I don’t remember where I first heard about GoFobo, but when I did I went directly to the site to sign up. GoFobo is an online community where movie fans can interact with the movies through advance movie screenings, promotions, contests, sweepstakes and special events. I get to see free movies at the theater by being a registered GoFobo user.
I got to see the movie Where the Wild Things Are last month, compliments of GoFobo. Tomorrow night I’m excited to go see The Blind Side, with Sandra Bullock. These movies are advance screenings shown a few days prior to the opening of the movie. I’ve heard that people got to see the latest Harry Potter and the Star Trek movies for free this past summer through GoFobo.
Once you’re a registered user, GoFobo will send you a notice when a movie screening is coming to your area. You must enter the reservation code you receive at the GoFobo site and then you can print 1 or 2 passes for the movie. Each registered person is allowed to bring a guest. Since each person is only allowed 2 passes, I’d suggest that all adults in your household register so you have enough tickets for your family and maybe even some friends.
On the day of the screening, you will want to show up early to the theater since I believe that GoFobo gives out more passes than there are seats. You may need to stand in line for 1/2 to 1 hour, but it’s worth it to see a movie in a theater for free.
When I went to see the last movie, management asked that no one bring a cell phone into the theater for fear people would use it to film the movie. They told people waiting in line to take their cell phones out to their car. They actually wanded everyone going into the theater to make sure no one brought one in. If you are going to a free screening, contact the theater to verify whether there are any rules about what you can and can’t bring in with you.
Head to GoFobo to register now and find free movie screenings in your area!