DFW, TX Cinemark Tinsletown DFWFF FORT WORTH Line!

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  1. cable1996 Jedi Master

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    The Telvista contigent (The company I work for) will be showing up at about 9:30, with me following at about 11, sorry have to work.
  2. Grand Moff Joker Jedi Master

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    Now that the line is over and we've all seen Episode II a time or two (it's MUCH better after a second viewing!), I thought I'd post a bit of a wrap-up in this thread.

    First off, a million thanks to Nikohlas and Darth Glymmer for everything they did to make the Grapevine Tinsletown line a success. Both had put in countless hours planning, organizing, and working out the logistics of the line literally for weeks before we actually showed up at the theater. Without all the time, money, effort, and hard work they put into this event, the line couldn't have happened at all. Thank you very much, guys.

    Second, many thanks to JangoFettClone and Admiral Drake for putting in a lot of time in line at the theater during the days leading up to the premiere. You guys were a great help in holding down the fort and keeping things entertaining during the long wait. It was great meeting both of you, and I hope we can continue to get together, hang out, and do stuff in the future.... something other than countless hours of Unreal Tournament and Solitaire and someplace other than a concrete sidewalk. LOL!

    Third, thanks to Tom Ward and David Prowse for helping turn the premiere night into quite an event! Mr. Prowse's visits to the line on Monday and Wednesday were a great surprise, and everybody really enjoyed having him there.

    Thanks to Super Collector, aka Geoffrey Carlton, for his long hours of patrol in the sun in his Stormtrooper costume and then later as a Jedi Knight... and to his wife who appeared as a Jawa that was one of the best costumes we saw!

    Thanks to Art Dixon for also serving as Stormtrooper security and for bringing by all his awesome Star Wars collectibles including the life-size Yoda and incredible X-Wing model. It was great meeting and talking with you, and we hope you'll become an active member in the DFWFanForce!

    Thanks to Joey Barr and Gene Dawson for camping with us on Tuesday night, supplying the PlayStation and games, and for helping defend against the "tight" Spiderman freaks! LOL!

    Thanks to Josh Shaffer and M.L. Gray of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for visiting us in line and granting us a front page story and photo!

    Thanks to Paul Folger of television station WB33 for coming out to the line, doing interviews, and giving us some great publicity!

    Finally, thank you to everybody else we met in line who made the whole experience so fun and worthwhile. Thank you to the two fans who won the bid for the Jorg Sacul Celebration II figure auctions, and for everybody else who made donations to My Guardian Angel. It was great meeting you all. I hope many of you will become active members of the FanForce.

    That's all for now. I'll begin the process of gradually posting pictures from the Tinsletown line soon here in this thread, so keep checking back!
  3. Grand Moff Joker Jedi Master

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    As promised, here's the first set of pictures from the Cinemark Grapevine Tinsletown line. Click on any picture in the thread to see the bigger version.

    Here's our line Command Center while we were setting up on Saturday, May 11th around 9:30AM.

    Once we were done setting up, we had a really good base of operations and home away from home. At this point, there was only five days remaining until Episode 2.

    Darth Glymmer holds down the fort.

    Great pizza from Tinsletown filled a lot of meals for Nikohlas and Grand Moff Joker while in line.

    Nikohlas watches as Admiral Drake lounges around (and swipes more of our food! LOL!) after joining the line.

    Darth Scully joins the group for awhile on Saturday night.

    A crowd gathers to watch A New Hope...

    ...And stays to watch The Empire Strikes Back.

    After a long first day, Grand Moff Joker changes the countdown sign at midnight to let everyone know there's just four days remaining to Episode 2.

    That's all for now. More pics to come!
  4. Leia800 Jedi Youngling

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    Good pics Moff! That's so nice of you guys to let that "special" girl watch your computers. LOL Just kidding, Glym! Anyways, that was so much fun...I just wish I couldve spent more time out there with you guys! Maybe for Episode 3 I'll get to!
  5. Darth_Glymmer Jedi Knight

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    Just wanted to let you guys know that you can see my pictures from the Celebration by going to the following link:


    I have a ton more but I didn't have any more patience to upload any more! Anyway, enjoy!!
  6. old-master Jedi Youngling

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    Thanks to all for the wonderful time! Happy memories for the next three years! Thanks to all in the line would gave money and to the core of the Ft. Worth FF...you made this happen.
  7. Grand Moff Joker Jedi Master

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    A few more pictures of the Fort Worth line! In order to keep this page from taking so long to load for those of you still on dial-up, I'm going to just type descriptions with links to the photos rather than pictures embedded within this thread itself.

