After long last, the wait is finally coming to a close, and just to tease you even more, James Cameron and company are giving audiences a chance to see 16 whole minutes of his forthcoming science fiction epic Avatar.

We reported on this back during Comic-Con (or at least our intern, Scott, did) but even we didn’t really understand the details of what seemed like either an ingenious or tragically stupid marketing move. And now we do.

On Monday (August Seventeenth, Two-Thousand-And-Nine), at NOON PST (That’s 3:00pm Eastern, 2:00pm Central, and 1:00pm Whateverthatothertimezoneis) the movie’s website will be handing out free tickets as long as supplies last.

The website, if you didn’t click on the above link, is www.avatarmovie.com.

Bookmark it.

The tickets will get you into one of two screenings on the evening of Friday, August 21st, and you’ll get to see a quick intro from Cameron and the footage which includes some scenes that weren’t shown at Comic-Con this year. Coincidentally, the trailer for the film pops up on screens everywhere that Friday as well. It’s almost as if the marketing team planned it that way.

Good luck on getting yours before they all run out the door. Set your alarms for stun that day, make sure you have your typing and mouse-clicking fingers properly prepared, and here we……go.

What do you think? Are you planning on making a mad dash?

Source: LA Times Blog

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