A friend has been to a few of the recent screenings that’ve been held as a part of Variety’s Los Angeles 2005 Screening Series. These screenings “…showcase over 30 of the most anticipated films from major and independent studios, followed by a Q&A with the director, producer, writer and/or cast members.”
Here are some facts about these previews:
- They’re held usually at least a week before they hit theatres nationwide.
- There’s usually a Q&A session with the cast and crew afterwards, which can be a real trainwreck because the questions asked by the audience can be really asinine.
- They’re held at the Arclight in Hollywood,
- They’re *free*.
Recent films that’ve screened include Brokeback Mountain, Rent, Transamerica, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & The Wardrobe, and Syriana.
In addition, two of the most anticipated films of the month are being previewed this week: Memoirs of a Geisha tonight and King Kong tomorrow night.
As of this writing, advance screenings of Good Night and Good Luck and The New World are still available, and Munich is listed as UPDATE: Mrs. Henderson Presents and The New World are still available, but Good Night and Good Luck is sold out and Munich just sold out in the past few minutes.