Thursday, July 17, 2008

a knight to remember

Last night my husband and I attended the Chicago premiere of The Dark Knight. It was held at Chicago's Navy Pier - the Imax Theatre - and about 400 people were in attendance. We saw a few famous faces, including Gary Oldman and Sir Michael Caine:

It was a great night for a couple of reasons. First, the premiere itself was so much fun. Being on the red carpet, meeting who's who amongst the Batman crowd, seeing the Chicago skyline on a beautiful - albeit hot - night. It was thrilling.

But it was special for us for another reason. Navy Pier is where we became engaged many moons ago. And today is our 9th wedding anniversary. Last night was the kickoff to our celebration. :)

Before the screening, the Chicago Film Festival presented an achievement award to director Christopher Nolan. He took a moment to speak about his appreciation for Chicago's beautiful architecture. According to him, it was the perfect backdrop in which to create Gotham City. After he spoke, we watched the movie - and if you are a fan, you will LOVE it. We both agreed - it is very dark, very sinister - and oh so good. Go see it!

After the film there was an elegant dinner at the Crystal Gardens. As luck would have it, we had a chance opportunity to meet and briefly speak with the director (before he became surrounded by Warner Brothers' suits.) He couldn't have been more gracious. Today I said to my husband, "we should have asked him for a picture." But maybe it was better that we didn't...we can simply remember the conversation in our minds.

Later, as we were enjoying our food we stopped by to visit the Batmobile (pictures are a little dark...but what do you expect, it's the batmobile!)



We also saw the Bat - hmm - I'm not sure what the right name for this is. The batbike? The batcycle? The batmotorcycle? Whatever it is, it is very cool. Both the bike and the batmobile were surrounded by guys with cameras. All night!


At the end of the night there were fireworks to watch out on the patio. It was a beautiful night, and that seemed like a fitting end. The special night - the fabulous knight - and us.

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22 comments:

tommie said...

how fun! You and hubby are doing a fine job taking pics together.

Jenny said...

How fun!
I am looking forward to seeing this movie. I really enjoyed the last one.

Laurie Anne said...

Sounds like a great night and congrats on 9 years of marriage!!
Wishing you many, many more :0)

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Looks like SO much fun! I want to see it but will wait till the Chicago crowds die down!

Happy Anniversary! BTW- You two look great! :)

hqm said...

How fun!!!!!
And HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!

countrygirl3031 said...

Happy Anniversary! How fun...I love Navy Pier...specially the big ferris wheel! Your pics are great!

Hugz,
Michele

paige said...

what a great night!!
congratulations & you two look so great !

Kerry said...

fun times! that photo is a keeper! You both look happy and healthy!

Belle-ah said...

Happy anniversary! Sounds like a lovely evening to celebrate (y'all are a beautiful couple).

Magpie Interior Design said...

You are SO lucky! And what a beautiful couple you make!

Great blog!

~Stacy

Deb said...

Happy 9th Anniversary Meg!
What a wonderful night ~ how exciting to spot Michael Caine :-}

Preppy Rider said...

Oh how delightful... you look beautiful and what a perfect evening. The stars aligned just for you!

Melissa said...

Meg,

Happy Anniversary!

And by the way, your dress looks gorgeous.

Melissa
Sunbonnet Cottage

Rosemary said...

Hi Meg,
Congrats on your anniversary!!
What a fun night!!
Love the pictures of you two!
Rosemary

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

what a fun experience, you guys look awesome!

And the bench on the other post is totally you......You need to bid.

Tracey said...

I love your blog. I saw it on Shabby Chick Designs. My blog is called The Shabby Blue Cottage. I don't have a fancy header, after seeing yours I think I should get one. Yours really caught my eye. I love your house too. It's adorable. Tracey

Tracey said...

I love your blog. I saw it on Shabby Chick Designs. My blog is called The Shabby Blue Cottage. I don't have a fancy header, after seeing yours I think I should get one. Yours really caught my eye. I love your house too. It's adorable. Tracey

Tracey said...

I love your blog. I saw it on Shabby Chick Designs. My blog is called The Shabby Blue Cottage. I don't have a fancy header, after seeing yours I think I should get one. Yours really caught my eye. I love your house too. It's adorable. Tracey

Tracey said...

I love your blog. I saw it on Shabby Chick Designs. My blog is called The Shabby Blue Cottage. I don't have a fancy header, after seeing yours I think I should get one. Yours really caught my eye. I love your house too. It's adorable. Tracey

Tracey said...

I love your blog. I saw it on Shabby Chick Designs. My blog is called The Shabby Blue Cottage. I don't have a fancy header, after seeing yours I think I should get one. Yours really caught my eye. I love your house too. It's adorable. Tracey

Southern Sugar said...

Congratulations and blessings for 99 more! What a fun night!

Merci-Notes said...

....~~~**Happy Anniversary Rob and Meg**~~~....

You two are still newly weds! :)
Your sons must think EVEN MORE so, that their parents are "awesome" .... what word would they use?
Hugs,
Mary