#49 – See a Gold Class movie

by Elizabeth on February 8, 2008 · 1 comment

in 101 in 1001, Life

Part of my 101 Things in 1001 Days challenge.

The other day I got a voucher in the mail for two La Premiere tickets (the Hoyts equivalent of Birch Carroll & Coyle’s Gold Class). It came with an invoice ($0.00 outstanding) and a dispatch note. There were absolutely no clues regarding its origin, so it was a complete mystery.

Mind you, it was the best kind of mystery! There’s nothing better than receiving the “right” present unexpectedly, and I was really excited about going. Especially when I saw the website and realised we were in for a real treat.

I ended up finding the sender of the tickets, after accidentally thanking the wrong person for them! Turns out that Sally sent them as a thankyou for putting her up over the Australia Day weekend, which was completely unnecessary but still greatly appreciated. Turned out there was supposed to be a message with the tickets, it wasn’t supposed to be anonymous at all!

Tim and I agreed that we wanted to see Sweeney Todd in luxury, so on Tuesday night I rang to make a booking. It’s lucky I called when I did, as the last La Premiere screening of that movie was the following night. Getting to Chadstone was a comedy of errors (thanks Public Transport, and your good friend Rain) but we made it there with time to order a drink and check out the lounge area.


La Premiere gives you sofa seats, free self-serve popcorn and drinks, and you can order food to be delivered to you during the movie. There’s also a private lounge area to hang out, with a well-stocked bar. It’s such a great date spot.

The movie was absolutely fantastic, and although lots of the original material was cut out I thought it was handled brilliantly. The story flowed the way it should, the acting was brilliant and the use of colour and light was absolutely perfect. I thought it a strong movie in its own right, as well as being a true adaptation of the musical.

It was even better than I had hoped. Thanks again to Sally for an awesome night!

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Holly February 12, 2008 at 7:59 pm

Yay for accomplishing something from 101 in 1001! 😀


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