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It’s another free-movie-pass bonanza

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Lucasfilm

The Charlotte Observer is giving away movie passes. Read on for details.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams (“Star Trek,” “Super 8”) join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as “Star Wars” returns to the big screen. Starring Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. Rated PG-13. Opens Dec. 18.

WIN TICKETS: To enter a drawing for one of 10 pairs of tickets to an opening-night showing – at 7:40 p.m. Thursday at Regal Stonecrest – email CLT@charlotteobserver.com with “Star Wars” in the subject line and your name, age and phone number in the body PLUS 100 words or less explaining why you deserve this prize.

Bonus: Five of those winners will also receive a “Star Wars” prize pack containing a branded tote bag, T-shirt, coffee tumbler, silicon card sleeve for a cellphone, two highlighters, two pens, two bottle openers and two nail files.

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

‘Daddy’s Home’

A mild-mannered radio executive (Will Ferrell) strives to become the best stepdad to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading real father (Mark Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids. Rated PG-13. Opens Dec. 25.

WIN PASSES: To enter a drawing for one of 20 family four-packs of passes for the promo screening (3 p.m. Sunday in south Charlotte), email CLT@charlotteobserver.com with “Daddy’s Home” in the subject line and your name, age and phone number in the body. Deadline: 3 p.m. Friday.

‘Sisters’

Two sisters (Amy Poehler and Tina Fey) decide to throw one last house party before their parents sell their family home. Rated R. Opens Dec. 18.

GET PASSES: Eighty admit-two passes for the promo screening (7 p.m. Tuesday in south Charlotte) will be distributed in the main lobby of the Observer, 600 S. Tryon St., starting at 8 a.m. Friday. Limit one pass per person, while supplies last.

‘The Big Short’

Four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predicted the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s decide to take on the big banks for their lack of foresight and greed. Starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling. Rated R. Opens Dec. 23.

WIN PASSES: To enter a drawing for one of 20 pairs of passes for the promo screening (7 p.m. Wednesday in south Charlotte), email CLT@charlotteobserver.com with “The Big Short” in the subject line and your name, age and phone number in the body. Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

‘Point Break’

A young FBI agent (Luke Bracey) infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes (led by Édgar Ramírez) he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. “Point Break” is inspired by the classic 1991 hit.

WIN PASSES: To enter a drawing for one of 100 pairs of passes for the promo screening (7:30 p.m. Wednesday in south Charlotte), email CLT@charlotteobserver.com with “Point Break” in the subject line and your name, age and phone number in the body. Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

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