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Sign up for an exclusive MN screening of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2! London and Manchester screenings - Sunday 13th Oct 10am NOW CLOSED

(68 Posts)
AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 24-Sep-13 09:51:53

Sony Pictures UK are offering 330 Mumsnetters and their families' a chance to attend an exclusive pre-release screening of the much anticipated movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2!

"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 picks up where Sony Pictures Animation’s mouth-watering comedy left off. Inventor Flint Lockwood thought he saved the world when he destroyed his most infamous invention -- a machine that turned water into food causing cheeseburger rain and spaghetti tornadoes. But Flint soon learns that his invention survived and is now creating food-animals – "foodimals!" Flint and his friends embark on a dangerously delicious mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheespiders and other foodimals to save the world – again!"

Visit the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 pages on Mumsnet to see the trailer (At Cinemas October 25, Previews 18,19 & 20).

There are two screenings taking place on Sunday 13th October at the following locations and times:

- London Westfield Shepherd's Bush Vue cinema at 10am for fun, film starts at 10.45am.
- Manchester Trafford Centre Odeon at 10am for fun, film starts 10.45am.

The screening will include a variety of fun-filled kids activities such as face painting, a balloon artist and a Cloudy Fun Photobooth (as well as some refreshments for the adults!). Your DCs will also be given a mini-poster and activity sheet before you are shown to your seats, provided with a bottle of water and popcorn each and left to sit back and enjoy the film!

We'd then like you to come back to a thread on Mumsnet and tell us what you and your family thought of the film. We'd also love it if you could take a few pictures of your DCs enjoying their day out and upload them to the feedback thread. Pictures may be used on the Cloudy pages on MN and possibly elsewhere, so please only upload pictures if you're happy for Sony Pictures UK to use them. Photos from the Fun Photobooth at the screenings may well be used here:

If you'd like to see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 before anyone else, please sign up here

Please note, the film is rated U and therefore suitable for any age, however due to the length of the film time (95min) it's not advisable for children under 2 years to attend. You will need to make your own way to the screening and parking is available at both locations.

If you're selected to attend you will be emailed by Tuesday 1st October. We'll need everyone to RSVP by Friday 4th October so please make sure you check your emails during this time.

Please note: max 4 tickets per Mumsnetter.

Everyone who is selected to attend and adds a review onto the feedback thread will be in with a chance of winning one of three Sony DSC-TF1 cameras worth £159!

Thanks and good luck,


Steffanoid Wed 25-Sep-13 09:01:54

would you need to take your child with you/have a child over 2 in order to enter? my oh adores cloudy with a chance of meatballs but our lo is 3 months old

afromom Wed 25-Sep-13 09:25:44

Done! DS loved the first film and is already begging me to take him to this! Fingers crossed!

BelleDameSansMerci Wed 25-Sep-13 09:49:19

Done! DD and DP loved the first one and eagerly awaiting this one.

ohmeohmyforgotlogin Wed 25-Sep-13 10:52:18

Pick me!

I can't make this one but If you can then do enter..

We were lucky enough to go to the Despicable Me 2 screening. It was fab and DS2 still talks about it loads.

Good luck everyone. smile

JaquelineHyde Wed 25-Sep-13 11:40:37

Woohoo entered and fingers crossed grin

Tee2072 Wed 25-Sep-13 12:00:07

Never in NI. I'm not bitter though. Really. I'm not... sad


mamatron Wed 25-Sep-13 12:53:10

Done! Saw a trailer recently and looks good, and I reckon I'd stay awake!!

weebarra Wed 25-Sep-13 13:06:20

Not ever in Scotland either Tee. The first one is DS1's favourite film.

TaperJeanGirl Wed 25-Sep-13 13:34:15

Have applied, would be taking my 8 6 and 4 year old if chosen, will leave the lunatic 2 year old at home!! Good luck everyone!

sfancy Wed 25-Sep-13 14:04:14

Looks like such fun! The activities sound exciting as well! Have applied for london, thanks!

