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Remember that TRON: LEGACY IMAX event you've heard so much about? Tickets are available now for the October 28 screenings!!!

Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. So the 10-week countdown to the release of TRON: LEGACY kicked off on 10-10-10, and today, starting right now, you can get free tickets to a special event on October 28 that will give audiences across the globe the first chance to see 20 minutes of 3-D IMAX footage from the film. If memory serves, AVATAR did something similar last year, and the response and reaction was pretty strong. How do you get tickets? Just go to http://www.TRONNight2010.com. What are you waiting for? TRON: LEGACY opens December 17. I've got the cinematic equivalent of blue balls waiting to see this.
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  • Oct. 12, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Fun! Can't wait

    by Emperor_was_a_jerk

    Love stuff like this! Got my ticket, cant wait. That movie looks visually stunning if nothing else.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    all metro areas already sold out

    by j_difool

    thanks for telling us late. not driving to Orange COunty (aka Buttfuck Egypt) just to see this.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Got a ticket this morning... going quick!

    by Heckles

    Two of the three theaters in San Diego are sold out already. Tickets are going to be gone in a few hours. If that.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    got mine

    by jon pertwee

    for the las vegas showing

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Louisville gets fucked again. Are we a city or not?

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    The only theater in Kentucky showing the footage is in New Port, which is not only an hour and a half away, but is within spitting distance of Cincinnati and might as well be in Ohio. This fucking city is the largest city in the tri-state area and it needs somebody to get off their ass in the local government/tourism departement and put us back on the fucking map! Just a few years ago we had studio executives visiting the local Tinsletown movie theater trying to figure out why they were selling tickets in record breaking numbers, and yet we have no critic screenings and no major film critic because of that.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Nothing showing near me

    by ATARI

    <b>End of Line</b>

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    For any TRON/Disney geeks out there...

    by Naboo_the_Enigma

    Let it be known that a new attraction is now open at Disney California Adventure called ElecTRONica. It's a nighttime dance party and TRON promotional thing. They have Flynn's Arcade, complete with Flynn's Arcade game tokens and about forty '80s era classic arcade games. They even made a coin-op stand-up Space Paranoids game, just like Flynn played in the first movie. Also, a 3D preview of the TRON: Legacy movie. The preview is about 12-15 minutes long, so it might be different footage than what will be shown in theaters across the country. Overall it's pretty cool. I geeked out a bit. =) There's something very nostalgic about seeing the sign for Flynn's arcade in those big red neon letters.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Got my ticket, but...

    by force_fed

    why are these things always in bumblefuck? I'm not thrilled at the thought of going to Kennesaw, Georgia. I went to the Avatar preview and it was only half full because it was in Whocaresville, USA. Seems like they'd be better served by going a little more metro. Even if it is in smaller market cities. Just sayin.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Capone...I gots mine

    by Abominable Snowcone

    20 minutes for free? Yeah I'll check it out.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    And I'll be wearing my Encom badge

    by Abominable Snowcone

    from that online game thing last year.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Yeah but my buddy is working on Superman

    by UltraTron

    and he says his suit will be Kryptonian nanites this time similar to green lantern's digital suit. He says it changes all the time to different looks depending on whatever super deeds must be done.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Went to elecTRONica this wknd

    by kurtisaurus

    it was AWESOME. They had about 10 minutes of footage in the Muppet theater, with synchronized lights and wind in the theater matching the film. Man if the whole movie was like that it would be amazing. <p> Flynn's was a blast to hang out in, I bought $10 worth of Flynn's tokens just to take back to my friends in Seattle.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Already sold out in Raleigh, NC

    by slayme

    bummer.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    Surprised I got a ticket

    by crescentfresh3

    I wasn't going to bother, but went to the site about an hour ago and they were still available, so I snagged one for Indianapolis. I hope they have free shirts there.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Amazingly this will be in indianapolis

    by laminate

    Just got my ticket for Indianapolis. i was surprised they are even showing it here. Nothing good ever comes here. It where fun and cool shot comes to die

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Wow! Detroit area didn't get buttfucked for once.

    by Clavius

    We NEVER get cool shit like this! Managed to snag a ticket and I can't wait! GREETINGS PROGRAM!

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Clearly

    by Abominable Snowcone

    this will generate some BO dollars. 20 minute preview on a Thursday night? I'm sure I'm not the only one thinking, "Well, if I'm going to be at the theatre that night for a 20 minute preview, we may as well see a full movie, too"

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Got our tickets!

    by fassbinder79

    Very excited!!!! The only film I have any desire to see for the rest of the year.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Alaska gets fucked, again

    by Cash907

    What, our brand new state of the art IMAX theater isn't good enough for you Disney? F you too assholes.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Why are they blowing so much money

    by INWOsuxRED

    marketing to the converted? You have to figure the free tickets are almost all going to people who would see this anyway, at some point you may actually discourage a certain percentage of them no matter what you show. From there, you are leaving the word-of-mouth marketing to the geeks that were left to market things like Grindhouse and Scott Pilgrim. I guess buying positive reviews on geek sites is still considered a viable marketing option, but you have to figure if Tron leaves Disney in the loss column, this strategy will be re-evaluated.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    INWOsuxRED... good point, but...

    by Heckles

    I am dragging my girlfriend to the preview night. She could give a shit about Tron and most geek flicks. If this preview kicks ass, she'll dig it and tell her pals. It's good marketing. They're pulling out all the stops to ensure this franchise finally gets off the ground and is no longer simply a 'cult' flick.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    gotta luv living on same block as imax linconln square

    by OandA

    gotta luv living on same block as imax Lincoln square. I wonder how friggin early i'll have to leave work.

