Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan is hosting their 17th annual “Hollywood Nights” 24-hour movie marathon on Friday, November 11th! If you raise at least $125, you get you unlimited movies, drinks, and popcorn. You even get lunch and dinner! Raise more money and you get more goodies. Finally there is a way to contribute to society while pounding down vast quantities of entertainment, salt, and caffeine! Beat that walk-a-thons!
LOCATION: Emagine Theater Novi
DATE: Friday, November 11th, 2016 through Saturday, November 12th, 2016
TIME: 10AM – 10AM
REGISTRATION: Opens Friday, November 11th at 9 AM and remains open throughout the day.
ADMISSION FEE: Each participant must raise a minimum of $125. Funds can be raised online through personal fundraising pages, mailed in, or turned in at the event check-in.
FAMILY PACKAGE: A family of four who raises $150 total is eligible for the Fantastic Four Pack, which includes two movies of your choice, dinner, and unlimited popcorn and soda.
There should be some good movies to playing in November according to Rotten Tomatoes’ upcoming releases page. They include:
- Doctor Strange – Introducing the latest superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
- Trolls – A movie about the popular doll from the 80s, starring Justin Timberlake and made by those who brought you Shrek. What could possibly go wrong?
- Arrival – Aliens arrive, sci-fi happens.
- Inferno – Tom Hanks in another story authored by Dan Brown (of Da Vinci code fame)
And don’t forget, you can harness the power of computer science to plan your optimal movie viewing schedule at movie-madness.org.
To register, check out their FirstGiving page.
Doing anything this Friday (and Saturday)? No? Yes? Who cares! Drop what you are doing and attend the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan’s (CLF) 24-hour movie marathon!
LOCATION: Emagine Theater Novi
DATE: October 9 – 10, 2015
TIME: Friday 10AM – Saturday 10AM
REGISTRATION: Opens Friday, October 9th at 9 AM and remains open throughout the day.
ADMISSION FEE: Each participant must raise a minimum of $100, to be turned in by October 9, 2015. Funds can be raised online through personal fundraising pages, mailed in, or turned in at the event check-in.
FAMILY PACKAGE: A family of four who raises $140 total is eligible for the Paparazzi Pack, which includes two movies of your choice, dinner, and unlimited popcorn and soda.
And remember – you don’t have to manually create your movie viewing schedule like a chump! There’s an app for that! Well, actually a website. “App” just makes for a pithy phrase.
The Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan is hosting a 12-hour movie marathon at the Emagine Theatre in Rochester Hills on June 27th, 2015. For a minimum donation of $75, you get as many current-release movies as you can watch from noon to midnight, unlimited pop and popcorn, free dinner, and fun fundraising events like raffles.
I’m not sure if I’ll make it, since I’d have a fair amount of driving to do for a 12-hour movie marathon. However, I’m sure it’ll be a fun event and its for a good cause.
Based on release dates in Rotten Tomatoes, I speculate the following major titles will be playing:
- Avengers: Age of Ultron
- Jurassic World
- Ted 2
- Mad Max: Fury Road
- San Andreas
The Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan is holding their 15th annual Hollywood Nights 24-hour movie marathon at Emagine theater in Novi, Michigan. I attended the Grand Rapids version of the event last year. I didn’t think I’d be able to attend this year’s event, but some last minute changes in plans freed up my weekend!
This is a charity event (like a walk-a-thon, but with less walking) and a week doesn’t leave much time for fundraising. So – if you’d like to help out children with leukemia (you aren’t in favor of child cancer… right?) here is my personal fundraising page for the event. 100% of the funding is spent helping Michigan families and $0.83 of each dollar donated goes to patients and their families. I’ll be fronting the $100 minimum donation, and getting matching funds from my employer – so Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan gets $200 off the bat.
Even with short notice, however, writing this weblog has given me some tools for quick movie marathon organization. I’ll use my favorite automated movie marathon scheduler as soon as showtimes are available, and I’ll be packing my movie marathon survival kit. I’m looking forward to trying disposable toothbrushes for the first time – because that is just science in action right there!
I’ll be blogging the experience and posting photos (and video?) shortly after the event. Looking forward to it!
I was delighted to discover today that movie madness, an automated movie marathon scheduler, is back online (after having been broken for some amount of time). Movie madness automatically generates thousands of possible movie marathon schedules for you, based on current movie theater listings, movies you want to see (and movies you don’t want to see), and other parameters (like whether you are willing to miss part of the beginning or end of the movie).
So, for example, if I wanted to catch the maximum number of movies possible at the Emagine theater tomorrow, but I didn’t want to see nonsense like Dolphin Tale 2, then Movie Madness has about 7000 suggested schedules for me, with this schedule being the top suggested:
Seven movies in 15 hours, with a maximum break time of about 20 minutes. Not too shabby! Bonus: the tool even seems to have been enhanced since I last looked at it to include the Rotten Tomatoes score of each movie shown.
Disclaimer: I still don’t endorse the site’s attitude (“Movie theater tickets are expensive! That’s not fair! Solve the problem by consuming the product but not paying for it!”), but I endorse the utility of the tool.