Planet of the Apes Advance Screening with Salt Lake Comic Con!



Come watch an advance screening of DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

with the Salt Lake Comic Con team!

We’re giving away four pairs of tickets to join Dan Farr, Bryan Brandenburg, and the rest of the Salt Lake Comic Con crew for an early screening of the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The screening is TOMORROW NIGHT, July 10, at 6:30 pm at the VIP Theater of Megaplax’ Jordan Commons location (9400 S. State Street in Sandy).

Comment on the page to tell us why you should win! Please do not apply if you cannot attend the screening.


202 replies
  1. Teancum healer says:

    I don’t really have a good reason. I’ve been wanting to see this movie for a while, and how cool would it be to spend the night with the SLCC staff?

  2. Chris Boise says:

    I think I should win because I am the best kind of movie nerd to see movie with. Throwing fun facts and awesome recap after the show is what I bring to the party.

  3. Nate Somsen says:

    I think I’m the hugest Planet of the Apes fan of Southeast Idaho, including Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes! If someone else wins these tickets, I may have to shout No! just like Caesar in Rise.

  4. Karen Chidester says:

    Because it looks like the most amazing movie ever and I must be there! Plus I am saying pretty please!!!!!!

  5. Ronnie says:

    What better date night than watching a bunch of hairy apes rampage…. wait that’s a normal night at home with the kid:)

  6. Jason Williams says:

    Because this film is going to be amazing. Because it’s something I cannot WAIT to see. Because it would be wonderful birthday present for my wife who turns 50 tomorrow and not to mention that I will do a pirate impression in front of everyone if I win. But no pirate costume….. can’t get one together that quickly!

  7. Paige says:

    Well, honestly, every one on here is as deserving, if not more, than me. But I would love to take my sister, because she is moving away on the 12th, and I would love to take her to do something fun before she heads to college. A kind of ‘last hurrah’ thing.

  8. Leslie Davies says:

    Plus I really want to see this show and I will be up in SLC tomorrow. So it just makes sense.

  9. Kimberly Oswald says:

    I’m dying to see this movie. My kids will be with their dad, so it will be the first night out for me in months. I would love to meet the Comic Con team and tell them personally how excited I am for the next Con. PLEASE Pick me!!!

  10. Luke says:

    I think I should win some #DOTPOTA tickets because I have faithfully attended SLC Comic con since the very first and will continue to for years. Also, not to toot my own horn, but my mom says I’m hilarious and have a great personality. So, I think I’m the pretty obvious choice here…

  11. Matt Brindle says:

    A movie with Damn Dirty Apes putting their stinking paws on people should be reason enough to want to see this movie.

  12. Michael Tinney says:

    This movie looks amazing! I have been waiting since the first one came out! Would be awesome to see this movie before it comes out every where!

  13. Kevin says:

    Looks to be a great time! Will we be cheering for the apes or humans? Can’t wait for Comic Con in a couple months! Woo!

  14. Taryn says:

    I should win because I have the manners of a monkey–so I should be able to experience the ways of my people.

  15. Daniel Puloka says:

    I should win the tickets because I’m a big fan of the franchise. I’ve seen the very first planet of the apes that was made in 1968 and liked every single one of them since.

  16. Angela Hammond says:

    This would be too cool of an event to see with all my fellow minded people!??!!! I want to be a part of it all!!? Let’s do this comic con peeps!!

  17. John Nielsen says:

    I’m VERY interested in seeing how they bridge the previous film with the ORIGINAL story line of “Planet of the Apes” with Charlton Heston. I enjoyed “Dawn of…” very much!

  18. Chris Hamatake says:

    It’s been a long stressful week and getting an early screening would sure make Friday more tolerable!! And I am free tomorrow night to see this movie.

  19. Brady Thompson says:

    I RARELY get to get out to see movies working 2 jobs, I would LOVE to attend an advanced screening of this, I’m so excited for it!!!

