THE GREAT GATSBY, in 3D, at YONGE & SHEPPARD

Hi everyone! This Tuesday let's watch THE GREAT GATSBY, the new high-budget adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel about wealthy high-flying glamourous New Yorkers in the 1920s, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan. In a twist, we will see this movie at YONGE & SHEPPARD, which is far from our usual location but is right on the subway line -- since the downtown times were awkward, and also this will allow us to coordinate our post-movie discussion with another meetup group. The film has received somewhat mixed reviews, currently running just 43% on rottentomatoes.com. But everyone praises its authentic and glamourous 1920s look, and the New York Times says it is "an eminently enjoyable movie ... a splashy, trashy opera, a wayward, lavishly theatrical celebration of the emotional and material extravagance that Fitzgerald surveyed with fascinated ambivalence". So, please come see it with us!

SHOWTIME: 7:00 pm on Tuesday May 14 at the Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinemas right at Yonge & Sheppard. (movie length = 2h23m)

MEETING TIME: 6:25-6:35pm

MEETING LOCATION: At the Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinemas, just across from the theatre, at the wall near Spring Rolls. Look for tall hairy Jeff with a yellow MEETUP sign. Meeting time 6:25-6:35, showtime 7:00.

TICKETS: This movie costs $10.99 (or $9.89 with a Scene card) since it is in 3D; if you wish then you can purchase your ticket in advance at the Cineplex Odeon Sheppard web site.

MOVIE INFO AND REVIEWS: See the film's rottentomatoes web page, and the New York Times review.

MOVIE TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSOgWVlAMsg

AFTER THE MOVIE: We will try to coordinate with another meetup group that is seeing the same showing, and go with them to a nearby location for dessert, coffee and chat.

I hope to see you there!

UPCOMING: On May 21, we will probably see IRON MAN 3, at our usual location the Varsity Cinema.

Best wishes, Jeff

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  • Meryl

    it was nice to meet everyone! i looked for you guys at the pub afterwards but didn't see anyone; maybe you changed your minds (or i just missed you, haha). entertaining movie and good theatre. see you at another meetup soon!

    May 15, 2013

  • Ira

    I really thought it will be more fast paced because of Baz Luhrman, it ended up a bit slow and longer than I would like. But it is still a great movie with great casting, story and scenery.
    And the movie theater selected was absolutely awesome!

    1 · May 15, 2013

  • Robert Q.

    Jeff did a great job hosting not only his own group, but as emergency stand-in for another group. Enjoyed the movie a lot. Was interesting to be at a different, uptown, location too.

    2 · May 15, 2013

  • Valerie

    Had a nice time at my first meetup chatting about the movie and getting to know each other.

    2 · May 15, 2013

  • ramni k.

    The movie was entertaining. It stayed true to the story.

    1 · May 15, 2013

  • Paul N

    Oddly for a film with such extremes of visual activity, it dragged a tad. I also saw some interesting bits from other films - and the comparison to titanic is obvious. But I enjoyed it.

    1 · May 15, 2013

  • Reney

    traffic...sorry

    May 14, 2013

  • tanya

    Oh shoot. I'm not sure I'm going to make it... I will try :)

    May 14, 2013

  • Henry

    Trying to buy ticket online. There is no 7pm show but at 7:20pm showing

    May 14, 2013

    • Robert Q.

      Double check you're at the correct cinemas, for today: http://www.cineplex.c...­ . I just looked now, and there is a 7 PM showing when I view the page.

      1 · May 14, 2013

    • Henry

      Thanks Robert. I think I was looking at Iron Man for some reason!

      1 · May 14, 2013

  • Merle C.

    Seen the movie on Mother's Day. See you at the movies soon. Cheers.

    May 13, 2013

  • Valerie

    Hi! I just decided to join the group starting tomorrow for the Great Gatsby viewing. I look forward to meeting some new people... And seeing the movie

    May 13, 2013

  • tanya

    I might get there a bit late but before it starts, so I might have to find you all in the cinema :)

    May 13, 2013

  • Anna

    Sorry I just saw that last night!

    May 13, 2013

  • Lucy L.

    Looking forward to watching this movie!

    May 12, 2013

  • Lisa A. P.

    Not 100% sure for this Tues,,,other event that same nite~

    May 10, 2013

  • Lisa A. P.

    looking fw to seeing this film,,, i liked the previews and also enjoyed the novel,,,in high school, lol~

    May 10, 2013

  • Zvi

    Yay! Uptown location!

    May 9, 2013

  • Charlie

    The Great Gatsby in 3D?! That just sounds wrong in every way possible. Willing to give it a chance though.

    May 9, 2013

  • Lynn P

    Oh I really want to see this. Just the costumes and all the sets will be great eye candy. Hopefully work does not get in the way.

    May 9, 2013

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