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"Lone Survivor" - free admission w/guaranteed seats @ Thornton Place Cinema


We will be attending a free advanced showing of "Lone Survivor" at the Thornton Place Cinema which is located across the street from the Northgate shopping mall (south side). Here is a brief description of the film taken from rottentomatoes.com: “LONE SURVIVOR, starring Mark Wahlberg, tells the story of four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative who are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan.”

Here a a longer description from the Hollywood Reporter:

“The recent vogue for extreme solitary survival tales -- Life of Pi, All Is Lost, Gravity -- continues with another significant entry in Lone Survivor. A very intense, close-up visualization of the best-selling memoir about a botched Navy SEALs raid in Afghanistan written by the only man who lived to tell the tale, Marcus Luttrell, Peter Berg's film rates comparisons to Black Hawk Down as an unflinching account of a U.S. military operation in the Middle East gone very wrong. The film is concerned only with what directly confronts the characters -- and, by extension, the audience -- at any given moment. But even without any discernable political tilt in the point of view, other than for a clear enthusiasm for gung ho manliness, no spectator will be able to avoid pondering the question: Is such sacrifice worth it? Given the grim and painful nature of much of the drama, even critical plaudits and heavy promotion will have trouble pushing this Universal release beyond mid-level box office success.”

Here is a preview of this film:

Lone Survivor trailer

Rottentomatoes.com rates this film at 75 (i.e., 75% of all reviews are positive). Here is a link to that site where you can read or scan all of the reviews to see if this film is for you:

tomatometer - Lone Survivor

In case you like to read book on which a movie is based here is the link to amazon.com where the book is described. As you can see the vast majority of the 3,000 book reviews rate Lone Survivor as five stars out of five:

amazon: Lone Survivor

We will be attending the showing that starts at 7:00. 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 Thornton Place Cinemas on the street level just outside of the glass doors. Please show up earlier if you can since I have a large number of people to check-in. 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 past free preview showings or showings at my home or a reservation to the Academy Awards viewing party 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. If another person shows up with you he or she might get admitted once everyone with an RSVP and anyone on the waiting list who shows up on a speculation basis has been admitted.

Our group will be admitted to the theater around 6:20 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 (which I don't have anyway).

Meet me at the theater in in the area just outside of the entrance (i.e., glass doors); do not go past the ticket taker and up the escalator at this time. 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 6:20 or thereabouts. Please note that I use a "dumbphone" (no frills, no data capability though it does meet military standard 810G - eg, it will operate in a sand storm) so do not send me any text messages or post a comment on the web site - I will not see these.

There typically is plenty of free parking in the Thornton Place garage, in the transit center parking lot across the street to the west, and in the Northgate mall to the north. The theater is on several bus routes; check Metro for details.

Please note that this advance screening “Lone Survivor” is being held four weeks prior to its general release. Consequently security will be beefed up this evening. You might be subject to an inspection of all your bags and be subject to a body scan with a hand held metal detector. Further, you might be required to check in any device that might be used as a video recorder which includes any and all cell phones even those without still or video cameras. If you don't want to leave these devices in a bag with your name on it please leave it in your car.

A note about the meetup.com reservation system. Up until two days before the date of this event the system will be set to “automatic”. This means that if someone who has a spot on the event changes his or her RSVP to “not attending” the top person on the waiting list will get the spot. Two days before the event the system will be switched to “manual”. When someone with an RSVP changes his or her reservation to “not attending” an email will be sent to EVERYONE on the waiting list, and the first person to go to the web site and claim the spot will be added to the RSVP list. The fact that you receive an email announcing the opening does not mean that you have the spot.

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

George Liu

[masked]

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  • Rhonda

    Hi George, thank you for this treat and organizing this evernt. I had such a good time and the movie was very good. I hid my eyes a couple of times because it was so realistic. Thanks to Kyoni, Harry, and Todd for sitting with me. Hugs, Rhonda

    2 · December 13, 2013

    • Harry S

      I agree with Rhonda. George, this was really good movie event and fun discussion afterwards. Thanks for taking the effort and time into organizing these events and look forward to future events with this group. :)

      1 · December 15, 2013

  • laura

    This was a masterful retelling of a real-life battle in the Afghanistan War. It left me shaken and stirred. After the film, a few of us went out to discuss the film and I learned a lot about weapons, and methods of self-defense. I join the others in flinging 20-caliber projectiles of appreciation to George! It takes a lot of work to organize these events and answer all the questions. Thank you George!!!

    1 · December 13, 2013

  • sharda

    George:)
    Thank you so very much for all the energy, passion and hard work you put into organizing this event. You are a kindred spirit and thank you again for doing this.

    For all those who wanted to go and couldn't go for reasons only you know - YOU MISSED an amazing movie. Please go see it.

    Then, be thank you for the amazing men / women who put down their lives to keep us safe every day. Be mindful of their sacrifice everyday as you and I go about our merry way and let little things get under our skin and let it feaster of no reason at all. Also thank God that he continues to bless us and the USA for his abundance in amazing ways that many of us don't even take a minute to thank him for.

    2 · December 13, 2013

  • Phil M.

    George,
    Thank you for all the work you put into making this a successful event!

