Reel & Meal, Willow Creek 12 & The Tea House, Wed., Dec. 25th, 12 p.m., Plymouth

December 25th is fast approaching, and you know what that means: time for movies and Chinese food with your favorite heathen horde!








The Willow Creek 12 will have most of the top films, so you'll be able to choose among a selection that will allow you to get to The Tea House (directly across the parking lot) in time for our 4 p.m. seating. The final movie lineup will be listed on the Willow Creek 12's website and will appear below as we get closer to the Meetup date. Each movie listing will be followed by its show time, rating, running length, and (where available) a score and link from the movie review website Metacritic.com, which provides a synopsis, tallies up reviews and assigns a number from 0 to 100. 

Here is the list of movies and show times:

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 11:40 a.m.  PG-13 (2 hrs. 41 min.)   66 http://www.metacritic.com/movie/the-hobbit-the-desolation-of-smaug

47 Ronin 1:20 p.m.  PG-13 (2 hrs. 7 min.)   30  http://www.metacritic.com/movie/47-ronin

Frozen 1:40 p.m.  PG (1 hr. 48 min.)   74 http://www.metacritic.com/movie/frozen-2013

American Hustle 1:55 p.m.  R (2 hrs. 9 min.)   89 http://www.metacritic.com/movie/american-hustle

Philomena 12:50 p.m.  PG-13 (1 hrs. 34 min.)   76 http://www.metacritic.com/movie/philomena

Grudge Match 12:10 p.m.  PG-13 (1 hr. 53 min.)   no reviews yet  http://www.metacritic.com/movie/grudge-match

Saving Mr. Banks 11:25 a.m.  PG-13  (2 hrs. 5 min.)   59 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2140373/

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 1:50 p.m.  PG  (2 hrs. 5 min.)   44 http://www.metacritic.com/movie/the-secret-life-of-walter-mitty

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 11:45 a.m.  PG-13 (1 hr. 59 min.)   62 http://www.metacritic.com/movie/anchorman-2-the-legend-continues

Walking with Dinosaurs 1:25 p.m.  PG  (1 hr. 20 min.)   28 http://www.metacritic.com/movie/walking-with-dinosaurs

The Wolf of Wall Street 11:15 a.m.  R (2 hrs. 59 min.)   79 http://www.metacritic.com/movie/the-wolf-of-wall-street

Some films will have a show time convenient for our 4 p.m. seating at The Tea House. It's fine to get there early and wait at the bar, but they'd like us to all be there no later than 4:10 p.m. Our reservation goes until 6 p.m., as they expect to be very busy! If you favor a movie that gets out early and don't mind killing time in between the reel and the meal, go for it. The Willow Creek 12 had some great vintage pinball machines in the lobby last year, so assuming they're still there, that's an option.  :-)

Or you can skip the movies and join us at the restaurant, but you must RSVP to reserve a spot!

We plan to reserve two tables: one where diners share their entrees and another where each person chooses his or her own. Last year The Tea House lost this request and seated us at one long table. I will do my best to prevent that, but if it happens again, those who wish to share should sit closest to the window. Please let us know which table you prefer in your RSVP.

Moviegoers will meet in the lobby 15 minutes before show times. Once again, The Tea House staff asks that we all arrive at the restaurant no later than 4:10 p.m.

For more information on the Willow Creek 12 Theaters:

http://www.mullerfamilytheatres.com/theatre.php?t=WillowCreek

For more on The Tea House, including a full menu:

http://ourteahouse.com/

Hope to see you on the 25th!

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  • Jo M.

    I want to see Saving Mr. Banks. Is anyone else interested in going to that one?

    December 23

    • Jo M.

      Okay, Matthew. Enjoy your film...

      December 24

    • Deb W

      For those upset with the factual liberties taken with the film, I see PBS has a show on tonight about the author.

      January 26

  • Jack C.

    Dinner at The Tea House more than made up for the inconvenient movie schedule. Fun conversation with a great group!

    December 26

  • Jo M.

    Good location, well planned, and a great dinner experience with everyone at The Tea House. Thanks, Jack, for another successful gathering!

    December 25

  • Matthew H.

    What a great time! The movie was great, but the dinner with such a great group of people made my day!!!

    December 25

  • Rrandy M.

    I'm going to see American Hustle. I'll look for Deb W. Is anyone else going to this movie?

    December 24

    • Erica M.

      Here for the movie... Did I miss the lobby gathering?

      December 25

    • Alexa

      Sorry we didn't find each other in that throng of people -- I've never seen such a packed movie theater!!

      December 25

  • david

    Hustle sold out anyone wanna do anchorman 2 at 215

    December 25

  • Deb W

    Which showing of Philomena are you going to?

    December 25

    • George K.

      I only know of the 12:50 curtain time Jack lists.

      December 25

  • Jo M.

    Since no one else wants to see Saving Mr. Banks, and Philomena looks good, I'll go to that film. George, I'll be joining you, and whoever else is going to that one. Looking forward to it, as well as The Tea House afterward.

    December 24

  • Dave B

    Sorry I thought this was a midnight showing. I have plans for earlier. Maybe next time.

    December 24

  • Matthew H.

    Nancy and I will be there with 2 more guests...Sarah and Dillon. Please include rhem in the total.

    December 24

  • Deb W

    I'm going for American Hustle - great reviews and the best timing. Will try to watch my watch so I get to the restaurant at 4:10, even if it means leaving the film 5 minutes early.

    December 24

  • sung

    I cannot make it to the movie but will make it to the dinner, unless the snow is realy really bad.

    December 23

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sung,

      The NWS is right now calling for 2-5 mainly before midnight early Wednesday morning, so it should be done by then. Any precip on Wednesday will be lingering flurries or snow that should not accumulate much.

      1 · December 23

    • sung

      thanks

      December 24

  • Jack C.

    Thanks for catching the typo, Deb. You'll still have a bit of a wait, but a comparatively short one!

    December 19, 2013

  • Deb W

    I hope Philomena is actually showing 12:50 PM rather than AM - that's a bit too long to kill before dinner!

    1 · December 19, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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