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February 25, 2009 at 7:33 pm #589903
The Admiral Theater will be showing the Mamma Mia Sing-a-long movie on Saturday, March 14th.
We thought it would be fun if a couple wanted to get married on stage either before or after the movie. We have been offered by a videographer, a free video of the service for the couple.
While we aren’t springing for the food & drink; we can provide a very cool minister to perform the deed. And you can share your moment with a room full of crazy, zany ABBA fans!
If you’re legitamately interested – give me a shout. Would also consider a “renewal of vows” or maybe a surprise engagement on stage? Let’s have fun!
Dinah – Admiral TheaterFebruary 26, 2009 at 7:31 am #658988March 4, 2009 at 7:22 pm #658989
Update on this, a couple has been chosen. John and Melodie, who are in their 60s and actually live on the eastside. We photographed them last night when they went to the Admiral to meet with Dinah, and she sent word today that They’re The Ones. More shortly.March 5, 2009 at 8:00 pm #658990
Sugar Rush Baking Company has donated a small wedding cake PLUS 200 mini-cupcakes for the audience. Anyone out there want to photograph the ceremony for the lucky couple?
How about a decorated podium for Reverend Teri to speak from?
Looking for all creative ideas and of course everyone’s presence at this unique and fun event. Don’t forget – bouncing lyrics on the screen to channel your INNER MERYL!March 9, 2009 at 6:35 pm #658991
I wanted to give you an update on the Mamma Mia Sing-a-long & Wedding this coming Saturday, (March 14th). First and MOST importantly – this event is OPEN to the public. As of right now; it is the ONLY time that the movie will show.
The wedding will last about 15 minutes and the couple would love the whole community to be there. After the movie – the couple will cut the cake and everyone can share in the cupcakes. John & Melodie are so grateful and blown away that they were chosen and that fate is finally shining their way,
They are hoping to meet everyone that night.March 9, 2009 at 9:52 pm #658992March 9, 2009 at 9:58 pm #658993
the question is, why do you constantly ask that question? if there’s nothing in it for you, don’t do it.March 10, 2009 at 8:35 am #658994
Jiggers..Sheesh! What’s in it for a gal to get married for that matter..? I agree with Jen. To each, their own. If it’s right for you, do it. If not, don’t. Who flippin cares? The decision is between TWO people not “society” or some “douchebag 101” class.March 10, 2009 at 8:39 am #658995
Cheers to John & Melodie! :-D I’d love to go but I’ll be stuck at work.March 10, 2009 at 9:17 am #658996
The laws in our country heavily weighs in favor of a woman’s right’s when they get married. Once men sign on that dotted line, they have to give up half of everything they make no matter what. Am I right?March 10, 2009 at 2:20 pm #658997
SO. EFFING. WHAT. You obviously have a problem with marriage. Again, if it’s not right for you – don’t do it. There’s also a little thing called a pre-nup, so a smart person can protect their assets because they don’t trust the person they choose to spend their time with. Leykis calling, you got your diploma, Jiggers – but you’re not going to convince everyone else to not get married just because you’re worried about your vast wealth and protecting it from potential gold-digging harpies.March 10, 2009 at 2:35 pm #658998
..and for the record, I am not defending marriage. Lord knows I have seen enough in my life to convince me it’s not forever – and it’s not something I am likely to do either – but this question gets asked on damn near every thread. Maybe it’s rhetorical, maybe Jiggers really really wants someone to come up with an answer…so in that case – NO. there is nothing in it for a guy to get married. Or a gal. Unless there IS something in it for each particular person, and then they should do whatever they want.March 10, 2009 at 2:50 pm #658999
If it’s a lousy marriage, not much, for either of you, though. But if it’s a good relationship:
“The benefits are better physical health, more resistance to infection, fewer infections, and a reduced likelihood of dying from cancer, from heart disease, from all major killers,” said psychologist and author John Gottman, PhD. “The other health benefit is longevity: People live longer if they are in marital relationships, particularly if they are in good, satisfying relationships.”
Also, lower rates of depression and most other psychological disorders, and more sex.
If it’s money at issue, there are prenuptials to protect both partners’ pre-marital assets. Additionally, married men tend to earn more in general. Perhaps higher motivation when you care about another.
But yes, we are in a community property state, so assets we acquire during the marriage do get divided. This does not usually include inheritance or gifts given to you separately, or increased values on property you owned prior to the marriage.
So essentially you share in what you acquire during the relationship. One of you may earn a higher amount of money, but it usually takes non-monetary contributions from your partner to succeed.
