Hero Complex will host ‘Avatar’ screening with James Cameron and film’s stars

Nov. 27, 2009 | 6:51 p.m.

“AVATAR” COUNTDOWN: 22 DAYS

Our countdown coverage continues today with a bit of “Avatar” news that has is especially exciting for us here at the Hero Complex

James Cameron and Sigourney Weaver

Moviegoers everywhere will be able to see “Avatar” on Dec. 18 but the best place to see it that day will be at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, where director James Cameron and stars Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver and Zoe Saldaña will attend the screening and then be interviewed on stage by Hero Complex blogger Geoff Boucher.

The event is part of the awards-season screening series by the Los Angeles Times and The Envelope. You can find the full schedule of films and stage discussions right here. “Avatar” will be shown at 7:30 and the stage portion of the evening will begin afterward.

Zoe and Sam

Check back here early next week for information on how to get tickets for the free event. First-chance opportunity for seating is for Hollywood guild members and Academy voters, but fans will be admitted into every screening as well. (There’s more information on the screening series attendance policies here.)

Also, for this special night for sci-fi fans, Boucher will be picking some Hero Complex readers to attend the “Avatar” screening and have reserved seats waiting for them; interested fans just need to leave a message explaining why they want to see the  movie in the Hero Complex comments section and Boucher will pick from the most interesting or clever responses.

Boucher also interviewed director Henry Selick after a Nov. 2 screening of “Coraline” and will be handling the stage duties at two other upcoming Envelope screenings, both at the Landmark Theatre: “Crazy Heart” on Dec. 1 (with a panel of Jeff Bridges, Robert Duvall, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Scott Cooper), and “Up” on Dec. 14 (with director and writer Pete Docter).

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