Getting Information About *Free* Sneak Previews
If you enjoy attending FREE sneak previews of upcoming films, you should subscribe — for FREE — to the new and improved Triangle Arts & Entertainment Free-Film List. For complete information on advance screenings in the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill area of North Carolina, e-mail me at RobertM748@aol.com and type SUBSCRIBE FFL FREE in the Subject: line.
Otherwise, you will need to check the following websites several times each day:
- CHUD.com (Cinematic Happenings Under Development): http://www.chud.com/category/giveaways/.
- FilmMetro.com: http://www.filmmetro.com/events/. REGISTER: http://www.filmmetro.com/users/sign_up.
- 43kix.com: http://www.43kix.com/. REGISTER: http://43kix.com/showtimes/SignUp.php.
- Gofobo.com: http://www.gofobo.com/. REGISTER: http://www.gofobo.com/user/register.
- iScreenings.com: http://www.iscreenings.com/.
- MovieScreenings.net: http://moviescreenings.net/. RALEIGH PAGE: http://moviescreenings.net/content/raleigh-movie-screenings.
- Shakefire.com: http://www.shakefire.com/screenings/. REGISTER: http://www.shakefire.com/boards/register.php. Note: Shakefire.com says, “The users who are most active [on our message boards] will be considered more for screenings that are over-requested.”
- Triangle.com: http://www.triangle.com/contests/. REGISTER: http://www.triangle.com/reg-bin/int.cgi?mode=register.
- Twitter, Inc.: Carolina Screenings @NCScreenings North Carolina: https://twitter.com/#!/NCScreenings.
- Upcoming-Movies.com (formerly MovieJungle.com): http://www.upcoming-movies.com/contests.aspx. REGISTER: http://www.upcoming-movies.com/Register.aspx.
- Volition.com: http://www.volition.com/movietix/.
- WildAboutMovies.com: http://www.wildaboutmovies.com/screenings/FreeMovieScreenings.php.
- Yelp.com Raleigh, NC (sign up at https://www.yelp.com/signup): http://www.yelp.com/raleigh-nc.
Facebook pages to “Like”
- AdvanceScreenings.com: http://www.facebook.com/advancescreenings.
- Buzzbo Raleigh-Durham: http://www.facebook.com/buzzboRDU.
- 43KIXRaleigh: https://www.facebook.com/43KIXRaleigh.
- Fox Searchlight Pictures: http://www.facebook.com/foxsearchlight.
- Union Activities Board @ NC State University: http://www.facebook.com/NCStateUAB.
- Upcoming-Movies.com (as Movie_Jungle): http://www.facebook.com/pages/Movie_Jungle/326905626464.
- WildAboutMovies.com: http://www.facebook.com/wildaboutmovies
• The Independent Weekly occasionally sponsors advance film screenings: http://www.indyweek.com/ (look for display ads in their Film section).
• N&O Zone (for News & Observer subscribers only): http://www.newsobserver.com/zone (REGISTER: http://www.newsobserver.com/reg-bin/int.cgi?mode=login). Note: All N&O passes are usually gone within 30-40 minutes of the time set to start handing them out. If you cannot be at the N&O at that time, you should always call (919) 829-4501 to check on pass availability before you drive to 215 South McDowell Street, Raleigh, NC 27602.
Local TV Stations
• The CW 22: http://www.raleighcw.com/sections/entertainment/ (REGISTER: http://www.raleighcw.com/shared/sections/contests/the-list/). Note: You should always call The CW 22 at (919) 872-2854 before driving to 3012 Highwoods Boulevard, Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27604.
• My Fox 50: http://www.fox50.com/contests. Note: You should always call My Fox 50 at (919) 595-5050 before driving to 512 South Mangum Street, Durham, NC 27701.
Local Radio Stations
• 100.7 The River: http://www.oldies1007.com/cc-common/radiobase/contests/ (SIGN UP: http://riverraleigh.clearcontests.com/front/register.asp?Action=New).
• Rush Radio 106.1 WRDU-FM: http://www.wrdu.com/cc-common/contests/. (SIGN UP: http://wrdu.clearcontests.com/front/register.asp?Action=New)
• Foxy 107.1/104.3: http://contests.foxync.com/ (SIGN UP: http://els.fimc.net/wfxk-fm/els/elsSignupFrm.asp?newmember=1).
• N.C. State University Campus Cinema (open to the public): http://www.ncsu.edu/cinema/. Note: The Campus Cinema is located in Witherspoon Student Center, 2810 Cates Avenue (corner of Dan Allen Drive and Cates Avenue), Raleigh, NC 27695; (919) 515-5146.
For best results, you need to check these websites every day — if not several times a day — 24/7/365. You have to go to The CW 22, My Fox 50, N&O Zone in Raleigh and/or Cary, and the local radio stations to pick up passes; but CHUD.com, MovieJungle.com, and Shakefire.com will mail the passes to you — sometimes at the last moment. FilmMetro.com will allow you to print out passes online.
Robert W. McDowell is editor and publisher of the Triangle Arts & Entertainment Free-Film List, a FREE weekly e-mail newsletter that provides comprehensive, in-depth coverage of advance screenings of films in the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill area of North Carolina.
To start your FREE subscription to this newsletter, e-mail RobertM748@aol.com and type SUBSCRIBE FFL FREE in the Subject: line.
To read all of Robert W. McDowell’s articles online at Triangle Arts & Entertainment, click http://triangleartsandentertainment.org/author/robert-w-mcdowell/.
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