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May 09 2005

Joss announces more Serenity screenings. Good things are coming... to a theater (possibly) near you! Reg. req. Official Serenity board.

Posted by Joss on the Universal Serenity board:

"CRUSHING DISAPPOINTMENT...

...is not in store! Good things are coming... to a theater (possibly) near you!

It's Joss, your roving reporter, with another ZOWIE! exclusive(!) hot off the presses! Browncoats Bring Boffo B.O.! Vegas Vibe Very Vivacious! You heard it first here, true believers...

Okay, first of all, being that guy is exhausting. So no more roving and on to the meat of the thing. I just saw the whole cast today (which is in itself a wonderful and rare thing) and we all compared notes on the screenings, the general feeling being: damn. As in, Big Damn. You guys were SO sweet. We all thought it was a grand time. More (or at least just as) importantly, the Uni Brass thought it worked out great too, so... wait for it... there's gonna be more.

You might have heard rumors, but I'm here to confirm. On thursday the 26th the studio is doing another round of hit-and-run screenings, and this time it's not ten cities -- it's twenty. It's another vote of confidence from the studio and another chance for us to say "thanks" to you guys for keeping this all rolling. And most importantly, another chance to run that videotape of me before the movie, looking so tragically sexy.

"Wait a minute! What cities!?!?! Hey, %#$@face, stop talking about how sexy you are (although you are confessedly quite the dish) and give us the info!" Well, I don't actually know. I think we'll be repeating in the cities we've hit and adding 10 new ones. I expect can'tstopthesignal will have the info some time tomorrow, and let the manager-threatening begin! (Or, you know, the ticket buying.) Hopefully one of those cities will be near you, and won't be one where the film breaks and has to start again (heh heh... professional showbusiness... ). I don't know if any of the peeps is gonna be able to come out this time, but if they can they will, and I know Jewel's going somewhere 'cause she was working last time.

That's it! Except to add that Summer and I were pretty overwhelmed last Thurs, and I got the impression everyone else was too. Of course everyone else didn't have to put up with Summer's constant whispering of "I SAVED this film, Hackboy!" or her "surefire" system of winning at craps that had me down six large come the dawn... That girl. Just trouble.

Enough with this post. You guys are beyond swell. Let the party continue.

-j."

by damn St. Louis better be one of those cities or I am going to hurt somebody. Oh and if your at work, don't scroll down on that page.

[ edited by 400lb_Gorilla on 2005-05-09 05:01 ]
Damn! Some troll is ruining this great new Joss thread. I hope they fix it soon.
This is just too cool. Now if I score tickets, I'm so going to force the unconverted to check it out.
If they are going to give a show in Boston again there is no way I am going to miss it.
I am just dying to see it, and I know there is just no way I'm going to stay spoiler free, no matter how hard I try.
Hopefully one of those cities will be near you

*crosses all crossables* Oh please, oh please...
This really surprises me, only because I would think the more they screen the movie, the more they risk a bootleg copy getting out or too many spoilers being revealed.

But I think it's very very shiny for the fans.
That troll is the same one under a new name and a perfect example of why I am staying off the official board and sticking here. They only have one moderator and while he is away, the trolls destroy the board with spoilers and other junk :-( Universal needs to stop being cheap and spend a little on a second and third moderator working in shifts to manage 30,000 people.

Heck they just dropped ~$40,000 to make 20 new prints of an unfinished movie, they can afford a few extra moderators.

But good to hear there will be more cities, I kinda thought they might. Now I'll venture a guess they will include bigger cities like Miami and New York, Canada and overseas like they skipped last time.

[ edited by TaraLivesOn on 2005-05-09 08:29 ]
WOOOOOOOOO! I'm crossing my fingers for a NYC screening, or in my wildest dreams a screening somewhere in Connecticut, but I've got no problem making the 3 hour trip to Boston. I cannot miss Serenity again!

Tomorrow morning's going to be plenty interesting at the library, when between checking-in books, I'm constantly checking out the Serenity site for screening info. I'm going to have to "Shhh" myself if I manage to get tickets.
OMG, OMG, OMG! Yes! Chicago, here I come! I BETTER get tickets!
Whee! Phoenix is always the second go-round for concerts and the like. If they stick to the program, I may just get lucky!

After reading what some Browncoats went through to see a screening, a mere hour and a half drive is embarrassing. Still, pedal to the metal is me. If PHX is a selected city, I will be first in line. Well... maybe second after NywoeAnnie. She's the big dog in town ( and I mean that belovedly...she's so hard core! :))
Ooh, I wanna go again! Yeah, I know, I'm selfish. What can I say? Serenity's addictive!
Come on nashville! *yeah right*
Ok, I was lucky enough to get tickets the first time and I promised myself I would sit back and let other people go if there were more screenings... and I will.

...but whaaat if it doesn't sell out right away? How long am I ethically obligated to wait until I get my grubby little hands on another couple of tickets?
4 seconds. :)
I'm seconding the crossing of everything for an NYC screening...oh man, tomorrow can't come soon enough now.
Boy, they really need to add a NSFW tag to that link. Oy!

Anyway, I eagerly await news of the new screenings . . . and hopefully one will be near Orlando!
So, by 'tomorrow' does he mean after midnight LA time tonight?
Or does he mean tomorrow night at 11:59 pm LA time?
Do you think the tickets will sell out as quickly as they did last time?
Or do you think they will sell out even more quickly?
And how many do you think will end up on eBay?
Geez, embers... ritalyn-free today? ;)
Damn! This means I have to be online all day tomorrow trying to guess where and when the announcement is going to be made? This is very cruel to those of us who have lives!
LOL Willowy!!

No way I could go on a Thursday because my kids have school the next day and it's too close to the end of the school year and exams. If only my hubby and I could sneak out of the house when they're sleeping (hey, before you think bad mother, my oldest is 18!!) drive all the way to Boston and hope we get back before they wake up! They'd kill us if they ever found out that we went and saw the BDM without them!!
I just realized there's no way I'm going to be able to sleep tonight. I'm going to be looking over at the alarm clock every hour on the hour and thinking, "I hope the tickets aren't on sale yet. Please don't let the tickets be on sale yet." It's going to be a long night.
Thanks for the update, folks. I've forwarded it to everyone I know who wanted to see it last Thursday, but wasn't able to get tickets.

I know -- I'm tempted to go a second time, if it plays in Seattle again. (Very, Very Tempted). But I should let others go first.

Maybe I'll buy 6 tickets, and give them out to people I think would enjoy seeing it, but aren't Firefly fans. Think of the good karma I shall be imbued with!

Finally: are these repeated sneaks the marketing strategy of executives without a marketing strategy?
Crap. Why a Monday? I have to go to work! I hope it's late, like midnightish.
Oh good grief. I have a 6:30 am flight the next morning with my 9 year old leaving from an airport on the other side of NYC. I can't drive very far and get back in time, so it is NYC or nothing.
Rogue Scribner, It's the Thursday before Memorial Day weekend, not Monday.
Canada is always left out. Or, you know.. any place that isn't B.C., anyway. REPRESENT TORONTO!
*sigh*

I'm sooo incredibly jealous.
newcj, I meant for the ticket distribution. They sold out in a matter of hours last time. They were here and gone before I even knew about it. I just hope I'm home tomorrow to try to buy some tickets if there's a close enough city. I have to work tomorrow so I hope it doesn't happen while I'm away from my computer. :(
Owww if it's in LA this time I don't think we can resist going again!

(Btw that troll needs to be in a padded cell somewhere. To spend so much time and energy of your life on being a prick to people you never met. The words 'get a life' were never so apt.)
Willowy, you'll have to fight me for first or second in Phoenix position should it show here. I mean, okay, I've already seen the film, but I have friends who've seen it twice, and I can't let that stand unchallenged!
I saw the first screening in December and nothing will keep me from it this time.

Please show it in LA this time! Otherwise, I'm driving to Vegas!
Great news. So, my friend was out of the country until the day after the last screening. And she's a fan. And was slightly bummed by the timing. No spoilers for her, despite her pathetic begging. ;)

Soooo, doesn't that mean that I should jump on another couple of tickets so she can go. And I'm fairly certain I'm the only friend she has that'll see it with her. Fairly certain is good enough right?
You're totally spot on EdDantes about that guy needing a padded cell. I nearly fell out of my seat when I saw the first couple of pictures and then clicked out of there. Taraliveson is completely right that they need more than one moderator - that is horrible for that to be going on, on an official site for the movie and only one moderator! And thanks Succatash for posting the whole message here - I wish I had realized that so I could've avoided the nastiness on the other site.
TJOZeppo...that's just mean, man...

;)
Minneapolis! They need to add Minneapolis to the list!
My husband & I rarely have our Firefly DVDs in the house because they are always being sent home with friends on conversion missions!
Minneapolis! They need to add Minneapolis to the list! My husband & I rarely have our Firefly DVDs in the house because they are always being sent home with friends on conversion missions!


That sounds mighty familiar :) Getting mine back from comnvert number twelve tommorow!
Problem with this particular troll is that he is just coming back with a new name everytime they ban him. The 'best' solution (despite costing Universal precious time and money) would be having a word with his ISP and have his subscription cancelled. Guy might be able to make a new account, but after a few times he will run out of ISPs. If the laws over there even allow that.

Anyway, I need a padded cell, too. My first reaction to this was: I want to buy tickets. Really pointless, seeing how I'm in germany and will definitely not come over just for a (sorry, THE) movie. And for a twisted reason a moronic part of me thought about keeping them back a while and later giving them to slow, needy or otherwise deserving browncoats ("giving" as in "for free" before you protest).

Now, what weird part of me is coming up with the idea of spending 20 bucks on the off chance that it might make a few fans happy? I don't know it, but I think this part is why I don't have a credit card ,-)
hellziggy, my wife and I had that same problem so we eventually just got a second copy... and now it looks like we're going to loan out copy #2 as well. Ug.
You're totally spot on EdDantes about that guy needing a padded cell. I nearly fell out of my seat when I saw the first couple of pictures and then clicked out of there. Taraliveson is completely right that they need more than one moderator

Definitely. I just saw they took his crap down though. Guess they started to pay attention. Man, the time it takes to make that stuff! What a sad empty little creature that must be...

