Giving back to those you mocked! If there’s one thing Kevin Smith is good at, it’s owning up to his past and makings amends (we’ll see how that goes with distributors for his next film). This time around he’s got to say sorry to the NYPD for his portrayal of them in his last film Cop Out. Smith announced today that he will be giving the New York Police Department tickets to attend the first date of his national Red State Tour at Radio City Music Hall on March 5, 2011.

Smith is calling it a “free date night for the city’s finest,” I’m not sure how Police Officers will respond to a date offer from Smith especially in a film about “Three boys go into the woods to find sex. Instead, they find God” BUT the tickets for the Radio City Music Hall screening of the film are one hot ticket, so hopefully they’ll take him up on it. It would be quite funny if they all took the block of tickets reserved for them and their significant others and eBayed them.

Smith said, “I can’t think of a better way to say ‘I’m Sorry’ for Cop Out than to give tickets to the New York Police Department.” He also added that if they attend, “It will be the safest premiere on the planet.”

The Red State Tour kicks off in New York City on March 5, 2011 before visiting 16 cities around the country. The tour features a screening of Red State starring Michael Parks, John Goodman and Melissa Leo, and of course will be followed by a live appearance from Kevin Smith where he will discuss the film — prepare to settle in for a while.

Tickets are available to the general public now via Ticketmaster. For a full list of tour dates, visit

Watch the videos from the Red State premiere at Sundance and read our review now.

Who thinks that the cops will take him up on his offer?