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September 24, 2012

‘Frankenweenie’ in IMAX: See it early, free, with Martin Landau

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Martin Landau is the voice of Mr. Rzykruski in Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’ (Disney)

Most moviegoers will have to wait until Oct. 5 to get spooked by “Frankenweenie,” but a few hundred Hero Complex readers will get to see Tim Burton’s monster movie homage early Thursday night at our free IMAX screening in Century City. The special screening of the black-and-white, stop-motion animated film will include a Q&A with Oscar winner Martin Landau, who voices Vincent Price-inspired science teacher Mr. Rzykruski, moderated by Hero Complex contributor Rebecca Keegan.

A remake of Burton’s 1984 short film of the same name, “Frankenweenie” is about a boy named Victor who loses his dog and deploys science to bring the beloved canine back to life. The film features the voices of Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Winona Ryder and Landau, in his first collaboration with Burton since 1994′s “Ed Wood.” (Check back soon for an in-depth interview with Burton about the film.)

“Frankenweenie” will be the first black-and-white feature and the first stop-motion feature to be released in IMAX 3-D.

Each person who attends our Hero Complex screening will receive a copy of a limited-edition IMAX print from an original sketch by Tim Burton. While supplies last, moviegoers who attend midnight IMAX shows of “Frankenweenie” in the first hours of October 5 will also receive the limited edition print. [Updated]

To RSVP for the screening, log on to latimes.com/frankenweenie starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

To find out first about the other films that will be featured in the Hero Complex Screening Series, follow us on Twitter: @LATherocomplex

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