What a fun night!
My sold out screening had technical problems at the beginning. The audience was sitting in the dark in front of a black screen for about 20 minutes when suddenly the friendly face of Rick Carl appeared on screen. About a minute of the middle of the featurette played and then suddenly stopped. Then the featurette started from the beginning and there were no additional issues.
The crowd was incredibly diverse. Every type of person you could imagine was there. Everybody seemed to be having a wonderful time. A group of women were wearing red wigs, although they looked more Little Mermaid than Lucy. It was fun hearing people saying favorite lines too. My two favorite moments: there was audience applause when the Vitameatavegamin set appeared and, later, for Frank Nelson. I think The Million Dollar Idea looked the best. Of course, that was the most recently colorized.
The featurette was incredibly well done and informative. It was great to see Tom, Rick, and Jonathan on screen. I think the audience really connected with them. I loved seeing the difference between the 1990 Christmas show colorization and the more recent one and I loved seeing a brief clip of Kiddie Parties, Inc. on the big screen.
The theater said they were not sent any posters. They gave everyone a free pass for a future movie because of the issues tonight.
I hope they do this again!