Snakes on a Plane: the Vancouver openings
Snakes on a Plane (SoaP), the movie with the biggest buzz of the year, is almost here, and Vancouver has not one, but (at least) two events to celebrate its opening.
And the details:
The newly-refurbished historic Rio Theatre, at Broadway & Commercial, only a few doors away from the Skytrain station, scores big by having audience participation advance screenings this evening (Thursday 17 August) at 10 pm and 12 midnight. The theatre will be decorated with a plane motif, and the organizers will be giving away tons of swag to attendees–movie passes, concession items, download cards, mock boarding passes, even video game prizes. Tickets are $8, and can be reserved by email (advice: give your name and number in your party). (Tip from Michelle, of the Rio)
The Paramount Theatre (900 Burrard, at Smythe) appears to have a Thursday 10 pm showing too, but have no special events that I know of (at time of this writing). However, Vancouver’s one of the at least 44 cities holding a Snakes on a Motherfarkin’ Fark Party, and it’s at the Paramount, tomorrow, Friday 18 August, at the last showing at 10:20 pm. There’ll be swag there too: the organizer has SoaP posters, glow-in-the-dark snakes, and other stuff to give out–if you dress up in a
wicked Snakes on a Plane-themed costume. The afterparty is at Doolin’s Bar at 654 Nelson (at Granville). Props to Nathan for providing a link to SoaP participation 101 (audience callbacks and props, a la Rocky Horror). (Tip from Nathan L, organizer)
My own expectations for the film are near zero. The quality of the movie really isn’t the point, if you choose to go to one (or even both) of these opening night events. At least you’ll be able to say that you were there when SoaP first opened.
(It may be that you don’t know about the infamous SoaP; if so, I refer you to the Wikipedia entry for Snakes on a Plane.)