Fanboys (finally) Showing In Dallas July 23

Discussion in 'Shows & Conventions' started by wookiee_cookiee, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. wookiee_cookiee

    wookiee_cookiee Moderator Staff Member

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    Man, does The Uptown Theater and Movie Geek Feed have a treat for you. On Thursday, July 23rd, for the first time in the DFW area, you can see Fanboys the way it was meant to be seen – on the big-screen! For whatever reason, when the movie was released in it’s limited theatrical run, the DFW got the shaft. Fanboys NEVER played in the theaters here. July 23rd is our way of rectifying that situation and celebrating two noteworthy events – the 1st Anniversary of MovieGeekFeed.com and the 10th Anniversary of Star Wars – Episode I: The Phantom Menace. What better way to celebrate than by seeing an all-digital screening of Episode I AND the movie that it helped inspire – Fanboys.

    There will, of course, be contests and giveaways. We also expect all Star Wars fans to come out dressed in their favorite character costume. Show DFW who the REAL Fan boys AND girls do it!!!

    Tickets for the event will go on sale here on Monday, July 6th. They are $10.00 and one canned good per person when you arrive at the theater that goes to the Grand Prairie Food & Clothing Co-op.

    The Uptown Theater is in downtown Grand Prairie, TX at 120 East Main Street, Grand Prairie, Texas, 75050.

    Doors open at 6PM.

    The 501st Star Garrison (Lucasfilm Limited's ONLY official costume club) will be there, meeting and greeting people as they arrive. They will have a picture booth where attendees will be able to get photos taken with Star Wars characters, such as a Stormtrooper, Biker Trooper, Imperial Guards, Slave Leia, and more to be announced. You can even have your picture taken in Imperial binders and look locked up. They will also be conducting a contest and giving away the awards.

    A Piece of the Action will also be in attendance and conducting an "Anakin Skywalker Whine-off" Contest. Think you have what it takes to whine like the big-baby-would-be-Sith-lord? Well, you can prove it here and win prizes.

    There will also be a few vendors at the event selling Star Wars merchandise.

    http://www.moviegeekfeed.com/2009/06/help-mgf-celebrate-their-first.html
     
  2. wookiee_cookiee

    wookiee_cookiee Moderator Staff Member

    Warren and I will be there in costume. :lightnin:
     
  3. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

    Hmm...I guess someone doesn't read my posts. :( ;)

    Anyone else in the Dallas area who can attend? I knw we're not the only Texans on the boards.
     
  4. wookiee_cookiee

    wookiee_cookiee Moderator Staff Member

    Where did you post this? :p My bad.
     
  5. wookiee_cookiee

    wookiee_cookiee Moderator Staff Member

  6. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

  7. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

  8. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

    For those interested, a Grand Prairie news program filmed some shots of the event, including a brief interview with none other than The Bothan Spy's very own Wookiee Cookiee!

    The footage can be seen here, a little over 4 minutes into the clip.

    http://www.gptx.org/index.aspx?page=22&recordid=126
     

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