With A Kite Kiteboarding Movie Pre-Screening Bash-Wed Feb 26

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With A Kite Kiteboarding Movie Pre-Screening Bash-Wed Feb 26

Postby WaWaZat » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:53 pm

We’ve got a new kiteboarding movie being released and I am hosting a screening at Kerasotes ShowPlace ICON theater in the South Loop on Wednesday, February 26th. In fact, let’s make a party of it!! How often do we get a good kiteboarding lifestyle movie?? The showing starts at 7:30 but let’s meet in the restaurant/bar upstairs for drinks and dinner at 6pm and then flow back up there after the movie to mingle and continue food and libations!

Tickets are $9 but HERE IS THE IMPORTANT PART... we have to sell at least to a certain threshold for the movie to actually happen. We have until 3pm Central time on Wed, Feb 19th to hit the target. For this reason, I am urging everyone to pre-purchase your tickets. The cost of the ticket does not get charged to your credit card until the minimum ticket sale threshold is met.

Kerasotes has a very cool restaurant bar upstairs so come on out to celebrate and mingle starting at 6pm, then again after the movie. What a great way to kick off our water kiteboarding season!! More info and ticket purchase link here; https://www.tugg.com/go/j56cmd

Who's in?!
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Postby jensmadwind » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:12 pm

is the movie locally produced?
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Postby WaWaZat » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:03 pm

No, the filmmakers are from South Carolina so I think it's done mostly out there and features quite a bit of the 2013 Triple S Invitationals behind Real on OBX. They also shot at spots in Florida and out in Hood River. I understand there is some pretty gnarly coverage from the Invitationals and features a lot of groundbreaking freestyle stuff that happened there. Riders featured are the likes of Davey Blair, Billy Parker, Jason Slezak, Eric Rienstra & Craig Cunningham. And it opens with a narration by Sir Richard Branson... can't miss that!!

I talked to Tim, one of the directors, in length on the phone about the Great Lakes & Chi area kite scene. He was very intrigued. We talked about possible future plans....
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Re: With A Kite Kiteboarding Movie Pre-Screening Bash-Wed Fe

Postby WaWaZat » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:09 pm

We've got 1 week to sell 30-some more tix to make this thing happen. I appreciate all who have done so far. Come celebrate with us on a Wednesday evening! If you know you're coming, please buy your tickets soon. Brews, food, kite movie, the best kiter crew anywhere... let's make this evening happen!!
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Postby grimace » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:45 pm

I would totally go if was a bit closer or on a weekend... Any chance for another screening farther north in WI?
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Re: With A Kite Kiteboarding Movie Pre-Screening Bash-Wed Fe

Postby Pier » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:26 pm

Done, I'll be there!
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Postby Ben » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:11 pm

2 more committed. Sounds like a great time. I hope others can come out to enjoy.
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Postby adseguy » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:51 pm

I'd be all over that if I wasn't going to be on the beach of Punta Cana Kiting myself :twisted:

Hope you get it to the number you need! If not, I may know somewhere that can screen a movie as well for maybe 15 people and free (dedicated theater in a high rise).
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Re: With A Kite Kiteboarding Movie Pre-Screening Bash-Wed Fe

Postby WaWaZat » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:45 am

Well Peeps... we've got 35 kiters & guests confirmed for the party so far! This is a great number for a kiter bash!! But in order for the theater to show the movie, we need 21 more to commit before THIS Wednesday. If you're planning on going, please grab you ticket now. And spread the word! Sure to be a cool gathering and interesting movie for even non-kiters!
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Re: With A Kite Kiteboarding Movie Pre-Screening Bash-Wed Fe

