HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 10 Pairs of Chicago Passes to HBO’s ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Starring Steve Buscemi

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CHICAGO – In our latest edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: TV, we have 10 admit-two passes up for grabs to the VIP advance-screening Chicago party for season two of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” starring Steve Buscemi! Star Michael Kenneth Williams will be in attendance! Season two of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” debuts on Sept. 25, 2011 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Each HollywoodChicago.com winner will be treated to a VIP cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 followed by an advance screening of the first episode of season two of “Boardwalk Empire”. The advance screening will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Chicago.

Your name must be on the list for entry. To win your free VIP pass to the advance-screening Chicago party for “Boardwalk Empire” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just submit a comment below along with your first and last name. Your entry will be invalid without your first and last name. That’s it! Directions to enter this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup and win can be found below.

Season two of HBO's Boardwalk Empire debuts on Sept. 25, 2011 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Season two of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” debuts on Sept. 25, 2011 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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Here is the plot description for “Boardwalk Empire”:

Atlantic City, 1921: Though his fortunes have soared in the wake of the enactment of Prohibition, Nucky Thompson is paying a steep price for wielding ultimate power in “the world’s playground”. Following the 1920 election, Nucky finds himself the target of an investigation for voter fraud and faces not only jail but insurrection by some of those he considered his closest allies.

From Terence Winter (Emmy Award-winning writer of “The Sopranos”) and Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, “Boardwalk Empire” chronicles the life and times of Enoch “Nucky” Thompson. Equal parts politician and gangster, he’s the undisputed leader of Atlantic City. The Emmy-nominated, Golden Globe-winning drama series kicks off its 12-episode second season on Sept. 25, 2011 at 9 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on HBO followed by other episodes on subsequent Sundays at the same time.

In season two, Nucky and his lieutenants (including young World War I veteran Jimmy Darmody) appear to have solidified their hold on power by rigging an election and getting a crony elected mayor. However, after a bloody KKK attack at Chalky White’s bootleg warehouse, Nucky finds his hold on Atlantic City weakened. Meanwhile, mobsters like Arnold Rothstein, Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky and Al Capone wait in the wings and look for the chance to grab a bigger piece of Nucky’s pie.

“Boardwalk Empire” stars Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson; Michael Pitt as Jimmy Darmody; Kelly Macdonald as Margaret Schroeder, Nucky’s mistress; Michael Shannon as federal agent Nelson Van Alden; Michael Kenneth Williams as Chalky White, leader of the city’s African-American community and Nucky’s bootleg point person; Gretchen Mol as Gillian, Jimmy’s showgirl mother; and Dabney Coleman as Commodore Louis Kaestner, Nucky’s mentor.

The show also features Shea Whigham as Nucky’s resentful brother Elias, the sheriff of Atlantic City; Vincent Piazza as Lucky Luciano; Stephen Graham as Al Capone; Michael Stuhlbarg as Arnold Rothstein; Aleksa Palladino as Angela Darmody, Jimmy’s wife; Anthony Laciura as Eddie Kessler, Nucky’s valet; and Jack Huston as Richard Harrow, a disfigured war veteran who’s been befriended by Jimmy.

The season-two trailer for “Boardwalk Empire” can be watched now below.

To secure your free tickets now, make sure you’re logged into your HollywoodChicago.com account. If you don’t yet have one, you can quickly register here. Having an account with a valid e-mail address is required. Then, simply add a new comment in the form below including your first and last name. In your comment, include an answer to this question:

Mayor (Richard M.) Daley (previously in Chicago): clean or corrupt?
You must include your first and last name in your comment.

Like all Hookups here, this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup is simple: Just submit your comment below and we will award 10 winners randomly via e-mail for our VIP “Boardwalk Empire” Hookup. Winners must submit their first and last name in a comment below. Good luck!

HollywoodChicago.com publisher Adam Fendelman


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Wolfen's picture

Clean or corrupt?

Comment edited by a HollywoodChicago.com admin due to a question correction…

dreamsellerx's picture

Clean or corrupt?

Comment edited by a HollywoodChicago.com admin due to a question correction…

cgrgry's picture

I have always thought Mayor Daley Sr Was Corrupt

Mayor Daley Senior was the Most corrupt Mayor tthat everyone Loved I Have No Compliant When you Are getting the Job Done and Boardwalk is one of those films I love to see What Formed My American History This is One Of those Show thanks HBO

Gregory Carter

Anonymous's picture

clean, i choose to see the

clean, i choose to see the best in people!

MCapp22's picture

Love Boardwalk Empire!

Absolutely loved the first season of this show and can’t wait to see what’s going to happen in Season Two! Would be awesome to get a sneak preview of what’s to come! Thanks! -Mindi Capp

kt_scarlett's picture

Love Boardwalk Empire

watching the badboys (n girls) is so much more fun than a comedy! I can’t wait either to see what happens next!

davidami's picture


Lets send in Dave Chapelle to infiltrate the KKK!!

david medina

Anonymous's picture

clean. Dee hayes


Dee hayes

LOgan Seven's picture


I think like all politicians he was corrupt.. yet the city ran well or he wouldn’t have been in office so long!

HiBeems's picture

Crooked as Lake Shore Drive!

I think he was corrupt as the day is long. It is a shame that this world class city is in the mess it is in now.
Brittany Wright

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