Thursday, November 1, 2018

Eminem bought out a metro Detroit movie theater for 'Bodied' fan screenings

Posted By on Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 4:23 PM

  • Screengrab from YouTube.

"You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow" — because this shit is first come, first served.

Eminem took to social media Thursday afternoon to announce he has bought out AMC Forum 30 in Sterling Heights on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 for 6:40 p.m. screenings of Bodied — a rap-battle satire produced by none other than Slim Shady himself.

"Come through and get #BODIED! I bought out the theater so tickets on me," Em's twitter post reads. He reminds that the free screenings are first come, first served and that tickets are limited to one per person. By looking at the theater's schedule, however, the entire theater was not "bought" out. The 6:40 p.m. screenings of Bodied are listed as sold out, but other films scheduled to be screened during that block are not impacted. So, yes. Eminem did rent out a movie theater, just not the whole theater. Meaning, your chances of getting in are slim to slim shady.

Directed by music video creative (and frequent Em collaborator) Joseph Kahn, Bodied follows college student Calum Worthy as he gets sucked into the world of battle rap while researching for his thesis. Based on the trailer, Em's influence runs deep as the film takes on racial sensitivity within the sphere of cultural appropriation with, of course, a rags-to-rap story seemingly full of mic-dropping battle moments.

Watch the trailer below.

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