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South Florida! We've Got Your Ticket To Barsoom For An Early Screening Of JOHN CARTER!!!


The Kidd here...

If you've been a reader of AICN for a long time, then you have a pretty good understanding of the importance of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom series and the influence it's had on a number of films over the years. You know of Harry's involvement with JOHN CARTER for quite awhile. You know of the various stages of development the property's been through at one studio or another. You know about the long road that's been taken to finally bring JOHN CARTER to the big screen. 

Now is your chance to see it for yourself, and judge if Disney and director Andrew Stanton were able to pull off what for a long time was thought to be impossible. If you live in South Florida or are totally within the capabilities of traveling to South Florida, I've got an early chance for you to witness JOHN CARTER. 

I've got 50 pairs of seats for our Ain't It Cool readers to an advance screening of JOHN CARTER on Monday night, March 5, at 7:00 p.m., down at the Regal Sawgrass Stadium 23 in Sunrise, and here's your opportunity to claim them.

I want to know, if you're getting the opportunity to travel to Barsoom, what are the five ESSENTIAL things you're packing with you for your journey? Anything more or less than five, and you're out, so keep it to five, and I'll pick the best packing lists to get set up with tickets for you and a guest to see JOHN CARTER. 

Send in your name and packing list to with the following subject line exactly (in all CAPS):


The deadline for this contest is Thursday night, March 1, at 11:59 p.m. EST, and winners will be notified on Friday. This is not an AICN exclusive event, and has been overbooked to make sure it's full, so be sure you can get there early enough to get in line and hopefully make it inside to see the film. 

If you're not sure if you're going to be able to make it, it's quite simple - don't enter. If you don't think you can get out of work early enough, or if you have class, homework, chores, scheduled surgery, an unreliable car, prior engagements or previous commitments that may prevent you from attending this screening, don't try to win only to let these seats go to waste. 

Good luck to you all, and thanks to Walt Disney Pictures for the opportunity. 



-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

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  • Feb. 29, 2012, 2:02 p.m. CST

    FIRST! Off topic, but this is just now breaking news...

    by iamatroll

    Davey Jones, lead singer of The Monkees is dead at the age of 64. Jones died of a heart attack at his home in Florida. Rest in peace, Davey, and thanks for all the music. Marcia misses you already...

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Can you send a cab to Fort Myers?

    by Zombieflicker

    Thanks Mr. The Kidd!

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 2:02 p.m. CST

    davey jones correction

    by iamatroll

    Jones was 66, not 64 as originally noted. my bad...

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Dang, Disney must have given Harry some...

    by Fritzlorrerains

    Expensive PWESENTS to get 10 articles per day on this movie.

  • ...because after all this time, he wants to like it. ..and he's doing all he can to get us to like it too- but the old rule is true- keep trying to force people to like something and they will hate it. me, i'm just numb to it now. no interest, no love, no hate, just can't wait until it's over so the site will focus on something- anything- else...

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    zombot, tip #1

    by Mattman

    Don't let this site influence your decisions one way or the other. John Carter is either a good movie or it isn't, and that has nothing to do with how much AICN promotion it has or hasn't received. Frankly, I find it refreshing that this site is actually excited about it, because no other site is giving it its due press, thanks to Disney's inability to generate interest.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:29 p.m. CST

    true guys..many things true..


    the disney promotion for this was horrid. From the safe name change, to the safe landscape, to every bit of promotional material they could muster. it took fans that love the original work to making their own trailers, redesigning posters and praising the footage they'd seen to even turn a few heads for this film here. Nothing Disney has done. Do they want it to fail? and whether it is a good movie and a sleeper hit, i find this argument from harry and the defenders to be weak... 'if you don't support this movie, hollywood will stop trying to make good sci-fi or refresh old your support and go see it! that's bull. shit. because that argument can also be flipped. if we go spend our hard earned unemployment checks on this, and it sucks, but makes money, we will be fed more and more of the same lukewarm sci-fi and corpse-fucking of classic material by hollywood. so i will wait this out. i'll listen to real people who burnt a few bucks to see this before i do. that's just me. i'm too jaded now and also can't fall for hype via AICN anymore.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 3:29 p.m. CST

    South Florida? Who the Fuck lives in South Florida?!

    by conspiracy

    Fuck me..., you know what they call a Theater in South Florida? A Rest Home. Florida is the Grim Reapers Waiting room...they probably think John Carter is running for President.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4:13 p.m. CST

    by Kassandra

    We actually have a lot of movie fans here in Florida. . . . Miami and its surrounding areas are alive with a younger mixed crowd from all over the world. We South Floridians are now apart of the AICN community soo get used to it or join another site.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 5:03 p.m. CST

    well said issak

    by gus

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 10:35 p.m. CST


    by GoFuckYourself

    I live in Fort Myers as well... Where in FTM do you live?

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 10:39 p.m. CST

    If you don't like South Florida,

    by GoFuckYourself

    Then GO FUCK YOURSELF!! I live in Fort Myers and had the chance to go to AICN's screening of Project X last night (pretty funny btw)- and drove 2 1/2 hours to get there from Fort Myers. So while I do NOT live in South Florida, I wanted to make the trip because seeing LA, Houston and Chicago getting all of the cool screenings sucked ass and I wanted to be apart of one of my favorite sites screenings. Again, if you don't like it- please refer to my User ID...

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 11:02 p.m. CST

    AICN = The Official Site...

    by Mako

    OF THE JOHN CARTER DRINKING GAME!!! Yes everyone!! John Carter has been mentioned so much on this site that we should all start up a drinking game - every time a new post is slammed in your face by Harry And His Advertising Employees. I guarantee you'll have a hoot... and get very drunk considering the plethora of advertisements (cough cough) posts on JOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHNNNNNN CAAAAAAARRRRRRRTTTTTEEEEERRRRRRRR!!!!!!! ** special note ** Disney condones drinking in the work place - so please drink responsibly and never drink and drive. We thank you for your support and believe by drinking lots of booze - your JJJJJJJOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHNNNN CAAAAAAAAARRRRRTTTTTTEEEEERRRRRR experience will be 12.5 times better when you see the movie.

  • Feb. 29, 2012, 11:17 p.m. CST


    by Zombieflicker

    SCP north side!

  • March 1, 2012, 12:52 a.m. CST

    AICN needs to give Orlando some love

    by Dustin Geisler

    Orlando was once considered becoming the Hollywood of the East. There many film fanatics and filmmakers over here. Send John Carter to Orlando please so I dont have to drive 3 hours in the swamp. Also, Disney World. This makes the most sense.

  • March 1, 2012, 1:41 a.m. CST

    This is in Ft Lauderdale which is kinda a shithole...

    by MST3KPIMP

    I was there a month back and it's mostly dumpy areas. They do however have a 14 screen drive-in theater albeit several of the screens are on the sides of buildings. The Sawgrass center is nice but why this was chosen as a premiere event location is interesting. I live closer to Tampa which is not much better.

  • March 1, 2012, 1:41 a.m. CST

    You know who lives in South Florida?

    by Chuck

    People. Awesome people. South Florida kicks ass and conspiracy needs to shut the hell up.

  • March 1, 2012, 1:48 a.m. CST

    I dunno wherearetheducks... I live here & I'm kinda lame

    by MST3KPIMP