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Tower Heist’ Free Prescreening

Ankur Chawla | Monday, October 31, 2011

What: “Tower Heist” prescreening

Where: Browning Cinema of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

When: Wednesday at 9:15 p.m.

How much: Free for student. Tickets are available one hour before the show at the DPAC ticket office

Universal Pictures will host a prescreening of their new movie “Tower Heist” on campus Wednesday at the Browning Cinema in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Come see what looks to be a hilarious hit starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy.

Stiller and Murphy lead the all-star cast in this action-packed comedy about working men seeking revenge on a Wall Street swindler who stiffed them. After workers at a luxury Central Park condominiumdiscover a penthouse billionaire has stolen their pensions they plot to reclaim their property. 

Queens native Josh Kovacs (Stiller) has managed one of the most luxurious and well-secured residences in New York City for more than a decade. Under his watchful eye, nothing goes undetected. In the swankiest unit atop Josh’s building, Wall Street titan Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) lives under house arrest after getting caught stealing $2 billion from his investors, including the tower staffers’ pensions he was entrusted to manage.  

To get back at Shaw, Josh’s crew turns to petty crook Slide (Murphy) to plan their “Mission Impossible” attempt to steal money they believe is hidden in Arthur’s guarded condominium. Though amateurs, these rookie thieves know the building better than anyone else. See “Tower Heist” to find out if the crew successfully “Occupies Wall Street” and pulls off the raid.

The film will be released in theaters Friday. Official tickets to the Wednesday prescreening will be handed out at DPAC an hour before the show on a first-come, first-serve basis. Come by The Observer office in the basement of South Dining Hall for free mini posters, promotional items and information about the prescreening.