FMUKCON - 2020 - Glasgow - 28 March

Ask questions, give feedback, discuss the site in general, etc
Post Reply

Date Options

21 March
8
33%
28 March (clocks go forward weekend)
11
46%
4 April
3
13%
18 April
2
8%
 
Total votes: 24

Message
Author
User avatar
yogi
Se7en
Se7en
Posts: 2055
Joined: Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:14 pm
Old post count: 0
Location: Manchester

Re: FMUKCON - 2020 - Glasgow - 28 March

#31 Post by yogi » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:36 pm

McG wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:48 pm
Sorry I fell earlier and banged my head as well as aching all over😢. I hope you don't mind I'll reply tomorrow. 🤔
Hope you're feeling better now.

We are all booked and looking forward to it :D
Member No. 35 of the "100 free films in 2020" club 12 down 88 to go
(My ongoing target is to beat 2013's record 91)



2020: Little Women, Richard Jewell 8/5/10
2019: Wild Rose, Shazam!, Avengers, Eighth Grade, Shaun the Sheep, The Farewell 9/10
2018: Coco, Three Billboards, Missouri, Avengers, MI: Fallout, Quiet Place, Stan & Ollie - 9/10
2017: Paddington 2 10/10
2016: Sing Street, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, I, Daniel Blake, Sully 10/10
2015: Star Wars, Whiplash, Ex Machina, Minions - 9.5/10
2014: Pride, The Imitation Game 10/10
2013: Good Vibrations, Song for Marion, Alan Partridge, Captain Phillips - 9.5/10
2012: Muppets, Untouchable, Argo 10/10
2011: ROTPOTA, The Artist, Mi4 - 9.5/10
2010: Kick Ass, Toy Story 3 - 9.5/10
2009: Up 10/10


LOVE FMUK https://youtu.be/62YY4trpDEY

User avatar
steve9872
SuperMember
SuperMember
Posts: 7033
Joined: Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:43 pm
Old post count: 456
Location: Leeds - 456 posts on old site

Re: FMUKCON - 2020 - Glasgow - 28 March

#32 Post by steve9872 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:26 pm

Six weeks to go.
Any progress on an itinerary?
Where's lunch?
Which sights and when?
Member number 13 of the 100 free films in 2019 club. o/
My more realistic target is 80 :tears:
20 seen so far, Páid for 0
Movie list 2019
29 seen 2018 :X
53 seen 2017 :nono:
61 seen 2016 :tears:
86 seen 2015 8-)
71 seen 2014 :tears:
90 seen 2013 8-)
77 seen 2012 8-)
69 seen 2011 8-)
60 seen 2010 8-)

Looking forward to in 2019: (Jan) Glass (Feb) (mar) Captain Marvel, (apr) Avengers: Endgame ,(May) (jun) Dark Phoenix, MIB: International (Jul) (aug) The new mutants, (sep) (oct) (nov) Kingsman 3 (dec)

Diane65
8 1/2
8 1/2
Posts: 6149
Joined: Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:54 pm
Old post count: 0
Preferred Cinemas: Trafford Centre. The Printworks, Manchester. The Lowry, Salford Quays. Parrswood, Didsbury.Cineworld, Stockport.
I have tickets for: Lovely Bones and Kick Ass
Location: Manchester

Re: FMUKCON - 2020 - Glasgow - 28 March

#33 Post by Diane65 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:58 am

Not sure if the Glasgow FMUKers are taking the lead showcasing their city. I am more than happy to come up with a sight seeing itinerary but don't want to take over.

Please let us know either way then we can get planning.

Thanks for the prompt Steve9872
Image

User avatar
McG
8 1/2
8 1/2
Posts: 8976
Joined: Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:18 pm
Old post count: 0
Preferred Cinemas: Paisley, Braehead, Glasgow Odeon & Cineworld
Location: Paisley

Re: FMUKCON - 2020 - Glasgow - 28 March

#34 Post by McG » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:28 pm

Sadly there are not really many regular Fmukers in Glasgow any more due to so few screenings over the past 18 months. I am happy to advise whether things are realistic or possible if Diane65 makes any suggestions. I don't live in Glasgow as I'm in a nearby town, Paisley but have a reasonable knowledge of the city or can ask people for advice.
Preferred cinemas: Best: Glasgow Quay, Glasgow Braehead, Glasgow Renfield Street, Glasgow Fort & Paisley
Others I'd go to: Glasgow Showcase Baillieston


Films already booked for:

Hope to get tickets for: Every film if they come to my preferred cinemas

Member of the 100 Free Films of 2019.
Aim will again be 150. 54 seen: 96 to go.

Member no.9 again for the 100 Free Films of 2018.
My aim will be 150. 143 seen, 07 to go.

