New Meetup: Double Feature - 'A Colbert Christmas' and 'This Christmas'

From: DonnaO
Sent on: Thursday, December 11, 2008 8:56 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for SD Dining Out Explorer's Of Our Urban Jungle!!

What: Double Feature - 'A Colbert Christmas' and 'This Christmas'

When: December 14,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Something a little different for our 'independent' week (second Sunday of each month) -- we'll be showing 'A Colbert Christmas' which lasts about 45 minutes, followed by 'This Christmas'. Feel free to join us for one or both. Here's some more info...

A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All (2008) NR
From Netflix.com: Ring in the season with some holiday truthiness! Stephen Colbert celebrates the glory -- and unyielding commercialism -- of Christmas with this star-studded holiday special. Elvis Costello, John Legend, Feist, Willie Nelson, Toby Keith and Jon Stewart join America's favorite delusional pundit.

This Christmas: (2007) PG-13
From RottenTomatoes.com: Like many holiday films, THIS CHRISTMAS mines the ample humor and drama of a family Christmas. *** There's interracial marriage, infidelity, gambling debts, an AWOL soldier, and repressed dreams of musical stardom, to name just a few of the issues they are forced to tackle in between stuffing the turkey and decorating the tree. *** Despite the often heavy subject matter, the film has the glow and sheen of a lighthearted romantic comedy. Richard Roeper said... 'I could actually see this becoming kind of a minor perennial during the holidays.' I've never seen this film, but figured it's time to expand the holiday repertoire, so I hope you'll give it a shot with us. Delroy Lindo, Laz Alonso, Mekhi Phifer, Idris Elba and Regina King star in this ensemble film that fuses family drama, comedy and holiday cheer.

For new members, here's some basic info about our movie events...

***PLEASE NOTE*** that this event will be posted on several meetups and is also open to the public -- it is not strictly a "meetup". The venue is owned by the organizer of this group, and we frequently have a variety of social events at the cafe which we let meetup members know about.

The film viewing is FREE. Cafe Libertalia's offerings will be available for purchase: French-press coffee, espresso, lattes (including our holiday specials like eggnog lattes and eggnog macchiatos), frappes, sandwiches & salads, baked goods and sorbetto, and our new item... pizza from Pizza Fusion just across the street (order at Cafe Libertalia). We request that you make a purchase or a donation.

People often hang out after the film to talk about it -- everyone is welcome to join in.


PARKING:

On-street spots can usually be found, although not frequently available right on the block of the cafe; no meter charges after 6pm; best locations 4th, 3rd, 2nd Avenues, toward Pennsylvania Avenue (a couple of blocks from the cafe).

$3 parking lots for all day or evening:

John's Luggage, 3833 Fourth Ave, from 5:30 Mon-Fri, 4:30 Sat., all day Sun; walk through Washington Mutual parking lot to get from 4th Ave. to the cafe on 5th.

California Bank & Trust Co., 3737 Fifth Avenue (between Robinson and Pennsylvania Avenues), east side of 5th Avenue, after business hours.

Un-named lot across the street from California Bank & Trust Co. and a few doors down from The Hillcrest Inn Hotel (not the lot next to the hotel) on 5th Ave. between Robinson and Pennsylvania, west side of 5th (a block from the cafe).

$2 per hour lots:

Rite Aid, Robinson and 5th Avenue (half-block from the cafe)

Public lot across Robinson from Rite Aid and next to Jamba Juice

Most convenient, but $8 for the day or evening

Washington Mutual, two doors south of the cafe

Learn more here:
http://diningout.meetup.com/208/calendar/9325911/

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