San Diego: See the New Bill Murray Movie “Rock the Kasbah” for Free

Well, there’s no two ways about it — we all love Bill Murray.

And sure, you could get your Murray fix by waiting for his upcoming A Very Murray Christmas special or just hoping he’ll crash your next house party. But if you’re impatient like us, there’s a quicker way to get your fill of the legendary comedian: check out his new movie, Rock the Kasbah.

Here’s a synopsis of the film, which unfortunately has no relation to San Diego’s favorite music venue:

A has-been rock manager from Van Nuys, CA stumbles upon a once-in-a-lifetime voice in a remote Afghan cave in Rock the Kasbah, a dramatic comedy inspired by stranger-than-fiction, real-life events and directed by Oscar winner Barry Levinson.

Richie Lanz (Bill Murray), dumped and stranded in war-torn Kabul by his last remaining client (Zooey Deschanel), discovers Salima Khan (Leem Lubany), a Pashtun teenager with a beautiful voice and the courageous dream of becoming the first woman to compete on national television in Afghanistan’s version of “American Idol.” Richie partners with a savvy hooker (Kate Hudson), a pair of hard-partying war profiteers (Danny McBride and Scott Caan) and a hair-trigger mercenary (Bruce Willis) and, braving dangerous cultural prejudices, manages his new protégée into becoming the “Afghan Star.”

That’s an intriguing premise and a lot of star power. The only thing that could make Rock the Kasbah more appealing would be if you could see it for free. And, lucky for you, dearest readers, that’s where we come in.

We’re giving away 15 pairs of “run of engagement” tickets to see Rock the Kasbah. These can be redeemed at any AMC theater in San Diego while the movie is in theaters. To win, just:

1) Send an email to with the subject line “ROCK THE KASBAH GIVEAWAY”.
2) Include your name and address so we can mail you the tickets. And no, we won’t do anything else with your information.
3) Once you get your pair of tickets in the mail, you can redeem them at any AMC theater in San Diego while the movie is playing.

That’s all there is to it. First 15 entries win, and everyone else is out of luck. For those of you who aren’t quick enough on the draw, you can see Rock the Kasbah the old-fashioned way — by paying for it — when it opens in San Diego on October 23.

UPDATE: Wow, you guys are fast. All the passes have been claimed. Thanks for playing!

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