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Paramount Pictures and Fantastic Fest present a PARANORMAL ACTIVITY special midnight screening extra


HOLLYWOOD, CA (September 15, 2009) – Paramount Pictures will debut the Slamdance and Telluride Film Festival favorite PARANORMAL ACTIVITY at a midnight screening on September 24 at the Alamo Draft House to kick off Austin’s Fantastic Fest. The screening will be introduced by Ain’t-it-Cool-News founder and Fantastic Fest co-founder Harry Knowles.

Additionally, for the first time ever, fans around the country will get a chance to see the movie at the same time. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY will hold concurrent midnight screenings in seven additional markets in the U.S, including Los Angeles (ArcLight Hollywood), New York (Landmark Sunshine Theater), San Francisco (The Castro), Chicago (The Music Box), Boston (The Coolidge), Atlanta (The Plaza) and Seattle (Neptune).

The film will receive midnight “sneaks” starting September 25 at midnight in the following cities and theater: Austin (Alamo Draft House); Seattle (Neptune); Ann Arbor, Michigan (State); Durham, North Carolina (Southpoint 16); Baton Rouge, Louisiana (RAVE Mall of Louisiana 15);Boulder, Colorado (Cinemark 16); Columbus, Ohio (Studio 35); Orlando, Florida (AMC Universal Cineplex); Madison, Wisconsin (Marcus Eastgate 16); Santa Cruz, California (Del Mar 3); State College, Pennsylvania (Premiere College 9); Tucson, Arizona (El Con); and Lincoln, Nebraska (Ross Media Center).

Additional midnight sneaks will follow on September 26, and October 1, 2 and 3.

Directed, written and produced by Oren Peli, the innovative thriller stars Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat. The film was produced by Jason Blum. Steven Schneider served as executive producer.

“Midnight at Fantastic Fest is the ideal place to launch the theatrical release of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY,” says Knowles. “Like the main couple in the movie, I dare anyone in the audience to try and sleep the rest of the night.”

In PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, after a young, middle class couple moves into what seems like a typical suburban “starter” tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be demonic, but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to.

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About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The company's labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio Group, and Worldwide Television Distribution.

About Fantastic Fest
Fantastic Fest was founded in 2005 by Tim League (founder of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema) and Harry Knowles (founder of Ain’t It Cool News). Now in its fifth year, Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the United States, and has hosted a large number of world premieres over the years, including THERE WILL BE BLOOD, APOCAPLYTO, EAGLE EYE, CITY OF EMBER and many more. Fantastic Fest was named by Variety president Charlie Koones as “one of the 10 festivals we love,” alongside industry heavy-hitters Cannes, Telluride and Toronto. Fantastic Fest was also named by MovieMaker Magazine this year as "one of the 25 coolest film festivals."


For further information contact:
David Waldman
Senior Vice-President, Publicity Paramount Pictures
[email protected]

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