“Avengers” Arrives Early for Facebook Fans

Los Angeles is one of the cities in which fans can check out early screenings of the Marvel Studios movie


Facebook fans in Los Angeles and other cities around the world are getting an early opportunity to see the all-star superhero tale "The Avengers.''

Disney's Marvel Studios announced Monday that it will offer advance screenings in cities where "The Avengers'' has gained the most fans on Facebook.

Early screenings will start with shows in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Houston and Miami on April 14, nearly three weeks before the film's May 4 U.S. debut. Admission will be free, first-come, first-served.

Marvel plans another round of early screenings in five more cities. Fans can lobby for their city on "The Avengers'' Facebook page.

"The Avengers'' features Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johannson, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner.

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