Walmart and Warner Bros. Give Superman Fans Exclusive Opportunity to See "Man
of Steel" First
Tickets to the June 13 nationwide advance screening on sale at Walmart on May
BENTONVILLE, Ark. and BURBANK, Calif., April 24, 2013
BENTONVILLE, Ark. and BURBANK, Calif., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Superman
fans, mark your calendars! Walmart announced today that it has partnered with
Warner Bros. to give its customers exclusive access to see Warner Bros.
Pictures and Legendary Pictures' "Man of Steel" in theaters nationwide before
the film's official release. This program marks the first time in
entertainment history that a studio has partnered with a retailer to provide
such an opportunity for fans.
Tickets for the exclusive screening of "Man of Steel," will go on sale in more
than 3,700 Walmart stores starting at 8 a.m. on May 18. Customers will be able
to purchase up to four tickets per visit, and have the option to choose
between 2D or 3D showings, where applicable. The advance screening will take
place in selected local theaters nationwide at 7 p.m. on June 13.
"We couldn't be more excited to give our customers and associates early access
to one of the summer's most anticipated movies," said Laura Phillips, senior
vice president of entertainment at Walmart U.S. "Walmart's premiere of 'Man of
Steel' once again proves we have the ambition and studio partnerships to
develop unique retail programs that give our customers access to the movies
Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. Pictures president of domestic distribution, stated,
"We are extremely pleased to partner with Walmart on this unprecedented
initiative, which will allow devoted fans to be among the first to see 'Man of
Steel.' We know the movie delivers and believe this unique partnership will
kick off strong word of mouth that, thanks to the reach and immediacy of
social media, will propel moviegoers to theaters nationwide."
The director of "Man of Steel," Zack Snyder, added, "We have appreciated the
unwavering support of the fans, and can't wait to share the movie with them. I
am thrilled that Walmart is giving us this terrific opportunity to open the
Mobile App, Merchandise and More
In addition to being the first among their friends to see "Man of Steel,"
Walmart customers can also take advantage of the following offers:
oPriority Purchase of Blu-ray Combo Pack or HD Digital Download: Each
ticket bought at Walmart will feature a code on the back that allows
customers to pre-order their own Blu-ray Combo Pack or HD Digital Download
of "Man of Steel," which will contain exclusive film content.
oOfficial "Man of Steel Experience" Mobile App: Fans can bring Superman to
life with the official "Man of Steel Experience" augmented reality app.
The app allows customers to take photos with the superhero, as well as
unlock special photo frames by pointing their phone at "Man of Steel"
signage in their local Walmart. To download the app please visit: Apple
App Store or Google Play.
oExclusive Original Digital Comic Book: Customers will receive a free
original Digital Comic Book written by "Man of Steel" screenwriter David
Goyer with every ticket.
o"Man of Steel" Merchandise: Beginning April 28, a variety of "Man of
Steel" merchandise such as t-shirts, electronics, posters and more from
top brands will be available at Walmart stores and at Walmart.com.
Walmart invites customers to join the conversation and show their excitement
for the first screening of "Man of Steel" on Facebook and on Twitter with the
hashtag #SeeSteelFirst. For more information and to view the selected theaters
please visit: www.walmart.com/ManofSteel.
About "MAN OF STEEL"
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes "Man of Steel,"
starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, under the direction
of Zack Snyder. A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is
not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from
and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to
save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all
"Man of Steel" also stars Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane
Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni and
Russell Crowe. The film is produced by Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma
Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer from
a story by Goyer & Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry
Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Entertainment. Thomas Tull, Lloyd
Phillips and Jon Peters serve as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures
presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Syncopy Production, a Zack
Snyder Film, "Man of Steel." Opening nationwide on June 14, 2013, the film
will be released in 3D and 2D in select theaters and IMAX^®, and will be
distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment
Company. "Man of Steel" has been rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi
violence, action and destruction, and for some language. www.manofsteel.com
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About Warner Bros. Entertainment
Warner Bros. Entertainment is a global leader in all forms of entertainment
and their related businesses across all current and emerging media and
platforms. A Time Warner Company, the fully integrated, broad-based studio is
home to one of the most successful collections of brands in the world and
stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from
feature film,television and home entertainment production and worldwide
distribution to DVD, digital distribution, animation, comic books, video
games, product and brand licensing,international cinemas and broadcasting.
SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Contact: Walmart Media Relations, Sarah Spencer, Phone: 1-800-331-0085,
http://walmartstores.com/reporter; or Warner Bros. Media Relations, Barry
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