It's all part of the plan

"Hey, Jord, the opening day midnight screening at the Dome sold out."
"Eh. I wanted to see it in IMAX anyway."
"Oh. Hold on."


"Both opening day midnight IMAX screenings in the area sold out. We could, however, see it in IMAX at 3:15 a.m."
"Buy the tickets."
"3:15 a.m.?"
"It'll be fun. We'll exit at dawn."
"As Knight ends, the sun rises."


"[sigh] Okay. 3:15 a.m. at CityWalk."

I checked Fandango on Monday. The 3:15 a.m. screening had sold out.

This is how we do:

The Dark Knight (IMAX)
Friday, July 18
3:15 a.m.
AMC CityWalk Stadium 19

The Dark Knight
Friday, July 18
11:10 p.m.
Mann Village Theatre

The Dark Knight
Sunday, July 20
4:50 p.m.
ArcLight Cinerama Dome

Rory and I will be joined by a rotating cast of characters. Come assassinate us.

I'm trying to squeeze in a fourth screening at the Spectrum on Saturday, but I have to be in Hollywood that night to see Wolf Parade.

The craziest shit I've done to see a movie:

7. Wait four hours in line to see Spy Game
The people behind me arrived two-and-a-half hours after I did.

6. After a half-day at work, fly to Los Angeles and see The Dark Knight in IMAX at 3:15 a.m.

5. Wake up at 5:00 a.m. and drive 75 miles in morning commute traffic to catch No Country for Old Men at 8:00 a.m.

4. Abandon my six-year-old brother at a multiplex because I really wanted to see Independence Day but only had enough money for one ticket.
"Wait here in the arcade. I'll be back."

As I exited the auditorium, I encountered my brother near the doors with a bag of popcorn. He had told the manager that I abandoned him and the manager gave him popcorn and escorted him inside!

3. Wait sixteen hours in line to see Attack of the Clones
No regrets whatsoever.

2. Fly to Ann Arbor, MI, drive to the Canadian border, drive back to Ann Arbor (only Tony and I had passports), and drive back to the border and cross it the following day to see Trailer Park Boys: The Movie
"Reason for crossing the border today?"

1. Departing at 5:00 a.m., drive from Royal Oak, MI to Montreal (571 miles) on a whim to catch a screening of The Hebrew Hammer
Midway through the nine-and-a-half-hour drive, I shit my pants for reals.

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  1. hugostop 02 Jul 08 at 04:05

    i waited 8 hours in line to watch Multiplicity. beat that.

    dude, holla at an adamriff/hugostop/hermitology/ken jennings convention. it'll be like an orgy of retardation. i call barhop until that 3:15am screening, suckas. that shit better not sell out.

  2. lozo 02 Jul 08 at 12:07

    i have a friend like this. how can you make such a solid commitment to a movie you haven't seen? imagine if you did this for Rush Hour 3.

  3. Jon 02 Jul 08 at 13:05

    "how can you make such a solid commitment to a movie you haven't seen?"

    I like to live dangerously.

  4. Shing 02 Jul 08 at 13:57

    I'm doing TDK at Arclight on Sat at noon and if my bro doesn't want to go I'll have a couple extra tix. It's not sold out or anything yet – I just have to have good seats. My days of 6-week lineups are over… assigned seating all the way!

  5. ernest riles 02 Jul 08 at 13:58

    some people will do anything to see a man in tights on a 72' x 58' screen.


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