Postby WaWaZat » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:01 am

We're pretty close everyone but we need to lock in 15 more tix by noon this Wednesday, 2/19, for this to happen. Anyone planning on going who hasn't locked it their tix yet? Or do you know people who would be interested in a little soiree with a kite theme and a fun group of peeps?! Thanx for all who have contributed thus far... just a few more and we get an exclusive preview on what looks like a pretty sweet flick and a nice little pre-Spring kite season kick-off party!
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Re: With A Kite Kiteboarding Movie Pre-Screening Bash-Wed Fe

Postby WaWaZat » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:33 pm

Great job guys!! We need to sell 2 more tickets by high NOON Wednesday, 2/19! Who else?!....
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Re: With A Kite Kiteboarding Movie Pre-Screening Bash-Wed Fe

Postby frognonus » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:19 am

I'm in! See you next week guys
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Re: With A Kite Kiteboarding Movie Pre-Screening Bash-Wed Fe

Postby jkjaeschke » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:08 am

Thanks for putting this together. I think I just picked up the last ticket you needed.
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Re: With A Kite Kiteboarding Movie Pre-Screening Bash-Wed Fe

Postby WaWaZat » Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:39 pm

The last ticket to meet the threshold by the deadline... thank you very much... but certainly not the last ticket!

Alright ladies and gents, we have met the threshold!!... thanx to all who grabbed their tix before the deadline last Wed! Tickets have continued to sell so this will be a heck of a bash! As of now, we have sold almost 70 tickets but we have a 126 capacity so let's continue to spread the word! The only way to get tickets is from this link; https://www.tugg.com/go/j56cmd They will NOT be avail at the theater and TICKET SALE STOP at 3:30pm Central time this Wed, the day of the event.

Look forward to seeing everyone!!
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Re: With A Kite Kiteboarding Movie Pre-Screening Bash-Wed Fe

Postby WaWaZat » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:29 pm

Hey Kite Kats! Looking forward to the kite movie screening bash mañana! We have 75 confirmed guests and growing!! Thanks again to everyone who grabbed their tix so we could make this happen.

All those who are planning to go but haven't yet snatched a tic, remember, you only have until 3:30p Wednesday to purchase them and that's it. NO tix avail after that or at the theater.

Remember, get there at 6 and meet upstairs in the bar for a drink/grub before the flick!

Stoked!!
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Re: With A Kite Kiteboarding Movie Pre-Screening Bash-Wed Fe

Postby WaWaZat » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:38 pm

Great job guys!!... 82 tix sold. Gonna be a heck of a bash!

If anyone needs any last minute tix, I have 3 that have purchased but cannot go. They would be the same $9.... no scalper up charges. :wink: If interested, give me a text right away... up until 7:00; 708.341.0003

Cya there!

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Re: With A Kite Kiteboarding Movie Pre-Screening Bash-Wed Fe

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:43 am

How was the movie? I couldn't make it......
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Re: With A Kite Kiteboarding Movie Pre-Screening Bash-Wed Fe

Postby Ben » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:22 am

It was a lot of fun in a very nice Theatre. Thanks again to Mike for putting this together and getting me excited for warmer weather and winds again soon. Most of the movie was Park riding and sliders but some cool stuff about Kite for Cancer and interviews with some of great riders.
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Re: With A Kite Kiteboarding Movie Pre-Screening Bash-Wed Fe

Postby grimace » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:12 pm

Link for anyone that wants to watch the movie online:

http://vimeo.com/ondemand/withakite
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Re: With A Kite Kiteboarding Movie Pre-Screening Bash-Wed Fe

Postby WaWaZat » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:55 pm

Packed the theater! Sweet movie and awesome time. Thanx for all who made it out!

The movie had some moments, huh guys?! Priceless quotes like; “He STOMPED it!”... or watching the different levels of highness with Rienstra and then him finally forgetting his point, saying, “hang on a second”, then just zoned away as the camera rolled... even the kite history animation at the beginning when the prison guard dared his prisoners 1 by 1 to build a kite to fly to freedom.... the guy who made it resembled very much our own Pier! Not in looks, in styyyyle..... 8) Priceless stuff!

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