November 26, 2013

Catching Fire Movie Event

Last Wednesday, on the 20th, I was in charge of Axiom's movie premiere of Catching Fire. I had reserved 7 theaters across the state, and they were all starting at the same time! I literally had nightmares leading up to the event, because like I said, there were multiple locations, and I only had control over one of them. I was so worried I had given out extra tickets, and then I also dreamt about them playing the wrong movie (Barney, to be exact), and getting popcorn thrown at me.

I was the host at the Thanksgiving Point location, along with the the President of the company, who I personal assist for. Everything was going smoothly, we had our "Axiom is Catching Fire" shirts on, we were getting ready to hand out our trivia and raffle prizes. But then, one of the employees that was helping me at the ticket booth, ran up and said we had a line of 30 people, and didn't have any more tickets. Our theater had a few seats here and there, but besides that, it was full.

How could this be happening?

I counted out the exact tickets before I handed them out, I even had 20 extra tickets to T.P. sitting at my desk! I was so close to tears, but I was doing everything I could to hold them in. As I discussed with the Event Coordinator of the theater, she informed me the theater only had 218 seats, and I KNEW that not what our contract said. I guessed it was for 236 people or something like that. They then started bringing in folding chairs, and we lined those up the rows, and in between sections. After all of the chaos, having clients leave, an employee and her son leave because he was was in a wheelchair and was blocked, and having Tanner, Melissa and I sit on folding chairs in front of the front row, to the far right (my neck still hurts thinking about it) the movie started.

A few tears fell during the movie. Not because of Gayle or the storyline, but because I  had been SO stressed for 2 months about this event, and I felt like I had failed. I text the "hosts" that I had at every theater, and when their response said that everything had gone smoothly, I felt so much better.

The movie ended, and a few more tears were shed. Then, a LOT more tears more like snotty, sobbing tears were shed. Tanner can give a great reenactment. We got home, and I ran to my computer, to check the contract. And guess what it said? We signed the contract for 282 seats!!! It wasn't my fault after all. Ahhh what a relief.

It really was a good movie, I can't wait to see the next one!

Nowww, we are on our way to LA to see JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE tonight. That what was my Birthday surprise I shared.previously... no I'm not prego like some of you asked. I can't wait! It's going to be a blast. Then we head to Mesa early tomorrow morning, and spend Thanksgiving with my family. Then on Monday we close on our very first home together!! (more on that one later) Then on Friday we have our Axiom Holiday Party, and then Saturday is Brimley's bridal shower! (can't believe they get married SO soon!) So, we have a very exciting next couple of weeks. Luckily, after next weekend, I won't be crazy at work, and then we can go to CA for Christmas and REST.

my fingers hurt.

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