1. Buy your tickets ahead of time.
This is probably most important. Obviously you can't see the movie without a ticket, so don't even take a chance by waiting to buy them at the door. Just buy the ahead and then you feel more accomplished and you know that you are for sure getting in. Plus, when the theater opens its doors, pre-boughten ticket people usually go straight the the front of the line and you don't have to be pushed and shoved! Bonus!
2. Invest in nap time.
Nap time is your best friend. Seriously. Especially when it's time for a midnight showing. Don't be the person who falls asleep during the best-movie-ever.
As a side note, if you don't get up until 10am, then get out of town because you don't need a nap. Us people who get up at 5:30, 6 or 7 even, do however, need to indulge in nap time.
A two hours nap should do the trick, so plan ahead.
3. Psych up. (as in mentally prepare)
Get in the mode of over-the-top-excitment by watching interviews, red carpets, pre-released clips and trailers the day of the premiere. You will start freaking out and jumping around and get totally into movie mode by doing this. Plus you learn about the actors/actresses this way. Extra bonus!
4. Dress accordingly.
This is actually optional. Some midnight premieres (like Pirates of the Caribbean) are hard to dress for. But themed stuff is always good. For the Hunger Games I wore feathered earrings and a HG necklace and a few of my friends braided their hair. See, it doesn't have to be a lot!
Caffeine is your best bud during a midnight premiere. Especially if you didn't get your nap in. Try to go for coffee first before soda, other wise you might have a case of "sugar crash" and that wouldn't be fun.
That my friends, are my five tips for preparing and enjoying midnight premieres!
Who all went the movie this morning??? Was it not the best ever? It was so perfect. Even the differences were fine because it was just so good and all made sense. I loved how they added other scenes (as in, parts not in the book) in the movie. SO good. Gary Ross is just a genius.
Also, could Woody Harrelson have been a more perfect Haymitch? So good. Perfection.
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson were also completely amazing. As was Liam Hemsworth and Elizabeth Banks. Oh goodness, all of the cast was so amazing. Just perfect.
The filming was also just fantastic. The score was amazing. The emotional scenes were.. emotional. The whole thing was just great. wonderful. amazing.
Also, has anyone heard the soundtrack for the movie? Oh goodness. That is perfection. Just a game by birdy is like... the Hunger Games all in one song. So good.
Discuss!If you saw the movie, what did you think? If you haven't seen it yet, go see it and then come back and tell me what you thought of it! I'd really like to know! :) AND what did you do in preparation for the midnight premiere?