TJOZeppo...that's just mean, man...

Oh come on Willowy, you can take him ;-)
Yeah trolls are a complete waste of space, best not to talk about them. As that's the kind of attention they grave.

And 20 cities? Good gravy. So three more threads again on the 26th. A Spoiler "hey anything goes here" thread, spoiler lite with a twist of lemon and the non spoiler one.
Heh, well I thought maybe the James Coburn impression would cow him.

No? Guess we'll just have to see who has the sharpest elbows then. ;)
Here's an idea. Once the cities are announced and tickets have been bought, Whedonesque posters could use Upcoming.org to arrange meetups before the movie.
I hope there will be another screening in Austin. My fellow Firefly fan friends and I missed it last time, hopefully we won't again!
Not to go off topic, but I'm new around here. How does a "spoiler lite" thread work? I've only experienced all or nothing. Thanks.
Hi Willowy! Hi Zeppo! I'll go one better and hope for the Cine Capri (hey, as long as we're wishing, why not go all the way). Or maybe just anywhere in Arizona.

They do realize that Phoenix is the 6th largest city in the U.S., right?
infoplease: Top 50 Cities in the U.S.
Sydney! Show it in Sydney again please... I don't want to have to wait until Nov 7 please!! (I am greedy, have seen it once already.)

And before you Melbournites jump on me - Sydney AND Melbourne please!! And any other Aus city where there are deserving folk (which hopefully is everywhere). I'd just love for Serenity to be the first ever movie to break even before it officially opens. :)
It appears that tickets will go on sale at different times in different places. I know that Chicago is not on sale yet, but Seattle is (sorry, I tried to figure out how to create a link, but it is hopeless...sigh).

And Willowy, it is true: news like this late at night makes me VERY hyper, maybe I could use some ritalyn!

[ edited by embers on 2005-05-09 12:03 ]
i take it there's no point in even hoping there'll be any screenings in the UK right?

*sigh*
Charlotte is on that list Hausfel, they should have Charlotte get a screening! Please Joss!
Well, that figures. I just got home from driving for 15 hours (alternating with my daughter) from Florida and I'm sooooo tired! I'm afraid to go to bed because if I do, by the time I wake up all the tickets might be gone. Oh woe is me (I sure hope it's going to be at a theater near me)!
Question for anyone who went to the Serenity screening this past week, how much did your ticket cost? Was it higher than normal ticket prices?
It's Joss, your roving reporter, with another ZOWIE! exclusive(!) hot off the presses! Browncoats Bring Boffo B.O.! Vegas Vibe Very Vivacious! You heard it first here, true believers...

Never mind the screenings, I was in love with Joss before (strictly platonic) but reading his intro sentences and realising he also is a James Ellroy fan, my love just increased 3 billion times. Please, please read Ellroy if you have never done so, that man can do things to language which shouldn’t be possible or allowed. He is probably best know for ‘LA Confidential’ but has done lots of other stuff. If his books don’t rock your world, you must be dead, undead-dead or just not bloody alive.

Quick thanks for posting the info here as I have been staying away from the official board for good. Universal needs to get their act together.

Quick hint to Joss: tomorrow is my birthday. LONDON. It’s all I am saying.
RogueScribner: spoiler-lite in this context would be like a review of the movie with minor spoilers. The really big spoilers wouldn't get mentioned.

And Joss? Belfast is where it's at. So a Serenity screening here wouldn't go amiss.
Damn, here I am having a lovely time in London, and not at my home base where I could go to a screening, assuming I could get a ticket, and there are two screenings while I am gone. What luck. Now I know what you guys in the UK feel like. I wouldn't trade the London experience, but, well, you know, it is soooooooo frustrating. I want it all! I'd get to Belfast in a flash if Joss listens to you, Simon.
Hey, Washington DC Whedonites (phlebotinin or Chris in Virginia?)! The reports on the Serenity site say that tickets are on sale for Loews 14 at Georgetown but when I try to buy them it says they are sold out! Any of you have a clue?? Maybe this means that there just aren't a number of tickets yet; or has somebody already bought the whole lot? Help me please!!!!
Is there any hope for the UK?

Just as an aside. Films don't normally get this treatment do they? I mean, I'm a film fan, but not a behind-the-scenes queue-up-type normally. So, all this sounds different to me. What are they up to? Is it just Joss being very kind, or is this evidence gathering of some sort, or something else entirely?
Lioness, this is pretty cool considering what we were kidding about the other day (Joss requesting more test screening cities from Universal). I know my city won't be one on the list, I have those 'wrong side of the planet' issues, but I'm tickle pink for my fellow flanatics. Just think, we get to do it all over again. Yay!
Here's ta hopin' for a screening in Grand Rapids by some miraculous twist of fate. After all, Studio 28 was the largest theater in the US for a long time...
Where's the list of cities?
ok, how on earth can the DC showing be sold out already? please let this be a bug...
I don't get it. How can these cities be sold out? I've been checking cantstopthesignal.com like a mad person for the last serveral hours and it still hasn't been updated.
Is there somewhere else I should be checking?
Oh yes, Toronto has to be included!!! (Tara Lives on, Canada is a country!;-) ) Christopher, we have a big Canadian Browncoat contingent in Toronto and we have been pushing for this so I have high hopes that we will be one of the cities.
Has it been posted yet? Has it?
Madhatter, should I buy a ticket for you? It's only half way around the world!

[ edited by Lioness on 2005-05-09 18:07 ]
I think people are searching through the Fandango and MovieTickets.com sites to see if they can find anything that says "advance screenings" for the 26th.
NO screenings in South Central/western Virginia!!!! Why not?? With all the mullets, NASCAR t-shirts, confederate flags, pick-up trucks we really need something to look forward to :-/
spikeangellover, I have NO idea why D.C. tickets are already listed as sold out. Unbelievable. Sounds like a few people must have bought in bulk.
My guess would be because they haven't actually went on sale yet. All the cities from the first ten (at least the ones sold over Fandango--with the exception of Seattle) aren't posted yet at all.
I've been trying to stay the hell away from that board lest I walk smack into spoilers but now I guess that's no longer an option. I was able to log in under my very dusty fireflyfans.net user name. Very nice. So much for putting my nose to the grindstone at work today...

Wait, huh? Sold out? I'm not even seeing any info on where they are and where to purchase. I guess I'm waiting until September after all.

[ edited by marmoset on 2005-05-09 15:23 ]
Where are you guys looking? When I checked at CantStopTheSignal they are still showing the May 5 list...
Seattle Washington just went live I think for sales.

[ edited by TaraLivesOn on 2005-05-09 15:27 ]
how? how? TaraLivesOn, how? I keep seeing "sold out" at fandango for D.C. Where should I go?
TLO, Where do you see Washington up for sales? Still shows sold out at Fandango.
Sorry I meant the state. :-( Hang in there...
Hey, phleb, I see we're all scrambling here!
It would have been nice if Joss could of given us a list of the 20 cities so we know if we've got to even bother trying to search relentlessly for tickets or not. I'm hoping for Toronto or somewhere in Upstate NY... Probably not, but maybe we'll get lucky for once.
Hey, spikeangellover. It's a frantic feeling, isn't it? Oy. Why does it already say "sold out?" It's madness. I'm imagining some twisted soul having bought out the whole theater. Heck, given the opportunity I might have done the same thing....

CrazyMutha29 (there were 28 who came before you? :)), I doubt Joss has the list yet. It's probably being concocted by the Uni marketing folks.
Which means west coast timing--which means we've probably got a few hours before we find out anything--unless this is the sort of thing they usually do at 6:30 AM their time.
OK, got 4 tickets to Seattle.

Trick is, go to Fandango; go to the Meridian 16 theater (same place as last week's showing); pick May 26th; "Sneak Preview at 10 PM".

Purchase. Enjoy. Life is Good.
Phlebotinin, Spikeangellover & Chris in Virginia (where are you? wake up, you're missing it!) let's make a ticket buying pact shall we? If the Fandango site starts showing tickets for sale, I'll buy at least 4 tickets and share them with you all if you promise to do likewise... I know plenty of fans-to-be I can get to take them if we all manage to get our own. Any other DC people out there? We're so Type A around here, I wouldn't be surprised if someone did buy out the theater before the screening was even officially announced...
Where are you guys seeing the list???
gingeriffic, your pact sounds good to me. I must say, though, I think they've already been sold out. I really think a few folks (who, what, sleep hooked into their computers?) just bought 'em in bulk and that's that. It is listed at fandango and it's "sold out." Type A, indeed.
Is there a list on the official website? All I see is Joss' post.
Any idea if Kentucky or Tennessee will have an advanced screening?
I'm still hoping that maybe it's a mistake (but the way they do things here in DC I wouldn't be surprised if a bunch of VIPs already got them). If, in fact, they do come on line for sale, I'm with you ginger and phleb. I've got to leave for a while to walk my dogs. As I said earlier I got back from a 15-hour drive from Florida at 4:30 this morning and haven't been to bed yet and probably won't go. We picked up the dogs at 7 and they hadn't been walked yet, so I've got to go for awhile. Keep your eyes peeled all!
Anyone got an idea of where to look for Tornto? What is Fandango anyway? We don't have that up here.

[ edited by Lioness on 2005-05-09 15:53 ]
Would someone who knows where to look please let us not-in-the-know-types know?
Do a movie search for "Special Advance Preview" on Fandango.com. It will then either already have your city stored in the websites cookie or ask you to select your location. Do so, if tickets are available, it will say something to the effect of see viewings for May 26th. Currently, the only two cities showing anything are Seattle, WA (tickets on sale and still available) and Washington, DC (tickets showing as sold out but no one has stepped forward saying they got tickets so the general feeling and hope is that they may not have went on sale yet). Hope that helps you out.
Very kind of you, CrazyMutha29.
Thanks CrazyMutha29....

