HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Passes to ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’ With Tom Hanks

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CHICAGO – In our latest drama edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 admit-two movie passes up for grabs to the highly anticipated new film “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” starring Tom Hanks!

“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” also stars Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, John Goodman, Jeffrey Wright, Viola Davis, Max von Sydow, Zoe Caldwell, Dennis Hearn, Paul Klementowicz, Julian Tepper, Caleb Reynolds, Stephen Henderson, Lorna Pruce and Hazelle Goodman from director Stephen Daldry (“The Hours,” “The Reader” and “Billy Elliot”), producer Scott Rudin, writer Eric Roth based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer.

To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This advance screening is on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2011 at 6 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup and win can be found beneath the graphic below.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close with Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock
The movie poster for “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” with Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock.
Image credit: Paramount Pictures

Here is the synopsis for “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”:

Adapted from the acclaimed bestseller by Jonathan Safran Foer, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” is a story that unfolds from inside the young mind of Oskar Schell. He’s an inventive, 11-year-old New Yorker whose discovery of a key in his deceased father’s belongings sets him off on an urgent search across the city for the lock it will open.

A year after his father died in the World Trade Center on what Oskar calls “The Worst Day,” he is determined to keep his vital connection to the man who playfully cajoled him into confronting his wildest fears.

As Oskar crosses the five New York boroughs in quest of the missing lock – encountering an eclectic assortment of people who are survivors in their own way – he begins to uncover unseen links to the father he misses, the mother who seems so far away from him and the whole noisy, dangerous and discombobulating world around him.

The movie trailer for “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” can be watched now below.

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

What’s your Sept. 11, 2001 story?

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Winners need to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Since advance screenings are overbooked to ensure a full house, winners are not guaranteed entrance and must arrive early. We recommend arriving 45 minutes before the screening’s scheduled start time. Winners are typically e-mailed our advance-screening passes two days before the screening date. HollywoodChicago.com LLC is a promotional partner with the studio and its partners and doesn’t assume any liability for this giveaway.

HollywoodChicago.com publisher Adam Fendelman


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David Smith's picture


I was working 10 stories up on the side of a building!

cccpr's picture

I was in an 8th grade German

I was in an 8th grade German class when the principal came over the intercom. We turned on the TV and watched for the remainder of the period. Teachers inexplicably tried to keep the day on track (most didn’t have the TV on, and the ones that did kept it muted; I had to alert the rest of the class when the second tower fell). I had been in the observation deck just two months prior, so that was the main connection I formed that day, tenuous though it was.

hrsb73's picture

My September 11, 2001 Story

What’s Your September 11, 2001 Story: I remember I was at work involved with a pretty intense formula in an Excel spreadsheet, when someone yelled from the break room “oh my God!” I remember watching as some people stopped what they were doing and began to file into the break room. When I heard an overwhelming amount of gasps I knew that I had to get up and see what all of the commotion was about. I knew something was wrong based on the reactions from everybody. I made my way to the break room and there I saw on the TV, one of the top portions of the twin towers in New York engulfed in smoke and fire. My heart dropped and I too gasped in disbelief.

ankurpuri's picture

My Sept. 11/2001 story

Just another day, slept late the night before..late to school and heard people panic on campus and my after what I saw on TV, my heart just dropped.

Dawn Frazier's picture

Sept 11

I was in college and that day had a test and that morning and was told classes were canceled due to the tragedy.

sweetmandy's picture

I was a freshman in college

I’ll never forget that Tuesday morning I was getting ready for my 9:30am Cultural Anthropology class. I was in the shower and my RA ran into the bathroom yelling, “America is being attacked!” I immediately had flashbacks of the movie “Independence Day” and naively imagined aliens were invading earth. I quickly ended my shower, tossed on my robe and ran down the hallway into my room. I quickly turned on my 13 inch TV to see an image of a plane hitting one of the towers of the World Trade Center. I was simply stunned and shocked that an airplane crashed into a high rise in New York City. I remember being alone since I had no roommate and most of the people on my floor were still sound asleep.

Dan's picture

I was in my fourth grade

I was in my fourth grade class room. They announced over the speakers that the trade centers had been hit. I had just been in those building the month before. I sat by the teachers desk where he had a TV on. Although the rest of the kids my age really had no idea what was going on, I watched it all unfold live on my teachers television.

danielgay's picture

Its never been the same

I was watching it on TV @ school until they sent us home. Then in my basement. I felt the world change on that day. My innocence went away. Its never been the same.

MableGrl3's picture

Sept 11

I had an early German class while at college. The news hadn’t quite hit everyone yet, and the TVs were on when my prof got to class. She made us all turn off the TVs and start class because we didn’t know what was going on. I didn’t figure anything out until later.

tlonist's picture

Sep. 11 story

I was in my dorm room.

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