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ABC Planning LOST In-Cinema Event 3 Days Before Finale??

I am – Hercules ABC/Disney appears to be organizing a live in-cinema event aimed at hard-core “Lost” fans. Michigan’s Celebration Cinemas chain has this on its website:
Description: Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof, the creators of LOST, will have an in-depth live discussion about the show's creation, its six years on the air, and its finale on May 23, 2010. The TimesTalks Participants include Award winning Carlton Cuse, who currently executive produces LOST, along with Damon Lindelof, the co-creator and executive producer for the LOST series. The discussion will be interspersed with video clips from past shows as well as a one-minute sneak peak from the finale. The discussion will be followed by a 30-40 minute Q&A with questions taken from the live crowd at the NYT Center, pre-submitted fan questions and questions texted from guests on event night. Guests will be offered the opportunity to text in a question.
Looks like this is happening May 20, three days before the finale airs. I assume it won’t be limited to Michigan cinemas. In other "Lost" news, the two-hour finale now has a title: "The End."
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  • March 25, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST


    by DamnMichaelBay


  • March 25, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    3 Day Internet Blackout then?

    by John-Locke

    That sucks, I'm not having it spoiled for me, not going to take any chances.

  • March 25, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Serves me right for not reading properly

    by John-Locke

    I read it as they were showing the Finale in full 3 days early in Cinemas. Doh!

  • March 25, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Is that Capt. Kirk cologne?

    by SithMenace


  • March 25, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST


    by nofate

    With The End. Ha Ha Ha<br> <br> Ok, I'm sorry that was horrible. I'm bored at work.

  • March 25, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST

    A Big Fucking Spaceship!!

    by Kenny_Fucking_Powers

    Thats it man!! It's gotta be -

  • March 25, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    It ends with...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    Bob waking up next to Suzanne Pleshette; and the island was all just a dream he had. It turns out every time Hurley said, "Dude" he really meant, "Hi, Bob."

  • March 25, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST

    In other news

    by david19

    lostboytexass shocks the world by shutting the fuck up when Elvis Prestley, previously thought dead, shows up at his door and demands a blow job. It could happen.

  • March 25, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST


    by dsback

    now showing the finale in theaters 3 days early would be an interesting move.

  • March 25, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    They nailed it with the episode title

    by jimbojones123

    Haters can suck it because "The End" really would be a good fit for the last episode.

  • March 25, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Great to have a new talkback.

    by jimbojones123

    The other one was loading too slow on my phone.

  • March 25, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Sold Out - The event, not the show

    by littleskippy

    Just checked the Times Talk website - its the only event listed that's sold out.

  • March 25, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    SithMenace, gotta get some "T"

    by jimbojones123

    Chicks dig!

  • March 25, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Alternate title for the finale:

    by daggor

    "A two-hour Vincent flashback."

  • March 25, 2010, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Why are they doing this BEFORE the finale?

    by GunterMonkey

    Wouldn't it make more sense to have a discussion after the event? They could explain a lot more that way...

  • March 25, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST

    But they aren't going to talk after the show.

    by Jaka


  • March 25, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Alternative Title

    by Huckshine_Saints

    I'd rather see "Found"

  • March 25, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Aaaaaaand....I'll Be There

    by Crow3711


  • March 25, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST


    by Scrotie_McBoogerballs

    How does everyone else get to see this?

  • March 25, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST


    by Mazzer

    Another opportunity for Darlton to make fun of the questions, tease the audience, and give vague, cryptic answers that don't really tell you anything. I don't blame them for not spoiling the secrets, but this is almost certainly just a marketing exercise and won't be worth the effort of attending.

  • March 25, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Had to interject only to say...

    by DK1138

    Scrotie Mc Boogerballs wins the prize for most current funny topical name

  • March 25, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    I was hoping the finale would be called "Deluge"...

    by Johnny Smith

    ...or something along those lines. Ah well.

  • March 25, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Thanks DK1138

    by Scrotie_McBoogerballs

    can't believe I got it first

  • March 25, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST

    I was hoping the last episode would be titled

    by durhay


  • March 25, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Anyone else agree this has the best.....

    by Han Cholo

    writing for a TV show ever? Seriously, the way stuff plays out and the intricacies of the plot is very impressive.

  • March 25, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Sopranos is best ever

    by Scrotie_McBoogerballs

    I would say LOST is best network TV

  • March 25, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    What will I do with my life...

    by Peppino_Squeezebox

    when LOST ends? I agree, best network TV. Every time my mom catches an episode she seriously questions the kind and quantity of drugs the writers use.

