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Guardians of the Galaxy IMAX pre-screening

The trailer at the bottom of this post will become available as soon as YouTube has finished processing it; this trailer was provided by IMAX and Marvel.

Note: this is not a sponsored post.

My write-up of the event, with pics, is here.

Guardians of the Galaxy





 June 31, 2014  – Marvel Studios announces Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”: An IMAX 3D First Look—featuring 17 minutes of exclusive footage of Marvel’s highly anticipated blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The sneak peek will be showcased at IMAX in Sydney & Melbourne on Tuesday July 8, 2014 in anticipation of the film’s national release on Thursday 7th August 2014.

Guardians of the Galaxy - Groot (Vin Diesel)
Guardians of the Galaxy – Groot (Vin Diesel)

Here are 15 reasons why you need to get a ticket:

  1. Because you must see Chris Pratt’s ripped transformation IMAX-size
  2. To be one of those super smug people that say…”oh…didn’t you go?”
  3. Because you need to see a gun-toting racoon on the big screen
  4. Because you need something else to Snapchat about that week
  5. Because like Star-Lord all your pop culture references are still about the 80’s
  6. Because there’s a 2 for 1 shawarma deal at a restaurant near the IMAX
  7. Because you can’t wait to hear a new inflection of “I am Groot” from Vin Diesel
  8. To get a FREE choc top
  9. To get another wear out of your dope raccoon costume
  10. Because it’s your birthday (ok, this is a guess but we took a chance!)
  11. Because you heard a rumour Iron Man will be doing a pre-show fly-by
  12. Because Rocket & Groot may just be the best partnership since cheese and vegemite
  13. Because you want to know if Marvel will do an end credit scene on just 17 minutes of footage
  14. To be seen
  15. You’re welcome
Guardians of the Galaxy - Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper)
Guardians of the Galaxy – Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper)

How to get tickets:

Look out for Marvel’s strictly limited ticket giveaway opportunities across the below sites. You WON’T want to miss this.



Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Star-Lord (Chris Pratt)
Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Star-Lord (Chris Pratt)

Both screenings will be held simultaneously at these IMAX locations across Sydney and Melbourne:


31 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour
Tuesday July 8, 5:00 pm


Rathdowne Street, Carlton
Tuesday July 8, 5:30 pm

 About Guardians Of The Galaxy:

An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector.

Kevin Feige, p.g.a., is the producer and Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Nik Korda and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. James Gunn and Nicole Perlman wrote the screenplay.

Guardians of the Galaxy releases in Australia on Thursday 7th August 2014.

Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy Ph: Film Frame ©Marvel 2014

 About Marvel Entertainment:

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit: marvel.com. © MARVEL


About IMAX Corporation:

IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of March 31, 2014, there were 840 IMAX theatres (707 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 115 institutions) in 57 countries.


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Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


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