I was hoping to find a common list (like the last screening had at CantStopTheSignal.com) so I can see if there is anthing within driving distance from Toronto.
It's online for D.C.! Get in there NOW!
Confirmed!! DC tickets ARE available!!!
I am so very frustrated. I am searching at Fandango.com and I can't find anything! If I miss this I will be disappointed beyond the telling of it.
I looking for Boston, but I can't even find anything for D.C. or Seattle.
Clearly I'm doing something wrong. I just keep getting an error message saying that it can't process my request.
CrazyMutha, thanks for the info, but it won't let me search like that. It keeps asking for a specific movie. Argh. Anyone hear anything about Phoenix yet?
DC tickets available - Phleb, Spike & Chris, you're all set - sharynh at gmail.com to make arrangements. HOOORAYYYYYYYYYYYY!
"Special advance screening" is the specific movie.

edited to add: currently a search for Phoenix does not show anything.

[ edited by CrazyMutha29 on 2005-05-09 16:15 ]
gingeriffic - I've got 5 tickets too! So at least between the two of us we've got spikeangellover carried! And believe you me, I've got other people I can take care of the four other tickets! This is wonderful!
I'm going crazy! I am searching for 'special advanced screening' and nothing! nothing at all! I have resorted to yelling at my monitor. In my office. It's not pretty. I don't know what else to do.
It won't let me search like that either. I can put it in but it comes up as nothing. Not even for DC or Seattle. I have no idea how people are doing it. I was willing to go see it in DC too but I'm sure it's sold out by now. Grr.
Never mind the screenings, I was in love with Joss before (strictly platonic) but reading his intro sentences and realising he also is a James Ellroy fan, my love just increased 3 billion times. Please, please read Ellroy if you have never done so, that man can do things to language which shouldn’t be possible or allowed. He is probably best know for ‘LA Confidential’ but has done lots of other stuff. If his books don’t rock your world, you must be dead, undead-dead or just not bloody alive.


I read that line and immediately thought of Ellroy too. I wonder if the Joss is a fan...that would up his coolness factor through the roof for me!
Thanks for the thought, Lioness, but that swim would be a bit too far and I misplaced my waterwings ;)

Would someone please list or link the 10 additional test screening cities once they are known? Just curious where the lucky people will be.
When I type in "Special advance screening" I get nothing. I don't want to look in my city 'cause I know its not playing here. I'm trying to figure out if its somewhere within driving distance.
Is it possible to up Joss' coolness factor?
Are these screenings ending up in the same theatre as last time?
Thanks to phlebotinin, I've got tix for my wife and a few others...Sounds like we're all covered...thanks, Ginger...
Type in "special advance preview".
You know what, I'm sorry... my mistake. I had it right the first time, then messed up. It's not sepcial advance screening. It is "special advance preview". My apologies. Hopefully you'll have more luck with that considering it's, well, just a little bit righter...
Seattle at 10:15am EST now seems sold-out or shut down. D.C. is still available.
Joss says 10 screenings likely in the same place as last time with 10 more in other locations.
DC is still available? I can't even get it to come up.
Thanks, CrazyMutha29.
https://www.fandango.com/TicketBoxOffice.aspx?row_count=478468968&mid=91276&tid=AAQPV

Try that link for DC.
I went to fandango.com, but I can't figure it out for the life of me. I tried putting "Serenity" in the movie search, but it just shows the release date, even when I put in cities I know had previews. I tried putting "special advance preview" in the movie search, but it reacts as if I'm putting in an unknown movie name. I'm sure I'm doing something wrong, but I can't figure it out.

Not that it matters much. The chances of it previewing anywhere near my obscure corner of the USA are dismal. In fact, I'll probably have to drive at least an hour to see it when it's released. On the plus side, there are many cows here, and we are going to get a real movie theatre in town by next year. The new WalMart ran a big local store out of business, leaving this big empty building. But the theatre won't be here for September, I don't think.

But I like the idea of making "Serenity" part of a trip to the big city. I can stay the night, do shopping, and curse at the traffic while the city-folks curse at me and my driving. It'll be fun.
Grr, that still doesn't give me a list of cities where its playing. It keeps wanting me to enter my zip code and I know its not playing here. Also, some cities sold tickets through MovieTickets.com - it has the same problem. You have to know where its playing before you can find tickets.
Do exactly what CrazyMutha29 told you guys to do!
Well, I finally got some where typing int 'special advanced preview' but I only get 2 selections, one for May 5th and one for today, so that just can't be right.
But at least it is progress.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the link, CrazyMutha29! I now have two tickets to the DC screening! Now I just have to find someone who wants to drive down there. Yay!
Yeah, one of the not-so-desirable limitations of fandango. I've pretty much been at a screen where I can type in different locations around me to see if it pulls anything up for "special advance screening". The link I'm at is:

http://www.fandango.com/MoviePage.aspx?mid=91276&location=Toronto,%20ON

Maybe that might help some of you get to where you need to be to input your surrounding cities to see if showings pop-up.

edited to add: if it works you don't need to change the date (it won't allow you to anyways). If there is a showing for the 26th it would pop up to tell you that.

[ edited by CrazyMutha29 on 2005-05-09 16:35 ]
Okay the Atlanta one is there for 5/26, it is mislabeled in description as the 5th - same theater as last time. It's definitely for the 26th since it won't show up on other days.

Careful with buying the Atlanta one for friends, it apparently needs credit card confirmation unlike other cities.

[ edited by TaraLivesOn on 2005-05-09 16:38 ]
DC people! Cut and paste CrazyMutha29's link! It got me right there! I'm still holding out for Chicago!

[ edited by Harmalicious on 2005-05-09 16:41 ]
Nope that doesn't work. I've tried guessing cities, but anytime I get to a specific city it won't show me dates past May 22nd. Plus, my nearby city might not be on Fandango's list, it might be on Movie Tickets list. *sigh* I'll just have to wait until September.
If anyone finds theaters in Florida on Fandango or MovieTickets please let me know.
I figured out how to search Fandango - type in "Special advance preview" first and THEN search for cities. It'll search whatever city you put in for the "special advance preview," it doesn't matter what the date is. Both DC and Seattle come up that way, though for Atlanta, you have to (weirdly) be on the May 5 version of the special advance preview. I tried it with a bunch of other cities and didn't get anything, though, so my guess is that it's just not online for most of them. I'm sure it will be soon. As for MovieTickets, I have no idea.....
So the Toronto link is saying there is nothing. or nothing yet, right?
Got the same crap as killinj, guessing cities isn't getting me anywhere. And in the LA area there's a LOT of cities to choose from. I wish these guys would get off their bums and post the list already!
I haven't found anything for Florida on either site - I tried Tampa, Orlando, Miami and Jacksonville 'cause I figure they're the most likely choices.
Toronto link showing nothing currently...
Seattle has definitely been sold out.
Link for Atlanta tix:

https://www.fandango.com/TicketBoxOffice.aspx?row_count=478470923&mid=91150&tid=AANAZ
Yes but remember you need to show the credit card you bought it with at Atlanta. Not good for "virtual" cards like paypal's.
Well guys, thanks for covering me (ginger and phleb). I went ahead and ordered two more since they were still available (unfortunately my printer broke so I couldn't print them--I'll probably have to get them at the box office). I'd sure like to tag along with one or both of you guys as I'm not thrilled about driving to Georgetown by myself that time of night. Unfortunately, my daughter will be out of town at her boyfriend's graduation so I really have nobody else to give a ticket to, so let me know if you need my extras. Appreciate all the support!
Damn it, give us some UK showings! :)
Its really great to see all of the folks offering their tix to one another. Something you don't see at the official boards (and trolls...). Score another one for the Whedonesque community :)
SpikeAngelLover - you can print those tickets at any time from any computer. Just click on the "my account" page and review past purchases.
spikeangellover - you can hang with either one of us I'm sure and/or join up with the whole bunch of Washington folks who'll be going. Email gingeriffic (see above) - she's got my email info.....Yowza! I know people at the Washington Whedonites (meetup group) who would probably love to have one or both of your extras.
Actually, you see a lot of people offering their tickets to each other on the official board. It's all over the place. But that just means that there's Joss-inspired coolness spreading, so I'm pretty happy about it.
Thanks, TLO, I appreciate the info.
pixxel -- Huh, hadn't seen any-- only seen links on how to get them.

[ edited by zeitgeist on 2005-05-09 17:12 ]
Where's the love for Chicago???? I keep checking movietickets.com, but alas...nothing. Hey, other Chicago Whedonesquers, it this what you guys are doing too?
I'd like to get my hands on a few tickets to Chicago, also, seeing as how it will probably be the closest screening to Grand Rapids, MI. If anyone gets any info, please let me know!
No NYC showing? [Chinese expletive deleted]
Got an email from NywoeAnnie in Phoenix! Harkins Arizona Mills Luxury 24 is having a screening 26 May, 10pm!! Doesn't say the what movie, but I snagged two tickets just to be sure!

Phoenix Browncoats, go to MovieTickets.com!!!
I think the official site just crashed? Over 300 people were on it at the time... no response...
Hey everyone, here's a scary thought - are we sure that the tickets on sale are really for Serenity? What if this special advance preview that fandango is listing is for some D-grade teen romp flick? Egads. I keep checking for the actual list of cities and info but no luck yet. Ah well, it's a risk worth taking.
not able to browse or ping it :P the Georgetown theatre has confirmed the Special Advance Preview for 5/26 10pm is Serenity.

[ edited by zeitgeist on 2005-05-09 17:21 ]
Link to Phoenix, AZ tix:

http://www.movietickets.com/pre_purchase.asp?house_id=4523&movie_id=50511&showdate=17
The Atlanta Fandango link appears to have crashed (again).
TLO, agree, I can't get on official site either--hopefully it's because they're updating the can'tstopthesignal listing!
Ah thanks, zeitgeist.
No worries, phlebotinin :)
I've been Jonesing for a NYC or Philly showing, but since they haven't yet materialized, I got all fraidy-cat. I decided a long drive was better than no dice, so I scored a D.C pair-o-tickets. (Thanks, in no small part, to my buds zeitgeist and harmalicious banging on my monitor to get me back onto Whedonesque for the big news.) *sighs* I love you guys.

