I don’t know how legit this is, but a Twitter colleague of Awards Daily‘s Ryan Adams has forwarded an online announcement that Steven Spielberg‘s War Horse will play in six hinterland theaters tonight and tomorrow night.

We’re talking about possible showings thsi evening in Bellevue, Washington, Leawood, Kansas and Cleveland Heights, Ohio. And tomorrow night (Wednesday, 11.2) in Beaverton, Oregon, Bethesda, Maryland and Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.

There’s another screening on 11.10 in Olathe, Kansas, according to the info.

if this turns out to be real and any HE readers happen to attend tonight or tomorrow, I’d love to hear reactions. Not to post anything (no point in jumping the gun) but just to hear what people are saying.

So what’s this about, if true? Bypassing big-city journos in favor showing a new film to Average Joes could indicate that the film in question might be facing an uphill situation with bloggers and critics…maybe. Then again Jason Reitman‘s Young Adult, which has a rep of perhaps being a less emotionally engaging film than Reitman’s Juno or Up In The Air, has been shown to heartland types also. I’ve heard that War Horse may not screen for another month to the LA-NY crowd.