Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Parkway!

There WILL be a 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Parkway.

The BBC will be airing the 50th Anniversary Doctor Who special at 1:50 pm on Saturday, November 23rd at AMC Southdale. The simulcast showing is sold out.

The Morning of the 23rd, Rob Callahan will host a trivia competition (trivia writing team headed by the fabulous Liz Lemke). Teams can sign up here. It's ONE ticket PER TEAM - limit 10 teams that may compete. The size limit of a team is 4 people.

https://www.eventbrite.com/event/9275592547

The trivia starts at Pepito's at 10:30 am and completes by 11:30. The final two teams will play the final round onstage at the Parkway that evening.

Teams are playing for extremely silly prizes and bragging rights.

The Evening of the 23rd is also the Doctor Who costume contest - come dressed as a character from the Who universe that you love.  We even have Bradley Traynor is a celebrity judge on our panel of awesome judges!

https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8912362115

We do ask that you keep it PG.

Contest entry is $5 - to pay for prizes.

ADMISSION TO THE EVENT IS FREE.

so the overall schedule for the day:

DOCTOR WHO 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
1030 am - Trivia Brunch at Pepito's

DOCTOR WHO SCREENING AT THE PARKWAY
DOORS OPEN 5 PM
*TRIVIA FINAL ROUND
*COSTUME CONTEST

6 pm - 9 pm WATCH DOCTOR WHO!

This event will have a lots of 50th anniversary spoilers.

SONIC SCREWDRIVERS WELCOME!

Also, don't want to drive? Still want to arrive in style? Local car service Uber is offering a $20 discount for any first time users that attend the party!


Download the Uber App to your phone and sign up! A car will be made available when you use the app to order!

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  • Jim S.

    Hey folks I Wanted to let you know more photos were up loaded. http://www.flickr.com/photos/110077155@N05/

    2 · December 12, 2013

    • Doug L.

      Awesome!

      1 · December 13, 2013

    • Todd N.

      Great Photos.
      Suggestion to viewers - add a comment with a link back to here - I did. Would be great to know who everyone is!

      February 17

  • Jim S.

    3 · November 28, 2013

  • Jamie

    We had a blast. Thanks for putting this all together! Where will the pictures from the green screen be posted?

    November 27, 2013

    • Jim S.

      Jamie, i will post a link here when we are done processing.

      1 · November 28, 2013

  • Doug L.

    It was a lot of fun! Thanks for hosting!

    1 · November 25, 2013

  • Jason T.

    That was a great event, and many kudos to Di, Michael, Kaity, Earl, the Parkway and everyone involved in putting it all together! I look forward to seeing all of you at CONsole Room!

    http://www.console-room.com

    2 · November 24, 2013

  • Jim S.

    BTW did anyone use UBER?

    November 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I looked at the terms and didn't like that their app could take photos and videos without permission. A little too intrusive.

      November 24, 2013

  • Jim S.

    it was a wonderful time and you did a fantastic job.

    November 24, 2013

  • Joseph P.

    Was good fun...had to run...nice contest :) ...end of line....

    1 · November 24, 2013

  • Cathy

    FANTASTIC!!!!!

    November 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just the right amount of madcap for me to remember this evening for many years

    2 · November 24, 2013

  • bsmith6470

    Just wanted to say congrats to Tin Dog for winning the trivia competition. Honored that we (Spoilers) came in second. Good job.

    1 · November 24, 2013

  • Star F.

    Fantastic! Such a blast!

    November 23, 2013

  • Kaity

    Just wanted to say thank you for everyone who helped me set up and who volunteered their time and money to make everything look great! If you ever need help planning an event, please keep me in mind! Thanks so much for letting me be apart of this! :)

    ~Merry Galel Queen of Years

    3 · November 23, 2013

  • GalaxyMN

    Thanks for pulling it all together again. Was wonderful to share what will become iconic moments with a theater full of Dr. Who lovers!

    1 · November 23, 2013

  • Harrison

    Always love the Parkway--was able to enjoy a refreshment while watching the 50th Anniversary Special with about 250 people. Cupcakes and cake during the break and a bunch of people in costume. Too much fun!

    2 · November 23, 2013

  • Kimberly B.

    It was a lot of fun, and I'm not just saying it because I won a prize!

    2 · November 23, 2013

  • Harrison

    That was great! Love seeing Who with a large audience. Good surprises--especially toward the end of the ep! What was that fire smell?? Haha! Also, the cupcakes were divine. Thanks again for a fun night!

    2 · November 23, 2013

  • Heather

    That was so much fun! Thank you so much for everything!! :)

    2 · November 23, 2013

  • Panod K.

    I have one extra adult ticket to today's event at Southdale. If interested please post down here. First come first serve.

    November 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Anyone claimed the ticket yet? If not, I'll take it!

      November 23, 2013

    • Panod K.

      Nicole check your email! :).

      November 23, 2013

  • Kevin L.

    Team Royals from this morning's trivia event, you left behind a pair of glasses at your table. Im going to leave them at the reception desk.

    November 23, 2013

  • Kristine

    Check out Google. They made a game for Doctor Who.It's awesome! I want the game....Heck I want the whole thing they made.

    3 · November 23, 2013

  • Cathy

    I watched the prequel and it's clear I need to do some catch-up on Classic Dr. Who (I've watched every episode beginning with Christopher Eccleston through Matt Smith). I've watched a few Classic - but not very many. Can anyone point me to which Classic Dr. Who episodes I should watch before Saturday?

    1 · November 18, 2013

    • Warren

      Then there’s the Valeyard (“Trial of a Time Lord”).