By the by, I'm still refreshing this page: http://www.fandango.com/Movies.aspx?location=Manhattan,%20NY&TitleFilter=S to keep an eye out for New York goodness.
CrazyMutha, thanks! I got so excited I forgot to post the link! :P
Los Angeles...
barest_smidgen -- much love back at ya :)
is LA up? Or are we still waiting, hoping?
Pheonix tickets are here:
http://www.movietickets.com/pre_purchase.asp?house_id=4523&movie_id=50511&showdate=17

Note that with MovieTickets you MUST show your credit card when picking up the tickets so you can't buy for other people unless you are going to be at that theater.

[ edited by TaraLivesOn on 2005-05-09 17:31 ]
Anyone know about Denver? And barest_smidgen, keep us updated about NYC if you wouldn't mind, okay? I keep trying to check those two cities and get nada.

This really is an amazing community. Gotta say.
Finally get to the right Fandango screen (thanks Crazy), and ... they have the same "unable to process ticket request" error message I got the last %$^# time. I call customer service, and once again they have some type of "technical issues" that will take awhile to fix. I'm sure that as soon as it's fixed, I'll find that the tickets are sold out again.

Deja vu all over again.

Does Universal HAVE to use Fandango? Their website is absolutely awful, you have to search around for a completely different phone number to actually talk to a real person, and when you do talk to them they aren't much help.
LA is waiting...


Come on, Orange County!
I've been Jonesing for a NYC or Philly showing, but since they haven't yet materialized, I got all fraidy-cat. I decided a long drive was better than no dice, so I scored a D.C pair-o-tickets.


I did the same thing barest_smidgen. Which city are you in?
For Movie tickets.com - what were the steps to get to the page? I'm trying to recreate it for another city.
Oh, well. I have to go to class. If anybody scores LA/OC (OC preferred) tix, buy me two.
Chicago's up at MovieTickets.com. Same theater as last time.

https://www.movietickets.com/purchase.asp?perf_id=86408321
Doran, let me know when you get back from class. I don't live in LA but will be there on vacation on the 26. If I can get tickets, I'll get you 2 as well.

kt
rkayn, that's horrible. My sympathies. Have you tried using different browsers? Is this for a city that other people are not having trouble with? Can you get to another computer?
I'd help but it took all my higher brain function to figure Fandango out. I think there you need to first search by city for theaters in the area, then pick a theater where you think it's likely they might show it, then select the 26th of May and see if it's showing a 'special advance preview' on the 26th at 10 PM. If so, you've found a Serenity screening. I think that's the easiest, least complex way to do it unfortunately.

[ edited by CrazyMutha29 on 2005-05-09 17:40 ]
do we even know if there is going to any showing in LA or OC?
Yep, no more technical issues. Atlanta is sold out.
PAYDIRT:

Pheonix

Chicago

San Francisco

Denver


Oh wait, no showtimes on some, keep checking I guess, sorry!

[ edited by TaraLivesOn on 2005-05-09 17:49 ]
FYI for Minneapolis area people. Our mostly likely theatre is going to be at MOA and if its through movietickets.com the most likely link is:
this one
and change the date to 5/26

If its Fandango it could be:

link1 or link2
Got tickets for Chicago!
is there a list of which cities somewhere??
Any word on Boston yet?
anyone hear anything yet on Denver? I am not finding anything at movietickets.com - which is where I got them last time.
Denver is on sale. Link up thread thanks to Taraliveson.
LA or OC anyone?? HELP!!
grats harm!!! -- and SillyD -- we know Phoenix, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, DC, San Fran, and Seattle.
- CHICAGO. Hey, local folks...just heard that our friend Harmalicious had to run to a doctor's appointment whilst she was patiently awaiting news of a Chicago screening. If any of y'all are feeling the love, and wanna grab an extra for her when you order, I'm sure she'd take it as a kindness.

- NYC. No discernable news about Manhattan, that I can find yet, but I'll certainly let y'all know.

- MARMOSET...I'm in Lambertville, NJ...'bout halfway between NY & Philly. Figure D.C.'ll be about 4.5 from here. Where will you be starting from?
I'm waiting for LA as well sillyD!!!
CrazyMutha29 - there's no showtime listed. But thanks - I'll keep trying.
zeitgeist: thanks!! it is the same 10 cities right?? and 10 new cities...i was hoping for an LA or OC..I am in OC but will drive to LA.
harm has tix now barest_smidgen :) SillyD -- very much looking like 10 old and 10 new :D

[ edited by zeitgeist on 2005-05-09 17:58 ]
Thanks Taraliveson! My wife gives her thanks!

Chicago here we come!
- CHICAGO. Hey, local folks...just heard that our friend Harmalicious had to run to a doctor's appointment whilst she was patiently awaiting news of a Chicago screening. If any of y'all are feeling the love, and wanna grab an extra for her when you order, I'm sure she'd take it as a kindness.
EDITED TO ADD: Ooops, jumped the gun. Looks like Harm has her seats. Congrats, Harm!

- NYC. No discernable news about Manhattan, that I can find yet, but I'll certainly let y'all know.

- MARMOSET...I'm in Lambertville, NJ...'bout halfway between NY & Philly. Figure D.C.'ll be about 4.5 from here. Where will you be starting from?

[ edited by barest_smidgen on 2005-05-09 18:01 ]
IRVINEEEEEE (Orange County)

Please have a screening...

[ edited by Doran on 2005-05-09 18:04 ]
doran..is there ivrine??
DC is showing as sold out again; I think this time it may be for real. Hopefully, those of us "have's" can redistribute to the "have nots".
Florida is the 3rd or 4th largest state in terms of population, yet I can't seem to find a single city here where its playing. How come no shiny love for the sunshine state? :(
*keeping fingers crossed*

How far is Irvine from LA?
DOREN!!! Irvine??? Linky please please......fandango?? help!!
Dang. Trying to get tickets for Chicago, but you have to present the credit card you use to purchase the tickets at the theater in order to get them, so I can't use my brother's card. If I could make a deal with anyone to pick me up two tickets and I could send the money in the mail or give it to them at the theater, I would be so appreciative! email me at johnsmusicbox@yahoo.com
-Chris
Please, o Powers That Be, make New York one of the screening cities.
Not neccessarily the same cities. These were on the Serenity Board:
Dallas https://www.movietickets.com/purchase.asp?perf_id=86408323
Kansas City https://www.movietickets.com/purchase.asp?perf_id=86408322
Providence, RI https://www.movietickets.com/purchase.asp?perf_id=86408320

Could be the Providence is replacing Boston, for instance.
SillyD -- Doran was HOPING for Irvine -- no Irvine news yet.
So only 5 more mystery cities to go... Looking like the east coast may be out of luck for more screenings...
(Clarification:)

Irvine is ideal, but not a screening site we know yet.

AHHHH!

(I'm here, but I'm also not. Being the editor of a paper is fun.)

(and I don't have a credit card with me.)

[ edited by Doran on 2005-05-09 18:11 ]
zeitgeist-- thanks I saw that..sigh!! =(
I'm pretty sure Dallas is replacing Austin.
At this rate it will all be sold out before the city list is ever up on cantstopthesignal.com for pete's sake! Are they sleeping over there??
Denver is UP! as of 10 am. Does anyone want to meetup before hand?
LA or OC..please Universal.. I will love you forever...there are lots of Browncoats in those cities too...sigh =(
Providence and Irvine but no Philadelphia? Weird. Too bad this isn't next weekend. Then I'd be able to go after seeing the play that Jonathan Woodward's in!

barest_smidgen, I'll be heading down from Philly.
I know... If they do any more after this they shouldn't let Joss forewarn us so they can get it all set up, post it to the site, and then let everyone go at it at once...
does anyone know how much these tickets cost??
Where do you get 15? I only see 10...

We give "can't stop the signal" a whole new meaning eh?

How about "can't stop the luv" :-)
Well, I'm operating under the assumption that each of the first original 10 will get showings again, giving us 5 new cities so far, leaving 5 more left. I could be wrong in that some of the original places might not get some. Let's hope, that leaves more chance for Toronto or upstate NY!!

[ edited by CrazyMutha29 on 2005-05-09 18:15 ]
Marmoset, we don't have Irvine, just a dream.
MySerenity, it cost me $21 for two tickets in DC. That didn't seem too bad to me.

Doran, I guess I was reading too quickly. So funny!

[ edited by marmoset on 2005-05-09 18:17 ]
CrazyMutha29 -- some of the original ten are NOT, the theatres have confirmed this in the case of Dallas for sure and I believe one other as posted on the browncoats site.
I feel very left out. Damn living in England!
So, in that case we have 10 left to go!!! EVEN BETTER!
New York, Los Angeles and Toronto are big film cities and you can sell tickets to the most obscure of films. It's probably why they (we) are not on the immediate marketing radar. Universal needs to see how this beauty flies in the other population/marketing belts. Just guessin'

Good luck though. Even if it comes to Toronto, I'm waiting for the biggie on Sept. 30. Completist that I am . . .
No Philadelphia? No NYC? I can't access anything re: Washington, D.C. What does Joss have against those of us in NJ?

OK. Drifter placed the answer before my questions. That just make me look silly!

[ edited by Nebula1400 on 2005-05-09 18:27 ]
"I could be wrong in that some of the original places might not get some. Let's hope, that leaves more chance for Toronto or upstate NY!!

Well as far as I can tell, Las Vegas isn't in it this time and some say Dallas seems to be replacing Austin, but maybe some of the first 10 cities are slow on the uptake this time.

"some of the original ten are NOT, the theatres have confirmed this in the case of Dallas for sure and I believe one other as posted on the browncoats site.

