Friday 23 December 2016

"Die Hard" Quote-Along, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, Toronto, ON

Die Hard is Gord's favourite Christmas movie.  It was playing tonight at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (Bloor Street W/Bathurst Street) and was a "quote-along".  We went last year and it was a hoot!

It’s just not Christmas on Bloor Street without a visit to Nakatomi Plaza. This year, we’re blowing the roof off with a special quote-along edition. 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.

We'd bought the combo for $18 which included the movie, a tallboy can of beer and a large popcorn ... what a great deal!

We sat with Gord's former boxing coaches, Perry, and his son, Jim (Jim is visiting from New Brunswick).

Before the movie started, they showed clips from various Bruce Willis movies and Die Hard-related stuff.

Thomas Rivas 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.

They gave out prop bag full of goodies.

There were subtitles 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 fairly 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 it's become a holiday tradition for Gord and I!

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