Member No. 9 again for the 100 Free Films in 2017. 156 seen, 0 to go
Member no.9 of the 100 Free Films in 2016: 135 seen 0 to go
Member no.9 of the 100 Free Films in 2015: 72 28 to go
Member no. 9 of the 100 Free Films in 2014; 85 seen 15 to go!
Member No. 9 of the "100 Free Films in 2013" ; 89 seen 11 to go!
Member No. 9 of the "100 free films in 2012" club. 86 seen 14 short of 100!

asamaic
The Sixth Sense
The Sixth Sense
Posts: 1863
Joined: Fri May 25, 2012 8:04 am
Old post count: 0
Preferred Cinemas: Vue West End, Cineworld Haymarket, Odeon West End, Odeon Leicester Square, Empire Leicester Square, Cineworld Shaftesbury Avenue, Odeon Panton Street - followed by anywhere in central(ish) London like Vue Islington.
Location: London

Re: FMUKCON - 2020 - Glasgow - 28 March

#35 Post by asamaic » Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:10 am

In the absence of any other suggestions, let me get the ball rolling with a draft itinerary...

7am or some other insane hour - Diane65 starts exploring the city.

8am or some other insane hour - Other people start catching up with Diane65 who has racked up 10,000 steps already pottering around St Andrew's Cathedral, the Southern Necropolis and Glasgow Green because nothing else is open. Glasgow is still asleep.

9am - I go to parkrun by myself because no one else wants to go. :p Other people are still trying to keep up with Diane65.

10am - Whilst I am crossing the finish line and huffing and puffing and wondering why I went to parkrun in the first place, Diane65 finally gets into her first museum as Glasgow wakes up. Possibly the People's Palace in the middle of Glasgow Green.

11.30am - All groups reconvene for brunch in the City Centre. We can either go somewhere fancy or as with all big cities, there's a Spoons, which is cheap and cheerful. A fiendishly difficult quiz is revealed.

The Sir John Moore
260–292 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8QW
https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all- ... re-glasgow

12.50pm - We wander over to GoMA and join a free guided tour at 1pm. We get all of the culture.

Gallery of Modern Art
Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AH
https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/event/1/ ... ided-tours

2.15pm - We leave GoMA and jump on a train (£2 return) south.

2.30pm - We potter around the Hidden Gardens before they close. Naturally, free entry.

The Hidden Gardens
https://thehiddengardens.org.uk/explore/visit/
Open 12noon to 3.30pm

3.30pm - We get the train back up using the return portion of our tickets.

3.45pm - We potter around the Lighthouse and pxc takes some beautiful pictures of Glasgow from the top of the building. Other people try to take good pictures, but don't manage to get the lighting quite right. Pxc inexplicably bumps into a minor celebrity and befriends them.

The Lighthouse
http://www.thelighthouse.co.uk/
Open 10.30am to 5pm

4.25pm - We head out of the Lighthouse in search of cake, because, cake.

4.30pm - We go for tea and cake or full on afternoon tea depending on how greedy/tired everyone is.

Willow Tea Rooms
https://www.willowtearooms.co.uk/tea-room-menu/
Open 9.30am to 6.30pm

6pm - People start to head off for trains.

Any advance on the above?
Preferred cinemas:
Vue West End, Cineworld Haymarket, Odeon West End, Odeon Leicester Square, Empire Leicester Square, Cineworld O2, Cineworld Shaftesbury Avenue and Odeon Panton Street, followed by anywhere in central(ish) London.

User avatar
the fox
Phase IV
Phase IV
Posts: 433
Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:45 pm
Old post count: 9
Preferred Cinemas: Nottingham, Mansfield, Loughborough, Derby, Leicester
Location: East Midlands

Re: FMUKCON - 2020 - Glasgow - 28 March

#36 Post by the fox » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:49 am

Thanks Asamaic - I’m loving it all from the 11:30 mark o/

I love a Spoons the only downside is they may not allow us to reserve a table / area

Our train gets into Glasgow at11:15 and the train back is at 6. I’ll feel like I’ve done a park run at the end of a action pack day. ;)

Looking forward to it, thanks again.
See you next month.

asamaic
The Sixth Sense
The Sixth Sense
Posts: 1863
Joined: Fri May 25, 2012 8:04 am
Old post count: 0
Preferred Cinemas: Vue West End, Cineworld Haymarket, Odeon West End, Odeon Leicester Square, Empire Leicester Square, Cineworld Shaftesbury Avenue, Odeon Panton Street - followed by anywhere in central(ish) London like Vue Islington.
Location: London

Re: FMUKCON - 2020 - Glasgow - 28 March

#37 Post by asamaic » Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:59 pm

Fair point about needing to book somewhere - might have to rethink! There seems to be no shortage of pubs near GoMA though, and I think somewhere near there would be an ideal first stop. The morning crew will have earned a break, and everyone getting off the trains could do with refuelling and being able to stretch out a bit more.