Or what zeitgeist said....;-)
Well I think I'm gonna pray to whoever will listen to have one more show in Boston.
I have been super stressed about getting these tickets for like 12 hours now. I need me some Serenity and in more than one way!
It HAS to come to Toronto. I can't wait until September. And, I would think that if T.O. can sell obscure movies, then Universal should THANK US by giving us a screening. It's not like we won't go again in September...
Gack! The Denver link at MovieTickets.com doesn't work for me.
Anyone got a better link? I'm running Mozilla 1.4 (a little stale).
Looks like some are and some aren't :P
BOSTON, MA

[ edited by TaraLivesOn on 2005-05-09 18:24 ]
okay, bought the tickets. lets just hope i can go :)

[ edited by MySerenity on 2005-05-09 18:30 ]
I've TRIED reading through the 200+ posts here. BUT, I don't get it, HOW are you figuring out where the movie is showing? When I go to Fandango, it doesn't pull up anything about the screenings. Cantstopthesignal.com doesn't, and the post you linked to doesn't give any specifics either.

So, how?
Philly

more exactly its Ben Salem PA

[ edited by zeitgeist on 2005-05-09 18:27 ]

[ edited by zeitgeist on 2005-05-09 18:55 ]
Where is Sacramento or should I say Roseville. I still need to convert some others to this film.
If you can figure out that it not excluded from Philly (AGAIN), zeitgeist, then you are a god!
Atlanta is officially sold out.

Considering its just after 9am California time, I can see Joss getting a call that all the cities were sold out before it was announced! LOL...

[ edited by TaraLivesOn on 2005-05-09 18:31 ]
"I've TRIED reading through the 200+ posts here. BUT, I don't get it, HOW are you figuring out where the movie is showing? When I go to Fandango, it doesn't pull up anything about the screenings. Cantstopthesignal.com doesn't, and the post you linked to doesn't give any specifics either.

Basically you have to get lucky with a city. If you type in the right city and search on 'special advanced screening' and it lands on may 26th 10 pm, then you probably got it. But getting the city right is just guess work. That's how I understand it anyway. And there's way too many cities in my area...
:P Technically its Bensalem PA but close enough right? TaraLivesOn - LOL, I would LOVE to be a fly on the wall on either end of the Joss/Universal call that they say it sold out before they were announced.

[ edited by zeitgeist on 2005-05-09 18:32 ]
":P Technically its Bensalem PA but close enough right? "

How did you find that Zeitgeist? Lucky guess with the city?
I tried Cherry Hill, NJ, but with no luck. Maybe Voorhees?
I am absolutely going to cry. I live in NJ, so if I wasn't going to be in LA on vacation I could see it. The one time I'll be in LA it won't pay off to be there!

Wah!!!!!!!!!
That would be one lucky fly on the wall.
The cynic in me can't help but wonder if the lack of an update on the Can't Stop The Beat Signal website is deliberate. It would certainty be good publicity for Universal Pictures if the tickets were all sold out before any official announcement came out on where to get them.

Anyhow congrats to those who got tickets, good luck to those who are still hunting them down.
does anyone know approx. how long serenity is at this point??
EdDantes -- that one popped up on the browncoats boards. MySerenity -- It was about 2 hours even when I saw it in Chicago.

[ edited by zeitgeist on 2005-05-09 18:35 ]
Any chance that all this demand might persuade Universal to push up the premiere date?
Yep, Ed, that's the blessing and the curse of living in L.A.. :) - Movietickets.com lists about 180 theaters within 40 miles of my zip code ('course most of them are not linked up to MT). About 30 minutes ago I actually searched through each of the 63 theaters that were accessible for screenings on May 26, but no joy . . .
No, MySerenity, there are no refunds.
"I am absolutely going to cry. I live in NJ, so if I wasn't going to be in LA on vacation I could see it. The one time I'll be in LA it won't pay off to be there!

Yeah usually it all happens around here. Are they really deliberately avoiding the LA area now??

"Yep, Ed, that's the blessing and the curse of living in L.A.. :) - Movietickets.com lists about 180 theaters within 40 miles of my zip code ('course most of them are not linked up to MT). About 30 minutes ago I actually searched through each of the 63 theaters that were accessible for screenings on May 26, but no joy . . . "

That would seem to answer my previous question....

"The cynic in me can't help but wonder if the lack of an update on the Can't Stop The Beat Signal website is deliberate. It would certainty be good publicity for Universal Pictures if the tickets were all sold out before any official announcement came out on where to get them.
"


That IS very cynical......and very possible.

[ edited by EdDantes on 2005-05-09 18:38 ]
TaraLivesOn you have my most sincere thanks with finding that Boston link. If I could hug you I would.
I now have tickets and will be happy for the rest of the day, work be damned! (It's not like I was really doing any work anyway)
I will be donating one of my tickets for a free raffle on Whedonesque if the mods are up for that...
just gotta wait and see if I can buy/trade for Florida first...
Are there any screenings in Florida? I have yet to find one.
I believe Serenity's running time is 2 hours and 5 minutes...please add an OC or LA Universal,like they are really reading this,hehehe.... =)
Nothing for FL yet
Just got two tix for San Francisco. Thanks to all of you for the excellent research!
WAHOOOOO WAHOOOOO. Kisses to you Joss. I got my anniversary tickets after all. . . ;)
*sigh*
The closest I can find to Rochester NY is Providence (about 7 hours away) and Philly (almost 6)

*sigh*

Universal, dontcha love us in the cold part of the country?
So how many cities is that?

Philly
Seattle
Atlanta
San Fran
Chicago
KC
Boston
I'm in Rochester too... I was hoping for a Toronto or maybe a long shot of Buffalo. Does Rochester have any sorts of get-together sort of groups at all. I'd love to become part of something like that.
Ben Salem, weird. I wonder why it's up there instead of Phila. Thank you so much for all your effort, zeitgeist!

Anyway, I now have tickets to that showing AND Washington, DC so I'll either be selling or donating (or some combination of the two) one of the sets.
We're waiting on 8 more cities I beleive.

[ edited by CrazyMutha29 on 2005-05-09 18:43 ]
I could have gotten tickets for Boston, but maybe it's best I wait. It would cost me a fortune to get there and find a place to stay over night, not to mention the 7 hour drive.

I'm going to be a grown-up and wait till it comes to New Jersey.

WWAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!! Convulsive sobs... whimper....
marmoset -- glad to be of service :) though all I've done is monitor other sites :P TaraLivesOn should take a bow, Chris Bridges also for searching and aggregating them :)

[ edited by zeitgeist on 2005-05-09 18:46 ]
ktbear....this is sad =(
How many other people here feel like they are unable to leave thier puters for fear that they will miss out? I have been here for nearly 1 1/2 hrs and my daughter is starting to think that I am ignorning her.
ktbear, add Dallas, Providence, Phoenix, DC...
Add me to that list Genia... My stomachs been grumbling for nearly an hour now!!!
zeitgiest--You have been very helpful for those of us who are too overwhelmed at work to put in the kind of effort you have. It's very appreciated.

Nebula1400--Where in NJ are you? Ben Salem is surely closer than Boston.
I called Highlands Ranch 24 in Denver and they confirmed that they have a "Special Advance Preview" at 1000 PM on 5/26. They cannot say whether it is Serenity or not. I couldn't buy tickets over the phone via them, but they gave me the number for the automated ticket system: 303-790-4262

I went through the menus and got 2 adult and 2 child tickets. What a way to celebrate the kids last day of school!
Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Phoenix, Providence, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C., Boston and Philly are the only ones I know of so far. So, I'm still trying to find the other eight.
So we have 9 left?

Please, please!!!!

Dude, I have not left my computer since I read the first post about the screenings. haha.
boston is on sale on fandango...I just bought a few (yes i went to the last one too, but i have friends that didn't get to go...) Same theater as before:

http://www.fandango.com/TheaterPage.aspx?tab=PlayingNearMe&date=5/26/2005&location=02111&tid=AAPNV

[ edited by Simon on 2005-05-09 18:51 ]
Could this possibly be the longest thread ever?
Nebula, What about Philly? That's not too far from NJ is it? I could have bought tix for Chicago this time, but since I already saw it (thanks to Zeitgeist) I think I'll leave them for those who haven't, and wait to see the final cut in September. It's been fun to watch the Whedonesque board fill up with comments, though - and all the people looking out for each other with tickets!
I am at work trying to work...check here.....check fandango, and movieticket.com and i am getting a migraine..sigh!!
Oh definitely, I didn't mean to overlook TaraLivesOn, Chris Bridges, and barest_smidgen. Everyone is so fabulous!

I'm in Rochester too... I was hoping for a Toronto or maybe a long shot of Buffalo. Does Rochester have any sorts of get-together sort of groups at all. I'd love to become part of something like that.


Toronto would be cool. Too bad the ferry's not running yet, we could have a Browncoats party on the ferry ride over, LOL
I'm lucky in that today was a day we all moved around to new offices and so they aren't expecting a ton of output from me today :)

p.s. -- Marmoset I know you weren't overlooking them, you were thanking the one who posted the link that you could use. I just figured I'd take the opportunity to recognize others. We have a truly wonderful community here and I like to soapbox on behalf of that fact whenever I get a chance :P

[ edited by zeitgeist on 2005-05-09 18:53 ]
Toronto is necessary. Canada has some of the most rabid Whedon fans, but we too often get overlooked.
You mean "The Cat"??? HAHAHA. Yeah, it would be lots of fun to have a Rochester Whedon-related get together!
Nebula, like the others said, go to Bensalem, PA. It's practically in NJ!
https://www.movietickets.com/purchase.asp?perf_id=86363918
Yes, really, all you valiant, heroic Whedonesquers who've helped so many here today on this Serenity business - you really are wonderful. I don't want to leave anyone out so I'm afraid to list names but what marmoset said.
AUSTIN TEXAS:
https://www.fandango.com/TicketBoxOffice.aspx?row_count=478518034&mid=91150&tid=AAEBG

Note that Austin requires pickup with credit card just like Atlanta. No purchasing for others unless you will be there with your card...

