Tickets to Pittsburgh premiere of Tom Cruise movie 'Jack Reacher' available in email drawing

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Crank up the klieg lights. An email drawing to win tickets to the U.S. premiere of "Jack Reacher" filmed in Pittsburgh is now open.

To win a pair of seats for the 2 p.m. Dec. 15 event, which will come complete with Tom Cruise and a red carpet outside the SouthSide Works Cinema, send an email with your full name, age and home address to

That information also will be found in an advertisement in Thursday's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette where the small print stipulates, as always, that the theater could be overbooked to ensure a full house so winners need to arrive early since admission is not guaranteed.

No tickets will be sold.

No tickets will be needed to huddle outside the theater and watch arrivals -- expected to start at 11 a.m. that Saturday -- and try to win one of the prizes, including iPads, Xbox 360s, Steelers, Pirates and Penguins jerseys and tickets to the premiere.

Mr. Cruise, director-writer Christopher McQuarrie and others will join Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen about 12:30 p.m. in the square in front of the Cheesecake Factory for a ceremony with Mayor Luke Ravenstahl thanking the city.

In addition to Mr. Cruise, fellow actors Robert Duvall, Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo and Alexia Fast are expected along with novelist Lee Child, whose "One Shot" book is the basis for the movie.

The action thriller is about ex-military investigator Jack Reacher, a footloose and enigmatic loner who suspects a one-time military sniper did not kill five people, as police charge.

The movie opens nationwide Dec. 21.

In a first for Pittsburgh in recent decades, Paramount Pictures is renting all 10 screens and 1,659 seats for the premiere that will draw international outlets along with Pittsburgh area media.

In July 1994, Pittsburgh hosted the world premiere of "Angels in the Outfield" at Three Rivers Stadium.

The baseball fantasy was not filmed here but was inspired by the 1951 movie set at Forbes Field.

It attracted top Disney executives along with actors Danny Glover, Tony Danza, Milton Davis Jr., Taylor Negron and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the last of whom returned to Pittsburgh years later to film scenes for "The Dark Knight Rises."

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Barbara Vancheri: or 412-263-1632.


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