Fandango offers 'Interstellar' ticket buyers a chance to win a trip to frontier of space
Starting today on Fandango, film fans buying a Fandango movie ticket to Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi adventure Interstellar will be entered for a chance to win “the ultimate escape”: a trip to the frontier of space on XCOR’s Lynx Mark II spacecraft.
According to a Fandango poll of more than 1,000 Interstellar advance ticket-buyers on its site, 81% of fans say they have always dreamed of space travel.
The once-in-a-lifetime trip, worth $100,000, is being made possible through a unique partnership between Fandango, Paramount Pictures, rocket engine and spaceflight development company XCOR Aerospace, and Motherboard, VICE’s online channel dedicated to the intersection of technology, science and culture.
"Frontiers are not opened by the faint-hearted," said XCOR chief executive officer Jeff Greason. "’Interstellar offers those of us working to create a hopeful future for humanity in space the chance to stop and enjoy the vistas of that future for a few hours, and this flight makes it possible for one more person to take the journey with us aboard Lynx."
The sweepstakes grand prize-winner will receive a seat aboard the XCOR Lynx Mark II spacecraft, reaching an altitude of 100 kilometers/62 miles. Also included in the package are 4g simulator training, and hotel accommodations and round-trip travel to the XCOR spaceport in Mojave, Calif. The sweepstakes entry period ends on Dec. 1, 2014 at 10 a.m. PT, and complete sweepstakes rules, prize information, grand prize-winner options and free alternative method of entry can be found at www.fandango.com/sweepstakesrules/interstellar.
“We’re always looking for innovative ways to add value to our Fandango movie ticket for consumers, whether it’s gifts-with-purchase, bundling packages or high-end sweepstakes,” noted Fandango’s VP of marketing, Adam Rockmore. “The Interstellar trip is clearly the coolest prize we’ve ever given to a moviegoer in the fourteen years of our company."
Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, Paramount and Warner Bros.’ Interstellar opens with advance screenings in IMAX 70mm film, 70mm film and 35mm film formats on Wednesday, Nov. 5, two days ahead of its nationwide release on Nov. 7.