12 Sep 2018 - 'The Room' 15th Anniversary Screening

September 12th, 2018.

The World Premiere for ‘King of Thieves’ had just finished less than a block away, and a semi-comfortable wooden chair at The King Of Burgers might still have had my impression and/or body heat on it, when I rushed to the Prince Charles Cinema for my second event of the evening : the 15th Anniversary Screening of the notoriously so-bad-it’s-good movie/experience “The Room (2003)”.

Here’s how it went down….

But how is that different to any other day?

But how is that different to any other day?

The thought of me buying some merchandise but NOT getting a photo with Tommy’n’Greg was so confounding to the staff that they advised me to have a photo taken anyway just so it didn’t confuse them. So this is from my GoPro (which displays a black screen when in use) as held by one of the staffers.

The thought of me buying some merchandise but NOT getting a photo with Tommy’n’Greg was so confounding to the staff that they advised me to have a photo taken anyway just so it didn’t confuse them. So this is from my GoPro (which displays a black screen when in use) as held by one of the staffers.

I’m not quite sure what I’m looking at here, but it’s set to music and the movie hasn’t started yet.

I’m not quite sure what I’m looking at here, but it’s set to music and the movie hasn’t started yet.

“There’s going to be a Q&A beforehand, and just remember : there are no stupid questions, just confusing answers”  - this is actually what was said, and … yeah… it was fairly on-point.

“There’s going to be a Q&A beforehand, and just remember : there are no stupid questions, just confusing answers” - this is actually what was said, and … yeah… it was fairly on-point.

“Okay….. if you just gonna ask me about what I think of the new Star Wars movie I’m just going to go back to the bar…..”

“Okay….. if you just gonna ask me about what I think of the new Star Wars movie I’m just going to go back to the bar…..”

“It’s not a story about an Australian native jumping animal. The guy with the camera just needs to compose his photos better”.  That, or the person blocking the letter “M” during a Q&A session needs to get to his/her seat quicker, damnit.

“It’s not a story about an Australian native jumping animal. The guy with the camera just needs to compose his photos better”. That, or the person blocking the letter “M” during a Q&A session needs to get to his/her seat quicker, damnit.

“Your question is not stupid. I just don’t feel like answering it. Next?”

“Your question is not stupid. I just don’t feel like answering it. Next?”

“My true feelings about Tommy? Well, he’s standing right over there and he’s still scary and erratic sometimes, so I’m just going to say I love the guy.”

“My true feelings about Tommy? Well, he’s standing right over there and he’s still scary and erratic sometimes, so I’m just going to say I love the guy.”

“If I could give you all just one bit of advice, it’s to always wear darker sunglasses than strictly necessary, and wear multiple belts with metal studs embedded in them. And if you think that’s actually two bits of advice, I have a third bit of advice for you….”

“If I could give you all just one bit of advice, it’s to always wear darker sunglasses than strictly necessary, and wear multiple belts with metal studs embedded in them. And if you think that’s actually two bits of advice, I have a third bit of advice for you….”

“Remember what I said : dark sunglasses and belts with studs”  And also remember : making a movie that’s so bad that it’s good is like walking into a nuclear reactor core naked and hoping to get superpowers : don’t ever do it deliberately.

“Remember what I said : dark sunglasses and belts with studs”
And also remember : making a movie that’s so bad that it’s good is like walking into a nuclear reactor core naked and hoping to get superpowers : don’t ever do it deliberately.

“Be enigmatic. Have an accent. Wear funky clothes. Never show your eyes. And if you can, always stand next to or near to relatively ordinary people” . I’d suggest that this kind of behaviour might also keep you cripplingly single… but I barely do one out of five of those things and I accomplish the sixth.

“Be enigmatic. Have an accent. Wear funky clothes. Never show your eyes. And if you can, always stand next to or near to relatively ordinary people”. I’d suggest that this kind of behaviour might also keep you cripplingly single… but I barely do one out of five of those things and I accomplish the sixth.

… and I haven’t even made it to St Pancras to see if my train company has managed to f**k things up again.

… and I haven’t even made it to St Pancras to see if my train company has managed to f**k things up again.

So… that was that. And, true confession, despite knowing the basic gist I’d never actually SEEN The Room in full before. And with a crowd of fans throwing spoons (eh?) and shouting at people to close the (f**king) door and various other comments throughout, it was quite the little experience.

Until next time!

Well…. I got it signed. Now to listen to that sweet, sweet music

Well…. I got it signed. Now to listen to that sweet, sweet music

Some authentic Room-thrown plastic spoons. See me if you want one… or check my garbage about a week from now.

Some authentic Room-thrown plastic spoons. See me if you want one… or check my garbage about a week from now.