Hello Portlanders! I have a contest on my Portland blog to see Suffragette for free. As you can guess by the title, the film is about a group of women who drove the movement for the right to vote. We take it for granted today, but there was a time when women were not allowed to vote. Suffragette stars Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter. The free screening for Suffragette is Monday, November 2nd at Regal Bridgeport at 7 pm. I’m giving away 15 early admit passes to see the screening. Each VIP pass is good for two guests. If you are interested in seeing Suffragette (Focus Features), leave a comment below with your first and last name. The deadline to enter is Thursday, October 29th. The winners will be randomly selected.
The Boxtrolls will be out on Blu-ray and DVD on January 20th. My kids and I saw the movie at the theater last fall. We loved it! Now thanks to Focus Features and Universal Home Entertainment, a reader of my Portland blog can win a prize pack consisting of The Boxtrolls Blu-ray Combo Pack and some promotional items. To enter, leave a comment about your favorite Focus Features film (Coraline, ParaNorman, or Boxtrolls). The deadline to enter is January 8th. The contest is limited to Oregon and Washington residents. Please specify which state you live in the comments area. I can select one Oregon and one Washington winner.
Focus Features, Z100 and the Imagination Foundation are hosting a fun event at Washington Square this Sunday from noon to 5pm. In the event, called the Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge, kids will have the opportunity to win prizes. The grand prize is an XBOX One and Jawbone Jambox. To enter to win the prize, kids need to create something amazing with cardboard (provided) at the event. In addition to the fun contest, there will be face painting, Boxtrolls character appearances, Boxtrolls prizes, and free samples giveaway. The Cardboard Challenge will be hosted by Maui Hernandez from Z100. BTW, the Boxtrolls was created at the Laika Studios in Hillsboro, Oregon.