Around this time last year, a lucky few people got to see the very first footage from James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy in a sneak preview trailer shown at San Diego Comic Con. Now there are only a few weeks left before Marvel’s sci-fi superhero movie arrives in theaters for all to see. How time flies.

For those who can’t wait until August, and want a chance to see some Guardians of the Galaxy footage before almost anyone else, Marvel has announced that special IMAX 3D previews – showing 17 minutes of scenes from Guardians of the Galaxy – will be held all over over America on July 7th. The events are being held for free at 150 theaters all over North America, and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. (You still reading this? Order tickets HERE!)

In order to attend this preview all you have to do is visit See It First and select the theater that’s closest to you (or one that’s really far away, if you feel like a road trip). It’s likely that the preview footage will include the same clips that were shown at another screening held recently in Barcelona, so expect to see Peter Quill’s original escape from Earth, the Guardians busting out of prison, and a first look at Michael Rooker playing Yondu. As if that wasn’t motivation enough, those who attend the screening will also receive this eye-blistering limited edition poster for free.

Guardians of the Galaxy stars Chris Pratt as the infamous outlaw Star-Lord AKA Peter Quill, who one day crosses paths with a ragtag group of criminals and thugs that includes assassin Gamora (Zoe Saldana), vengeful maniac Drax (Dave Bautista), angry raccoon Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and a walking tree called Groot (Vin Diesel). When a powerful villain called Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) threatens to wipe out billions of lives in his pursuit of power, the five unlikely heroes decide to form a team and defend the galaxy from destruction.

Tickets to the preview screenings are probably going to disappear fast, so if you want to get an early look at Guardians of the Galaxy in IMAX and 3D on July 7th then don’t waste any time putting in a request.


Guardians of the Galaxy is out in theaters on August 1st, 2014.

Source: Marvel