Die Hard is Gord's favourite Christmas movie. Though he has seen it many many times, he's never seen it "on the big screen" (me either).
It was playing tonight at Bloor Hot Doc Cinema (Bloor Street W/Bathurst Street). And as a bonus, it was a quote-along.
It’s just not Christmas at the Bloor without a visit to Nakatomi Plaza. This year, we’re blowing the roof off with a special quote-along edition hosted by comedian Ward Anderson (co-host of Ward and Al, Sirius XM).
Kick off your Christmas with a night filled with audience participation, festive drink specials, a hilarious pre-show and more. That’s right, Hans - we have the detonators!
Bring your friends and family (but leave the younger kids at home) for "Die Hard" on the big screen, with the sound cranked and subtitles for quoting along. Yippee-ki-yay!
I hadn't been in this theatre in years ... it's really nice and comfy.
The theatre seats about 250 and most of the seats were filled.
If you bought a donation for their food drive (in support of The Stop), you were given a prop bag full of goodies ... of course, we did.
|Quotes from the movie were written on the bags|
|They ended up with lots of donations ... yay!|
We bought the movie/beer combo for $18 which included the movie, a can of beer and a large popcorn ... what a great deal!
The movie started at 9:30pm. There was a line-up when we got there about 8:05pm. They let us in about 8:15pm. Until the movie started, they showed an old Bing Crosby/Frank Sinatra Christmas special and then Die Hard-related stuff.
Ward Anderson was the emcee and he gave us instructions before the movie started ... like when to cheer and what to yell when certain things happened (for example, we had to yell "Merry Christmas" every time we saw a Christmas tree, "shoot the glass" when the bad guys spoke in German and "Where's the News?" when Huey Lewis look-a-like Eddie was on the screen). He also gave away tickets for future movies and Twinkies.
The sound was indeed cranked. Subtitles were on the bottom of the screen and we were encouraged to say them with the characters and yell at the characters when we felt like it ... which we did (it was a lively crowd!).
At the end of the movie, just before the credits, everyone stayed around to sing along to Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!.
It was a fun night and we look forward to doing it again!