Brother and sister Brooke and Ben Cochran, whose parents are Cliff and Kriss Cochran of Woodstock, will be on hand to chat about movies and offer those who stop by to see them at the Carmike Riverstone 15 theaters for a chance to register for an impressive entertainment package.
The stop is part of a 29-city tour giving one lucky movie buff the chance to win the ultimate entertainment package.
The grand prize includes round-trip airfare for two to Los Angeles, Calif., a five-night stay at The Hollywood Roosevelt hotel, two passes for a back-lot tour of a movie studio, $1,000 cash, one 60-inch flat-screen television, one year’s worth of movie tickets for two and a one-year subscription to HuluPlus.
The tour will be visting in Canton from noon to 10 p.m., and the third ambassador is Jamie Samuels. Individuals who stop by will be able to enter the sweepstakes onsite, receive small prizes and learn more about Merge.
The Merge Ticket to Hollywood Sweepstakes and Tour was created to bring awareness to Windstream’s entrance into the streaming entertainment marketspace.
Merge is Windstream’s new high-speed Internet and streaming entertainment service. Merge customers can customize their entertainment experience via a high-speed Internet connection and enjoy their unique entertainment choices directly on their television.
“I am excited to be coming back to my home state and close to where I lived,” Brooke Cochran said. Brooke took the position with Windstream after spending time working with Ryan Seacrest, host and producer.
“We just want to invite everyone to come out and register for this great entertainment package,and we also love hearing about what people like about the movies,” Brooke said.
Brooke, who has parlayed her time with Seacrest into becoming an expert with the inside scoop on the movie industry, said this summer is an exciting time for movies.
She was especially excited about being in Canton for the opening of “Snow White and the Huntsman,” expected to be one of the summer’s biggest blockbusters.
“This summer is set to become one of the best movie years of all times,” Brooke said. “Already everyone is excited about ‘The Avengers.’” She said some people are seeing it four and five times.
The movie expert and brand ambassador pointed to such years as 1978 when “Grease” hit the big screen, 1980, 1982 with “E.T.” and other major films, and 1993 when “Sleepless in Seattle” pulled in moviegoers as some of the biggest years in history.
“This summer is going to be just as big, if not bigger,” she said.
According to Brooke, the scoop she is hearing is that moviegoers are pleased with the job the studios is doing these days.
“We are not talking to actors and movie critics,” she said. “We are talking with the real people and that is great. We want everyone to come by and see us this Saturday. We will have a booth in the lobby, have great prizes, want to make sure everyone has a chance to enter,” she said.
The Merge Ticket to Hollywood Sweepstakes opened May 21 and will close Aug. 31. The winner will be selected Sept. 6.
Contestants can also enter online on the Windstream Connects Facebook page where contestants will also find complete sweepstakes eligibility and guidelines.