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Advance Screening of Need For Speed Movie; RSVP by Noon Tues

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I've been approached by a rep for Dreamworks. They're offering free tickets with reserved seating for an advance sceening of the new Need For Speed movie this Wednesday, February 19th at the following locations:

Wednesday, February 19
7:30 PM
AMC Mazza Gallerie
5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Wednesday, February 19
7:30 PM
AMC Tysons Corner
7960 Tysons Corner Ctr, McLean, Virginia 22102

Wednesday, February 19
7:30 PM
AMC Hoffman
206 Swamp Fox Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314

The screening is completely free and features a live satellite introduction from NEED FOR SPEED star Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and director Scott Waugh. More on the movie is below. If you'd like to attend, please see the instructions which follow their description:

In Theaters March 14;
Rated PG-13
Cast: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek, Scott Mescudi,
Dakota Johnson, Harrison Gilbertson and Michael Keaton
Director: Scott Waugh

DreamWorks Pictures’ “Need for Speed” marks an exciting return to the great car culture films of the 1960s and ’70s, when the authenticity of the world brought a new level of intensity to the action on-screen. Tapping into what makes the American myth of the open road so appealing, the story chronicles a near-impossible cross-country journey for our heroes — one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, "Need for Speed" captures the freedom and excitement of the game in a real-world setting, while bringing to life the passion for the road that has made our love of cars so timeless.

The film centers around Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), a blue-collar mechanic who races muscle cars on the side in an unsanctioned street-racing circuit. Struggling to keep his family-owned garage afloat, he reluctantly partners with the wealthy and arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). But just as a major sale to car broker Julia Maddon (Imogen Poots) looks like it will save Tobey's shop, a disastrous race allows Dino to frame Tobey for a crime he didn’t commit, and sending Tobey to prison while Dino expands his business out West.

Two years later, Tobey is released and set on revenge — but he knows his only chance to take down his rival Dino is to defeat him in the high-stakes race known as De Leon — the Super Bowl of underground racing. However to get there in time, Tobey will have to run a high-octane, action-packed gauntlet that includes dodging pursuing cops coast-to-coast as well as contending with a dangerous bounty Dino has put out on his car. With the help of his loyal crew and the surprisingly resourceful Julia, Tobey defies odds at every turn and proves that even in the flashy world of exotic supercars, the underdog can still finish first.

“Need for Speed” is presented by DreamWorks Pictures, produced by Patrick O’Brien, John Gatins and MarkSourian, and directed by Scott Waugh. The screenplay is by George Gatins. The story is by George Gatins & JohnGatins, and, based on the video game series created by Electronic Arts. The film releases in U.S. theaters on March 14, 2014.

Ok, if you want to attend here's what you need to do:

1. RSVP by noon Tuesday and SPECIFY which theater location you want to go. If you don't SPECIFY I can't add you to the list.
2. Arrive there by 7:10 PM on Wednesday
3. See the DreamWorks rep at the front. You DO NOT need to wait in line. The rep will direct them to reserved seating.

That's all. I may not be able to attend but hope you all enjoy the movie.