In the months leading up to this year’s Winter Games in PyeongChang, a persistent itch to have another event arose. With the absence of the NHL at this years games we decided we needed a dose of nostalgia. We went with the only logical choice...inviting all of the VGHC family to watch Miracle with us in a theater.
(A bunch of blue-collar boys defeating the world’s hockey superpower was most definitely the way we wanted to get pumped for this year’s games.)
As the day of the event crept closer and closer so did the rise of our excitement. We pride ourselves on building a sense of community with Violent Gentlemen so getting to hang out and interact with fans and supporters gets us juiced. In the blink of an eye, the night came and we made our way to the venue to prep. To no surprise, people were already trickling in before we arrived, and before we knew it the line stretched down the sidewalk.
We set up our small merch table with a few items from our "For Love of Country" Collection, made sure the movie was ready to roll and then opened the doors to let the crowd in.
The ping of tickets being scanned and the smell of fresh popcorn tickled the senses as people filled the lobby. The line to get in soon became the line to load up on movie snack essentials. After making stops by both concessions and our merch table people filed into the theater to find the proper seat to enjoy the movie.
A fact that people in attendance didn’t know was that we had some special guests in attendance. Actors from the film Patrick O’Brien Demsey (Mike Eruzione), Sam Skoryna (Steve Janaszak), and Nate Miller (John “Bah” Harrington) were in attendance. Patrick was nice enough to give us an introduction to the film before the lights dimmed and the projector blasted the movie on the screen.
Whether it was the first time or 10th time seeing Miracle it didn’t disappoint, especially seeing it in a theater on the big screen. After the movie concluded Patrick, Sam, and Nate were more than happy to do a Q & A for all of those in attendance.
On the way out of the theater, those in attendance made sure to grab their complimentary exclusive Miracle VG x Oxford Pennant.
Events like this aren't possible without the VG faithful coming out to support. So a huge thank you goes out to everyone that took the time out of their day to come hang out and enjoy a hockey film with us. We're already looking forward to the next one!
Special thanks to Paddy, Sam, and Nate for reaching out to us and making this event a special one! Last but not least a ginormous thank you goes out to The Frida Cinema for being great hosts! We hope to do more events in the future.