26th August 2011 | Castro Theatre, San Francisco

Thanks to Jesse Hawthorne, Midnite For Maniacs, Alex Pardee, the tireless staff of the Castro and all 1500 of you crazy cats who stayed in the cinema with me from 7pm to nearly 3am.

It was so worth the road trip up to the beautiful Bay Area. If only to see the most wonderful marquee in all of the cinema. Love you, San Francisco.

26th August 2011 | Castro Theatre, San Francisco

26th August 2011 | Castro Theatre, San Francisco

26th August 2011 | Castro Theatre, San Francisco

26th August 2011 | Castro Theatre, San Francisco

26th August 2011 | Castro Theatre, San Francisco

26th August 2011 | Castro Theatre, San Francisco

26th August 2011 | Castro Theatre, San Francisco

26th August 2011 | Castro Theatre, San Francisco

26th August 2011 | Castro Theatre, San Francisco

26th August 2011 | Castro Theatre, San Francisco

  • Slowly but surely, I’m putting something up for those of you that weren’t able to attend. Thank you for your patience with my slow internet connection 🙂

    • The first two clips (6GB of 720p, over 50 minutes of video) are viewable via this playlist on youtube. I will continue adding clips to the playlist from the epic night when they  finish uploading. Just started another 3GB clip. Won’t be finished (according to youtube) for another 1,453 minutes. haha

  • Drew

    Commuted from the South Bay, and after bussing/driving, I didn’t get home till 6 in the morning. Totally worth it. You, sir, are my hero.

    • I can back Drew’s story up. All of those that attended, including Edgar, didn’t leave the theater until minutes before 3am. I had a flight to catch and had planned on returning to the airport after the films. However, BART was not running at 3am, and the next BART to the airport was at 6:30. I walked to a nearby diner (employees at the Castro recommended Sparky’s). Stayed there until about 5am. Walked to a nearby Safeway, which thankfully had a Starbucks that was open. Got a triple shot and after surfing a little on the free WiFi, I walked to the BART station. Didn’t get any sleep on the flight back to Seattle. Arrived home and uploaded photos on Flickr from my less than 24-hour visit to San Francisco. Crashed somewhere at around 2pm, giving me enough time to sleep a little before catching the midnight film at the Egyptian Theatre in Seattle.

      The Seattle International Film Festival is opening a new 100-seat theater in about a month. Am looking forward to talking to the programmer about possibly doing a “Spaced” marathon — at one of their three theaters. About a month after the smaller theater opens, SIFF is re-opening the Uptown Theatre, which SIFF has somehow taken over after it was closed lat year. So within a mile of where I live, I have the only true Imax screen in the state of Washington, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Cinerama (the next best thing to the Castro Theatre), the Uptown, SIFF Cinema, and the new 100-seat theater. The Cinerama recently went independent — so it would be nice to see something similar here in Seattle to what the Castro did in San Francisco.

      The thing is, as much as people love movies here in Seattle, I don’t know if it’s possible to capture what happened in San Francisco. It was truly a great night of cinema. Not just the films, but the way the theater was run, and those that attended. Even Edgar said that he could feel the vibration of their applause during a scene in “Hot Fuzz.” I haven’t experienced anything like that before at a movie theater — at least, not that I recall.

      Not to be a broken record, but thank you again to everyone involved.

  • SonyaLynn

    That may very well be the best single night of cinema I have EVER experienced in my life. Thanks for coming out, Edgar, and making a whole lotta Bay Area geeks extremely happy! ^.^

  • Yearder

    Wowzers – what a marquee!  Would love a triple bill like this in London, if only a cinema would put it on…

    • I doubt there’s a more beautiful cinema marquee than the one at the Castro. Was great to see in person. They were changing things (alternate movie posters of the films being shown) even as the movies were being shown inside. I was very impressed.

  • AmberGrindstaff

    *Facts:::Three of my favorite movies:: You Sir,my favorite director !

  • NoNoNo! Thank you kind sir! One of the best times I’ve had in movie theatre in a long time. Watching movies at home is cool and all, even on a giant HD screen, DTS surround sounds, and all but damn nothing beats the smell of popcorn, elbow to elbow with a fellow movie watcher and laughing and cheering at all the right moments. Long live the movie houses!!!!

    Thanks for making this happen! Mr. Wright, Jesse, MidniteManiacs, Castro Theatre and everyone else that made that night possible.

    EPIC!

  • So much damn fun, thank you Edgar for a night of Epic badassery. Was amazing to be able to see these movies in a packed theatre with an audience that was really into it.

  • So much damn fun!!! Took my friend up, was her first time seeing Scott Pilgrim or Hot Fuzz. Wish I could have stayed for Shaun, but as I had a four hour drive home and sketchy parking options I had to call it early. Thank you Edgar for a night of most epic badassery, and thanks to the midnites for maniacs crew as well.

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  • Please come back to the Bay Area soon?