Warner Bros. Adds Kevin Smith to Signings Lineup for SDCC 2011

Kevin Smith

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COMIC-CON FIXTURE KEVIN SMITH TO SIGN AT WARNER BROS. BOOTH #4545 ON FRIDAY, JULY 22

Warner Bros. Announces Schedule for Sunday Signings and Autograph Ticket Drawing at Comic-Con

BURBANK, Calif. (July 19, 2011) — Comic-Con mainstay Kevin Smith is returning to the world’s leading pop culture convention in 2011, and this year, he will be signing at the Warner Bros. booth!

  • Smith will meet fans and sign autographs at the Warner Bros. booth (#4545) on Friday, July 22, from 1:30–2:15 p.m.
  • Ticket distribution time for the Kevin Smith signing will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 22, at Sails Pavilion #9.

As previously announced by Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Entertainment, the Studio will follow the official Comic-Con International: San Diego ticket distribution system for autograph signings at this year’s event.

  • As in years past, all signings will be held at the Warner Bros. booth, which is #4545 on the Comic-Con show floor.
  • But under the long-standing Comic-Con system, Warner Bros. will distribute wristbands for signings via daily ticket drawings held at Sails Pavilion #9 inside the San Diego Convention Center.

Additionally, producers and voice actors from Warner Bros. Animation and Carton Network hit series such as The Looney Tunes ShowScooby-Doo! Mystery IncorporatedYoung JusticeAdventure Time and Regular Show are among the creative talent that will be signing autographs at the Warner Bros./Cartoon Network booth #4545 on Sunday, July 24, Comic-Con’s annual family day. The 3,600-square-foot Warner Bros. booth will undergo an overnight “toon up” by a team of over 35 artisans working a combined 500 hours to transform the space into a Cartoon Network–branded experience for fans.

Below please find a schedule of signings and ticket lineup times for Sunday signings at the Warner Bros./Cartoon Network booth on Sunday.

WARNER BROS./CARTOON NETWORK BOOTH #4545
COMIC-CON 2011 SUNDAY TICKET DISTRIBUTION AND SIGNING TIMES

DISCLAIMER: Autograph session start times are subject to change. For the most up-to-date signing information, please check for updates at the Warner Bros. booth (#4545) or atwww.thewb.com/comiccon.

Sunday, July 24

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Signing

  • Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 9:00 a.m.
  • Signing (Warner Bros/Cartoon Network Booth, #4545): 10:15–11:00 a.m.

The Looney Tunes Show Signing

  • Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 9:30 a.m.
  • Signing (Warner Bros/Cartoon Network Booth, #4545): 10:15–11:00 a.m.

Adventure Time Signing

  • Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 10:00 a.m.
  • Signing (Warner Bros/Cartoon Network Booth, #4545): 11:00–11:45 a.m.

Young Justice Signing

  • Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 10:30 a.m.
  • Signing (Warner Bros/Cartoon Network Booth, #4545): 11:15 a.m.–12:00 Noon

Regular Show Signing

  • Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 11:00 a.m.
  • Signing (Warner Bros/Cartoon Network Booth, #4545): 1:45–2:30 p.m.

Fans interested in attending the Sunday signings at the Warner Bros./Cartoon Network booth should review the schedule listed above, then plan to visit the Sails Pavilion at the time of each drawing. All fans present at the appointed time will receive numbered tickets that feature a distinct stamp or sticker. Then a randomized drawing will determine which fans receive wristbands granting access to each autograph line.

For additional information about Warner Bros. activities at Comic-Con, follow us on Twitter@TheWBdotcom (hashtag #WBSDCC) and visit www.thewb.com/comiccon.

 

EPIX at SDCC 2011 with William Shatner, Avery Brooks, and Kevin Smith

The Captains with William Shatner and Avery Brooks

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EPIX AND WILLIAM SHATNER BEAM “THE CAPTAINS” FROM COMIC-CON

William Shatner to appear with Avery Brooks and moderator Kevin Smith on July 22

Online Event ‘EPIX Live from Comic-Con’ will connect fans across the U.S.

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New York, NY, June 23, 2011 – EPIX, the premium entertainment channel, video-on-demand and online service announced today that it will preview its original EPIX Picture, The Captains, at this year’s Comic-Con(R) in San Diego on Friday, July 22. William Shatner will talk about the original documentary he produced and directed, an in depth look at the actors who have played Star Trek Captains in the films and television shows. Avery Brooks, who played Captain Benjamin Sisko in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, will join Shatner on a panel at Comic-Con moderated by Kevin Smith Friday, July 22, which will include exclusive clips and an audience Q&A.

