The Medallion Premiere:
A Hugely Exciting Thing About Hong Kong
As remembered by Lisa, Mark, Stephanie and Nic Schwark
What to wear,
what to wear! Just what do you wear to a movie premiere? We were a little
concerned we wouldn't be dressed up enough, but once we got to the convention
center, we totally forgot about our clothes. There were too many other exciting
things to concentrate on.
As everyone looked over their tickets, the excitement in the bus seemed to get bigger.
Soon we were
at the beautiful Convention Centre. It resembles a bird on the outside and
it was amazingly beautiful on the inside. (Click
here to take a virtual tour of the Centre!) As we rode the escalator up
to the second level, we were able to soak in some of the view. Just like the
tickets, the inside of the convention center was huge and it had a very open
feel. There were big windows that added to the open feel. We were there at
night when it was dark. It would be interesting to see what it looked like
inside during the day with sun streaming in the windows.
Then we walked around talking to familiar people and wondering who unfamiliar people were. I guess we should have stayed right next to the stage though. As the time drew close for Jackie to come out, people started crowding around the stage. We ended up a little ways back. It's a good thing the official Kids Club photographer is so tall so he could get a couple of pictures over the heads of the people in front of us.
We were still close enough to see the really neat dragon dance and make out
the faces of all the people who came on stage. We didn't know who they all
were because, as Kath mentioned, everything was spoken in Chinese. But it
was still exciting.
Then he noticed her two-foot tall red shoes (well OK, they were 3 inches)
and said how he liked those too. Little did he know that she would take them
off the second she was checked through because they were hurting her feet
After the movie (see Kath's review here) everyone went and got their cameras back and we headed back down to the main level, again looking at the beauty of the convention center as we went along. Patrick was there waiting for us when we got to the doors. He was his usual smiling and excited self. While we waited for the rest of the group so Patrick could show us to the bus, we had the opportunity to have a family picture taken with him.
Click here to read another account of The Medallion premiere!
Photos:©2003 Nic Schwark, Katharine Schroeder
©2003 Katharine Schroeder/Jackie's Kids Corner
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