Date for your diary: Avatar Day

Tuesday August 18th 2009

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 3 years (chortle), you’ll have heard about James Cameron’s Avatar.

What you may or may not have heard about is the MAJOR FUCKING TOP TASTIC SPACE JAM news that they’re screening 16 minutes of the film entirely free and in 3D a whopping 4 months before it gets released, at a handful of cinemas around the country. Or this Friday the 21st of August to be more precise.

Here’s a bit of press release:

Twentieth Century Fox announced today additional information about its global, history-making event when, on August 21, the world will get its first look at director James Cameron’s motion picture epic AVATAR. In this unprecedented experience, the studio and Cameron will debut the film’s teaser trailer everywhere, while select cinemas and IMAX® theatres will screen hand-picked scenes in 3-D, prepared by the renowned filmmaker.

So it’s going to be epic basically. Here are the cinemas involved:

Cineworld Aberdeen
Cineworld Birmingham, Broad Street
Cineworld Brighton
Cineworld Cardiff
Cineworld Edinburgh
Cineworld Glasgow, Renfrew Street
Cineworld Sheffield
Odeon London IMAX Greenwich
Odeon London IMAX Wimbledon
Odeon Manchester Printworks
Odeon Southampton
Vue Bristol Cribbs
Vue London West End
BFI Southbank IMAX

And you can attempt to get tickets by going to See Film First and entering this code:

If you can’t get hold of tickets, check back here on Friday evening for my entirely non-exclusive report.