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'Captain America' to premiere at Comic-Con

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Paramount Pictures has announced that Captain America: The First Avenger will open at Comic-Con (or rather, across the street from Comic-Con) this Thursday, July 21, one day before its Friday opening. The film’s first screening will be at noon at the UA Horton Plaza theater, although there will be a 10 a.m. screening for fans, many of whom will presumably be dressed in red, white, and blue (although if anyone dresses as U.S. Agent, you’re a total nerd and I love you). The studio also promises various Captain America-themed festivities throughout the day, including “USO-costumed women … standing at the American Flag Pole in the Horton Plaza passing out free tickets.” (Shades of “Living in America“!) Showtimes are available to purchase online, or at least they were when Paramount and Marvel sent out the press release, so if you’re reading this sentence it’s probably too late.

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