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Go big or go extinct.

Buffalo.com wants you to be the first to see the new modern-day monster movie “Pacific Rim,” officially hitting theaters on July 12.

Today through Friday, we are giving away 20 pairs of advanced screening passes to catch the film at 7 p.m. on Tuesday (July 9) at the Regal Walden Galleria.

Here’s a synopsis from the film:

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

For your chance to win, comment below telling us your favorite monster movie and why—and you know there’s been some good ones.

From the comments, we will randomly select 20 winners to receive a pair of passes to the advanced screening. Winners will be announced on Friday afternoon (July 5) at 3 p.m.  All comments must be submitted before 3 p.m. on Friday to be entered to win.

PLEASE NOTE: These are advanced passes and do not guarantee a seat for the screening. Seating for this film is first come, first serve so please plan on arriving early if you attend. The theater is overbooked to ensure a full house.

Winners must be able to pick up their passes from the Buffalo News Office (One News Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14240) at the corner of Scott St. and Washington St. in downtown Buffalo before 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9. Good luck everyone who enters!

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  1. Marina Shapiro July 04, 2013 @ 12:49pm

    would love to go :)

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  2. Marina Shapiro July 04, 2013 @ 12:51pm

    never mind sorry going to be out of town!

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  3. Andrew Huff July 04, 2013 @ 1:28pm

    Godzilla vs Megalon - The Original and Classic movie of Robots and Big Monsters!!!

  4. Ken Hay July 04, 2013 @ 1:38pm

    Well in the spirit of Pacific Rim I will go with Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla.  Was a VHS I picked out of a bargain bin when I was 12 and watched over and over again!  Loved it for the epic battle scenes and the hilarious English dubbing. 
    All-time favorite though would be John Carpenter’s The Thing,  Kurt Russell with a blow torch, nuff said!

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  5. Paul Westover July 04, 2013 @ 2:36pm

    Original King Kong (1933) is always a fave (as the oversized monsters go).

  6. Nick Nitronic July 04, 2013 @ 8:36pm

    Tremors. Because it stars the greatest actor to ever grace the silver screen, Kevin Bacon.

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  7. Melissa Curtis July 04, 2013 @ 9:54pm

    Godzilla (1998) with Matthew Broderick, felt so bad for Godzilla at the end

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  8. Diane Riedel July 04, 2013 @ 9:55pm

    Young Frankenstein- the remake, got to love a monster in black tie dancing! Love that movie! The original is a classic…the remake makes me laugh the whole way through it! :)

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  9. Kevin Ieong July 04, 2013 @ 10:25pm

    Monsters University was a great movie! And I can’t wait to watch Pacific Rim!

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  10. Valerie Rybinski July 04, 2013 @ 10:34pm

    my favorite monster movie is the original terminator! can’t wait to see this movie!!

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  11. Paul Pietrzak July 04, 2013 @ 10:39pm

    Since I am a HUGE horror movie fan and dying to see Pacific Rim, my monster movie choice would be Alligator which was a hilarious but still extremely gory take on the classic movie JAWS.

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  12. Sherri Lynn Gebo-Valenti July 04, 2013 @ 10:59pm

    I would have to say Gremlins. Those cute furry creatures kept me on the edge of my seat with a dose of humor as well.

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  13. John Sloma July 04, 2013 @ 11:33pm

    Gremlins. First movie I saw as a young child that gave me nightmares. Since my older sister set me up and told me to watch it with her…

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  14. Vudu Johnson July 05, 2013 @ 12:05am

    John Carpenter’s The Thing.  It can be anything or anyone and it had the best special effect (chest cavity just collapsing in).

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  15. TheTick July 05, 2013 @ 12:26am

    Gotta go with Gamera, and this is why:


    Gamera is a friend to children!

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  16. Edna Serrano July 05, 2013 @ 1:21am

    Well there were sure several scaring movies.  One of my really scaring movies was an old black and white, I think I was about 10 .. a gorilla went around town killing women who received a charm bracelet from a man. Could not find any info about the movie.  So my next pick is Archophobia: spiders were nasty and creepy. I had an experience with a spider; it had crawled inside my night gown …. I pinched my gown where I felt it and literally crawled out of it. I did not want to even look at it but I did and it was the size of a dime. I felt chills of all kinds.

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  17. Jay in Buffalo July 05, 2013 @ 9:25am

    The original Aliens movie….small group of space explorers and one big alien….When the alien burst out of the guys chest…classic!

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  18. tinajevon wynn July 05, 2013 @ 10:08am

    My favorite is Fiday the 13th..That was the only movie that had me scared to go to sleep after watching this movie..

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  19. Jason Meadows July 05, 2013 @ 12:36pm

    Gremlins, it was exciting, slightly scary, but best of all they started out cute.

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  20. Adrienne Smith July 05, 2013 @ 12:40pm

    Tremors. What’s scarier than huge man eating worms that can jump out of the ground and eat you from everywhere?

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