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Great Redemption Rate

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Back in May we told you that MM had formed another partnership with a PR company which would send advanced screening tickets our way. Our first movie was the very enjoyable Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. We offered a lot of tickets through our site, and I'm happy to say that they were all taken. More importantly, they had an 85% redemption rate, which is very high. So as a result we will definitely be getting more tickets sent our way- we have shown them MM can put 'bums in seats', which is what the PR company is looking for.

So remember to check back regularly – promos often come up without too much advance notice – which is rather ironic for an advanced screening...

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There is always something worth reading in all the many blogs, even if we aren't on the front page.

Free Advanced Screening Passes

by Moe - 3 Comment(s)

As promised on Tuesday, here is your chance to get a double pass to an advanced screening of this new release.

Hopefully you planned ahead and created your account at You will need to have one in place to access tickets. If you haven't yet, read the previous post to find out how.

-I did find gofobo a little tricky to register with and retrieve the tickets when I tested it, so here are some pointers:

-'Register' is a small icon on the upper right of their home page above the search bar

-Provide them with a valid email, go to your email and retrieve the temp password, log on again and reset your password

-When you are ready to get tickets from Movie Maniacs, have your gofobo account open and ready, and then enter the RSVP code I provide.

-Make sure you have the correct code because you are only allowed 3 attempts before you are locked out till the next day -best thing is just copy and paste the rsvp code right from here into gofobo

-Your tickets are sent to the email you provided as an attachment. It you have trouble with the attachment (I did) go back into myfobo and request that they be resent- it worked the second time for me

If you have an account the passes are now available--- the rsvp code for a double pass to Marigold Hotel is :


If you have done everything correctly, below is what you will end up with- with your name on the printable ticket. One last thing- each ticket will have a unique barcode on it and may only be used once. Printing it twice will not get four of you in! If you request a pass and are unable to attend, please release your ticket in the MYFOBO area and someone else can use it. Or pass it on to a friend- they don't check ID, so the different name is not a problem- they just want bums in seats.

If you see the movie drop me a line through comments and tell me how it was.

Free Double Passes to an advanced screening

by Moe - 0 Comment(s)

Alliance Films is hosting an advanced Calgary screening of Lasse Hallstrom’s SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN and they have given Movie Maniac fans the opportunity to win free double passes.

To enter, follow this link to an external site - and follow the instructions . The studio is utilizing PIN codes again---the pin code to enter is: cplmovieyemen. It’s very simple and the new survey questions are optional (only gender and age are required.)

You can then print off your passes from your own computer- remember to get there early as the pass does not guarantee a seat UNTIL it has been exchanged at the box office for an actual ticket.

Enjoy the show.

Free Advanced Screening Passes

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Alliance Atlantis and InteractPR are offering MM followers the chance to see an advanced screening of THE IRON LADY starring Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher. The screening is Wed the 11th at 7:00 at the Globe Theatre.

The studio is utilizing PIN codes again. It's very simple and the new survey questions are optional other than for gender and age range. Follow the link below to an external site, enter the PIN code --- THATCHERISM3 ----, enter a name, email and accept the terms. You will then get to another page, where you can print off your free double pass. Plan on getting there no later than 6:10 as the pass does not guarantee admission until it has been exchanged at the theatre for a ticket. Enjoy.


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UPDATE WED 7th!! All the passes are now gone for this one but remember to check back---we regularly run contests for free movie passes and other great swag. Hope you were one of the lucky recipients.

Sorry about the short notice on this one guys, but I just got the link from my contact. But it's still free tickets!

Please visit and enter the password YYCISAWARRIOR to get 1 of 75 passes to see this movie-TOMORROW, the 7th.

Free Movie Passes

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ONE DAY starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess is opening on August 19th. Movie Maniacs and Alliance has an opportunity for you to win double passes to attend an advanced screening on August 18th. We are using e-tickets again and it couldn't be easier.

The first 100 people to visit and enter ONEDAYCAL5 as your PIN code will each be able to print off an admit-2 pass to the Aug 18 screening at Scotiabank Chinook.

By Moe

Contest-Captain America:The First Avenger

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Wednesday, July 20th at 7pm at Chinook.

Once again Movie Maniacs is teaming up with Paramount Pictures to give some lucky readers the chance for a double pass to an advanced screening. On offer is another highly anticipated summer release based on a Marvel Comic hero---Captain America: The First Avenger. This one stars Chris Evans from The Fantastic Four, Hugo Weaving from LOTR trilogy, and the multi talented Stanley Tucci and Tommy Lee Jones. They've lined up a solid cast, and director Joe Johnston has a good track record, including Jumanji, Jurassic Park 3, and October Sky- all of which are previous recommendations under Guaranteed Embarrassment Free posts.

You know the drill-send in your name and phone number (won't be posted) and we may pick you to go see Captain America: The First Avenger (opens in theatres July 22).

Larry Crowne

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The first 10 people to visit: and enter the PIN code: TOMHANKSMOVIEMANIACS will win a double-pass to the Calgary premiere of Larry Crowne. This is different than the usual contests we run-if you are successful you will be able to print off your own e-ticket. This is an external website so you must assess your own comfort level in giving out your email address.

Kung Fu Panda 2

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Thanks to everyone who entered "The Bang Bang Club" contest- interest in this film was high and we had a good response. Just waiting to hear back from some of our winners as to what they actually think of the film.

And now onto another contest, with a lot of lead time. If you respond quickly chances are good I can send them to a library near you for easier pick-up. On offer are the usual double passes---this time for KungFu Panda 2. The advanced screening is on Saturday May 21 at 10:30 at Chinook Theatres... your question is to give me a name of anybody who was in the original movie---and as always, don't forget to leave me your name and a contact number.............................

The Bang Bang Club

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We have some double passes available to win for an advanced screening on Thursday May 12 at Eau Claire Cinemas at 7:00.

The Bang Bang Club was the name given to four young photographers whose photos captured the final bloody days of white rule in South Africa during the break up of apartheid. Two of the men eventually went on to be awarded Pulitzer Prizes for their work. Enter through the Comments field at the bottom of this post and don't forget to leave us your name and phone number so we can contact you if you win. You don't even need to answer any questions this time- just enter and good luck.

Think you might like to turn your hand to photography? Drop in and have a look at CPL's Photography Club blog where you can find lots of excellent book recommendations, hints and help and even a club to join.

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