In less than a month, we’ll finally get to see Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, and our other favorite Gladers on the big screen once more as they trade the treacherous Maze for the dangers of the Scorch. But before Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials hits theaters, we’re going back to where it all began – and this time, you have the chance to bring a new friend along for the ride.
Tonight’s #GreenieScreening Twitter Viewing Party of The Maze Runner is the perfect opportunity to introduce a friend or family member who hasn’t seen the film (i.e. your Greenie) to the amazing world of the Maze. Even better, stars Dylan O’Brien, Dexter Darden, and Alex Flores and Director Wes Ball will be live-tweeting right along with fans. In honor of the occasion, we’ve put together your ultimate guide to getting ready for tonight’s #GreenieScreening – including how you can join in, what to wear, a fun party game you won’t want to miss out on, and more!
How to Participate
Tonight at 6pm PT / 9pm ET, join the special Twitter viewing event with Dylan O’Brien (@dylanobrien), Dexter Darden (@DexterDarden), Alex Flores (@Alex_Flores1) and Director Wes Ball (@wesball) as they live-Tweet a #GreenieScreening of The Maze Runner ahead of the debut of MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS, in theaters September 18th. So all you Gladers grab a Greenie, join Dylan and friends, and watch THE MAZE RUNNER together! During the Twitter Viewing Party, the cast & filmmakers will be live-tweeting and interacting with fans using #GreenieScreening.
- Stream The Maze Runner on HBO NOW or watch on HBO2 – http://itsh.bo/hbonow
- Get it on ITUNES – fox.co/MazeRunneriTunes
Step 1: Grab Your Greenie
It wouldn’t be much of a #GreenieScreening without a Greenie, would it? If any of your friends have not yet been initiated into the wonderful world of The Maze Runner, now is the perfect time to invite them over for movie night. After all, who could say no to such a captivating story, thrilling stunts, and a talented cast led by Dylan O’Brien?
If your friends are otherwise occupied,
sacrifice them to the Grievers suggest a family movie night instead. It’s always fun to get your parents and siblings on-board with your obsessions, so they’ll actually know what you are talking about (maybe no more calling your siblings “shanks,” though) and you can fangirl with people in your own home. Going the family route also allows you to use fun hashtags like #GladerFamily, #GladerDad, or even #GladerCat. Yes, we may be bringing our cat as our Greenie. No, we’re not sorry.
Step 2: Dress for the Occasion
Once you have secured your Greenie, it’s time to get properly dressed for the occasion. Of course, loungewear is perfectly acceptable for movie night – especially if it happens to feature a phrase such as “Run Like Dylan O’Brien is Waiting for You at the Finish Line.” Let’s be real, there are pretty much only two scenarios in which wearing this amazing shirt (which we maybe own) truly makes sense: at the gym, and while watching The Maze Runner. Only one of those situations involves popcorn. You do the math.
If you’d like to go the low-key cosplay route, you can pull on a WCKD-approved henley (preferably in blue or white) and cargo pants for an ensemble straight out of the Glade. Improvise a harness like the Runners’ with a leather belt or two. Just remember: while running shoes are optional, “Runnie-undies” are definitely required.
Step 3: Set Out Snacks
So you’ve invited your Greenie and picked the perfect party outfit. Next comes possibly the most important selection for the #GreenieScreening: snacks. If you’re asking us, we say leave the fancy stuff to Frypan. The post-apocalyptic setting of The Maze Runner gives you a golden opportunity to keep things simple – and stay on-trend! – with survival-themed foods. Think granola bars, trail mix, pretzels… Maybe even astronaut ice cream if you’re really feeling adventurous. Of course, movie favorites like popcorn, candy, and soda are also musts. What do you mean those aren’t on the WCKD-approved shopping list?
Step 4: Prepare for the Ultimate Party Game
Now that you’re pretty much ready to party, it’s time for the really fun part. Check out this amazing game from Fox that you can play along with during the screening!
Step 5: Get Ready to Run
Now you’re ready to throw the ultimate viewing party for tonight’s #GreenieScreening! Queue up your copy of The Maze Runner, make sure that you and your Greenie are comfortable, and do a few quick thumb exercises so you’re prepared to live-tweet along with Dylan, Dexter, Alex, and Wes! The fun starts TONIGHT at 6pm PT / 9pm ET on Twitter with #GreenieScreening.
About Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials hits theaters September 18.