It is not every day that you get an invite from 20th Century Fox to see the premiere screening of a new movie, especially a fabulous book made into movie. When I received the invite to attend the Tim Burton Fan Event and screening of Miss Peregrine's Home of Peculiar Children, I knew I had to accept especially since it is my god daughter's favorite book. Last Thursday, September 8th, I found myself at the TLC Chinese Theater in Hollywood with my god daughter and her mother.
Upon arriving, we received these cool passes that were our tickets in.
The afternoon/evening would include the ceremony for Tim Burton's Hand and Footprint Ceremony followed by the screening of the movie.
Here is Jax's view of the evening's events:
The night was amazing. Seeing Tim Burton put his hands in the cement was pretty cool (even though I could barely see haha).
I'd say the highlight of my night was meeting Ransom Riggs. I was definitely starstruck when I saw him. I could barely get words out of my mouth because his work just truly amazes me. I've had dreams with his characters and imagined I was there with them. He's just agh! Sorry for lack of a better word, but so freaking amazing. I honestly felt like a movie star.
I also met Deep Roy who was in one of my favorite movies growing up (The Never Ending Story). It was really fantastic.
The free kid cocktail and popcorn was a plus.
I really enjoyed the movie too.
Honestly, the whole thing was an honor and I had so much fun. Quite possibly some of the most fun I've had in my life! I don't know what other words to use than that it was amazing and awesome.
Thanks Jax for your thoughts on the evening. And I am definitely with Jax. This was a fantastic evening and Tim Burton did a great job adapting Ransom Riggs' book for the big screen. Make time to see this movie when it comes out at the end of the month.
Check out this trailer with Tim Burton talking about the making of the movie:
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, in theaters September 30
From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience.
When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies.
Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is.