  20. Russell Smith says:

    I should win because I’m a HUGE fan. I saw the first original film when I was young and have loved the Apes. The reboot Rise was a fantastic film and I can’t wait to see where this new journey takes us. Please pick me!!!!

  21. sarah pace says:

    I loved the Planet of the Apes when I was growing up! I would love to see this with my daughter.

  22. Jill DeGraffenried says:

    I have been waiting patiently for this to come out! I am a single mom. I work hard and almost never get to play. I could really use a night out.

  23. Dale says:

    My wife would love to see this moving. I would love to make her happy by going with her to this moving with comiccon. After going she will be that much more existed to go to the comiccon in Sept.

  24. Lee A. Steadman says:

    We were definitely going to go to an advanced screening tomorrow night anyway. T’would be nice to go with a group of people that truly appreciate the artform, the experience, and the powers of Caesar……

  25. Karina says:

    I should win because I need some eximent in my life right now, no seriously I am a huge fan of planet of the apes seen them all have them all and I would love to take my crazy teens with me

  26. Russell Schuh says:

    I would love to go see this movie not only the fact that I love Planet of the Apes (and the pervious movies), but the idea to sit down and socialize just before the movie starts with the most fascinating man in Utah plus the crew and staff that made Comic con such a success (without the crew, there would be no you) would be, in my case, the chance of a lifetime. Plus It would make the con so much better, that personally knowing the people behind the event just makes anything amazinnnnggg! Sorry, Nerding out a little bit!

  27. Steven Lee says:

    After losing my family in a tragic snow cone incident, I was adopted by a pair of talking chimpanzees. They told me many stories of their hero Ceaser and his exploits. It would mean the world to me to finally see the mighty Ceaser in action. I would fulfill my pseudo-parents dying wish….I lost them in a go kart accident. *sniff*

  28. Josh waters says:

    Planet of the apes has come so far. I would love to see this new take on the classic with its great WETA special effects, and the photo-realistic apes. Also, the actors are my favorite!

  29. nick says:

    I should win because ive just spent the last 3 days starting dialysis training and all and I would love something to look forward to seeing a movie with my comic con friends would be a honor I hope I win.

  30. Amanda Ruane says:

    I should win because that would be an awesome way to kick off my DS’s first convention!

  31. Paul Beckstead says:

    I enjoyed the first one, I NEED to see the next one! The visuals look amazing, story is brilliant, and I commented first 😉

  32. Jared Vernon says:

    What an awesome group of people to watch a movie with! I’d love to go! Bring on the popcorn, Coke, and monkey mayhem!

  33. Stephanie says:

    Hi, I would love to be entered into the drawing!! I love movies and I’m so excited for my first con this September!! Thank you!!

  34. Andrew Gallup says:

    I would love to see this movie with the men responsible for the amazing time I have had at both SLCC and fanx. It would be an honor.

  35. Emily Sawyer says:

    I would love to win tickets because my friends and I have been looking forward to this movie for a long time. We love Comic Con, and we love Planet of the Apes…so it’s a perfect combo. 🙂

  36. cassie says:

    My hubby and I hardly ever get date nights! It’s time for this stay-at-home mommy to get some action! (This is an action movie, right?)

  37. Kiran Nair says:

    I am a huge geek and movie / gaming buff. I graduated from the University of Utah with a Master’s degree in Computer sceince : Gaming and am working at Disney Interactive now.
    The trailers for the movie seem awesome and I cant wait to see it with other people who appreciate pop culture.


  38. Sarah Gardner says:

    Because I really want to go! Loved watching the old Planet of the Apes and can’t wait to see what’s next with Caesar and the Apes.

  39. Rob Martin says:

    Charlton Heston said it best, “Take you stinking paws off me you damn dirty apes!” But these new movies are worthy successors

  40. Melinda Owen says:

    My husband and I really need a date night. Please, please may we have two ticketa for the movie tomorrow night?