Raahh Wed 25-Sep-13 14:16:43

I want to sign up for Manchester- but can't figure out where? <numpty>

Raahh Wed 25-Sep-13 14:17:47

Ok- sorted itblush

bluebump Wed 25-Sep-13 14:34:35

My son is desperate to see this, shame we don't live nearer!

AlphaBetaOoda Wed 25-Sep-13 15:01:26

I've applied (fx dh can look after ds). We live nowhere near but I loved the first one & want to beat dh to a film for once!

Squiffie Wed 25-Sep-13 16:38:44

God damn it being when I'm on my jollies! Oh well, will just have to be satisfied with sun, sea and all inclusive wine


tootssweet Wed 25-Sep-13 16:54:14

DD might possibly pee herself with excitement if we go to this! Crossing fingers

manfalou Wed 25-Sep-13 21:06:30

Doh! The day before we go away, also known as designated packing day... good luck to everyone who applies

motherofmuddles Thu 26-Sep-13 10:25:57

Oh hope I/we get picked. Kids really liked the first one and we've seen the trailer for this looks really good
Just hoping I dont have to start making food animals at home
Turkey dinosaurs - anyone ? grin

TeamEdward Thu 26-Sep-13 17:42:20

My kids love the trailer - they are pretending to run away from a Taco-dile right now!

Analou37 Thu 26-Sep-13 18:12:52

Fabulous.. the trailer makes it look great. The children would be so over the moon. The older one loves doing the whole 'critic'-thing - I even get graded Masterchef style on my cooking so this would be the full experience.. ha

TensionWheelsCoolHeels Thu 26-Sep-13 18:58:25

We have odeon and vue cinemas in Scotland too you know. I believe the last film preview (despicable me2 I think) was London/Manchester and possibly b'ham maybe? Why do these things not get rotated to other areas?hmm

JadziasSnacks Thu 26-Sep-13 19:12:09

Ooh ooh, me please. Have entered for Manchester. DS had a ball last time. Fingers crossed.

RhondaJean Thu 26-Sep-13 19:17:32

Nothing in Scotland again MNHQ? sad

fcr1980 Thu 26-Sep-13 20:02:26

Oh yes please smile

honeyking Thu 26-Sep-13 20:45:08

Sounds brilliant my Daughter would love this! Just entered. Thank you

aristocat Thu 26-Sep-13 21:46:31

sad too far away ::sob::

Rajie Thu 26-Sep-13 22:23:00

Hi! I really hope I/we get picked. My Son loved the 1st one and we have a dvd which he watches quite frequently. We've just seen the trailer and it looks good.

Hissy Thu 26-Sep-13 22:56:58

Me too, Me too! crosses fingers!

5madthings Fri 27-Sep-13 00:13:39

ooh signed up. we were lucky enough to see despicable me 2 preview and it was fab! my boys would love to see a preview again, esp of cloudy with a chance of meatballs as they loved the first film.

i would take ds2, ds3 and ds4. who are 11, 8 and 5.

MNManchTraffordStockportTame Fri 27-Sep-13 13:04:32

FAb, I won't be able to go but can I pass this on to one of our LA's? Thanks

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 27-Sep-13 14:04:02

MNManchTraffordStockportTame - what's an LA?

poopoopoo Fri 27-Sep-13 14:21:51

We love the first film and are so glad there is a follow up! We would love to go to the London cinema showing, what a great day out for all of us ( fingers and toes crossed ) smile

FVRM Fri 27-Sep-13 15:07:24

I'd love to take my 7-year-old to see this!

johnworf Fri 27-Sep-13 15:31:44

Hope we get tickets. Trailer looks fab!

rennie1811 Sat 28-Sep-13 20:15:44

my girls saw the trailer on a recent trip to the cinema - would love to see number 2

ilikemysleep Sat 28-Sep-13 22:57:50

I have 4 DC so can't sign up sad as I would have to nominate 1 DC to miss out on the fun.

