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As many will know from my Twitter stream over the last few months I have been working on trying to put together occasional special screenings of new Sci Fi movies (hey, we’re in tech, right?). This has worked very well on TechCrunch US, with screenings of Iron Man among others. In particular I wanted to put together an event around upcoming Sci-Fi movie “District 9” as per this.

However, the film industry generally seems bloody hopeless to deal with. Despite my explaining, no-one I deal with seems to quite understand that we could probably fill a cinema at a stroke with people who would blog and Twitter about the movie inside 24 hours. Oh well, their loss I guess.

So while I work on that, instead I have found the Electric Cinema in West London (The Electric, www.electriccinema.co.uk, 191 Portobello Rd, London, W11 2ED, 020 72298688) which is screening District 9 next Tuesday night (next week, September 8 ) at 6.30pm. Crucially, you can pre-book tickets.

We can get about 70 people in (some tickets have already gone to someone called ‘general public’ ) if you all go and *literally* buy a ticket right now. I’m assuming that we could go for a quick pint somewhere nearby afterwards (suggestions for venue?). I’ll post any updates about arrangements on this post.

This is an open invite, not a closed event. Any reader of this post is invited to come along – we’re assuming you read TechCrunch Europe are somehow in this industry!

You can grab a ticket (for the 6.30pm session) here. I would go for the “Adult Other” rows or the “Adult Front 3” if those are all gone.

I’m not going to look for sponsors and all that stuff as this is a totally casual, fun, social event. If someone wants to put some cash behind a bar to buy us a drink afterwards I’m happy to mention that on TechCrunch Europe by way of thanks.

  • http://www.majorgrooves.co.uk Steven

    Booked! Looking forward to it. See you next week.

  • http://www.livra.com Diego Meller

    I’ll join for the drink afterwards, my office is around the corner from The Electric! For the drink venue I suggest Trailer Happiness (corner of Portobello Road and Elgin Crescent) http://www.trailerhappiness.com/

  • http://www.estatecreate.com Henry Yates

    Great idea.
    http://www.weliveinpublicthemovie.com/ is coming to The London Film Festival in October – would be great to organise something around that.

  • http://www.openrightsgroup.org/ Glyn Wintle

    Booked. See you there. :)

  • http://www.barrymcgee.co.uk Barry McGee

    Awesome, just needed an excuse to see this film and here it is.. I also managed to get 6 of my team from the BBC on board too.. WIN!

  • http://www.twitter.com/robotwave Damian Flannery

    I’m there. Possibly with spare ticket – tweet me @robotwave if interested.

  • http://www.broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk Janusz

    Mike,

    Let me know if you don’t have a sponsor for the drinks yet.

    Cheers,

    Janusz

  • http://danieltenner.com Daniel Tenner

    Electric Cinema is great – comfy armchairs, beers, etc.

    Unfortunately, it also sells out very quickly! It’s sold out already, in fact…

  • http://www.sci-fi-london.com Louis Savy

    Hi

    Read your moan about film biz not understanding what you are trying to do – we run a film festival and have the same problem!

    Anyway, if an effort to help, I will set up our 2010 festival so that anyone booking who mentions TECHCRUNCH can get 10% off and we may even try to do a special screening if you remind me nearer the time (next main festival is April 2010)

    HTH
    Louis Savy
    Festival Director

  • Andrew Rollason

    Great idea. Still some seats left in the Adult Front 3 section. Look forward to meeting you.

  • hermione

    See you all there lovers! Looking forward to it!

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  • http://imranontech.com Imran

    Both the Barbican Cinema and Genesis do private screen hire so might be able to sort something out.

    The Mayfair and Hilton Courthouse hotel both have decent size private cinemas as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andy_Brett/1100419 Andy Brett

    I would but it’s a bit of a hike ;-)

  • http://renaissancechambara.jp Ged Carroll

    I can’t make it, but hope that you all have a great evening.

  • http://uk.techcrunch.com Mike Butcher

    Update: I believe all the tickets are now gone btw.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brendan_Quinn/500060798 Brendan Quinn

    I got a ticket last night from the door of the Electric. They said they keep a few tickets at the box office after the website is sold out, so there may still be a couple left if you call.

  • http://www.twitter.com/robotwave Damian Flannery

    I now have a spare ticket.
    Seat F5 http://www.electriccinema.co.uk/searchseats.php

    If you want me to keep it for you just send me a msg on twitter @robotwave. Otherwise, I’ll try and sell it to some aliens at the door.

    Cheers,
    Damian

  • http://www.iovox.com Ryan Gallagher

    Not only do I live in Notting Hill, the office is here too. What is the plan for drinks afterwards? I will definitely join up.

    Ryan.

  • http://www.livra.com Diego Meller

    Anyone wanting a spare ticket send me a message on twitter @diemel

  • http://uk.techcrunch.com Mike Butcher

    Ok, you’ll now have to follow me on Twitter if you want to find out where we go afterwards – @mikebutcher

  • http://www.iovox.com Ryan Gallagher

    Man I hate twitter, such useless drip feed of inane information with the odd interesting bit thrown in just to try to keep you addicted. It’s like finding a needle in a haystack.

    Keep it real, I’ll text you and see where you are if you are still on the same mobile as you used to use. If not I’ll just see if I can spot the only crowd in the neighbourhood on a Tuesday night.

    :-D

  • http://www.estatecreate.com Henry Yates

    We Live in Public screening times were published yesterday by BFI
    http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff/node/529

    Fri 23 Oct | 18:15 | Vue Screen 7
    Fri 23 Oct | 18:30 | Vue Screen 6
    Sun 25 Oct | 13:30 | Vue Screen 6
    Mon 26 Oct | 15:30 | Vue Screen 5

    They go on sale on 26th September

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