Win Movie Tickets and Experience “Downsizing”

Have you ever wanted to shrink to the size of a mouse? Maybe when giving a speech to a larger audience? Don’t worry. It’s a very common feeling amongst speakers. The moment you get on stage your evolutionary heritage triggers one of two possible physiological reactions: fight or flight. Your heart rate accelerates, your breathing frequency goes up and maybe you feel the urge to run away or shrink to the size of a mouse, so you can quickly escape the situation. Don’t worry, there are a lot of ways to cope with this. Constant practice can be one of them.

Bamberg Toastmasters offers you the possibility to exercise your speaking skills and to gradually get used to the feeling that the audience’s attention is on you. With practice you can even learn to enjoy these situations. You don’t have to shrink. Just attend one of our Toastmasters meetings as a guest. The next one will be on Monday, February, 12th, at 7.30 pm at Stadtteilzentrum Starkenfeld, Katzheimerstr. 3, 96050 Bamberg.


Take Your Chance: Be a Winner!

However, if want to experience shrinking or downsizing, there is a great opportunity for you. You can give it a try without any side effects. In cooperation with the Odeon Cinema in Bamberg we offer you the chance to win 2×2 movie tickets for the American science fiction comedy-drama “Downsizing” starring Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, and Kristen Wiig.

You can win 2×2 movie tickets for the film screening on Wednesday, January 31st at 6.30PM at Odeon Kino, Luitpoldstr. 25, 96052 Bamberg. Only on this day “Downsizing” will be shown in the English original version with German subtitles.

Just send us an email with the subject “Downsizing” until Monday, January 29th, 10AM to We will pick the winners and notify them by email until Monday, January 29th, 2PM with further details. The judges’ decision is final.


English Movies in Bamberg

If you are interested in English movies, the Odeon Kino regularly offers films in English with German subtitles. You can find the current overview here. Plus, there often is a Sneak Preview in English (with or without German subtitles) on the second Tuesday of each month. Get more info here.

The Story of “Downsizing”

“Downsizing” tells the story of Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) who struggle with financial issues. At a college reunion, they meet Dave and Carol Johnson, a couple that has been “downsized”. “Downsizing” describes an irreversible process scientists have invented to shrink humans to a height of five inches. The process is promoted as a solution to overpopulation and as the key to a stress-free life. Paul and Audrey decide to be “downsized” and start into a life-changing adventure.

You want to read reviews of “Downsizing”? Just click on the media name: New York Times, Guardian, Wired UK, The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, L.A. Times.

Or enjoy the movie trailer.