Following the panel, Shatner will participate in EPIX Live from Comic-Con, an online Q&A on EpixHD.com which will allow fans across the U.S. to interact with the iconic writer-actor-producer-director. EPIX Live from Comic-Con with William Shatner will be produced by EPIX in partnership with San Diego affiliate, Cox Communications, which carries EPIX as part of its “Movie Pak” offering.

The Captains will make its world premiere July 22 at 8:00 pm EDT on EPIX and EpixHD.com as the centerpiece of SHATNERPALOOZA, a celebration of William Shatner’s film and television work running on the EPIX linear channel, EPIX SVOD service and EpixHD.com from July 21 through July 30. SHATNERPALOOZA kicks off with a 48-hour marathon that will also include the world television premiere of William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet, an award winning EPIX Pictures original that takes an inside look at the staging of famed choreographer Margo Sappington’s ballet set to the music and spoken word of Shatner’s 2004 album, “Has Been.” Shatner produced and stars in the documentary which includes appearances by composer Ben Folds and actor/musician Henry Rollins. Also featured will be the complete collection of the six original Star Trek films starring William Shatner in his seminal role as Captain Kirk, plus other rarely seen and sometimes controversial films including The Intruder, Big Bad Mama, Disaster on a Coastliner and Broken Angel, along with some highly entertaining TV fare like a classic 1964 episode of Outer Limits, a dazzling turn as the first host of Iron Chef and a no holds barred TV roast.

Comic-Con attendees will be invited to see The Captains on EpixHD.com as part of a two-week free trial offer.

“From film and TV icon to hipster hero, William Shatner is a man of many talents,” said EPIX President and CEO Mark Greenberg. “We are proud to celebrate him as actor, producer, director and cultural phenomenon and to bring his contributions to fans at Comic-Con and on EPIX and EpixHD.com.”

About EPIX

EPIX, a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), is a next-generation premium entertainment channel, video-on-demand and online service launched on October 30, 2009. With access to more than 15,000 motion pictures spanning the vast libraries of its partners and other studios, EPIX provides a powerful entertainment experience with more feature films on demand and online and more HD movies than any other service. It is the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up of new Hollywood titles, classic feature films, original series, music and comedy specials through the linear channel, video-on-demand and online at EpixHD.com, the leading online destination for movies. EPIX has made the commitment to deliver the industry’s most expansive online collection of movies, making more than 3,000 titles available on EpixHD.com. The service is available to over 30 million homes nationwide through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications and Verizon FiOS. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EpixHD.com.

Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes Live at New York Comic Con 2011

Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes - Jay and Silent Bob Get Old

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KEVIN SMITH AND JASON MEWES TO APPEAR AT NEW YORK COMIC CON

Jay and Silent Bob Get Old Goes LIVE from IGN Theater on Friday, October 14th!!

Norwalk, CT, June 8, 2011:  Noted filmmaker, comic book writer, and internet radio personality Kevin Smith, who first appeared at New York Comic Con (NYCC) when the convention debuted in 2006, will return to NYCC in 2011 with television and film actor Jason Mewes.  Smith and Mewes will appear together on Friday, October 14th at 7:00pm in the IGN Theater for a live performance of their popular podcast Jay and Silent Bob Get Old.  Fans who are interested in attending the live performance must have a New York Comic ticket and also purchase an additional ticket to the podcast.  All ticket prices are based on seating location: $50 for prime seats with a pre-signed item, $35 for second tier seating, and $10 for general admission.  Tickets will go on sale June 15th and further information about ticket prices and seating locations will be available at the website.  All NYCC Ultimate VIP ticket holders will be provided a free ticket to the live podcast.

Beginning with the 1994 independent film Clerks, director Kevin Smith and longtime friend Jason Mewes have worked together on several films, often playing the fictional duo Jay and Silent Bob.  The act has evolved into Jay and Silent Bob Get Old, a wildly successful weekly live show and podcast for Smith’s growing podcast network.  The show, which is frequently broadcast from The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, at Universal CityWalk, has also played to numerous audiences at various venues throughout the country.  This will be the first-ever live performance of Jay and Silent Bob Get Old at a comic convention.

“I am enormously excited to announce this performance at New York Comic Con,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for NYCC.  “Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes are insanely funny and their appearance at our show is nothing short of huge.  We will not only have a packed house, and a terrific live performance for all our fans, but this sets the tone for the weekend.  New York Comic Con is not just about ‘meet and greets’ but also about providing the very best in leading edge comedy and entertainment.  This live performance of Jay and Silent Bob Get Oldraises the bar considerably and is testimony to the type of entertainment that we will be hosting at NYCC in the future.”

