Sci-Fi Fans! Outoing MeetUp veterans and new members... here is a really cool looking 2nd outing by J.J. Abrams in his reboot of the Star Trek franchise... STAR TREK : INTO DARKNESS!
Come out and see where the Enterprise crew, starring Chris Pine and Zachary Pinto (as Kirk and Spock) among others, goes in their next adventure... both Trek fans and those who have never heard of Captain Kirk or the Enterprise will like this film. Benedict Cumberbatch of Sherlock Holmes fame will be starring as Kirk's opponent this time around.
Here is the Web Link to the YouTube trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeLp2qr2iCg
It is rumored that Cumberbatch will play a young version of Khan, the best villain of all-time in Star Trek lore (played by Ricardo Montalban in Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan).
The Web Link to the Official movie website follows here: http://www.startrekmovie.com/
The director, J.J. Abrams, rebooted the franchise the last time around with a funny, hip, modern cast that really had great chemistry - and the special effects were as usual top notch for an Abrams film.
UPDATE 3 (Tuesday 9 April, 1518 (318PM)): TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE... woo-hoo! Ha ha... my exuberance for this film knows no bounds! I have sent out an email to the group as of this update, requesting that you please buy ONLINE ASAP. Tickets are starting to sell briskly, and this WILL SELL OUT, so don't miss out by delaying your purchase. As noted elsewhere, the MOVIE SHOWTIME is 1800 (6PM) for the 3D showing of this film. Seats are non-allocated / general admission, and we will not necessarily be seating together - as such, I have arranged our meeting time in advance of the film to be 1715 (515PM) at the bar / café inside the Waterloo BFI IMAX. We will also head to a nearby pub after the film to celebrate having watched this highly anticipated film event, so don't worry if you are not seating next to someone from the group. See you at the movies!
UPDATE 4 (Tuesday 16 April): Noted this below in the comments section as well, but for future RSVPs here ya go regarding TICKETS: Note... although the remaining seats are not the best (most are up front, although there are several individual seats here-and-there farther back), there were over 30 left when I checked just now. If you want to join in, you still can. It would be great to see you there.
Here is the link to the Total Film webpage article about shooting in IMAX: http://www.totalfilm.com/news/star-trek-sequel-will-film-scenes-with-imax-cameras
TICKETS: Prices for standard adult tickets are (with tax I guess) in fact 17 Pounds 25 Pence - a little more than the 16 Pounds 75 Pence price I had quoted previously. Supply-and-Demand I guess! Standard opening weekend ticket prices for most cinemas average 12 Pounds or so, as a means of comparison. That said - this screen is GIGANTIC (!!), ha ha... imagine the Enterprise lifting up out of the clouds and flying at you on a 30-foot screen!) For those of you who would prefer a cheaper movie ticket, A 2nd, "alternative" follow-up event at a different cinema (such as VUE Islington or O2 Greenwich, etc.) which is a bit cheaper will be planned as well if the interest is there.
Here is a Web Link (Visit London) with Review about the BFI IMAX experience: http://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/place/284861-bfi-london-imax-cinema
WHAT: Star Trek : Into Darkness - 3D IMAX (and pub)
WHERE: BFI IMAX at Waterloo (Northern and Jubilee lines)
WHEN: Meeting Time is 515PM at the BFI IMAX in Waterloo (At the bar / café inside); Move Showtime is 6PM (1800), Saturday, May 11th, 2013.
TICKET PURCHASE: When tickets become available for the film, you can use this Web Link (at BFI IMAX) to purchase your tickets: http://www.odeon.co.uk/fanatic/film_times/s211/BFI_IMAX/
See you at the movies...