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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #60 on: Feb 15, 2007, 10:46 AM »
Please PM me if I have the wrong # of tickets.


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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #61 on: Feb 15, 2007, 10:43 PM »
Movie Tickets

Everyone at the hotel will receive a ticket when they arrive.

For those people not staying at the hotel, your ticket will be at the theatre under your
forum name.

Planetarium- no tickets needed, but please let me know if you're attending. I want to make sure everyone is there before the show starts. Check the attendee list, and PM me if the # of tickets is wrong.  The show runs about 40 minutes.

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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #62 on: Feb 15, 2007, 10:46 PM »
I just had to jump in to say thank you again for planning this. What a wonderful weekend it will be. O0
For a moment in our lives. Forever in our hearts.

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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #63 on: Feb 15, 2007, 10:48 PM »
Yes, many thanks to BayCityJohn and I wish the event a great success.
Remembering Pierre (chameau) 1960-2015, a "Capricorn bro and crazy Frog Uncle from the North Pole." You are missed

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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #64 on: Feb 17, 2007, 02:43 PM »
Gay.com has a poll for this years Oscars.

Check out the comments below the article, and post your own comments if you get the chance.

http://www.gay.com/content/quiz/splash.html?sernum=4097&coll=poll_desc&navpath=/channels/entertainment/oscars

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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #65 on: Feb 17, 2007, 10:50 PM »
Directions to the State Theatre

Please DO NOT USE online map directions once you're in Bay City. One of the main bridges is closed and you may get lost.

From the hotel:

Turn right when leaving the parking lot
Turn right at the stop sign.
Turn left at the light by KFC/Taco Bell
At the second light, turn left on to Euclid Avenue

Continue to the 4th light. You will see the Texan Restaurant on the left.
Turn Right onto Midland St.


There is a curve to the left on Midland Street just before the business district. Stay to the left. Do not go into the business district.
You should be on Vermont St. now.
Follow Vermont St. across the river. Stay in the right lane.
As soon as you cross the bridge you need to turn right at the light on to Washington
The theatre will be 4 blocks down on your right.
It's best to park on Washington Avenue. There is no parking allowed directly in front of the theatre entrance.
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From I-75:

Take the M-25 E exit- EXIT 162A- toward DOWNTOWN BAY CITY
At the second light, Euclid Avenue, take a left. (It might be the first light, I'm not sure. You should see a Remax real estate office on the corner)

Continue to the 2nd light, Midland St.
You will see the Texan Restaurant on the left.
Turn Right onto Midland St.

There is a curve to the left on Midland Street just before the business district. Stay to the left. Do not go into the business district.
You should be on Vermont St. now.
Follow Vermont St. across the river. Stay in the right lane.
As soon as you cross the bridge you need to turn right at the light on to Washington
The theatre will be 4 blocks down on your right.
It's best to park on Washington Avenue. There is no parking allowed directly in front of the theatre entrance.

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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #66 on: Feb 18, 2007, 04:52 PM »
The marquee is up at the theatre today!

BUT I'm pissed. it's not what I asked for. Someone at the theatre added the word 'nominated' before 'Best Picture'.

I sent this email to the Executive Director:

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Mike:

Thank you for getting the marquee up this weekend.

BUT it's not right.

The word 'nominated' shouldn't be there and I would like it removed.

When I asked for the marquee to read 'Best Picture', I was not referring in any way to an award given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In every piece of marketing I've done for the event, I have included this disclaimer:

This event is neither endorsed by nor affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

ACADEMY AWARDS®, OSCAR(S)®, OSCAR NIGHT®, and the OSCAR® design mark are the trademarks and service marks, and the OSCAR statuette the copyrighted property, of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The whole point of the event is that the members of the internet forums consider it to be the Best Picture, and that we agree with those who named
"Brokeback Mountain" the Best Picture of 2005:

British Academy of Film & Television Arts
Golden Globe Awards
Golden Satellite Awards
Independent Spirit Awards
Venice Film Festival
Boston Film Critics
Broadcast Film Critics Association
Cinephile Society
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics
Florida Film Critics
Internet Entertainment Writers Association
Iowa Film Critics
Las Vegas Film Critics
London Film Critics
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
New York Film Critics Circle
Online Film and Television Association
St. Louis Film Critics
San Francisco Film Critics
Southeastern Film Critics
Utah Film Critics
Vancouver Film Critics

Thank you.

John Trudell
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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #67 on: Feb 18, 2007, 10:55 PM »
Thanks for fighting John  O0

I hope to bring good news in Bay City next week... The Cesar's Night is on February 24, BBM is nominated for best movie in a foreign language.  The Cesar's are the French Oscars  :-X Like the BAFTA or the Golden Globes I mean... BBM was very popular in France, so I'll keep you posted next Sunday.
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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #68 on: Feb 20, 2007, 01:31 PM »
Saturday Night Dinner after the Planetarium show

We have a private room reserved at Lumber Baron's for 6:15 pm

I told Nick, the manager, that we will have 30-40 people. So I hope a lot of people want to have dinner together!

http://www.lumberbaronsgrill.com/

Menu prices range from 15.95 to 21.95

They have a Martini Bar.