[ edited by TaraLivesOn on 2005-05-09 18:55 ]
Austin

Agh! Always one step ahead of me... :)

[ edited by Chris Bridges on 2005-05-09 18:54 ]
Bagged tickets for Denver, but did not get an email confirmation like last time - however, did you get the web page confirmation. Anybody else get tickets from MovieTickets.com and also not get an email?
If I didn't have that 6:30 am flight from La Guardia Friday morning I would so be at the Philly preview. Rrrrrrrrr.

Nebula, what the others said. Check out the Philly link up the page some. You can't be too much farther from Philly than I am and still live in NJ. ;-)
I didn't get an email from them either, just a confirmation page, which I printed out. Maybe they don't do emails?
I want them to show something in Michigan still. I may have the money to shell out to see the movie...but not for the drive or the train trip to Chicago...
Can someone who can access the Denver MovieTickets.com link confirm that the Denver location is the Highlands Ranch 24? The automated system that I used to buy tickets said the move is 2 hours and not 2 hours, 5 minutes as was posted earlier. I'm hoping I didn't just buy tickets to some other movie :-)
It is Highlands Ranch 24
Denver

Special Advance Preview
(NR)Showtime & Date
10:00pm, the evening of
Thu, May 26th

AMC Highlands Ranch 24
103 W Centennial Blvd.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
(303) 790-4AMC
The AMC24 in Highlands Ranch, CO is where I bought tickets for - and that's where it was last time , so I think I bought Serenity tickets ;-)
Zeitgeist, thanks so much! My sweetie will be so thrilled!

And of course, Chris Bridges and malcontent. I get better response time from Whendonesque folks than from e-mails at work. That tells me something!

[ edited by dcubed on 2005-05-09 19:04 ]
Man, this is getting tedious. How long does it take to compile a list of 20 links to ticketing sites and post it?? It's like they want us to figure out where they are on their own.
Grats on the tix, enjoy the BDM everyone. I imagine you will be as blown away as I was. Yikes what a show.
So 7 cities left... come on FLORIDA!

What's with 10pm showings on a Tuesday night? Do they just want to make people crawl into work with a story to tell when people ask why they are so tired all day? LOL...
Willowy, I got an email.
I wish they'd just post the dang cities already so I know that I can stop wasting my time because nothing's coming this way :-)
Yeah, I know, exactly what I want to do on my day off.. Pray that an advance screening will come to the Rochester area!!
TaraLivesOn - I know the feeling. I've helped several friends get tickets elsewhere, and all the while central Florida sits lonely, lonely...
Tickets purchased. The nice thing about the timing is that it's the night before Mom's birthday. So I'm taking her.
Hmm there is some conflicting info floating around. I amo now told that people have bought tix for Austin AND Dallas.
Well, even though the signal can't be stopped it can be slowed to a snails pace...
TaraLivesOn & Chris Bridges, I feel your pain. I sent my friend the Philly link. Now I just want to sob & sob! JEALOUS! :)
I think the signal isn't stopped...or slow... I do believe that it is lost.
Somewhere Joss is refreshing his screen over and over and just giggling to himself, I know it.
apparently the signal can be stopped in LA and OC, sigh!! =(
Chris--You are absolutely right. I've always said the Whedon is my master & tormentor!!! Hahaha.
Re: Bensalem/Philadelphia. I'm thinking the move to suburbia could be because Bensalem has an EnormoDome-ish theatre, (Spinal Tap, anyone?) where they can spare the space, with little notice. All the downtown Philly theatres I can think of are older and smaller... ?

Anyway, to the point of my tail-between-the-legs post: I'm gonna come clean. In a fan frenzy, I panicked and purchased two D.C. tickets, thinking it was as close as I was gonna get. When the PA tickets surfaced, for a theatre four hours closer, I caved and bought two of those, too. *ducks*

I know, i know, it was wrong. In so many other parts of life, it's every man for his gorram self, but not so, here. Thus, the shame. The Shame. Hate the thought of my over-enthusiasm keeping two beloved browncoats from their BDM. Rather than sit quietly in the corner, I wish to admit my guilt and do what i can to fill those D.C. seats. If you were hoping to buy another two more tickets, and missed out, eMail me, and we'll put together a "Please accept this person, in my place" packet that will hopefully do the trick.

I'm so sorry for my greed; there must be a little Jayne in me. *insert naughty, wishful, wink here* If wishes were horses...
This is getting insane. Been up all night, had to get my blood taken early this morning, rushed home...
...and all I'm doing is refreshing my screen. At least there's good bad daytime TV on.
Guess it's time to get my theater manager-threatening boots on...

;~)
I got my tix for Austin. Thank the lord it came up before I bought my Dallas tix. I do hope that they have a screening in Florida, a lot of my friends live there and are dying to see it.
Anything in the Michigan area this time around?

I'm going to a con in Lansing, MI and will be driving out on May 26th.
The Austin link doesn't work for me. Is it sold out already or something?
The browncoats.serenitymovie folks claim they bought Austin tix from this link:

Austin

but I get a nada on that link

[ edited by zeitgeist on 2005-05-09 19:15 ]

[ edited by zeitgeist on 2005-05-09 19:16 ]
This is painful. I can't wait all day. I do have things I should be doing...but alas, here they go...undone.
Well that's a Whedonesque record. Over 300 comments now. This thread has certainly taken my breath away.
Whoa, I just got bumped from logging in to Whedonesque. I don't think that's happened since AtS got cancelled.

I knew you weren't scolding zeitgeist--you did inadvertently remind me that I was being very selfish though!

Fandango, where I bought the DC tix, sent me an email but movietickets.com, where I bought the Ben Salem tix did not.

barest_smidgen, you and I are definitely on the same wavelength--again, I did the same thing! But anyway, I can pass on one set of tix. They will most likely be the DC ones but folks can contact me if they are in need...

[ edited by marmoset on 2005-05-09 19:17 ]
barest_smidgen all you have to do is throw the spare tickets out of shuttle when you don't have enough lift... then you'll get a town named after you when they fall on some person who doesn't know of Firefly/Serenity and discovers how good it is :-)
TLO -- We'd need to rework the song a bit, though :P Let us know if you need CPR, Simon :)

[ edited by zeitgeist on 2005-05-09 19:18 ]
ShelaghC, I am right there with you. I want Michigan to be included.

Include the nifty little state in which you can use your hand to show people where you live. It's cool. Really.

We deserve a Serenity showing.
TLO--heh heh.
I just got tickets for my sister in Boston. May we please have Toronto now??????
I think it would be great if the Rochester people came over on the Cat for a Shindig! Check out our website www.canadianbrowncoats.com which also links to the yahoo group. I'm sure we could arrange something!
Wow! Just got a database connection failure message. I wonder if Milo is pulling his hair out?
The Chicago theater confirms it is now sold out. Any other similar reports yet? Before the official announcement has even been made? :P
I heard Atlanta was sold out.
Anymore cities added....it would be lovely if they added LA or OC.....wow I can not stop saying that.
I bought tickets for San Francisco, but I am still holding out for something closer. Come on L.A., O.C. or even San Diego!
You people are my Big Damn Heroes!!!! I got 4 tickets to the Bensalem, PA show!!!

I did get an error message along with my order confirmation, but I called up movietickets.com and they confirmed that I have the tickets!!!

I don't have to be a grown-up now!!!! YAYYY!!!
Mal'sGal..I am right there with you.....I can not do SF or SD, but LA or OC..is right on the money...sigh!
Seattle was reported sold out.
Anything in Missouri, Kentucky, or Tennessee?
Still waiting to hear about, what, 7 more cities?
Atlanta, DC, Chicago all sold out.
spooky, their is a screening in Kansas City.
Well at least y'all have something in your state.

I think I've gone quite mad sitting here waiting...
i love you all. i love whedonesque.

BIG HUG ALL 'ROUND!!

'cause i got more tix for boston, and set up my officemate as well who was about to kill me for seeing it last week and not mentioning it.
Nebula, that's GREAT news!!! /dance
400lb_Gorilla, nothing in St Louis though right?
Glad to hear it Nebula1400. I guess I'll be seeing you and barest_smidgen there. How exciting. I got an error message too but I did manage to print a confirmation so I'm assuming it's okay.

I realized that I really have to thank electricspacegirl as well. If she hadn't updated her livejournal early this morning I might have gotten to this whole thread entirely too late. Thanks to everyone for being so dang cool.
Supposedly the Austin listing WAS UP and is now removed from the site.

[ edited by zeitgeist on 2005-05-09 19:29 ]
There is tickets in my state but way to far for me to drive.......I wish I could take off work but alas I can't..come on OC or LA =)
I've posted links to 13 cities here. I'm still searching to find the other seven.
Okay, I have GOT TO go eat some food. If anything pops up in the Rochester area (Toronto etc.) either yell really really loud so maybe I'll hear you and come back or help me out with a few tickets that I'd be more than willing to buy off of someone!! Not that it matters... Like Universal'll bring Serenity to Rochester...
LOL. True, true, TaraLivesOn. I think I might rather be cast in mud, than wear Kaylee's dream dress. ;)

But alas, there's the credit card requirement to consider when trying to transfer tickets from afar. I'm thinking a copy of the confirmation, and a copy of my license/credit card (key info blacked out) with a note approving pick up of tickets by holder could do the trick...? (It worked for me with theatre tickets once. Anyone try anything similar on May 5th?)
Sister Spooky: not yet, but i'm still hoping.
barest_smidgen, you are so sweet. Thanks for the heads up to everyone. I got my tickets, and I now have drugs from the doctor. I have tickets AND drugs to get better, what a perfect day. It's actually good that I'm at home sick because no way could this have happened at work today...apparently my co-workers are swamped. The Joss Gods are looking down on me.

My fingers are crossed for everyone still trying to get tickets!!! We're so lucky to be in a community where everyone looks out for everyone else. You guys rock!
What about Portland? Any news?
Austin is definitely down. I finally managed to get the listing for "Special Advance Preview" but it wouldn't let me buy tickets when I clicked on it. I got this message:



Sorry, this movie is not currently playing in or near the location you have selected.

