That red thing on the right is the theater’s “exit” sign…
...sitting in the audience (that's the red 'exit' sign on the right)

This summer I attended a screening of Andy Warhol’s 8-hour film Empire at Anthology Film Archives, in NYC. I sat in the audience and took pictures and tweeted everything. Before all that disappears into the void, I thought I’d put all the tweets and pictures I took (click on twitpic links) here in chronological order, for posterity’s sake:

_MarkAllen‎: I’m at The Eagle with Gregory. So predictable. Should I get my boots cut or my hair shined? How about a neon thong from the boutique? INY!
Twitter - Jul 24, 2010 4:36:16 AM

_MarkAllen‎: What times is it? *gasp!* I’m missing a screening of Andy Warhol’s 8-hour EMPIRE at Anthology Film Archives!!! Aaauuugghh!!!! Nooooooooooo!!! INY!
Twitter - Jul 24, 2010 2:44:29 PM

_MarkAllen‎: Wow. My bender last night screwed up my important career meeting today AND made me almost miss the screening of an 8 hour still shot of the Empire St. Bldg. I was planning to secretly ditch the meeting with. To stupitidy! *clink*
Twitter - Jul 24, 2010 3:37:45 PM

_MarkAllen‎: I wonder of I can razzle-dazzle the venue people meeting I schedule-screwed today AND catch the tail end of Warhol’s EMPIRE? Only 6 hours left!!!!!
Twitter - Jul 24, 2010 3:51:41 PM

_MarkAllen‎: Rushing!!! Only 5 hours left!!!!!
Twitter - Jul 24, 2010 5:32:41 PM

_MarkAllen‎: Wait… hmm, let’s see if I can stop and pretend to be taking a pic of the NYPL on 42nd St. and actually snap a picture of this guy without a shirt on walking behind me…
Twitter - Jul 24, 2010 6:07:01 PM

_MarkAllen‎: I did it! INY!
Twitter - Jul 24, 2010 6:09:38 PM

_MarkAllen‎: I did it! I made it to the screening of Warhol’s EMPIRE at AFA!
Twitter - Jul 24, 2010 7:00:19 PM

_MarkAllen‎: Sure is quiet in this screening of Warhol’s EMPIRE. Good turn-out.
Twitter - Jul 24, 2010 7:03:31 PM

_MarkAllen‎: The girl shamelessly eating chips out of a crinkly bag at the back row of Warhol’s EMPIRE is my new hero. (film is silent)
Twitter - Jul 24, 2010 7:11:55 PM

_MarkAllen‎: Lots of cruising going on here!
Twitter - Jul 24, 2010 7:14:50 PM

_MarkAllen‎: It’s hot outside, but it’s “cool” in here. (haw haw)
Twitter - Jul 24, 2010 7:23:35 PM

_MarkAllen‎: Warhol’s EMPIRE amplifies everything about watching a film in a theater to 1,000,000.
Twitter - Jul 24, 2010 7:26:37 PM

_MarkAllen‎: I wonder if my live tweeting of Warhol’s EMPIRE is ruining anyone’s “moment??
Twitter - Jul 24, 2010 7:29:35 PM

_MarkAllen‎: I really only came in here to pee.
Twitter - Jul 24, 2010 7:31:26 PM

_MarkAllen‎: Screenings of Warhol’s EMPIRE should be on those “Top 10 NYC Public Bathrooms? lists.
Twitter - Jul 24, 2010 7:34:10 PM

_MarkAllen‎: There are some wonderful pick-pocketing opportunities here. Everyone’s asleep!
Twitter - Jul 24, 2010 7:35:15 PM

_MarkAllen‎: Warhol’s EMPIRE really predicts home DVD viewing, internet clips, “distraction? digital culture, etc., by light years.
Twitter - Jul 24, 2010 7:36:18 PM

_MarkAllen‎: Wonderful to experience this film after only reading about it in books as a kid.
Twitter - Jul 24, 2010 7:41:31 PM

_MarkAllen‎: Do I dare turn around and snap a picture of the audience watching Warhol’s EMPIRE as I walk out?
Twitter - Jul 24, 2010 7:43:24 PM

_MarkAllen‎: Didn’t turn out very good.
Twitter - Jul 24, 2010 7:46:58 PM

_MarkAllen‎: Warhol’s EMPIRE is a masterpiece. I think it’s the shortest film ever made!
Twitter - Jul 24, 2010 7:49:39 PM

_MarkAllen‎: When it comes to Warhol, I’m a tourist.
Twitter - Jul 24, 2010 7:50:33 PM