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Summer Movie Meetup Party!: Sold Out! Wait List Available

  • Sep 7, 2013 · 4:00 PM
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Once again we will get together, for more Fun, Food, and Frivolity with fellow film fans! We're now (Aug. 8) completely SOLD OUT, but there is a Waiting List, so sign up, and we'll let you know if anyone cancels. Thanks!!

NOTE: When any cancelations occur, we will proceed in order through the Waiting List (earliest to most recent). Please, do NOT JUMP THE QUEUE! Eligible members on the Wait List will be contacted in order. Anyone jumping the queue, will be returned to the Wait List, and as a result, will move down in the order. Thanks.

Yes, it's time for our:

Summer Movie Meetup Party!!

We'll gather at a private club house, in Los Altos (the exact address, and a map, will be emailed to everyone who RSVPs "yes," a week prior to the event), on Saturday, September 7, for: Socializing, conversation, food and games -- so RSVP, right now! There'll be lots of food and drink to share (see "The Pot-Luck" below), plus valuable prizes, trivia games, and... the return of the diabolical, "Connect the Clues" game!!! 

Important: We are inviting members from both SF Bay Area Classic Films and Palo Alto Independent Films to attend, and we need to limit the number to a *total* of thirty-five (35) people. So, the only way to ensure your spot, is to RSVP early!!! 

Admission price (payable when you RSVP) is just $10.00, per person (you don't need a PayPal account to pay; a credit or debit card will work just fine). We won't be taking payments at the door, so please pay when you sign up! To help us prepare, we will be closing RSVPs a week prior to the event, on Saturday, August 31, so don't procrastinate, and risk missing out! 

The Pot-Luck

We will provide drinks and condiments (plus all cups, plates, napkins, utensils, ice, etc.), but the food we'll do potluck style! Bring a dish from one of the categories below, sufficient to share with three (3) other people, and note the category in your RSVP comment, so we can balance the menu, if needed. Here are the categories:

• Appetizers/Snacks

• Salad

• Entreé (meat or vegetarian; please indicate)

• Vegetables/Side dish

• Dessert

Please bring any serving utensils you may require. (Gas grills, a full range/oven, and fridge/freezer will be available, if needed. Please provide your own equipment (pot holders, spatulas, roasting pans, etc.))

So, that's it! As always we'll have lots of food and fun with some of the most enthusiastic film fans in the Bay Area! What's not to like? Don't miss out: RSVP NOW!!! 

We'll See You on Saturday, September 7!!!



P.S.: As a special treat, hang out after the party (but help clean up first -- the sooner we're done, the quicker the fun) and enjoy a light, summer movie: Priceless (Hors de prix) (2006), with Audrey Tautou and Gad Elmaleh (in French with English subtitles). Tautou plays a gold digger plying the five star hotels of the Côte d'Azur, hunting for a sugar daddy. Unfortunately for her, she mistakes a lowly barman for a prize catch, but when the truth comes out, they find they each have something to teach the other... A charming romantic comedy with wonderful performances from the two leads. (Elmaleh, a comic star in France, played the detective assigned to follow Owen Wilson, in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris.)







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  • A former member
    A former member

    The photos are great, and it looks like everyone had a good time. Sorry I had to miss...it was sold out by the time I logged on!

    September 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I didn't realize I was so s-l-o-w in checking it out. I snoozed on that one. My bad.

      September 12, 2013

    • Cindy C.

      Really missed you Caroline. Thought you must have been on vacation or something.

      1 · September 12, 2013

  • Russ

    Curious: For those who stayed for the after party movie, how did you like "Priceless?"

    September 9, 2013

    • Marianne

      Really worthwhile comedy. I had seen it years ago but had forgotten about it. Elmaleh has the chops for physical comedy.

      September 9, 2013

    • Russ

      I think that nasty edge is one of the things I like about the movie. The characters are like Billy Wilder's -- they're romantic, but not necessarily nice. Still, they're cute together, and you stick with them. The fact that the characters matter in a comedy is such a change from the junk that tries to pass as comic fare in the US. Wow, a comedy for adults!

      September 9, 2013

  • Russ

    For those who were curious, the dessert is called: La tropezienne, or "a woman from St. Tropez." It's typical of the region from Nice to St. Tropez, and was allegedly created in St. Tropez by a Polish chef who was catering Roger Vadim's film And God Created Woman, starring a young Brigitte Bardot (some stories say she suggested the name). There are many flavor variations, but the basics are all the same: A thick, sugared brioche (a yeast bread loaded with butter and eggs), split and soaked with a flavored syrup, and filled with a thick layer of enriched pastry cream. It's always a treat.

    1 · September 8, 2013

    • Carol Ann B.

      Where do you find this marvelous creation?

      September 9, 2013

  • Steven

    Excellent party, delicious food and drink, wonderful hosts and guests, challenging quizzes! Thanks to one and all. (Russ: La tropezienne was "Priceless"!)

