‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ will be opening this Friday in theaters. But if you are attending the San Diego Comic-Con you will be able to see it on Thursday, July 21 before it opens anywhere else in the world.

Beginning at noon PST on Thursday, July 21st, 1-day ahead of its US opening, the movie will play exclusively at the UA Horton Plaza with Captain America-themed festivities happening throughout the day. To help kick-off the day, Paramount and Marvel will host an exclusive free fan screening at 10 A.M. with the movie’s star Chris Evans on-hand to introduce the screening.

In addition to being among the first to see the movie, all ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ ticketholders will receive RealD 3D Collector’s Custom red, white and blue ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ glasses and a limited edition poster designed exclusively for the fans.

Also a grand prize package of ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ merchandise and other Marvel items will be given away to a select audience member at each screening. USO-costumed women will be standing at the American Flag Pole in the Horton Plaza passing out free tickets every hour beginning at 11:00 A.M. to the first 10 people who come dressed as Captain America.

Show times for ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ are 12:00 P.M., 12:45 P.M., 2:45 P.M., 3:30 P.M., 5:30 P.M., 6:15 P.M., 8:15 P.M., 9:00 P.M., 11:00  P.M. and 11:45 P.M. Tickets for Thursday’s shows are available for purchase at tickets.

Directed by Joe Johnston (‘The Rocketeer’, ‘The Wolfman’), ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers, played by Chris Evans (‘The Losers’), volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.  As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes, plyaed by Sebastian Stan (‘Black Swan’, ‘Kings’), and Peggy  Carter, played by Hayley Atwell (‘The Prisoner’), to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull, played by Hugo Weaving (‘The Matrix’).

For more info: http://www.marvel.com/