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'Iron Man 3' Free Advance Screening to Open EW's CapeTown Film Festival UPDATED

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood April 18, 2013 at 12:24PM

As we predicted, EW's CapeTown Film Festival, running at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood from April 30 through May 5, will kick off with a complimentary advance screening of Marvel's "Iron Man 3." The film hits theaters in wide release on May 3. Full lineup for the fest below.
Hero Complex's Geoff Boucher and Chris Nolan
Hero Complex's Geoff Boucher and Chris Nolan

EW CapeTown Film Festival Schedule of Events - Egyptian Theatre, Los Angeles

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Tuesday, April 30

8:00pm            Iron Man 3 complimentary fan appreciation screening

                      Special guest: Kevin Feige

Wednesday, May 1

7:30pm            Shaun of the Dead

                        Special guest: Edgar Wright

Thursday, May 2

7:30pm           The Thing

                       Special guest: John Carpenter

Friday, May 3

7pm                 Escape from New York

                        Special guest: Kurt Russell

                        Bonus! Advance Screening of TNT’s Falling Skies Season 3 Premiere (show premieres June 9th)

                        Special guest: Noah Wyle

Saturday, May 4

“May the 4th Be With You” Celebration

10am              Return of the Jedi – INVITATION ONLY

  2pm              Return of the Jedi

  6pm              Return of the Jedi

10pm              Return of the Jedi

Sunday, May 5

10am               Despicable Me

1pm                 Coraline

                        Special guests: Neil Gaiman and Travis Knight

4pm                 The Goonies

                        Special guest: Richard Donner

8pm                 Twelve Monkeys

Special guest: Terry Gilliam

The evening with Terry Gilliam is co-presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles.

Monday, May 6

7:30pm            Star Trek (2009)

                        Special guest: Leonard Nimoy

EARLIER: Since EW gained former L.A. Times Hero Complex star Geoff Boucher, his new CapeTown blog -- covering all things superhero, genre and fanboy/girl -- has been a huge success, generating 2.5 million page views in its first month, which is close to the number of monthly readers the five-year-old LAT blog gets.

EW continues to push the Capetown blog and brand with the launch of the CapeTown Film Festival;  EW will also put Boucher and Capetown front and center in Hall H at July's Comic-Con convention.

A highlight of the six-day festival and a major programming coup is a screening of "Return of the Jedi" on "Star Wars" day, Saturday, May 4. The screening celebrates the film's 30th anniversary and is one of the few times since the "Star Wars" rereleases in 1997 that moviegoers can see the classic on the big screen. Major "Star Wars" players are expected to participate. Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Time Warner is hanging onto its magazines-- as the Meredith deal fell apart-- as it spins them into a separate unit. EW isn't on the chopping block -- yet.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.