Before Midnight: Cedar Lee/ Lopez


“Before Midnight” takes place in Greece and is a story of a romance that has spanned decades.

This film is part of a trilogy that has a cult-like following. However, each one is self contained and you do not have to see them in chronological order.

The first movie (Before Sunrise, 1995) was about two 20 somethings who just happen to meet in Vienna and spend the day together. The second film (Before Sunset, 2004) is about the same two people meeting again a decade later--this time in Paris.

4:35PM MOVIE at the Cedar Lee

Meet us in the lobby about 15 minutes ahead of time or look for the group inside the theater or meet us afterward not too far from the ticket office.

Food and drink/discussion at Lopez on Lee --after the movie around 6:45pm. We will just walk across the street-

******If you cannot find us in the lobby of the movie theater after the movie, please go the the restaurant and ask the manager for the "movie group".********

Before Midnight--synopsis

We meet Celine and Jesse nine years after their last rendezvous. Almost two decades have passed since their first encounter on a train bound for Vienna, and we now find them in their early forties in Greece. Before the clock strikes midnight, we will again become part of their story.

1 hr. 48 min.

Drama, Romance, Comedy

Directed By:Richard Linklater

Written By:Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy


Mary F. Pols, Time Magazine

If I were only allowed to see one movie this year, I'd want it to be Before Midnight. If I were only allowed two trips to a theater this year, I'd see it twice.

Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic

Before Midnight” is a wonderful movie , and it’s not immediately clear just why.

Like the other films in what is now Richard Linklater’s trilogy, “Before Sunrise” and “Before Sunset,” this is really just a couple of people talking. Often they walk, sometimes they drive, sometimes they sit. Occasionally they look at a picturesque attraction in the European settings where the films take place.

But mostly they talk.

And we listen.

Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

What Linklater, Delpy and Hawke have achieved with their trilogy is at once fluidly cinematic and novelistic, with stories behind the stories and possible endings beyond the endings we're given.,0,38950.column




Tips for improving the restaurant experience:

  • Let us know your dinner plans when you RSVP so that we can either save you a seat at the "Movie Group" table or plan to meet you at the movie.
  • Print out a map or enter the restaurant address in your GPS ahead of time.
  • We can't always split the checks so please bring CASH to pay for your meal.
  • If you don't see us when you walk in, ask to sit with the "Movie Group".

The $5.00 yearly fee (or $1.50 for one movie) goes toward charges incurred for using the MeetUp website. You can access PayPal (see link in left hand column) or pay your fee to the Organizer at the event.

In the world of Independent films, it is recommended that you check back a few days before the event to make sure the movie, restaurant, location or time has not changed.

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  • Nancy

    Thank you, Renu, for another well-planned event. The movie was so true to life that, indeed, it was difficult to watch. I'm glad I saw it, though.

    June 24, 2013

  • Renu

    While the other films in this series were about courtship—about connecting, this one is about separation—a distance between two people living together…and a few times, it was jarring and difficult to watch. However, as always, it was thought provoking and well done. Definitely, a film worth seeing. Fun evening-thanks to all who came.

    June 24, 2013

  • Tanya

    Sorry guys, something came up for me tomorrow so wont be attending. Please enjoy the movie!!

    June 22, 2013

  • Christopher B

    Would like to go but have prior commitment. The first two movies were excellent, so this one should be no different.

    June 22, 2013

  • Amy

    Really enjoyed this film!

    June 18, 2013

  • Susan

    I agree with Renu, George. Question: Do you consider most romantic comedies as chick-flicks? I loved the first two in this series but never considered them chick-flicks.

    June 10, 2013

    • Marian

      What Renu said.

      June 16, 2013

    • Susan

      I love this! A discussion before we even see the film. I agree with Renu. It was my first inclination but then I googled it. There are different explanations of chick flicks apparently. I really am looking forward to seeing this movie no matter how it is classified.

      June 16, 2013

  • Barb P

    Another movie I'd love to see but have a prior commitment!

    June 11, 2013

  • George

    As much as I would love to be surrounded by a dozen ladies, you don't need me interrupting your chick-flick

    June 9, 2013

    • Renu

      Oh come on George--we would love a man's point of view.

      June 9, 2013

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