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UPDATE WED 7th!! All the passes are now gone for this one but remember to check back---we regularly run contests for free movie passes and other great swag. Hope you were one of the lucky recipients.

Sorry about the short notice on this one guys, but I just got the link from my contact. But it's still free tickets!

Please visit and enter the password YYCISAWARRIOR to get 1 of 75 passes to see this movie-TOMORROW, the 7th.

Free Movie Passes

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ONE DAY starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess is opening on August 19th. Movie Maniacs and Alliance has an opportunity for you to win double passes to attend an advanced screening on August 18th. We are using e-tickets again and it couldn't be easier.

The first 100 people to visit and enter ONEDAYCAL5 as your PIN code will each be able to print off an admit-2 pass to the Aug 18 screening at Scotiabank Chinook.

By Moe

Contest-Captain America:The First Avenger

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Wednesday, July 20th at 7pm at Chinook.

Once again Movie Maniacs is teaming up with Paramount Pictures to give some lucky readers the chance for a double pass to an advanced screening. On offer is another highly anticipated summer release based on a Marvel Comic hero---Captain America: The First Avenger. This one stars Chris Evans from The Fantastic Four, Hugo Weaving from LOTR trilogy, and the multi talented Stanley Tucci and Tommy Lee Jones. They've lined up a solid cast, and director Joe Johnston has a good track record, including Jumanji, Jurassic Park 3, and October Sky- all of which are previous recommendations under Guaranteed Embarrassment Free posts.

You know the drill-send in your name and phone number (won't be posted) and we may pick you to go see Captain America: The First Avenger (opens in theatres July 22).

Larry Crowne

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The first 10 people to visit: and enter the PIN code: TOMHANKSMOVIEMANIACS will win a double-pass to the Calgary premiere of Larry Crowne. This is different than the usual contests we run-if you are successful you will be able to print off your own e-ticket. This is an external website so you must assess your own comfort level in giving out your email address.

Kung Fu Panda 2

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Thanks to everyone who entered "The Bang Bang Club" contest- interest in this film was high and we had a good response. Just waiting to hear back from some of our winners as to what they actually think of the film.

And now onto another contest, with a lot of lead time. If you respond quickly chances are good I can send them to a library near you for easier pick-up. On offer are the usual double passes---this time for KungFu Panda 2. The advanced screening is on Saturday May 21 at 10:30 at Chinook Theatres... your question is to give me a name of anybody who was in the original movie---and as always, don't forget to leave me your name and a contact number.............................

The Bang Bang Club

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We have some double passes available to win for an advanced screening on Thursday May 12 at Eau Claire Cinemas at 7:00.

The Bang Bang Club was the name given to four young photographers whose photos captured the final bloody days of white rule in South Africa during the break up of apartheid. Two of the men eventually went on to be awarded Pulitzer Prizes for their work. Enter through the Comments field at the bottom of this post and don't forget to leave us your name and phone number so we can contact you if you win. You don't even need to answer any questions this time- just enter and good luck.

Think you might like to turn your hand to photography? Drop in and have a look at CPL's Photography Club blog where you can find lots of excellent book recommendations, hints and help and even a club to join.

RANGO tickets

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Movie Maniacs has some double passes for an advanced screening for Wednesday March 2 at 7:00 at Scotiabank Theatre Chinook. The movie is Rango and is from director Gore Verbinski. It features Johnny Depp, Bill Nighy and many other recognizable voices--- this one looks like a lots of fun and should be good for the entire family. In order to qualify to win a pass please tell me the name of any other movie CPL carries that is directed by Gore. Please remember to leave me your name and phone number so we can get a hold of you---last contest we had someone who won but we had no way of notifying them.

Thanks a lot to Paramount Pictures for the passes

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