14-05-2018 19:26 - edited 17-05-2018 08:19
Competition now closed.
We have another fantastic competition with Priority which gives you the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to see Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri at the Luna outdoor cinema!
Priority has hired out the Luna outdoor cinema, Victoria Embankment Gardens, London for a screening of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri exclusively for Priority customers and they have provided 2 pairs of tickets just for O2 Community members!
The screening is on the 22nd May 2018 and there are 2 pairs of tickets available so that's 2 potential winners from the Community!
As this event is open air and the UK weather can be a little unpredictable we would advise you to prepare for rain and also take a look at the rules of the venue before entering.
To be in with a chance of winning one of the pairs simply comment below and let us know the most memorable cinema experience you've ever had. This could have been because of the film you saw, who you went with or because something out of the ordinary happened!
The winner will then be picked at random from all participants. The competition will run from the time of posting until 5pm on Wednesday the 16th May 2018, so make sure you comment before then! Be sure to have a quick read of terms and conditions before you enter.
Best of luck everyone!
Competition now closed.
14-05-2018 23:46 - edited 14-05-2018 23:51
I thought this was a competition to see the actual billboards outside Ebbing, Mo, and got all excited.
Most memorable cinema experience.
Going to see Pink Floyd - The Wall the day after the film's official premiere at the Empire, Leicester Square London, on 15 July 1982
Seeing Diva by Jean-Jacques Beineix sometime in the early eighties at an arthouse in London, and hearing this.
Going to see Lilya-4-Ever a bleak and realistic portrayal of a teenage Russian girl, human trafficed from a life of poverty in Russia, to a life of forced prostitution and eventual suicide in Sweden. A film with almost no redemptive elements that even the director said got away from them on the hopelessness front, at the Clapham Picture House in 2003. People staggered out.
Seeing Evita at a big IMAX near Broadway in Manhattan in 1995 only showing to make it Oscar eligible.
Going to see a preview of Human Traffic at Soho House Private Cinema in Soho in 99 - Nice One Bruv!!
Can't use tickets as I'm oop north now.
15-05-2018 04:07 - edited 15-05-2018 04:48
Or did you mean most memorable experience in venues that are, or once were, cinemas @Martin-O2?
- Frankie goes to Hollywood
- Level 42
- Laurie Anderson
- Twelfth Night (best performance by a support act)
- Van Morrison
- Pallas (Sucked)
- Sky (Really Sucked)
Dominion Tottenham Court Road
- Kid Creole & the Coconuts
- Manfred Mann's Earth Band. (Surprisingly good during the Paul Jones years)
- Soul II Soul club nights (1988 - A happy face, a thumpin' bass, for a lovin' race.)
- Escape from Samsara. (Messy)
- The Smiths
- Billy Bragg
- Peach (Very Very Messy)
Town & Country Club,
- The Christians
- Van Morrison
Intresting how many of these are now sponsored by O2
I also had a lot more memorable nights in venues that weren't once cinemas notably Hammersmith Palais, Wembley Arena & Stadium, Earls Court, Docklands Arena, Crystal Palace and Milton Keynes Bowls. Also Heaven, A venue on Charing Cross Road (First Ever Hed Kandi night) Sahara's in Lewisham & Watershed in Wimbledon, Ceasers Streatham, The Boat, the Quay, Bahas and Stereo in Newcastle. Garlands, Society, Living Room, G Bar in Liverpool ; Pacha, Fabric, Turnmills, The End, Egg, Canvas & The Key, Purple Stanford Bridge. Lots of Revolutions, The Room Manchester, Park Hall, Mr Smiths & the one in Blackpool. ROH, Albert Hall, London Collusium, RFH, Kenwood House, Beat Herder at Sawley, and The Cross, in the UK.....Highlights of my international nocturnal peregrinations include Bhudda Bar Paris, Twillo in Manhattan, Spagos Beverley Hills Various Balearic, Catalan and Canarian venues.
Something of a Nightowl in fact 😁😵💃☝🙌
on 15-05-2018 07:55
The most memorable film I ever saw was The Rocky Horror Picture Show when it was first released in 1975.
In London for a long weekend, we decided to give it a try. Most outrageously brilliant film I've ever seen.
We realised when they transferred this to the stage it would have a cult following. We were correct.
43 years on it is the longest running theatrical release in film history and now has a massive international fan base. It still packs theatres today and we have been to see the shows a total of 10 times, In London, Birmingham and Leicester.
It's full of audience participation and you are the odd one out if you attend a show without dressing up (or down)
Iniitially the film wasn't that popular when it was released in America, and would only be shown in selected venues at midnight. Since then it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2005.
I'm sure Richard O'Brien had no idea it would enjoy such a massive long running success. .
on 15-05-2018 09:27
@Anonymous Definitely venues what were cinemas at the time. How did you find the iMax? I've only ever seen one movie there (Gravity) at it was brilliant! The 3D was ten times better then the local cinema.
@Cleoriff Yes I remember my parents going to a Rocky Horror Picture Show years back. They didn't dress up but had a fantastic time!
on 15-05-2018 10:59
My most memorable cinema experience was going to see the original Star Wars movie. I was still at school and remember that it blew me away with (for the time) great special effects and a great story.
I even went out and bought the little figures.
Not got any of them now.
If I knew then what know now LOL
on 15-05-2018 12:06
Because my husband is called Brian,we got free tickets to Life of Brian at odeon Leicester Square.
we were lucky enough to have The Cast sitting in front of us. It was a brilliant evening.
15-05-2018 12:16 - edited 15-05-2018 12:41
@AnonymousDefinitely venues what were cinemas at the time. How did you find the iMax? I've only ever seen one movie there (Gravity) at it was brilliant! The 3D was ten times better then the local cinema.
IMAX was very new then, and no 3d IMAX at all, but this was a true IMAX screen like at Waterloo, (all bells and whistles, immersive huge curved screen with heavily steep tiered limited seating) so felt like you were really there.
The cinema at Waterloo is confusingly also called The IMAX, which would be like calling The London Marathon: 'The Running' and surprisingly hard to find the door too, considering it's a huge great circular building on a roundabout in Central London.
IMAX is (basically) a projection/rendering/recording standard like say 70mm or Dolby Surround, or Ultra HD, and now mostly all theatres are digital so it's easy to convert one screen of the multiplex to IMAX or IMAX 3d, but it's not the same as true IMAX .. Only problem is that very few films are shot in IMAX, so converting them doesn't work as well. Though i'd rather see a non-IMAX film screened in true IMAX theatre than a true IMAX film screened on a converted IMAX screen in a multiplex. So watching Gravity which was shot in IMAX 3D on a True IMAX screen is as good as you can get in IMAX terms.
And say what you like about Madge - she could certainly hold a tune - tho the triumph of the film was Alan Parker's - that man could direct a camel through the eye of a needle.
on 15-05-2018 12:16