      2 · November 22, 2013

    • Joseph P.

      um...all of them...I think...

      November 22, 2013

  • Lindsey

    Missed out on tickets to the simulcast but I'll be there for trivia and the evening portion! While I'm not entering the costume contest, I do plan on dressing "TARDIS chic."

    2 · November 22, 2013

  • Joseph P.

    Plan on quietly sneaking in again, enjoying the show/pleasent sence of community, & then quietly sneaking out again; as usual.

    November 22, 2013

  • BENELLIS

    Have you registered for CONsole Room yet? We will have con-com members at the trivia contest that morning and at the celebration that evening to take registrations. "All for ten dollars off OUR normal advertised price..."

    November 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Reminder: if you want tomorrow's programming plan msg me privatelu. Newcomers have it on their welcome email.

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • Jim S.

    Hey Folks, Will be taking Photographs at the Event and we will have a Green Screen there for various backdrops.

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • Star F.

    So excited! My Tom Baker scarf is at the ready!

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • Connie N

    I double booked myself, won't be able to make it

    November 22, 2013

  • Carrie H.

    Really bummed that I was scheduled to work. Oh well I guess I'll wear my fez while I watch the rebroadcast at 10.

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • bsmith6470

    The final round of trivia is at 5:30? Is that correct? Just have to make sure I tell my team mate (if we get that far) the right times.

    November 19, 2013

    • bsmith6470

      Excellent! Thank you Di.

      1 · November 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      To clarify for people: the morning rounds of trivia START at 10:30 am. they will finish BEFORE 11:30am. The final round of trivia is on stage in the evening festivities.

      November 22, 2013

  • Harrison

    As announced in Vita.mn, many local theaters are reprising a special 3D screening of "The Day of the Doctor" on Monday, Nov. 25. See www.fathomevents.com for a theater near you!

    November 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you have questions about programming please message me privately!

    November 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Heads up folks figuring out how to get there: Uber, a very nice local car service that you order via SmartPhone app, is offering $20 off to first time users. If you don't want to mess with parking and you don't want to ride the bus in a costume, download their app and use the code WHO50 when you order!

    November 20, 2013

  • Kaity

    Kids registration is free also!! How great is that?! Adorable little weeping angels and cute little daleks running around. Awww...my heart is melting already! :)

    2 · November 19, 2013

  • Kaity

    Hey my Darlings!!! Make sure you register to be in the costume contest! We have some seriously great prizes...and I want to see if you guys can beat me in awesome costume skills!!!

    <----------Party planner/theatre major/professional musician...I gotz costume skillz....

    Come on...you know you want to kick my butt...do it!! Goood Prizes...

    You know you want to...

    C'mon....

    ;)

    2 · November 19, 2013

  • Vaughn K.

    This should be fun, and a great opportunity for me to do something positive and upbeat with my kids!!!

    2 · November 19, 2013

  • Tim E.

    I don't understand the point about spoilers. If you are showing the 50th anniversary episode - I guess that would be a spoiler. :-)

    If I come to see the episode at 6:00, will folks be spoiling it at 5:45??

    November 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry stuff is wonky on the Eventbrite stuff. Mike is making it easier to read and getting the times right now. (Sorry...when you're at the mercy of multiple schedules, stuff gets weird.) TRIVIA: starts at 10:30 am and runs until around noon. The FINAL ROUND of Trivia is onstage before the show. The costume contest starts after the final round of trivia.

    November 18, 2013

  • Damon T.

    I see the costume contest is from 3pm to 6pm. Is that correct? I'll be at the showing at Southdale and plan on heading over to the parkway after the showing ends. Invite says doors open at 5pm.

    November 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No that is not correct. It is pary if the evening events.

      November 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you for the catch. Mike is fixing that now.

      November 18, 2013

  • Natasha

    For the costume contest, what time do we need to arrive by in order to participate? I have a commitment until 5:00, and won't be able to arrive at this right away. So, I'd like to know be committing the cash. Thanks!

    November 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Doors open at 5 pm. Final trivia round is first so.. By 530 maybe?

      1 · November 18, 2013

  • Simon G.

    I can't make it, as I'm going to head back home to England to visit my family next week. Also going to the Doctor Who Experience in Wales, and find the TARDIS that's currently touring around there...

    Sorry if I'm making any of you jealous. :P

    1 · November 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sure, sure, we accept that apology.. ;)

      November 17, 2013

  • Harrison

    This will be sooo much fun! I got a copy of the Saturday write-up the group got in the Saint Paul paper. Cool beans! Cool jelly babies! Hope to see everyone there!

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just bought my 25th tickets for the Eagan theatre. Can't wait! Ff I have the evening of the 23rd off I will definitely drop in for the party! I am assuming it will be a spoiler free party?

    2 · November 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Matt...are you on the email list? It has the significant details.

      November 17, 2013

    • Smith

      Same vibe here... Make it so!

      November 17, 2013

  • Steven M N.

    Looking forward to this event SOOOOOOO much..........

    November 16, 2013

  • Kim B.

    So psyched for this event! Excited for the episode but also excited to share it with fellow whovians!

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Kimberly B.

    I think the Eventbrite site has the date/time wrong for the Costume contest. Unless it's really supposed to be on Thanksgiving, which would make me very sad.

    November 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      thanks. I'll tell Mike.

      November 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      OK, should be fixed now!

      November 16, 2013

  • Kimberley

    Can't wait! My daughters got me hooked and I will be bringing one of them!

    November 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    reminder: you MUST pre-register to participate in the costume contest or the trivia contest. There is no space to register at the door.

    1 · November 14, 2013

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