Do you love HBO’s “Girls” enough to go see it in a theater? Well, you’re going to get an opportunity to do just that courtesy of some new screenings that the network is going to be hosting for diehard fans around the country in early January. Entitled “Girls Night Out,” the obvious plan with these is to have people talking, tweeting, and proclaiming from the hipster rooftops that the show is just as great as it has always been. (Personally, we found season 2 vastly superior to the first, but we recognize that we are in the minority here.)
These screenings are basically going to include a stream of the red carpet premiere featuring the stars of the show in New York City, personalized messages from star / creator / writer in Lena Dunham, and also the first two episodes of the season, which will air for everyone else not in attendance on Sunday, January 12. So in return for your trip out and your cash, you get a six-day jump on the rest of America to talk about a very good show.
Some of the cities that are participating in this event include Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. San Francisco will be on a slight delay to accommodate people actually getting home from work / whatever else that they could be doing.
All in all, it’s a smart idea for the show if they can actually get the audience to come out and pay money to see something that they are going to get at home a few days later. It allows HBO to feel more and more cinematic, and to turn the launch of their show into an event. “Girls” is not some sort of TV ratings monster, but it does have devoted fans who care a lot about the show, and would follow it almost anywhere.
If you want to check out a few more seconds of the new season a little bit early, HBO included them in their latest promo for the 2014 lineup. You can see that here, and we will have even more scoop to share very soon.