‘Harold & Kumar’ Headed on 12-City ‘Munchies’ Tour

To get a head start on the spirit of holiday giving and celebrate the Nov. 4 theatrical release of New Line Cinema’s “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas,” college students will vote for their school and the chance to have the “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” Munchies Truck Tour visit their campus.

To launch Harold and Kumar’s own version of the 12 days of Christmas, students in 12 cities will select their college/university via Twitter (using specific hashtags for their schools — details can be found at Twitter and Facebook starting Wednesday, Oct. 12. The campus with the most votes/highest volume of activity in each participating market will earn a visit from the Munchies Truck.

The Munchies truck will feature a special “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” menu and/or signature item. Students will enjoy free munchies and have the chance to get fun prizes, including advance screening passes (while supplies last). Cities and schools participating in the twelve-day tour include:

Sat., 10/22 – Los Angeles: UCLA vs. USC
Mon, 10/24- San Francisco: San Francisco State University vs. San Jose State University
Tues., 10/25 – Phoenix: Arizona St. University (Main) vs. Arizona St. University (Downtown)
Weds., 10/26 – Denver: University of Colorado Boulder vs. Colorado State University
Thurs., 10/27 – Austin: Texas A&M vs. University of Texas
Fri., 10/28 – Miami: University of Miami vs. Florida International University
Sat., 10/29 – Atlanta: Georgia Tech vs. Georgia State University
Mon., 10/31 – Columbus: Ohio State University vs. Columbus State
Tues., 11/1 – Philadelphia: University of Philadelphia vs. Drexel University
Weds., 11/2 – Baltimore: John Hopkins University vs. Towson University
Thurs., 11/3 – Boston: Emerson College vs. Boston University
Fri., 11/4 – New York City: Hofstra University vs. Columbia University

“A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” opens nationwide on Nov. 4 in 3D and 2D.

The Movie

John Cho and Kal Penn reprise their title roles in “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas,” which picks up six years following their last adventure.

After years of growing apart, Harold Lee (John Cho) and Kumar Patel (Kal Penn) have replaced each other with new friends and are preparing for their respective Yuletide celebrations. But when a mysterious package mistakenly arrives at Kumar’s door on Christmas Eve, his attempt to redirect it to Harold’s house ends with the “high grade” contents — and Harold’s father-in-law’s prize Christmas tree — going up in smoke. With his in-laws out of the house for the day, Harold decides to cover his tracks, rather than come clean. Reluctantly embarking on another ill-advised journey with Kumar through New York City, their search for the perfect replacement tree takes them through party heaven — and almost blows Christmas Eve sky high.

The third installment is the first to highlight the guys’ mishaps in 3D. The 2004 cult hit “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle” launched the franchise, followed by “Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.”

It would not be a “Harold & Kumar” film without Neil Patrick Harris, who returns along with Paula Garcés, Danneel Harris, Eddie Kaye Thomas, David Krumholtz and Bobby Lee. Joining the ensemble are Tom Lennon, Danny Trejo, Elias Koteas, Amir Blumenfeld, Patton Oswalt, Richard Riehle, Jordan Hinson, John Hoogenakker, Jake Johnson, Yasen Payankov and David Burtka.

Todd Strauss-Schulson helms, marking his major feature film directorial debut. Academy Award®-winner Greg Shapiro (“The Hurt Locker”) returns as producer and Mandate President Nathan Kahane, Nicole Brown, Richard Brener, Michael Disco, and Samuel J. Brown are executive producing. The screenplay is by Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg, who also served as co-producers, along with Kelli Konop and Jonathan McCoy.

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