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    Sign up here if you'd like to receive notifications of informal events that will be led by group members such as the following:

    * Weekday matinees

    * Weeknight movies

    * Last-minute movies ("Anyone want to see ___ tonight?")



    The purpose of allowing members to suggest informal events is so that members who are unable to attend the group's official events (usually on F-Sun) due to scheduling conflicts can still enjoy a movie with other people in the group.

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  • Valerie

    Anyone interested in the movie "Heaven Is For Real" with Greg Kinnear, on Saturday at the Orinda Theater at one of the matinees (12:45 PM or 3:45 PM)?

    April 18, 2014

    • It's S.

      Oh ok, that will work. Is parking easy?

      April 19, 2014

    • Valerie

      Especially on a Sunday. Just take note of street parking signs. Best bet is to park in the garage. If the gate is down (unlikely on Sundays) get the ticket validated at the theater candy counter.

      April 19, 2014

  • Valerie

    Anyone interested in the movie Bears are welcome to come join us and meetup at the Century 16 Theater at Pleasant Hill at 4:55pm today for the 5:15 pm showing.

    April 19, 2014

  • Lana

    Check out Paul Janoff's suggestion to see Draft day on Saturday the 19th in the afternoon (pleasant hill):

    April 17, 2014

  • Lana

    Carola posted a suggestion for LA BOHEME ENCORE (2014) here: If you like opera, check it out and let her know if you're interested!

    2 · March 31, 2014

  • debi

    Jaime - are you going tonight (Friday, 2/28)?

    February 28, 2014

    • Jaime G.

      So Sorry I just saw this! Yes I did go tonight

      February 28, 2014

  • Jaime G.

    I plan on seeing philomena in Rheem the 6:35 showing if anyone wants to join me.

    February 28, 2014

  • Valerie

    Just FYI, but the Century 16 Pleasant Hill parking garage has been pretty full since Christmas. For meetups there, you might want to allow an extra 20 minutes for finding parking.

    January 19, 2014

    • Becca

      thanks for the heads up!

      January 19, 2014

  • Tom

    Weekday Afternoon Matinee - new Jack Ryan flick

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Jaime G.

    I am planing on hosting a movie this Sunday afternoon around 4pm. What are people interested in seeing: Gravity (leaning towards this movie), Don Jon, or Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2.

    1 · September 30, 2013

    • Lana

      Bill is already doing a PM event on Saturday - the sneak peek of the Tom Hanks movie. ;)

      October 3, 2013

    • Lee

      I meant afternoon event.

      October 3, 2013

  • Karen

    Sorry this Karen C can't attend this one, already have plans.

    September 30, 2013

  • antonio b.

    is this going to be in sf ca. if not e-mail me for changes ok thank u.

    September 30, 2013

    • Jaime G.

      We mainly host movies in the East Bay. Mainly in Pleasant Hill, Concord and sometimes Berkeley.

      September 30, 2013

    • Lana

      If there's an event in SF, feel free to post a suggestion for it and announce it here though!

      September 30, 2013

  • Art E.

    I please need a location

    September 30, 2013

    • Lana

      This is just a general sign-up sheet for those who'd like to receive emails about member-led events. Members post a suggestion and they announce it here for those who'd like to receive the notifications. Not everyone in the group would like to receive notices about member-led events. See the details above for more information and the examples below.

      September 30, 2013

  • Lana

    September 12, 2013

    • Lana

      Tickets need to be reserved by Friday the 13th at 2pm.

      September 12, 2013

  • Lana

    Check out Valerie's suggestion to watch the Lone Ranger on Monday, July 8th at noon here:

    July 7, 2013

  • Lana

    Check out Valerie's suggestion to watch the Lone Ranger here:

    July 5, 2013

  • Lana

    Check out Valerie's suggestion for the "International Film Showcase" in Napa to see "Someone Like Me":

    June 11, 2013

    • Lana

      Orinda date/time has not been announced yet.