  • March 25, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Better Writing

    by _Maltheus_

    <p>With regard to "the way stuff plays out and the intricacies of the plot," nothing has ever come close to Babylon 5 (storywise, not dialog). At no point do you question if they're winging it.</p> <p>As for overall writing, I might give it to The Wire. The Sopranos went downhill fast after the second season. Carnivale, Deadwood and Rome easily trump it IMO. I love Lost and it's production values, but the characters are far too unrealistic for me to think of it as the best writing.</p>

  • March 25, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Problem with the title "Found"


    The problem with going with the title "Found" is that they already have an episode called "...and Found".

  • March 25, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Was expecting a different finale title...

    by Booster Gold Lives

    "What Kind of Day Has It Been?"

  • March 25, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST'll likely be on the box set for the series

    by Bouncy X

    of course i wouldn't put it past them to only include it on the bonus disc thats only available in the complete series collection. oh and i wouldnt be surprised if its a edited version thats much shorter as well.

  • March 25, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    i just started watching six feet under..

    by mrgreentheplant

    holy shit the season 3 premiere broke my brain. reminded me of the best episodes of lost.

  • March 25, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    a better LOST series finale title:

    by mrgreentheplant

    It's a Good Life

  • March 25, 2010, 6:40 p.m. CST

    better finale title...

    by Titus05

    "So Long Brutha"

  • March 25, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST

    I think Jacob is Q

    by Smashing

    And he is playing with the Trek crews.

  • March 25, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST


    by batman713

    the title of the finale with out even giving a warning beforehand herc you fucking asshole.

  • March 25, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    The End?

    by yubnubrocks

    I still think the whole show is about someone with multiple personality disorder, stuck in a mental institution.

  • March 25, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Just remember, in The End...

    by ckane123

    The love you take is equal to the love you make.

  • March 25, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    The End......Or does really mean The End?

    by SisterSpooky

    In the world of TV/Movies/Media I've come to know this word as: It'll come back in one form or another, or another incarnation, etc. Nice to know that this Series does know when to End. A little thought, that no doubt it'll reincarnate into so many spin-off's in the Lost World. Is it the End? Or is it the Beginning of more Spin-off's? Only the Powers that be know that.

  • March 25, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    by Itchy

  • March 25, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    I was hoping the finale title would be

    by Itchy

    "The Day Kate finally gets nude and chows down on Claire while reincarnated Alex comes back from the dead and does her with a strap on, Part 1."

  • March 25, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST

    better title would have been...

    by ocelittle

    It Only Ends Once.

  • March 25, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST


    by JonJonB

    yeah, no point even watching now, is there? that shit is RUINED

  • March 25, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Maybe they're going to kneel down and apologize to fans

    by DarthBakpao

    and admit they're basically just making it up as it goes... there's no real coherent story

  • March 25, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST


    by Johnny Smith

    Or even better..."Progress", alluding not just to Jacob's line, but the book by John Bunyan.

  • March 25, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    The book, of course, being "Pilgrim's Progress".

    by Johnny Smith

    Posting during Supernatural results in crappy posts.

  • March 25, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Where the fuck is Desmond

    by akkosa

    you know its going to end with him pushing the damn buttons.

  • March 25, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    I'd laugh if they killed everybody & destroyed the planet

    by G100

    in the finale just for shits and giggles<p> <p>truly.. The End<p> <p>meh. it avoids pages of interpreting and they didn't put a question mark on it like "The End ?" though that would have been amusing just to see the response.

  • March 25, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    the smell of Shatner!

    by G100

    probably not as enticing a cologne name as Tiberius

  • March 25, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    If you thought BSG and Sopranos fans lost their shit...

    by Skraggo

    ...wait until you get a load of the wailing, and gnashing of teeth, and rending of clothes from the "Lost" fans when this inevitable disappointment of a finale lands square in their shiny, happy, upturned faces like a viscous dollop of bird shit.

  • March 25, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST

    I like Itchy's title

    by SithMenace

    But they all have to be barefoot too.

  • March 25, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST

    The End...

    by pantera777

    ...will be Jack and Sayid on the island, taking Jacob ann MIB's places.

  • March 25, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    poor Jaka....

    by jay2517

    u gonna LEAVE this talkback when people start calling u out. just wondering honey....(((((JAKA)))))...

