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sneak preview

An advance showing of something, as in It was supposed to be bad luck but she gave the bridegroom a sneak preview of her wedding gown . This expression originated in the 1930s for a single public showing of a motion picture before its general release, and in succeeding decades was transferred to other undertakings.
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DALLAS -- REDACTED, Brian De Palma's film about the Iraqi war experience has garnered praise from movie critics around the world, and now HDNet Movies viewers can catch this film at home, prior to its theatrical release, as part of HDNet Movies Sneak Preview.
We are excited to finally get it out into the marketplace and using this sneak preview promotion with Twitter to kick start the film's release, is an unprecedented way to get people into theaters and talking about the movie.
A sneak preview just in time for the holiday season will run for a week beginning today and the program will again be available for viewing from January 21 until January 27th.
and Canada to the exclusive February sneak preview screening event for JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER, three months before the movie's nationwide release.
We want to give the opportunity to everyone who bought a (2001) season pass to get a sneak preview,'' said Amy Means, a spokeswoman for the theme park.
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Attendees will also see a sneak preview of V20, our next software release, introducing a new CAD/FEA modeling environment and featuring many other improvements for increased analysis capability, flexibility and ease of use.
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Before getting a sneak preview of Brutal Planet - a techno-horror maze designed by Alice Cooper that debuted last week - Door of Hope members Crystal Salinas, 13, and Tiffany Martinez, 15, had their photos taken with actors from such films as ``Practical Magic,'' ``The Sixth Sense,'' ``Free Willy'' and ``The Little Rascals,'' and collected several autographed pictures by day's end.
Beginning Friday, September 15, exclusive sneak preview streams of the 20th Century Fox TV Emmy Award-winning hit comedy "My Name Is Earl" will run on Amazon.