Hey SciFi/Meetup folks!
Universal Pictures was kind enough to give us some free preview
screening passes for their upcoming new movie, "The Fourth Kind". This
movie will be released on Nov 6, but you could see it more than two
weeks before everyone else!
The Fourth Kind is an upcoming science fiction-thriller film directed by
Olatunde Osunsanmi, and starring Milla Jovovich. The film is purported
to be a documentary reenactment set in Nome, Alaska, and deals with
alien abductions. The title is derived from Jacques Vallee's
classification of close encounters with aliens, in which the fourth kind
denotes an alien abduction.
We received 30 passes, and each pass will get two people into the
screening for free.
Normally, I'd just bring these to the meetup to hand out, but:
1) The movie happens before the next meetup
2) They contacted me about whether we would be interested or not last
The movie is on October 22, at 9 PM at the AMC Boston Common Theater.
Unfortunately, I will be out of town all day on the 22nd, so I can't
just meet people there and hand out the passes. (If you are interested
in doing this and willing/able to go early, please let me know ASAP.)
If you're interested in going, please send me an email and I'll make
arrangements to get a pass to you before the movie.
Hopefully, this sort of thing will happen more regularly (and with a
little more advance notice)! If you haven't been to a preview screening
before, there are some things that you must keep in mind:
1) Every preview screening is heavily overbooked. The numbers vary, but
I have seen as many as 3X the number of passes handed out. When the
theater fills up, it fills up, and everyone else will be turned away.
2) Get there early. Be prepared to line up _AT LEAST_ an hour in
advance. I'd recommend two, or more if you really want to see the movie.
3) Several rows of seats will be reserved for film critics. They'll be
marked accordingly, but don't sit in those seats. I've seen people do
that at screenings, they sat in those open rows, then had rest of the
theater fill up, and got tossed out when they were discovered to not be
film critics. (Same holds true for the Boston Film Club, which gets
reserved rows to some screenings)
4) Some screenings will confiscate your cell phone (and give it back
after the movie). Some will search your bags. Some won't. Be prepared
for the worst, and please, don't be stupid and try to record the film.
These passes are a privilege, and if the studios think we're not
trustworthy, they will stop coming.
Tom C, Meetup Organizer