Thursday, November 15, 2007

Free Beowulf Passes at NYC Nerd Hotspots


Lately it seems like you can't take two steps in Manhattan without someone shoving a Beowulf screening ticket in your face. Yesterday hipster-nerds picked up passes at the East Village bar The Sunburnt Cow at release party for the Beowulf video game, which I'd assume is visually indistinguishable from the Beowulf movie which already looks like a video game cut-scene.

Today the free passes are being given out in true-blue nerd locations; Forbidden Planet and The Neutral Ground Gaming Room (Magic Players, holla!). Details after the jump.


Each pass admits 2, and the screening will take place at 8pm TONIGHT. Passes will be available at the stores between 12pm and 4pm.

This is a Village Voice sponsored event, and if you're part of their fairly awesome Movie Club mailing list you'll be automatically entered in a email-drawing for passes, but really, who can take that chance?

According to the ad in the Voice, only 50 tickets will be available at each location, so I'm guessing they'll go fast, particularly at Forbidden Planet. Possibly slightly less so at Neutral Ground, because the address the Voice published in their ad was, according to the store clerk I spoke to, "completely wrong". The completely right store locations are:

Forbidden Planet
840 Broadway (on the corner of East 13th Street)

Neutral Ground
15 West 37th Street
(between 5th & 6th Avenues)