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Arts and Entertainment

Sex and the City 21+ Screening Party at ArcLight Sherman Oaks

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Four years after the last episode of HBO's Sex and the City, the new moviefelt like a long time coming for its many fans. So it was understandable that at the 21+ screening party in the ArcLight Sherman Oaks, the legions of women who showed up to celebrate the film were dressed to the nines. They sported flirty frocks and their best party heels in homage to The Girls: Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha. It was the ultimate girls' night out.

At this particular ArcLight 21+ screening party (one of several at the Hollywood and Sherman Oaks locations for the movie's opening weekend), SATC ticket buyers enjoyed passed hors d'oeuvres and drinks at a cocktail party in the Arclight lounge before the 10:30pm movie as well as a swag-ish white plastic fedora and colorful martini glass (sponsored by Skyy Vodka) -- all for $60.

Not surprisingly there were mostly women at this shindig. About six men were spotted. And when they walked in, all the girls' eyes were on them until one of the guys said, as he walked to a booth, "Where are all the gay men?"

When the cocktail party ended and the women (and men) were ushered into the theater, you could feel the excitement. The special giveaway of Skyy Vodka/Sex and the City merchandise -- pink cloth fedoras and "I Heart NY" t-shirts -- before the movie served to rile up the girls more. Everyone was woo-wooing and hollering.

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And during the movie itself, with reactions in unison, it felt like watching a Sex and the City marathon with a bunch of girlfriends. We giggled, we swooned, we cried, and we cheered.

ArcLight Sherman Oaks
15301 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, California 91403 (map)
(818) 501-5121