We are taking questions about FrightFest 2014

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Re: We are taking questions about FrightFest 2014

Post by AndyJWS » Thu May 01, 2014 8:44 pm

Will Sleepy Queue be 1 person, 1 ticket (or a different but limited maximum)?

More importantly, is 5,6,7 the floor with that lovely bar area? :)
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Re: We are taking questions about FrightFest 2014

Post by TheDukeAbides » Thu May 01, 2014 8:48 pm

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iomega wrote:Will there be security checks upon entry to the screens like at the Halloween 2013 event?

Thank you for reminding me of this. I'd forgotten about it and how it pissed people off. I'll bring this up at our next meeting and get an answer for you. I agree with you while I understand the need for some security, checking bags etc all of the time apart from getting tiresome will cause flow problems.
This is an interesting one. There's never been any security checks at the Empire as far as I'm aware (nor any trouble), so other than individual venue policy is there anything that really necessitates security checking festival goers at any point?
Heaven forbid Vue should lose money on the confectionery stall.

Vue need to be reassured that whereas some (me included) will bring in their own food and drinks (oh heavens, water), there will be increased foot-fall which will still facilitate a profit at the bar and sweets and ice-creams and popcorn and bollock-&-bone-in-a-bun counters.

Actually is there alcohol and is it allowed in all the screens?

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Re: We are taking questions about FrightFest 2014

Post by iomega » Thu May 01, 2014 8:51 pm

We have no limit on tickets. If someone comes in and asks for 20, then we will look at it, but never been a problem.

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Re: We are taking questions about FrightFest 2014

Post by iomega » Thu May 01, 2014 8:52 pm

Vue will be offering deals similar to the Empire. I will talk this trough with them. Booze is allowed in the cinema, but in plastic glasses and bottles

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Re: We are taking questions about FrightFest 2014

Post by scoutthehorizon » Thu May 01, 2014 8:52 pm

I'm fairly sure alcohol is allowed in the screenings as I distinctly remember Pascal Laugier chugging a red wine during his Q&A for THE TALL MAN. If it's good enough for the ingenue behind MARTYRS, it's good enough for me
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Re: We are taking questions about FrightFest 2014

Post by iomega » Thu May 01, 2014 8:57 pm

That's it from me for tonight. Thanks for joining in. If you have any more questions please leave them here and I will answer them as and when posted. This is going to be a really good year. Our films and guests are stacking up in fine style and we are off to Cannes next week to trawl the film market for the last few gems.

This year is going to the same, but it's going to be different.

Looking forward to August

On behalf of Team Frightfest

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Re: We are taking questions about FrightFest 2014

Post by Rue-morgue Jay » Thu May 01, 2014 9:38 pm

All these questions are extremely valid and very well thought of, but the TWO most important questions have YET to be asked?

1. Where are we going for PRE-opening night drinks?

and

2. Is the PHOENIX going to be on board a lot earlier than last year when it got a bit 'all Pete Tong' and the closing night was a mad house.

I would ask questions about the festival but i know the boys always pull it out the bag and it pretty much goes to plan. And besides, i want to make sure i get my drink on BEFORE and AFTER the festival. ;) :D



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Here's a thought. As it is been confirmed that Phoenix is our official late night drinking location for the Festival and the official closing night bash through to breakfast on Tuesday morning nice and early, perhaps the Pre-Opening Night Drinks can be there. It is the same distance from the cinema as the Captains cabin was, which BTW in now a building site. Just a thought.

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Re: We are taking questions about FrightFest 2014

Post by GrimEffigy » Thu May 01, 2014 9:51 pm

In terms of ticketing, will the Discovery Screens work the same as previous years for pass holders (a limited number of tickets per film to be distributed each day) or is there allocated seating for those too?

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Re: We are taking questions about FrightFest 2014

Post by Wulfster » Fri May 02, 2014 1:23 am

Thanks to Ian & Co for all the answers (and questions) which seemed to resolve most of my queries.

Probably won't be at the sleepy queue this year, which will be the first time I've not attended that since 2005 ... *sniff* :(
So after all the horror stories about the Vue booking line (and the slightly reduced pass numbers), I hope to be straight in there at the appointed hour, and I'll still bag a weekend pass ... even if it isn't my favourite near-the-front-aisle-seat positioning. Somebody please pat my head and assure me that I will get a pass as long as I'm prompt on the release day ... :s

I know it's stupid, and it won't affect me, but I'm totally intrigued as to which way the sleepy queue will snake outside the Vue. Past the Haagen Daz and the Prince Charles, or the side-alley into Chinatown? It's the little details...

Barring all that, looking forward to the chaotic treats in store ... :D

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Re: We are taking questions about FrightFest 2014

Post by DJBenz » Fri May 02, 2014 9:11 am

I've split off the Sleepy Queue discussion into a new thread here: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/forum/viewt ... =61&t=6652

As this is an emotive issue that gets debated every year with no resolution I think it's going to veer this thread off topic, so if we could keep the SQ debate over in the other thread that would be super. :)

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Re: We are taking questions about FrightFest 2014

Post by sherbetbizarre » Fri May 02, 2014 10:43 am

Any chance of cheap car-parking again this year?

I know it used to be an Empire offer - so does this mean we've lost it?

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Re: We are taking questions about FrightFest 2014

Post by EvilAsh » Fri May 02, 2014 6:58 pm

iomega wrote:Technically that queue jumping. We will have to see about that. But that nice of you to bring her breakfast. I'll have a bacon roll please.
I've taken food orders in the morning before, not just for her but for other Frightfesters. She already HAS the money for both tickets, I join her in the morning, I'd rather she didn't spend the whole time standing, she has a break when I show up.
If we're looking at 'queue jumping' someone should talk to Scotty, he lets 'those who deserve ticket in first' which is ridiculous, I've attended longer than he has, yet he had the gall to tell me last year he was security for the festival and helped, and as he didn't know who I was I couldn't question him letting a lot of people in front of him.



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I've been giving this thorny problem a great deal of thought in the last day or so and we will work a better system out, but it is my intention to publish a Sleepy Queue etiquette so at least people know what is acceptable and what is not. Perhaps you can help me on this. I will start a thread which I would hope FrightFesters will contribute to.

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Re: We are taking questions about FrightFest 2014

Post by iomega » Fri May 02, 2014 7:18 pm

Sorry, no cheap parking this year. Parking place belonged to the same company that owned Empire.

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Re: We are taking questions about FrightFest 2014

Post by Garbord » Fri May 02, 2014 11:59 pm

Hi,

I just wondered how it'll work if there's a Total Icon or Variety Award this year? Will pass holders be temporarily allowed into the one screen?

Its definitely a shame only a third of the qna's will be available in person this year, though its totally understood that there is the need to adapt to the cinemas downsizing their screens.

That said, whatever form it takes, I still cant wait!

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There will be no Total Icon this year, but the Variety Award will continue. We are giving a great deal of thought as how to run the award and sit down interview across three screens at the moment. Once we have cracked it we will let you know.

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Re: We are taking questions about FrightFest 2014

Post by benj » Sat May 03, 2014 2:29 pm


There will be no Total Icon this year, but the Variety Award will continue. We are giving a great deal of thought as how to run the award and sit down interview across three screens at the moment. Once we have cracked it we will let you know.

Ian
Shame you couldn't hold the interview outside in LS itself (I'm reminded of the time Alan interviewed Alan Ford and Michelle Ryan there). I'm sure we'd all appreciate a break from sitting in a dark cinema on a doubtless sunny day plus it'd be great publicity for the festival itself.

Probably a bugger to arrange with the council and all but thought I'd suggest it anyway...

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