If we're happy with the vague plan, I'm sure we can always change it slightly once we know how many people are coming. There were 11 votes for 28 March, but I'm not sure if everyone has confirmed and/or how many people are bringing people with them? Maybe we need a roll call, with train times so we can make sure there's a comfortable margin for everyone getting a fixed train back?
Preferred cinemas:
Vue West End, Cineworld Haymarket, Odeon West End, Odeon Leicester Square, Empire Leicester Square, Cineworld O2, Cineworld Shaftesbury Avenue and Odeon Panton Street, followed by anywhere in central(ish) London.

User avatar
prettyxcool
8 1/2
8 1/2
Posts: 9925
Joined: Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:37 pm
Old post count: 0
Preferred Cinemas: Prefer all Central London, then Islington, Notting Hill, Whiteleys, Shepherd's Bush, Westfield, Holloway, Swiss Cottage, Clapham, WIQ, Greenwich 02, Surrey Quays, Fulham.
Location: London

Re: FMUKCON - 2020 - Glasgow - 28 March

#38 Post by prettyxcool » Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:34 pm

@asamaic I love the itinerary! I am happy to go with the flow!

Since my train journey is 5.5 hours from London we will arrive the day before. We will also not be rushing home and decided to make a weekend of it, as the train fares are excessive returning to London at the weekend. It's cheaper to stay another night(!)

I will add the list of attendees and tally on the first post so easier to find. Please check that I have added you, if you are coming. I have taken the names from the chat on here, so hopefully, it's accurate!

It's not long to go and I am very excited!!
Member No. 17 of the "100 free films in 2019" club. 50 seen so far
My Movie Scores click here

2018 - 100 seen (9 premieres/Press) Also 2 Opera, 1 Netfix, 15 theatres, 2 concerts, 1 ballet)
2017 - 106 seen
2016 - 116 seen
2015 - 120 seen (16 premieres, 2 Gala Screenings). Also 3 theatres/shows, 2 concerts
2014 - 132 seen (26 premieres and 7 Gala Screenings). Also 18 misc. free events/concerts
2013 - 115 Seen (12 premieres). Also 6 theatres/shows, 5 concerts
2012 - 118 seen (23 premieres). Also 12 theatres/shows.
2011 - 133 seen
2010 - 105 seen


asamaic
The Sixth Sense
The Sixth Sense
Posts: 1863
Joined: Fri May 25, 2012 8:04 am
Old post count: 0
Preferred Cinemas: Vue West End, Cineworld Haymarket, Odeon West End, Odeon Leicester Square, Empire Leicester Square, Cineworld Shaftesbury Avenue, Odeon Panton Street - followed by anywhere in central(ish) London like Vue Islington.
Location: London

Re: FMUKCON - 2020 - Glasgow - 28 March

#39 Post by asamaic » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:14 pm

I'm all booked now! Arriving on the Friday morning, staying at the same hotel as the Manchester crew, then leaving at 6pm on the Saturday.

(@pxc I'm staying with my family late on the Saturday night for a flying visit, before continuing onto the London on the Sunday evening. It's so much cheaper breaking the journey!)
Preferred cinemas:
Vue West End, Cineworld Haymarket, Odeon West End, Odeon Leicester Square, Empire Leicester Square, Cineworld O2, Cineworld Shaftesbury Avenue and Odeon Panton Street, followed by anywhere in central(ish) London.

User avatar
prettyxcool
8 1/2
8 1/2
Posts: 9925
Joined: Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:37 pm
Old post count: 0
Preferred Cinemas: Prefer all Central London, then Islington, Notting Hill, Whiteleys, Shepherd's Bush, Westfield, Holloway, Swiss Cottage, Clapham, WIQ, Greenwich 02, Surrey Quays, Fulham.
Location: London

Re: FMUKCON - 2020 - Glasgow - 28 March

#40 Post by prettyxcool » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:18 pm

Lovely @asamaic!!

5 weeks to go!!!

So looking forward to the fun and catch up!
Member No. 17 of the "100 free films in 2019" club. 50 seen so far
My Movie Scores click here

2018 - 100 seen (9 premieres/Press) Also 2 Opera, 1 Netfix, 15 theatres, 2 concerts, 1 ballet)
2017 - 106 seen
2016 - 116 seen
2015 - 120 seen (16 premieres, 2 Gala Screenings). Also 3 theatres/shows, 2 concerts
2014 - 132 seen (26 premieres and 7 Gala Screenings). Also 18 misc. free events/concerts
2013 - 115 Seen (12 premieres). Also 6 theatres/shows, 5 concerts
2012 - 118 seen (23 premieres). Also 12 theatres/shows.
2011 - 133 seen
2010 - 105 seen


Post Reply