WELCOME to the DFW GROUP THAT LOVES MOVIES, TV & PLAYS! Join us for a cinema, big-screen TV event or theater experience followed by thought-provoking discussion. We see both big studio and indie recent release movies, but we try to concentrate on movies that have real artistic merit, that are well-acted and directed, that the critics love, and that have won or are likely to win film festival awards and/or Oscars.
We also go to live plays that are in town, (hence "Stage" in the name).
Occasionally, we come across other sorts of entertainment - like film fests, television previews, big screen TV events, meals connected to movie topics, panel discussions or whatever. And our group is not just restricted to movies if there are other dramatic genre events that have merit. Some of these have free tickets available, in which case, you only pay for drinks & food.
M&M is open to cineastes of all tastes and walks of life. If you like classics, join our classic movie group: http://www.meetup.com/DFWClassicMovies/ If you want to organize events at a time and place more convenient for you, ask to be an Assistant Organizer and we'll see if hosting is something you might do.
When we have FREE tickets, ARRIVE EARLY to get in line before the "theater full" cutoff. Since we often can't save places on pre-release screenings, we usually can't sit together, but afterward, meet in the designated meeting place. You'll either have the organizer's cell phone number or else know the organizer by the special clothing or object mentioned in the meetup announcement (hat, shawl, balloons, etc). If you don't want to stand in line or risk not getting in OR if you want to sit with the group during the movie, go to one of our non-freebie events.
When we don't have free tickets, we gather in the lobby near the box office, before the film. You can sit with others from M&M during the movie. If you arrive late, meet us in the theater or afterward for the discussion. Usually, discussion happens in the lobby cafe, downstairs or next door, or at a nearby cafe or bar. We'll announce the location or convene afterward to decide. It's all about the gathering - don't miss it!
If you attend, please do rate the event with respect to your experience of the group, organization and discussion. The venue is a separate rating, also offered. Go on IMDb or flixster to rate the film itself. We'll talk about the movie in the discussion session.