Why the move to the Apollo?

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Why the move to the Apollo?

Post by cassandra » Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:20 pm

I quite like the Curzons but admittedly I don't think I've been to the Apollo so can't compare the two until tomorrow. Just being nosey really, why has the festival moved to the Apollo?





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Why the move to the Apollo?

Post by The Editor » Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:43 pm

One of the main reasons was to show all the films in one venue. The Apollo has five screens, and although they are smaller salons than those of previous years, they are very luxurious. The Apollo is also the only fully licensed cinema in the West End, which means you can take your beer or whatever with you into the film. The downside, for the punters, is they shows sell out quicker (which is good for us), as we have seen with the anime all-nighter, although the two screens used for the anime still amount to the same number of seats as the one screen at the Curzon. The Apollo really is luxury cinema at its best and what our patrons deserve, as you will see.
Also, being in one venue means a better chance to mingle, and although it is not as cold the January/February dates of previous years, there is no running between cinemas to get to the next screening, which is better for everyone.
The festival kicks off (or should that be lifts-off) tonight. See you sometime over the weekend and enjoy the films and the atmosphere.

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Why the move to the Apollo?

Post by Shinji Ikari » Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:48 pm

yep tonight as it wads put in the old Lion King Game by Timon

"It Starts"

Ill be seeing you around on Saturday and Sunday Ill also probbly be in friday

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Why the move to the Apollo?

Post by cassandra » Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:53 pm

Thanks for the replies, I'm looking forward to checking out the Apollo over the next few days.
On the subject of licencing, I was in the Curzon on Shaftsbury Avenue last week and you could take your booze in the screen so the Apollo can't be the only fully licenced cinema.
Oh and while I'm on a Q&A mission, why is the festival so much later this year?

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Why the move to the Apollo?

Post by Shinji Ikari » Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:21 pm

so it dint fall in with all the cold winter mounths and asits later itmakes it easyer to atend as its normaly jan / feb time when people are still recovering from the X-mas hole in the pocket also

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Why the move to the Apollo?

Post by cassandra » Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:22 pm

Originally posted by The Editor
Also, being in one venue means a better chance to mingle.
It would be good to meet some others; I'll be the tall redhead attending the screening of La Peau Blanche. Stick your neck out and say hello at your own peril :D

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Why the move to the Apollo?

Post by The Editor » Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:30 pm

Originally posted by cassandra
so the Apollo can't be the only fully licenced cinema.
Oh and while I'm on a Q&A mission, why is the festival so much later this year?
The licensing laws have changed since we first approached the Apollo, and not being a partaker of alcohol, or a frequenter of West End cinemas I was not aware of the changes. Now I will have to change my signature (maybe).

And, as Shinji said, regarding the change of dates.

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Why the move to the Apollo?

Post by Shinji Ikari » Wed Apr 26, 2006 4:29 pm

Originally posted by The Editor
Also, being in one venue means a better chance to mingle.
Originally posted by cassandra
It would be good to meet some others; I'll be the tall redhead attending the screening of La Peau Blanche. Stick your neck out and say hello at your own peril :D
I will do that in your case you might want to look out for the dule wepon wealding man with glasses that or theanime fan ushalylocated aroundareas of high anime content

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Why the move to the Apollo?

Post by siccoyote » Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:36 pm

I'll be the 5'5" guy in the black leather jacket, possibly with a white t-shirt with "Church of GODZILLA Praise The Lord" written on it. Long brown hair possibly in the ponytail and glasses (which I have started wearing sincethe last one and find it helps with being able ot see the screen)

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Why the move to the Apollo?

Post by Shaun F » Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:58 am

I'll be the second headless chicken looking after the first headless chicken

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Why the move to the Apollo?

Post by Mart » Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:34 pm

I'll be the 5'5" guy looking far younger than he actually is, probably in jeans and some kind of light blue t-shirt, long dark brown hair tied back. Accompanied by my girlfriend (hands off), who knows what she'll be wearing... yeesh.

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Why the move to the Apollo?

Post by siccoyote » Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:02 pm

You've got to keep control of her but chopping off her hands seems a little harsh.

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Post by Shinji Ikari » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:19 pm

Depends what them there hands are made off

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Why the move to the Apollo?

Post by timberwolf0122 » Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:45 am

I'll be the one with the MST3K t-shirt with crow-t-robot on the back saying 'You know you want me baby!' from about midday saturday, no prises for guessing the all nighter I'm going for!

Only wish I'd gotten round to getting a jayne hat, ah well....



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