Patriots Day Movie with Mark Wahlberg In Person at the AMC in Century City

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Do you remember where you were or what you were doing when a big event happened? I know that I will always remember being in my sixth grade math class when I found out about the 9/11 attacks. When I found out about the bombing at the Boston marathon I was watching tv with my Grandparents in Tennessee. Innocent lives forever changed by the terrorists attacks. The news coverage overwhelmed me. I remember feeling so heartbroken for the victims and so scared for Boston. Last weekend I attended a screening of the Patriots Day movie with Mark Whalberg who came to introduce the move at the AMC in Century City, California.

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Originally Mark was supposed to do a q&a after the screening. However, the q&a was canceled but Mark still came to introduce the movie. Mark shared that he has never been involved in something that has been so important to him. He added “if you think you know the story, you were privileged to see coverage on the media. When you really get to see these individual stories I think you’re going to find so much inspiration and hope. And you know we continue to deal with these things every day. Look at what happened at the airport. These things continue to happen. But more importantly the stories of love, strength and resiliency need to be the things we focus on. And love will always win.” He was very thankful that we were supporting this movie.

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Mark was very kind and took time for the fans at the screening who wanted to meet him. I thought he was charming, charismatic, and really cute.

Before I watched Patriots Day I had never even seen a trailer. I remember being confused by the title once I found out what the movie was about. Did you know that the Boston marathon always takes place on a day known in New England as Patriots Day? I knew what the movie was about and that Mark Wahlberg was in it. My main reason for attending the screening was to see Mark in person. The movie was originally just a bonus in addition to getting to see Mark. The movie impacted me more than I could have predicted. I remembered that the bombings happened but I had forgotten so many of the details. Therefore there were a few surprises for me. This caused me to be on the edge of my seat throughout the majority of the movie.

My emotions were all over the place during the movie. Watching a movie about the event is so different than just watching the news coverage. I was just as emotional during the movie as I was during the news coverage. This movie reminded me about the magic of movies and storytelling. Movies can take a story we are familiar with and make them feel new by giving us a different perspective. It was sad when I would remember that what was happening to these characters happened to real and innocent people. I wish the q&a would not have been canceled because I would have loved hearing Mark share about the filming experience and how they decided what stories to tell.

Patriots Day is a powerful movie. I would give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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41 thoughts on “Patriots Day Movie with Mark Wahlberg In Person at the AMC in Century City

  • Karen

    I used to live in Boston for years, and the Marathon was always a big deal. I guess I didnt realize that people didnt know about the day of the race with Patriots Day, but then again why would people if you’re not a New Englander, right? And – sounds like you really enjoyed this movie/Wahlberg event!

  • Ana De- Jesus

    Aw it is lovely that you got a selfie with him and that he was so passionate about the cause. I think it is great when someone in a position of fame actually interacts with their fans x

  • CoCo

    WAIT so cool! I so want to see this! Awesome you got the opportunity to check it out. Glad to see you gave it good reviews!

  • Janel Berchielli

    I’m going to have to look this movie up. Yes I remember that day of 9/11 oh too well. I had a couple of family members who live in that area who luckily were running late that day otherwise they would have been in one of the two towers. I remember being glued to the tv or radio all day in complete shock of what was happening, it certainly felt like a bad dream. And I live all the way in California.

  • Jessi

    I had heard of the movie but never really saw much advertisement for it. It sounds like an amazing movie though that I need to see. Mark is for sure a good looking man though… you are a lucky woman!

  • Joanna Everyday Made Fresh

    Wow…first let me comment how lucky you were to have met and taken a photo with Mark Whalberg!! Swoon! :-) Ok…I remember I watched 9/11 live on tv, and then had to go to work. At the time I was working at a coffee shop in the mall. I was shocked and appalled at all the people that were out living their carefree lives, shopping, while something so tragic was taking place. I haven’t even heard of this movie, but I really want to check it out.

