The cast of NBC's "Revolution." (NBC / September 2, 2012)

Chicago sci-fi fans are eager to see NBC's new series "Revolution." So eager, in fact, they voted online in droves to win a special theatrical screening Sept. 6 at Kerasotes Showplace ICON.

Now comes the difficult part. In order to attend, fans must go to and enter a special Chicago code to be entered into the first-come, first-served lottery to get tickets. So hurry up.

"Revolution" comes from J.J. Abrams, Jon Favreau and Eric Kripke. Chicago of the future is the setting for the first episode of the adventure series the shows the world 15 years after every piece of technology--computers, planes, cars, phones and lights--has mysteriously blacked out.

RedEye's Geek to Me columnist Elliott Serrano is hosting the Chicago event. Below is the Chicago info again, and info for screenings in other cities. "Revolution" premieres on NBC at 9 p.m. CT Sept. 17. Learn more about the show on its Facebook page or at NBC's site.

All times below are local to each city.

Date/Time: 8 p.m. Sept. 6
Location: Kerasotes Showplace ICON
Address: 150 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60601

Date/Time: 7 p.m. Sept. 6
Location: Studio Movie Grill Holcomb Bridge
Address: 2880 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Alpharetta, GA 30022
Code: NBCA13Q

Date/Time: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6
Location: Boston Common
Address: 175 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111