Dinner and a Movie: The Great Gatsby

And the Great Gatsby wins by a pretty hefty margin. I guess that's cause he's so great! (Ha ha...ha...ha...Okay, I apologize for the bad joke) The breakdown of votes is as follows:

Iron Man 3- 14

Pain & Gain- 2

The Great Gatsby- 31

Peeples- 1

 

We'll be catching the 8:10pm showing of The Great Gatsby. So we'll meet in the lobby of the AMC Loews 34th Street 14 Theater at 7:30pm, so we'll have time to find each other, buy tickets for those that haven't bought them ahead of time, and then get seats in the theater. Since this is the opening weekend, and the movie looks to be pretty popular, I recommend strongly that you buy your tickets ahead of time, otherwise there's the chance of them being sold out. I'm buying mine, now.

We'll head over to the Skylight Diner, about a block away from the theater, afterwards for some ok food and excellent conversation.

Depending on what people feel like after the dinner, we'll see about getting some drinks in the area.

 

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  • Rose

    Thanks Shawn for organizing this one .

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Shawn for organizing this. Hope we can do this again soon.

    May 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time.

    May 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was well organized and met a great group of people. It was nice meeting all of you and hope we can do this again.

    1 · May 12, 2013

  • Jelmer de V.

    One seat left far back left (with back to screen)

    May 11, 2013

  • Zhao

    Got here a bit late, but I made it! I'll try to find some of you guys after the movie

    May 11, 2013

  • Shawn

    We're headed in to the theater, now. Text me when you get here and we'll see if we can get seats close together.

    May 11, 2013

    • Jelmer de V.

      Haha nvm I guess it's already filing up everywhere

      May 11, 2013

    • Shawn

      We have a few seats in the back left corner if you're facing away from the screen. Just tell the people saving them you're with the meetup group.

      May 11, 2013

  • sridhar

    Could you hold one for me please

    May 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't do a late night tonight. Maybe next time!

    May 11, 2013

  • Ashton G.

    I'm running a few minutes behind. Ill see you all soon...wearing a teal shirt with orange purse.

    May 11, 2013

    • Shawn

      Ok, we'll be in the lobby for a few more minutes and then we'll head into the theater.

      May 11, 2013

  • Nathan

    Who is here? And how do I spot those those are here

    May 11, 2013

    • Shawn

      There's a large group of us standing near the ticket machines in the lobby.

      May 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey I'm running a little late im so sorry. Will try to find you guys inside but if I miss you ill see you after for sure. See you soon

    May 11, 2013

  • CJ

    I'm a few blocks away. See you all soon!

    May 11, 2013

  • Lisa

    OK, first timer, see you all soon!

    May 11, 2013

  • M

    I'm here at the lobby, anyone else here?

    May 11, 2013

    • Halima

      So am I . What are you wearing?

      May 11, 2013

    • Karla T

      Hi I'm Here in the lobby... Rubber boots and brown bag standing next to star trek poster by the entrance door. Long umbrella.

      May 11, 2013

  • Shawn

    I'm two blocks away. I'll be there in a minute.

    May 11, 2013

  • M

    I'm here, I got a ticket for 8:30pm though 3D

    May 11, 2013

  • CJ

    I just bought the ticket-- first very first Meetup! I moved to NYC last week, and I'm looking forward to making new friends!

    May 11, 2013

  • Svetlana

    I won't make it by 8, sorry. See you, guys, next time.

    May 11, 2013

  • Zhao

    I'm going to be wearing yellow rain boots and carrying a chocolate-colored leather bag, so just join me whenever you see me in the lobby. That way the group can gather.

    1 · May 11, 2013

  • Rose

    Hi . I just joined the group . Is it still possible to get a ticket to the theater ? Thanks

    May 11, 2013

    • Rose

      I was able to bought ticket .:)

      May 11, 2013

  • M

    Dang, is there any other way to get a ticket. You folks will find this hard to believe, but I DON'T OWN A CREDIT CARD LOL

    May 11, 2013

    • Jeff B.

      I'd recommend going to the theater this afternoon and paying in cash.

      May 11, 2013

    • M

      Sounds good

      May 11, 2013

  • Nathan

    Feeling like happy hour if anyone is interested.

    May 11, 2013

  • Ashton G.

    This will be my first meetup with the group!! I'm excited to meet you all. :-)

    May 11, 2013

  • Jeff B.

    I decided to reread The Great Gatsby before tonight's meetup and am realizing that Shawn and Gatsby are practically the same guy. For those of you who meet him tonight for the first time, tell me if this isn't true. From p. 52, "He smiled understandingly--much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance on it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced--or seemed to face--the whole external world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice on your favor. It understood you just so far as you wanted to be understood, believe in you as you would like to believe in yourself and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey."

