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Charlie Chaplin turns 100! (Well, his movies do, at least)

Charlie Chaplin, once the world's most famous person, had his screen debut in Mack Sennett's "Making A Living" - a 13-minute short comedy, released on Feb 2, 1914.  This was the first of 40 films in which he appeared, in 1914 alone!!

Let's watch this film (image below), and a couple of his 'best works' tonight.
Not full films, but several shorts, maybe a short documentary.

I'll have some Chaplin trivia, web links & suggested reading for those interested in learning more about him.

As of January 26, the crowd signing up is less than a dozen, and realistically that means 8 people, so my condo is more than big enough, and cheaper than a reserved room at a pub.

It's a good sized crowd to just socialize quietly rather than trying to talk in a crowd of 50 people - especially since the movies are silent!!

Bring along something to drink or snack on if you like - this won't be a potluck dinner, but if enough people want to share a pizza, we could order one in.

I will email my contact info - address, directions, phone # - a few days before, and on the day itself.  The bus from Somerset-Bridlewood C-Train Station runs within 100m of my building, and while it runs late, I'm sure those who need a ride back to the station (or home) can get one.

*Maybe we'll get to watch Modern Times & The Great Dictator on a double-bill, some other time, at a real theatre.

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  • Alicia

    Sorry got stuck and cannot make it on time. Did not want to spoil ur movie. Have to join u guys next time.

    February 1, 2014

    • David R

      No problem, Alicia - I guess it's cold out, as there are just two of us here right now. Next time...

      February 1, 2014

  • John

    Not sure what time I'll be back this day from another meetup.

    January 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting new people who share similar interests.

    January 26, 2014

    • David R

      DSN is a great way to do this, Cheryl - although the interests are widely varied (as are the members!), we're all looking to meet people, make friends & have some fun doing it!

      January 26, 2014

  • David R

    Still working to find a decent venue that works for this - my preferred places are not available; as there are only a dozen or so people signing up, this would work in my living room - a condo in the southwest, at 24th St and 162 Ave.
    Will finalize this over this Jan 25-26 weekend.
    Would anyone have trouble getting down SW? The bus service isn't bad from Somerset station, and I'm sure someone could drive transit riders back to the station or elsewhere.

    January 23, 2014

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  • David R
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  • A former member

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