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    Boy meets girl
    Boy falls in love
    Girl doesn't

  • When Tom, a hapless greeting card copywriter and hopeless romantic, is blindsided after his girlfriend summer dumps him, he shifts back and forth through various periods of their 500 days "together" to try to figure out where things went wrong. His reflections ultimately lead him to finally rediscover his true passions in life.

  • Directed by: Marc Webb
    Wirtten by: Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber
    Cast: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Clark Gregg, Minka Kelly, Matthew Gray Gubler, Rachel Boston, Geoffrey Arend, Chloe Moritz
    Producers: Jessica Tuchinsky, Mary Waters, Steven Wolfe, Mason Novick

  • This post modern love story is never what we expect it to be -- It's thorny yet exhilarating, funny and sad, a twisted journey of highs and lows that doesn't quite go where we think it will.

    Release Date: July 17, 2009

Interested in Seeing 500 Days of Summer for FREE?

Then I recommend you RSVP immediately.

Attend a free screening of 500 Days of Summer

I don’t know how typical mass-screenings like these are but Fox Searchlight has currently opened up registration to see 500 Days of Summer for free at select theaters with multiple screenings at various theaters throughout the US: New Orleans, Memphis, Denver, Houston, Austin, Kansas City, Cleveland, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, San Antonio, Minneapolis, Seattle, Chicago and Portland. Some of the earliest screenings I saw were on July 7th. June 8th!

Seats are obviously limited so I recommend you spread the word quickly and RSVP right away. Tweet this post and send the link to friends, I’ll update this post later today with more details that I hope to receive from Fox Searchlight, though perhaps by then there will be no remaining seats!

Post a comment below to let us know where you’ll be seeing 500 Days of Summer this summer for free! Just to throw it out there, I’ll be at the July 8th screening in Buffalo.

Update: All screenings are in the afternoon/ evening: any 7:30am times listed are in fact in the evening (PM)! The system was suffering through some glitches on its first day.

Update (May 28): Keep checking back for more cities and more screenings! Toronto, Washington DC, New York, Dallas and Los Angeles have recently been added.

What do you think? 42 comments

  1. I really wanna see this film!

    alex on May 27, 2009

  2. No but I really really wanna see this, I live in boise. perhaps I could catch a Seattle show…

    alex on May 27, 2009

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  4. chicago is playing june 8th! thats sooooon.

    Anonymous on May 27, 2009

  5. pfft, no charlotte nc showing

    L1A on May 27, 2009

  6. Aww, too bad it’s already been shown here in Atlanta at the film festival. I need to see it again, July is too far away.

    RetroPop on May 27, 2009

  7. Hopefully I can make the showing in San Diego!

    Hailey on May 27, 2009

  8. So the Kansas City Show is at 7:30 in the AM?

    Also do you know if there should be a confirmation e-mail?

    Dane on May 27, 2009

  9. Yes, you should receive a confirmation email — it tells you to print it out and bring it to the screening!

    Marc on May 27, 2009

  10. registered for July 8…is it really at 7:30am??

    Anonymous on May 27, 2009

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  12. NOT 7:30 am. its PM

    Anonymous on May 27, 2009

  13. [...] you haven’t seen 500 Days of Summer yet? You’ve got the opportunity to catch a free screening near you before the July 17th [...]

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  14. @TheRockwell for example > or

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

    zachmo826 on May 27, 2009

  15. Thank you sooo much for this info! I didn’t get my 1st choice but luckily Toronto is having 4 screenings!! I’m looking forward to this really alot. :)

    Carly on May 29, 2009

  16. I JUST found out about this and the June 8th Chicago screening is already full!
    does anyone know if there will be any more free screenings in Chicago? or does anyone have an extra ticket they aren’t going to use??? I have been looking forward to seeing this movie for months! :(

    Eryca on Jun 1, 2009

  17. Will there be a screening in Winnipeg, MB, Canada?

    Jen on Jun 1, 2009

  18. I registered for the June 18 showing in Los Angeles. Does anyone know when we will receive any kind of confirmation on it?

