Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Tickets now on sale for our Thursday, July 31st 8:00 PM premiere! Tickets can be purchased here.

When Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy flies into theaters on August 1st, it will be Marvel Studios and Disneys biggest gamble yet. Guardians of the Galaxy is the 10th film from Marvel Studios, a once independent production company spawned from Marvel Comics. Unlike its predecessors (Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) though, Guardians of the Galaxy is set to introduce audiences to a whole new side of the “Marvel Cinematic Universe” – the cosmic side. Drawing from decades worth of Marvel Comics’ rich and diverse outer space stories, Guardians of the Galaxy will showcase what’s going on on the other side of the universe while Iron Man and friends are doing their thing down on Earth. Until the Guardians eventually make their way to Earth and they cross paths, of course.

Check out this quick scene from the movie followed by an exclusive trailer. (no spoilers, I swear)

Written and directed by James Gunn (Slither, Super), Guardians of the Galaxy is sure to be Marvel’s next massive franchise, proving once again that if there’s good source material to draw from, Marvel can (and will) make a successful movie (or franchise) out of it. Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio del Toro, Glenn Close, John C. Reilly, with the voices of Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, and Josh Brolin, this will be the “must see” movie of the summer.

While there is an embargo on full reviews until July 24th, many critics and movie bloggers, including writers for Variety, SlashFilm, Badass Digest, and Collider have taken to twitter to express their (very brief) thoughts, and its near unanimously positive. Check it out:

Just finished watching Guardians of the Galaxy. Watch out Avengers, there’s a new posse in town!
— (@ComicBookMovie)

Marvel’s @Guardians is magnificent. Hilarious, touching, action packed, I don’t think I could’ve liked it more. @JamesGunn killed it. Wow.
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier)

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is, even with its Marvell-y flaws, jolly good fun, like John Badham doing STAR WARS. Space opera, with a wink.
— James Rocchi (@jamesrocchi)

Groot is the new star of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
— Devin Faraci (@devincf)

#gotg is Incredible! @JamesGunn is a genius
— Jana | Merlot Mommy (@merlotmommy)

Guardians of the Galaxy is a ridiculous fun ride. Hilarious, action packed, and a great ensemble. Totally loved it.
— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg)

Guardians of the Galaxy is incredible. INCREDIBLE. OH GOD.
— Catrina Dennis (@ohcatrina)

Guardians of the Galaxy is the first Marvel movie to have a great third act. It’s full of personality, laughs, and dick jokes.
— Jack Giroux (@JackGi)

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY opens up the Marvel universe in a great way. Movie is awesome & extremely funny. Congrats @JamesGunn. You did it.
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty)

And anyone wondering if a talking racoon and tree wouldn’t work, they have some of the best scenes and I loved both of them. #GUARDIANS
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty)

#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy is cosmic, cool, vibrant, emotional & so much damn fun with tons & tons of real heart. Bravo, @JamesGunn. What a ride!
— Sean Gerber – MMM (@ModernMythMedia)

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is pretty damn irresistible. Unerring balance of comedy, action and Groot. Had a blast with it.
— Jeremy Smith (@mrbeaks)

With praise like that, how can you not want to see this movie? If, like me, you need to be one of the first to see the flick, we are thrilled to be screening it a night early, Thursday, July 31st at 8:00. The best part? Just like every Thursday, it’s student day! That mean you can show your student (or teacher!) ID and get in for only 6 bucks. Tickets for the Thursday night show are now on sale on our website and in the theater at the boxoffice. Purchase tickets here.