CINEMA - PALACE CENTRO (39 James St, Fortitude Valley)

DATE/TIME - Saturday, 12th April 2014 @ 1:30pm (for 2:00pm session)

EVENT HOST - Madeline (I'll be wearing a red shirt)



SYNOPSIS - With an all-star cast, Wes Anderson's whimsical comedy THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the world wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune - all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

GENRE - Comedy

DIRECTOR - Wes Anderson

CAST - Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Edward Norton, Mathieu Amalric, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Léa Seydoux, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, and introducing T

DURATION - 100 mins

RATING - M15+ (Mature audiences: Contains mild violence, mild sexual references, some nudity and some coarse language). 


Meeting Time - 1:30pm

Movie Session Time - 2:00pm

Meeting Location - We'll gather in the cinema's Coffee Lounge opposite the box office from 1:30pm onwards, before entering the cinema at 1:50pm.

TICKETS - $12 for Palace Club members. If you have a Palace Club membership card (or a concession card), please buy your ticket, grab a coffee and take a seat in the cinema's Coffee Lounge opposite the box office. If you don't have a card, simply ask a group member if you can borrow their Palace Club card, as it allows up to two discounted tickets to be purchased per session.

PARKING - Free parking is available in the streets surrounding the cinema. Weekends can be busy, so allow extra time to find a parking spot.


DRINK AFTERWARDS - For those who are free, we'll regroup in the cinema's Coffee Lounge after the movie for a drink.

$2 CONTRIBUTION - It would be sincerely appreciated if members could contribute a $2 coin at the event to help cover our group's ongoing Meetup.com membership fees. Guests of members don't need to contribute. Please give your coin to the Event Host. Thanks so much!

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  • AJ

    Thanks so much for arranging & hosting this event, Madeline! Everyone had a wonderful time & I only wish I could've been there to join in the fun!

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • Angus

    Classic movie. Great to see you all, and hang out afterward. :-)

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • Mark

    Great movie and great company, very enjoyable day.

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Madeline

    This is a fun, quirky movie with a great cast. The company was excellent too - thanks to all who could make it :)

    April 12, 2014

  • John C.

    Grand Budapest Hotel is hilarious! Ralph Fiennes performance is top notch, against type, and Wes Anderson's idiosyncratic style is perfect, in a Marx Brothers farcical manner. Terrific conversation after the film.

    1 · April 12, 2014

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