Transformers Movie Premiere to Help Change Kids' Lives

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  1. Primeconvoy1

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    This popped over the ticker tape at my job this morning. Thought it might be of interest.

    Transformers Movie Premiere to Help Change Kids' Lives
    By Business Wire
    Last Updated: 05/01 09:46AM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.--The long-awaited Transformers live-action movie from DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, in association with Hasbro, Inc., releases on July 4, 2007, but Rhode Islanders will have the chance to get a sneak preview at a charity premiere to benefit four local organizations dedicated to changing children's lives. The special premiere is scheduled for June 28 at the Providence Place Cinemas. The entire evening's festivities are being underwritten by Hasbro.


    The Rhode Island Community Food Bank, Autism Project of Rhode Island, Adoption Rhode Island, and Hasbro Children's Hospital have been chosen as beneficiaries of the event. Each person who purchases a ticket to the premiere will designate one of these non-profits to receive 100 percent of the ticket price.


    "In the spirit of the TRANSFORMERS brand, this exclusive premiere offers the opportunity to leverage the excitement around the film to help make a positive change in the lives of children in our home state," said Brian Goldner, Chief Operating Officer of Hasbro and co-executive producer of the movie. "We are delighted to be able to offer Rhode Islanders a sneak peek of the movie and a chance to help four wonderful organizations."


    The evening features a premiere party and light dinner beginning at 6:15 p.m. with the movie screening at 7:30 p.m. Special gift bags and commemorative tickets are also a part of the $75 donation. Tickets can be purchased beginning May 1 by calling 888-TRANS-55.


    Transformers, directed by Michael Bay (Armageddon, The Rock, Bad Boys I and II) and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, follows the epic feud between the AUTOBOTS (led by OPTIMUS PRIME) and the DECEPTICONS (led by MEGATRON) as they bring their battle to Earth. In their efforts to help the humans, the AUTOBOTS meet up with an unsuspecting teen, played by Shia LaBeouf (Disturbia, Holes, Even Stevens), who finds himself in the middle of an intergalactic war being fought on our planet. The movie also stars Josh Duhamel (Las Vegas), Tyrese Gibson (Annapolis, 2 Fast 2 Furious), Megan Fox (Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen), John Turturro and Jon Voight.


    For more information about Transformers, please visit www.transformersmovie.com or www.transformers.com.
     
  2. Draven

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    Interesting. I wonder if it's the same showing Botcon preregistrants can go to, or a separate showing. Very cool, either way.
    (also, I wonder if preregistrants who see the movie at Botcon will get these gift bags. That would be cool)
     
  3. Deefuzz

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    I was wondering that too. Maybe Pete@Botcon can chime in?
     
  4. redsquadron

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    That's a nice idea.
    Hopefully it'll get a bit of positive press for the movie too.
     
  5. Shaun_C

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    That's an EXCELLENT thought Draven.....glad I thought of it ;) 
     
  6. Bryan

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    You have a ticker tape at your job? That's AWESOME.
     
  7. Primeconvoy1

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    It's an electronic version here at the Philly Stock Exchange, not the old machine, but we still call it the ticker tape. I get alerts when Hasbro news comes out. :D 
     
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    I'm excited that the Transformers movie will be helping out with charity stuff, but it doesn't feel quite as exclusive now that anybody can go to the sneak preview. This preview was something I wanted to share only with my diehard TF buddies. Well I hope it raises a loooot of money for those RI kids.
     
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    Nah there will be two theaters used, one for all the fans, which will be lined with plastic to catch all the fan boy drooling/crying as well as all the soda & junior mints thrown at the screen.

    The other theater will feature caviar and soft music before the movie :p 
     
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    waaaaah, I want a gift bag.. and light dinner :D 
     
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    With the price difference, I'd say this would be something separate...Possibly with the $75 event getting TV coverage and such.

    That's not to say that our pre-screening event won't have anything decent too. Guess we'll either 1)Have to see if Mr. Sinclair chimes in or 2)Wait 8 wks and see for ourselves

    Shhh...Don't give 'em any ideas :p  ;) 
     
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    Booked!

    :rock 

    Anybody else?

    Hitch
     
  13. Ironhide2005

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    I live in RI so count me in
     
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    I would sign up for this if I hadn't already got a movie ticket via the club. Or if I could verify that they are at different times so I could do both.
     
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    Nice! The Philly Stock Exchange is one of the feeds that Deefuzz and I help to supply to customers here at Reuters.
     
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    Very tempting, since I live in RI. But the cost stings a little, especially since I'm still on the fence about attending Botcon.
     
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    ^^^

    What he said, besides that as cool as the event is. I couldn't take seeing TF:Live Action more then once a day. So I'm satisfied with BotCon's pre screening. Hopefully it's pre screening will be an event in and of itself

    Hope you enjoy yourself though Paul :) 
     
  18. Hollywood Hoist

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    I think it's possible that the two advanced screenings will be the same, that perhaps the $75 is for non botcon attendees. At least that's what I hope. I can't imagine that they wouldn't do something special for the botcon attendees.
     
  19. TheSpacebridge

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    Well Ive paid for the Botcon screening too

    Its all for charity so who cares

    I want double goody bags though!

    ;) 

    Hitch
     
  20. Shaun_C

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    And you can be the generous guy I know and give me the extra goody bag ;)  :D 
     

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