WIN: tickets to see 300: Rise of an Empire

We may be in the business of loving the hell out of games, but we also have another secret love: movies. The fantastic bunch of people over at Times Media Films obviously know all about our secondary obsession, because they’ve basically gone and handed us control two entire cinemas for a night – one in Cape Town, one in Johannesburg. And we’d like to invite you to join us in commandeering them for a bit o’ movie watching fun.

More details after the break.

So, as the heading plainly states, the movie we’ll be watching is 300: Rise of an Empire. The film’s due out on March 7th, but we’ll get to see it a day early on the 6th of March. The Nu Metro cinemas to which we’ve been handed the keys are located at Montecasino in Jo’burg, and Canal Walk in Cape Town. The show will start at 8pm, and each person will receive a pair of 3D glasses, a Coke and some popcorn. We’ve got 40 double tickets to give away so you can enjoy the film with a friend / your significant other / your cat / some random human you met while walking to the cinema.

If all those words I’ve written above (coupled with that fancy poster) excite you, then here’s what you’ve got to do to enter: SMS the word “MONTE” to 33110 if you’re in Jo’burg, or the number “300” to 33110 if you’re in Cape Town. SMSes are charged at R1,50, and obviously free SMSes don’t apply.

This competition closes at midnight on the 3rd of March. Winners will be randomly selected and notified by SMS on the 4th of March, apparently by 8pm at the latest.

Now, I’ve been asked to drop a quick plot synopsis of the film here, just in case you’re not already hooked. Also, a copyright line at the bottom of the post is apparently necessary (for some reason), so that’ll happen too. Also also, a trailer. Enjoy!

“300: Rise of an Empire,” told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster “300,” is a new chapter of the epic saga, which takes the action to a new battlefield – the sea. The story pits the Greek general Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces, ruled by the mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and led by Artemisia, the vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Knowing his only hope of defeating the overwhelming Persian armada will be to unite all of Greece, Themistokles ultimately leads the charge that will change the course of the war.”

(c) 2014 Warner Bros. Pictures. All rights reserved.