Tickets for NYCC are now on sale via the website www.NewYorkComicCon.com.  Limited 4-Day tickets are available.  For further information about all ReedPOP shows and activity, please visit Lance Fensterman’s blog, www.MediumAtLarge.net.  Convention organizers note that many guests will be announced over the next few weeks and months and fans should keep their eyes on NYCC’s website and blog for additional comics, entertainment and anime announcements.

KEVIN SMITH:

Smith has spent nearly twenty years as a writer/director making Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Jersey Girl, Clerks II, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Cop Out and his newest film Red State, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Mystifyingly, Smith also sports three DVD releases of his various college Q&A’s (An Evening with Kevin Smith; An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder; A Threevening with Kevin Smith) as well as an EPIX Original Q&A special Kevin Smith: Too Fat For 40.

He’s published two books full of essays and blog postings (Silent Bob Speaks and The New York Times bestselling My Boring-Ass Life), as well as Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith – a collection of the best material from SModcast, Smith and producer Scott Mosier’s weekly podcast.

Aside from the films he’s directed, Smith has served as a producer on indie efforts including Bryan Johnson’s Lionsgate release Vulgar, multiple Academy Award winner Good Will Hunting, and a pair of Sundance-selected documentaries including Reel Paradise and Small Town Gay Bar.

One of the first filmmakers to venture into cyberspace, Smith has built his fan base primarily on the web, via the thirteen year old binary village at  www.viewaskew.com.  Smith took the cyberworld by storm when, in February 2007, SModcast debuted online. The back-and-forth banter of Smith and Mosier has kept on for over four years paving the way for the SModcast Podcast Network.

From its January 2010, launch, smodcast.com has grown into a full-fledged network, hosting a full week of original programming featuring SMonsters of Talk, who regularly claim the top slots on the iTunes as the Best Podcasts of 2007 and 2010. Audiences around the world have created a following for many other weekly shows which have also gone on to enormous success.  In September 2010, SModcastofficially began playing on SiriusXM’s “The Virus” channel, alongside Opie & Anthony and Ron & Fez.

The success of SModcast brought to life Smith’s idea of a black box theater in Los Angeles where he and his team could perform live podcasts whenever they wanted. In July 2010 SModcastle – the world’s first live podcast theater – opened. SModcastle quickly became the house that ‘Babble-On’ built. Garman and Smith packed audiences in weekly, routinely selling out the 50 seat venue – a feat matched only by Mewes and Smith when they launched Jay & Silent Bob Get Old.

Smith’s podcasting success did not end with SModcastle. In May 2011 S.I.R.: SModcast Internet Radio, premiered with 24 hour a day, seven days a week programming featuring live and archived Smodcast Network programs.  The S.I.R. suite of shows is available through www.smodcast.com and Stitcher’s free mobile and iPad™apps.

And if film and digital domination aren’t enough, there’s always retail: Smith owns a comic book store named Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash in Red Bank, New Jersey.

As for the hood ornaments he’s collected, there’s plenty of tin on display: the Filmmaker’s Trophy at Sundance for Clerks; the Prix de la Jeunesse and the International Critic’s Week Awards at the Cannes Film Festival, also for Clerks. He also has an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay for Chasing Amy, and a Humanitas Award for Good Will Hunting.  Smith also received the Defender of Democracy Award from Norman Lear’s People for the American Way organization for his production of Dogma.  Clerks II won both the prestigious Audience Award at the Edinburgh Film Festvial as well as the Orbit Dirtiest Mouth Moment at the MTV Movie Awards.  For his writing in the comics field, Smith has received a Harvey Award, a Wizard Fan Award, an Eagle Award, and saw his Green Arrow: Quiver named as one of 2003’s Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association’s Young Adult Library Service.  In the fall of 2002, the town of Paulsboro in New Jersey named a street after him: Kevin Smith Way.  In 2004, the Video Software Dealers Association gave Smith the DVD Visionary Award, and in 2005, he collected the Independent Spirit Award from Britain’s Empire Magazine.  In April of 2006, this award-whore was given UCLA’s Jack Benny Award for Comedy, and in 2008, Smith was given the Maverick Award by the Woodstock Film Festival, as well as the Vision Award from the DGA-affiliated Filmmaker’s Alliance.

