“Last Trip to Barsoom” night at El Capitan in Hollywood was everything members of the Facebook John Carter Sequel Group were hoping it would be — and more–a heartfelt bon voyage to John Carter and a chance for fans to share a last theatrical viewing at Disney’s flagship theater. Helped by tweets from Andrew Stanton and Michael Giacchino, the evening was further boosted when Daryl Sabara, who plays Edgar Rice Burroughs in the movie, decided to come and enjoy the film with fans. And — to keep the ERB theme going — Jim Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and senior ERB Inc officials also joined the event and hung out with Sabara and fans afterwards. Also in the mix were Evelyn Dubuc — the now highly fan-loved “Council Member Number 4” — and Erik Jessen, one of the film’s editors and a member of the Facebook group.
Special thanks to group members Rebecca Baeder Garland for her banner and ticketing support, Jan Austin for flyers; Jack Scanlan for publicity; Daria Brooks for coming up with the idea in the first place, and a big shout-out to James Woods and the management of El Capitan for the raffle prizes that included five VERY much appreciated posters signed but he cast and crew of John Carter. But really — just a big thanks to everybody who turned out (official count 192, for the record) — an amazing and one of a kind closing night event.
Here are photos — tomorrow we’ll have our video from the event: