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Saw Gerry in the rain at the premier of Gods of Egypt.

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Yesterday in the rain and wind, we stood for hours inside and out of the Lincoln Square AMC theater in New York, watching the red carpet tent go up, talk to the crew and wander around the theater which has multiple flights and theaters within the building. IMAX on the 4th. floor for example. One of the new came over to us and spoke about "what a nice guy Gerry was" having worked on the set up at the Ziegfeld Theater for "The Bounty Hunter. "

The premier Gerry's Gods of Egypt was to take place there later in the evening. Barricades were up, lines on the other side were there for VIP pick up tickets and those holding the free tickets that had been given out previously.In the meantime, movies throughout the theater went on. Seems to be open from very early in the day until late.

The tent was completely closed all around because of the weather. and not accessible except through the from door or around the back, only to those who were supposed to be there.

The photographers had arrived earlier and were set up and ready to shoot. They wandered in and out of the tent as need be.

The security crew had blocked off parts of the lobby from public viewing and ropes were put up to herd the guests how and where to proceed. First for the cameras then to the second floor where the movie would be shown.

VIP guest and stars began arriving in their Escalades about 6:00. Auxiliary police were everywhere directing traffic and pedestrians passing the tent. There was also a rumor that there would be a group that would be protesting the film as " no Egyptian actors had been used" No one showed up.

Security was there with umbrellas to assist the stars out of their cars and into the tent which had doors.....lots of beautiful women dressed to in beautiful outfits, the director came over to talk to us when he arrived and we got a fast look at the co star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau wearing a bit of stubble.

The movie was supposed to start at 7:00 and Gerry hadn't arrived yet. His car finally pulled up at 7:30....he got out and saw us and rain & all came over. Dressed beautifully and with a bit of stubble himself. I decided not to take a pix as it's hard to balance pix, marker, gloves,etc. I really wanted him to sign my photo of his block on the path at Culloden Battlefield, Scotland. he did, remarking how "depressing a place it was."I said it was a very sad place knowing what had happened there in 1746. I said he could keep the marker for the next one and he stepped away to take a pix with my friend Kathleen.

We left soon after, very happy campers. Several of the police came over to us happy we had seen Gerry and got what we wanted.

The rain was worse when we got home to Long Island but we didn't care!

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