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NOW CLOSED Mumsnet exclusive preview screening of Despicable Me 2 - sign up here!

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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 03-Jun-13 09:57:43

We've teamed up with Universal Pictures UK to offer Mumsnetters and their families' a chance to attend an exclusive pre-release screening of the much anticipated movie, Despicable Me 2!

"Now that the ever-entrepreneurial Gru has left behind a life of super crime to raise Margo, Edith and Agnes, Gru, Dr. Nefario and the Minions have some free time on their hands. But just as he starts to adjust to his role as a suburban family man, an ultra-secret organization dedicated to fighting evil around the globe comes knocking. Now, it's up to Gru and his new partner, Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig), to discover who is responsible for a spectacular crime and bring him to justice. After all, it takes the world's greatest ex-villain to catch the one vying to take his place?"

Visit the Despicable Me 2 pages on Mumsnet to see the trailer (in cinemas 28th June):

There are two screenings taking place on Sunday 16th June at the following locations and times:

London O2 arena - 3.30pm - 6.30pm

Manchester Printworks - 10am - 1pm

The screening will start off with 'fun in the foyer' including costume characters, games and more. You'll then be showed to your seats, provided with a bottle of water and a snack each and left to sit back and enjoy the film!

We'd then like you to come back to a thread at Mumsnet and tell us what you and your DCs 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 Despicable Me 2 pages on MN, so please only upload pictures if you're happy for us to do this.

So, if you'd like to see Despicable Me 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 (98mins) it's not advisable for children under 2 years to attend.

If you're selected to attend you will be emailed by 10th June with details of how to get your tickets. You will need to add your details - along with a special code - on a link we will send you. You'll then need to print your tickets at home and bring them with you to the screening to gain entry.

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 a Despicable Me 2 goody bag!

Thanks and good luck,


AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 17-Jun-13 11:10:44

feedback thread here smile

ExasperatedSigh Mon 17-Jun-13 08:19:56

Yes, same here. I will add my feedback to the other thread but had to say a big thank you - we had such a brilliant time and both kids were thoroughly worn out with happiness when we got home smile

fuzzywuzzy Sun 16-Jun-13 23:05:42

Yes it was a really really lovely day, we picked up a takeaway on the way home and DD2 said mummy today has been treats day all day hasn't it?

Thank you soooo much smile

OldBagWantsNewBag Sun 16-Jun-13 23:02:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

nenevomito Sun 16-Jun-13 16:57:31

Hello MNHQ - just wanted to pop back and say that the film was brilliant and Mr. heave and the mini-heaves had a great time too.

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sat 15-Jun-13 20:07:04

I have made a preview page on FB

If you want to join just this evening just so you see some familiar faces tomorrow, please pm me your rl name and i will send you an invite to it.

EstoyAqui Sat 15-Jun-13 16:13:32

I'm happy to add via FB. PM me if you want to know who I am.

fuzzpig Sat 15-Jun-13 15:31:11

It's a really easy journey for us - train to London Bridge then jubilee line to North Greenwich. We will probably be going earlier though if there's places to sit around/have a drink - it's better for me to allow longer and have rest stops!

More than happy to FB/PM as I won't be broadcasting the fact that I'm fuzzpig while we're there (nobody in my family knows my MN name and I'd like it to stay that way!). I will be carrying a TopCat bag though, if that helps grin

JaquelineHyde Sat 15-Jun-13 13:47:49

I'm The DC's are so excited!

I told them this morning and they have been unbearable since grin grin

They have never been to the cinema before and so have no idea how big and loud it is going to be!

fuzzpig I am coming from East Sussex (Eastbourne), what time are you planning on leaving/getting there?

I am happy to reveal who I am on the day, also happy to do the facebook thing if anyone wants to pm me.

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sat 15-Jun-13 13:00:58

I am on phone atm but will pm you later 5!

5madthings Sat 15-Jun-13 12:44:57

I am on fb so if you want to add me then send me a pm and i will tell you my rl name smile

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sat 15-Jun-13 12:18:48

So is anyone going to reveal who they are? Would love to go home knowing who at least one of you is!!

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sat 15-Jun-13 12:17:22

I am sure there will be, there must be!

5madthings Sat 15-Jun-13 12:16:17

Same here! I fear there may be tears if there isnt a minion! Buy it says characters in they must have a minion....

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sat 15-Jun-13 12:13:11

I hope there will be a minion, dds are dying to see a minion!

5madthings Sat 15-Jun-13 11:56:22

We will be there at 3:30 as the boys are mwga excited to meet a minion!!! There will be a minion?!!

OldBagWantsNewBag Sat 15-Jun-13 11:47:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Nerfmother Sat 15-Jun-13 11:13:53

It is tomorrow isn't it? Sunday? Just checking I'm not meant to be driving anywhere today...

fuzzpig Sat 15-Jun-13 10:59:44

Thanks edam grin We will get there at 3.30 I think as I don't want me the DCs to miss anything. Hopefully the journey won't be too hard so I'm sure it won't be too taxing. And at least I'm guaranteed over 90 mins of sitting during the movie itself grin

I don't think there's such thing as a stand up cinema - that'd be my worst nightmare these days! For this reason I haven't applied for cheap tickets to the Globe even though I'd love to go.

Anyone else travelling up from West Sussex?

edam Sat 15-Jun-13 10:31:38

ps you don't have to be there for a whole hour beforehand, you can always turn up 30 mins before. 'Fun in the foyer' usually means face-painting, some foam toy swords or whatever, some backdrops you can have your photo taken in front of...

edam Sat 15-Jun-13 10:30:03

Oh, I see, fuzzpig is talking about the foyer... fuzzpig, dunno about Cineworld but I've been to previews at different cinemas and some of them do have seating in the foyer. If there are seats in the foyer and I'm in one, I would be happy to give it up for you if you need it!

edam Sat 15-Jun-13 10:28:09

Just checked the cineworld site and for other films at this venue it mentions seating...

edam Sat 15-Jun-13 10:25:38

Blimey, is it really a stand up cinema? We are expected to stand up for the whole film? shock

fuzzpig Fri 14-Jun-13 22:02:21

I may just have to sit on the floor grin <hopes there isn't a thread "AIBU to think it is rude to sit on the cinema floor" come Monday>

fuzzywuzzy Fri 14-Jun-13 20:33:07

The O2 has loads of shops and coffee places etc as you walk along.

I don't think there are places to sit in the Cineworld Foyer, but downstairs there are coffee shops nearby.

I think if I'm remebering correctly.

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