An inside look at the offbeat sport of ping pong, the new documentary TOP SPIN turns one of America’s favorite pastimes on its head and reveals a coming-of-age story where success and failure come down to mere millimeters.
Laemmle Theatres and First Run Features are planning special events for our TOP SPIN screenings, including:
– Raffle to Win an Olympic Quality Ping Pong Table!
– Live Ping Pong Exhibitions by Elite Players
– Lots of Q&A’s
Everyone who attends ANY screening of TOP SPIN at Laemmle will be given a FREE RAFFLE TICKET to win a top-of-the-line JOOLA Ping Pong Table! This is a tournament-tested refurbished Olympic-quality table that has been used by the pros. JOOLA lists this item at approx. $1400. We will have a sample table at the Playhouse from August 19 to 23.
JOOLA 3000SC Table Tennis Table, the Official Table of USATT. The JOOLA 3000SC is an ITTF approved high quality centerfold table. It has four heavy-duty durable wheels serving the undercarriage, which is made of powder-coated metal and contains a 50 mm metal frame under its Olympic-quality 22 mm fast playing surface. The 3000SC also boasts adjustable, solid rubber levelers underneath each corner leg and includes a professional quality WM net.
JOOLA will ship the table directly to the winner anywhere in the continental United States.
Runner up prizes:
Joola Hit Set Table Tennis Set: Four JOOLA Hit rackets with eight balls.
Joola Falcon Set: High end recreational racket with a protective racket case.
For official Raffle Rules, click here.
PING PONG EXHIBITONS
Elite ping-pong players will be at the Playhouse 7 for Q&A’s and LIVE PING PONG EXHIBITIONS at select Top Spin screenings:
Fri. 8/21: 6:30pm – 7:00pm and 9:15pm to 9:30PM* (at the Paseo next to the box office)
Sat. 8/22: 6:30pm – 7:00pm and 9:15pm to 9:30PM* (at the Paseo next to the box office)
Sun. 8/23 – 6:30pm – 7:00pm and 9:15pm to 9:30PM* (location TBD)
* Before and after the 7:30pm screening of Top Spin
Players include 2012 Teenage Olympian ERICA WU and U.S. National Team member, GRANT LI, as well as professionals KIM GILBERT and ADAM BOBROW.
Playhouse 7 Q&A’s:
Wed 8/19: Filmmakers Mina T. Son & Sara Newens + Teenage Olympian Erica Wu in Person
Fri 8/21: Filmmakers Mina T. Son & Sara Newens + Teenage Olympian Erica Wu in Person
Sat 8/22: Filmmaker Mina T. Son & Teenage Olympian Erica Wu in Person
Sun 8/23: Filmmaker Mina T. Son & Teenage Olympian Erica Wu in Person
Mon 8/24 (NOHO 7) : Filmmaker Mina T. Son in Person
Tues 8/25 (ROYAL): Filmmaker Mina T. Son in Person
Wed 8/26 (CLAREMONT 5): Filmmaker Mina T. Son in Person