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Rolling out the Red Carpet for the British Arrows

On December 7, more than 70 members of Contemporaries, the Walker’s young professional affinity group, got to avoid long lines and fighting for seats at the sold-out screenings for the British Arrows and instead rode the elevator to the Garden Terrace Room for a relaxing reception with plenty of tables and chairs for a leisurely private viewing. Prior to the screening, Contemporaries enjoyed […]

On December 7, more than 70 members of Contemporaries, the Walker’s young professional affinity group, got to avoid long lines and fighting for seats at the sold-out screenings for the British Arrows and instead rode the elevator to the Garden Terrace Room for a relaxing reception with plenty of tables and chairs for a leisurely private viewing.

Diane Anderson and Chris Cunnington

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Prior to the screening, Contemporaries enjoyed delicious British concoctions by Modern Events by D’Amico.

Greg Sicher, Andy Vander Woude, and Kelly Bigler

Before the showing began, guests enjoyed sipping on British beers, beverages, and tasting a range of traditional dishes.

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Well-known (and quite delicious) fish and chips, as well as almond chicken curry, leek pie, and grilled vegetables were all served.

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Rosie and Perry Price

During the film clips, the group was subject to a variety of advertisements and reacted with a range of laughter, from startled to uncomfortable and confused to crying. Some funny favorites included:

Quest by Stella Artois

‘Quest’ by Stella Artois

Walk of Shame by Harvey Nichols Womenswear

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Other ads featured cats with opposeable thumbs, buff men dancing and singing as farmers, and a man confusing Hell’s Kitchen for a sauna.

The Contemporaries cast their ballots and the clear winner for best catchphrase went to an old lady in an Aldi commercial: “I don’t like tea, I like gin.”

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The official winner was The Long Wait for John Lewis, a very cute story of a kid waiting for Christmas.

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Contemporaries were able to mingling with old and new friends before and after the screening.

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Justin Elston, Lucy Reile, and Dan Singer

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Sharon Lessard, Earnest Morgan, and Chad DiDonato

Want to attend a party like this one? Joining the Contemporaries is easy, and on top of all basic membership benefits you also get invited to attend complimentary parties like this one!

Interested in seeing the British Arrows? You can still purchase tickets to the remaining screenings.