  • March 25, 2010, 11:57 p.m. CST

    The theory on the ending...

    by AshokForgiven

    MiB was one of Ramona V. Flowers' ex's. Scott Pilgrim arrives at the island and kills fake Locke. <br><br> The End.

  • March 26, 2010, 12:39 a.m. CST

    It will end with Judgment Day since all humans are naturally cor

    by DarthBakpao

    MIB will break free, everybody dies, the world will end.... it will not be a happy ending

  • March 26, 2010, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Finally something in Michigan!

    by PoorOLtinTin

    Nothing ever happens here.

  • March 26, 2010, 12:58 a.m. CST

    how it will end for sure...

    by DarthBakpao

    it will end with a collective screamings from fans yelling "FUUUUUUUUUUUUCKKKKK!!!"

  • Sudden cut to 30 seconds of black and silence and people across the country swear at their cable company for going out right then.

  • March 26, 2010, 3:56 a.m. CST

    The island will turn out to be where bad TV spin-offs come from.

    by Flip63Hole

    And the rest of your answers will come next year in the form of five new shows with all your favorite Losties!

  • March 26, 2010, 4:04 a.m. CST

    Will there be an official "tell all" book?

    by Richard_Christys_Unwashed_Taint

    "I'd buy that for a dollar!" no, seriously. Are there any plans?

  • March 26, 2010, 4:05 a.m. CST

    They said a long time ago...

    by DarthCorleone would have a happy but bittersweet ending. I don't see the destruction of the world as fitting the bill.

  • March 26, 2010, 5:41 a.m. CST


    by Bodacious_Crumb

    Nestor Carbonell does not win an Emmy for his performance this past week, I will never have faith in the system again.

  • March 26, 2010, 6 a.m. CST


    by snowpuff

    Remember these dudes are fans of The Stand. It will probably end up with Sawyer as MIB and Jack as Jacob. Sawyer will say how much he wants to kill Jack. Jack will say "I'll be right here."<br> <br> ZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz.....

  • March 26, 2010, 6:03 a.m. CST

    Premature to declare anything "best"

    by The McPoyle Clan

    if that's even possible. There are still 7+2 hours left. Lots can happen in that time, for better or worse.

  • March 26, 2010, 6:05 a.m. CST

    The blond kid with bloodied hands...

    by DarthBakpao

    is clearly young Jacob. The blood on his hands was prob'ly when he cradled his dying mother, someone else killed her. Prob'ly MIB's crazy mother. Or it could be that they are siblings. Their mother went insane, killed their father and committed double suicide. The brothers went home to find their dead parents, with two stones at their side, one black the other white. They carried the bodies into a cave, along with the two different colored stones...

  • March 26, 2010, 6:12 a.m. CST

    i didn't find Ab Aeterno much of a revelation at all...

    by DarthBakpao

    maybe because many of the revelations have been speculated correctly by fans. It took the writers too long and too late in the game to reveal Richard's past to viewers. It should have been done on season 5 ago. I have no doubt some of us will make correct speculations on the final mystery of Lost, a few episodes towards THE END.

  • March 26, 2010, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Jack wakes up and it was all a dream ...

    by thefakefatshady

    .. and you've all been screwed for the last 6 years

  • March 26, 2010, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Would rather watch at home...

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    ...where I can tell people to shut the fuck up without fear of getting stabbed with a meat thermometer.<p>

  • March 26, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST

    wet walt

    by Tattooedjedi

    remember back a few seasons ago when they showed walt all wet and talking backwards? maybe he was wet because he was on the island underwater after it had been sunk - protecting it. maybe walt will replace Jacob and Aaron (the son now with a crazy mother - just like MIB) will replace MIB.

  • March 26, 2010, 8:05 a.m. CST

    I suspect...

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach was Mr. Boullard, in the Theater, with the Meat Thermometer.<p>

  • March 26, 2010, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Are you all wet?

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    Is your Walt all wet?<p>Just kidding Tattoedjedi, we still might find out about that whole wet Walt business...Lindelof at the Paley Festival had one final word to say about the rest of the final season of Lost.&thinsp;&zwj;&zwj;&zwj;<br><p>"Water."

  • March 26, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Cant wait for it to end coz its awful.

    by awesomebri

    Lost used be my favourite show, it was really brilliant, but it is so weak these days. I've come this far so i have to see it through but its been a pain to watch the last two seasons.

