A year to the day that the Kickstarter campaign was kicked off, the Veronica Mars movie was released. The movie is on a limited release at AMC Theaters throughout the country (and will be available for digital release soon too) and backers were the first ones invited to the special movie fan event the night before. I have always wanted to attend a movie release party...what does that mean? Bucket List item!!!!!!! Yep, #2 for the year. Technically, it says 'attend a mid-night movie release' but I meant a movie that you have to stand in line for, get tickets early, and perhaps a fan item. This movie premier was at 8 pm on a Thursday, not quite midnight, but it still counts to me!
|This is about at 7 pm when they were letting us inside. Keep in mind that this is about halfway through the line and there were about 100 people in each line. Crazy marshmallows!|
I officially got in line about 6 pm and there were about 30 people in line (two different lines, one for each theater) and I wasn't worried about not getting a seat since I was so close in line. I was more worried about saving 3 additional seats, but luckily, once I found the row I wanted to sit in, the people next to me were great about helping me save them. They let us go in the theater right at 7 pm, and they gave us a lanyard and a reunion t-shirt. I loved it so much that I wore it on Friday!
Laura, Steven and Lauren got there about 7:15 pm and they got there free goodies as well. I wanted to get a drink, but the line was outrageous! I figured they would have more lines open for such a big theater, but only the main one was open and the line was about 30 minutes long. Crazy! If you wanted food or just drinks, you still had to wait in the same line so it took forever! I debated whether or not to get a margarita at the bar, but decided against it.
The movie started out with someone from AMC interviewing the stars of the film on the red carpet. Let me just say, Ryan Hansen is hilarious! So funny. Other cast members were funny too, but his answers were the best. Then the recap of the TV series came on to catch anyone up that didn't see the show, but I had already seen the first 8 minutes of the movie online. Throughout the movie, each time an old character came back, the audience cheered. Even the characters that weren't too popular during the series. The one-liners in the movie were so funny too. I don't want to give away spoilers, but it was an awesome movie with a few surprises. One person seemed out of place (James Franco), and I am not sure why he had to be included. Don't get me wrong, I like James Franco, it just seemed weird that he was in the movie. (BTW, that wasn't a spoiler!)
GO SEE THE VERONICA MARS MOVIE TODAY!!! IT IS SO GOOD AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A FAN TO UNDERSTAND IT. Seriously. GO!
I loved attending the fan event at AMC Theaters! I followed them on FB and Twitter so I can be in the know about other fan events that are coming up. Hopefully I can start going to these things more often! I thought you had to know someone to attend these sort of events, turns out you just have to follow their social media pages. :)