The Great Gatsby and Tempest Oyster Bar

I think of this as an Event. An opportunity to watch some characters misbehaving in an incredibly stylish way, followed by an opportunity to be incredibly geeky in a stylish way while acting in a suitable, subtly-misbehaving manner.

If you haven't seen the trailers for Great Gatsby yet, I really can't describe the wicked splendor displayed therein; the music alone caused me to watch the trailer several times in a row (okay, many times in a row). Also, the book is considered a classic for a reason: the story is absolutely solid.

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I've posted for us to arrive around 6:15 - the movie doesn't start until 6:50, but I think it will be busy, and if we get there in advance we can buy a block of tickets to sit together. *Be aware that at Sundance, you have to choose your seat when you buy your ticket.*

Sundance is a little pricier than other theaters but has many amenities that they don't, including an espresso bar, beer/wine, and a wide range of food available - all of which can be taken into the theater.  There are even little pop-up trays to eat your dinner on.  And Rich says it is the best popcorn he's ever eaten.

Tempest Oyster Bar has a bit of the Art Nouveau atmosphere present in the film. The prices are high for dinner, but there is a late night menu with sandwiches for we-of-little-income, if you'd like to eat after the meal; otherwise, if you're going to drink a cocktail, this is the time and Tempest is the place.

The menus, etc. can be found here:

I imagine that we'll be arriving at Tempest around 10pm, given the length of the movie, traffic and parking, etc.  I'm sure some people might want to leave their cars at Sundance and carpool.


One more note: If you've been waiting for a chance to try out the swanky look you secretly love, I've just given you the opening. Go ahead: wear the tuxedo jacket or the beaded dress. Or jeans and a t-shirt. Whatever makes you happy.

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  • Dan

    I enjoyed the film much more than I enjoyed the reviews of the film.

    May 12, 2013

  • Becky

    Nice to meet everyone!

    May 11, 2013

  • Anthea

    Was SO looking forward to this & am really sorry I was not able to come. I hope everyone had a lovely time.

    May 11, 2013

  • Brenda G.

    Sold out :( no more tickets available.

    May 11, 2013

  • Bradley

    I'm on call tonight, so my evening might get cut short. But I plan on being there at 6:15.

    May 11, 2013

  • Dan

    If you have any trouble finding the group or have any questions, my cell is (608) 712-3754. Hope to see folks tonight!

    May 11, 2013

  • Donelle

    Sorry. .I had several unexpected things happen today. Was really looking forward to going.

    May 11, 2013

  • Laura J.

    Still trying to get my daughter 100% well so I'll have to decline for tonight. Thanks for the fun event!

    May 11, 2013

  • Amy F.

    Got my tickets already. Can't wait to enjoy oysters at The Tempest with you.

    1 · May 11, 2013

  • Holly

    This sounds awesome and I wish I could make it. It was great to meet everyone yesterday. Will def. try to make it to another event as soon as I can.

    1 · May 10, 2013

  • Jonathan K.

    I will be there. I am new to this. I should be there around 6:15.

    May 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just realized I work until 7 on Saturday. Shoot.

    May 7, 2013

    • Anthea

      Gena: You could still meet us at Tempest afterwards. After I have a movie time, I could give you an estimate and then text you when we're on our way over, if you'd like. Just email and let me know.

      May 9, 2013

  • Brenda G.

    I'm gonna go with a solid maybe. Andie, let me know when you decide whether you can make it or not.

    May 7, 2013

  • Andie H

    Hopefully I can make it

    May 3, 2013

  • Andie H

    Hopefully I can make it

    May 1, 2013

  • Mike J.

    sounds deliciously decadent

    May 1, 2013

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