Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), is a black comedy that pokes fun at the Cold War fears that were prevalent during the early 1960s. The film is directed by Stanley Kubrick and stars Peter Sellers (in three different roles), George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Kenan Wynn, and Slim Pickens.
The film was nominated for four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor (for Sellers). The American Film Institute has included Dr. Strangelove on a few of its 100 Best American films lists - ranking #26 on the 1998 list of 100 Best American Movies, #3 on the 100 Best American Comedies, and #39 on the updated 2007 list of the 100 Best American Movies. In Sight & Sound's recent 2012 poll Dr. Strangelove ranked just outside the top 100 on both the critics' and the directors' lists of the greatest films of all time.
We will meet at 7:00pm on the 4th floor in the area between the theatre entrance and Jack Astor's. On the wall at the meeting place there is currently a big AMC logo, but this might be gone as the theatre is now operated by Cineplex (but they don't seem to be in a hurry to change the signage). You can spot the organizer (Mark) by looking for someone with black hair, white jeans and a blue and white messenger bag. At 7:10pm we will head to the theatre and attempt to get a group of seats together. The movie starts at 7:30pm. Make sure to get your ticket on the main floor before heading up to the 4th floor to meet us - the ticket booth is at street level behind the escalators. As there might be a line for getting tickets you may want to take advantage of getting your tickets ahead of time - visit Cineplex.com (and type "strangelove" in the search box without the quotes) to buy your tickets online or visit the Yonge & Dundas Cineplex anytime before January 28th to buy your ticket. Tickets for this movie are just $6.
After the movie I'd like to suggest that we go to the second floor Library of the Imperial Pub (54 Dundas St. East) which is just a short block away from the theatre. This place is relatively quiet, has quite a few drink options, and a simply pub menu for those that wanna grab a bite. Alternately, we could go to the foodcourt below the movie theatre - I think most of the foodcourt vendors will be closed after the movie, but we could bring our own snacks. Please feel free to suggest any other options on where we can go after the movie.
If you wanna see Dr. Strangelove, but are unable to join us, you may be able to catch it at a Cineplex theatre closer to you. The following three theatres are also showing this movie at 7:30pm on Monday, January 28th: Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre, Cineplex Odeon Queensway, and Colossus Vaughan Cinemas. See Cineplex.com for more information and purchase tickets.