After the disappointment of The Dark Tower, there’s a lot of pressure on Andrés Muschietti, director of the upcoming feature-film version of Steven King’s sprawling doorstop of a novel It, to get his adaptation right. All signs so far point to a monster (no pun intended) opening weekend for the film, with a series of trailers promising a lush visual experience as well as heart-stopping terror in the story of seven preteen outcasts’ battle against eternal shape-shifting evil in the town of Derry, Maine. Bill Skarsgård co-stars as Its favorite incarnation, Pennywise the Clown, in a turn that could diminish enrollment at clown colleges for generations to come.
Residents of Chicago can find out if It lives up to the hype three days before it hits theaters, at an advance screening of the film Tuesday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the AMC River East. To claim your passes, just follow this link and enter a few basic details. Just be sure to arrive early, as these screenings are intentionally overbooked. You wouldn’t want to be left behind when there are killer clowns on the loose, would you?