Expelled gone missing from Santa Clara

Expelled has gone missing in Santa Clara

After all the religious spin put onto the ejection of PZ Myers while allowing Richard Dawkins into last night’s showing of “Expelled”, I decided that I wanted to see for myself just how easy it was to get an invite to the movie.

There seems to be some controversy about tickets - with one side saying that Dr. Myers didn’t have a ticket and was acting the bully, and the other side saying that tickets weren’t required, that a simple sign up was all that was required.

So I went over to the Expelled RSVP site, and signed up. BAM! I got an instant return email saying that I was golden, with a seat reserved for me. I could now attend the Santa Clara event next week Friday merely by checking my ID against a list at the door.

Simple as that, just sign up, just as PZ explained

I told my friends about this, and started thinking… there’s really no way to tell that I’m not just some average guy, and not the co-founder of an Atheist / Skeptic organization. I put “none” both in the organization and the title blocks of the registration.

My friend Richard, co-founder of CVAAS, went that extra mile and registered under our organization’s name.

But it was all for naught, I’m afraid. I’ve just received an email notifying me that the Santa Clara showing of “Expelled” has been canceled “due to technical issues”. A quick peek at the Expelled RSVP site shows that Santa Clara has been removed from the list of screenings.

Ah well, I really didn’t want to drive to the San Jose area, three hours away through bad traffic to see a movie which has been described by those I trust as ‘deceitful’ at best, and ‘boring’ at worst. Now I have an excuse to not go. I guess I’ll wait for it to come out on DVD, then dig it out of the Wal-mart bargain bin. It should be there right next to “Battlefield Earth”.

As Wesley Elsberry has shown, anyone can get invited and will receive a confirmation email

Dear Wesley Elsberry,

This is a confirmation of your RSVP for the free “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” movie screening. Venue information is below.

[…]

Number of seats reserved: 1

YOUR NAME WILL BE ON A LIST AT THE DOOR. NO TICKET IS NEEDED. IDs WILL BE CHECKED.

NO BAGS, CELL PHONES OR RECORDING DEVICES WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE THEATER. PLEASE LEAVE THEM IN YOUR CAR.

More information about “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” can be found at http://expelledthemovie.com; http://g\ etexpelled.com

Sincerely, Motive Entertainement

If you need to cancel or make an important change to an existing RSVP, please email jessica@motivemarketing.biz. Be sure to reference the screening city, date, and time in your email.