Thursday, April 19, 2012

Score passes to 'The Pirates! Band of Misfits'

The Charlotte Observer is giving away 160 “Admit One” passes to a special advance screening Saturday of the new 3D animated film “The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” featuring the voices of Hugh Grant, Jeremy Piven and Salma Hayek.

The adventure-comedy takes viewers on a quest with our pirate heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London as they battle for the coveted Pirate of the Year Award.

The special advance screening will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 21, with the location of the theater to be revealed when you pick up your passes. “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” will be released in Charlotte on Friday, April 27.

How to get your free pass: Come to the security console in the main lobby of the Charlotte Observer building, 600 S. Tryon St., between noon and 1 p.m. FRIDAY, April 20. You may take a maximum of four “Admit One” passes, while supplies last.

The film is rated PG. On the morning of the screening, it is recommended to arrive early since seating is not guaranteed and on a first-come, first-served basis.

For details on the movie, visit