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20 Feb, 2009

Movie pass giveaway (in other words, can I take you to the movies?)

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Giveaways and product reviews|Ottawa

{WHOOPS. I messed up the dates.  Please check the dates as edited below.]

Alternate title: “What’s better than a large cardboard box?” ;)

I saw the FedEx truck this morning and sighed. WHAT NOW?

Happily, I tore into the package to find a whole bunch of movie passes to an advance screening of “One Week” with Joshua Jackson. (Surely I can’t be the only one who watched Dawson’s Creek around here?)

I have 29 (YES, TWENTY NINE) passes to give away. (Thank you Mongrel Media!)

  • The screening is at the Coliseum (3090 Carling Ave.) in Ottawa.
  • Each pass admits two.
  • I have 15 passes for two for the Thursday Feb 26th show at 7:00 p.m. and 15 for Thursday March 5 at 7:00 p.m. Please let me know which you want to attend. I’ll keep track at the bottom of this post.
  • I  *very much* recommend showing up super early (say 45 minutes or so) because organizers give piles of these passes things away and there is always a lineup and seating is not guaranteed. 
  • I’m not sure what this film is rated, but it is oriented to adults. So please leave the children at home (with adult supervision of course!)

I do think this would make a perfect bloggy playdate. So how about it Ottawa mommybloggers…  who wants to come to the movies with me? :)

I’m not exactly sure how I’m going to hand these tickets over to you (I will have to cross that bridge when I come to it) but ETA: For the first showing I’ll come to the theatre, meet the first group and hand out the tickets. (Should I wear a sandwich board? Put a red rose in my hair? *snort*)

** ETA: For the Thursday 26th group.
I’ll be standing at the front of the lobby somewhere inside the front doors at 6:00 p.m. I know this sounds early, but it’ll give everyone a chance to arrive, find the group, get popcorn etc. (I want to stay and chat for a couple of minutes before I have to depart and I really have no idea what the line-up situation will be!) I’ll be the tall girl with the black coat, blondy brown bedhead and big shiny black/blue bag. I will be looking around most awkwardly. :)

I will be attending the March 5 show.  

ETA: for the Thursday March 5 group.
Same as above!  I’ll be there around 6:00, hanging out just inside the front doors. Please don’t arrive later than 6:30 or you won’t get your tickets!

Please let me know if you’re bringing a date. I heartily encourage singledom! That way you can buddy up with another blogger and we can squeeze more people in if we need to.

ETA: I’m updating as I go. Unfortunately lots of people can’t attend. Please let me know if I’ve forgotten anyone!

Thursday February 26th at 7:00 p.m.

  1. 1. BeachMama … and maybe her sister! :)
  2. 2. Chantal
  3. 3. Lynn and Krista
  4. 4. Ms. Luckysevens

Thursday March 5th at 7:00 p.m.

  1. 1. Me!
  2. 2. Karen (Virtually There) Karen is sick :(
  3. 3. LO
  4. 4. Stephanie (aka Hellcat13) plus husband
  5. 5. Jennifer W (plus another Jen)
  6. 6. Jenn’s friend
  7. 7. Erica P (plus husband)
  8. 8. Lara
  9. 9. Shannon
  10. 10. Marci
  11. 11. Lala

30 Responses to "Movie pass giveaway (in other words, can I take you to the movies?)"

1 | BeachMama

February 20th, 2009 at 1:06 pm


Count me in, sounds like a wonderful night!

2 | porter

February 20th, 2009 at 1:32 pm


Shoot!!! I’m not sure I’d drive to Ottawa for a movie (given the 5 hour drive) but it would be something really fun to do. There are so many lovely bloggers in Ottawa, a playdate would be a blast….hmmmm perhaps something to consider/plan for the future. Yeah I’m up for that I think.

3 | Loukia

February 20th, 2009 at 1:35 pm


I’ll come to the movies! :) I rarely get a chance to go to the movies with two children at home, but when I do, I love it! Not even sure what this movie is about, but hey, a movie and a medium sized popcorn sound great to me! (I did recently see Confessions of a Shopaholic and I totally loved it!)

4 | Karen at Virtually There

February 20th, 2009 at 1:43 pm


I’ll totally come to the movies! Would love to (even though I’ll have some serious baking to do for a certain photo shoot the next day). Looks like a good one from the trailer.

5 | Hellcat13

February 20th, 2009 at 1:45 pm


You had me at “Joshua Jackson”. Because oh my god I love me some Pacey.

6 | Erica

February 20th, 2009 at 1:46 pm


The trailer for that movie made me cry. In addition to starring our very own Pacey Witter, it looks like such a loving tribute to Canada’s beauty and quirkiness. A dying Pacey might just kill me, but I’d still love to see it. I’m in if you’ll have me!

7 | Hellcat13

February 20th, 2009 at 1:48 pm


Whoops :) Not a mommyblogger – nor is Miss Erica over there, either. But come on…we share the Pacey love…and we’re doting aunts…and we really love the oat and molasses bread and make it regularly…(have we sucked up enough yet?)