  41. Jasmine Johnson says:

    I would love to win! Me and my husband havent had a date night in 7 months ha we couls use this!!!

  42. Jake Silva says:

    I would love to win these tickets simply because I love the effects, and planet of the apes was always a favorite of mine growing up.

  43. Stuart Jones says:

    Because it would give me a chance to network with ComicCon staff and let me hand out business cards, because I’d REALLY love to work on something so amazing. Seriously. I gave Dan my business card at Def Leppard concert, for crying out loud. Ok, probably not the -best- reason you’ll see, but it’s honest. Hope everyone has a blast!

  44. Brian says:

    I was really impressed with the first movie and am really looking forward to this new one! It would be really awesome to meet the staff and crew behind Salt Lake Comic Con and have the opportunity to watch an awesome movie with you guys! I attended last years con and this years FanX and I already have my VIP tickets for this September. I would love the opportunity to tell you in person how awesome I think it is that you organize events like this. You guys work really hard and are the real heroes of the Salt Lake Comic Con!

  45. Lela W says:

    I should win so I can surprise my husband with a date night for the first time in too long…we had to take our 1 and 3 year old to Fantasy Con with us…and so he stops reaching over to me every few seconds when he’s home to scratch my armpit and make monkey noises at me to tell me how much he wants to see this movie.

  46. Mansour Yarow says:

    Please help me win some tickets to dawn of the planets of the apes. I would like to go with my older sister halima Yarow, who currently has the salt lake comic con page liked too. she has done a lot for me and it is time I do something for her too!

  47. Kayla Teal says:

    I think I deserve to win because I lost my job 3 weeks ago and I am in debt over $10K for my medical bills because I have multiple sclerosis. Positive thoughts keep me going!! 🙂

  48. Caesar L Reese says:

    My name is Emperor Caesar and you’d be a Human NOT to watch this without me!!

  49. Adam Mills says:

    I have 5 kids. if I try to buy a ticket my wife will give me that “Honey the kids need to eat!” lecture. so you should pick me.

  50. KrisAnne Long says:

    Here is my top 5 reasons I should get these tickets.
    #5 – I love going to movies!
    #4 – I have been to the 1st SLCC, Fan X and already have my VIP tickets for September!
    #3 – Jordan Commons is my favorite theatre!
    #2 – Winning is fun!
    #1 – It is freakin The Planet of the Apes and I want to be the first one to see it!
    Hope to be seeing you at this movie tomorrow 🙂

  51. Carly says:

    I won’t say I deserve anything, but as a lifelong avid Geek, I would love to win this and meet the people who made SLCC happen!

  52. Halima Yarow says:

    OMG please pick me! I’ve been dying to watch this movie! :O!!! It would be so awesome to win and take my brother!

  53. Christopher Saunders says:

    I should win because I love the series and the first prequel really impressed me, but I doubt I would pay to see it in theaters so to watch an advanced one would be very enticing and exciting. Plus I would brag about it to all my friends and hype it up for others to see during the official release…

  54. Patrick Peters says:

    I’d like to win because I never win anything and this would just be so amazing to win this I’d remember it my whole life

  55. Lisa Hall says:

    I’m excited for this movie, and who better to share it with than the best con I’ve ever been to?

  56. grant shoop says:

    I believe that this movie will be epic. I heard each monkey was individually edited

  57. Nona L says:

    I should win because I’m awesome, the movie will be awesome, and that much awesomeness just naturally goes together!

  58. Heather Egan says:

    I am looking forward to this movie, and it would be fantastic to be able to see it with the SL Comic Con crew! I’d just love to meet and hang out with the people behind this epic event! Surely we are kindred spirits in some fashion 🙂

  59. Jim L says:

    Love to see it the last one was awesome! My friends would love to see it! I can get a lot to go! 😀

  60. Stephanie Reed says:

    The movie looks amazing. I would love to go with my husband to see this movie. It would be fun and awesome to go to the prescreening and experience a small part of comic Con.

