How to Host a Legion M Meetup
The greatest part of having a Legion of fans is that we’ve got an audience ready and waiting whenever one of our films comes out. To really harness this power of the fans, we host opening weekend meetups all over the country to maximize our impact at the box office. Our meetups are hosted by Legion M members and investors in their home towns!
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Why should YOU host a meetup?
Movies are just better when you can watch them with friends. And what better company to keep than fellow Legion M members and investors who are just as passionate about movies as you are?
We want meetups to be as fun and valuable as possible. That’s why Legion M will send free limited edition pins and swag (while supplies last) to meetup hosts who meet the minimum number of required RSVPs! In some cases, we may even send you a free t-shirt to identify you as the Meetup Host for that movie.
We also may hold a contest to reward meetup hosts with free tickets to a Legion M movie premiere! This can either be awarded to the host with the largest meetup, or by lottery with each meetup host getting as many entries in the lottery as they have meetup attendees. So hosting a meetup just may get you on a plane to Hollywood for a future premiere!
Hosting a meetup is fun and easy! All you have to do is look up where and when the movie is playing near you, and pick a show time. Then use the Meetup Maker tool to plan a meetup for that theater and show time, and watch as other folks in your area sign up to come see the film with together!
What kinds of meetups are there?
There are two types of meetups--public and private:
Public Theater Meetups are open to anyone, and will be publicly listed in our Meetup Maker tool. As the meetup coordinator, we'll provide you tools and best practices to promote your meetup and get as many people out as possible.
Private Theater Meetups are just for you and your friends to go see it together at the theater. As long as you can round up at least 8 people (including yourself), we'll send you the swag to hand out. There's no better way to impress your friends (and vex your enemies) than by getting them out to see YOUR movie!
So how do you get started?
Whether your meetup is public or private, you can organize it with the Meetup Maker Tool. When you’re ready to set up your meetup, the process for organizing a meetup has 5 steps:
Submit your meetup. The first step is to login to our handy MEETUP MAKER tool and submit a proposal. Tell us what time, date, and theater you'd like to target, whether your meetup is public or private, and if you are interested in connecting with other local volunteers. We'll review all the proposals and, assuming yours doesn't conflict with any others, we'll add it to the list!
Promote your meetup (public meetups only). Once your meetup has been approved, we'll provide you with best practices to help spread the word. Meetups are open to anyone (i.e., not just Legion M), and we can support you in getting the word out to as many people as possible.
Coordinate with attendees. Our MEETUP MAKER tool will allow you to see who is attending your meetup and send emails. This will help you coordinate details with them — i.e., let them know when you've finalized a theater/show time, alert them when tickets go on sale, remind them the day before the meetup, etc.
Have the meetup! We'll send you all the swag you’ll need in advance. Your job is to show up early, distribute the swag, take a group photo, and generally make sure the meetup runs well and everybody has a great time!
Share your feedback. Legion M has done several iterations of meetups over the years. We’re learning as we go, so keep giving us your feedback and next time will be even better!
Our goal is to help you every step along the way. If you ever have any questions, please check out the MEETUPS section of the forum, or send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.