Please enter a different location.
Does anyone know any clever ways to find out if any city in Michigan will be showing the screening?

Fandango doesn't seem to permit searching by date and Movietickets.com isn't helpful at all.
LOL. True, true, TaraLivesOn. I think I might rather be cast in mud, than wear Kaylee's dream dress. ;)

But alas, there's the credit card requirement to consider when trying to transfer tickets from afar. I'm thinking a copy of the confirmation, and a copy of my license/credit card (key info blacked out) with a note approving pick up of tickets by holder could do the trick...? (It worked for me with theatre tickets once. Anyone try anything similar on May 5th?)
I'm in KY, but my brother is in St Louis and I converted him into a Browncoat over a year ago and he's been calling me to see if there is a showing in St Louis.
CrazyMutha29 if Toronto shows up, I will be buying as many tickets as I can for my fellow browncoats who are actually working this fine day. I'll do my best to save one for you.
www.cantstopthesignal.com is up. No Toronto.
cantstopthesignal.com is UPDATED. Still says May 5th but it has 20 cities up. Nothing in the LA area.
cantstoptheginal has been updated!

Atlanta, GA
For tickets, contact theaters directly. Please check back later to purchase tickets online. Hollywood 24@ North 1-85
3265 Northeast Expressway
Chamblee, GA 30341
Phone: 770-936-9468


Austin, TX
For tickets, contact theaters directly. Please check back later to purchase tickets online. Gateway 16
9700 Stone Lake Blvd
Austin, TX 78759
Phone: 512-343-5480


Boston, MA
For tickets, contact theaters directly. Please check back later to purchase tickets online. Boston Commons
175 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-423-2568


Chicago, IL Rivereast 21
322 East Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-596-0333


Dallas, TX Valley View 16
13331 Preston Road #2300
Dallas, TX 75240
Phone: 972-387-4503


Denver, CO Highland Ranch 24
103 W. Centennial Blvd.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Phone: 303-471-5232


Hartford, CT
For tickets, contact theaters directly. Please check back later to purchase tickets online. Buckland Hills Manchester
99 Redstone Road
Manchester, CT 06045
Phone: 860-646-4555


Kansas City, MO Barrywoods 24
8101 NW Roanridge
Kansas City, MO 64151
Phone: 816-505-9199


Las Vegas, NV
For tickets, contact theaters directly. Please check back later to purchase tickets online. Palms 14
4321 West Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
Phone: 702-507-1525


Miami, FL
For tickets, contact theaters directly. Please check back later to purchase tickets online. Aventura Mall 24
19501 Biscayne Blvd. - 3001
Aventura, FL 33180
Phone: 305-466-9880


Minneapolis, MN Southdale 16
400 Southdale Center
Edina, MN 55435
Phone: 913-894-9214


Norfolk, VA
For tickets, contact theaters directly. Please check back later to purchase tickets online. MacArthur Center 18
300 Monticello Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 757-623-7800


Philadelphia, PA Neshaminy 24
3900 Rockhill Drive
Bensalem, PA 19020
Phone: 215-396-8045


Phoenix, AZ Arizona Mills I-24
5000 Arizona Mills Circle
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: 480-820-0387


Portland, OR
For tickets, contact theaters directly. Please check back later to purchase tickets online. Eastport 16
4040 South E. 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97266
Phone: 503-772-1111


Providence, RI Providence Place Mall 16
10 Providence Place
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-270-4659


Sacramento, CA
For tickets, contact theaters directly. Please check back later to purchase tickets online. Roseville 14
1555 Eureka Rd
Roseville, CA 95661
Phone: 916-797-3466


San Francisco, CA
For tickets, contact theaters directly. Please check back later to purchase tickets online.
Van Ness 14
1000 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: 415-674-4630




Seattle, WA
For tickets, contact theaters directly. Please check back later to purchase tickets online. Meridian 16
7th & Pike / 1501 7th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-622-2434


Washington, DC
For tickets, contact theaters directly. Please check back later to purchase tickets online.
Georgetown 14
3111 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-342-6033

[ edited by zeitgeist on 2005-05-09 19:46 ]
Even though the date is off, Can't Stop the Signal has the full list of theaters for this next round of screenings. Cities are Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Hartford, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, Norfolk, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland (OR), Providence, Sacramento, San Fransisco, Seattle and Washington, DC.
Damn, Miami. How to handle a four hour drive on a work night... Well, unless there's a third round with different cities, I'll be waiting til September.

[ edited by Chris Bridges on 2005-05-09 19:49 ]
DAMNIT!!!!!! DAMNIT ALL TO HELL!!!!!!!
No Michigan screenings and I'm leaving from Chicago that same morning.

Ah well. Maybe next time around? Or maybe they'll add more showings before the 26th.
Yeah I've posted the link on the front page, so I suggest we regroup there.
Ok, but what is up with the 'contact the theaters directly' Hope that isn't going to cause a problem for those of us that have already purchased tickets online?
Well that is just sad!! Congrats and YAY for everyone that gets to see a screening......LUCKIES!!! =)

I guess for once living in the LA area( I am in OC) sucks =(
Pity us So. Californians, so near to Joss, yet so far from bliss.
Are you kidding me?! There's actually a screening in Connecticut?! And I already bought Providence tickets... AGH!
I would imagine there are a number of people who scrambled to get tickets in a city a ways distant, only to find that a closer city actually has a screening. Too bad so many of the theaters have credit card requirements, or I'm sure you could easily find someone to go in your place. That's the problem with them not releasing all the cities at once, I suppose....
And Zeitgeist, after your long trip down here last week, you now have your very own Minneapolis showing. Still, I suppose you got to see it a few weeks earlier. (And selfishly I'm glad you made the trip!)
the Official Board hasn't been updated, but the cantstopthesignal.com site has all the cities listed:
http://www.cantstopthesignal.com/
and I don't think Chicago is sold out, I've heard people say that but when I went there it seemed to be willing to process more tickets (but I didn't want to buy more).
Good luck everyone!
Now wonder I cant get tickets, the philly screening sold out this morning...anyone have an extra ticket for a browncoat in need?

[ edited by hobgadling on 2005-05-09 20:01 ]
Yes MPLS now has its very own showing. I'm glad that I made the trip though -- getting to meet you and some other Chicago (not to mention others who did a multihour drive) folks was well worth it -- plus I got to see some movie :P
hobgadling, where are you? Do you specifically need Philly tickets?

Actually, if you reply, could you meet me over at the other thread?

[ edited by marmoset on 2005-05-09 20:05 ]
Are you kidding me?! There's actually a screening in Connecticut?! And I already bought Providence tickets... AGH!

WindTheFrog | May 09, 19:55 CET


Try buying a set of tickets to the showing in Connecticut. I guarantee you'll be able to sell the ones you already bought.
I'm in NYC so philly is the easiest to get to...I could probably do Hartford too, but thats a bit of a schlep.
I know we're moving to the other thread, but I just wanted to respond to acp's post.

Re: Transferring tickets to someone, when the system requires the purchasing credit card for pickup. I once bought theatre tickets I couldn't use, from a similar vendor. I was able to transfer them to a friend, by giving her a packet of:

1. Confirmation printout.
2. Photocopy of my license and purchasing Amex (some info blacked out)
3. Short note saying I couldn't attend, and please accept the holder of this info in my place, with a signature and cell phone number.

I know that seems sort of dramatic, but if folks are willing to travel, and desperate for your extra tickets, it's worth a shot. My friend said the box office manager seemed taken aback by all of her paperwork/the lengths we went to, and gave her the tickets. Worth a shot, if all parties understand it might not work.... Good luck, all!
Woo! Minneapolis showing! May 26th is too far away!
I bleed, I mean, I need 4 tix to Portland. Call the theater and they apparently "don't know" when they begin selling the tickets yet, and still no-go on Fandango. Any Northwestern Browncoats got anything more then I have??

P.S. The girl who talked to me in regards to the sneak peak seemed annoyed - maybe a lot of people have been calling about the same thing? Or maybe she just hasn't been converted yet... Eitherways, didn't even say goodbye on the phone :(
The San Francisco theater told me they're sold out on the phone, and the MovieTickets.com display looks like it's NOT sold out, but every time I try to confirm my purchase it spits me back to an old page without any confirmation. What gives? I think I missed out. :(
ringworm -- you're local? /boggle /starts planning a meetup before the screening ;)
*sighs* Living in Germany sucks! :( ! Good luck to everyone for getting tickets!
Thanks Kessie, I think I'll be needing every last bit of luck (good luck that is) that I can get!
Yup, I live in Minneapolis zeitgeist. A meetup would definately be rad.
Longest thread ever! W00t!

I was recovering from having my wisdom teeth ripped out so I missed this announcement - and got on in time to see absolutely no tickets left in Seattle already. *cry* So now I have a sore mouth AND no Serenity tickets! CRUSHING DISAPPOINTMENT!!!
wow, how many cities are sold out as of now?

oh, mort, i feel your pain. i got mine out in december (a week before christmas) and a month later a got an infection, owww!

[ edited by MySerenity on 2005-05-09 20:57 ]
Holy shit. Look at all these comments. This has got to be the biggest thread ever.
I'm from Vancouver, BC, but I'd be willing to travel to Seattle or even Portland if anyone has an extra ticket or two. It's getting harder not to have a computer at home, although I may never have made it to work today if I did :) I kept trying all the links above for Seattle and none of them seemed to work, but I heard via our local Firefly meetup group they sold out earlier. Now Portland seems to be sold out, too. For a moment, I even considered flying somewhere like Phoenix or Boston on my somewhat limited budget.

Tickets, anyone???
As of this moment, Can't Stop the Signal shows EVERYTHING sold out, except Miami, Norfolk, and Sacramento. I haven't seen movie tickets go this fast since LOTR Trilogy Tuesday. I've got mine (Phoenix, yea!).
SpikeBad, Definetely the longest thread ever.
down to Sacramento now
380 posts?!?! You guys are kinda insane. But in a warm and welcome way though.
Still no screening in my area. Not that I expected there to be, but one can always hope that someone in UniversalHQ get the strange idea to have a screening in Stockholm. That's possible, right? Right? *sigh*
I personally want to see this thread break 400 since its so close now. I think it may have without any of my help, but on the other hand just to be safe here comes message 380-something!
This seems like a worthy cause. I'll donate.
According to cantstopthesignal all of the screenings are now sold out.

