We will be attending an advance showing of the film "The Place Beyond the Pines" at the Pacific Place Cinema in downtown Seattle. Our group will have guaranteed seating. The film starts at 7:00 pm, but all participants must check in with me before 6:00; otherwise your spot might be given to someone on the standby list
Here is a description of "Place...", which stars Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper, taken from Landmark Theatres's web site:
The daring new movie from director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine), The Place Beyond the Pines is a sweeping emotional drama powerfully exploring the unbreakable bond between fathers and sons. Luke (Ryan Gosling), a high-wire motorcycle stunt performer with a carnival passing through Schenectady in upstate New York, tries to reconnect with a former lover, Romina (Eva Mendes), only to learn that she has given birth to their son in his absence. Luke decides to give up life on the road to try and provide for his newfound family by taking a job as a car mechanic. Noticing Luke's ambition and talents, his employer Robin (Ben Mendelsohn) proposes to partner with Luke in a string of spectacular bank robberies—which will place Luke on the radar of ambitious rookie cop Avery Cross (Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook). Avery, who has to navigate a local police department ruled by the menacing and corrupt detective Deluca (Ray Liotta), is also struggling to balance his professional life with his family life, which includes his wife Jennifer (Rose Byrne) and their infant son. The consequences of Avery's confrontation with Luke will reverberate into the next generation
Here is the official trailer for the film:
The Place Beyond the Pines - trailer
The film has received a 73 rating at rottentomatoes.com; here is a link to that web site where you can read or scan the reviews to see if this film is for you:
tomatometer - The Place Beyond the Pines
Admission to this showing is free, and our group will be admitted ahead of everyone else. We have guaranteed seats. Please read the following directions so you understand how this will work:
The twenty-five guaranteed seats will be distributed by signing up for this event on a first-come first-served basis. If you end up as one of the twenty-five "finalists" you will get guaranteed admission if you show up no later than 6:00 outside of the Pacific Place Cinemas. When you meet me I will give you a name tag which you will need to show me when we enter the theater. Please note that if you are a no show or cancel at the last minute you will not be eligible for free preview showings in the future though you are still welcome to participate in any other cinema club meetup. Persons who had spots to the free preview showing of "Hitchcock" or "Hyde Park on Hudson" or a reservation to the Academy Awards viewing partyandmark and who did not show up will have their name removed from the "attending" list; I have your names. You can only sign up for yourself; the "guest" option has been turned off.
Our group will be admitted to the theater around 6:15 so if you arrive after that time there will be no way that I can have you admitted or pass a general admission ticket to you.
Meet me near the box office of the Pacific Place Cinema. I am an Asian American who wears glasses and who will probably be wearing a hat of some type (beret, rain hat, African skull cap). There is a head shot of me in the photo section of my profile so you can see for whom to look. My cell phone,[masked], will be on until 6:45 or thereabouts.
There will be an optional food and beverage stop at the conclusion of the film. Note: conclusion = after all of the credits have rolled by. Meet me just outside of the theater near the box office. If you use the restroom notify someone so that we do not leave without you
From March 28 to April 2 meetup.com's reservation system will be set to "automatic". This means that if there is a cancellation the first person (i.e., the one who has been on the list the longest) on the waiting list will be moved to the "attending" list. On the night of April 2 the reservation system will be set to "manual". When an opening occurs everyone on the waiting list will be sent an email notifying him or her of the availability of a spot. The first person who logs onto this page and changes his/her status will get the opening. Anyone who reads this page and who is not on the waiting is eligible to claim the opening. Once the spot is taken everyone else cannot make a reservation until an opening occurs again.