HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 100 Pairs of Tix to ‘Mary Poppins’ Backstory ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

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CHICAGO – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film with our unique social giveaway technology, we have 100 pairs of advance-screening tix up for grabs to the “Mary Poppins” backstory “Saving Mr. Banks” with Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks!

“Saving Mr. Banks,” which is rated “PG-13” and opens wide on Dec. 20, 2013, also stars Paul Giamatti, Colin Farrell, Jason Schwartzman, Annie Rose Buckley, Ruth Wilson, Bradley Whitford, B.J. Novak, Lily Bigham, Kathy Baker, Melanie Paxson, Andy McPhee, Rachel Griffiths and Ronan Vibert from director John Lee Hancock and writers Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith.

To win your free “Saving Mr. Banks” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our unique Hookup technology below. That’s it! This screening is on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition or lower your odds!


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Deadline: Entries can continue being submitted through Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013
at 5 p.m. CST
. These Hookup winners will be awarded via e-mail that night.

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Here is the synopsis for “Saving Mr. Banks”:

Two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar winner Tom Hanks star in Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” which is inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen.

When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book (P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins”), he made them a promise that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine.

As the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation.

For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers. Still, the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp.

It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her. Together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.

Inspired by true events, “Saving Mr. Banks” is the extraordinary, untold story of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen and the testy relationship that the legendary Walt Disney had with author P.L. Travers that almost derailed it.

The movie poster for Saving Mr. Banks starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks
The movie poster for “Saving Mr. Banks” starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks.
Image credit: Walt Disney Pictures

This HollywoodChicago.com Hookup is simple! Just get interactive in our unique Hookup technology above. We will award 100 admit-two movie tickets based on social entry numbers and/or randomly via e-mail for our “Saving Mr. Banks” Hookup. Good luck!

Disclaimer
Winners need to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Since showings are overbooked to ensure a full house, winners are not guaranteed entrance and must arrive early. We recommend arriving at least 45 minutes before the showing’s scheduled start time. HollywoodChicago.com LLC is a promotional partner with the studio and its partners and doesn’t assume any liability for this giveaway. HollywoodChicago.com is not responsible for errors or omissions entered in user submissions. Comments are closed in this Hookup.

HollywoodChicago.com publisher Adam Fendelman

By ADAM FENDELMAN
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HollywoodChicago.com
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© 2013 Adam Fendelman, HollywoodChicago.com LLC

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