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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 and type SUBSCRIBE FFL FREE in the Subject: line.

Otherwise, you will need to check the following websites several times each day:


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•   The Independent Weekly occasionally sponsors advance film screenings: (look for display ads in their Film section).

•   N&O Zone (for News & Observer subscribers only): (REGISTER: 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: (REGISTER: 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: 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

•   93.9 KISS FM: (SIGN UP:

•   K97.5 WQOK FM: (SIGN UP:

•   100.7 The River: (SIGN UP:

•   Mix 101.5 WRAL-FM: (SIGN UP:

•   G105 FM: (SIGN UP:

•   Rush Radio 106.1 WRDU-FM: (SIGN UP:

•   Foxy 107.1/104.3: (SIGN UP:


•   N.C. State University Campus Cinema (open to the public): 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,, and will mail the passes to you — sometimes at the last moment. 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 and type SUBSCRIBE FFL FREE in the Subject: line.

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