And they have Beer

The brewery at Lumber Barons’ was produced by DME Engineering out of Prince Edward Island, Canada.  It is a 15 Barrel system (465 gal. per brew) and has a fermentation capacity of 135 barrels. The beer is served to the bars from 10) 15 Barrel serving vessels located behind the main bar. Lumber Barons’ offers it’s beers for out the door retail sales in the Party Pigs (2.25 Gal), Growlers (64 oz.), as well as ¼ barrels and ½ barrels.

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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #70 on: Feb 20, 2007, 01:37 PM »
Thank you for the updates. I can't wait. :clap:
For a moment in our lives. Forever in our hearts.

"They were respectful of each other’s opinions, each glad to have a companion where none had been expected." ~ BBM Short Story

There are three ways to ultimate success:
The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind. (Mister Rogers)

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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #71 on: Feb 20, 2007, 11:10 PM »
Here's the Marquee.  I know it's a little rough.  It looks better at night with the lights on.
We are trying to raise $ 250,000.00 for a new digital marquee. Maybe next year.



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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #72 on: Feb 20, 2007, 11:14 PM »
Great one. Thanks. Just thinking in a few days a group of brokies will be there makes me exciting. I wish the event a huge success.
Remembering Pierre (chameau) 1960-2015, a "Capricorn bro and crazy Frog Uncle from the North Pole." You are missed

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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #73 on: Feb 21, 2007, 02:12 PM »
Directions to the State Theatre from Euclid Ave:




Directions from the State Theatre back to the Hotel:

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Part 2: 

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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #74 on: Feb 22, 2007, 07:38 AM »
I'm coming north. Both Yahoo and MapQuest say the best way to the hotel from 75 is to take exit 160/M-84; left on Saginaw Rd; right on 3 Mile Rd; left on Old Bridge Rd. Any of that affected by the bridge closure?
Thanks.

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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #75 on: Feb 22, 2007, 07:48 AM »
BayCityJohn, I truly regret not being able to make it, but it is just as well as this weekend promises to be a hectic one for me at work.

Nonetheless, I wish you and all the participants all success and enjoyment in this gathering, and I hope there will be other opportunities when we can meet in person.

zebron, welcome!





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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #76 on: Feb 22, 2007, 09:17 AM »
I'm coming north. Both Yahoo and MapQuest say the best way to the hotel from 75 is to take exit 160/M-84; left on Saginaw Rd; right on 3 Mile Rd; left on Old Bridge Rd. Any of that affected by the bridge closure?
Thanks.

Those directions are correct.

See this video for directions too. About 1/2 way through the video you'll see exactly where to go.


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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #77 on: Feb 23, 2007, 07:53 AM »
The pictures taken of the early arrivers on Thursday are being posted over at the DCForum:

http://www.davecullen.com/forum/index.php?topic=10624.msg754449#msg754449

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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #78 on: Feb 24, 2007, 08:05 AM »
Hello from Montreal-Dorval airport, my journey begins here.  I shall meet Flwrchild in Detroit around 11am.   Talk to you later.
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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #79 on: Feb 24, 2007, 04:39 PM »
Baycity John, I've just looked through the pics on the DC link and it looks like you are having a wonderful time.  I cant wait to hear how our Cham and Flwrchild are doing and how the screening of BBM goes - I wish you all a wonderful time.
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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #80 on: Feb 24, 2007, 05:23 PM »
Some pictures of today...

Some sleepy camel off the plane in Detroit



Warning!  Brokies in da house



Cham and his little darlin'



Flwrchild very concentrated... on the forum, huh?  However we keep talking to each other.



More pix tomorrow evening... late and mostly Monday when I'll hit Florida and have a week ahead of me

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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #81 on: Feb 24, 2007, 05:36 PM »
Nice pics Cham....thanks..hugs to Flwrchild  :h)
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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #82 on: Feb 24, 2007, 05:59 PM »
Nice pics Cham....thanks..hugs to Flwrchild  :h)

i quote this..!! have a wonderful time together - and at the meeting! and tell us all about it!

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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #83 on: Feb 25, 2007, 01:58 AM »
Thanks for the pic. Have a blast. Can't wait to see more.
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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #84 on: Feb 25, 2007, 02:38 AM »
Chameau, I hope the snow isn't too bad tomorrow.

It's 2:40 am in Bay City, no snow here yet.

Winds coming from the east have held the storm back so far.

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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #85 on: Feb 25, 2007, 08:39 AM »
Great pics cham, cant wait to hear all about your experience and Flwrchild's too!!  :)
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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #86 on: Feb 25, 2007, 10:32 AM »
Nice to see you, and the space where FC's hair used to be! Have a great trip!

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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #87 on: Feb 25, 2007, 01:39 PM »
It's 1:30 pm here.
The storm has weakened considerably.
We're having occasional flurries, a little sleet.
Looks like we are gonna be ok.
Traffic is moving at a decent clip, and Bay City has plenty of salt left because it's been a mild winter.


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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #88 on: Feb 25, 2007, 01:43 PM »
We're about to hit the road, we should be fine ;)
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Re: Oscar Night Screening of Brokeback Mountain - February 25, 2007
« Reply #89 on: Feb 25, 2007, 08:24 PM »
Great pics  <^( I can't wait to see more.  :)
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