    1 · May 11, 2013

    • Liz

      get a room

      1 · May 11, 2013

  • Ginger

    Just got my ticket! Hope I can find everyone. See you soon!

    May 11, 2013

  • Anabella

    Hi there;
    I am having issues buying the ticket. No worries, if I can't get it this time It'll be next.
    Cheers & if I don't see you have LOTS of FUN!!

    May 11, 2013

  • Nathan

    Anyway someone can grab me a ticket in advance. I dipped out of the city to visit my oma on my day off. Unless we don't think the show will be sold out and I can just grab one tonorrow.

    May 10, 2013

    • Shawn

      Nathan, I recommend you get your ticket online- it's what I did. If there is something preventing you from purchasing a ticket online, I don't mind helping you out, but only if you're absolutely sure you're going to be there. Let me know.

      May 10, 2013

    • Nathan

      Yeah thanks I got my ticket a little while ago. See everyone tonight.

      May 11, 2013

  • Karen

    Hi Shawn, I might join you guys at the diner. About what time do you think you will be there? Thanks

    May 11, 2013

  • Shawn

    I also just tried and the tickets seem to still be available. It might have been a glitch before.

    May 11, 2013

    • Jeff B.

      It must have been. I also got two tickets just now on the Fandango app. As F. Scott Fitzgerald might write, "So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into AMC 34th Street and Skylight Diner."

      May 11, 2013

  • su

    found out later i have something to do w. my orig. family

    May 11, 2013

  • Myneka

    The 8:10 tickets are sold out. :/. For the people that can't get tickets, what are we suppose to do? The earliest showing available is 10:30 p.m.

    May 10, 2013

    • Shawn

      Hey Thien, believe it or not, it won't be a problem at the Diner. I've brought HUGE groups and been seated immediately. It's probably the main reason I continue to use them for dinner and a movie events.

      May 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Shawn!

      May 11, 2013

  • Shariq

    Hey Shawn, is it for 7:50 PM show at 34th street that I need to book. I don't see a 7 PM show

    May 10, 2013

    • Shawn

      Hey Shariq, sorry for not responding sooner. Its the 8:10pm show we're catching.

      May 11, 2013

  • Halima

    Hey everyone!
    For you guys who couldn't purchase a ticket earlier on I JUST purchased a ticket for 8:10 pm. Here is the link: http://mobile.fandango.com/link.jsp?a=12181&t=6011&ftms=false
    Try again! :)

    May 10, 2013

    • Halima

      I am new to this but lookingforward to meeting you guys tomorrow :)

      May 10, 2013

    • Karla T

      Hey Thanks! It worked :D !

      May 11, 2013

  • Shariq

    Shawn, there are no more tickets available for 8:10…Any suggestions?

    May 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, I know this is a team / group event, but after looking at the critics' reviews, I can't imagine sitting through this version.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1343092/criticreviews?ref_=tt_ov_rt

    I think I am going to buy the 8:15PM ticket to Iron Man, and see if I can catch up with you guys at the diner later.

    May 10, 2013

    • Merlene

      Was it that bad lol.

      May 10, 2013

    • Jamaal

      I saw Iron Man 3. Was very disappointed in that movie.

      May 10, 2013

  • Karla T

    Just got off work :( I dont see any more tickets. Rats.

    May 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bought my ticket >_<

    May 10, 2013

  • Karla T

    I'm at work right now until late and I have work early tomorrow. I need help catching the ticket. I'm definitely going.

    May 10, 2013

    • Karla T

      Yes! I usually buy things with my card at the theater. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll do just that

      May 10, 2013

    • Merlene

      Hey shawn can you buy my ticket plz im definitely coming tomorrow.let me know so i wont have to go and get it tonight after work

      May 10, 2013

  • Dee D.

    I'll catch you all the next time around

    May 10, 2013

  • Merlene

    I've never read the book.im just hoping it's not boring lol

    May 10, 2013

  • M

    I've always wanted to see what this gatsby was abot without reading the whole book lol

    May 10, 2013

    • Jeff B.

      It's not a long book, and it's a masterpiece. I recommend it!

      May 10, 2013

  • Christine N.

    I have a baby shower at the same time sorry definitely next time

    May 10, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    Iron Man 3

    May 9, 2013

  • Lucy L.

    Gatsby, Gatsby~~

    May 9, 2013

  • mary

    Gatsby I agree

    May 9, 2013

  • antchandie

    Hi everyone...I just join your group...looking forward to meet all of you....my choice is Gatsby

    May 9, 2013

  • Shariq

    Gatsby all the way

    May 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a newbie. Looking forward to my first meetup.

    1 · May 9, 2013

  • Dana M.

    Can't wait!

    May 9, 2013

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