Ghost in the Shell fans, it looks like you will be able to see some of the anticipated film sooner than you thought. Next month, the live-action adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s iconic story will come to life in theaters, but Paramount Pictures will let scores of fan test the movie beforehand. Thanks to IMAX, the studio will be previewing exclusive footage from the movie in select theaters across North America.
On February 28th, a handful of theaters will be showing footage of Ghost in the Shell at 7:00 p.m. local time. Fans who attend the screenings will also get a limited edition poster and a photo op in what’s being called an “experiential” photo booth.
Sadly, the event is only taking place in a mere 14 theaters. You can check the locations below to see if you’re able to make the trek:
Los Angeles – AMC City Walk
Miami – Regal South Beach
New York – AMC Loews Lincoln Square
Denver – UA Colorado Stadium 9
San Francisco – AMC Metreon
San Diego – AMC Mission Valley
Toronto – Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP
Baltimore – AMC White Marsh
Phoenix – Harkins AZ Mills
Las Vegas – Regal Red Rock
Seattle – Pacific Science Center
Austin – AMC Barton Creek Square 14
Calgary – Scotiabank Theatre Chinook
Vancouver – SilverCity Riverport Cinemas
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You can check out the synopsis for Ghost in the Shell below:
In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, Ghost in the Shell.
Ghost in the Shell is directed by Rupert Sanders, from a screenplay written by Jonathan Herman and Jamie Moss. It stars Scarlett Johansson as The Major, Pilou Asbæk as Batou, Takeshi Kitano as Chief Daisuke Aramaki, Chin Han as Togusa, Michael Pitt as Kuze, and Juliette Binoche as Dr. Ouelet.
Ghost in the Shell opens in theaters March 31, 2017.