If you agree that therea��s more to movie watching than two hours of your time and a tub of popcorn, therea��s a welcome surprise coming your way. It has been conceptualised by Sharan Reddy a�� whose San Francisco-based Indee.tv builds technology to promote films a�� and his gang of a�?film enthusiasta�� friends. Zoetrope (named after the device that provides the illusion of animation through a series of static images) promises a fun experience that will involve costumes, dinner, a surprise movie and a whole lot of clues leading to it. After we convince him that we will beat around the bush as much as possible, a sceptical Reddy shares a few teasers about the event on January 18.
a�?We have given people clues as to how they should dress for the evening a�� loud and colourful. The venue a�� which is also a secret a�� will be themed according to the movie and after the screening, guests can stay back for some interaction and fun,a�? he shares. After some persuasion, he adds that the screening will be outdoors (they are prepared for bad weather) with dinner served during the second half of the movie. a�?As we get closer to the date, we will keep giving out more clues about the movie that will be screened,a�? says Reddy, hinting at a comedy.
He shares that the cafe, Sandy’s, is working on a special dinner for the event, while the salon Naturals will be setting up a space where guests can get themselves into suitable costumes. After having organised a similar event successfully in San Francisco, Reddy says that we can look forward to a more if the concept takes off in Chennai. And with an 80 per cent booking in just two days of opening, things are looking up. Tickets are priced at `750 per head at em.explara.com and Zoetrope takes place on January 18, from 6 pm onwards at Alwarpet. Details: 9940021115
A�- Ryan Peppin