Crime Stop to host Avengers: Infinity War premiere

Saturday, April 21, 2018

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In an effort to raise funds, Crime Stop Jamaica will host an advance preview of the much-anticipated Marvel Studios superhero film Avengers: Infinity War on Tuesday, May 1, at Carib 5 Cinema in Cross Roads, St Andrew.

“Ticket sales have been going great. Our box seat tickets are sold-out and the remaining regular seats are going fast, so those interested in purchasing them need to contact us quickly,” Pru Gentles, manager of Crime Stop, told the Jamaica Observer.

Box seat tickets were being sold for $5,000, while regular seating costs $3,500.

Avengers: Infinity War will premiere in the United States on April 27 and is expected to reach local theatres on Wednesday, May 2.

Ahead of the movie, Crime Stop will use the event to further educate the attending public on its role and functions.

“We will have a video on what Crime Stop is and does before the screening of the movie,” she said.

Created in September of 1989, the private entity is funded through donations and fund-raising activities.

“The funds are used to keep our phone lines open and operating and also for the rewards offered,” Gentles explained.

This is not the first time Crime Stop has used a popular movie to aid in raising money, having done so with other popular films such as Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and Spiderman.

Avengers: Infinity War chose us. It's ultimately a movie about good over evil which is a theme we at Crime Stop feels works with our own philosophy,” said Gentles.

Avengers: Infinity War is the 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and sees the culmination of a story that began 10 years ago with Iron Man. It has already been racking up records with ticket pre-sales surpassing the total of the past seven MCU movies. Projections have it breaking the opening weekend record of US$248 million set in December 2015 by Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

— Rory Daley

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