Chicago Charity Premiere

Discussion in 'Chicago, IL' started by TuxDBird, Apr 25, 2005.

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  1. TuxDBird Jedi Padawan

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    Apr 22, 2005
    Anyone know what to expect at the pre-premiere party for the Chicago Charity premiere on May 12th? I won two tickets for the party and screening and am curious as to what to expect at the party. I understand that the 501st will be in attendance, but otherwise, I'm not sure what to expect.

    Tux
  2. Bobafemme FF Jedi Council Member, Chicago IL RSA Emeritus

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    I'd expect to be with rich people who do can spend that kind of cash on tickets. But what do I know, I'm too poor to go (and very C3 P0'd after CIII & the Bulls (or lack of) event).
  3. Hazmatt Jedi Master

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    Weren't there a bunch of corporate types at the C2 premiere? Their company bought a bunch of tickets as a charitable donation/write-off and gave them to their exec's families?

    But I forget.
  4. darthgoat Jedi Master

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    Sep 6, 2001
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    I was at the last one in costume.

    The costumed folks will not get to see the movie period. Forget what anyone tells you about having a shot at it. LFL expressly prohibits that.

    The crowd was local celebs like the former lead singer from Styx that the rest of the band hates and lots of local news personalities. It is a pretty stuffy crowd but they really enjoyed the folks in costume which was cool.

    It is a pretty unique experience. Almost surreal to see this sort of movie with that kind of crowd.

    Did you get tickets somehow?
  5. Dex_Luminara Jedi Knight

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    Uuuuuugghh....shivers...Dennis DeYoung

    Get me my blaster....NOW!!!!!
  6. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    To the rich corporate types that buy most of the tickets and distribute them to their employees credit...they also do give some of the tickets to the kids from the hospital. Whoever gets the tickets, it's a huge tax write-off and great publicity. Everyone wins.

    I was at the TPM charity premiere (when it was an affordable $250.00) which only covered the movie, not the party. I was told the party for the TPM was WAY better than the one at the Planetarium. Not sure how this party will be.

    I do know that the crowd sucked at the movie though. Just your average (but wealthy) movie-goers who would have showed up if it were free tickets to "Catwoman II" if it were free, and not the Star Wars fans who show up for the midnight shows. Well, a select few fans who think that it's great bragging rights. Overall, I'd say the best reason to fork over the money to see the movie or go to the party is strictly for the charity (which is a wonderful cause). But don't go into it thinking it's going to be an incredible movie-going experience (beyond how good the movie turns out to be..but it'll be that good or bad no matter when you see it). It'll be a ho-hum crowd at the movie, and mostly people who don't know the diffrence between Sidious & Palpatine.

    Bosh
    "Or tell you the sameness between Sidious & Palpatine."
  7. RexGetz Jedi Knight

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    Jun 13, 2003
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    What can i say, Hmmmmmmmmm...I can care less about hanging out in the party & the movie with people that don't know jack about the movie.
    By the way, are you sending this msg 'cuz you wanna know how we really feel about the event or to throw @ our face that you got some free tix?

    this is your 1st post & i like the original screen name.
  8. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    I am scheduled to be at the Charity Premier in costume...I guess my roll is to stand around and look very "Star Wars"....beyond that...your guess is as good as mine....

  9. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    If I had an extra 500 I`d go lol

  10. Hazmatt Jedi Master

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    If I had some ham we could have Ham & Eggs...if we had some eggs.
  11. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    I'm just a million short of being a millionaire!

    Bosh
  12. darthgoat Jedi Master

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    "I am scheduled to be at the Charity Premier in costume...I guess my roll is to stand around and look very "Star Wars"....beyond that...your guess is as good as mine...."

    That is pretty much it actually.
  13. The Lurker Force Ghost

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    Aug 19, 1999
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    hopefully those standing around looking star warsy will also be able to see the movie? when i first heard of this premiere i thought perhaps they'd give the cmh employees a shot at going - no such luck :(
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