Event Etiquette

Thank you so much for being a part of the Raleigh Movie Fans Meetup Group. We are happy that you have decided to join us and view movies with us. In order to have a successful group, we ask that you abide by these guidelines. This helps us, the organizers, have more successful events and you, the members, have a better time at the Meetups.

Be on time

We understand that there are circumstances that prevent members from arriving to every event on time (ie, traffic, weather, personal issues, etc.). This is why the time posted occurs before the actual start time of the movie. If you are running a few minutes behind, you will still make the show. If you choose to come later or have trouble arriving on time, it may be difficult to locate the group. Whichever organizer plans the event will try to inform theater staff of our whereabouts if we are not at posted meeting place. The best way to find us is to get there around the posted time.

The organizer will wait until 5 minutes prior to the movie start time. So, if a movie starts at 12, someone will wait until 11:55 for late arrivals. After that, the organizer will assume there are no more people coming, and will go into the movie so they won't miss part of the show. No one should expect us to wait indefinitely for people who possibly are not coming.

Please note that if you know you will be late, it would be good to give the organizer a heads up, so that someone will know to expect you. We will always provide our cell phone numbers in case you have trouble finding us, are going to get there late, or need more information.

Try to honor your RSVP

If 20 people say "yes" and only 5 people show, then somebody looking for a large group may miss us. Of course, not every "yes" will be able to show. That's ok as we know there may be things that come up last minute, but we would prefer at least a majority of the people who RSVP to show. If you say "yes", you are only RSVP'ing for the movie. If the group decides to gather before or after the movie to socialize, you do not have to attend if you'd rather go home.

If you say "maybe", the organizer won't count on you being there, unless you call or email to say you are coming. Either way, the organizer will wait the standard amount of time before going into the theater for all participants who show up at the last minute.

If you say "no", don't just show up unless you call the organizer. Some of these events have limited seating because there are only a limited amount of tickets. We hate to turn people away, so if you want to come and have RSVP's "no", simply call the organizer. Chances are there will be a "no-show" or last minute cancellation.

Bringing Kids

Kids are welcome to come as long as the movie is age appropriate. If we have a public social event (ie, cookout in a park, Exploris museum and movie, outdoor film festivals) and you feel the content is appropriate, you can bring your kids along for the event. If the event is being hosted at someone's house, it is up to them whether or not kids can attend. When in doubt, just ask.

The Raleigh Movie Fans Meetup Group cannot be held responsible for any movie you bring your child to that does not meet your standards. Thanks to the lovely Motion Picture Association of America, movies are given ratings as a way of advising individuals what to expect before they go. Please view the MPAA rating guidelines if you have a question about the appropriateness of a film for your child.

Be Courteous

We all have diverse tastes and react differently to movies. That's the great thing about being in a group. It gives you the opportunity to get lots of varying feedback and viewpoints from separate individuals. That being said, please remember to respect other people's opinions. You don't have to agree with it, you don't have to like it, you don't even have to acknowledge it. However, it is another person's right to have an opposite opinion or reaction to a movie. We encourage friendly discussion and conversation about the movies we view, but please be considerate of other people's opinions. Friendly discussion can quickly turn into a heated debate and hurt feelings if the wrong thing is said.

Table of Contents

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Frequently Asked Questions April 10, 2011 9:30 PM Diana K.
Membership April 10, 2011 9:33 PM Diana K.
Event Etiquette April 10, 2011 9:37 PM Diana K.
About The Raleigh Movie Fans Meetup Group January 8, 2012 5:10 PM Diana K.

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