But he’d chuck it all for his wife and kid.  Smith married wife Jennifer in April ’99 and celebrated the birth of their daughter, Harley Quinn, in June of that same year.  The wedding was not white, to say the least.

JASON MEWES:

A New Jersey born and bred actor, who burst onto the cinema screens in 1994, playing the voice half of the on-screen comedy duo of Jay and Silent Bob, Mewes’ cult-fan’s beloved character “Jay” in his long time friend’s (Kevin Smith) award winning Clerks.

Mewes would continue on the role of “Jay” in a series of indie hits-Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, and later Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

In 2006, the View Askew team went back to the well and Clerks II hit movie screens.  Once again Mewes reprised the role of the fast-talking, foul mouthed and over sexed but very likable “Jay” to go on to win MTV’s Dirtiest Mouth Award in 2007.

Moving beyond “Jay”, Mewes has completed various commercials, music videos, and animated features as Jason’s unique voice has added color and dimension to a variety of entertainment media, including video games.

ABOUT REEDPOP: ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena.  ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans.  The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East & West, Star WarsCelebration V, New York Anime Festival (NYAF) and UFC Fan Expo.  The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion.  ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

MA – Jay & Silent Bob Get Old

Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith bring their podcast show to the Wilbur Theatre for one night only, October 7th at 7:30pm. Every saga has a middle-age this is what happens when Jay & Silent Bob Get Old.

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Wilbur Theatre
246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

Casting Call for Comic Fans

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Have you ever wanted to work in a comic book shop? Silent Bob himself, Kevin Smith, is casting a new television series set in his comic shop “The Secret Stash.” He’s not looking for actors, he’s looking for real people who live and breath the comic book lifestyle. Must be funny outgoing and have a knowledge and passion for comics, superheroes, movie memorabilia, and everything that goes with it. Looking for men and women ages 21 – 35 in the Tri-state area only.  Must be available in Red Bank, NJ on either June 2nd or June 3rd AND a 3-day shoot on June 14th – 16th. To apply, send a picture and a short bio including name, age, and phone number to comiccasting@gmail.com If you are selected, we will contact you to schedule a follow up interview.  

We’re also looking for people in the Tri-state area with cool, unique, rare, or otherwise awesome comic book/movie memorabilia. It’s Pawn Stars for Fanboys, and if you have something to sell/trade/or value, we want you to bring it to us! Must be available in Red Bank, NJ on either June 2nd or June 3rd AND one additional day between  June 14th – 16th. To apply, send a picture of yourself, and a description and picture of the item with your name, age, and phone number to comiccasting@gmail.com. If you are selected, we will contact you to schedule a follow up interview.

CA – Poddammit Live!

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Be there as the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club becomes the Jon Lovitz Podcast Theatre!  Filmmaker, S.I.R. host and podcast extraordinaire Kevin Smith introduces a stellar lineup of new shows talking shit on the Lovitz stage! This Memorial Day Weekend event will begin at 2pm on Sunday, May 29th and ends at 2am on Monday, May 30th. Limited to 250 attendees. Click here for tickets!
 
Drink hooch, eat food, and laugh yourself silly listening to and actually seeing podcasts in their natural habitat: The Lovitz!
 
Check out the brand new debuts of…
 
The ABC’s of SNL, with Jon Lovitz & Kevin Smith.  Take a journey into television history with a guy who lived it!  Jon Lovitz opens the vault and spills stories of how a little kid from Tarzana wound up as one the most legendary Not Ready For Prime Time Players of all time!  This is the premiere episode of the new SModcast.com weekly podcast, and if youve heard Lovitz filling in on HOLLYWOOD BABBLE-ON, you know this is gonna be a hot ticket!
 
LET US ACT!   The premiere episode of the interactive podcast where audience members re-create classic scenes from famous flicks with master thespian Jason Mewes and master auteur Kevin Smith!
 
BABBLE-ON COMI-CON THEATRE!  Get under your slanket and get ready for bed, as Ralph Garman and Kevin Smith read to you from the comic book BATMAN: CACOPHONY.  Complete with sound effects, Ralph’s Adam West impression, and read-along comic.  You’ll know its time to turn the page at the sound of the beep.
 
Having Sex with Katie Morgan. Adult Film Star Katie Morgan answers anonymous audience questions about sex and all things sexy.  Co-Host Kevin Smith tries to keep the blush factor uncomfortably high, in this no-holds barred discussion.
 
PLUS ONE!  Watch a man & his wife try to not kill each other, live on stage!  The iTunes #1 podcast and #2 morning show takes the stage, as Jennifer Schwalbach finally joins Fatty McNoFly to talk about Schwience and the Fishies that Have No Eyes!
 
