The hottest ticket at Tribeca won’t be a powerful documentary, or an unknown independent film. The Avengers are assembling a week early as the closing film of the 11th Annual Tribeca Film Festival on April 28. TFF announced today that Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures are bringing the film and the cast to “celebrate everyday heroes from police agencies, fire departments, first responders and various branches of the U.S. military”. Members of these local forces will be given an opportunity to attend the screening and meet the cast. The event is being sponsored by Bombay Sapphire Gin.
“We are proud that Marvel’s The Avengers is the closing film of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival,” Marvel Studios’ producer Kevin Feige said. “And we are excited to welcome local heroes to the screening as special guests. We all know and love our iconic Super Heroes, but when it really counts, it’s our real-life heroes who save the world every day by making it a better place for all of us.”
The Avengers is categorized by the festival as a Gala film, meaning that it will carry a premium price to get in. Right now the only tickets the festival is selling is Early Bird Passes and Ticket Packages and those do not include entrance into the Gala screenings. After those are all fulfilled, April 10th will likely be the day when the Gala film tickets go on sale, including The Avengers, are open for the public, BUT make sure you have an American Express card since those are the only customers allowed to buy single tickets for five days. April 15th is the next date to open to downtown residents only at ticket outlets with proof of zip code below Canal Street. April 16th is when single tickets and discounted ticket packages go on sale to the general public. The price for the closing Gala screening have not been posted yet on festival website and The Avengers is not yet even shown in the schedule grid. More information can be found here on the TFF Website.
The Avengers, which will be released nationwide a week later on May 4, will be an unprecedented first in blockbuster films, bringing together so many leading characters from separate big-budgeted super hero films for one big summer tentpole film. It stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) and Tom Hiddleston (Loki), with Stellan Skarsgård (Professor Selvig) and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), and is directed by Joss Whedon (Serenity).