Your chance to 'slam' Triple-H: Review his movie at library
Updated 4:03 pm, Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Fans of the WWE will likely want to get in on the action at the Fairfield Public Library next Friday, which is hosting the local premiere screening of the WWE-backed film, "The Chaperone," starring former WWE heavyweight champion Triple H.
Why is the library now in the movie business?
"It brings people in," said Sue Balla, senior circulation coordinator. "Once people come on and see what we have to offer, then they're more likely to come back."
Those planning to attend the screening of "The Chaperone" won't be mere viewers. They also will have the chance to review the flick, and their reviews may be posted on the website of Stamford-based WWE. Attendance is limited to 90 people, but the first 40 who write and submit reviews will receive a prize, according to library staff. The grand prize at next Friday's screening is an autographed poster of "The Chaperone."
Those submitting reviews also must sign a waiver available on the library's website (www.fairfieldlibrary.org) or in print at the front desk so they may be used on the WWE site.
Without disclosing too much of "The Chaperone" storyline, Triple H, whose real name is Paul Levesque, stars as ex-con Ray Bradstone, a former getaway driver determined to turn his life around and establish a relationship with his estranged daughter Sally. The PG-13 film has been described as a family-oriented action movie.
"The Chaperone" has been released in only about 10 markets in the U.S. The closest release for Fairfield residents was New York City.
"The Chaperone" is WWE Studios' first release since its initial movie, "See No Evil," distributed nearly five years ago. While that was a long time between films, WWE Studios won't be that inactive over the next year or two with several other films in the works.
The movie will be shown in the Rotary Room of the library, 1080 Old Post Road, at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 4. Snacks will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to register online at www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or by calling the reference desk at 203- 256-3160. Any questions should be e-mailed to Lauren Balla at LBalla@FPLCT.org.