Personally, besides the obvious enjoyment of a companion, longer life seems like a pretty decent side affect.March 10, 2009 at 3:58 pm #659000March 10, 2009 at 6:03 pm #659001
I just asked a question and you all get mad and have to shout.Mmmmmmmm…
Prenup? what girl in her right mind–unless she makes way more—and has a lot more to risk which is very rare–would want to sign one. I find that laughable.March 10, 2009 at 6:14 pm #659002
that is quite easily the most sexist thing I have ever read on this forum.
I have crap – of course I would sign a pre-nup if the BF and I ever tied the knot- why wouldn’t I? It’s not my stuff and I have no right to it. Anyone who goes into marriage thinking it’s about what you can get or what you stand to lose is bound for failure.March 10, 2009 at 6:54 pm #659003
The most sexist thing Oh brother. Women have more rights than men do when it comes to marriage that’s all. That’s the truth, so it isn’t sexist at all. Until the laws change, then the ? will always be what’s in it for a guy to get married? Just ask singer Paul McCartney that one.
I don’t have to worry because I have no money so there you go..March 10, 2009 at 7:02 pm #659004
it’s not that women have more rights than men – it’s community property. you split all property 50/50 in the event of a divorce. you assuming that it is only the men that would ever have anything to lose to a woman in the event of a divorce is what’s sexist. guess what? it’s 2009, and women have jobs and own houses! shocking!March 10, 2009 at 7:29 pm #659005
“Prenup? what girl in her right mind–unless she makes way more—and has a lot more to risk which is very rare–would want to sign one. I find that laughable.”
What’s laughable is that you assume the vast majority of men make more money than women. You of all people, claiming you have no money, should know that isn’t the case. I, also, can attest to this as I’m the secondary money maker in our family.
Dude, are you getting all your info from the tabloid news – citing Paul McCartney as somehow relevant to this issue? Maybe cut down on the tv watchin’ and join the rest of us here in reality.March 10, 2009 at 8:07 pm #659006
I don’t want to beat a dead horse, here, Jiggers, as you’ve already been made aware that women WILL sign a pre-nup.
I just wanted to agree with those sentiments the other women have shared. In fact, my fiance and I have already discussed, at great length, The prospect of a contract.
We have entertained the possibility of not only contractually agreeing on financial issues, but also the issue of divorce. This topic came up after a couple very close to us divorced after 32 years of marriage (for no legitimate reason – except one person just wanted out).
A pre-nup can be (and include) whatever you want it to (look at Cathrine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas) . I think it is wise to discuss every imaginable issue possible and know where each other stand.
Of course, being that my fiance is a contracts attorney, not much goes on in my life without a contract being involved. :)March 10, 2009 at 8:33 pm #659007
thanks for that NR, and everyone else. Having been married AND divorced in this state, I can attest to the woman not coming out ahead. Yes, he had to pay child support (but wrote things like “another pound of flesh” on the checks, which the kid saw), but altho we had joint custody of our daughter, the burden of raising her fell on me. He simply abdicated as a father, never even had her for a weekend. It was damned difficult. She and I are much closer for it, and he lost out on watching a lovely young woman grow up.
So, Jiggers, as everyone else has said, grow up, get your head out of the sand. If you haven’t been there, you have no idea what the reality is.
I wish this wonderful couple the best of everything…and I think it’s wonderful that they found each other. They both sound like special people. I hope they have many years of wedded bliss :)March 10, 2009 at 10:56 pm #659008
Is it me or are we getting away from the initial reason for the post?Major kudos to Dinah – Admiral Theater and congrats to this couple. I’m so excited for them I would attend but have a prior engagement.
to those that have switched to the topic of marriage. When you enter into a marriage what you should hope to get (for both parties) is many years of love, happiness and understanding and if it doesn’t work out, lick your wounds, move on with the good memories and find another person to start making good memories with. Life is to short to battle over who gets what. Goodness and to think I have to share this planet with people who are so selfish.March 11, 2009 at 4:51 am #659009
I agree with Lex. This post started out about a couple who are getting married at our nice historic local cinema. Let’s not let Jiggers get the attention that this couple and the Admiral deserves!March 11, 2009 at 7:49 am #659010
One of the cool things about this forum is that threads, or topics, will digress into other, interesting discussions.
I agree, kudos and congratulations are definitely in order for the happy couple. I don’t believe Jiggers, or anyone else who participated, was looking to take “attention” away from the couple to be married.
That being said, I find it important to say that I never attempted to tell Jiggers to “grow up” or “get his head out of the sand”. I explained my thoughts on the question he presented.
BTW, I think questions are still welcome (allowed) here.March 11, 2009 at 8:15 am #659011
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