Thursday, February 5, 2009
Breaking News: Some PI Clubs to Reopen For Private Parties
GREAT NEWS! I have spoken to my Disney catering rep this afternoon and can now confirm that some of the closed clubs are available for renting. First the bad news: Our two favorite clubs, Mannequins and 8TRAX, are not available for rental. There is no reason given. The good news is that Motion and Soundstage* are available for rent, as is the Adventurers Club! *- the contract with Black Entertainment Television expired and BET Soundstage is now simply Soundstage.
More bad news though. The prices they are quoting are extremely expensive. I will be doing the math but they charge a venue fee, a really expensive DJ fee and then a minimum on food and beverages. I can tell you that the breakeven point if every ticket was sold to reach capacity would be around $35 per person. I think Mannequins fans would pay that just to get one more night to revolve on the dance floor but I don't think that many people would pay that to spend another night in Motion or Soundstage. But give me some time to do that math and logistics and we'll see if this can be done.
No word yet on any clubs actually reopening which was the main part of the previously published rumor. But that rumor came with a 1 year time line so anything is possible. BUT WE SHOULD ALL CELEBRATE ANYWAY.......SOME PI CLUBS ARE REOPENING for private events. This is a great first step. Stay tuned!