      June 11, 2013

  • Lana

    Just a quick "head's up" that Karen is hosting an informal viewing of "Before Midnight" on Saturday June 1st. Meeting time 4pm in Pleasant Hill. See here for more details:

    1 · May 31, 2013

    • Karen

      thanks Lana! This is too good a movie to miss :)

      June 1, 2013

  • mary s.

    this movie got a great review, but I'm going to rent the two previous ones, so i know the background!

    May 31, 2013

  • Lana

    Check out "Girl Rising" posted by Susan. It requires 12 RSVPs to be "green lighted":

    1 · May 21, 2013

  • antonio b.

    yes keep me in your movie events thank u

    May 21, 2013

  • Lana

    Check out 'Double feature @ YBCA, "Yellow Line" followed by "Revenge of the Pearl Queen" ' on May 26 at Yerba Buena:

    1 · May 20, 2013

  • Lana

    Check out Anthony's post to watch "Identity Thief" on Sunday:

    February 27, 2013

  • Lana

    Aaron posted something about watching Hansel and Gretel tonight at 9:

    January 31, 2013

  • Lana

    This is for those of you who like a good scare. Check out Ronnie's suggestion for "Mama in Pleasant Hill" here:

    January 29, 2013

  • Lana

    Dorian wants to know if anyone is interested in watching "This is 40" at the Solano West Wind Drive In tonight (wednesday, 1/23) at 7:30pm. Contact him from his profile:

    January 23, 2013

  • Lana

    Check out Ben's post in the message board about an encore for Argo on - possibly - Thursday night:

    January 22, 2013

  • Lana

    Hey history buffs! Check out "Lincoln at the Movies" - an event at the WC Library on 1/31:

    January 10, 2013

  • Lana

    Check out Gina's post about watching Life of Pi tonight (Thursday, 1/3 @ 7:30pm):

    January 3, 2013

  • Marga

    Yes..sometimes I feel like watching movies other than Netflix at home...thanks.

    December 28, 2012

  • Terry

    Thanks Lana!

    December 11, 2012

  • Lana

    I've posted a suggestion for Anna Karenina @ the Albany Twin Saturday 11/24 if anyone is interested. I'll be there watching "A Late Quartet" at around the same time. Currently it's a no-host suggestion, but if there's enough interest, I'll combine the two:

    November 23, 2012

  • Lana

    An update for any of you who were interested in the Tarentino films on the big screen (Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs): They are not showing this weekend. Rather, they're being shown *December* 4th and 6th. See the suggested events for more info.

    November 4, 2012

  • Lana

    Check out Aaron's suggestion for Denzel Washington's movie "Flight" for this Friday night (tomorrow!). Look for Aaron and RSVP there so he knows who to expect:

    November 1, 2012

  • Lana

    Howdy folks! Check out some of the newly (and formerly) suggested events for Halloween/November and RSVP if you're interested! * Halloween re-release (10/30) * Reservoir Dogs (11/4) * Pulp Fiction (11/6) * The Great Escape (11/7) * The Sting (11/14)*

    October 28, 2012

  • Lana

    Check out David's suggestion for the International Film Showcase movie of the month in Orinda. It is an Israeli film called "Noodle": At thirty-seven, Miri is a twice-widowed, El Al flight attendant. Her well-regulated existence is suddenly turned upside down by an abandoned Chinese boy whose migrant-worker mother has been summarily deported from Israel. The film is a touching comic-drama in which two human beings — as different from each other as Tel Aviv is from Beijing — accompany each other on a remarkable journey, one that takes them both back to a meaningful life.

    October 17, 2012

  • Lana

    Hey all, I posted a suggestion for a re-release of "Halloween" shown on 2 dates: 10/25 and 10/30. Check them out in the suggested meetups section!

