X-Men Origins: Wolverine will premiere in Tempe, AZ…

Update; Spoke to the folks at CineCapri in Tempe. The peeps who make it into the auditorium for the announcement at noon enter a drawing to win passes to the premiere…get down there X Fans…

woohoo!! we won!!

The April 27 premiere is expected to include appearances by film stars Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds and Liev Schreiber in a red-carpet, Hollywood-style party at the theater complex at Rio Salado Parkway and McClintock Drive in Tempe.

The theater won the premier through a contest on YouTube pitting nearly 3,000 cities against each other. Tempe climbed into the top 10 after Harkins Theatres across the Phoenix area began promoting the contest. Over the course of last week, Tempe climbed to third nationally before taking the lead on Thursday and holding the top spot through the end of voting on Friday night.

“We’re ecstatic,” said Dan Harkins, owner and CEO of the theater chain in a statement. “I want to thank each and every person who took the time to vote and coordinated voting efforts. I’m always happy to have such incredible support from the community, but this is really something special.”



Tempe, Ariz., won the contest to host the world premiere of X-Men Origins: Wolverine next Monday night, narrowly defeating Davis, Calif., 20th Century Fox announced on Monday.

The announcement caps two weeks of voting during which entrants launched campaigns for their hometowns. The list had been narrowed to 10 cities before Tempe prevailed…

Official Film Site


Harkins Cine Capri at >Marketplace will host the world premiere of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” by virtue of winning an online contest held by Twentieth Century Fox. Star Hugh Jackman is scheduled to attend the gala, which is set for Monday, April 27.

“These fans have driven the success of the”X-Men”franchise over the years, and (the contest) has been a chance to say, ‘This is for you,’ ” Jackman, who stars as the title character in the prequel, told Today.
“People were so excited to get involved, and it was just amazing,” Jackman said. “I do love meeting the fans, particularly with these movies. I know how passionate they are, and I love to share it with them.”

You may or may not be able to get tix by being one of the first 100 peeps to show today at Tempe Marketplace for the announcement. The email was recalled sorta but the announcement we won is official sorta…

CONGRATULATIONS, Tempe! You will be the first to Witness the Origin on Monday, April 27th when Hugh Jackman and the rest of the cast from X-Men Origins: Wolverine brings the WORLD PREMIERE to Tempe. JOIN us for a special event and announcement from Hugh Jackman today at 12PM at the Harkins Theater at Tempe Marketplace. The first 100 fans to arrive will receive tickets to the WORLD PREMIERE the following week!

April 20, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Popular Culture, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Sci Fi. 3 comments.

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