I posted last week about getting to see Life As We Know It and I really wanted to share the sneak preview experience with you. Here's my post about the movie...you should go see it!
First I received an email asking if I wanted to go see the movie and post a review on it. And seriously I did want to see it. I had seen previews and was excited to see the movie. So I said yes right away as if you snooze you loose on these kind of things.
I also asked my friend to come with me, cuz I had two seats...why not use them?
So the day comes and we go to the theater. I had some choice seats reserved...sweet! But first we had to go through security. I hadn't been to a movie in a while so at first I assumed this security was just normal, it wasn't until later that I realized what was up. We were asked to turn off our cell phones before going in too. I was thinking "SWEET! no cells going off during the movie!" Turns out that was part of the same security. Also our bags were checked. All of this was to make sure that no one was sneaking in a video camera to make a copy of the movie because we were seeing the movie before it's release date.
The movie theater that we were going into had another movie title on the sign that tells you what theater to go into for your movie. There were no ads and only one preview for another movie. And then during the movie the security guys who scanned us with metal detecting wants as we went in had special binoculars to use to watch us with to make sure no one was filming the movie.
I thought it was all very interesting. I don't know if anyone was upset by it or not...they shouldn't have been...we were all there to see the movie for free. There were other folks there who weren't with the same group that I was...I asked who they were with and they were very friendly about it. They also got to see the movie in exchange for a review.
All in all it was a great experience and if I ever get the chance again I will do it.