Only RSVP if you are genuinely interested in attending as no shows and late drop outs will be recorded. Please read the details below so you know what to expect (and what is expected of you).
Date: Sunday 24 November 2013
Time: Meet at 10.15am for the 10.30am session.
A note to our new members: We buy our tickets individually at the desk (or online if you wish). We're in Cinema 1 (the big one -but this may change) and there is no reserve seating. We may not be able to all sit together and usually end up in clusters, but given the session time, there will be plenty of seats! I encourage you to join the group after the film as our discussions are fun, interesting and insightful.
Post Film Discussion: Simon has suggested our regular favourite of PappaRich (at QV) so how about we head there for lunch? They have vegetarian options but I can't see any mention of gluten free items. The other option is a new restaurant across from PappaRich called Shophouse Kitchen which serves Cantonese food that we could try for something different.
The only down side is that both eateries don't take reservations so we will probably need to wait a little while. If you are not able/willing to wait, it's best to say no to lunch rather than complain when we get there. If you say yes to lunch, it is expected that you eat with the group.
Remember to bring cash (a range of $5s, $10s, $20s) because the venues don't split bills.
I've recently noticed that people say yes to lunch and then change their mind after the film, or they said no/don't respond and end up coming. Most of you do the right thing, but it's a challenge when venues are small or when I need to make reservations so please respect the group.
If you don't answer the lunch question when you RSVP, I'll assume you won't be joining us. "Maybe" will also be considered a "no".
Could you please update your rsvp if you don’t intend to come. Last minute drop outs on Saturday night and Sunday morning, and not showing up is not very nice, so please be considerate (I keep a list of offenders!).
You are most welcome to join us for the film only, but please let me know.
Review: At the Movies Margaret (TBA) & David (TBA/5); Rotten Tomatoes 97%
Duration: 146 minutes
Rating: M (mature themes and violence)
Synopsis: "CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE is directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has over 50 million copies in print in the U.S. alone."