Every winter I organize a group that attends movies together. We try to regroup after the showing for coffee or meal depending on what the group wants. I chose the downtown "arthouse" theater for its ease of gathering and walking distance to several eating establishements. However if the group want to chose another showing at a multiplex please feel free to suggest something. The movies I am leading will be on either a Wednesday or Thursday evening.
Skipping ahead a bit, circle March 2 for the 86th Academy Awards (moved because of the Olympics)
Admission is $8.50 for non member and $5.50 for OFS Member as in the past I have a limited number of passes for $5 for those that find themselves on limited budget.
You are allowed to bring your own snacks if standard movie popcorn and candy doesn't interest you. In addition sometime this large theater is not as warm as one prefers so dress warmly or bring a blanket. Lastly with your 6:30 admission you are allowed to stay and see the 9:00 pm movie
Initial Movie Schedule:
Thursday Feb 6 "Philomena"
Thursday Feb 13 "12 Years a Slave"
Please only respond if you are attending. Please update your response if unable to attend. This will help me as an organizer tremendously.
Dir: Alexander Payne / 2013 / US / 115 min / DCP
In the latest comedy by director Alexander Payne (The Descendants, About Schmidt), an elderly man travels great lengths to rightfully claim what he deserves. Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) is gruff and set in his ways. He also knows a good thing when he sees it; that’s why when he receives a check for a million dollars in the mail he knows it’s his to claim, no matter what anyone says about it being a standard form letter. So that’s what he does with his exasperated adult son, David (Will Forte), who agrees to escort Woody on the trip in an attempt to spend some long sought bonding time with his uncommunicative dad. When their journey takes an unscheduled detour, and Woody is confronted with his past, both men learn more about each other than they ever expected. Shot in beautiful black & white and featuring an acclaimed performance by Dern, A.O. Scott of The New York Times calls Nebraska, “Poignant, and ruefully funny.”