March 22nd, 2016.
Well...this was a big one (so grab a tea, coffee, or redbull for this one). It had everything from the wristbands being handed out one day early, to them being colour-coded to one of eight colours signifying different pens covering not one but TWO cinemas in Leicester Square, to bag checks and metal scans (which would seem redundant since Batman, Superman AND Wonder Woman would be there to keep us safe!)...and that was before it even started!
And testament to the variable amount of smart-ness I bring to these events (?), I figured for this massive premiere that I'd pick the most ridiculous pen on the basis of barely more than "hey, neat wristband colour!!".
So... Purple Pen it was. And all for a movie I've since watched and like about this // much (feel free to read the incoherent rant I've put online here until I go and edit it). The premiere, however, was pretty good. Here's how it went down:
Three hours pass... until:
And then, after all the rap, all the freeness, all coming to realise that my choice of pens (despite the gloriously glossy vibrant purple wristband) might be among the worst random decisions I could ever make... it has begun.
So that? Was pretty much that. And Purple Pen ended up being The Little Pen That Could. And so yes, it definitely joins the fun and mayhem of my Archive of Movie Premieres, where it can join the premiere of Man of Steel by being nowhere near it alphabetically.
Until next time! - I've already got my ticket to the 70mm presentation. It should be big! (And it was. Was it GOOD, though? Uh... no. No it wasn't.)
Until next time!