Hi thought I might try to start a thread on movies in general that could help all us HA Star Wars fans stay in touch.....no matter where we are Visiting the Bloomington area and hanging out with Star Wars fans, helped make the following special viewing possible. It is SPOILER FREE..........so, to learn more details, if you like please feel free to send me a pm. Ed ___________________SERENITY_____________________ 06-23-05___Indianapolis, Indiana The theatre was near I69 and 96-th street. $10.00 ticket cost (thank goodness for/and to fan/friends everywhere on this as many were on ebay for 5 times this cost and more) ..........and there were fans there from Florida, so imagine there costs. and, without these boards and Star Wars fans who follow many many things, I would have never even been interested in this in the first place. Thus, I have never seen Firefly and really knew very little about this story and fan base. The film was work in progress and a Josh Whedon (filmed) 5-minute presentation, prepared the audience for this. We were introduced to someone from Universal, who then told us that this was a "secure" print, and that they would start exactly on time due to union rules for the projectionist, and that we had better visit the concession stand. We were then introduced to a "security" (plan cloths) agent and warned about the high cost and jail time that was associated with trying to pirate any part of the film, oh, did I mention that two guys were at the entrance searching all bags and other suspicious objects. Later during the film, I noticed that this guy was wandering around the perimeter with some kind of high tech/ infrared light beamed scope. He was very carefully checking out the audience. Made me think of Luke?s macro-binoculars. We were then told that no stars could make it to this performance, unlike others throughout the country. Since it was Josh Whedon's birthday, 06-23-1964 several fans had a large birthday card in the lobby for us to sign, and led the audience (just before the film) in singing Happy Birthday. We were told that this was a nationwide activity for where ever their was a sneak preview showing on this day.. Then we just sat talking when the entire audience roared to their feet in a standing ovation, no, the film had yet to start, but it turns out the the Universal rep had deliberately mis-lead us as one of the Stars of the TV show/film was now in front of us. It was Ron Glass, (I remember him from the TV show, Barney Miller), who's character is ...Shepherd Meria Book He would stick around and visit with us for about 30 minutes after the show, but did not sign anything. oh........ The movie itself.............I think most of you are really gonna like it, for me, this showing was missing a full musical score, (there were no end credits at all) and also some sound effects. There was also an exit poll, but not the full audience analysis forms that I thought might be part of this event. Everyone in attendance got some free promo materials concerning the film (a flyer and a tri-fold, each page letter sized, and a keychain) which basically say, "In Theatres September 30, 2005 and www.cantstopthesignal.com ?which if you are a ?Browncoat?, you know what this means.