Movie Meetup Social... and CineCity (Brighton Film Festival) launch presentation

Hey Everyone!

The purpose of this Meetup is, just for once, NOT to watch a film together, but instead it's a 'Movie Meetup Social' that includes the opportunity for you to come along and hear from the organisers of CineCity about their plans for this years’ Festival (including an early insight to the programme of films), and discuss ways of getting involved in the Festival with them if you want to (but this is absolutely NOT compulsory!) Thereafter, borrowing the idea from our charming GigBuddy Meetup friends, it’s just a pure social get-together with other members of our lovely group :-)

About CineCity…
Many of you will be aware that each November, there is a 2-week Film Festival in Brighton called CineCity (www.cine-city.co.uk/cinecity-11th-brighton-film-festival/ ), showing a wide range of films, both new and old. This year, it runs from 14 November to 2 December.

Last year, we organised 5 meetups to see new films during the Festival, as a result of which we got to see some excellent films prior to general release – “The Hunt” was particularly memorable, and we also saw “I Wish”, “No”, “In The House” and “I, Anna” before pretty much anyone else. It was a thoroughly enjoyable celebration of contemporary cinema, and in advance of this years’ Festival, I’ve been exploring how our Meetup group might get more involved in this years’ CineCity.

This led to an exciting discussion about possibilities with the CineCity organisers, who were hitherto blissfully unaware of our groups’ existence. Imagine their delight at finding a community of 800+ dedicated film goers in Brighton! They are keen for our involvement and support in the Festival, so we’ve arranged for Sara and Ollie from CineCity to come and give you an overview of the festival and the film programme before it starts.  They are also offering a free ticket to anyone who fancies signing up to host a meet-ups at one of the Festival films. Priority for this offer will be given to anyone who hasn’t hosted an event before (sorry Stella) as a one-off opportunity to try hosting out – you won’t be under any obligation to become a regular meetup host if you don’t want to.

If we can get the technology sorted (and we are working hard on this), then we aim to screen a number of film trailers from the Festival programme on the night, and to ask for volunteers then and there – so if you are interested in doing this, please bring your diaries with you. However, there is no absolutely obligation to do this if you don’t want to – if you just want to hear about CineCity, see some of the trailers, or just come and meet some of your fellow members – that’s all fine too, and it would be great to see you there.

About Screen Shack @ the Temple Bar
Many of you will also have met Hayley before, the lovely lady who runs the free Thursday night ‘Screen Shack’ screenings at The Temple Bar. As it’s so central, this seemed the obvious place to hold this event, and Hayley has kindly agreed to let us use the venue for this (please support her on the night by buying her yummy milkshakes and popcorn). Doors will open at 7pm, and the CineCity presentation will start at 7.30pm.

After the CineCity presentation, you can sign up to host a meetup if you feel like giving it a try, and I’m going to be offering ‘meetup website posting tuition’ on a laptop, with the idea being that we get as many events as possible ‘live’ on the meetup site that night. We’ve never met many of you before, so this is a wonderful opportunity to get involved in our Meetup group, and to be part of CineCity.

Everybody wins…
In a true ‘win-win’ stylee, there are benefits all round;

• You get to hear about CineCity first hand from the organisers, see some trailers from the film programme, get more involved if you want to, and meet some of your fellow Movie Club meetuppers

• CineCity get to share their plans with you, encourage you to get involved, and hopefully get more bums on seats at festival events

• Our Meetup Group also gets the opportunity to have a social, encourage more member participation, and hopefully get some more people willing to host events

• Hayley gets more of our members along to the Temple Bar, to see what a great venue it is for her regular Screen Shack postings

Venue capacity
Finally, we can comfortably squeeze about 50 people into the upstairs room at Temple Bar for this event (though the social afterwards can extend into the bar downstairs), and know from experience that about half the people who sign up for a meetup tend to turn up on the night – so please could you only register for this if you are definitely planning to come, and if things change for you nearer the time, take yourself off the list if you can’t make it – many thanks.

Hope to see you there
Mike

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  • Jackie

    Great night Mike. Thanks for organising. Wall to wall films for next 2 weeks. Hurray!

    November 8, 2013

  • Chris D.

    Thanks Mike for organising a great evening and to Sarah and Ollie for screening the trailers - so many films, so little time. . . . . phew!

    November 8, 2013

  • Paula

    What a great evening! Just got to sit down and watch all those lovely films now.

