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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2004
1:10 am
good! now let's buy tickets!
Hi all-

We've tallied the votes from here and from the Yahoo group, and we're ready to go. The Philadelphia line party will be at the Bridge for the 9:40pm showing. We'll be meeting before the show at Philly Diner (6:00pm) for dinner and socializing. Hope to see you all there!

Now, the good stuff. We'll going in person to buy tickets on Friday morning at 10am. That means if you want a ticket (or two, or three, or n), you'll need to email me (twilightsorcery at livejournal dot com) by 9:30am with the following information:

  1. Your first name, and the first letter of your last name if you have a rather common first one. If your first name is Jebediah, I think we can safely do without the last name.

  2. How many tickets you want

  3. If you will be attending the pre-show dinner, and, if so, how many people you'll be bringing

  4. The email address(es) I should expect to be receiving Paypal payments from (if different from the one you're using to send me this)

  5. Anything else we need to know (special needs, desired stuff to do while standing in line, etc)

You'll also need to set up a payment through Paypal--the Bridge charges $10 for each ticket, and I can only afford to buy tickets for people who actually pay me. Sorry if it sounds harsh, but I can't wait at the theater for cash. I'm a poor college student, and while I may love the fandom, I won't lend it money. If for some reason you really, really can't use PayPal, email me by Thursday and we'll work something out.

The Bridge: Cinema de Lux
40th and Walnut
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Philly Diner
3925 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(website has a menu, if you need to check for dietary restrictions)

I know some of you guys were interested in a midnight showing. Unfortunately, the theater at King of Prussia has closed their midnight showing (presumably in an attempt to be in compliance with Warner Brothers), but we found two other theaters. There won't be any organized line party, but we figure it's only polite to pass on the news.

Riverview has one screen for the midnight showing:

UA Riverview Plaza
Stadium 17
1400 s. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19147

And Meshaminy has four:

AMC Meshaminy
3900 Rockhill Dr.
Number 660
Bensalem, PA 19020

That's it, folks! Hope to see you on Friday.
Sunday, May 30th, 2004
6:23 pm
let's get this finalized
Hi everyone! adinkra and I have been busily calling theaters and making arrangements for the line party. We've been held up by none other than Warner Brothers, who've delayed approval of midnight showings beyond all reason. Fortunately, though, some theaters are having midnight showings without their approval, since they already have the reels available (and, of course, want to cash in on fans like us).

Yesterday I went out to King of Prussia in person to inquire after IMAX showings, and it turns out that they're going to have a midnight showing available on one of their regular screens. We can buy tickets for any of their showings as early as tomorrow night. The other theater we're considering is the Bridge at 40th and Walnut--they have regular theaters available, but are not having a midnight showing.


1. Midnight showing at King of Prussia.

Transportation: The 124 and 125 buses run between 30th Street Station and King of Prussia; the 123 runs from 69th Street Terminal to King of Prussia. From the bus stop to the theater is about a five minute walk.

Food: I've spoken with the manager of TGI Fridays (immediately across the street), and he'd be willing to accommodate our group provided we'll be eating before 10:45pm. The resturant closes at midnight.

2. Friday evening showing at the Bridge.

Transportation: The Market-Frankfort line stops at 40th and Market, two blocks north of the theater.

Food: There are several resturants within a block. We'd have our choice between Indian, Thai, Chinese, burritos, pizza, deli, ice cream, McDonald's, and a diner.

3. Saturday afternoon IMAX at King of Prussia.

Transportation and food: see above.

Now for the poll.
Poll #301163 PoA Philly options

Which of these showings would you like to go to?

Midnight showing at King of Prussia
Friday evening showing at the Bridge
Saturday afternoon IMAX at King of Prussia

Please feel free to comment with any other suggestions you may have.
1:27 pm
Izzit just me, or are people getting a wee bit antsy about the 4th? Any word on when and where we are gonna meet?

Current Mood: curious
Thursday, May 20th, 2004
9:18 am
Introductions, and questions about preferences!
Hello, Philly PoA fans!

A few people have joined our groups, and more are contacting the organizers every day. Introduce yourself to your fellow fans and let us know what you want from this event by answering the following questions. I'll post my own reply to this as an example.

Survey questions.Collapse )

This same survey has been posted on the Yahoo!Group. If you belong to both groups, and answer it here, you don't have to answer it there.

- Marteki
Thursday, May 13th, 2004
1:09 am
Are you interested in Harry Potter and the upcoming third movie?
Do you live in or around Philadelphia, PA?
Do you want to see the movie on June 4th with your fellow fans, but you can't make it/don't want to go to NYC?

Join us here, as we talk about meeting up for a line party to celebrate the movie premiere of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban!

What is a line party? It's a chance for fans (usually of a particular book, movie, TV show, etc.) to get together and celebrate a major event in their fandom. Normally, fans may wait in line to see an anticipated movie with non-fans and strangers, feeling out of place in their costumes or odd because no one else is as into it as they are. Now, large groups of fellow fans can meet in a certain location to discuss and view the film together!

This line party is sponsored in part by The Witching Hour. For more information about the Philadelphia event, visit www.poaphilly.tk, or friend this journal!
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