Some movies make you cry. Some inspire you to want to change the world. Some spark your imagination with tales of galaxies far away. Then there are movies like Uncle Drew that entertain with a great story, belly-laugh worthy scenes, and familiar actors that we can’t help but cheer on to victory. Uncle Drew opens in theatres June 29th, 2018.

However, if you want to be one of the first to see some of your favourite NBA stars dazzle you on the silver screen, then enter this contest: Best Buy is giving away 80 double passes to see an advance screening of Uncle Drew.

Uncle Drew goes for a slam dunk at the cinema

When is the last time you went to the theatre for a great feel-good, fun-filled, entertaining comedy? For me it has to be over a year—perhaps much longer. Let Uncle Drew change that! The story is fresh. The faces of the actors are familiar, but in a “butcher on the bus” kind of way. I’m sure you’ve experience that feeling when you see someone (perhaps on a bus), and for a few minutes you think you know them, but don’t know from where, then suddenly it hits you: that’s the cashier you see all the time at the grocery store, or the butcher, or the mailman …. That realization makes us happy. You’ll get that over and over in Uncle Drew. Most importantly, you will laugh—forget your worries, de-stress, and enjoy!

The Pepsi commercial series about Uncle Drew came first and was a huge success. For the past 5 years the “Uncle Drew” digital episodes staring NBA star Kylie Irving, as an “O.G.,” a man over 60 years old, who teaches the young guys a thing or two about basketball, have been a fan-favourite. Taking this endearing character to the big screen was only a matter of time. Here is the official movie trailer for Uncle Drew (the originals are all available online if you want to see them):

Uncle Drew is even better with his crew

Uncle Drew, the character, is able to assemble a talented crew of teammates because Uncle Drew, the movie, has an amazingly talented cast. Joining the versatile and imaginative Kylie Irving are some of the greatest players in the history of the basketball. There is Shaquille O’Neal, a true legend of the NBA. There is also one of my personal favourites, Reggie Miller. There is also three-time WNBA MVP and four-time Olympic gold medal winner Lisa Leslie! The cast is full of top talent that basketball fans would recognize immediately on the court.

However, in a movie, disguised to look older, the cast is sure to elicit a strong feeling of familiarity (aka “butcher on the bus” feeling), adding to the effectiveness of the script. You know what’s coming, but when it happens you’ll be so caught in the story it is sure to be hilarious and a lot of fun.

Don’t miss out, enter today for your chance to win free passes to an advance screening of Uncle Drew.


Entering this contest is really easy, but you can only enter once. In a comment below this article, tell us which basketball star appearing in this film is your favourite (mine is definitely Reggie Miller!), AND tell us at which city shown below is nearest to you—we absolutely need this information to award the prizes.


At the end of this contest we will randomly select 10 winners for each cinema shown below where the advanced screening will take place, from all eligible entries. Each winner will get a double pass to see the movie during the select times as shown here:

Wed June 27th Promo Uncle Drew Scotabank Theatre 7:00 PM Toronto
Wed June 27th Promo Uncle Drew Int. Village 7:00 PM Vancouer
Wed June 27th Promo Uncle Drew Dartmouth Crossing 7:00 PM Halifax
Wed June 27th Promo Uncle Drew Scotiabank Chinook 7:00 PM Calgary
Wed June 27th Promo Uncle Drew Scotabank Edmonton 7:00 PM Edmonton
Wed June 27th Promo Uncle Drew Montreal Scotiabank 7:00 PM Montreal
Wed June 27th Promo Oncle Drew Montreal FR – Starcité 7:00 PM Montreal
Wed June 27th Promo Oncle Drew Québec – Cinéplex Ste-Foy 7:00 PM Quebec City


This contest runs from June 15th until June 21st.

Remember you can only enter once by leaving a comment on this blog. However, you should share this article with your friends and family. The prize is 2 tickets so if any of them wins, they can take you! But even if you don’t win, you can still check out Uncle Drew when it arrives in Theatres on June 29th!

Good Luck.

Win advanced screening passes to Uncle Drew Rules and Regulations


We frequently have many contests running at Best Buy so check out the “contests in progress” page for more great contests to enter.


Martin Renaud
Editor in Chief
Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on the Best Buy Blog as Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen, or adding some smart tech to his new home on Mayne Island in British Columbia.


  1. This contest is now closed. We will draw the winners soon in accordance with the rules. Return to the blog often to read great articles, learn about the latest technology, and to enter more contests. You never know when we’ll be doing another amazing giveaway!

  2. 100% Reggie Miller too. Used to love watching him drop threes all day.
    Halifax Dartmouth Crossing.

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