For many years, the Ironman Film Festival was held in Long Beach, California. As a part of this annual event, Ironman fans were invited to watch the events of their favorite Ironman film on the big screen. The film festival, which was hosted by the University of Southern California was a great opportunity for participants to meet and greet their favorite Ironman athletes, coaches, event hosts, and even the actors. For some, this would be their first chance at an actual Ironman race.
In the early days of the film festival, participants were allowed to watch the films of the athletes, coaches, event hosts, and even the actors in full view of the crowd. The movie screenings were open to the public and everyone got to get a chance to enjoy the festivities. Since the event was open to the public, everyone was able to come and see if they might be interested in taking part in the race or not.
As the Ironman Film Festival became a well-known event, more celebrities were asked to take part in it. One such notable actor, who took part in the Ironman race in 2020 was Mark Wahlberg. Wahlberg, who is a huge fan of the sport, was asked to take part in the race as a way of promoting his upcoming film, The Fighter, which would feature in-race competitions.
It wasn’t long after the event that Ironman Films started running a series of short films. These movies allowed participants to learn more about the event and get to know some of the different participants and competitors. After watching some of the shorts, people would then be allowed to watch the entire Ironman film series. This was an awesome opportunity for the public to come and watch a movie like this at their own leisure.
The Ironman Film Festival is still going strong today and has been holding a similar movie night in Long Beach for several years now. This year, the movie night was hosted in a different location from last year’s one. This year’s location was held in the Santa Monica Pier where guests would have a great time watching the races on the waterfront and watching the races in slow motion while listening to music on the speakers. Other events like trivia games and trivia competitions would be taking place as well.
The film nights are fun ways to get to know some of the other participants in the event and enjoy some of the movies that the athletes and coaches have released. They can also get to hear the interviews and hear some behind the scenes stories that they might not be aware of. If they didn’t make it to the race. While watching the Ironman movies, it is definitely a unique way to celebrate this well-known sport and get an inside look at how it all works.