    [link=http://home.earthlink.net/~mtwjoker/line/10.JPG]Grand Moff Joker and Darth Glymmer pass the time on Sunday with another game of Unreal Tournament.[/link]

    [link=http://home.earthlink.net/~mtwjoker/line/11.JPG]After being forced to evacuate (in our moment of triumph!) on Sunday night due to strong storms and flooding, the line is started again on Monday morning, with just three days remaining until Episode 2.[/link]

    [link=http://home.earthlink.net/~mtwjoker/line/12.JPG]BIG surprise of the day when Dave Prowse - Darth Vader - visits us in line.[/link]

    [link=http://home.earthlink.net/~mtwjoker/line/13.JPG]Dave Prowse was glad to stick around for pictures, especially with Darth Glymmer.[/link]

    [link=http://home.earthlink.net/~mtwjoker/line/14.JPG]JangoFettClone, Nikohlas, and Darth Glymmer pass more time in line.[/link]

    [link=http://home.earthlink.net/~mtwjoker/line/15.JPG]Sitting in line was waaaay better than sitting in an office all day![/link]

    [link=http://home.earthlink.net/~mtwjoker/line/16.JPG]Fellow fans Gene Dawson and Joey Barr join the line on Tuesday afternoon.[/link]

    [link=http://home.earthlink.net/~mtwjoker/line/17.JPG]Everybody gathers around for some PlayStation action to pass away the final hours of Tuesday.[/link]

    Pictures from the final day of the line coming soon!
  8. Darth_Glymmer Jedi Knight

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  9. Admiral_Drake Jedi Youngling

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    jeez seems like forever since i last saw you guys

    sorry it took so long but my phone got tunred off

    i just want to say that was the greatest experince in my life
    i want to thank

    GMJ-his constent cheerines made me laugh and just hanging with him rocked

    DARTH NICKOLIS(did i speel it right?)
    Tunting him with spolirs brought me great joy untill he thearted to hit me with a big stick LOL

    JANGO FETT CLONE- wow one of the greatest guys i know....but i stil kicked your ass at poker haahahhahah

    DARTH GLYMMER- wow a girl acculy being nice to me....naw just kiding also a great person
    and i kicked you ass at poker too untill DARTH NICKOLIS started dealing hmmmm

    this guy would have had me ROTFLOL if i hadn't been so anixis to get into the theater

    It was a great time all around and one i will not forget thanks guys for all the good times
    When Esp 3 comes out i'll be there all week
    so bring enough food next time ok GMJ J/K

    hey didn't i tell you to post pics of me so i can show them to my school princpal and explain to him just what i ment by Darth Fever ;)
  10. Grand Moff Joker Jedi Master

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    And now for the final set of pictures from the Fort Worth line:

    [link=http://home.earthlink.net/~mtwjoker/line/18.JPG]Morning sun with 15 hours left until the premiere.[/link]

    [link=http://home.earthlink.net/~mtwjoker/line/19.JPG]Nikohlas catches up on some reading with just 13 hours left until the premiere.[/link]

    [link=http://home.earthlink.net/~mtwjoker/line/20.JPG]The line grows with 11 hours remaining.[/link]

    [link=http://home.earthlink.net/~mtwjoker/line/21.JPG]Fellow fan Art Dixon brought by his lifesize Yoda to put on display for the line for a few hours.[/link]

    [link=http://home.earthlink.net/~mtwjoker/line/22.JPG]Dave Prowse returns to the Fort Worth line and is interviewed by WB33's Paul Folger.[/link]

    [link=http://home.earthlink.net/~mtwjoker/line/23.JPG]The interview continues, as fans look on.[/link]

    [link=http://home.earthlink.net/~mtwjoker/line/24.JPG]Dave Prowse signs an autograph for Admiral Drake...[/link]

    [link=http://home.earthlink.net/~mtwjoker/line/25.JPG]...and poses for a photograph with JangoFettClone...[/link]

    [link=http://home.earthlink.net/~mtwjoker/line/26.JPG]...and signs the first page of our line's guestbook for Nikohlas.[/link]

    [link=http://home.earthlink.net/~mtwjoker/line/27.JPG]The line continues to grow, as Super Collector watches the crowd from within his Stormtrooper armor.[/link]

    [link=http://home.earthlink.net/~mtwjoker/line/28.JPG]Eight hours remaining until the premiere.[/link]

    [link=http://home.earthlink.net/~mtwjoker/line/29.JPG]Art Dixon replaces Yoda with this awesome limited-edition model X-Wing.[/link]

    [link=http://home.earthlink.net/~mtwjoker/line/30.JPG]In the late afternoon sun, the line turns the corner around the building. By 11PM, the line stretched all the way around the entire theater.[/link]

    Well, that's all from me. Thanks again to everyone who was involved with the Fort Worth line at the Grapevine Tinsletown and who helped make the entire experience so much fun!
  11. JangoFettClone Jedi Padawan

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    Sorry just had to up it.
  12. ThreepMe Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 6, 2002
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    I was in that line!!! I was under the set of stairs. In fact, that was where I heard aboot this group.
  13. Darth_Glymmer Jedi Knight

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    Hey! Welcome ThreepMe! Glad you decided to join!
  14. ThreepMe Jedi Youngling

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    Thanks! I should be at Gameworks this Saturday to visit with everyone.

    I'm looking forward to being a member of the DFW Fan Force.

    The whole time I've had my Star Wars obsession I was but a lone Sith. I had one friend who was just as obsessed, but he lived in Phoenix. But now I have an outlet of many, many people just as if not more obsessed aboot Star Wars as I am.

    As geeky as it is, I'm actually excited.

    Once again, thanks for the welcome.
  15. JangoFettClone Jedi Padawan

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    I'd come by and meet all of you however I have family coming to town tomorrow and i'll be busy entertaining them myself. Maybe next time.
  16. Admiral_Drake Jedi Youngling

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    Heh Jango mate i don't think you could find my house
    way way way out int the back woods

    And hello new person
    don't know if you saw me there or not but i was the one who had the lightsaber duel in the middle of the street with the big guy in the aggies shirt
    ahh fond memoires
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