  61. Pam Dallon says:

    I loved the planet of the apes movies when I was younger. Loves the remake and would appreciate the opportunity to see this current film. Please consider my name.

  62. Nathan Chadwick says:

    My wife is so excited for the movie. But she has work all weekend, then is chaperoning girls camp next week, then going on a business trip just as she gets back. We won’t be able to see it together for a couple of weeks. But if we could get into this screening, we’d be able to see it together without waiting! That, plus, then my co-worker won’t spoil the movie for me like he tends to do.

  63. Anna Castillo says:

    I would love to enjoy a movie with the Salt Lake Comic Con team. I have been fortunate enough to have worked with some of them while volunteering for FanX and will see them again in September but it would be an amazing experience to meet them on a one on one basis.

  64. Mike Miller says:

    I love planet of the apes just had a marathon and watched them all my little girl who’s 5 watch the very first one with me and said I wish it was like the simpsons episode where they sing they are some of my all time favorite movies even the remakes ! Even have action figures

  65. Dani says:

    I get pretty choked up about Planet of the Apes. . .long may Roddy McDowall live on in our hearts!!! Seriously though Conquest of the Planet of the Apes and Battle for the Planet of the Apes are the best in the series, thanks to Roddy McDowall as Caesar! Can’t wait to see the newest addition to the Ape family,

  66. Aimee Gordon says:

    You should pick me because the hubby and I have had a seriously rough week and this would be amazing! And because I want to go to there! Thanks for all the cool stuff you do!
    Love, Aimee xoxo

  67. Tommy Berger says:

    My family is going down tomorrow because my dad has to have surgery on his kidneys and and we need something to do.

  68. Ron Pratt says:

    Beware the beast Man, for he is the Devil’s pawn. Alone among God’s primates, he kills for sport or lust or greed. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother’s land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make a desert of his home and yours. Shun him; drive him back into his jungle lair, for he is the harbinger of death.

  69. Marcus Mendez says:

    “You see it’s true ooh ooh, someone like me ee ee
    Wants to screen
    With someone
    Like you ooh ooh!”

  70. Dan Hammond says:

    I should win because I own every single planet of the apes TV series episodes and all the movies and I have a giant ape costume.

  71. Erika McKinney says:

    Just survived major abdominal surgery and are repeat comic con fans and supporters. Would love to attend with my husband.

  72. Rachael says:

    Well, I could go on and on about how awesome I am and how awesome the Planet of the Apes franchise is, orrrr I could just say that if I don’t get these tickets I will assume it’s because you blew it up. Darn you! Darn you all to heck!

  73. Reed says:

    I’ve got friends who work at Weta Digital in New Zealand and I would love to be able to see their talents on the BIG SCREEN!

  74. Joshua Taylor says:

    I am leaving in 7 days to go on an LDS mission and I would love to see this movie before I go

  75. August S. says:

    I would love to take my wife out to see this. Especially since we have had her twin sister, her husband, and their four boys move into our little three bedroom duplex with us and our four girls. Please help a man out here and give us some time away PLEASE!!!!!!!!

  76. Steven Brown says:

    I’m a HUGE fan of film. I have been making short films since I was 14 and want to get into film someday.

  77. Matt Millette says:

    So excited for this film. Already got my NECA Caesar with war paint. Hope I win!


  78. Dallas Romero says:

    I think I should win because I bough VIP tickets faithfully to both of the SLCC. I have also been to many of the events held by SLCC such as the press conference and special pannels you had to buy to get into. I love SLCC! and I think it would be an honor to meet Dan and the rest of the Comic Con Crew!

  79. Aaron Conder says:

    Because I think Dawn is coming the Dawning of a new day…one where I actually win for once:)

  80. Yodaluuke says:

    I should win so that I can take my whole family to the movie together. We used to do this when I was a child but haven’t done it since. We just don’t have money to go to movies and to pay for food on the table.