    Tash Reed on Jun 2, 2009

  19. You should get an email confirmation with more details within a few minutes.

    Marc on Jun 2, 2009

  20. @CatherineYan What city do you live in? They’re doing free advanced screenings

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

    annabananafish on Jun 2, 2009

  21. No free screening here in Vancouver, Canada?

    Winston on Jun 3, 2009

  22. Tampa, Florida. There are no listings in florida

    Jessica on Jun 9, 2009

  23. I’ve got a golden ticket for July 16th in Detroit, I can’t wait.

    Christine on Jun 9, 2009

  24. I really, really want to see this film, but all the D.C. shows have no more capacity. Think I could just show up anyway?!

    Michelle on Jun 11, 2009

  25. Or you can be a Yelper and go right into the theatre without waiting in that horrible line =/

    Ivy on Jun 12, 2009

  26. I’m super disappointed that all 3 screenings in St. Louis are gone.

    Jessica on Jul 1, 2009

  27. [...] specialty division has thus staged a remarkably prolific screening campaign. Since its Sundance premiere, the movie has traveled to 28 festivals and played 215 word-of-mouth [...]

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  28. I registered for a screening, the website said I’d be getting an e-mail shortly, and it’s been five days or so, and I still haven’t received an e-mail! Anyone know what to do/who to contact?

    Stephanie on Jul 3, 2009

  29. Ditto on Stephanie’s post above…. registered about 4 or 5 days ago for the Tampa Westshore show, but no email yet. Any clue for that contact?

    Adam on Jul 6, 2009

  30. @26,27: I recommend you guys arrive really early and talk to the organizers? Or try to RSVP again and take screenshots and print those. Hope you get to see it!

    Suggestion on Jul 7, 2009

  31. Check your spam folder…

    Wayne on Jul 7, 2009

  32. thanks for the help and suggestions, guys. the confirmation finally popped up in my inbox 6 days later. Strange, but i’ll definitely take it. keeping my finger’s crossed that stephanie and anyone else having this issue got an email too… now i’m really psyched!

    Adam on Jul 8, 2009

  33. Mine was for the Tampa Westshore show as well, and my e-mail just arrived in my Inbox this evening, too. Definitely strange that it took a week, but now I’m sooooo excited my friend and I get to see this movie on Thursday!

    Stephanie on Jul 8, 2009

  34. it said in the email that you aren’t guaranteed a seat, has anyone been turned away? or have things gone smoothly as long as you have the email print out and such?

    amy on Jul 8, 2009

  35. I was turned away last night… It was full. :(

    Wayne on Jul 8, 2009

  36. :[ sorry wayne. my screening is tomorrow, and im kind of nervous about getting a seat. any advice?

    amy on Jul 8, 2009

  37. Well, I got there like 25 mins before it started and they were turning a lot of people away. This was in Minneapolis btw. So I’d say go really early, like a hour to 45 mins early.

    Wayne on Jul 8, 2009

  38. So the general consensus is that we should just wait the few days for the email confirmation and it’ll come? =/

    Lindsay on Jul 10, 2009

  39. would love to see it in DC!

    AC on Jul 15, 2009

  40. Really thrilled to see this – regardless of whether or not it’s free to do so. :)

    abby on Jul 17, 2009

  41. I called the theater where the free screening was supposed to take place, because I hadn’t received a confirmation email. They didn’t even know what I was talking about. I am NOT happy about this.

    Lindsay on Jul 18, 2009

  42. How long ago did you register and when’s your screening? The confirmation e-mail for my show came in over a WEEK after I originally registered and only about 2 days before the actual screening itself. I had pretty much given up. If it’s only been a few days, you could wait for it (because chances are it may come) or try registering again, with a different e-mail address. Good luck!

    Stephanie on Jul 18, 2009

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