View Full Version : Return of the King San Diego Line Party!

11-19-2003, 08:33 PM
Hey everyone ^_^

As most of you know, the final of the LOTR trilogy is coming out soon! I'm sure most of us didn't get the Hollywood passes, but that's okie because there are various line parties happening. One in particular would be the line party at the Mira Mesa Edwards Stadium 18 in sunny San Diego, California. For the past two films, the Mira Mesa Edwards' line parties for the Lord of the Rings midnight showings were THE line party to hit in San Diego County. I think it'd be really awesome if a group of us all went to this. The main festivities begin at 6:00pm and of course, the movie is at midnight. This event is sponsered by

Decipher's Official LOTR Fan Club
PRA International
Comics 'N' Stuff (various locations)
Sony Online Entertainment
Computer Geeks
Houghton Mifflin (LOTR book publisher)
Cha Cha Cha Hair Salon (Poway)
Power Video Productions
and of course TORn itself!
Plus many more.

I sound like a walking advertisement lol, but it'd really be wonderful if we had a big cosplay.com group there XD. There will be several activities going on including a costume contest!

The date is December 16th and, after watching and finishing Return of the King, it'll be some ungodly hour in the morning on the 17th ^_^. I'm definately going to this one. I hope others can come too! It's going to be a lot of fun XD. It'd be awesome to plan to meet up.

11-19-2003, 08:37 PM
Weeeee! Chrissy and I will try to make it unless onering.net has an official party that day x_x;

11-19-2003, 09:09 PM
This one is sponsered by onering.net, but it's not like the big official one or whatever. Either way, I really hope you guys can come!! It'd be awesome to see ya XD.

11-19-2003, 09:34 PM
hmm maybe do have a lot of stuff planed in dec. but will try.

11-20-2003, 07:34 PM
Oooh, I hope I can make it. It'd be fun...must plan costume! O.O

11-20-2003, 09:43 PM
Aww how I wish I could go! But I'm stuck in Canada ;___; *sob*

11-21-2003, 12:12 AM
You know I'll be there as Frodo ^_~

11-21-2003, 01:26 AM
You know I'll be there as Frodo ^_~

I'm actually thinking I could pull off Sam Wise...opinions?

Crazy Bunta
11-21-2003, 12:00 PM
I guess a question on many people's minds right now is, "How do you get a pass"? I assume just buy a pass to the midnight showing and then just show up for the fetivities around 6pm.

11-21-2003, 12:53 PM
I guess a question on many people's minds right now is, "How do you get a pass"? I assume just buy a pass to the midnight showing and then just show up for the fetivities around 6pm.

Actually the question on MY mind was...

.oO(Will there be pie?)

So uh... yeah. MMmmm MMmmm Pie... **drools**

Breakfast at Mira Mesa Keith's! MMMmmmmm... Hey I can straight to work after the movie. ~_~;

L to the 3rd
11-21-2003, 06:05 PM
omg i'll be soo dead at work the next day X_X

Yokosho Shinzu
11-21-2003, 06:31 PM
LOL! That's cool.

11-21-2003, 06:35 PM
lol I'm gonna be so dead at school... oh well it's all worth it methinks XD

Miaka No Baka
11-21-2003, 07:30 PM
I would so go but I'm afraid of spiders, I don't wanna see how they managed to render sheilob ;_; *cries just thinking about it* I think i'll wait to go see it until someone i know has seen it and can tell me exactly how long that scene will last hehehe

Miaka no Baka

11-23-2003, 11:04 PM
Wooooo, this is so gonna rock. I started my Samwise costume yesterday...SO EXCITED!

11-27-2003, 08:33 PM
Tickets aren't on sale yet, but we've been calling the theater everyday and once they go up we'll let you all know. The midnight showing always sells out so I suggest getting your tickets early ^_^.

11-29-2003, 12:22 PM
Tickets are now on sale!! They're selling really fast and as of right now there's only 37% of the tickets left! So you guys if you want to go should buy your tickets ASAP.

11-29-2003, 04:58 PM
https://www.fandango.com/ticket_box_office.asp?movie_title=The+Lord+of+the+ Rings%3A+The+Return+of+the+King&barcode_flag=0&theater_pkey=2122&row_count=919942331&chain_id=REGL&theater_id=AAOVE%5FLIVE&rating=PG%2D13&genre=Action%2CDrama&mv=40579

If this url works it should lead you to the fandango site to buy the tickets that way.

Just as a little reference for those who haven't done fandango, once you've bought your tickets you will get a "confirmation" receipt. Hold onto this and get your butt over to the Edwards Mira Mesa 18 stadium to pick up your tickets. Make sure you have your CREDIT CARDready; i.e the credit card you used to purchase the tickets. They have to swipe the card and it will automatically print out the tickets, REGARDLESS if the theater has already sold out.

I haven't checked in the recent hrs how they're doing but from 10:30 am this morning they were at 30% availibility, which means 131 seats from a theatre that holds 432. 0_o

Now knowing what they did in the past (I used to work at the theater), they will open up another screen will open so they can have multiple 12:01 am showings. ^_^

To make sure we're ALL in the same theater and not all spread out, you want the Return of the King Midnight showing in Theater 10. It would be best to follow the fandango url since I'm not sure of the stats for the film right now. If for some reason you do fandango and it gives you a theater OTHER than 10 (which it probably won't), talk with the managers and see what they can do...they might "open" up some extra seats.