  81. Jerry Compton says:

    I LOVE Planet of the Apes all the way back from Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall to the current CGI. The newest look amazing.

  82. Teancum healey says:

    I don’t have a good reason other than I would love to spend the night with the staff of SLCC!!

  83. Arrakis Rasmussen says:

    My husband and I are huge fans of the Rise of the Planet of the Apes, even our 5 year old loves it! Our little girl is on a boating trip this weekend with her Nana, and my mom offered to watch our 2 month old so we could really use a wonderful date night like this!

  84. Stefanie Johanson says:

    I should win tickets for two reasons: 1) I’ve never been in the VIP theater and I’ve always been curious what goes on behind those glass doors at Jordan Commons. 2) I have the day off and would really like something to do. Seriously. I get bored real easy like. 🙂

  85. Jeff says:

    it’s the only night I can go.. I have to work all weekend in service industry. please please please

  86. Luana McTiernan says:

    My friend/co-worker is a manager at the Jordan Commons location — I hope I remember to ask her about the screening tomorrow at work! ^ .^

  87. Tisha Carlson says:

    I would so love to win this so I can take my mom to see it. She hasn’t been to the movies in so long because she can’t afford to go. This would make us both so happy.

  88. allan davidson says:

    My daughter just had her b’day few weeks back and unfortunately I have been out of town on business. I just got back into town Tuesday and I just thought I would give this a shot. She really loved the first movie and has been begging me to go see the new movie since the trailer has come out. I would love to surprise her with some tickets. See you all at Salt Lake Comic-Con 2014

  89. Bella Boyle says:

    Um. Pick me, because for the survival of mankind, a nerd must rise. Pick me, because I share my popcorn. Pick me, cause I’d look believable in my ape costume. Pick me, cause … Just pick me.

  90. Genevieve Ford says:

    Because I’m friends with Caesar and he might be angry if I don’t come to see his movie.

  91. Scott Cartwright says:

    Comic con Rocks! We all go a Lil ape sometimes! (scream reference ) let’s get together and see some amazing monkeys.. If not comic con tix for Saturday would do just great! Love to take the family to see the monkeys and comic con for that matter..

  92. Kaelin Stephens says:

    This would be an amazing date with my husband! We sorely need to get away from our three toddlers.

  93. Chuck says:

    I have been home with 5 raging teenagers because mom is in Las Vegas for a convention. I’m in need of a little sci-fi enlightenment please. I’m ready for anything. I’ll even take a 2nd place prize of going to McDonald’s, just get me out of this house.

  94. Jamie Trujillo says:

    My mom had the originals on vhs and I watched the crap out of them. Been a fan of the originals and anxious to see the new one too! Yes, yeah I’d really like to be picked! 😀

  95. Molly Briscoe says:

    I would love to see this movie with the SLCC people! Haven’t met them, but their Facebook makes them seem awesome!

  96. Christopher Bradbury says:

    I have read the book, own all the movies, and love the concept of the series. As a Ph.D. student and stay at home dad, I would also love a break from the kids…and seeing the movie would be a great break.

  97. Deej says:

    Actually I should win… I actually am an ape… my dad’s King Kong and my mom is that smart gorilla from the movie “Congo” sooooo…. Instead of having my own planet I have my own solar system… Condos are the cheapest on Venus, prime real estate soooo…

  98. James Morris says:

    I loved meeting Andy Serkis on his book tour, and as a physical actor myself I love seeing what can be done both with practical makeups and motion capture. I’m excited to see how it was done here.

  99. Mary C says:

    Never mind, I guess. If I haven’t heard by now, I wouldn’t be able to make it through traffic in time. 🙁

  100. Trevor says:

    Dis show is going to be boss as HECK! Apes with guns and people. LOL has to be a funny movie. But i was going to see this today but I saw transformers.

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