So here I am, sitting at my computer
reading the Chicago
Tribune online, and Janice said "the Fed-Ex truck is here"
and this is what I got....
Fed-Ex guy was
Look at the return address....
Looked like a Christmas card.
Yep, an invite for the Chicago Premiere of Public Enemies on
June 18th. 2009 at the AMC River East Art Center. But the
kicker? is the party after the movie....
I want to thank all the little people that.... OK, I'll
The Premiere Night
I was stopped by reporter Kathleen
Quilligan from The Times and asked for an interview.
Fans get thrill as Depp arrives for
'Public Enemies' premiere
(219) 662-5331 | Thursday, June 18, 2009
CHICAGO | The instant he got
out of the black SUV, it was obvious why the hundreds of people
who were pressed against the barricades on Illinois Street were
"Johnny! Johnny!" Girls shrieked and cameras flashed as Johnny
Depp, wearing sunglasses, got out of the vehicle, and waved to
the crowd before making his way down the red carpet for the
world premiere of Universal Studios' "Public Enemies," which
stars Depp as infamous bank robber John Dillinger.
About an hour before the 7 p.m. screening began, the
invitation-only guests invited to the event at the AMC River
East 21 made their way into the theater toward will call
including Crown Point Mayor David Uran.
"I'm told there's seven to 10 minutes that was filmed in Crown
Point," Uran said, adding it was going to be interesting to see
how other filming locations were made to look like Crown Point.
He said that although he's excited about the June 30 screening
of the movie in Hobart, that didn't compare to what he was about
to see. "This is like the World Series."
Also entering the theater were East Chicago Police Officer 2 and
3, also known as Julio Lucotti Jr., of Chicago, and Roger
Wiggins, of Westchester, Ill. Real police officers, they had
been hand-picked by director Michael Mann to play policemen in
Being in the movie wasn't difficult, they said, after all they
were kind of playing themselves.
"It was like second-nature to us," Wiggins said.
We clean up real good....
Our group was able to hang with Dennis Farina for awhile.