    October 15, 2012

  • Lana

    I just posted some more classics: Gone with the Wind, 20k Leagues under the Sea, The Great Escape, The Sting. See them in the suggested section:

    September 23, 2012

  • Lana

    Michelle has posted a bunch of suggested events (The Birds, E.T., Lawrence of Arabia, Frankenstein/Bride of Frankenstein, To Kill a Mockingbird). Check them out here:

    September 10, 2012

  • Lana

    Michelle has posted a bunch of events for Classic series in Pleasant Hill...check it out on the homepage! 8/30 High Noon, 9/6 Doctor Zhivago, 9/13 Chinatown, 9/20 Bridge on River Kwai, 9/27 African Queen. today their website shows a deal to buy the remaining 5 shows for a total of $25.

    August 29, 2012

  • Lana

    Posted by Dee: SLEEPWALK WITH ME-Appearance at Shattuck Cinemas: Mike Birbiglia in person 9/3

    August 16, 2012

  • Lana

    Suggestion (by Judi): Close encounters of the Third kind at the paramount 8/17. Express your interest here:

    July 14, 2012

  • Lana

    Last minute movie: A clockwork orange in Pleasant Hill tonight at 7pm ( 45 minutes!):

    July 11, 2012

  • Consuela

    twist my arm...nights weekdays, or possibly matinees on fri's.

    January 5, 2012

  • Lana

    Since this is kind of an experiment w/ the email settings, pls email me directly for input and if you'd like, feel free to put your day/night/time preference in your RSVP comment so others will know everyone's availability.

    January 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for doing this, Lana. I sometimes go to a movie on Tuesday nights since I don't have my kids, so it would be great to be able to contact others to see if anyone's free to go :)

    1 · January 5, 2012

  • Consuela

    IC, so then in theory, there is an additional setting that allows the folks who rsvp yes, to get on a special list that allows them to receive these notices, and those who rsvp no, or do nothing, to not get them?

    January 5, 2012

  • Lana

    @Consuela: when a member suggests a meetup, only the leadership team gets an email; members don't. There are three announcement settings: leadership team only, 3+ members will announce, or announce when a member suggests. I have it set up so that only organizers can announce an event to ensure that there'll be a host for every event. The latter 2 settings don't send an email to non-leadership team members so if a member suggests an informal event, no one will know about it.

    January 5, 2012

  • Consuela is this different than "suggest a meetup?"

    January 5, 2012


  • Lana
    Main, Organizer
    Event Host

    I created this group in order to create more of a community atmosphere relating to my love of... more

  • Laura W.

    I am recently moved back to the Bay to be near my kids...two of the three moved due to work and... more

  • Carola

    I live in Pleasant Hill and like theater and movies. Had no idea there's a movie... more

  • amarilis

    Hi... I just moved to the Bay area and would love to meet new friends

  • Kemmellie

    I enjoy observing pop-cultural trends and have long-standing obsessions with actresses, the... more

  • Cheryl B.

    I love to go to the movie theater. Moved to area 4 mos. ago and would like to go with other... more

  • It's S.

    I've been finding myself hitting the movies a lot for various reasons, so nothing better than to... more

  • Harry B.

    I am a single male and have lived most of my life in the Contra Costa area, I currently live in... more

  • Les H.

    My name is Les Honig, am single and grew up in NYC...I am a retired hs math... more

  • Julie G.

    Fantastic film fan from far afield

  • Mary L.

    Longtime resident of Orinda. Widowed 4 years ago and looking for people with whom to enjoy movies.

  • sandra

    Urban East Bay cinephile who ventures further East sometimes.

  • Tom-Concor­d

    Single parent with 2 of 3 out of the nest, lived in concord the last 14 years. ... more

  • debi

    Hello - I am interested in meeting like-minded folks that enjoy good movies and conversation.

  • Ronald

    I love movies. Each week I am at the theatre watching the latest release. I collect... more

  • Tracy L.

    Techgrrl, movie addict and book lover. Spend my spare time with my TiVo,my dogs and my garden

  • Spencer

    I love making new friends while enjoying great movies.

