I've done one TCM sponsored screening before: All About Eve last spring. I made sure to get there 2 hours before the screening, because those passes, like the ones here for Manchurian Candidate, didn't guarantee seating. Getting there at least ninety minutes early did the trick. But this was at the Ziegfeld, and this Saturday's screening will be at the smaller of School of Visual Arts.
Also there's a bigger special guest. For All About Eve, we had Elaine Stritch. But for this screening, we get the infamous mother herself, Angela Lansbury, who will be there for a post film Q and A. That should definetly help attract a crowd willing to show up a little sooner than usual.
Oh, did I mention IT'S FREE? If you want to go, print now and plan on a long night, and maybe a late dinner, or a meal to go and have while you're on line. If you're thinking maybe, print now, because TCM won't keep the link up forever. Hope you say yes, because it's a great film; and unless you're over 60 from back when this film came out in 1962, or you caught it during its 1988 re-release, you've never experienced this on the big screen. Here's a great chance to change that. Later: