Hundreds dress up as clowns for special screening of IT

CBS Austin

Hundreds of people came out dressed as clowns to attend a special screening of the new Stephen King movie IT Saturday night.

Attendees showed up to Alamo Drafthouse locations for pre-screening party.

This is the first big-screen adaptation for the story. The iconic clown Pennywise, played by Tim Curry in the 1990 TV series, is portrayed by Bill Skarsgard in this updated version.

The film opened Friday.

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