  • Olya

    Like everyone here, enjoy watching all kinds of movies. It is even more fun with a great group... more

  • Art E.

    Well hello my name is Art and I am looking for a partner to do exciting things with. it's always... more

  • Lee
    Cinephile Aficionado,

    Hi, I'm Lee. I love movies - in the theater, from Red Box or Netflix, and streaming.

  • Patty

    Love to watch films and would enjoy meeting some new people to watch them with and discuss them.

  • M +1

    Just moved to San Ramon so im looking for a way to get out and meet some new people--though­t... more

  • Darren

    I'm a Netflix fan, since so many movies fit the "I'll wait for the rental" category for me, but... more

  • Ben

    Movie lover who goes to too many movies alone.

  • Kevin

    Enjoy movies.

  • Denise

    I recently relocated to Walnut Creek from SF

  • Lisa

    I am in my 40's, work in the legal profession, have 2 dogs and a cat. Like to go to the movies.

  • SusanZ

    Susan from El Cerrito

  • Jessica W

    Hi, I'm looking forward to seeing movies with everyone!

  • Dorothy
    Events Team,

    Hi I'm Dorothy and I enjoy going to the movies and making new friends.

  • shakti

    I live in East Bay and love movies.

  • Tom

    Hiker, native plant enthusiast and gardener. I'd be going to movies this time of... more

  • Carol W.

    My name is Carol W. and I am interested in watching movies.

  • Tulsi S.

    Hi, I recently moved to Walnut Creek for work. I work as an Engineer for an energy management... more

  • Valerie
    Leadership Team, Cinephile Aficionado

    Have to do other stuff to not watch movies all the time. I've not walked out of... more

  • Shirley M.

    Recently retired, active in many cultural activities

  • Ron

    I am a professional and a father of 3 who thoroughly enjoys movies.

  • Sydne W.

    I am a single, retired and new to the Bay Area. I would like to meet interesting active people,... more

  • Ella

    Hi, I enjoy watching movies.

  • Vickie

    I'm a recently retired social worker with lots of time on my hands.

  • Stephanie

    Long time Contra Costa resident. Really enjoy movies but don't go enough.

  • Jackie G.

    I am a retired banker and school teacher. I moved here from the Chicagoland area.... more

  • David

    Interested in cinema from all eras & genres.

  • Mike

    I love most genres of movies especially horror. I look forward to meeting some fellow enthusiasts.

  • Kiburi

    Hello everyone, I'm new to the bay area originally from LA. Looking to meet cool... more

  • Spencer T. C.

    Hi there! I'm a huge movie buff. Not only do I love watching movies, but I read tons of books... more

  • Timothy H.

    Hello, I am a single fifty-five year old guy who loves movies.

  • Barry

    I am looking for new friends who enjoy the talkies.

  • Dawn

    I love movies and am looking forward to meeting some new friends in the process!

  • Juliet J.

    My name is Juliet. I love seeing movies and can't always find a friend interested in joining me.... more

  • Shamekia


  • Franco

    I love great movies, and yes, I cried at Old Yeller...

  • Debra

    I'm a big movie fan and look forward to meeting others with the same interest.

  • Ellen W.

    I am Ellen and love all sorts of movies.

  • Marga

    I want to start a new­ more fun things for friendhip. I am a high... more

  • Terry
    Founding Member

    I love movies and look forward to discussing them with others.

  • Teresa

    Hi! I'm looking forward to watching good films and meeting new people.

  • DJ

    Big time movie buff :D

  • Ann

    I love seeing new movies so I'm thrilled to find this group!

  • Steve

    Love going to the movies of all sorts and discussing them afterwards.

  • Jill


  • Laurel

    Hi, I'm Laurel. I have always been a fan of good movies.

  • JD

    As a recently moved resident to the East Bay that enjoys movies, this group sounds like a great... more

  • Katie

    Hi--I'm Katie, pretty fussy about movies, but always up for company to the good ones.

