Ben is a lifelong Nintendo fan who likes to build websites, and make video games. He buys way too much Lego.
As I have mentioned a couple of times now I was recently invited to a press screening for the new film Ratatouille.
Initially I was sceptical, but I decided I’d regret it if I didn’t at least try – and I love Pixar films, so I had to say yes.
The screening was at a hotel in Soho, London, so I turned up with a friend from work and went in. Initial impressions were great. The hotel was very posh and there were also free drinks and nibbles going around. I was worried I was under dressed (jeans and a tshirt as normal) but slowly others turned up wearing similar clothes.
When I found out the venue was a hotel I had images of us sitting in a meeting room with a projector and a white board watching a dodgy copy of the film with terrible audio. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Once everybody arrived we were herded into the screening room to find out that it was a full blown cinema, albeit a very small one. There must have been about 100 seats (roughly 6/7 rows with 15 seats in each). We were then told that we’d get to see the film in digital (not very common in the UK) and the trailers started (or should I say “trailer”).
There was only one trailer, and it was very much a teaser – it was for next years Pixar movie, WALL-E (trailer available on Apple.com and youtube). Trailer over and we got to watch the Pixar short Lifted (very amusing 🙂 ).
Then we got to watch the film itself…