Thanks to the lovely people at Sony who set up the screening of Julie & Julia that I saw about a week ago, I have a bunch of tickets to give away to a private screening of the movie before it comes out! The screening is in Los Angeles on Tuesday, August 4th, 2009, so this giveaway is only for readers in the Los Angeles area – and possibly those within driving distance, if you don’t mind spending a little time in the car. Screening time is 7pm, so make sure thar works with your schedule.
There are 10 pairs of tickets available (total of 20 tickets). To win the tickets, leave a comment with your name (first name only is ok) and your e-mail address (in the form, not in the full comment) so that I can contact you and let you know which theater to go to. Full names of all the winners will getÂ put on a gust list at the screening. I’ll pick 10 winners randomly and you have from today until Friday, July 24th, to sign up. Even though the winners will be picked randomly, there is a chance that I might be persuaded by commenters who sound enthusiastic, so keep that in mind when you leave your comment.
I’m sorry to have to exclude anyone from out of town, but I’ll try to have another giveaway in the not-too-distant future that everyone can participate in.
Cupcake KellyJuly 21, 2009
Yay! I can’t wait to see Julie and Julia! Hope I win 🙂
SharonJuly 21, 2009
I’ve been waiting for this movie to come out — I’d love to be able to win these tix for me and my husband — we are both fans of Julia! — Thx — S
NarmeenJuly 21, 2009
The movie looks amazing in the trailers, can’t wait to watch it. Thanks, Narmeen
JenJuly 21, 2009
I still smile every time I see the trailer!
JenJuly 21, 2009
thanks so much for the opportunity! can’t wait to see this!
DebbieQJuly 21, 2009
Rats! I think Ohio is a tad far to drive for this. Oh well, will just have to see it with the youngest progeny when it comes out.
Cindy TJuly 21, 2009
This sounds wonderful – my mom and I would love to see this, we’re big Julia fans!
LynneaJuly 21, 2009
Watching the trailers has made me want to go to pastry school 🙂
sarahJuly 21, 2009
boo for LA! i loved this book and can’t wait for the movie, but i live in kentucky. thanks for the contest anyway!
JaneJuly 21, 2009
YAY!!! I love free screenings–biggest perk to living in LA! hubby, soon-to-be-born baby and I would LOVE to attend!!!
MarcyJuly 21, 2009
Me please! When I got Julie & Julia out from the library – I stayed up late that night – I could not go to bed until I finished it!
MarcyJuly 21, 2009
Oops – please don’t count this as a second comment – just add it into the first, maybe : )
Anyhoo, when I saw that they’d used Julia Child’s book to weave in with Julies – I ran out and read that book as well. It gave me a much better appreciation of Julia!
PatriciaJuly 21, 2009
I can’t tell you how excited I am for this movie. I just finished teaching a class at Sur la Table on Small Bites from the South of France, two of the four recipes were adapted from Ms. Child’s book.
Mastering the Art of French Cooking has been a bible for many gourmands, present company included.
— Patricia Harding
SarahJuly 21, 2009
I love Julia Child, and her cooking…plus the fact that she worked as a spy for the US during WWII…pretty amazing woman, for sure! Am really looking forward to the movie.
SusanJuly 21, 2009
I am reading this book right now and I am so excited for the movie!
SaraLeJuly 21, 2009
I don’t live in LA but I’m so want to see this movie!!!
TonyJuly 21, 2009
I’m reading the book right now too and I love it! It inspired me to buy Mastering the Art of French Cooking too. I’ll never cook my eggs the old way again, haha. I’d looove to see the movie with the bf.
KaranJuly 21, 2009
I love this book and have been looking forward to the movie forever! I’d love a couple of tickets!
MayJuly 21, 2009
I just finished reading the book, it was one of the most entertaining reads that I’ve had in a while. I absolutely love Amy Adams and Meryl Streep, I can’t wait to see the movie because the trailers are already fantastic!
amandaJuly 21, 2009
i loved the book, so i’m hoping the movie is just as great! thanks for hosting the draw.
AndreaJuly 21, 2009
I can’t wait to see that movie!! I keep seeing the trailers and am so excited. I also want to start my own blog, so this movie is like inspiration :). I hope I get to go!! Thanks for the giveaway
MonicaJuly 21, 2009
Have been waiting for the movie to come out … would love to see the screening if you pick me! Thanks for the opportunity =)
Maxo RallyJuly 21, 2009
I would love to see this movie but I do not live in the LA area 🙁
MimiJuly 21, 2009
I couldn’t boil water before I started watching Julia on tv. Yes, I’m old enough to remember when she FIRST started her shows! But I didn’t just learn how to cook well…she taught me to love cooking & to do it creatively, and most of all, how to appreciate fine food! I don’t know if Meryl Streep knows how to cook, but I caught a clip of “Julie & Julia,” and she has captured the essence of Julia Child. I’d love to win those tickets!
KelseyJuly 21, 2009
I’m a student at UCLA and I’d love to see this movie! Do winners get a plus one?
Pick Me 🙂
sharonJuly 21, 2009
I love the trailers to this movie and really want to see it. What a treat to see a preview!!