  • Joy

    Hi .. I really enjoy movies and your group looks like it has featured some great films!... more

  • Francois

    Aloha!! I'm Francois. Looking to meet some new friends plus I love movies!!!

  • Isabela

    Hi, I'm Isabela. I enjoy going to the movies on the weekends.

  • connie

    Always up for a good movie!

  • Terry

    Hello everyone, I am an indie film buff... more

  • Mylisa

    Hi, I love movies and most of my friends are married or live far away and we don't get to hang... more

  • Marla

    I still love seeing movies on the big screen and it's so fun to talk about them after with friends!

  • myka
    Founding Member

    I enjoy meeting new people and I love going to the movies, and hanging out with fun upbeat... more

  • Suparna

    This sounds like fun group. I really enjoy movies and discussions afterward.

  • Daryl

    I enjoy going to the movies but rarely go with anyone else. I thought it might be... more

  • James

    new to area , always a fan to new ideas

  • Adele


  • Anthony

    I'm a pretty shy, but very outgoing once I feel comfortable. I love getting... more

  • Linda H

    I enjoy movies...and it's a lot more fun going with a friend or two!

  • Peter
    Leadership Team/Founding Member
  • mark
    Leadership Team, Cinephile Aficionado

    I've always been interested in movies ever since I took a film class in college (first time I'd... more

  • Michelle S.

    I love movies and think it would be fun to go with others and have time to chat about it afterward.

  • Valentina

    hello :-) I hope to join you for a movie soon!

  • Jose San M.

    I'm a Concord native and movie lover who is looking for fellow cinophiles to hang out with and... more

  • Gina Day, O.

    I'd like to join fun people to watch and discuss good movies.

  • Jaime G.
    Leadership Team, Cinephile Aficionado, Co-Organizer

    Big film and TV buff. Enjoy watching all types of Film from indie to blockbusters.

  • Andrea

    Live in Walnut Creek, love movies

  • Michael
    Cinephile Aficionado

    I used to go to movies every week, but I have let it slip away. I want to get back... more

  • Becca

    Hi I'm a 40 yr old female, I live in Concord...My good friends have seemed to have moved away... more

  • Julia

    I would like to meet people who enjoy films as much as I do.

  • Consuela
    Founding Member,
  • Sara
    Cinephile Aficionado

    Hi. I am a big movie fan and love both mainstream and indie films. ... more

  • Aleta

    I'm Aleta. I enjoy movies.

  • Alicia

    I love love love love movies...but don't go often b/c I never seem to have anyone to go with -... more

  • Leslie

    I love movies!!! Best of all I like going to movies and hanging out with nice... more

  • Annette

    Hello everyone. I've always enjoyed watching a good movie and meeting new people. What a great... more

  • Deirdre G.

    I am a single woman living in Walnut Creek who enjoys movies tremendously. I am... more

  • Yajaira

    Hello everyone. I look forward to meeting you all and watching great movies.

  • Rosalie

    I like going to the movies and it's always more fun with company.

  • Andi

    I am looking forward to making some new movie-going friends.

  • Kevin H.

    I've been interested in movies since I was a kid. Growing up in Albany, the Albany Theater would... more

  • Mark W.

    I love movies and like socializing with people who are also passionate about them!

  • Jeff A.

    I'm Jeff, I'm 29, and I've lived in Walnut Creek all my life. When I'm not working or... more

  • Ron
    Founding Member
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  • Rose C
    Cinephile Aficionado

    I love movies. I am looking for others who like to see a wide range of films.

  • John
    Cinephile Aficionado

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  • Karen

    Hi, I love movies - all kinds of movies from indies to classics...ok,­ not so much today's... more

  • mary s.

    Mary Scheele. This is the third Meetup group I've joined. They are... more

  • Monica

    Hello, my name is Monica and I would like to meet people to take in a movie and then discuss... more

  • Michelle

    Hi - I love to watch movies and there's not always someone to go with so I thought I'd join your... more

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