Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks ~ staring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford

When Walt Disney's daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers' "Mary Poppins," he made them a promise-one that he didn't realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney's plans for the adaptation.

For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn't budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp.

It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.

We will meet at 3:45 pm. The movie starts at 4:20 pm. Don't forget to purchase your ticket when you arrive. We will wait in the outer lobby where you purchase your ticket for about 10 minutes and then go in as a group. If you are late, just find a seat and meet us outside the theater after the movie.

After the movie we will gather at a nearby restaurant for some conversation and a bite to eat.

NO contribution will be collected for this event.  But, I will be collecting $2.00 at the first movie you attend in 2014 to help with the cost of maintaining the web site for this year.


See you at the movies!
Joan

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  • Nancy D.

    Great movie and conversation afterwards. Happy holidays to all!

    1 · December 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoyed the movie and the company. Thank you Joan!

    1 · December 23, 2013

  • linda R.

    Enjoyed movie and conversations! Thanks for arranging the meetup Joan!

    1 · December 23, 2013

  • Pixie

    Thanks, Joan - another great movie
    It was really nice to spend a relaxing afternoon at the movies
    Thanks for arranging this - I loved this movie

    1 · December 22, 2013

  • Debbie B.

    Loved it!

    1 · December 22, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Sorry to miss this but I underestimated what I could get done today and fit in a movie. See you at the next one. Happy holidays!

    December 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought I'd get there at 3:15. I don't know anyone, this is my first meet-up with this group. Where do you gather before the movie?

    December 20, 2013

    • Sandy

      It will be good to see Joan, I haven't seen you in a while.

      1 · December 21, 2013

    • Joan

      I know Sandy, me to. I have been really busy with the holidays and a cruise in between.

      December 21, 2013

  • Mike K

    All I ask is for a aisle seat since I am six two and stretch into the isle. ;). How early is everyone arriving there?

    December 20, 2013

    • Joan

      3:45...the movie starts at 4:20

      December 20, 2013

  • Pixie

    Of course, you can have an aisle seat

    December 20, 2013

  • Pixie

    Joanne may be joining us for the movie

    December 19, 2013

  • Wade C.

    Hey all. I am taking my friend to airport then picking up my children, yet coming back to the Ritz center for our Christmas karaoke party . So when the movies over, and if those in the group are inclined, we have a fun night of karaoke foodat Coffee

    December 19, 2013

  • Wade C.

    Hey all. I am taking my friend to airport then picking up my children, yet coming back to the Ritz center for our Christmas karaoke party . So when the movies over, and if those in the group are inclined, we have a fun night of karaoke foodat Coffee

    December 19, 2013

  • judi c.

    son coming in today for the holiday...Merry Xmas everyone

    December 19, 2013

    • Joan

      You too Judi.

      December 19, 2013

  • Carole R.

    Good for you, Roberta have fun

    1 · December 18, 2013

  • Roberta

    Would have loved to join you but will be traveling to warm weather for the holiday week. Enjoy!

    1 · December 18, 2013

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