If you’ve been looking forward to watching Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson go head-to-head in The Hitman’s Bodyguard, I’ve got some cool news to share with you. Thanks to our friends at ArcLight Cinemas and Lionsgate, Collider is offering our Los Angeles readers the chance to see the film before it’s in theaters! In addition, not only will you get to see the film for free, after the screening ends I’ll be moderating a Q&A with director Patrick Hughes and star Elodie Yung (who also plays Elektra Natchios on Marvel’s Netflix shows). The screening tonight at the ArcLight Santa Monica and it’ll start at 7:30pm.
While ArcLight and Collider have already given away guaranteed tickets to the screening, we know we’re going to have at least a few people that can’t make it for whatever reason. So if you wanted to attend the screening but didn’t win tickets, starting at 6:30pm tonight Arclight Santa Monica will open a standby line. While I’m not sure how many people will ultimately get in, I am sure at least some of you will. I’ve run a lot of screenings and you always have no shows.
The ArcLight Santa Monica is located on the Third Street Promenade at 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Here’s the address on Google maps.
As most of you know from the trailers, the film stars Ryan Reynolds as the world’s top protection agent who gets tasked with serving as the bodyguard for his mortal enemy, a notorious assassin played by Samuel L. Jackson. The film is an action comedy through and through and Reynolds and Jackson’s chemistry is a blast to watch. The film also stars Salma Hayek and Gary Oldman.
Finally, I’ve been to a lot of movies theaters around the world and I can honestly say ArcLight Cinemas is easily one of the best theater chains on the planet. Every single time I go see a film at an ArcLight theater the picture and sound is perfect and I never have to deal with problems like the lights being on inside the theater or the sound not in stereo. If you live near an ArcLight, I strongly recommend checking them out. For more on ArcLight, follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Hope to see some of you tonight!
Here’s the official synopsis for The Hitman’s Bodyguard and red-band trailer:
The world’s top protection agent [Ryan Reynolds] is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hitmen [Samuel L. Jackson]. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator [Gary Oldman] who is out for blood. Salma Hayek joins the mayhem as Jackson’s equally notorious wife. The film will be “hitting” your theatres on August 18.
Summit Entertainment presents, Millennium Media presents, in association with Cristal Pictures and East Light Media, a Millennium Media/Nu Boyana Film Studios/CGF production.