8 | Chantal

February 20th, 2009 at 2:05 pm


That looks like a good movie. I just watched the trailer and I didn’t realize it was a Canadian until I saw him roll up the rim on a Tim’s cup :). I would love to see it, so count me in.

9 | DaniGirl

February 20th, 2009 at 3:13 pm


Rats! Beloved works late on Thursdays. My boys are old enough to fend for themselves for dinner by now, dontcha think???

10 | Miss Vicky

February 20th, 2009 at 3:36 pm


I got some too! For Feb 26 and March 5. So I’ll be doing a giveaway over at my place and will probably be attending on the 26th

11 | Lala

February 20th, 2009 at 3:47 pm


ooh ooh pretty please! I’m in, I’m so in I’m out the other side!

12 | Miche

February 20th, 2009 at 4:06 pm


Big DC fan! (But quite unlikely to make the drive for the show.)

What an awesome giveaway!

13 | LO

February 20th, 2009 at 4:46 pm


Pick me! Pick me! Oh Pretty Please:)
I can go to either so will let you pick:)

14 | Shan

February 21st, 2009 at 7:18 am


I just saw the trailer for this last night at the movies. It looks really good. Plus I’m always happy to see Pacey working. Loved Dawson Creek back in the day. Wish I could go!

15 | Jennifer

February 21st, 2009 at 8:35 am


Would love to go on the 5th if you still have tickets for that night.

16 | The Veg Next Door

February 21st, 2009 at 11:34 am


:-( Thanks for the offer but I’ll have to say ‘no’. Sounds like such a great time.

17 | Chantal

February 21st, 2009 at 12:54 pm


If the numbers for the 26th stay low I will bring a friend. But I will wait till closer to the date to invite her.

18 | LO

February 21st, 2009 at 6:43 pm


I can’t wait to meet everyone! should we meet in a particular spot for the March 5th show or all wear hats or something:)???

19 | Shannon

February 22nd, 2009 at 3:15 pm


I *think* I can swing it for March 5th and would love to go. I was a closet Dawson’s Creek watcher too :-) I have to check hubby’s curling (*snort* he thinks it’s a sport) schedule and see if my still-nursing-way-too-much 13 month old will survive without me!!

20 | Life is Good…At the Beach » Bloggy Movie Night Anyone?

February 22nd, 2009 at 8:05 pm


[…] “One Week” starring Joshua Jackson.  If you are at all interested, and live in Ottawa, head on over and let her know.  I will be attending this Thursday, so if we haven’t met in real life this would be a fun […]

21 | Lynn

February 23rd, 2009 at 12:30 pm


Chantal has convinced me to skip my class on Thursday this week so I can come out…so count me in for the 26th. I’m going to bring my friend Krista, too — she doesn’t have a blog of her own (but she should!!), but she is a regular reader and commenter here so I think she’s guilty by association.

22 | andrea

February 24th, 2009 at 3:03 pm


Yay! It looks like we we’re on our way to getting a good crowd. Thanks to the people who are reposting this info on their blogs. I don’t want to see the tickets go to waste. The more the merrier!

23 | Afterschool snack >> a peek inside the fishbowl

February 24th, 2009 at 3:57 pm


[…] p.s. don’t forget about the movie pass giveaway! […]

24 | Lynn

February 25th, 2009 at 10:04 am


I’ve been recruiting…my friend LuckySevens will join us tomorrow if that’s okay.

Where will we meet you? And at what time?

You will know me by:
* brown coat
* light brown wool cap
* red glasses
* shortish brown hair
* lack of children attached to leg
* adorable little handbag in place of usual giant diaper bag

25 | andrea

February 25th, 2009 at 10:22 am


Great! I’ll edit the post above with updated info.

26 | lala

February 25th, 2009 at 12:15 pm


I picked March 5th, did you get my email? CHANTAL!!! you’re supposed to go NEXT week.

27 | Last chance for free movie tickets! >> a peek inside the fishbowl

February 26th, 2009 at 12:12 pm


[…] It’s not too late to get in on the movie pass giveaway! […]

28 | Chantal

February 26th, 2009 at 1:11 pm


I can’t wait!! I am actually nervous (am I a loser or what!). I am on my own. All my friends are busy.

I hope to be there at 6pm but I have to do some kind of magic kiddie swap which involves some driving, exchanging cars and more driving. I was hoping to get a bean curd salad at the Singapore before hand but if there’s no time I will survive. :) See you tonight!

29 | Thursday’s special screening of One Week >> a peek inside the fishbowl

March 4th, 2009 at 12:07 pm


[…] me if I still have extra passes. (I can’t remember who, sorry, I lost your email!) But I do! The list at the original post should be up to date. Each pass is good for two. So please drop me a line if you need a […]

30 | Last night’s screening >> a peek inside the fishbowl

March 6th, 2009 at 9:04 am


[…] to a meeting but I just wanted to chime in and say THANK YOU to the Ottawa bloggin’ ladies who answered the call and came out to the special screening of One Week last night. Great time, great […]

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