2004 Annual General Meeting

Jane Austen Society of North America

October 7-10, 2004
Millennium Biltmore Hotel
Los Angeles, California

Anne Elliot in the City: Interior and Exterior Worlds

Special Announcement:

Exclusive Pre-Release Screening of Bride and Prejudice
to be offered conference attendees on Friday night

AGM conference registrants were given the opportunity to purchase tickets to the Friday night performance of School for Scandal.  As there were only a limited number of tickets available, some registrants were left without an activity on Friday night. The Steering Committee went to work and came up with a wonderful alternative opportunity for these Janeites.  We are offering conference registrants—including those purchasing Friday day passes—the opportunity to purchase tickets toBride and Prejudice see  Bride and Prejudice, the latest take on Pride and Prejudice, which is scheduled to be shown at the Chaplin Theatre, on the Raleigh Studios movie lot in Hollywood, at 8:00 on Friday evening. This very special showing of the Bollywood musical, produced by Bend it Like Beckham’s  Gurinder Chadha, which reinvents P & P  in a globally connected world, is not scheduled to be released in LA until December 25.  You will see music, dance & spectacle merge with love, vanity and social pressures as Chadha transports the comic tale of a witty young woman trying to find a suitable husband to a cross-cultural setting that spans 21st century India, London and LA.  Recently, the AGM Steering Committee was invited to a special showing of this movie at Miramax Films.  We loved it and you will, too!  Currently, the plan is for charter buses to depart the Biltmore Friday night at 7:15.  Confirmed conference registrants--upon arrival at the Biltmore—will have the chance to purchase a ticket for $20. These tickets are limited in number and will only be sold at the conference on a first-come, first-served basis. If there are still tickets available on Friday, day pass attendees can purchase them. As some  conference registrants who have already purchased a $20 School for Scandal ticket may wish to attend the movie instead or have made other plans, there will be a designated place and time at the conference for Janeites to sell their play tickets or to trade them for movie tickets.  No refunds will be available for either play or movie tickets. 

A special thank you to Miramax Films and Gurinder Chadha for making this exciting event possible.

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