FrancesJuly 21, 2009
ENTHUSIASTIC?!?! more like dying to see this movie!!! excitedly hit my boyfriend’s arm in the theater for the entire preview until he agreed to see it with me when it came out. perfect contest timing too- my mom grew up with Julia Child and now lives out of the country but is dying to come back and just so happens to be visiting- i would love love love to go see it with her and i’m sure it would remind her of her own childhood! on top of all that there’s my recent culinary school decision :] i have all sorts of reasons why i’m so happy youre even having this contest yayyyyyyyyy i hope i win!!!
yvetteJuly 21, 2009
I seriously admire Julia Child. She’s been a part of my life since I was a little kid watching her make steak tartare on late night television. I was completely grossed out by the idea of the dish but I adored her. I just got back from a trip to DC and saw her kitchen in the Smithsonian’s American History Museum. It was an awesome sight to behold. If I don’t win the tickets, I will for sure be in line to see the film on August 7th.
â€œIn department stores, so much kitchen equipment is bought indiscriminately by people who just come in for men’s underwear.â€–Julia Child
JeanJuly 21, 2009
I would love to see this, I haven’t been to a movies in a long time, but I’m in Northern Cal.
jenniferJuly 21, 2009
I’d love to see this! 😀
AmyJuly 21, 2009
I was all set to spend $10 and see a preview of the movie at LACMA, but I would love free tickets! I love your blog because it’s approachable and friendly and I feel like that’s how Julie&Julia presents cooking as well.
LaurelJuly 21, 2009
There’s a one-woman PR campaign going on in my apartment to get my friends to see this with me, and so far no dice! I would love the chance at a free ticket. The movie looks fantastic – who could pass up those actresses talking about food?
JanetteJuly 21, 2009
Oh man I would absolutely love to see this movie!!! My friend and I adore Julia Child, baking, and watching movies! Please pick me!!! By the way love your blog and thanks for giving away free tickets 🙂
Angelica MacklinJuly 21, 2009
Oh my!!! This would be so wonderful to win the tickets. Me and my husband are HUGE fans of Julia (he actually introduced me to her wonderful ways). Plus, it would be a great and well needed date night lol
ZahraJuly 21, 2009
I’m excited to see this movie because I loved both books and read through Julie’s whole blog with record speed. Great giveaway. Hope I win and see the movie with my mom! Thanks!
JeannieJuly 21, 2009
Thanks for giving us the opp to win free tix! I would love to go see the screening and take my friend on a foodie date at the movies! 🙂
JordanJuly 21, 2009
I really can’t wait to see this movie, and I hope I win, because I’d be killing two birds with one stone! I haven’t been to L.A. yet either, even though I’ve lived near there for over a year! I’m reading through “My Life in France” right now as well as Julie Powell’s blog. Thanks for the opportunity!
ChristinaJuly 21, 2009
I would love to go!
ShanaJuly 21, 2009
This movie looks wonderful! I love Meryl Streep, Julia Childs, great books turned into movies, baking…..and my mom keeps saying she’d really like to see it, too! 🙂 So throw my name in the basket, if you will! 🙂 Thanks
h.michelleJuly 21, 2009
ahhh!!!!!! they are both such amazing actors and i have been impatiently waiting for this film to come out! eek i hope i win!!! it would be awesome!!! :DD
btw, I think i shall repost this contest on my blog so as to spread the news, if you do not mind! 😀
Mrs. JenkinsJuly 21, 2009
I cannot wait to see this film. Fingers crossed that I win 😀
jennJuly 21, 2009
what a great giveaway! my 15yo daughter and i already have plans to see this movie aug 9 but what an extra fun way to spend time with her by getting to a special screening 🙂 she and i both finished the book and loved it! it made us even more excited about the upcoming movie. we’re even delving into a cooking project of our own. thanks for the chance to win 🙂
SallyJuly 21, 2009
I am not 100% sure where you are located but I am in Culver City, CA and since you took the Professional Baking Series at the New School of Cooking (where I was an assistant in that series) I assume you are in LA so I will throw my “chefs hat” into the ring for the tickets. Thanks so much . . . and keep on writing == I really enjoy reading your blog! Sally
hyunJuly 21, 2009
hoping to go on a much needed date night! 😀 thank you and sony for the opportunity!
MeganJuly 21, 2009
I can’t wait to see this movie. I would love to go, and I second the idea of date night!
BrookeJuly 21, 2009
Oh please please me me! Streep and Stanley Tucci, yum, haven’t seen him since Big Night, yummy foodie film. deliciousitize me per favore.
NicholJuly 22, 2009
Whaaatt!!! Can’t wait to see a film that is totally about Cooooking! Sweet:) Gotta see this one…I love cooking and of course movies.
TessieJuly 22, 2009
this movie looks great! 🙂
CrisJuly 22, 2009
Did you know Julia was 6’2″? Meryl had to stand on a platform to make her seem taller. I want to go!
SelenaJuly 22, 2009
I read the book and LOVED it! Would love to win tickets but will be seeing the movie regardless 😉