Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Will Smith's In Town Thursday

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 12/09/2008 No comments
We don't usually have superstar actors holding movie premieres here, but Will Smith is appearing in Charlotte Thursday for a special premiere of his new movie, Seven Pounds. More importantly, the event is serving as a food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank. Smith will be donating 300 turkeys, and if you want the chance to see the movie all you have to do is bring a non-perishable food item (and be one of the first 1,000 people to do so).

You'll be able to trade your food item for a movie pass beginning at 2 p.m. The screening begins at 7 p.m. (Smith will do a brief introduction). And before that, at 6 p.m., there will be a red-carpet presentation with Carolina Panthers Steve Smith and Julius Peppers, NASCAR legend Richard Petty and 18-year-old hot shot driver Joey Logano, Mayor Pat McCrory, and other local celebrities. The red carpet event is open to everyone.

This all goes down at Regal Stonecrest Cinemas 22, 7824 Rea Road. Seven Pounds opens in theaters December 19, so if you get in Thursday you'll be able to see it a week before everyone else. And don't tell the movie--it's supposed to be suspenseful.

Charlotte is certainly an interesting choice of cities to not only hold this premiere but also for Smith to make an appearance. In September, it was announced that his wife Jada will be taping a pilot for a new TNT series called Time Heals. It was reported that the show will be based in Charlotte (I blogged about it then, but no new info has been released since). Whatever the reason for their new affinity for Charlotte, I like it.


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