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Jeepers Creepers 3 has been the subject of extreme controversy since before the first frame was filmed. The crimes of writer/director Victor Salva have cast a shadow over every aspect of this turbulent production. Despite completing the film fans have been clamoring to see for over a decade, the film is still struggling.
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We had previously promoted an advanced screening of Jeepers Creepers 3 to be held in Los Angeles on September 13th. This event sold out in a matter of days and stars from all 3 Jeepers Creepers movies were slated to attend. Fans and industry insiders from all over the world, not to mention out of state cast members, had all booked travel and hotel rooms in order to attend.
We’re just getting word that the screening on 9/13 has been canceled. Everyone who purchased tickets to the event just received the following message from Fandango:
Dear Valued Customer,
We would like to inform you that due to events beyond our control, the screening event hosted by @Moviedude18 for “Jeepers Creepers and Jeepers Creepers 3” on Wednesday September 13, 2017 will no longer take place at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause your party. We have worked with Fandango to refund your purchase directly. You should see the refund in your account within the next few days. We would like to offer you free passes. You may redeem them at the box office upon your next visit by showing this email or we can mail them to you if you provide us with your mailing address.
Again, we apologize for the inconvenience.
TCL Chinese Theatres Management
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Promoter/Organizer Kory Davis gave a news conference this afternoon to break the sad news, where he was able to elaborate on the circumstances that turned what could have been a historic event into an epic disappointment. I;d previously spoken to Davis at several steps during the planning stages, and he’s done everything humanly possible to make this event a success.
I want to make it 100% clear: This is not Davis’ fault; over the years he’s produced many successful screenings throughout Los Angeles, including an incredible double-feature of Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky last month. These truly are circumstances beyond his control. The event was legitimate and was intended to be the world premiere of Jeepers Creepers 3.
The decision to cancel was made by the TCL Chinese Theater after they received threats of protest. They were contacted by individuals who promised not only to protest the event on 9/13 but to protest out front of the theaters every day between now and then. The theater has a sterling reputation in Los Angeles, and aren’t willing to risk their name. Despite the mess and heartache this has caused among many parties involved, Davis supports the Chinese Theater’s decision completely.
Jeepers Creepers 3 will be released nationwide on 1 night only, September 26th.