TORn Staffer Garfeimao writes: I run the Line Party that will be held at the Big Newport in Newport Beach, CA. We’ve pulled in some decent sponsors so far, including the Hard Rock Cafe Newport Beach, and have hooked up with a few charities. Most notable of the charities is the Marine’s Toys for Tots toy collection we will host, and the American Red Cross blood drive to be held at the theater on Tuesday, December 16.
The Toys for Tots toy collection should be familiar to many people. Simply bring a new, unwrapped toy to the theater any time on Tuesday, December 16, and you will receive a raffle ticket. Make sure to let theater staff know you are donating a toy, so they can give you your raffle ticket. The raffle will be held just before the film starts, after everyone has been seated.
Last year, I hosted a blood drive on the Saturday after the opening night, and it was fairly successful. We had over 30 donors that afternoon, and hope to be able to double those numbers this year. We have dubbed this event “The Return of the Blood Drive” due to last years succesful conclusion. If you wish to make an appointment for the blood drive, please call (949)222-7009 and leave your name, phone number, date of event and the time you’d like to donate. The event will be held from 3:00pm to 9:00pm.
Every donor will receive an Event Exclusive T-shirt, various sponsored premiums, and a raffle ticket for LoTR-related prizes. I have a special prize of one Houghton Mifflin black canvas bookbag for the person who refers the most donors. This will be given away at the end of the blood drive, when all referrals can be tallied. The other raffles will actually occur during the day, in the donor room, as it is only for those donating.
As for fun events, we will have a costume contest, trivia and games, and an impersonation contest. I’ve also set up a very nice deal with the Edwards Big Newport and the Hard Rock Cafe Newport Beach (which is just across the street from the theater) for a Movie and a Meal deal. For just $15, people can purchase, in advance, a ticket that will get them a free lunch or dinner on Dec. 16, a ticket to the midnight screening, and a portion of the ticket sales will go to the John Muir Trust. These tickets are very limited, and are selling right now. Just email me at Garfeimao@theonering.net and I’ll send you info on how to pay for this package deal. I can only accept orders through November 17, so that the theater has time to pull the group of tickets out of it’s allotment, and I have time to mail the tickets out to everyone purchasing them. We even plan to have a second day of fun and silliness on Saturday, December 20.
Details for these, and all the other events I’m planning can be found on my Line Party page.