:20 a.m. CST

    are you kidding me with that music?

    by brain drill

    the youTube video is fantastic. the guitar solo is priceless, i want to track down an mp3.

  • April 22, 2008, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Gotta love those royalty-free tunes.


    I think I heard that music on a carpet cleaning commercial last week.

  • April 22, 2008, 1:28 a.m. CST

    How come they can't invent a jetpack for common folk?

    by Han Cholo

    I mean, who doesn't want to fly? I always thought that we'd have flying cars and people going outer space for vacations and shit by now. Where's the feast we were promised? Is there a fundamental flaw in designing a working jet pack that isn't as bulky and doesn't use as much juice as the one that dude has? Why haven't any unknown geniuses created a way for us to fly amongst the birds using ingenuity and know how in their garages and spare time? I'm quite serious. Where's my fucking jet pack?!

  • April 22, 2008, 1:39 a.m. CST


    by soup74

    i sure am glad i live in chicago, where all you had to do was explain why you really want to go for a chance to be invited to the early showing. I'm a comic book lovin' guy, who would love to take a date to the premiere, but im not gonna make an iron man suit just to be considered.

  • April 22, 2008, 1:48 a.m. CST

    just made my suit

    by rartus

    ....yea it was pots and pans.

  • April 22, 2008, 2:01 a.m. CST

    That guitar song is by....

    by highlander5150

    Joe Satriani....its called "if i could fly"(ironically)....from the album "Is There Love In Space"....he's awesome....and so are jet packs...

  • April 22, 2008, 2:11 a.m. CST

    I'm glad there's no Sarlacc pit near the Alamo

    by TheNorthlander

    You know what happened to Boba.

  • April 22, 2008, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Han Cholo

    by TheNorthlander

    They did invent video phones, but nobody's using them.

  • April 22, 2008, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Enough of Iron Man!

    by CuervoJones

    We are no THAT interested!

  • April 22, 2008, 2:58 a.m. CST

    hey herc!

    by The Real MiraJeff

    that's a GREAT question. i still remember when i first laid eyes on mori back at the monster house screening of '06. brings a tear to my eye every time...

  • April 22, 2008, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah I remember that in GTA San Andreas

    by Orionsangels

  • April 22, 2008, 4:47 a.m. CST

    This guy should SO wear a Rocketeer outfit!!

    by Steve Rogers

    Iron Man? Pah!

  • April 22, 2008, 6:53 a.m. CST

    The Iron Harry animation is even funnier in full res

    by DerLanghaarige


  • April 22, 2008, 7:06 a.m. CST

    why no delaware love?!?!?!?!

    by doodah

    show your love for the real geeks on the east coast....bring it to delaware!!!!

  • April 22, 2008, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Couldn't have cut this any closer?

    by Galva

    Sheesh. You few lucky fuckers better have a damn good time.

  • April 22, 2008, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Will there also be an Iron Monger jet packer

    by Ruthless Berserk

    ...and then they can have a fake battle in the sky? Now that would be cool Harry....

  • April 22, 2008, 9:24 a.m. CST


    by SkidMarkedUndies

    I love technology!!!

  • April 22, 2008, 10:03 a.m. CST

    The Justice League Movie is Dead

    by Snookeroo

    Scrapped. Put to rest. Gone. Just thought it merited mentioning. Carry on.

  • April 22, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST


    by waggy

    What great Delaware theater do you want to hold the screening at? The Carmike theater in the Dover Mall or the Midway theater in Rehoboth where we can expect sound and/or picture cutting out in the middle of the feature?

  • April 22, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST


    by DaBUU

    The greatest city in the world will have the better Iron Man screening! San Antonio Who?

  • April 22, 2008, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Wow, they should get that into the next Bond movie..

    by BenBraddock


  • April 22, 2008, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Sorry Skidmarks, shoulda read the other posts first

    by BenBraddock

  • April 22, 2008, 1:53 p.m. CST


    by doodah

    umm...if we are talking crappy theatres, dont forget movies 10 in newport, whose seats are harder than lexington steele's boner wrapped in a diamond encrusted condom. i didnt say our theatres were great, i just hate getting pooped on cause they dont bring any sweet screenings in our area like philly or baltimore.

  • April 22, 2008, 2 p.m. CST

    This site...

    by onephatnelly

    ... is becoming one big fucking Iron Man commercial. Are you guys on a retainer or something?

  • April 22, 2008, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Seriously, Iron Man looks awesome and will rock...

    by BLEST

    but the "almost unbearably anticipated film of the summertime"...c'mon. <p>Now you're just showing your geek loyalty at having been given ILM tours and early screenings.<p>TDK is the most anticipated film of the summertime, and that's a fact. <p>Right behind it is Indy IV.<p>But you haven't gotten any exclusives or any perks on those films, have you?

  • April 22, 2008, 4:09 p.m. CST


    by waggy

    I feel ya man. Aside from the yearly Rehoboth Film Festival it's pretty much a wasteland for cinema here. I'm moving to New York in the very near future, so I'm very excited to actually have a film scene to be a part of, but sadly that city doesn't get many AICN events either.

  • April 22, 2008, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Frak Austin

    by Double M

    I hope the jet pack burns your popcorn.

  • April 23, 2008, 3:59 a.m. CST

    Too cool

    by a rolling stone

    I bartend at Fuel, on 6th across from the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz. You get Iron Man to come fly to down to 6th and his drinks are on me!

  • April 23, 2008, 5:27 a.m. CST

    I want to go up

    by Napoleon Park

    I want to go fast.

  • April 23, 2008, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Pretty cool, but...

    by Skyway Moaters

    ... I fail to see what the hell it has to do with Iron Man, unless this guy is perfrming at an opening of the film somewhere, or whatever, in which case it's kind of lame! Dubious connection to Iron Man at best.

  • April 23, 2008, 8:27 p.m. CST

    yeah not a very well produced video

    by Rupee88

    and the public domain music is just lame.

  • April 24, 2008, 9:59 p.m. CST


    by lantern48

    You can have your silly jet pack man. We're goona rock it in Chicago with Capone.

  • April 25, 2008, 7:20 p.m. CST


    by valcon3

    Did I read the date wrong? But where are the results? I gots to know!!

  • April 26, 2008, 2:09 p.m. CST


    by Budcrud

    I spent at LEAST 45 minutes putting together my costume...I wants to KNOW!

  • April 26, 2008, 2:09 p.m. CST


    by Budcrud

    I spent at LEAST 45 minutes putting together my costume...I wants to KNOW!

  • April 27, 2008, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Tell me!

    by Octopornopus

    Don't make me toss your wide load off that pretentious balcony you reserve for you and your meals.... 36 hours of hitting my refresh button is getting pretty old!

  • April 27, 2008, 6:13 p.m. CST


    by Octopornopus

    Had I known all it took was my face Photoshopped onto the ILM teaser, my roommate and I wouldn't have spent 4 hours making our suits.... And that Comicon War Machine suit is the one I based mine off of =p

  • April 27, 2008, 8:30 p.m. CST


    by Renegrenade

    So did I just miss the announcement? How do we find out who made it?

  • April 27, 2008, 11:54 p.m. CST


    by valcon3

    You can find the results off of It has the Flickr group of all the people who won - looks like only 36 people won/entered.