Pixels Charity Screening!
When I was younger, I had this dream of doing a movie screening gathering with other Malaysian gamers to watch Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Having a hall full of gamers looking at Michael Cera living a game-kind of life is pretty exciting. Plus Nintendo was very much in support of the movie in the past, so imagine hearing the Zelda theme during the dreamscape. Unfortunately, it didn't happen because Universal canceled that last minute in Malaysia. I said ok. That's cool. (Bought the blu ray though. And that was awesome. haha)
It's 2015 and "Pixels" by Sony Pictures is coming. And I want to be able to fulfill my dream, at least this once. But to make it sweeter, I want this to be a charity event. Where aside from enjoying the movie, we will also be doing a fund raiser to donate to a chosen local charity. And I promise that aside from you just giving, you also will receive something too!
A little info on the movie first:
Years ago, the US decided to send a time capsule in space to represent the cultures of what the US is. So, they sent stuff like games and whatnot. The aliens, looking at Space Invaders, Centipede, Pacman, and all that, thought that it was a message saying that they are declaring an act of war to the aliens (and we have no idea if there are even aliens in this case). So, in retaliation, they sent back our giant beloved video game characters... to destroy. So, it's up to a team of legendary classic game champions led by... erh... Adam Sandler to take on Pacman, Space Invaders, Centipede, Donkey Kong (and a SMURF???) in their mega pixelised forms, or else we get pixelised ourselves.
Trailer is pretty fun to watch though, and it's not Iwatani (Creator of Pacman) in the trailer. That's an actor portraying him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XWzrOzq22E
Here are the details for the screening (Still tentative though):
Date: 15th August 2015
Theater: Cathay Cineplexes, e@Curve, Damansara (The Mall next to The Curve)
Screening Time: 2.30PM - 4.30PM
Targetted Attendees: 300 pax (So that the hall is ours!)
Film Version: 2D
For the screening, we are asking for RM 25 per pax. The monies will be spent for the following items:
|Ticket price for Pixels||RM15|
|Popcorn Combo (1 Small PopCorn with 1 Soft Drink)||RM6|
|Donation to Charity||RM5|
I'm also in the planning of creating an RM30 per pax package that also gets you a free game! But this is still in the planning to see how it works.
Since it is a charity screening, there will be no profit made for the event. However, should you wish to donate more money to the chosen charity, we will set up a box for you to add into.
I am in the works of trying to get a collectible made from this screening for everyone who's attending. Consider it a small gift from us to thank you for your invaluable support for the charity screening.
Should you be interested, I will also showcase to you the costs that will be spent to make this event as well.
If you are interested to participate in the screening, I just need you guys to wait a little longer while we get to the final details. If you want to contact me about the screening or suggest a charity to donate to, you can do it down below! (However, do include "Pixels" as a subject so I know what you wanna talk about under the Game Title box)
1. Kyo, if I don't want the popcorn combo can ah? I don't want to spend money for the food. Diet.
Can also. But it should be noted that no changes will be made to the pricing of the ticket. So, the extra money will go to the donation.
2. Eh Kyo, you sure ah you don't want to make any money from this?
I am very sure. Even if you want to give me money during the screening day pun, I will tell you to put it in the donation box. It is for the nominated charity since this is a fund raiser. I have wanted to do this for so long and now is the perfect chance to do so.
3. Kyo... Why Pixels... It's an Adam Sandler movie...
Hahahahahah. Yes I know. Regardless of the man, we are doing this for charity. Besides, it would be very fun to watch Pac Man, Donkey Kong, the Centipede come visit us in the big screen. Plus Olaf (Josh Gad) and Tyrion Lannister (Peter Fricking Dinklage) are both in it. Also, I am not sure how I feel about Kevin James shooting a Smurf though. But still, having a crowd of gamers watching in the same hall is pretty epic to me.
4. Kyo, can I donate to your operations before the event? You are not going to take my money during the event, but I want to help you during your planning stages still.
I will allow this. I will put the money to the planning stages of the event. Just to note, if there are some extras from the event, I will decide where the money goes (most likely, not in my pocket). As to how you want to donate to the operations, I will update this later.