  • I don't like being spoiled for movies. especially one like this one...

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    INWOsuxRED

    by fassbinder79

    The reason it makes sense to do this is that there are probably a few people who may not be as excited to see it as others who if after seeing the free screening are blown away by it will be more inclined to mention it to family, co-workers etc... I've been pumped to see it for awhile now but a lot of people my wife works with don't even know anything about it. It all depends on what your interests are. Avatar had the benefit of being a film directed by James Cameron (a household name). Disney trying out a similar strategy makes even more sense imo because Tron has a director who no one is familiar with and its based on a film property that wasn't that a big of a hit in the 1980's. It's apples and oranges. If TL winds up being as good or better than the trailers then this 20 minute sneak peek will probably do more to help the film word of the mouth wise than Avatar which makes worth doing and not a waste of money. Grindhouse had problems because the first half of the film was directed by Rodriguez (who is nowhere near as good a filmmaker as Tarantino). Quentin Tarantino is in a class by himself next Christopher Nolan. The film was too long for most audiences who had to sit through the terrible Planet Terror to get to the great trailers and QT's entertaining Death Proof. Didn't see Scott Pilgrim and while I like Edgar Wright's previous films Michael Cera being in it turned me off from seeing it (and I can't imagine I am the only one who felt that way.) I will bet you that if Wright had made a similar film to Pilgrim (big budget and all) but with Simon Pegg as the lead I bet it would have done a whole lot better at the box office actually. Cera simply isn't a box office draw and I refuse to see any film he is in post-Superbad (an insanely overrated piece of crap).

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    one other thing...

    by fassbinder79

    If Edgar Wright or even Eli Roth for that matter had been able to direct the film that would have gone in the place of Planet Terror Grindhouse would have been a hit. Tarantino delivered. Wright, Zombie and Roth did too. It was Rodriguez who dropped the ball.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the reminder

    by wellk

    I almost completely forgot about this. Just got my ticket a few minutes ago.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    I don't want to drive 1 1/2 hours to see 20 minutes

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    That will pretty much spoil the whole film! I'll just wait a few weeks and see the whole thing. Besides it will look better digitally projected.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Woo-Hoo!

    by Casey4147

    Saw the email last night, didn't act on it. Saw the story this afternoon on AintItCool, said what the hell, clicked on the link. Hey, look, they're doing it at my favorite Regal Cinema in the outskirts of Buffalo NY, and tickets are still available. Clicked, filled in, printed, and went back in to see that theater's now "sold out". Karma, man, sometimes I just don't deserve it.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Danny Boyle Directing 28 (Months?) Later

    by estacado1

    It's good seeing him going back to zombies. <p> http://tinyurl.com/2bzolaj

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    A couple of things--

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    1) I don't expect this to be 20 minutes of footage from the film itself. I expect at least half of that time to be talking heads: the director, stars and effects guys talking about the movie, the process of getting it made and why it's groundbreaking. The footage will likely be clips interspersed in between with maybe a new trailer. 2) To be honest, I'm already sold and don't really want to see too much more footage or I'll feel I've seen the whole thing before December.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    IMAX Digital Theatres...

    by the_patriot

    The reason that some IMAX theatres can't show things like this or the Avatar preview are because these are only available to IMAX Digital locations. Locations like the Colorado Center IMAX or the DMNS IMAX here in Denver can't run it because they are a film only location and don't have the capability to receive the feed for this. Other reasons can involve there being IMAX press screenings already scheduled that night, other contractual obligations, etc. *OR*...they could just not like your town. ;-)

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Images & Video of ElecTRONia HERE http://tinyurl.com/29oyvt9

    by tronton33

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    76 Days

    by Countdown_to_Vader

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    What do you think of the first released track?

    by decypher44

    Just listened to Daft Punk's "The Game Has Changed" on the Tron FB page. Sounds pretty damned great! What do you guys think?

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Fail of the year.

    by Sigourneys_Beaver

    TR2N or whatever the fuck it's called. I'll probably see it in a quarter full theatre opening day.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Did you guys see that video from Disney I posted?

    by tronton33

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Clavius: where at?

    by DiscoGodfather

    I'll be at AMC Livonia.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Clavius again

    by DiscoGodfather

    Though I'll see the actual movie at Henry Ford Museum.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Got mine.

    by Darth_Kaos

    looking forward to it. maybe they'll show the whole movie, huh?

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST

    This works out perfectly for me

    by BigDogg

    This'll run from 7-7:30 then I plan on seeing the Rifftrax live simulcast where they do the Vincent Price version of House on Haunted Hill(happening the same night at 8PM). EPIC night at the movies right there........

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Casey4147: Time?

    by TheFlynnAbides

    What time's the event start in Buffalo? Missed getting a ticket going to try waiting in standby line!

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Got my ticket for Newport, KY

    by geekzapoppin

    This is Disney's chance to sell me on it. As someone who was blown away as a kid by TRON in 1982 and who continues to love the original for its visuals and earnestness, the sequel looks to be rather slick but lifeless. This will decide whether or not I spend too much to see it in the theaters or wait until it comes out on home video, where I can get it free from the library.

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Yes! Got mine too!

    by Kefrif

    Birmingham, UK. 28th October. Will be wearing my ENCOM ID and Flynns Arcade t-shirt. Boo-Yah!