Marvel Moves To Shut Down TechCrunch Iron Man Screening

UPDATE: Mike writes that this has all been worked out. Apparently it was Oracle who was the bad actor, pun intended, in this movie drama for they are hosting a similar screening and didn’t like the TechCrunch competition. The lesson learned, if any, is that it pays to aim first before firing a shot, had Marvel/Paramount’s lawyers taken the time to investigate the facts before firing off a CAD, well it would not have blown up so spectacularly in their faces. As for Oracle…

Just one more reason why corporate lawyers should be hermetically sealed and only allowed near a keyboard with prior approval of someone with actual common sense. Mike bought every ticket to the Metreon’s showing of Iron Man, then offered it to TechCrunch’s community for $1 a ticket, clearly taking a loss to host everyone. BTW, Mike is also a lawyer.

Just to be clear, we paid the full ticket price for every seat and are fully authorized to do this. This is unbelievable and stupid in so many ways, and goes right to the top of the list of moronic legal moves against us. And he even ends the note with a “please don’t print” message.

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9 thoughts on Marvel Moves To Shut Down TechCrunch Iron Man Screening

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  2. Techcrunch and the theatre are trying to do something that group sales are not intended for. The Group Sales are for a company's employees not customers (or in this case readers). Furthermore Techcrunch is charging $1 per ticket (to prevent no shows). Both go against the rules.

  3. @Mark, Your comment flies in the face of what AMC Theatres own web page says:…"Rent an entire theatre for your group and host a private screening of a movie that you choose. This event will bring people closer together by sharing this ultra-cool event. A private screening can be the ideal solution for: * Teambuilding for work * Thank you for your customers * An outing for your organization " and insofar as charging $1 per ticket, there is nothing on this page that suggests this is not permissible. In fact, they go so far as to say "Please collect all monies and pay with cash or a business check at the time of arrival at the theatre."

  4. Tom, you have any idea why I have two "Comments" labels above? I am assuming it's a template issue, and your plugin has it's own comments label?

  5. I think it's because your comments are doubly important? it's probably a slight mis-configuration – we'll email you shortly with details.

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