The story idea was conceived 30 years ago, the original release date was delayed, but Monday night’s special screening of “Phone Booth” went off without a hitch.
An unseasonable sprinkling of snow also did nothing to dampen the ardor of fans — perhaps sensing Farrellmones — who gathered outside of the theater.
Afterwards, celebrants toasted the pic at the Park, a nearby restaurant.
“The tension in the film is because we can’t believe we’re going to make it,” said helmer Joel Schumacher about the 12-day shoot.
“There was no waiting around and no time for over-contemplation,” observed star Colin Farrell.
Farrell didn’t have time to over-contemplate his career trajectory either. “I’m much too busy living in the present to worry about how the past puts me in a position now,” he said.
Partygoers included co-star Katie Holmes, scribe Larry Cohen and Fox 2000 topper Elizabeth Gabler, who came with husband (and CAA co-chair) Lee. Others in attendance: Ahmet Ertegun, Shea Wingham, Zach Braff, Sam Rockwell and writer Michael Cunningham.