All that and special guest, podcasting legend ADAM CAROLLA!
 
This is a once-in-a-lifetime event!  All for a mere $50!  And every ticket comes with a FREE SLANKET!
 
Join us for hours and hours of aural pleasure – only at The Lovitz!

The Jon Lovitz Podcast Theater, 222 Universal City, CA 91608

FL – Jay & Silent Bob Get Old

Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith bring their podcast show to the Hard Rock Cafe (6050 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819) for one night only, March  30th at 8pm. Every saga has a middle-age this is what happens when Jay & Silent Bob Get Old.

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NYC – Red State Signing

Kevin Smith signs at Midtown Comics’ Grand Central location on Thursday, March 3rd, Friday March 4th from 7-8PM! Attendance will be EXTREMELY LIMITED!! Tickets will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. There will be a limit of two signatures per fan.

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Then on Saturday March 5th see Kevin Smith at Radio City Music Hall for his RED STATE U.S.A. TOUR!!!

KEVIN SMITH’S RED STATE U.S.A TOUR- EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF KEVIN SMITH’S N…EW FILM RED STATE FOLLOWED BY SMITH’S ONE MAN SHOW, “AN EVENING WITH KEVIN SMITH”

Visit http://coopersdell.com/ for more info & tickets!

The 10th film from writer/director Kevin Smith (“Clerks”, “Chasing Amy”, “Dogma”, “Clerks 2″, “Zack & Miri Make a Porno”), RED STATE unfolds in a small town dominated by a fundamentalist preacher, Abin Cooper. It tells the story of three high school boys who, on their way to an internet arranged meeting with a woman, end up crossing paths with Cooper. The encounter sets into motion a series of events that causes all hell to break loose.

A horror thriller that could only come from the imagination of Smith, RED STATE stars Tarantino and Rodriguez favorite Michael Parks (“From Dusk Till Dawn”, “Kill Bill Vols. 1 & 2″), Oscar Nominee for Best Actress Melissa Leo (“The Fighter,” “Frozen River”) and John Goodman, Michael Angarano, Kyle Gallner and Nicholas Braun.

RED STATE premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and will be released in theaters in 2011.

RED STATE TOUR SCHEDULE

March 5, RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, NYC
March 6, WILBUR THEATER, BOSTON, MA
March 8, HARRIS THEATER, CHICAGO, IL
March 9, STATE THEATER, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
March 10, MICHIGAN THEATER, ANN ARBOR, MI
March 11, CLOWES MEMORIAL HALL, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
March 12, MIDLAND THEATER, KANSAS CITY, MO
March 14, CLARK STATE PAC, SPRINGFIELD, OH
March 15, WARNER THEATER, WASHINGTON, DC
March 22, PARAMOUNT THEATER, DENVER, CO
March 26, MCALISTER AUDITORIUM, NEW ORLEANS, LA
March 28, PARAMOUNT THEATER, AUSTIN, TX
March 29, COBB ENERGY CENTER, ATLANTA, GA
April 4, MARION OLIVER MCCAW HALL, SEATTLE, WA
April 9, WILTERN THEATER, LOS ANGELES, CA

Midtown Comics, Grand Central
459 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

MA – Red State Screening

Kevin Smith has chosen The Wilbur to showcase his latest project, indie flick ‘Red State’ on March 6th. This is looking to be one of Smith’s most controversial films to date with its politically charged premise.

Check out the trailer…

Kevin Smith and The Harvey Boys are independently distributing this film and have issued this statement:
“We believe the state of film marketing has become ridiculously expensive and exclusionary to the average filmmaker longing simply to tell their story. When the costs of marketing and releasing a movie are four times that film’s budget, it’s apparent the traditional distribution mechanism is woefully out of touch with not only the current global economy, but also the age of social media.

Therefore, The Harvey Boys will not spend a dime on old world media buys (such as TV/Print/Outdoor) as we self-distribute our film, Red State, in an admittedly unconventional, yet extremely cost effective, word of mouth/viral campaign.”

Kevin Smith will be in attendance at this performance and will do a Q&A following the showing.

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Wilbur Theatre
246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

Red State Tour

Director Kevin Smith brings his new horror movie on a special advance screening tour before the official release date on October 19, 2011. Each show will include a Q&A with Smith and special appearances by stars like Michael Parks are scheduled at stops along the way. Who knows what other surprises might be coming to your hometown??

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