The Brownstone Cafe and The Elks Theater

How about dinner and a movie? Dinner at The Brownstone Cafe
http://brownstonecafe.tripod.com/ followed by a move at the Historic Elks Theater in Middletown, Pa. http://elksmovies.wordpress.com/

They show new releases every week, but in an effort to save the historic theater, they show classic movies as well. September will be "Hitchcock Fest." The times are listed on the website as TBD, but the movie schedule includes the following selections. I chose the first date, but perhaps if anyone is interested we could do the others?

SEPTEMBER: “Hitchcock Fest”

Rear Window (1954) – Sept. 7th + 8th

Vertigo (1958) – Sept. 14th + 15th

North By Northwest (1959)– Sept. 21st + 22nd

The Birds (1963) – Sept. 28th + 29th

Psycho (1960) – Oct. 4th thru 6th

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  • Tom

    Christine...No problem...I have to work on Sunday At 5:00 PM...So let's do it another time ?!

    September 12, 2013

  • Christine

    Just wanted to mention that I did schedule the Sunday Vertigo Meetup, but I had to cancel it. I thought that I didn't have plans on Sunday, but apparently I was mistaken. Sorry!

    1 · September 11, 2013

  • Kathy M.

    I had a good time meeting everyone.....at least at my end of the table! I did stop to say 'hello' to the other end of the table on my way out! Everyone was very nice. I hope the movie was good......I hope to make the next movie if we do this again.

    September 10, 2013

  • Judy Umpleby T.

    It was a fun night with nice people! It was great meeting all of you! Thanks for organizing, Christine!

    September 8, 2013

  • Tom

    Good food...good movie...good group...ready to do it again!

    September 8, 2013

    • Christine

      Thanks Tom! I just "suggested" next Sunday at 2:30, if anyone is interested in seeing Vertigo.

      September 8, 2013

  • Christine H.

    Had a great time tonight, met a lot of nice people. Thanks Christine for setting this up!

    September 7, 2013

    • Christine

      Anytime, and it was good to see you again!

      September 7, 2013

  • Christine

    That was my first time seeing The Rear Window, and to be able to see it on the big screen was awesome! Dinner was pretty good too. I hope everyone enjoyed the evening. Anyone interested in seeing Vertigo next Sunday at 2:30? I could host, if there are no other Meetups scheduled for that time that conflict.

    September 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Agreed, it was awesome. Wish I would be here next Sunday, but I almost certainly will be at a conference in Philly. I'm sort of jealous that I won't be here. P.S. food was good too, and reasonably priced.

      1 · September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, plans came up now so we will not attend the movie.

    September 7, 2013

  • Terry

    If it isn't too late and there is room I will join you for dinner in addition to the movie. I look forward to meeting everyone!

    September 7, 2013

  • Barbara

    I have too much going on today and don't think I'll be able to make it tonight due to time constraints. :(

    September 7, 2013

    • Christine

      No problem. I totally understand. Maybe we will do another movie this month.

      September 7, 2013

  • Judy Umpleby T.

    Hi Christine, Just want to let you know that my guest cannot come aferall (I RSVP'd for me +1), but I am still coming. I will try to change my reservation to me only, but just wanted to give you a heads up. Thank you for organizing this!

    September 6, 2013

    • Christine

      No problem. Thanks Judy!

      September 7, 2013

  • Linda R.

    Looking forward to meeting some new people and getting acquainted. See you then.

    September 7, 2013

  • Christine

    The reservations have been made for 6 p.m. at the Brownstone for tomorrow evening. I've had to put a limit on the dinner reservation, because they can only seat 20 people at that hour. However, the 20 person limit only refers to dinner, so if you would like to attend the movie at 7:30, then we will just meet you across the street at the Elks afterward.

    It is my understanding that we will be upstairs. If stairs are a concern to anyone, please let me know, and I will see if they can accommodate a portion of our group downstairs. The address is:
    1 North Union Street
    Middletown, PA 17057

    And finally....There is off-street parking available, as well as a small parking lot behind the Brownstone. The reservation is under the name "Gales." The Brownstone will do separate checks for us. I will not be collecting any "Meetup" fees tomorrow evening.

    If I have left anything out, please let me know. Looking forward to meeting everyone tomorrow night!

    September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We will only be attending the movie part

    September 5, 2013

  • Timberly

    This sounds like a neat place with a lot of character, I never knew it existed until now. I currently have tentative plans for that evening that I've been hoping will fall through and now that I know about this meet up, I really hope they fall through! I would very much enjoy seeing Rear Window on the big screen. Hopefully I'll be able to join you. Thanks for putting this together.

    August 27, 2013

    • Christine

      Hi Timberly, I hope you can join us! I love this little theater, and I've been seeing movies there for years. It does have a lot of character; including the balcony, which my kids love. Plus, it is never really crowded, which I enjoy.

      August 31, 2013

    • Timberly

      I found out this afternoon that my plans did not fall through so I won't be able to go this time around. :( Hopefully you'll do this again because I would love to go. Have fun!

      September 5, 2013

  • Christine

    I have updated the time to 6:00 p.m. on the 7th. I will contact the Brownstone on Friday with a more accurate count for dinner.

    September 3, 2013

  • Dana

    Has the time been switched to 6:00?

    September 1, 2013

    • Christine

      Hi Dana. Yes, the time is switching to 6 p.m. Sorry, for the delay; for some reason your message didn't come through.

      September 3, 2013

  • Christine

    This was the reply that I received from the Elks: "It'll play in our prime time slot at 7:30pm on Saturday, September 7th. If you're interested, we'll post Vertigo showtimes soon. However, all Sunday Hitchcock showings will be at 2:30pm. "

    I had originally set the time for the Brownstone at 5:00, but not that I know the movie starts at 7:30, I'm not sure we'll need 2 1/2 for dinner. Perhaps we should push the time back to 6:00 at the Brownstone, does that work for everyone?

    Also, I believe that I am available next Sunday. Anyone interested in the Sunday Vertigo showtime at 2:30, and perhaps lunch at the Brownstone beforehand?

    August 31, 2013

    • Christine

      Sorry, I was mistaken. I am not available on the 15th, but I can arrange the 22nd, North by Northwest if anyone is interested. Thanks!

      August 31, 2013

  • Terri J

    Darn, wish I could go. I love this restaurant!

    August 27, 2013

    • Christine

      Hi Terri! If there is interest in seeing any of the other Hitchcock films, I may do another Meetup. I might try to schedule for the Sunday show, but it all depends on the showtimes, which they haven't posted yet. I did just check, and the Brownstone is open on Sunday as well, so that might work.

      August 31, 2013

    • Terri J

      Hi Chritine! The Sunday time would work for me! If it's not inconvenient for others. I'd love to go!

      August 31, 2013

  • Ken

    I already have plans Sep 7 :-(

    August 26, 2013

    • Christine

      Hi Ken, Sorry that day doesn't work out. I may consider scheduling for one of the other films this month. I'll keep you posted. :)

      August 31, 2013

  • Christine

    I have contacted the theater because the start time still isn't posted on their site. As soon as I hear something, I will post the update here.

    August 31, 2013

  • Christine­ changed the location to The Elks Theatre

    August 25, 2013

  • Christine­ changed the date and time to Saturday, September 07, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    August 25, 2013

  • Ken

    I'm interested, of course, it all depends on the date picked.

    August 12, 2013

  • Christine

    This is something that came up in discussion last night at Pete's, so I thought I'd suggest it and see if there was interest. I'm not sure if I need to do anything else, but it says that two more RSVP's are needed to announce to the group? Thanks!

    August 10, 2013

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