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by Jeff Tzucker
June 13, 2012
Any1 from @PacersArea55 wanna go see Prometheus on wed night at the AMC Castleton Square 14? It's on me!— Roy Hibbert (@Hoya2aPacer) June 12, 2012
Hey My Area 55 Family. Let's meet starting @5pm tmrw Castleton AMC for Prometheus 3D. Email Joe Murphy to secure ur spot. Movie starts @ 6pm— Roy Hibbert (@Hoya2aPacer) June 12, 2012
On Wednesday night, Pacers center Roy Hibbert treated more than 50 Area 55 Season 2 fans and guests to Prometheus 3D at the AMC Castleton 14 theater. How, you might wonder, does that happen? It happened when Hibbert spontaneously decided on Monday evening to tweet the movie invite to his Area 55 Season 2 fans, paid for by Hibbert himself.
However, not long after tweeting, the number of retweets and replies hinted towards an event that could take on a life of its own. Realizing this potential, Hibbert wisely sought out a little help from Pacers staff and enrolled one of his biggest fans, Joe Murphy, to work on coordinating the group. Together they communicated with AMC to iron out the details of the event and get a firmer hold on the number of fans wanting to attend.
Before heading to the movie, Hibbert had only one request for his fans: Let's have fun, but no questions about next year or contract negotiations. With that in mind, the event went off without a hitch—well, except for maybe the fan who sat behind the 7'2" center.