Local Superhero contest & event with “The Boy Who Loved Batman” and Silver Anniversary Movie Screening

“The Boy Who Loved Batman” – and brought the superhero back to the big screen will tell his story and feature the Silver Anniversary movie screening in Campbell River.

Batman executive producer and comic book historian Michael Uslan will share how his determination and passion for comics drove him to secure the Batman film rights and produce many successful movies. The Campbell River Creative Industries Council (CRCIC) is pleased to present Michael Uslan sharing his personal story with a question and answer session prior to the Silver Anniversary screening of the original action/thriller Batman movie (rated PG13). Following the movie Michael will be available for book signings and autographs.

See Mr. Uslan on Tuesday, February 4 at the Tidemark Theatre. Tickets are $10.50, available at the Tidemark box office or online at www.tidemarktheatre.com . Doors open at 6:15pm. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favuorite Superhero costume and there will be a prize for best dressed.

“Michael’s visit to Campbell River is a great opportunity for the community to learn the history of this blue collar boy growing up with comics and bringing Batman to the big screen”, says CRCIC’s President Shannon Baikie.

Joan Miller, INfilm Commissioner and CRCIC Director comments, “the story of “The Boy Who Loved Batman” is highly entertaining and inspiring. I had the opportunity to meet and hear Michael last fall while in South Korea and took a chance and invited him to celebrate his 25th anniversary here in Campbell River. This is a wonderful event that we are pleased to bring to Vancouver Island.”

In addition to the screening event, the CRCIC along with its community partners have organized a Local Superhero contest. Visit and ‘Like’ the “Local Superhero Contest” Facebook page for updates.

To enter the Local Superhero contest residents of all ages are encouraged to share who their Local Superhero is by:
1) Submitting a photo and short story (50 words or under)
2) Creating a comic strip or drawing with explanations
3) Or filming a 30 second video clip

Entries are to be sent to contest@rivercorp.ca Contest closes Friday, January 31, 2014 at noon.

Top submissions from each category will be posted to the Facebook page. The winning entries will be chosen by the organizing committee prior to the February 4th event. Each Superhero – themed prize package will include 2 tickets to Uslan’s presentation and the PG13 Batman screening at the Tidemark. Any contest winners 12 and under will receive an age appropriate prize package.

The CRCIC is delighted to be bringing this event to the community with support from the Campbell River Economic Development Corporation, City of Campbell River, Imagination Unlimited, INfilm, Landmark Cinemas Showcase 5, North Island College, School District 72, Telus, Tidemark Theatre, 97.3 The Eagle and 99.7 The River.

The Campbell River Creative Industries Council (CRCIC), is a not-for-profit society comprised of community organizations whose aim is to incubate and accelerate the growth of a cluster of creative industries in our community.

Contact:

Tickets Tidemark Box Office 250.287.7465 www.tidemarktheatre.com
Facebook Event Page Local Superhero Contest
Contest Submissions contest@rivercorp.ca
Campbell River Creative Industries Council 250.287.2772