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MOVIE TIX: The Iron Giant, Remastered – Fathom Special Event (WED 09.30.15)

Remember this one?  It’s been awhile (1999 to be exact) since Disney released this “instant classic.”  Now they’ve remastered it, added a couple scenes and are re-releasing it this fall.  Fathom Special Events is hosting a special advance showing and are offering 5 sets of guaranteed seats to 5 lucky followers of GeekForE!  Want to know how to snag your pair?, Check below the banner.

A classic is re-relaeased

A classic is re-released

When “The Iron Giant” arrived in theaters in 1999, it was hailed as an “instant classic” by Joe Morgenstern of The Wall Street Journal, and the world soon learned another giant had arrived as well: filmmaker Brad Bird, who made his stunning directorial debut with this film and has gone on to win two Oscars, as well as worldwide acclaim for his work on both animated and live-action features.  Winner of nine Annie Awards, “The Iron Giant” is being re-mastered and enhanced with two all-new scenes.

The film takes place in October of 1957, when America had plenty to be worried about.  Rock ’n’ roll.   Television.  The bomb.  And on the fourth day of that month, the Soviets successfully launched the first man made satellite, Sputnik, into orbit.  The space race had officially begun.  The Cold War just got colder.  People were unsure about their neighbors, even questioning their friends.

Fathom special events is issuing us 5 sets of tix to either date for this screening.  Want an even cooler incentive?  Your seats are guaranteed!  How awesome is that?  To have a chance at winning, you guys know we love selfies, and this promo is no exception.  We’re keeping this one simple, just post your favorite selfies with an animatronic device or robot (keep it PG-13 people!).  Maybe your Halloween costume as the Iron Giant himself?  Get imaginative.  Post your images to our Facebook feed for this movie screening post.  The more imaginative the picture, the more likely you are to be voted for by the writers of GeekForE!  If we ‘like‘ your post on Facebook, then we’ll contact you for your email address and choice of nights.. Fathom will email the tickets directly to you.  The contest runs from now until MON 09.28.15 @ 8PM.  You can post as many entries as you like, but you can only win once. All winners will be notified via Facebook so be sure that we can ‘message’ you (and check your SPAM/OTHER box).  Screening will be held at the Columbia Mall 14 Imax Theater (Columbia Mall, MD) @ 7PM on WED 09.30.15.


1) Please do not post messages to this web page asking for tickets.  In order to win, you need to post an image to our Facebook feed.  Also, if we cannot message you on Facebook, we can’t alert you to winning.  In fact there have been readers we’ve skipped over voting for in the past because we don’t have the option to ‘message’ them.  You must open that security in your settings and we are not Facebook Admins to show you how.

2) No substitutions.  We are not a hostess at the local theater.  If you win and choose not to go, we understand.  You aren’t hurting our feelings, nor will we desperately seek to fill your spot.  We also won’t swap your name for a buddy because you can’t make it.  Don’t ask, it won’t be answered.

3) Your seats are guaranteed for this special screening, however you should still arrive early.  Just because your seat is guaranteed does not mean you won’t end up in the ‘whiplash’ or ‘nosebleed’ sections by arriving late.


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