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"Red State" to preview at State Theater, with Kevin Smith attending

Posted by: Colin Covert under Movies Updated: January 24, 2011 - 9:08 AM
 
Filmmaker Kevin Smith encounters protesters with his own sign at Sundance. / AP photo by Danny Moloshok
 Park City Utah
 Minneapolis will be one of the first cities to see Kevin Smith’s self-financed roadshow release of his fundamentalist horror film “Red State.” The controversial satire of Christian intolerance will be coming to the State Theater March 9.
Charging a premium ticket price for “The Red State USA Tour,” which will include Smith’s trademark extended, funny and profane Q&A sessions, the ever-unconventional Smith expects to recoup the film’s entire $4 million budget before the film opens theatrically around Halloween. Smith, who has a loyal fanbase of followers, is confident they will pay “probably 6, 7, maybe 10 times” the usual multiplex ticket price to see the film, himself, and star Michael Parks in person.  
It could work. Smith auctioned off two tickets to the buzzed-about Sundance premiere Sunday for $1,000 (which he donated to benefit the Sundance Institute Labs).
Tickets go on sale beginning Jan. 28 for the following dates and locations:
Here is the full list of dates and locations:
March 5th – Radio City Music Hall
March 6th – Wilbur Theater in Boston
March 8th – Harris Theater in Chicago
March 9th – State Theater in Minneapolis
March 10th – Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor
March 11th – Indianapolis, IN
March 12th - Midland Theater, Kansas City
March 14th – Springfield, OH
March 22nd – Paramount Theater, Denver
March 26th - McCalister theater, New Orleans
March 28th – Paramount Theater, Austin
March 29th – Cobb Energy Center, Atlanta
April 4th – McCaw Hall in Seattle
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