Saving Mr. Banks - Details confirmed

 

Synopsis:The film centers on the life of Travers, shifting between 1907 with her childhood in Queensland, Australia, the negotiations with Walt Disney and the making of Mary Poppins in 1961. While in California for filming, Travers thinks back to her difficult childhood in Australia, most especially to her father, the inspiration for the role of the story’s patriarch, Mr. Banks.

Saving Mr. Banks is a 2013 American-British-Australian biographical comedy-drama film directed by John Lee Hancock from a screenplay written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith. Centered on the production of the 1964 Walt Disney Studios film, Mary Poppins, the film stars Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks with supporting roles from Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, and Colin Farrell.

Taking its title from the patriarchal character of the same name, the film depicts author P. L. Travers (Thompson) and her two-week briefing in Los Angeles as she is persuaded by filmmaker Walt Disney (Hanks), in his attempts to obtain the screen rights to her novel.

Watch the trailer: http://www.tribute.ca/trailers/saving-mr-banks/19278/

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Karlee is the organizer for the event. If you need to contact her, please post a message on the wall.

Comments: I am in the mood for a Walt Disney movie. Come join me.

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Per MAMM policy, cellphone use by members during a movie is prohibited.  We request that you put away your phones once the previews start. If you need to check your phone for any reason, please exit the auditorium.

For (new) members: Please take the time to rate the event (not the movie) afterwards. Written feedback on the wall is also welcome if you want to talk about the movie or other things. Thanks!

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Meetup Location: Varsity theatre (downtown). I will be inside the theatre at the entrance of the auditorium where it is showing at. At this time, cineplex.com states that it is showing at Auditorium #3 on that day.  Please note that you will be required to purchase your ticket, show it to the usher before meeting me. I am doing this in case there is a line up. I will have a "Mad About Movie" meetup sign.

Meetup time: 6pm (I will wait for 5 mins only).

The movie starts at: 6:30pm

Show Running Time: 2 hours 6 mins 

Cost of movie: $8 approx (there is a 10% discount for scene card holders).

After the Movie: we'll see if the group wants to head out for drinks/meals. I will be waiting by the ticket sales area with a meetup sign, "Mad About Movies".

***When you RSVP yes to a meetup the Organizer will be waiting for you, please change your RSVP as soon as possible if you can no longer make the event***

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  • Geneviève

    That was a great evening. Great movie and thanks everyone for the nice dinner and conversation afterwards! :)

    December 18, 2013

  • Anne

    Really enjoyed the movie – Emma Thompson was spectacular! Thanks to all the group members for being so welcoming!!

    December 18, 2013

  • Karlee

    Great company as always. Welcome Jack to our group. The movie was just what I needed. It was funny, sweet and sad. Highly recommended. Colin Farrell, Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks were wonderful in their roles.

    December 18, 2013

  • Karlee

    There were 2 new members, David and Anne. Welcome to Mad About Movies. Happy that you chose to come to this event as your first meetup with Mad About Movies.

    December 18, 2013

  • Rose

    Excellent movie. Very touching with a great cast. Good chat afterward. Thanks for organizing, Karlee.

    December 18, 2013

  • Brian

    Great movie and discussion. Thanks Karlee!

    December 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    5 stars. I was a kid when I first saw the movie Mary Poppins and loved it. This story, this production gave me insight that at times made me move forward in my seat in awe, fixated on what was taking place on the big screen. And yes, then move backwards and deep within my chair when I didn't want anyone to know I was moved to tears, numerous times. To me, this movie has movie of te year, Oscar potential all over it.

    1 · December 17, 2013

  • Karlee

    We are inside auditorium 3.

    December 17, 2013

  • Karlee

    We are inside auditorium 3.

    December 17, 2013

  • jane

    I'll try to make it, but I've suddenly become iffy.

    December 17, 2013

    • Karlee

      see you next time.

      December 17, 2013

  • Chris

    I'm sorry, I have to drop out; my daughter's concert will be that night. I may be able to drop by to say hello.

    December 16, 2013

    • Karlee

      No problem See you next time.

      December 16, 2013

  • Yvette:Founder, Mad About M.

    This should be a great feelgood type movie, have a great meetup everyone!

    1 · December 16, 2013

  • Karlee

    Got my ticket.

    December 13, 2013

  • Jeannie

    I'm sorry I can't make it. Something Christmas-y came up!

    December 12, 2013

    • Chris

      I hope it's fun. Our loss is someone's gain.

      December 13, 2013

  • Karlee

    Since it is only showing at one theatre in Toronto, you may want to consider purchasing the tickets early to avoid disappointment if it sells out. Cineplex.com for online purchases or in person at the theatre.

    December 11, 2013

  • Karlee

    Please note that our meetup location before the movie is DIFFERENT from the meetup location after the movie.

    December 11, 2013

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