Thursday, April 25, 2013

College Track Pre-Release Screening Benefit of Monsters University (UPDATE)

UPDATE: After originally posting this article, I found 2 other Monsters University pre-screenings happening at Pixar.

The first is for the Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative (BAWSI), being held on June 1. BAWSI is a non-profit organization founded by Olympic and World Cup soccer players Brandi Chastain and Julie Foudy, plus former general manager of the San Jose CyberRays women's professional soccer team Marlene Bjornsrud, that brings together women athletes to help children in the bay area. This event includes a reception with food from Pixar's Café Luxo, a silent auction, self-guided tours of the studio and grounds, and the screening of Monsters University. Tickets are much more reasonable at $275 but there are less than 20 tickets left. Check out the announcement for more information!

The second benefit is for the JDRF on June 15. John and Nancy Lasseter have hosted a JDRF benefit for the past couple of years, and it has great significance for them as their son Sam has type 1 diabetes. It is a black-tie dinner party that includes dessert reception plus silent and live auctions. Tickets are only sold by the table with a minimum of 10 people to a table, although the event page states they may open it to individuals closer to the day of the event.

All of these are wonderful organizations, and it's great seeing Pixar supporting them.

Here is my original post:

Do you want to see Monsters University almost 2 weeks before its theatrical release? And get inside of Pixar Animation Studios? Well, this may be your chance! Pixar is hosting a pre-release screening benefit for College Track on Saturday, June 8. The event will include a cocktail party and dinner, behind-the-scenes tour of the studio and campus, and viewing of Monsters University in Pixar's amazing theater!

There are only a couple of these types of events every year at Pixar. I have written about the 2011 Cartoon Art Museum Benefit and the Up pre-screening benefit for Emery Ed in 2009. Tickets are expensive, starting at $1000 for individuals and go up to $50,000 for a group of 10, but it would be an unforgettable day!

For more information, check out the College Track website!


  1. Nice to read it but very sad because can not attend... :'(