  • Jacqui S

    I absolutely love Mark Wahlberg! I mean, come on! Who doesn’t? But I have not heard of Patriots Day before! How did this movie slip by me??? I’ll have to check it out.

  • Lindsey Paris

    I absolutely remember where I was for 9/11 as well as Boston. I had friends around for both of them. Makes me wonder if people will someday treat 9/11 like we treat Pearl Harbor… those that weren’t there have a hard time understanding the true impact.

  • Debra

    Bummer that the Q&A was cancelled but it still looks like it was a fun event.

  • Maureen

    OMG how awesome that you got to go to the screening and take a selfie with Mark Wahlberg! I am a big fan of him and his works. What an experience you had! I can’t wait to watch the movie too.

  • Lydia Monson

    I am reading up on the boston marathon right now, coincidentally! It’s so cool that you got to meet him, isn’t it great when actors are so passionate about causes?

  • Catherien

    What a great experience and I love that you got a selfie to remember the day by. Jealous! Thanks for the link so I can check out other events like that!

  • Rachel

    I haven’t seen the movie but I liked reading about your experience. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reesa Lewandowski

    SO, SO jealous!!!! LOL
    I am really eager to go see this movie. I am sure it will be very emotional for a lot of people in the Boston area though.

  • Heather L.

    I haven’t heard much about the movie as I just haven’t kept up-to-date on screenings lately. I’m glad to hear that the movie is good and that you had an enjoyable time at the event.

  • Charlotte

    I haven’t seen patriots day but I definitely want too and it’s important to remember 9/11, although many would struggle to forget! I think it’s great Mark Wahlberg was involved and awesome you got to meet him!

  • Cara

    I am so envious! I am a total fan of Mark Wahlberg! So cool that you got to meet him! This event sounds like a ton of fun!

  • Elle Post author

    Yes it is so great! I love when it’s obvious that it isn’t about the paycheck even though of course getting paid for your work is important. -Elle

  • Jalisa

    I live in Boston and living here through the ordeal was something like 9/11. I haven’t seen the film yet but heard it is amazing.

  • Tara Holland

    This movie looks so intense and I’m not sure how I would do in a theater watching it, but I do want to see it. So jealous you got to meet Mark, I had a crush on him when I was a teenager!

  • Kecia | OnlineIncomeMom

    Getting to meet Mark Wahlberg sounds pretty amazing. I actually haven’t heard of this movie but I enjoy watching ones that are based on true events. It really brings what happened to life for those far away and who only saw what the media wanted us to see.

  • Rose Sahetapy

    I remember watching TV aired the 9/11 attacks and the bombing at the Boston marathon. It’s sad that terrible thing like this could even occur. I haven’t seen the movie, but sound like an amazing movie.

  • Amanda Love

    I haven’t had the chance to see the movie, although I like that Mark came to talk about it even just for a short while. I would love to see the movie, I’m sure it won’t disappoint!

  • Robin Rue

    He is one of my favorite actors! This looks like it would have been such a fun event.

  • Krystle Cook

    This looks like it would be such a great movie! I would have loved to have interviewed Mark though because I love everything he has done.

  • Alyssa Ruane

    Lucky you for meeting Marky Mark! He is awesome. This movie does definitely sound like a captivating one; I’m excited to see it!

  • HilLesha

    This is my first time hearing about the movie, but it sounds like it’s going to be interesting! That is so cool that Mark took the time to introduce the movie even though the Q&A was canceled. :)

  • Brittany

    Ooh what a fun experience! I can’t believe you met him! I bet it was so crazy! I just watched one of his movies that came out this year and loved it!

  • Tasha

    Just hearing what the movie is about is already bringing me to tears. It’s so cool that you got to meet him! He’s such a hottie!

  • katriza

    Um… I’m so freaking jealous of you right now! I love mark wahlberg!!! EEEK! I think I would die.. maybe.. if I got to take a picture with him. This looks like a great movie and totally something my husband and I would check out! I can’t wait to tell him about it!