Grati’s Interpretive RA Fan Syllogism:
Film Industry Truism (major premise): Opening weekend ticket sales can make or break a film’s subsequent success. With the reasoning being that the more people who see a film–and the bigger the box office sales–this encourages others to give a film a chance and see the film, thus increasing overall box office sales and a film’s ranking of success based on ticket sales.
RA-ism (minor premise): The exquisitely talented British actor/storyteller Richard Armitage has a new film (ITS movie poster right), Into the Storm (ITS), whose U.S. opening weekend is August 8-10th, 2014. For all countries film release/opening dates for Into the Storm, visit this ITS page.
RA Fani-ism (conclusion): A lot of people viewing Richard Armitage’s new film, Into the Storm, during its opening weekends around the world–in particular August 8-10th in the U.S.–will help promote ticket sales, which in turn can help promote the success of the film.
Still with me? So are you up for a road trip to Chicago on Friday August 8th or Saturday August 9th to see Richard Armitage’s new film, Into the Storm?
For a while now, I have been informally batting around the idea about how lovely it would be if RA Fans/Admirers encouraged each other to see his new film, Into the Storm, on its opening weekend–as I mentioned in the comments to my post about wanting a nearby ArmitageCon type convention. I’m sure others have also thought of promoting opening weekends, too.
For me, seeing RA’s film Into the Storm means heading to my nearest big city hub–Chicago, Illinois–to view it during the U.S. opening weekend of Saturday, August 9th. (Richard Armitage portraying Asst. Principal Gary Morris, right courtesy of RANet)
And what would make seeing the Into the Storm film doubly fun would be to share the experience with fellow Richard Armitage Fans by as many of us who can and who wish to, meeting up to view the film together at the same movie theatre in Chicago.
GRAssroots Organizing Effort
Of course, just as Richard Armitage, himself, has said that he wants no official fan web site, our ideas as fans/admirers of Richard Armitage to encourage attendance at this and his other film or theatre performances are fluid and just for fun amongst ourselves.
But I have helped organize annual conferences for a couple of community and university organizations over the last 25 years, so some initial pertinent planning details come to mind were I to put on my event organizers hat for a Chicago based viewing (other cities on the coasts or South, etc., would be on their own for organizing their own local viewing):
Chicago Movie Theatre selection will depend upon who is showing it (let’s hope it plays in Chicago) and their show times–with everyone responsible for buying their own ticket online ahead of time. But potential meet up and film times might be (purely guessing on film times based on current AMC Theatre on Michigan Avenue other film show times).
Of course, my musings here are all pie in the sky, but they could begin to crystallize fairly quickly if enough of you would like to attend an Into the Storm film viewing in Chicago.
(Grati’s earlier mock ITS movie poster, right)
And here is that Warner Bros. Pictures Into the Storm teaser trailer again:
Cheers! Grati ;->
P.S. Grati’s RAndom Final Thoughts
If the U.S. Into the Storm movie Premiere–location unknown, but LA or NYC are presumed–is a few days ahead of its August 8th U.S. release, how might that impact a Chicago RA Fans/Admirers meet up?
And on the off chance that the Premiere for Into the Storm movie about a tornado might actually be held in a large city in the Midwest where tornadoes are likely to occur–such as Chicago or St. Louis, etc.,–with the prospect of red carpet sightings of some stars, would we want to shift to attend that?
Given that Richard Armitage is obligated for performing as John Proctor in The Crucible from June 24 – September 13 at The Old Vic in London, England, one wonders how much Into the Storm press and premiere events that he can attend? With a London, August 22 Into the Storm Premiere, might that be one of only a few that he attends–since he wouldn’t have the extended days of travel impacting his theatre schedule?
P.S. Off Topic, but apropos for today: Happy Mother’s Day!
Yellow Roses were my late mother’s favorite flowers. Love & Hugs!
N.B. Roses card background graphic (with red roses) is courtesy of MS Office Clip Art.