Witchesbrewandbiscuits Sun 29-Sep-13 17:48:33

done! smile

nopanicandverylittleanxiety Mon 30-Sep-13 01:29:56


telsa Mon 30-Sep-13 09:12:20

Here's hoping.

oinker Mon 30-Sep-13 09:12:37

Me........ PLEASE..... PLEASE........PLEASE

johnworf Tue 01-Oct-13 13:05:06

Has anyone heard yet?

afromom Tue 01-Oct-13 15:01:06

Keeping my fingers crossed! Nothing yet!

johnworf Tue 01-Oct-13 15:44:45

Same here. I'm sure they said we'd hear by today if we are lucky.

*bites fingernails*

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 01-Oct-13 15:52:20

bear with folks.....

OodAlpha Tue 01-Oct-13 16:28:52

<taps impatiently>

EstoyAqui Tue 01-Oct-13 16:51:01

Please please pick us. DD was devastated when she missed out on Despicable Me 2.

johnworf Tue 01-Oct-13 17:47:31

F5 button has now worn out on my keyboard....hmm

tootssweet Tue 01-Oct-13 21:54:22

Haven't heard anything - has anyone else? Ds got v excited at an ad for it tonight.

TeaJunky Tue 01-Oct-13 22:37:17

Nothing here yet.....

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 02-Oct-13 07:48:06

Sorry for delay manic here anyway - emails have just gone out.
This was a v popular event and some folks will be disappointed. Please rsvp (either way asap) if you got an email and if you didn't please don't give up - we really hope to get more projects like this so keep an eye out smile


johnworf Wed 02-Oct-13 08:22:44

Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you xx

ohmeohmyforgotlogin Wed 02-Oct-13 08:23:49


TaperJeanGirl Wed 02-Oct-13 09:49:43

We got an email! grin Told the kids before they went to school and they are very happy, thanks mumsnetsmile

Godlessdomestic Wed 02-Oct-13 10:04:17

Thank you, thank you.... DD is so excited!

OodAlpha Wed 02-Oct-13 10:27:05

sad never mind you've prob saved me a fortune shopping at the Trafford centre!

afromom Wed 02-Oct-13 11:24:51

We're in! So very excited and it means we can pay GP a visit that weekend too! Can't wait to see DS's face when he gets home from school!

Thank you Mumsnet!grin

JaquelineHyde Wed 02-Oct-13 11:28:47

YAY! We got tickets, I can't wait to tell them when they come home...I suspect the first film will be watched on a loop for the next week and a half grin grin

HatticusFinch Wed 02-Oct-13 11:30:12

Wahey...thanks for the tickets Mumsnet!

namechanger1979 Wed 02-Oct-13 15:40:06

Yipeeee!!! Lots of happy faces in our house this afternoon smile

cutie101 Wed 02-Oct-13 16:42:45

Ahhh we didn't get it :-( shame would have been a lovely treat for my little girl who had her birthday on Friday! If you get anyone declining their tickets I would love to be on your reserves list!

TeamEdward Wed 02-Oct-13 16:53:00

Yippee! We're in!
Just booking train tickets now.
I see the Westfield centre has plentiful parking and not too bad prices (£9 all day on Sundays) but I can't face driving in central London.

fuzzpig Thu 03-Oct-13 14:00:57

Yaaaaaay! Crazily excited we love the first movie!

CakeL Fri 04-Oct-13 11:37:55

Thank you so so much & thank you Ann for following this up with me! Did not expect to be chosen! Kids don't know yet but I think i might just be more excited than them! Doesn't take much these days! smile

Witchesbrewandbiscuits Fri 04-Oct-13 16:47:27

yeay excited dc here! thanks so much mumsnet. smile

Flapdoodles Fri 04-Oct-13 21:37:32

Very excited here too and thank you Ann for chasing this up, I did not receive the initial email.

missusjen Sat 12-Oct-13 12:37:31

We are super lucky to have been chosen to go to this - my 5 year old is absolutely beside himself! He and the 3 year old have watched the trailer video on the PC about 1500 times now :D

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