Saturday 5th September at The Prince Charles Cinema.What a night. We sold out well before the show started, there was a line of people outside trying to get in and some poor folks even had to be turned away!
Downstairs it got pretty frenzied as the Wiseau hungry mob tried to bum-rush a Q&A that had over run from the film that was showing before. The ushers had to round everyone up and send them back into the bar.
There were some crazy cats that turned out on saturday. This chap took his chances and tried to get a ticket on the night – it pains us all that there were none left as he would of no doubt had some interesting things to shout at the screen. Whoever this man is we would love him to come to the next one – buy your tickets online this time my friend!!
Now these guys ROCK. Emma and Tom are siblings and decided to make it a family affair dressed up as Lisa and Johnny.
Organizer Nick Ahlmark was so taken by their dedication that he got them up on stage before the film started – the audience warmly applauded them as shining examples of true ‘Superfans’.
The brother and sister double act schlepped it all the way down from Essex especially to see the film. Emma and Tom, we salute you and dearly hope to see you again at the next screening!
At the premiere back in July we had Charlie Brooker attend and there was also a very special guest in the audience on saturday, Emmy award winning writer/director Graham Linehan (above) creator of classic TV comedy shows Father Ted and The IT Crowd.
Graham has been a hardcore fan of The Room ever since he was introduced to the movie by Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright, but this was the first time he’d seen it on the big screen and he was totally blown away by how amazing watching the film is as part of a large audience. He’ll be doing a running commentary of The Room on September 23rd at The Bad Film Club which is going to be a blast, though not surprisingly, tickets have already sold out.
We have to also give a big shout out to student Matt Dreyer who became Septembers ‘Superfan’ of the Month by virtue of the fact that he rounded up THIRTY of his mates to come down to the show! Matt was awarded a t-shirt on Tommy’s request for his sterling effort in spreading the Gospel of Wiseauology.
Though it must be said Matt and his buddies had some pretty cool t-shirts themselves that they’d created especially for the screening…
And now for the Spoons…all the fans had plastic spoons at the ready and were chomping at the bit to get throwing them.
When the first call of ‘Spoooooon!” was heard there was an eruption of the plastic cutlery flowing through the air like a tsunami.
There was some other cool stuff going on too – a protest walkout on the third sex scene, a common occurrence in the US but a first here in the UK!
Someone in the audience started a slow handclap during the love scenes which everyone got involved in…’You are my rose you are my roooooose’…
Witty comment of the night goes to a guy who upon seeing one of the weird paintings which did NOT have a spoon in it shouted out ‘ABSTRACT SPOON!’ Whoever this genius is please step forward. We’d love to hear what else you have up your sleeve.
Like the last time there was a competition to see who could give the best rendition of ‘I did not hit her, I did naaahhhhtttt! Oh hi Mark.’ Notice the carnage on the stage floor caused by all the spoon throwing.
This bloke in the blue shirt ended up getting the audience vote and won a t-shirt for his valiant effort. Well done fella, whoever you are. You did Tommy proud.
So once again a storming night had by all! We can’t wait for the next screening in October, tickets should be on sale on the Prince Charles website in the next few days so keep your eyes peeled cos their gonna go like hotcakes!