If you have never had the pleasure of experiencing the excitement of seeing a midnight release of a movie that you have been waiting for for months, you are missing out. The thrill of being one of the first people to see the movie combined with the excitement of the crowd makes it a one of a kind experience. The great thing about this experience is that it does not cost you anything more than a few more hours of your time to enjoy it. There are however a few other things to keep in mind to make the most of your midnight release experience. So if you want to know some tips for seeing a midnight movie release, read on.
For very popular midnight releases, you will have to buy your tickets weeks or even months in advance. So pay attention to when tickets go on sale and be sure to buy them as soon as possible. These can be highly competitive and you need to be on the ball in order to get the tickets you need.
You need to realize that just because you have tickets does not mean that you are guaranteed good seats or even seats with your friends. You will need to get to the theater early in order to be at the front of the line. So make sure that at least one of your group gets there early enough to get in line for you.
Dress for the Weather
Depending on the time of year, you may be facing a burning sun or freezing wind and snow. You need to plan for the weather you will encounter while in line.Pay attention to the forecast and dress appropriately. Remember, you can always take layers off, but you cannot add the ones you did not bring in the first place.
You are in for a long wait so be sure to bring things to keep comfortable. It may be a good idea to bring a blanket to sit on or even some lawn or camping chairs. These can be quite a bit more comfortable than standing or sitting on the ground. You can run the chairs and blankets back to your car before the movie begins so you won’t have to worry about them. Be sure not to take up more space than you need, as this will annoy others around you.
SInce you will be waiting for at least a few hours, it is best to bring something to keep you busy. This can be something as simple as a deck of cards or a board game. You can always bring your smartphone to play games on or even a handheld gaming device. You could even bring a book to read or music to listen to with headphones. Of course there is always good conversation with friends to keep you busy as well.
Zach Mandell is a freelance writer for www.movieroomreviews.com.