Premature

I was in the upper lobby of AMC’s Lincoln Square the night before last when two ushers started dismantling the Expendables standee. “Whaddaya doin’?” I asked. “Takin’ it down…it’s opening, time to take it down,” he said. If I’d been Sly Stallone I would have said, “Wait…whadda ya mean, take it down? Movie doesn’t open for another two weeks!” But I just watched. “Are you trashin’ the figures?” I asked. I thought I could take Jason Statham back to the apartment and put him in the kitchen. “Naah, just the structure part.”

20 thoughts on “Premature

  1. When I was a projectionist, I loved it when full size standees like would be dismantled, as I’d take the figures and hide them in the booth to scare the other projectionist. Darth Vader was the best, but this Expendables team would be great up there.

    (I kept only Simon Pegg standing with his bloodied cricket bat. It hangs in my living room)

  2. Great picture. I wish it had been taken a few seconds later so we could see Lundgren picked up by his leg.

  3. If I took Statham back to my apartment we sure would’t be in the kitchen…

    Sometimes if you make nice you can get them to give you one of these things — some friends still have a Bull Durham standee in their basement that a local video store (remember those?) gave them 20 years ago. Depends on how prickly the studio/ad people are about wanting them back, I think.

  4. “I thought I could take Jason Statham back to the apartment and put him in the kitchen.”

    Greatest HE sentence ever.

  5. I now can’t get the image out of my head of Jeff Wells riding on the subway, walking up and down the subway stairs, waiting for a subway car with Jason Statham crooked under his arm.

  6. I see Wells and his Statham standee hanging out together, shooting the shit, complaining about the Latino elephants upstairs. Kind of like Lars and the Real Girl.

  7. Kata Bijak say :

    When I was a projectionist, I loved it when full size standees like would be dismantled, as I’d take the figures and hide them in the booth to scare the other projectionist. Darth Vader was the best, but this Expendables team would be great up there.

    (I kept only Simon Pegg standing with his bloodied cricket bat. It hangs in my living room)

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