PeterBerkley3The Newport Beach Film Festival is proud to present a very special summer screening of the animated classic “The Last Unicorn” at the Regency Lido Theater in Newport Beach on Wednesday, August 21 at 7:30pm. There will be a live Q&A with Author and Screenwriter Peter S. Beagle, along with a chance for autographs, photo ops and the opportunity to buy the book and other affiliated products.This is more than just a film screening, it is an event. And to that end we are encouraging fans to come attend in costume. There may even be a prize or two for those in costume so be prepared to be admired. You can find more information at NBFF The Last Unicorn tickets regarding the film, how to buy tickets, or to find directions to get you to the Lido. has secured a few pairs of tickets to give away to fans, courtesy of the Newport Beach Film Festival, details after the cut.

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Long time friend of, Peter S. Beagle is best known amongst Tolkien fans for his screenplay work on the Ralph Bakshi directed “The Lord of the Rings” animated film released in 1978. But before that he wrote The Last Unicorn, one of the most beloved Fantasy Novels ever, and which later became an Animated Film. Peter is currently doing a tour around the US screening a brand new digital print of this classic Animated Film. Featuring the voices of Mia Farrow, Jeff Bridges, Alan Arkin, Angela Landsbury, Rene Auberjenois and the incomparable Christopher Lee, and superbly animated in vibrant colors and fluid motion, this is a ‘not to be missed’ chance to see a classic story once more on the big screen and to talk to the story’s creator in person.

Peter will be in Southern California next week, with stops in LA, Orange County and San Diego along the way. He will also be a special guest on a future episode of TORn Tuesday for those of you unable to make it to one of these screenings, Cliff will post details just as soon as the date and time are confirmed. For information on the screening tour, please visit The Last Unicorn Tour page to see when and where to find this fabulous film. For all shows not yet selling online, send a reservation request to – include your name, # of tickets, a phone number, and an email address. They’ll hold seats and notify you as soon as things are a go for the screening you request. There are plans to take this tour overseas soon as well, so do stay tuned to the Last Unicorn Tour page for more details. To read a delightful article about The Last Unicorn and the screening tour, please see Amy Gentry’s story in the Austin Chronicle.

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Here’s how you can win a pair of tickets to see The Last Unicorn on Wednesday, August 21.

There are 4 pairs of tickets available, 2 through Facebook and 2 through Twitter, so you could end up with two entries if you use both social networks.

Facebook contest

  1. Like the Newport Beach Film Festival Facebook page
  2. Click through to the Event page for The Last Unicorn
  3. RSVP for the screening event
  4. Leave a note about The Last Unicorn (ex. When did you first read the book? How many times have you seen the film? Or just say you want to see the movie.)

Twitter contest

  1. Follow the NBFF Twitter page
  2. Tweet that you want to see The Last Unicorn to @NBFF and use #NBFFTLU

The contest will run through Tuesday evening at 7pm, and winners will be contacted through either Facebook or Twitter. Please respond as soon as you are able with your name and that of your companion so that the Newport Beach Film Festival can put you on the ‘Will Call’ list.

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