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Hey big boy, want to see my Iron Man?

CF.Objective() starts in a few weeks on May 1. Coincidentally Iron Man is being released the following day. If you would be interested in seeing the movie with some of your favorite (or maybe not so favorite) ColdFusion geeks, leave a comment here, and be sure to subscribe.  I will post details of when and where we will be going to see the movie.

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Scott P said...
me too me too
Raymond Camden said...
I'm so in.
Ben Nadel said...
I am Irrrroooon Maaann
Brian Swartzfager said...
That's a great idea! Count me in.
James Moberg said...
I'm in. I used to work right across from the Mall of America in the 90's... the best thing to do is purchase tickets earlier in the day (lunch) when there aren't any lines.
Joe Rinehart said...
Count me in
Jason Dean said...
I'd love to go. I work here in St. Paul. Unfortunately, there aren't any theaters near the hotel, so we would either need to take a cab or a bus to the Mall of America or some other theater, like Maplewood or Inver Grove.
Jeff Coughlin said...
Count me in
James Moberg said...
Since it's the first Friday of the month, there is an informal meeting of "people" that meet at the Mall of America, north side food court, across from Burger King & the bank of payphones that don't take incoming calls around 5pm. Since I won't be able to attend my local monthly meeting, I would like to check out the Minneapolis scene. If you do schedule an informal outing, could it be later on Friday (10pm showing) or on Saturday? I'll be renting a car for the entire week, so I can seat up to 4 additional passengers.

Here's a link to the online ticketing website:
<a href="http://www.movietickets.com/house_detail.asp?exid=...;

According to the AMC Theater information at the link above, the times are:
Friday: 10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:05pm, 7:00pm, 10:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:05pm, 7:00pm, 10:00pm
Raymond Camden said...
It is definitely Friday night, and I know we are going to try for a late show both to ensure we can get tickets, and to ensure we have enough space to get grub, leave the conf, etc. The 10PM sounds like a good fit. I won't speak for Scott, he is the 'boss' of this, but I think that Scott will make a final call on place/time, and we will go from there. MOst likely we won't find a 'perfect' time of course. ;)
Byron Raines said...
I'd be interested in seeing it.
Jason Dean said...
I just foud out that I should be able to get our Minivan from my wife for the night. So I can seat up to 6 people, besides myself, for a cramped, yet enjoyable ride.
Peter Bell said...
Sure - I'd love to give it a shot . . .
Scott said...
OK, here is the deal. Taking showtimes, ease of access and other stuff into account, it looks like the AMC Mall of America 14 is going to be the best place. There are buses that run from a tops near the hotel to Mall of America (and back).

The only problem is that coming back by bus there is a small window. The last bus leaves Mall of America at 12:38 AM, rouhgly about a half hour after the movie ends. I think its worth the risk as the bus will be about $3.00 round trip, a taxi, probably mch more.

So, we will be going to the 10:00 PM showing of Iron Man on May 2, 2008 at the AMC in Mall of America. I am thinking I might go teh teh mall early and have dinner (there's like a gabillion restaurants there).

It is strongly suggested that you by tickets before hand, here is a link to do just that, https://www.movietickets.com/purchase.asp?perf_id=...
Scott P said...
done - thanks for link.
Raymond Camden said...
I recommend folks find 2-3 numbers of cab companies. That way in case we need cabs, it's easier to ring them up.

ScottS - can you buy tickets _now_, or is it too early? If not, any idea when?
Scott said...
You can get them now. I purchased mine last night.
Marcus Cox said...
I'm in as well..I too will have a rental car and can take up to 4 additional people if needed.
Raymond Camden said...
Got mine. I got to say - sometimes I really like the Internet.
Raymond Camden said...
Crap - forgot to subscribe. Who wrote this piece of crap blogware anyway??
Peter Bell said...
Got mine.

Am I the only person who doesn't think I should have to create an account and provide my gender and date of birth to buy a $10 ticket online?!
Scott said...
Date of Birth I understand becasue of teh ratings on the movies...but then again should kids too young to see an 'R' rated movie have a credit card?
Jason Dean said...
Great job Ray & Peter :) Apparently movie tickets.com cannot handle 2 concurrent users and you caused them "technical difficulties". I just tried to purchase a ticket. They say they will be back in an hour. I hope we don;t bring them down again with our mad dash for Iron Man tickets.

BTW Peter, they need your birth date to determine if you are old enough to see PG13 or R rated features, and they need your Gender to warn you in case you accidentally purchase tickets to a "chick flick"
Jason Dean said...
Ok, got my ticket.
Peter Bell said...
@Jason - LOL.

Seriously, though, if I buy 3 tickets for an R rated movie, that doesn't say anything about the age of the other two people. I get why marketers want demographics and dates of birth (they're great for "birthday specials"). I ran an ad agency for over five years so I get the fascination, but requiring demographic info just to complete a one time transaction is a usability no-no - at least to me.
Jason Dean said...
@Peter

The age of the other two people doesn't matter. As long as there is a responsible adult present. Responsible = "Has Credit Card" ;)

I suspect it is more for liability than demographics. We are a litigious society. Usability takes a back seat to "Cover-Your-A**".
Brian Rinaldi said...
Not sure how I missed this post but I am in too. I was actually going to suggest this when I got there but good of you Scott to organize this. I may take my chances with tickets however just in case I need to cancel for whatever reason.
Christopher Diller said...
Count me in...
Mike Grogan said...
Just got my ticket...
Brian Meloche said...
Sure... I'll go!
Ken Dunnington said...
Room for one more? :)
Raymond Camden said...
Oh sorry Ken - Brian was the last one we could allow. ;)
Rich Sloan said...
I just saw this. My company let me get a rental car, so I can take 3-4 people with me.
Jason Dean said...
So are there any plans for when or where we are meeting tonight to go to the movie?
Scott said...
@Jason - I know that small groups of people have made plans for dinner, otherwise, I would say ost people are just going to meet at the theater.
Mike said...
Isn't there a bus that leaves nearby to the hotel? Does anyone know where exactly?
Fernando Lopez said...
Got my ticket!!

@Rich Sloan : Do you still have room for one ?
Please, shoot me an email if you do.
Fernando Lopez said...
would help if I provide the email.... lopezf <at> Gmail .

thanks
Raymond Camden said...
Hey guys - let's try our best to meet up in front of the theater for a picture.
Luke Kilpatrick said...
We will need to caption it cf.weAreIronMen() !!
Richard Davies said...
@Mike
The 54 bus line goes to Mall of America. There's a stop a couple of blocks north of the hotel at 6th & Cedar.

http://metrotransit.org/images/routes/054.pdf
Ben Nadel said...
Sweeeet. That's like a collective IQ of 45,000 :)