COMING TO A THEATRE NEAR YOU: VIRGIN MOBILE & WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES CANADA KICK OFF NEW MEMBERS
PROGRAM!

  • Virgin Mobile Members get the chance to see the hottest movies from the hottest studio first!
  • First Up a chance to see "I Am Number Four" at exclusive advance screenings

TORONTO, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - Thanks to a new Members program with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada, now only Virgin Mobile Canada gets you into the hottest new movies before anyone else! Starting with advance screening access to I Am Number Four, the new program is gearing up to run throughout 2011 with a series of awesome perks just for Members.

The exclusive year-long program is the latest Members benefit to be offered by Virgin Mobile Canada and brings Virgin Mobile Members across Canada the chance to go to advance screenings of the latest releases. Already scheduled for 2011 are I Am Number Four, Johnny Depp's highly anticipated return as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, 3-D horror flick Fright Night and Hugh Jackman's action-drama Real Steel

"This really takes our Members program to the next level with one of our favourite companies," says Robert Blumenthal, president, Virgin Mobile Canada. "From aliens to pirates and everything in between, only Virgin Mobile can get you a seat at must-see movies before anyone else. You'll be seeing even more from Virgin Mobile and Walt Disney Studios this year as we continue to work with them to create something really exciting for Canadians."

Be Number One to See I Am Number Four!

To kick off the program, Virgin Mobile Canada is offering Members and Member wannabes alike the chance to win passes to regional pre-screenings of the new action-thriller, I Am Number Four starring Alex Pettyfer and Glee's Dianna Agron. A total of 160 lucky winners and their guests from Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Halifax will get some VIP treatment at the February 16 advance screenings in their region before the film's general release on February 18. Plus, Virgin Mobile has selected one lucky Member to be Virgin Mobile's first digital red carpet reviewer, documenting their experience at the film's movie premier in Hollywood! Follow @virginmobilecan on Twitter to get updates on who the red carpet reviewer is so you can follow them from the moment they board their Virgin America flights to LA, right up to the world premier.

For more information about how to get access to advance screenings and the chance to be a red carpet reviewer for upcoming film premiers, check out www.virginmobile.ca/lounge or check out our Facebook Contest tab at www.facebook.com/virginmobilecan.

About I Am Number Four

Three are dead. He is Number Four. D.J. Caruso ("Eagle Eye," "Disturbia") helms a suspense-thriller about an extraordinary young man, John Smith (Alex Pettyfer), who is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (Timothy Olyphant), John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events - his first love (Dianna Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny. I Am Number Four opens wide on February 18. Web and mobile site: FindNumberFour.com. Like us at Facebook.com/WaltDisneyStudiosCanada. The full trailer can also be viewed on Virgin Mobile's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/virginmobilecan.

About Virgin Mobile Canada

Virgin Mobile Canada is Canada's #1 mobile youth company delivering the hottest phones on the hottest HSPA+ network. Virgin Mobile Members also get access to must-see events, global roaming and award-winning customer service. J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Canadian Wireless Customer Satisfaction Study has awarded Virgin Mobile "Highest in Customer Satisfaction With Prepaid Wireless Service, Five Years in a Row"1 and it has ranked Virgin Mobile "Highest in Customer Satisfaction With Postpaid Wireless Service"2. 91% of customers would also recommend Virgin Mobile to a friend. 

The Virgin Mobile group of companies has attracted more than 15 million customers worldwide. Virgin Mobile phones are available at more than 4,000 locations nationally including The Source, Virgin Mobile retail locations and additional retail partners. Virgin Mobile products can also be purchased online at www.virginmobile.ca or by calling 1-888-999-2321. Get personal with Virgin Mobile Canada on Facebook at facebook.com/virginmobilecan and Twitter at twitter.com/virginmobilecan.


1 J.D. Power and Associates 2005-2009 Canadian Wireless Customer Satisfaction StudiesSM. Study based on 15,207 total responses from consumers with prepaid wireless service, measuring 5 wireless service providers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in October 2009. www.jdpower.com

2 J.D. Power and Associates 2005-2009 Canadian Wireless Customer Satisfaction StudiesSM. Study based on 15,207 total responses from consumers with postpaid wireless service, measuring 9 wireless service providers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in October 2009. www.jdpower.com

SOURCE Virgin Mobile Canada

For further information:

Kayla Rochkin, Hill & Knowlton
416-413-4767
kayla.rochkin@hillandknowlton.ca
    Erica Faltous, Virgin Mobile Canada
416-607-8412
erica.faltous@virginmobile.ca

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