Last week I was invited over to Germany to promote the release of Iron Man 3. It was a special 2 Film Event starting with The Avengers leading into it's direct follow up featuring ol' Shell-Head himself. Although Originally I was supposed watch Both Films & sketch Before, After & during the Interval. As per usual it turned into a Sketchathon until the end of the event.
Quick lucky really as it turned out both films were playing in German with no subtitles. Would have been an interesting experience, but I may have dodged a Bullet there. :D I can say upon viewing IRON MAN 3 in good old Blighty, it's a Blast!
I had a great experience at the show and everyone was extremely friendly, despite the language barrier. Big thanks to Stephan Prietzel for acting as my German agent on that one. It was quite interesting to see the difference in the sketch requests at an overseas event compared to a UK one. Gone was the usual IronMan, Batman, Hulk etc.. here the majority of people wanted themselves as superheroes. Which was quite fun to do.
I got the odd unusual request such as a full colour Wolverine chilling on a beach while the Silver Surfer rides waves.
Translation: Comic Legend at the "SpreeCinema"
Hey I don't write this stuff so don't blame me.
One of the nice things about an Event like this is the Experience. Although I had a Hotel Room booked, turns out I didn't need it. After the Organizers took us out for a slap up meal. Rump Steak mmmm... & don't forget drinks. We headed back to the Cinema around one in the morning. Pitch Black Outside, up come the shutters & in we go. Cinema Lock-In! Out comes the Whiskey, helpings of pop-corn & whatever I want from behind the counter.
As well as looking around the Cinema of a night & having a nose around the projection rooms, we chatted & swapped stories over Whiskey & Ice Cream until six in the morning. Great memories and it makes me realize how lucky I am as I get the chance to do things that most people will never get to do.
Then it was time for my flight!
Spree Cinema, be seeing you soon!
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