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May 31 2006

Mission Theater in Portland, OR will screen weekly Buffy episodes. This event starts Monday June 12, 2006. It's 21 and over, and it's FREE!

Check out these weekly showings from Season One of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", which TV Guide named as one of "The 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time." Have a beer and a burger while rooting for Buffy, Willow, Cordelia, Xander and the gang as they do battle with demons, the un-dead, slayers-gone-bad and other monstrosities.

Someone at McMenamins must have been reading my wish list, because I've been dying for something like this for years. There must be a Buffy fan in the mix.

I'm definitely going and I'm going to drag everyone I can with me.
They need to be very careful advertising this as I imagine Fox's lawyer bots will be all over it if they see it.
They need to be very careful advertising this as I imagine Fox's lawyer bots will be all over it if they see it.

There's pretty much next to no chance that McMenamin's is doing this on the sly.

FYI, during the organizing for the Portland screening of Serenity in June, there was some discussion of approaching Kennedy School at some point to do a Firefly marathon/series of some sort.

[ edited by theonetruebix on 2006-05-31 21:12 ]
Oops. I hope not. I've seen no advertising at all. I was clued in by someone in a Livejournal community. I hope posting here didn't screw it up.
Hey, b!X, are you going to this?
Three points:
1. I wish they did something like this in Chicago.
2. If the Fox lawyers have any say in it, there will be no fun allowed of any kind.
3. I love the little quote on the link page, "Have a beer and a burger while rooting for Buffy, Willow, Cordelia, Xander and the gang as they do battle with demons, the un-dead, slayers-gone-bad and other monstrosities." I guess that makes Giles "the gang".
Corporations are there to suck the creativity out of our souls, I think. Or something.

Poor Giles, also.
This makes me very sad that I just moved out of Portland. Two weeks ago!
Next thing you know they'll be screening Chance there, having a Buffy singalong, and giving out free chocolate stakes on the street corners.
Wah.
I would love to go to a Once More with Feeling sing-along some day!

Funny, I'm much closer to Seattle, but I thoroughly enjoyed 2 pre-screenings in Portland, so it's worth the drive!
M'cookies, yes! Come on down for this. It would be great to see you again.
I"M SO JEALOUS!!!! If only my city would do something like this. Oh, I have been dreaming of a Once More with Feeling sing-along FOREVER!!

"Corporations are there to suck the creativity out of our souls, I think. Or something." word.
Hey, b!X, are you going to this?

That's a little late for Monday nights.
This makes me very sad that I just moved out of Portland. Two weeks ago!
But it makes me happy I'll be living in Portland for 6 weeks this summer, starting June 13th! Hee!
I'm deffinatly going to this. Except I'm not over 21. And I don't live in Portland. Also I don't live in the same continent as Portland. I guess I'm not going at all. Damn.
Well it is free so I doubt 20th Century Fox could do anything about it. And besides conventions show Buffy episodes all the time and they don't get done so to speak.
Hey, PDX is my town! This should be very cool. I wonder if they'll start doing this at Kennedy School or Baghdad?
Hey, PDX is my town! This should be very cool. I wonder if they'll start doing this at Kennedy School or Baghdad?

Kennedy was on the list of potential venues for the June 23 charity screening of Serenity. I think there's more than a fair to middling chance they might be targeted later this year for some sort of Firefly showings -- especially if we can get them to bring back their seasonal Firefly Kolsch. ;)
I wish I was older. Or the age limit was younger. :(
I wish I was older. Or the age limit was younger.

Well, at least the June 23 charity Serenity screening is all-ages.
If you present a TV show in the States, no matter if you charge admission or not, you must pay a royalty. The royalties per ep are pretty reasonable, so the theater is probably assuming they can make up for it in food/drink sales. Most have restrictions about how you can only advertise it in certain ways (your own website). So, the theater did nothing wrong and by linking it here, you've gotten the word out and helped them out! Win, Win for all.

FYI and slightly off-topic... Kirkland Performance Center will be showing 3 eps of Firefly and the movie on 7/22/06 in Kirkland, WA. www.kpcenter.org.
Yeah, not entirely sure on the legalities of it all... but my wife is an intellectual properties attorney and her first question was, "How'd they get the rights to do that?"

My response: "They probably didn't... so this may be short-lived."
So (legalities not withstanding) are they going to be doing episodes every Monday night?

I have sent an RSVP for my 10 year old and me to attend a wedding in Portland in the middle of the Summer. Part of me knows I cannot afford it, the other part of me really wants to show my son a little of the Pacific Northwest. It would be so cool to be able to go to something like this while I was there...of course there would be no chance of a babysitter...do you think I could pass my son off as a really short guy if I put a fake beard or something on him?
Well, I'm not yet 21. Don't really understand why the age limit is that high.

But anyway, a very cool thing to do...and once more I am reminded that I live in Akron, Ohio, a town known for its former manufacture of rubber, former sheriff J.R. Bookwalter's low-budget zombie flick The Dead Next Door, and for having the largest hangar in the world.

:-|
I don't know why people think they didn't clear this. McMenamin's is not some podunk out of the way dive bar somewhere. It's an Oregon corporate empire. They'd not be messing around.
There's an age limit because it's also a pub. The legal age to drink is 21.

newcj, email me.
WHY DOESN'T THIS HAPPEN IN SAN ANTONIO!!!!!

BWAHHH....BWAHHHH....BWAHHHH...
WHY DOESN'T THIS HAPPEN IN SAN ANTONIO!!!!!

Find a likely venue and convince them. ;)
Electricspacegirl: Your wish is my command...in this case...but, you know...things change...

;-)

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