Walter Mencken 9:21 p.m., Oct. 20
Hey San Diego! See Captain America before the rest of America!
Much has been made of the movie studios' decision to, um, pull back a bit from Comic-Con this year. (It turns out fanboys are not totally reliable PR machines. Sometimes, they don't like what you do to their heroes; other times, they generate more light than box office heat.) But even so, Captain America is still coming out on the same weekend as the Con, so that oughtta be worth something, right?
Happily, yes! UA Horton Plaza is going to be showing the film today, Thursday, July 21, at 12:00 P.M., 12:45 P.M., 2:45 P.M., 3:30 P.M., 5:30 P.M., 6:15 P.M., 8:15 P.M., 9:00 P.M., 11:00 P.M. and 11:45 P.M. Tickets are available for purchase from Fandango.
But wait! There's more! Let's go to the press release, shall we? "In addition to being among the first to see the movie, all Captain America: The First Avenger ticketholders will receive RealD® 3D Collector's Custom red, white and blue Captain America: The First Avenger glasses and a limited edition poster designed exclusively for the fans. A grand prize package of Captain America: The First Avenger merchandise and other Marvel items will be given away to a select audience member at each screening. USO-costumed women will be standing at the American Flag Pole in the Horton Plaza passing out free tickets every hour beginning at 11:00 A.M. to the first 10 people who come dressed as Captain America."
And there you have it. Don't say we never did nothin' for ya.
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