The UK gala screening at Odeon Leicester Square this morning had a little bit of red carpet leading up to the entrance, and some entertainers outside, acrobats and a guy on a one wheel segway. Quite promptly, the doors opened at 10am. Luckily, my friend's journey was quicker than expected and she arrived at 9.20am and started the queue, and soon followed a very long queue which they split into two as it got too long, although the queue that got split up were allowed in first, so those in our queue protested, especially everyone had been there before them! Amazingly, evilzadi managed to arrive spot on, after a mammoth journey, leaving home at 7.30am, to collect her little cousin to bring her to London for the screening. Well done evilzadi, and lovely to spend time with you and your adorable little cousin. Lovely to see elski and mandmc10 too.
Anyway, once in we race upstairs to be the first at the green screen, get the Baymax balloons, wristbands and get arm's painted (was told no face painting done now due to health and safety), got our nails painted. On the seats were popcorn, vita coco kids drinks, and a voucher for one free Big Bento box at Yo! Sushi.
There was an adorable animation before the main film, about a dog that loves to eat human food, but all that is turned on its head when his master falls in love.
I thought Big Hero 6 was excellent. Lovely family entertainment. Beautiful, fun and wonderful characters. Love Baymax, the robot. So heartwarming and loveable. Love the girls characters, they are smart and independent.
So many people leave as soon as the credits roll that they miss the after credits scene.
DId not manage to see anyone remotely famous, although I did run into Birds of a Feather, Linda Robson in the ladies!
Also on the way out, was given a box of Alpha Bites cereal. So a bumper day after picking up a few more bags of popcorn and quite a lot of free Big Bento box vouchers.
Member No. 17 of the "100 free films in 2019" club.
50 seen so far
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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