(NEW!!!)(NEW!!!) LINKS LISTED BELOW (NEW!!!)(NEW!!!)
I've was lucky enough to go to a couple of advanced screenings of The Ghost Writer and Hot Tub Time Machine (loved them both) and got to wondering if CAG had a dedicated thread just for this. I didn't see one, sooooo here you go!
Now I'm definitely open to suggestion on how this thread should work, so feel free to let me know.
Here are a few of my suggestions:
1) If you see a film in advance of its official release date, let us know what you think (keep it short and sweet -- this ain't AICN).
2) (WARNING: SOME SITES HAVE SUGGESTED THAT YOU COULD BE BANNED FROM FUTURE SCREENINGS FOR THESE ACTIONS, SO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING YMMV.) If you score passes but for whatever reason you can't go, offer them to other CAGs for free, exchange passes for a different date with another CAG, and/or barter with another CAG (reminder: NO MONEY SHOULD CHANGE HANDS). Why let FREE go to waste?
3) Since pretty much all passes allow for a guest, maybe this could be a good way to meet another CAG in your area (especially if you don't have someone already to go with you)? Or several CAGs can plan to attend the same screening?
4) Most films screenings listed here will be U.S. based, but that doesn't mean that screenings in other countries (U.K., Europe, Japan, South America, etc.) can't be listed here. Who knows, maybe you will attract attention to film that many of us will be aware of and at the very least, look for it when there is an art house theatrical release and/or dvd.
Here are a few links and suggestions on how to score advance passes. If you know of some more, please PM so I can add them:
http://www.gofobo.com/ (free sign-up membership available)
http://www.txtmovieclub.com/ (free sign-up membership available; MIGHT BE LIMITED TO SELECT MAJOR CITIES ONLY)
http://www.filmmetro.com/ (free sign-up membership available)
http://eventful.com/ (free sign-up membership available)
http://www.aintitcool.com/ (for contests)
http://chud.com/articles/ (for contests)
http://filmindependent.org/ (indie films; mainly L.A. and N.Y.C.?)
http://www.ew.com/ew.../freescreening/ (THANK YOU, F/W; maybe limited to major cities only)
http://www.fatwallet...-stuff/1156307/ (THANK YOU, F/W!) *updated 6/17/13
http://freemoviecodes.blogspot.com/ (codes, RSVP for various screenings)
http://www.mymoviescreenings.com/ (Thanks to aznboovie; currently for New York, New Jersey, and San Francisco)
Thanks to BlakesPoorBrain and his website, http://www.reviewstl.com/ for the following St. Louis area connections: http://www.theflickfanatic.com/, http://wearemoviegeeks.com/, http://www.riverfronttimes.com/, http://www.stltoday.com/.
http://www.campuscir...filmscreenings/ (Greater Los Angeles area ONLY)
http://www.laemmle.com/sneak.php (Greater Los Angeles area ONLY)
http://www.laweekly.com/promotions/ (Greater Los Angeles area ONLY)
http://www.thescreen...xchange.com/ee/ (Thank you, ODB)
http://www.facebook....nemascreenings/ (Thank you, BedlamDisco)
Gofobo RSVP codes: Get updates via SMS by texting follow Gofoborsvpcodes to 40404 in the United States (...great, now I'm on twitter just so I can get the codes:roll:).
Country Codes for outside the U.S. (country, code, carrier(s)):
Australia 0198089488 Telstra
Canada 21212 (any)
United Kingdom 86444 Vodafone, Orange, 3, O2
Indonesia 89887 AXIS, 3, Telkomsel
Ireland 51210 O2
India 53000 Bharti Airtel
New Zealand 8987 Vodafone, Telecom NZ
Twitter, MySpace, Facebook (not my cup of tea, but how can you deny their power!?)
The Entertainment/Promotions sections of your local free weekly newspapers -- the ones with all the "escort" ads in the back;) (Chicago Reader, Nuvo, SF Weekly, etc.)
UPDATE 06/19/13: (NEW!!!)(NEW!!!) LINKS LISTED ABOVE (NEW!!!)(NEW!!!)
My year in free screenings:
(bumps/rating this thread are always appreciated)
ADVANCE SCREENINGS FOR THE FOLLOWING FILMS (just poster jpgs. Google the titles for more information; check websites above for availability in your area.):
Edited by luvmysegadc, 18 January 2014 - 02:58 AM.
corrections, request, new events, title