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Oz the Great and Powerful (Movie meetup - no reading required!)

Come join us as we watch OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (view the trailer), prequel to L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz, directed by SAM RAIMI (Spiderman franchise, THE EVIL DEAD) and written by Mitchell Kapner (THE WHOLE NINE YARDS, ROMEO MUST DIE) and David Lindsay-Abaire (INKHEART, RISE OF THE GUARDIANS). The film stars James Franco (RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, 127 HOURS, PINEAPPLE EXPRESS), Mila Kunis (BLACK SWAN, "Family Guy", THE BOOK OF ELI, FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL), Rachel Weisz (THE MUMMY and THE MUMMY RETURNS, CONSTANTINE, RUNAWAY JURY), Michelle Williams (SHUTTER ISLAND, BLUE VALENTINE, "Dawson's Creek") and Bruce Campbell("Burn Notice", THE EVIL DEAD, ARMY OF DARKNESS, "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and "Xena: Warrior Princess").

From Fandango:

When Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora, Evanora and Glinda, who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great wizard but into a better man as well.

The movie is rated PG. We will not be seeing it in IMAX or 3D.


We'll be attending the 4:15 PM (non-IMAX, non-3D) showtime. You may wish to save time and ensure your spot by buying your tickets online here (in case the link says the showtime is no longer available, just select "Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013" and the 4:15 showtime and it should work). Fandango does charge a convenience fee, but you can waive it by using the following AMC Stubs #:[masked]. (Note: I know there were some problems retrieving tickets that were bought this way in the past, but we've ironed them out. Just bring the credit card you used to pay for the ticket and you'll be all set, whether you use an automated kiosk or a teller). We'll be going to Ted's Montana Grill for dinner following the movie. If you plan to attend, you must RSVP separately for March's Dinner (no reading required!).

We ask that you please meet up with the group before the movie so we can accurately take attendance. If you arrive before 3:45 PM, we'll be standing downstairs near the escalators (in front of the ticket line and automated ticket machines). After that prior to the showtime, we'll start saving seats (to the extent we can for a group this big) and you can meet us right outside the entrance to our theatre room. If you arrive late, we'll re-congregate after the movie immediately outside our theatre room before walking over to the restaurant.

We do ask that if you attend a movie screening with us, that you please refrain from talking loudly during the movie or disrupting the experience for other guests. We want everyone in the group to be able to hear and enjoy their movie experience, and we also would like to maintain a positive relationship with the theatre, so your cooperation is appreciated. There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss the movie during dinner.

Please update your RSVP and guestcount if you will not be attending!

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  • Jennifer

    Got caught up at work but will meet you all for dinner

    March 9, 2013

  • Vijay

    If you're just arriving, we're already in the theatre and we can meet up outside after it's done. Enjoy the show!

    March 9, 2013

  • Vijay

    Perplexingly, a little while after I posted our showtime, the theatre changed the day's timings. So we'll now be seeing the 4:15 PM showtime. Please plan to arrive by 3:45 pm. The link to buy tickets is here: (Thanks to Jeremy for catching this.)

    1 · March 4, 2013

    • Vijay

      That's correct.

      March 9, 2013

  • Cyndi

    Things change. What can I say? :)

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would still like a ride from Silver Spring, if possible. There is track work on the Red Line, and I find the delays caused by such to be extraordinary in length.

    March 9, 2013

  • Kevin

    Rolling out today for the Daytona bike rally. :)

    2 · March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone coming from the Silver Spring area I could hitch a ride with? I don't know if my car will be fixed in time.

    March 6, 2013

  • Kent

    Okay! Proofread, proofread, proofread!!! For my previous note...please auto-correct "remindeR" and"ouR"! Duh-OH!!! = : ))))

    March 6, 2013

  • Kent

    @ Suyong - I know you jest...and it IS common sense...however, experience has taught us that this little reminded STILL needs to be included in out notices! Still, yeah! You'd think...!!!!! = ; )

    2 · March 6, 2013

  • Suyong

    "Please refrain from talking loudly during the movie" - thanks Vijay! Otherwise I woulda chucked out my common sense at the door for this meet-up. :D

    March 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Change of plans. We are off to PA for the weekend. I hope everyone has fun.

    March 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wasn't paying attention and thought the showtime was earlier. I have to drop out of this for other plans.

    March 5, 2013

  • Jeremy D. H.

    So you mentioned 4pm but the only one available is 4:15pm. Does this mean it is full? I tried what you mentioned but it didn't work. I still can't see 4pm, even on my phone app.

    March 4, 2013

  • Holly P.

    I am so sorry as soon as I clicked yes I realized I will be traveling for work that weekend.

    February 12, 2013

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