New Screening: District 9 - Saturday 17th April 2010 -2.00 pm

From: Wye-Khe K.
Sent on: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 10:34 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Tokyo Movie Lovers Meetup Group!

What: District 9 - Saturday 17th April 2010 -2.00 pm

Saturday, April 17,[masked]:00 PM

Event fee: 100yen per person

Shinjuku Piccadilly Cinemas
Shinjuku[masked] Shinjuku

One of the best sci-fi sleeper hits ever produced is finally headed into Japan, and we're catching it on the big screen on Sat, April the 17th!!

'District 9' is the story of an Afrikaner bureaucrat assigned to relocate a race of extraterrestrial creatures unexpectedly stranded on Earth from District 9, a military-guarded slum in Johannesburg, South Africa, to an internment camp outside the city. The film is #118 on the IMDB top 250 and was nominated for 4 oscars including best picture! I myself, like some others who will be joining us, have already seen this - It ROCKS!! Even if you've seen it, come see it again on the big screen!

*note* The film is mostly in English, subtitles may only be provided in Japanese. I will try to confirm this.

We'll be heading to Shinjuku Piccadilly Cinemas' for the (big) screening!

Date: Saturday, April 17th, 2010
Preliimnary Meeting Time: 2.00 pm (Exact Time TBA on release of screening times)
Venue: Shinjuku Piccadilly Cinemas

Here's a link to maps of the cinema in English and Japanese of the area along with some access directions.

Tickets will be 1300 yen (1400 yen all up with meetup fee) and will be bought for those who RSVP 'YES' by 6pm Thursday the 15th of April. Tickets will be 1800yen on the day for adults, provided the show is not sold out. Please keep in mind that pre-purchased tickets are NOT refundable once they are purchased and if you do not show, you will still be liable to pay for them. (Unfortunately, this also includes being ill) Any late RSVPs - I cannot guarantee your ticket for you. If you haven't attended one of our meetups before, please CALL me with your Keitai and introduce yourself prior to my purchasing tickets for you. I cannot allocate a ticket to you unless you do this.

***Another Important Note***-
Should you expect to be late, please me WELL BEFORE the screening time and I 'may' be able to leave your ticket at the usher's counter (Not ticket box). No guarantees though. My number is[masked] and email is: wyekhe_kwok(at)i_softbank_jp (Replace the (at) with @ and underscores _ with .)

The finishing time for the movie should be about 4.00 pm and we'll pop into the Dubliner's nearby after for a meal/drink! Please note that the 100yen meetup fee will still apply if you come, even if you didn't attend the film. Please be courteous and pay me after the movie or at the pub.

As always, if you are unsure whether or not you'll be able to attend, please RSVP 'No' with a comment stating this.

Movie Synopsis: In 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed "The Prawns," appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor. In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, is contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus van der Merwe in charge.

For more information and trailers: please click here.

Any questions - please message, mail or call me.

Tokyo Movie Lovers Meetup Organiser

kwok(at)internode_on_net (Replace the (at) with @ and underscores _ with .)

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