Late Night Film Series to host free sneak preview



UK students are going to have an opportunity to see a movie before the rest of the world.

Thursday night, the Cats Den and Late Night Film Series will host a double feature beginning at 7 p.m.  which will feature a sneak preview of “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” spinoff, “Get Him to the Greek,” followed by the highest-grossing film of all time, “Avatar.”

Cats Den Special Events Coordinator James Davidson said the event offers a unique opportunity to students.

“We’re able to screen the movies because we have a deal with Universal,” Davidson said. “They’ll send us films every now and then so our students can see them before anyone else.”

Past sneak previews hosted by the Cats Den include “Get Him to the Greek” predecessor “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and horror movies “The Fourth Kind” and “Gothika,” among others.

“Get Him to the Greek” follows Aaron Green (Jonah Hill), who is given the task of escorting crazy rock star Aldas Snow (Russell Brand) to a performance in L.A.

Following the sneak preview, “Avatar” will be played at 10 p.m. in celebration of its release on Thursday.

“Avatar” was nominated for best picture at the 2010 Academy Awards and was helmed by Academy Award winning director James Cameron, who was also nominated for Best Director.

In addition to the sneak preview on Thursday, the Cats Den and Late Night Film Series will also host a sneak preview of “MacGuber,” the Saturday Night Live film starring Will Forte, Ryan Phillipe and Val Kilmer.

Admission is free, and tickets can be picked up in the Cats Den until the start of the show. Seating will be first-come, first-served and it is recommended to arrive early.