Portland, Ore. (Oct. 2, 2007) -- Over 400 people got a first look at Blank Paper Studios’ “In Short and Runway Films’ “La La Land, in Portland and Seattle this past weekend when Bonfire Snowboarding and Monster Energy kicked off their fall movie tour.
The Portland stop of the tour hit theater capacity before the doors even opened. A second showing of the film was added to accommodate everyone and the theater’s bar was packed while the first round of movies played.
The Seattle premiere was held at Evo Seattle’s location in the Fremont area. Evo transformed their shop into a movie theater with a pull down screen, beer courtesy of Full Sail Brewing, Monster Energy Products and complimentary sushi.
Movie goers at both stops had the rare chance to meet riders David Benedek, Leanne Pelosi, Mikey Leblanc, Jamie Anderson, Desiree Melancon, Erik Messier, Alexis Waite and Jacqui Berg who all showed up to introduce the films and help toss out prizes to the crowd.
Almost everyone who showed up walked away with one of the many prizes given away by tour sponsors: Bonfire Snowboarding, Monster Energy, Dakine, K2, Salomon Snowboards, Oakley, Whistler/Blackcomb, HCSC and Frequency Magazine. Exit Real World and Evo Gear helped spread the love from a local perspective.
The after party in Portland at the soon-to-be legendary Ace Hotel may go down in history as one of the best dance parties the snowboard crowd has ever seen. The super sweet DJ crew, Presents!, may have something to do with this, as well as the 4 kegs of beer Full Sail Brewery generously donated.
All proceeds from the evening went to Boarding for Breast Cancer to help promote breast cancer awareness and research.
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