Eventful Inc., the leading digital media company connecting consumers with live entertainment, movies, and local events, and Universal Pictures announced today the first-ever online campaign to bring sneak previews of Universal Pictures' BATTLESHIP to 10 U.S. military bases. The epic-scale action-adventure opens in theaters across the country on May 18.
To join the "Battle of the Bases" campaign, friends and family may choose a military base that is near or special to them by voting online now at http://eventful.com/battleship. The 10 military bases that receive the highest online vote tally by May 8th will receive an advance screening of "Battleship" at a theater near the base between May 15 and May 17. Nearly 300 military bases nationwide have the chance to make the top 10.
In Summer 2012, the battle for Earth begins at sea. Peter Berg (Hancock, The Kingdom, Friday Night Lights) directs and produces "Battleship," an epic-scale action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. The film stars Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Tadanobu Asano and Liam Neeson.
"These early screenings of 'Battleship' allow Universal an opportunity to thank our active duty and reserve service members and their families for their constant sacrifices," said Josh Goldstine, President of Theatrical Marketing, Universal Pictures. "The spirit of the film is one of assembling the best of the best for a daunting, shared mission. We hope that by bringing together our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and coast guardsmen with their families, they may enjoy a night out at the movies."