The Pirates Midnight Experience & Events

July 7, 2006

Part of our plans for this Pirates of the Caribbean 2 opening involved hosting a few contests and hyping up the crowds at the theatres to be ready for Pirates. We love going out and doing it and this was hands-down one of the greatest openings we've done. We went to all 3 theatres and did our 30 minute "shindig" and took some great photos of the awesome costumes that people wore and just the great fun that happened throughout all 3 theatres. Definitely check out these photos! Our contests included:

1) "Talk Like A Pirate" Contest
2) Pirates of the Caribbean Trivia Questions
3) Costume Contest w/ special guest judge manager Mr. White

Theatre #5 - 12:03 Showing

Although the theatre was smaller and still sold out, they had some amazing enthusiasm. Definitely a great crowd of people and some excellent costumes. Between all 3 theatres, the guys in this had the best "talk like a pirate" people.

The people down for the "Talk Like A Pirate" contest.

The best (and winner) "Talk Like A Pirate" guy.

Mr. White comparing the costumes to the "real things" on the poster.

Mr. White making some judgements on the costume contest.

The winner of the costume contest for this theatre.

Theatre #1 - 12:02 Showing

The second of the big theatres at the place - fully crowded to the max with many cheering fans. They even got to grab tons of Pirates posters from us when an entire half of the audience won some. This theatre was really hyped for Pirates, that is about the best I can say.

Josh and David ready to start in theatre #1.

The people down for the "Talk Like A Pirate" contest.

The much bigger costume contest line-up!

Costume contest line-up again.

The guy in the middle (with the girls draping around him) won 1st place in this theatre's costume contest.

Theatre #17 - 12:01 Showing

Ahhh yes, we saved the best for last. Not only was the number of people dressed in costumes incredible (look at the photos) but the fans and people here were non-stop ecstatic. Their cheering was the loudest out of all 3 and it rattled through the entire movie theatre. Definitely check out this theatre's photos, as it was the best of the best!

The people down for the "Talk Like A Pirate" contest again.

Most of the people who were initially in the costume contest.

From the other side, the costume contest entries.

Darth Vader made a cameo appearance!

The finalists in the costume contest are thinned out to just a few!

Winner of this theatre's costume contest with Mr. White himself!

Thanks to Mr. White and everyone at Cinemark! Also thanks to all of you awesome fans out there seeing the midnight showing of Pirates! We definitely had an awesome experience and hope you all did, too. See you at the next movie! And definitely see you at At World's End!

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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments


Dude Vader Should have won.... you should take more pics of all the interaction of all the people in the theatre

Jay-J on Jul 7, 2006


Yeah vader definitely got more screams but I think the winner was the best choice! I'm glad Mr. White stepped in! What happpened to the birthdays and no pics of the trivia winners? You have a good start but there was so much more going on that wasn't covered.

Angela on Jul 7, 2006


Ah sorry Angela... I had to help with trivia handing out prizes so I couldn't shoot. I only got the Pirates talk and Costume Contest people. And the birthdays! Those were unplanned! Haha... if that was you, then congrats! Glad you enjoyed our festivities (or, I hope you did). We'll be there next year for At World's End too! 😀

Alex on Jul 7, 2006


It's been a while since my wife and I have been to a first showing. The last one was (I think) Batman in '89? Anyway, I wish you guys were around back then, even though we felt like chaperons (from time to time) the experience was fantastic.. Can't wait to do it again.. thanks for being there.. http://www.ufonut (at the 12:01 showing)

Chuck on Jul 7, 2006


Hey this is the guy who was Vader. I agree that I won but hey the winner did look like capt. Jack. Besides, Mr. White cutting me out meant I got to cut him up with my lightsaber. Really great site, you guys did an awesome job covering the movie. I am also using some of those awesome pictures on my myspace, hope u all dont mind. Check it out So what show are you guys covering next? May the force be with you.

Chris on Jul 7, 2006


Hi Sam! Photos i send on e-mail. Green

Green on Apr 25, 2007


This is totally awesome! Love the lady pirates! What a wonderful informative and beautiful costumes.

Jeff Cernik on Apr 26, 2010


This is totally awesome! Love the lady pirates! What a wonderful informative and beautiful costumes.

Jeff Cernik on Apr 27, 2010

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