Paranormal Activity 3: Tweet to decide who sees it first!

Do you have a Twitter account, love horror movies, and and want to be one of the first people worldwide to have a chance to see Paranormal Activity 3? Well, then you're in luck, because Paramount Pictures has launched their first-ever global "Twee to See it First" contests to kick off the eagerly-awaited 3rd installment of the thriller franchise.

The movie will premiere in 20 cities worldwide on October 18th, 3 days before Paranormal Activity 3 his screens in the rest of the world. More information can be found in the below press release from Paramount Pictures.

HOLLYWOOD, CA (September 28, 2011) -- In an unprecedented move, Paramount Pictures will debut PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 exclusively in cities where the most fans "Tweet To See It First". This first ever of its kind campaign launched today at 8:00 a.m. PDT and is open to fans worldwide. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 will premiere on October 18th in the top 20 cities with the most tweets, 3 days before the film's global release.

"The support of this franchise from the online community is phenomenal. We again look to reward them for that support by offering them the chance to see it first, this time expanding our reach globally," said Rob Moore, Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures.

To vote, fans can go to and select their city from a global map, which will also serve as the point of entry to create a tweet with a special set of hash tags that link directly to twitter. Once a tweet posts, it counts as a vote. A leader board will show the top 20 global markets in real-time.

The "Tweet To See It First" competition is available to audiences worldwide and ends at 11:59 p.m. PDT on Thursday, October 13th. The top 20 cities will be announced on Friday, October 14th.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 is produced by Jason Blum, Oren Peli and Steven Schneider and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman from a screenplay by Christopher Landon. Follow PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 on Twitter at for audience reactions and important announcements.

Currently Vancouver -- one of's home bases -- is sitting #6 on the list, while another big city for us, Toronto, is right on the edge at #20, so keep the votes coming in those places. Other cities with frequent visitors, such as NYC, Chicago, and L.A. are right in there -- but frankly, they get to see movies first way more than most of us. So instead, we encourage visitors in smaller but still very cool cities -- Portland (64th), Austin (18th), Calgary (57th), Madison (125th), and our home base of Winnipeg (78th) -- to get those numbers way up.

And of course, enter for a chance to win tickets to an advance screening of Paranormal Activity 3 in cities across Canada right here on!

Tags: Paranormal Activity 3, Twitter, social media, Paramount Pictures

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Mark McLeod has always loved film. In addition to his roles with, Mark also works on many film promotion projects in Vancouver, BC, through his company, Mark McLeod PR.

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