    November 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I couldn't make it. But NEBRASKA looks good, great to see 60s/70s actor Bruce Dern (who played opposite Jack Nicholson several times, in the B-Movie PSYCH-OUT and then in the brilliant THE KING OF MARVIN GARDENS) getting a lead role again. And in a film by the director of SIDEWAYS too!

    November 8, 2013

  • David K.

    Really good experience to see so many trailers in a short space of time, interesting and diverse. Thanks to all the organisers for a great evening.

    November 8, 2013

  • Mariah H.

    Thanks again Mike for an amazing evening. Buzzing about about all the interesting films on at the festival and very nice to meet some of our new and old members. See you all soon!!!

    November 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    would have liked to come as felt bit better but a 'customer' set off the fire alarm at the library on purpose just before closing time which meant i was stuck outside for ages. Still there were firemen to look at...

    1 · November 8, 2013

  • Paul L.

    Great insight into this year's CineCity - I now have a long list of films I intend to see.

    1 · November 8, 2013

  • Jo

    Gutted I couldn't come but I was in Verona eating cake so that took the edge off a bit! Sounds like you all had a great time though.

    November 8, 2013

  • Kate S.

    Well done for sorting out thank you Movie Club

    November 7, 2013

  • Paddy O.

    Great fun, knew lots of people, signed up to host opening movie!

    November 7, 2013

  • colin p.

    Awesome night, well done to all concerned.

    November 7, 2013

  • Lou L.

    Not sure I can either I'm afraid. I must remember not to plan anything on a Thursday when I have my grandchild for 10 hours!

    November 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry somethings come up and can't make it now. Have a great Eve :-)

    November 7, 2013

  • Norman M.

    Don't think I can make this now. :-( Having a terrible day and crises need to be sorted. Hope it goes with a swing, and hope to meet people at some of the great CineCity films coming up!

    November 7, 2013

  • Nigel B.

    Argh. Can't make it now :-(

    November 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've come down with a cold, if i'm up to it i may come along after work tomorrow but last night i was in bed by 9pm!

    November 6, 2013

    • Mike

      Hope you recover quickly Fiona, and that we see you again at another of our events soon

      November 6, 2013

  • val c.

    I am really looking forward to this opportunity BUT something has come up and I will be late! please save me a small corner even if all the beanbags are gone.

    November 5, 2013

    • Mike

      No beanbags tommorow Val, and I'm sure there'll be room for you :-)

      November 6, 2013

  • kate b.

    So this is an official launch but also a chance to talk to the organisers? Maybe give ideas for next year?? Kate

    November 2, 2013

    • Mike

      Not so much an 'official launch' Kate, but definitely a chance to talk to the organisers...

      November 6, 2013

  • Kate S.

    would have liked to come along but have another meetup on this night that starts at 6:30!!!

    November 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Coming straight from work again , not sure how far down the Temple Bar is but I should be there by 7.30 easily.

    November 1, 2013

  • colin p.

    Excellent, thanks to the date change I can come.

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The Day of the Dead event is on that night at the Brighton Museum. Should be going to that. If not, then I will come alone should there be space. Same time unfortunately. Jilliana

    October 25, 2013

  • Linda

    Sorry Mike, I am already committed to another meetup evening on 7th so I'm afraid I won't be able to help you host this evening.... :(

    October 25, 2013

  • Chris D.

    Nice to see you back in the driving seat Mike with an excellent event! I've always been a fan of the Cine City festival, so looking forward to seeing what's in store this year - looks like we're in for a busy Winter film season!

    October 22, 2013

  • Sandra L.

    Hi Mike,Ta so much for arranging such an amazing event.Haven't met any of you for ages,I am still going loads to the cinema but usually in the day when it's quieter and I can concentrate.On that note I'd be happy to host an event if it's on an afternoon weekday.

    October 19, 2013

  • colin p.

    This is a great event Mike and well done for organising it, unfortunately however I can't come :-(

    October 19, 2013

  • Jo

    I'd love to but it's my birthday & I'll be in Verona!

    October 19, 2013

  • Mariah H.

    Can only come for 30 min but want to show my support for such a great idea!!!

    October 18, 2013

  • Dani

    Love to come but not sure I can get there on time. Do you know how long they'll be talking for?

    October 18, 2013

  • Liz H

    Nice work, Mr H! Look forward to it :)

    October 18, 2013

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