Register for August 9th Chicago Into the Storm RA Fans Viewing Event and Vote for Other Activities, July 27, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #13)
We–Grati, Sara, & Obscura, etc.–are in the final planning stages for our RA Fans Meet up in Chicago, Illinois (above) to see the film Into the Storm starring the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 (with RA Fans purposely viewing the film its opening weekends around the world to promote a bigger box office dollar ranking as part of our OpeRAtion Into the Storm 2014 RA Fans grassroots promotion).
1. So now we are at the point where we really need you to tell us if you will be joining us. So we ask that each person joining us, to please go to this web site’s contact page (either click here or go to the tab above) and complete and submit the following information by Friday, August 1st:
a) please list your name, you may use your pseudonyms/handle; the page will also ask you for your email address (this makes sure that you are not a bot, and no one but Grati sees this, and if I/Grati send out an email to attendees about our event as we get closer to the event, you will be bccd so no one else has your email address); If you are attending the Chicago event with an SO, friend, sibling, etc., you can indicate that in the comment section of the contact form if you wish, but they should register in their own contact form;
b) in the comment section of the contact form, please indicate what city you will be traveling from. Because I/Grati will personally reimburse that person for the movie ticket and popcorn/drink (up to $20 in cold hard cash, Ha!) of the one person joining us from farthest away–other OpeRAtion Into the Storm 2014 planners/organizers are not eligible to receive this gift; However, you should buy your ticket ahead of time (online if possible). If two or more people join us from cities that are equally far away, the $20 will be split amongst them. Obviously, you must be present to win this. Ha!
c) also in the comment section of the contact form, please indicate if you have any special needs to make your participation more enjoyable/comfortable; however, you are responsible for your own accommodation–bring your own wheelchair, etc.–but if we are made aware of your issue ahead of time, we can choose venues that are easier to navigate, or restaurants that offer a gluten free food option on their menu, etc. (for example, my arthritis means that I choose places that have elevator options in addition to stairs); if you have a care giver who assists you, you are responsible for their costs. Also, if you use a service animal, please check with the venues (movie theatre, stores, restaurants) ahead of time to insure that you will not be caught unawares by their having different rules for service animals than you expect.
Nota Bene: If you are planning to attend the New York City August 9th gathering, please email the organizer at marieastra8@
2. A couple of things to keep in mind for your visit to Chicago and joining us for this OpeRAtion Into the Storm 2014 (above) RA Fans meet up, to make your experience more enjoyable:
a) You will not pay this site OpeRAtion Into the Storm 2014 anything. We are a bunch of friends getting together for a fun weekend. Everyone is responsible for their own costs for travel, food, lodging, etc. and for their own costs for seeing the film, Into the Storm. So be sure to buy your movie ticket ahead of time–either online at Fandango (see below) or earlier in the day on August 9th;
b) Chicago is hot in Summer, but buildings are well air conditioned–so wear clothing layers that you can adapt for your comfort; sensible and comfortable shoes are also a good idea;
c) this event is for adults aged 18 and up; for your reference, the drinking age in Illinois is 21 (in case the lunch and dinner restaurants we go to serve alcohol); but if you don’t or can’t drink alcohol, don’t feel sheepish, I/Grati don’t drink either (for health reasons);
3. And, a final poll to help the Chicago event organizers keep your wishes in mind as we make final plans, and hope to please the majority of attendees. Your preferred OpeRAtion Into the Storm Chicago itinerary is (note that it is the lunch and afternoons that are different in each option):
For reference, here are some venue links:
Lunch and shopping:
Movie Theatres with a 5pm Saturday Aug. 9th Into the Storm show time:
Showplace Icon Theatre at Roosevelt (Fandango has no ITS Aug. 9th movie listings for Icon Showplace at this time)
And just for fun–and to whet our appetites for seeing the film Into the Storm starring Richard Armitage–Sahraobsessed shares her non-spoiler review after having seen an early preview of the film (with more recently released ITS stills here):
And finally, if you would like to let other RA Fans know that you will be joining us for the OperRAtion Into the Storm 2014 Chicago event–in case that encourages others to attend so they can meet up with us–please indicate that below in a comment to this post. Thanks and Cheers!