  • March 26, 2010, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Darlton in CANADA!

    by auteur17

    The in-cinema event will also be happening on screens north of the border for all you canucks. Check it out at

  • March 26, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST


    by tatoosh

    That's a better name for a cologne than Tiberius.

  • March 26, 2010, 8:49 a.m. CST

    "a one-minute sneak peak from the finale"

    by Trazadone

    Wow, how generaous. In other words, they'll show the commercial for the finale. This is hardly a draw. How about showing the first hour of the finale?

  • March 26, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Wish the finale was just still called...

    by DanielKurland

    "What They Died For", parts 2 and 3.

  • March 26, 2010, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Imagine if people made a wrong turn on the way and...

    by Royston Lodge


  • March 26, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    tatoosh: You just make chocolate milk come out my nose.

    by Royston Lodge

    I tip my hat to you.

  • March 26, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    All of my Lost viewings are in-cinema events

    by solanine

    Sucks to be people not watching this at the Drafthouse.

  • March 26, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Has Darlton ever said

    by SithMenace

    if the psychic was for real or not? Because he told Claire that Aaron must be raised by her or there will be trouble, and now Aaron was raised by Kate for three years and has a crazy mother who probably shouldn't raise him. Depending on whether or not that was a red herring, that should have huge implications for the finale.

  • March 26, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST


    by Marbles12078

    On all LOST boards, they hide the episode names, as some people don't want to see them, for they are spoiler-y, and here it is, dick in the wind! Anyhow, a few weeks ago, Darlton announced they were doing a live Q&A in NYC at NY Times City Stage on that date. It sold out damn quick. The description makes reference to that, so I think this might be a simulcast of that event across the country, based on the demand.

  • March 26, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST


    by daveyf

    In one of Eko's flashback he goes to see the pyschic whose daughter had drown and been miraculously brought back to life and the psychic tells Mr. Eko that he's a fake.

  • March 26, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    The Sopranos COULD'VE been the best ever if they didn't

    by Coughlins Laws

    draw it out for 2 and a half seasons after it should've ended. The first 3 seasons could be called the best TV show ever. Parts of 4 and 5 were great, but they had a LOT of filler. Season 6 (or 6a), was just awful and all 12 episodes could've been condensed into 3 or 4. The second half of Season 7 (or 6b), was pretty good with two great episodes. However, the unsatisfying ending (for most people) and the lack of consistent quality the last 3 seasons really hurt The Sopranos status in my book...

  • March 26, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    SithMenace: I'd say there HAS been trouble.

    by Royston Lodge

    Seems like the psychic had it right.

  • March 26, 2010, 1:03 p.m. CST

    As far as Six Feet Under, that really was a great show

    by Coughlins Laws

    that didn't stay around long enough to get stale. I really related to the character of Nate and although it wasn't always top notch, I could always find something in the show to root for or against. As far as the Season 3 Opener, I think it was called Prefect Circles,or something like that, it really blew my mind. I really thought that Nate was dead from that point on and he'd become a character like his father...

  • March 26, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Coughlin's, Re: Season Six Sopranos

    by Stabby

    That episode where Tony and Carmella spend the weekend at Bobby and Janice's place in the mountains is among the best of the series and one of the funniest.

  • March 26, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Tony with the Monopoly houses stuck to his head

    by Stabby


  • March 26, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST


    by Johnny Smith

    I hope the buttons turn out to be notes from "All Along the Watchtower".

  • March 26, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Itchy for the win!

    by Jaka

    Much better title for sure.

  • March 26, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST


    by Jaka

    Dude, you're such an ignorant fuck. lol You even stole my hugs, like it somehow doesn't make you look like the completely unimaginative dipshit that you are. You're now following me around? WTF, dude? lol You're the absolute lowest form or troll, because you have no clue that that's the case. Seriously, dude, how fucking special are you? I thought about calling you Jay Gump, but that would be an insult to Forrest's brilliance. There is not point in coming back to the Lost talkbacks because you people are so full of your own bullshit that nothing else makes sense to you. I could come back there and insult you, rosasnarks, mcdick and the rest of the broken record crew all damn day. Sure, it would even be fun. Thankfully, I have a life.

  • March 26, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    batman713, the episode title is a spoiler?

    by MattmanReturns

    Here's another spoiler for you... the next Iron Man movie is called "Iron Man 2."

  • March 26, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    With so many unemployed in Michigan...

    by Pizza The Hut

    ...I wonder if anyone can afford to go see it.