WOW!
Big Damn Thread. ;)
The official announcement went up at 2:05pm EDT and it officially showed all sold out at 5:45pm EDT. So officially, that's 3 hours 40 minutes. Of course hours earlier we started digging out the ticket links through the back door, so many theaters were sold out before the official announcement.
I'm almost sad that it probably won't break 400 :P (the thread)
I wonder if there will still be all the bells and whistles of the first sneak peak like the handout and keychains. I also heard the only "celebrity" the Portland screening received was some spokesperson from Universal. I wasn't there but read a review at Jet Wolf's blog. Although I did hear other cities received much better guests (no offense random universal guy). Oh well, either way I'm dang excited being able to see it for the first time at the second sneak peak screening! Even if there's no Universal Cheerleader or free things, at least I won't have to impossibly avoid spoilers for 4 months - avoiding them for 2+ weeks won't be too bad...
Chicago got random Universal folks too. Not that we weren't amused, but we would have preferred a BDH :)
And not only is it the longest thread but I think all the threads that have ever come close did so because Joss had posted in them. I think.
So marmo-set-hut-hut-hike... what you're saying is... therefore... if say... Joss... or somebody... or Joss... posted in here... it be over 400... hmm... well where's Joss?? Not like he's trying to promote a mov-- oh yeah...
Doing my part for the 400 thing.

I'd be happy with a Universal spokesperson because otherwise in D.C.? I'm sure none of the cast would come here. I'd of course prefer a BDH but heck, I'll take anything. What were some of the free things handed out at the last screening? Buttons? Keychains?
Keychains, buttons, temp tattoos, 8x11 one-sheets.
Ooh, it never occurred to me that there might be neat stuff other than the movie...neat!
Very cool, zeitgeist. I'd love a button or one-sheet. Best of all? A giant banner to hang out of one of my windows to lure and tantalize passersby. Either that or bring the police to my door.
I'd just like tickets :( dangit. Kansas City anyone? I can buy the popcorn.
Of course, Joss did post in this thread - sort of. Way up at the top. He just assumed the identity of Succatash. Which really confused 'Tash.
no keychains or buttons by the time I was in line (i got there on the late side) but they did handout flyers for free screenings of the Longest Yard (yawn) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Very cool! Except that I already have plans that night).

This thread is SO close to 400 now... :-)
Oh, phlebotinin. I think you've got a better shot at getting a Big Damn Movie Star to show in D.C., than we do in Bensalem, PA. That's BENSALEM, PENNSYLTUCKY, folks. Heard of it, before zeitgeist told you about it? Didn't think so. (don't yell at me, locals, cuz i'm from sorta around there)

Anyway, back when i was in high school, our basketball team used to play away games at the school in Bensalem. (I was the "trainer" for the boys team...i heard i'd get to wrap, um, boyparts, with ace bandages and stuff, but i digress.) Anyway, the bus used to get lost on the way to Bensalem, as all the weedy strip malls looked the same. The Neshaminy Mall was the hotspot there on Friday nights, followed closely by the D.Q. And I'm pretty sure we had to be escorted by security to the gym. They took their b-ball somewhat seriously, methinks.

Anyway, point being, my theatre'll kick your theatre's ass in the "Least Likely To See A Big Damn Hero" vote.
Ah yes, I believe you're right, barest_smidgen. Consider my D.C. ass soundly kicked. Ouch. But you win for having the showing at the place with the coolest name: the Neshaminy Mall at Bensalem, Pee-Ay. Yowza. I wonder, though, if during the screening you'll suddenly flash to wrapping boyparts and being strongarmed by security. Interesting combo, that.

rayne&ripper, as glad as I am that I got a ticket, it's tempered with sadness that so many people didn't. That sucks. Keep on checking out there for Kansas City tickets. You never know - maybe someone has an extra. Try the upcoming.org site; try also looking for meetup groups in Kansas City devoted to Firefly, Buffy, and Angel. And maybe on the browncoats site there'll be someone advertising tickets. And yes, for goodness' sake, keep your homepage set to whedonesque. That's what got me so lucky in this latest screenings wave. I've long been a proud whedonesque homepager. It's a wonderful place.
Jeez, if one of the actors showed up in DC...I mean, it's been said that politics is showbiz for ugly people...bring on the beautiful cast of Serenity and make my year!
Just posting (as you've done) that you need a ticket on Whedonesque might help too, Rayne&ripper. That was how I got a ticket to the Chicago show last week. Zeitgeist contacted me when it turned out he had an extra one. It's a great group of folks... Nice to see that so many people who missed out on the 5th got tickets this time around!
Memories of wrapping boyparts in Bensalem coupled with visions of being manhandled by Cap'n Tightpants and Jayne, with his big gun...? I have a feeling that I'm so getting thrown outta there.
Edited to add: ...and maybe, here.

[ edited by barest_smidgen on 2005-05-10 02:15 ]
It's quite stunning that we've gotten all these screenings so early. I don't remember ever hearing of another movie doing this. Now if only it's shown to work really well (somehow, not sure they'll really be able to tell until the full release which won't help me with...) so they do the same thing in the UK and I get to go instead of having to wait far too many months.
Oh look! This makes comment #402
I knew we could do it! I must've posted like thirty times in this thread :P

[ edited by zeitgeist on 2005-05-10 03:17 ]
An interesting detail I just noticed. There's over 400 posts in this thread and not a single poster has called Joss by his full name. We're appearently all on first name basis here. It's all sort of amusing. I mean, you won't see Star Trek fans writing about "Gene" and "Willy" anytime soon. But I guess that we Jossfans are unique.
Well, Joss is just one of the guys! He does post here like the rest of us do!
I always talk about Joss like he's a close personal friend of mine. Ha. Like even with nonfans, at work and home. "I got to see Joss's new movie the other night." "Well, Joss says..." etc. Kinda funny...
nutmanda, I totally do that too. The students in my office thought my obsession was so funny they printed out pictures of Joss from the internet and decorated my desk. They of course thought they were making fun of me....are the pictures still decorating my desk? Hell yes they are!
The thing that really surprised me was that for the May 5th screening they sold out ten theaters in about 8-9 hours, but for May 26th we've sold out 20 theaters in half that time. Isn't that right? Of course part of the reason was that Joss posted last night giving us all enough warning so that many people were up all night and the rest got up bright and early searching for theaters selling tickets. It seems incredible to me.

Here's hoping they try again sometime in June, but with 40 theaters this time! And I hope Universal gives Canada a break next time.
Yeah I always imagined (and correct me if I'm wrong) Mr. Whedon being one of those guys that if you called him Mr. Whedon he'd be the first to say "just call me Joss" but I'm still intimidated enough to capitlize his name because he is THE Joss not A joss you know? But yeah, I realized that earlier but decided not to point it out in fear of being obsolete to a topic of old before I became a member (since I am just celebrating my 3rd or 4th day as member). On that note, I'll be the first to say Whedon. There I said it, you happy now!? *runs off crying*
You know, no matter how big a thread gets, you can somehow still detect the presence of a Joss post (by proxy, in this case) in it. Even deeply buried uptop, we can feel it here at the end -- just like that Princess who was able to feel a single legume despite a million layers of feather-fluff between her and it. Such is the power of the Joss pea. :)

*gleefully bounces up and down on the ginormous Joss bed thread*

And while he's certainly due that "Mr. Whedon" out of genuine respect and adoration, I honestly feel I've gotten to poke around inside his brain for so long that thinking of him as other than "Joss" seems almost contrived, not to mention distant in a way Joss has never been. He's one of us'ns. Seems a mite awkward to make a ceremony out of someone's name when they've let you move in and put your figurative feet up on their coffee table for years, after all...
Beautifully put Wiseblood. I would say though the trouble with moving into Joss’ house and putting your feet on his coffee table is, you somehow tend to end up in a dungeon in his basement having your heart ripped out.

Maybe he just thinks feet on table are bad manners or maybe he just doesn’t want us to get too comfortable. It’s all good though from where I’m sitting. (At a safe distance, far, far away.)
So I guess this thread means that the people around here are pretty excited about the movie huh ?

I really hope that this kind of buzz generating pre-screenings does have the intended positive effects and generates enough additional interest to make the film a (even bigger) success.

The rest of us will just have to suffer waiting for the actual film release.
Hmm, interesting point Djungelurban, never really considered it before. I do always refer to him as Joss even i.r.l. (though I'm then sometimes forced to clarify by adding the Whedon or "Buffy creator" :) ) I guess the only other creator/writer I do that with is JJ [Abrams] though that's only with my friends who are Alias fans.
I actually debated the first time I referred to him as Joss, because 1. I was raised to be polite and not take liberties with strangers and 2. I have always felt uncomfortable with the idea of fans taking liberties with celebreties just because they know their work. That said, Joss posts here as "Joss" so that is what it makes sense to call him. End of problem for me.
I am just green with envy as I read this thread... Joss Whedon, why are there no European screenings? I know life isn't fair, but this is just so not right! There are tonnes of flans here - Firefly is even on TV in the UK right now. Where are the London, Paris, Munich screenings?
As Chris Buchanan said, any international screenings will fall under a different schedule/marketing concern/etc. I wouldn't say there won't be any, just supposing they will be coming later if they do happen.
I always refer to him as 'Joss' as well. Even to people who haven't any idea who Joss is, in which case I do add "Whedon" and sometimes also explain he is the creater of Buffy, then it clicks for them. I've just gotten so used to refering to him as 'Joss', that it seems the most natural to me.

And while I'm posting, I'm looking for 1 - 4 more tickets to the DC Serenity screening if anyone has any extra's. My email address is in my profile. Thanks!

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