But try to avoid this quickly and get yo tickets now XD

Yokosho Shinzu
12-02-2003, 07:13 PM
LOL! That's cool yo!

12-08-2003, 02:23 AM
The link doesn't work, Freya.

12-08-2003, 07:18 AM
Try going to just www.fandango.com and if it lets you type in what city and state do San Diego, California and for zip code 92131. The Mira Mesa Edwards should be the first theater that pops up and you can follow the links to ROTK and there's gonna be a scrollbar with the different dates for tickets and showings.

12-08-2003, 06:33 PM
This is not good...both showings are sold out.

12-08-2003, 06:37 PM
Oh! They just added another theatre! *snatched up two tickets*

12-09-2003, 09:35 AM
Not only have they announced a new theatre but get this (quote from theonering.net):
Our midnight show has received some good news. I spoke with the theater manager yesterday and he will, again this year, be giving out a dedicated row to our Line Party in each of the three theaters. I will be raffling off these prime seats in the coming days. (This means your row will be waiting for you. You won't have to wait in the actual Line and can hang around our table with us to watch the craziness ensue.)
Additionally, the theater tells me that they'll do seating exactly like they did last year. The theater number on your ticket won't matter, you can line up for any of the theaters showing the movie that you want. This ensures the best seating possible for those who get there first. First come, first served. Of course this means that you should all strive to get to the Line as early as possible... not to mention our various contests and such!

So basically those of you who haven't bought a ticket do so; get there early so we can ALL be in the same theatre...twould be fun ne? ^_^

12-09-2003, 10:12 PM
I'm so freaking EXCITED! I'm hoping to get there around 5:30...depending on traffic. Do you think we'll all find eachother ok? How many people are wearing costumes?

12-14-2003, 01:54 AM
Just a few more days! What time is everyone going to be getting there? And how's the line gonna work? Will the first person there be the place holder for the rest of the group?

12-15-2003, 03:44 PM
Hey Everyone!

I was wondering how many people will be going tomorrow. AgentSakur9 Management has approved me to bring Pizza for all the cosplay.com members who are attending the line party. Wasn't that nice?

So tomorrow I should be there around 6:30 ish with some NY Giant Pizza. I will be ordering the largest ones possible.. I think they'll be the 22 Inchers. If there's anything bigger, we'll get that. We'll also be providing Napkins and Plates. For now we are approved for TWO Pizzas, but if we see by noon tomorrow that more of you are coming we'll get more. The Toppings we'll be ordering are Half Hawaiian, Half Cheese and Half Pepperoni, Half Mushroom.

If there's money left over in the budget, We'll pick up some drinks as well. Let us know what you guys would like. :D

Incidentally, if there's gonna be food already... um... yeah let me know too. Just so we don't have overkill.

12-15-2003, 04:04 PM
ROTK in just one day everyone excited ne?
To answer a few questions from everyone I'm NOT taking the place of official line holder for all cosplay.com members simply because with everybody coming at different times, I don't want twenty of you guys cutting in front with me while there WILL be plenty of people waiting behind me and if word got around we could possibly get kicked out if others saw it not being fair.

I just know how it feels to be waiting 2nd in line, and have the 1st person in line all of sudden bring twenty of her his or her friends into the line without having waited as long as I did. I do these same people a favor by not treating them the way I've been treated.

I will be waiting in line @ 1:00 pm so anybody who shows up later *depending on how later and how big the line at whatever time you show up* I will not allow cuts in line from that standpoint. If you're there at 1:00 even better. I'm sure we'll be the only nuts waiting that early seeing as the festivites don't officially begin until 4:00 pm.

Agentsakur9-That's very thoughtful of you bringing pizza to the event. Do you need any $? As for drinks I prefer vanilla coke XD

Also once we're officially let in the theatre, we will do our best to BLOCK a row for all of us for those who might be at the end of the line; but we know how theatre-goers can be about these situations so we'll see what happens.

Speaking of which, generally what kind of seats do you guys like sitting in? I personally think we have the best view from the 2nd to back row and that's more so because I can see better, but I'm wondering what are you guy's preferences of seats?

12-15-2003, 04:11 PM
Dah I take that back, festivities do begin @ around 6:00 pm.
So why be in line @ 1:00 pm you ask?
I'm guaranteeing us best seats and our choice theatre (hopefully we won't have any reel problems once the movie shows); I understand for many that is a bit nuts but for me its worth it, and more so because I don't know how many other crazies will be waiting in line earlier.
I best be bringing my sleeping bag and a gallon of coffee XD

12-17-2003, 12:26 PM
Egad! Is anyone alive? It was sooo great seeing you all last night. I have a ton of Pizza left over.. OY! HA HA HA. My tix are secured for tonight, so uh yeah. Anyway I hope everyone had a good time. Everyone looked positively fantastic last night.

I ended up going home around 10:30ish and watched Moulin Rouge till I fell asleep. HA HA HA. Oh yeah. I know its all last minute and all but I Invite everyone to drop by this saturday at balboa park. More info here:


Looks to be a lot of fun!

**Walks off chomping on pizza**

12-18-2003, 06:25 PM
I'm sorry you couldn't see the film with us. :-(

To those who were with us, I'm uploading pics from the midnight showing in my gallery.

12-20-2003, 03:51 AM
I had such a great time, guys. There's a few pictures in my gallery if you want to check them out. ^^