    1 · September 9, 2013

    • Russ

      Ah, touché, mon ami! Merci.

      September 9, 2013

  • Vickie W.

    Thank you all very much for hosting, games and FUN! I am glad we got together.

    September 8, 2013

  • Cindy C.

    John, Stefan, Daniella, Russ and all the other organizers - thanks so much - it was a great event. Good time had by all.

    September 8, 2013

  • Russ

    Photos from the party have now been added in a new Photo Album, under the Photos menu...

    September 8, 2013

  • Kathy

    Thanks for throwing such a fun party!

    1 · September 8, 2013

    • Russ

      Thanks for coming!

      September 8, 2013

  • Daniela

    Awesome as always!

    2 · September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great party and food, nice to meet so many new people, the games were very fun. Loved the movie and took a taste of La Tropezienne -fabulous.

    1 · September 8, 2013

  • David L.

    An Oscar-worthy event. Good people, good food, good times!

    1 · September 8, 2013

  • Russ

    Thanks to all of you who attended -- and participated -- in our pot-luck party and games, yesterday! I think it's safe to say that this was the best such event we've held (we're getting better at it! ) Also, many thanks to those who stayed to help clean up and enjoy the movie and dessert, afterward. You were a huge help in getting the place cleared quickly, and we thank you all. Hope you enjoyed the show!

    Thank you all, and we'll see you next time at the movies!

    1 · September 8, 2013

  • evangelina m.

    Have caught a bad bug and dont want to get you all sick
    hopefully someone can still take my place ! Have loads of fun

    September 7, 2013

  • Vickie W.

    I am bringing a chicken main dish.

    September 5, 2013

  • David L.

    I will bring some kind of main course casserole dish.

    August 6, 2013

    • David L.

      Sorry Maria, I should of deduced that you meant lasagna when you said "meatless pasta dish". Mine is store bought, so I can easily bring something else since you listed your dish first.

      September 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi David - no worries. Go ahead and bring lasagna. I have a yummy recipe for a this potato cheese dish and I was looking forward to making it now! Thanks.

      September 5, 2013

  • Russ

    Apologies for the confusion. The problem is that the Meetup application automatically issues a notice to everyone on the Wait List whenever a space becomes available, and makes it a "first come, first served" situation. To keep it orderly and fair, we aren't going to support that. Everyone on the Wait List is date and time stamped, and will be given an opportunity to fill an open slot, when one appears. Each person will be contacted directly, in order, and given a limited time to sign up. If they decline or miss the deadline, the next person in the queue will be notified. This is fairer to those who just missed the cut off, and makes for a more orderly process. Hope that clarifies the situation.

    1 · August 27, 2013

    • Russ

      Yes, absolutely. You were next on the list, so the spot is yours. Thanks for being patient and working through the process. We'll see you at the party!

      August 28, 2013

    • Russ

      There will be a kitchen -- with microwave and regular oven -- available for warming things.

      August 28, 2013

  • Ron

    I think I'll be bringing stuffed cabbage.

    August 27, 2013

  • Russ

    NOTE: When any cancelations occur, we will proceed in order through the Waiting List (earliest to most recent). Please, do NOT JUMP THE QUEUE! Eligible members on the Wait List will be contacted in order. Anyone jumping the queue, will be returned to the Wait List, and as a result, will move down in the order. Thanks.

    August 26, 2013

  • Robin C.

    I'm so sad I have to cancel. But I'm glad that a couple of people on the wait list will now get to attend.

    August 26, 2013

  • John

    Many of you did not specify what you will be bringing for the potluck. Please do so now. Thanks.
    John

    August 25, 2013

    • Vickie W.

      I am on the long wait list. TBD

      August 25, 2013

    • evangelina m.

      Hi, I will bring a fruit and cheese plate and a veggie and dip plate!

      August 26, 2013

  • Melodie

    I will be bringing a pasta salad with green beans, feta cheese and spinach

    August 26, 2013

  • Jennifer

    I miss this group...will be back soon!

    August 22, 2013

  • Marguerite

    I did not see the announcement as I was out of town. Hope there will be a spot for me!

    August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring a salad

    August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    There is one spot left, and I would like to sign up with myself confirmed plus a guest on the wait list, but it doesn't look like I can do this. Can you help me?

    August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring some fried chicken.

    August 6, 2013

  • evangelina m.

    Veggie and cheese plate

    August 6, 2013

  • Marianne

    Roast chicken

    August 6, 2013

  • Melodie

    I'll bring a salad.

    August 6, 2013

  • Steven

    Shall fetch freshly brewed coffee (decaf and regular) from a Peet's or Starbuck's some time into the event.

    August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will bring a meatless pasta entree

    August 5, 2013

  • Cindy C.

    Will bring salad or dessert

    August 5, 2013

  • Russ

    Don't forget to include your pot-luck item category in your RSVP Comment! Thank you!

    August 5, 2013

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