Thursday morning, I’m on the train to school. I get a notification from Instagram. “@pathe has mentioned you in a comment.” I’m like “What? Why?”. I open the notification, and there it says “Congratulations, you won tickets to the premiere of Ralph Breaks the Internet with three of your friends!” I immediately text my friends: “OMG. GUYS. I WON. I’M GOING TO THE PREMIERE OF RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET!!” And that’s exactly what happened. Yesterday, the 8th of December, Amsterdam. The Dutch premiere of Ralph Breaks the Internet. And I’m here to write about the experience and the movie. Enjoy this read of what might by one of my favorite days thus far.
The cinema where the premiere was held, is the biggest cinema of the Netherlands, with 14 movie theaters and 3246 seats. This is nothing like the small cinema I usually go to. It was huge. We were going in, and I saw this escalator with lights on both sides and a round, cut-out cardboard circle which said “Ralph Breaks the Internet”. Yep, this is where we should be. We had to wait 15 minutes before going in, and one of my friends kept saying “Will there be a goodie bag?” Obviously, this was a joke (right?). We weren’t getting a goodie bag but we did get a bracelet which was the ticket for going in.
And up the escalator we went. On the top floor were these people with ‘pop-ups’, which plays a part in the movie. On the right was the wardrobe, so we got rid of our coats and walked toward the theaters. A blue carpet on the floor, with Ralph on the background and you could get these cut-out attributes like a heart or an Instagram frame. We got a picture and moved on. There were these people that gave us free drinks which they ‘had to download’. A fun little detail! Next, we were a little blown away. FREE FOOD! On the tables, there it stood. Popcorn. A bag of candy. Drinks. FREE! Being Dutch, free is always the best. You should take advantage of this, so I grabbed everything and we got another picture. These were printed out immediately, and I’m going to cherish this forever. We were really early, so we walked around a bit and kept looking if there were any famous people around. I’m not very familiar with Dutch celebrities so I might have missed a few. I almost bumped into Frank Lammers though, the Dutch actor that voices Ralph. Sorry, Frank!
|The poster that turned out to be the goodie bag