At 3pm on Saturday 11th November I’ll be hosting a screening of The Running Man at The Electric in Birmingham. This isn’t quite as random as it sounds I promise.
I’m ‘running’ the London Marathon next year for Whizz Kidz – who provide disabled children with the essential wheelchairs and other mobility equipment they need to lead fun and active childhoods – and this event is a bit of a fundraiser to help me towards my £2k sponsorship goal, I was able to find a great idea from the GoFundMe website this year.
This critically acclaimed 1987 masterpiece artfully speculates what life might be like in 2017, so it’s also a good opportunity to reflect on where humanity has succeeded and failed.
If you can make it, I’d be incredibly grateful. I’m limited (ha) to 75 seats, so on the off-chance I can attract such a large audience, it will be first come first served.
As I’m hosting this privately, I technically can’t ask for a donation in return for a ticket but I’m hoping people will make a donation (roughly the price of a cinema ticket) in return for coming along. The page to donate is:
If you can’t make it but can still donate, that’s equally great and I love you.
If you can attend please:
1. Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm you’re coming and how many seats you want me to reserve for your group. Feel free to come along solo as we’re a friendly group.
2. Once I’ve confirmed, make your donation (if you feel like it) using the above link or by going here.
I’ll be sending an email around to everyone who is coming a few days before just to reaffirm everything so nothing is left to chance.
Some added notes…
* PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE If you’re coming, let me know along with precisely how many people you’re bringing (if any). The one situation I want to avoid is someone turning up and not being allowed entry if I’m above capacity.
* It goes without saying but this is an R-Rated Arnie film so there’s a certain degree of violence and bad language. I would hate for anyone to turn up and be offended by the content.
* Following on from the above, obviously not one for the kids.
* If you’re wondering why the screening is at 3pm-5pm, that’s the latest any private cinema will commit to a private booking on a Saturday.
* Food and drink (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are available at the venue. I’m also hoping a few people will hang around after the film to have some drinks in Birmingham.
* You can view the trailer for the film here:
* For more information about the venue go here – http://www.theelectric.co.uk/