  • March 26, 2010, 4:02 p.m. CST

    EW Doc Jensen's "'Buffy' meets 'Lost'

    by buffywrestling

    and more thoughts about "Ab Aeterno" mini-review <p> <p> People called me crazy. Where are you now, huh? Where?? [Seriously, speaking of crazy, did we lose Media Messiah forever?]

  • March 26, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    How about showing the finale in theaters?

    by finky089

    I'd buy that for a dollar! (or twelve)

  • March 26, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST

    You can have X-Box parties at theatres in my home town.

    by Royston Lodge

    A little off-topic, I'll grant you, but still a cool idea.

  • March 26, 2010, 6:13 p.m. CST

    I used to watch Lost on the projector,

    by strosmer

    but decided all TV shows, even the more cinematic ones, are a waste of bulb life. Only movies and video games are projector-worthy.<p>Royston Lodge, have you been to one of those theater X-Box parties? It does sound like a cool idea.

  • March 26, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Lost is a Video Game because it has multiple endings

    by Hagioscope

  • March 26, 2010, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Lost is a study in absurdism


    It takes the key elements of absurdism and applies them to a narrative formed around a commercial agenda. Each of the key traits attributed to the main characters can be traced back to the absurdist core 'rules' and even major terms used in the show (especially the concept ot 'The Candidate') are also major terms which surface in the absurdist belief structure. It amazes me that more people don't pick up on this.

  • March 26, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    (overheard a homeless man say this)

    by gotilk

    " ever find yourself stopping and thinking to yourself.. wow.. I haven't had sex in years!! and then you're thinkin'.. why didn't I remember to do that? Like..Last I remember, it was great. But nope... not a thing for years. Ever have that happen?" and the guy sitting next to him didn't laugh, answer or blink. THAT guy.. THAT guy with either the most developed, wry sense of humor in history or a serious mental illness needs a free ticket to the Lost theater experience. Same guy that told me once he sold high end stereos for a living for a company called Magnolia. Then started asking me how long it'd been since I'd seen ____ (people I do not know). Over and over. Wealth is wasted on the boring.

  • March 26, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    and if you think that's random

    by gotilk

    dig a little in my back yard.

  • March 26, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    john locke

    by alex138

    better get a fitting sendoff. the got got nothing out of life but shit deal after shit deal only to end up getting murdered. he deserves better!

  • March 26, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Lost Opening credits - Buffy style

    by buffywrestling

  • March 26, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST

    (((((JAKA)))))... u serious this time??? ur REALLY leaving the L

    by jay2517

    so im following him around?? this is a Lost related tb u dumfuk. i like Lost so u can put 2 and 2 together right? and he says im "special" lol. way to use those awesome common sense skills u have there honeybunny. as expected he cries and runs off. im NEVER coming back to these stupid Lost talkbacks EVER AGAIN!!! WWWWWAAAAAHHHHHH MOMMMMYYY!!!! God, if only he would actually follow through with his crying lol...

  • March 27, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    This just in (Lost titles)

    by KoolerThanJesus

    If episode titles "spoil" an episode for you then kill yourself now or grow some balls. 6.10 - The Package (Sun/Jin) 6.11 - Happily Ever After (Desmond) 6.12 - Everybody Loves Hugo (Hurley) 6.13 - The Last Recruit (multi centric) 6.14 - The Candidate (probably Jack) 6.15 - Across the Sea (Jacob/MIB Centric) 6.16 - What they died for 6.17/18 - The End

  • March 27, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    stabby, there were a couple of good episodes, but as

    by Coughlins Laws

    a whole, do you really think that the 21 episodes that made up 6a and 6b measure up to the rest of the series? They were almost all filler episodes. If it was all condensed into one normally compact 13 episode season, it probably would've been great. Make Tony almost dying in hospital could've been 2 episodes instead of 4, the Vito/gay thing could've been going on and handled in half the time. Christopher dying in the one of the last episodes still could've happened. Did we really need to see Paulie's soap opera shit? Or about Tony's father's old girlfriend? It was alot of ridiculousness mixed in with the good...

  • March 28, 2010, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Will be in Jersey

    by WinterGhost

    I work at a theater in central NJ and we are having this also. It is a Fathom event, so any theaters that show the MET operas or have UFC/boxing and other misc satellite events will have it.

  • March 30, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Tickets on sale in Michigan

    by zacdilone

    Just bought 2.