Date night with Eddie The Eagle

Post Event Notes: Gilligan Sheppard recently hosted a VIP area for the screening of ‘Eddie The Eagle’ at a movies-in-the-park event. We’ve since received some amazing feedback…
“I just wanted to thank you for the opportunity we were given re Eddie The Eagle – we all had a fabulous time and your generosity was kind. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening.” Larissa and the rest of the gang.
“I wanted to pass on our club’s sincere gratitude for your kind hospitality at last Friday’s Movies in Parks event at Luckens Reserve. It was a great movie and we were very well looked after by you and your team – loungers and blankets, goody bag and drinks, and of course the fab chicken wraps and chips! It was all very much appreciated by our club members who attended and please pass on our thanks to all those involved.” Deb Collis, Club President, Auckland Waitakere Roller Skating Club
 
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Welcome to 2017 and thank you
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Gilligan Sheppard together with Council in the Parks, invite you to a movie night with Eddie the Eagle (and Hugh Jackman).
We’re hosting a VIP area just for you at the Luckens Reserve, Marina View Drive, West Harbour on Friday 3rd February at 8.00pm
There’s pre-movie children’s entertainment with live music and a free sausage sizzle from 6.30pm with the movie beginning at 8.30pm.
We are limited to 150 chairs, RSVP to debra@gilshep.co.nz to reserve your seats as soon as you can. Feel free to invite your family or colleagues, just let us know how many seats you want to reserve.
We’ll have 150 loungers set up for you and your friends/family and we’ll be providing snacks for the evening. As a thank you gift, you’ll also be able to take your lounger home with you – ideal for outdoor events or the beach.
In 1973, ten-year-old Eddie Edwards (Taron Egerton) dreams of Olympic glory, practicing in various Olympic events and failing miserably. His mother unconditionally supports him, while his father constantly discourages him. As a young teen, he gives up his dream of participating in the Summer Games in favour of skiing in the Winter Games. Although successful at the sport, he is rejected by British Olympic officials for being uncouth. Realizing he could make the team as a ski jumper (a sport in which the United Kingdom had not participated in six decades), he decamps to a training facility in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The more seasoned jumpers, specifically those on the Norwegian team, belittle him.

He self-trains, and after successfully completing the 15-metre (49 ft) hill on his first try, he injures himself on his first try from a 40-metre (130 ft) hill. Alcoholic snow groomer Bronson Peary (Hugh Jackman) encourages Eddie to give up, but Eddie’s tenacious spirit and shared feelings of ostracisation from the other jumpers there convince him to train Eddie. Peary is a former champion American ski jumper who left the sport in his 20s after a conflict with his mentor, famous ski jumper Warren Sharp (Christopher Walken), which Eddie learns from Petra (Iris Berben), the kindly owner of a nearby tavern. With very little time to qualify for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Eddie and Bronson employ various unorthodox methods to condition and refine Eddie’s form, and he successfully completes the 40m hill.

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