Guests don’t flock to BBQ simply to watch movies; they go for the chance to be in them. Every [event] contains some sort of social-interaction scene that’s then re-created to make participants feel like movie stars.
Party Time at the Movies
Rhoads and Lickus see [BBQ Films] events as a new way to experience movies — the live theater elements involving elaborate costumes and sets help to create a community around storytelling.
Levels to the immersive nature of the event, far deeper than visual branding: Fans initially had no idea that the caterers, security, and crew, as well a substantial percentage of Gala attendees and even the band, were all hired actors.
Never let it be said that BBQ Films, a New York production company who [creates] immersive parties around film screenings, [does] anything halfway.
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Hopes and Fears
There were people surrounding the dance floor spraying everyone with synthetic blood. The mood was ecstatic.
The lights fade up during Mark’s pot-brownie scene, and Gwar ascends the stage—the crowd emits a collective roar rivaled only by the band’s members. They pull the fan winner up for his big moment—after which [Ethan] Embry emerges, inciting absolute mayhem. “I’ve been stuck in that fucking worm for 20 fucking years!” he yells.
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