    2 · December 13, 2013

  • Warren

    Thanks for organizing another great meetup. Much Appreciated George. A great movie - thoroughly enjoyed. I salute you, your patience and your organization. I look forward to the next one.

    2 · December 12, 2013

    • Keating A.

      Thanks so much! It was amazing!

      2 · December 13, 2013

  • George L.

    December 12 @ 10 am


    The following persons will receive one half share of a general admission ticket except for those individuals who will be receiving a full share of one ticket (ie two admissions). Persons who will get a ticket for two admissions are denoted with "(+1)".

    Tony (+1)
    Jennifer
    Rebecca
    Todd
    Tran (+1)
    sharda (+1)
    Keating Allen
    Matt
    Rhonda
    Laura

    I will try to be at the venue by 5:30 to pass out general admission tickets so folks can get into the line. Also I will check in those folks who have guaranteed seating.

    1 · December 12, 2013

    • Keating A.

      I think I will be 30 minutes late. I'm sorry . You can do what you want to, and if I get there and there are still people and a ticket, then I will enter

      December 12, 2013

    • Keating A.

      I ended up making it, and they let me in. Thanks so much!

      December 13, 2013

  • Lia

    To the organizers: I'm so sorry I couldn't make it, and I hope it went well! I had every intention of coming and still drove all the way to the theater, having left work a bit early, but what Google maps said would take 30 minutes took over an hour and a half. So even leaving some extra time I was extremely late. Welcome to Seattle traffic! Sorry :(

    December 12, 2013

  • Tony

    THANKS AGAIN, George for all your work pulling this together!!

    December 12, 2013

  • Thomas S.

    As always Amazing.

    December 12, 2013

  • Carla

    Oh my!! I am at the wrong theatre lol. No wonder I can't find you ;) the silver lining - someone had a plus one to walter mitty!!!

    1 · December 12, 2013

  • Larry

    George, reading all the back-and-forth about doling out tickets for this event over several weeks (?) has me thinking that you must have the patience of a saint!

    4 · December 12, 2013

    • laura

      You can park in the park-and-ride lot next door for free!

      December 12, 2013

    • Larry

      I've never paid for parking at Thornton Place

      December 12, 2013

  • Phil M.

    George,
    If a 1/2 share ticket should be available I'd gladly take advantage of it! Please put me on the list!

    December 12, 2013

  • Rhonda

    Wooohooo, see you tonight.

    December 12, 2013

  • sharda

    George:

    1. You are a patient soul.
    2. I am attending by myself. You were great in offering me the +1. I don't need the +1 - willing to share it with someone. So they pay for the movie.

    I'll meet you by the entrance of the theatre.

    Thank you and look forward to meeting you in person.

    1 · December 12, 2013

  • Richard H.

    George... I'm about to change my rsvp to "no"; a small family thing just came up this morning. I'm hoping whomever gets my ticket enjoys it and hoping I haven't been put in meet-up jail for the next movie! Enjoy the movie whomever is next in line!

    1 · December 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      perfect, so just clarifying that I can bring myself and another body?

      December 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      disregard my dum-dum question. thanks for your patience! see you tonight :)

      December 12, 2013

  • George L.

    If the assembly area (ie outside by the glass doors) is crowded I will be holding up a small blue and white flag ("2001 Windermere Cup") with an image of rowers to serve as a meeting point. Otherwise look for the Asian male... (see above)

    December 11, 2013

  • George L.

    December 11 @ 3 pm

    The following persons will receive one half share of a general admission ticket except for those individuals who will be receiving a full share of one ticket (ie two admissions). Persons who will get a ticket for two admissions are denoted with "(+1)".

    Tony (+1)
    Jennifer
    Rebecca
    Todd
    Tran
    sharda (+1)
    Keating Allen
    Matt
    Rhonda
    Laura

    1 · December 11, 2013

    • George L.

      Ryan:You already have a spot on the guaranteed admission line. Why do you want a general admission ticket. People holding these tickets can be refused admission if they have overbooked the venue.

      1 · December 11, 2013

  • George L.

    I have been given ten general admission passes to “Lone Survivor” each of which will admit two persons. These tickets DO NOT guarantee admission to this showing. It will depend upon where you are in the general admission line and whether the screening is fully booked. These tickets will be distributed to persons on the Waiting List on a first-come first-served basis starting at 5:30 pm outside of the Thornton Place Cinema. To get a ticket you must post a replay to this comment asking for a ticket. Do not post a separate comment – it will be deleted and your request will be ignored.

    (to be continued)

    1 · December 1, 2013

    • Matt

      I would like a ticket too if there are any left!

      December 11, 2013

    • Rhonda

      I can be on stand by too on Thursday.

      December 11, 2013

  • George L.

    December 10

    The following persons will receive one half share of a general admission ticket except for those individuals who will be receiving a full share of one ticket (ie two admissions). Persons who will get a ticket for two admissions are denoted with "(+1)".

    Tony (+1)
    Jennifer
    Rebecca
    Todd
    Tran
    sharda (+1)
    laurie
    Keating Allen
    laura
    Ryan frimier

    December 11, 2013

  • George L.

    December 9

    The following persons will receive one half share of a general admission ticket except for those individuals who will be receiving a full share of one ticket (ie two admissions). Persons who will get a ticket for two admissions are denoted with "(+1)".

    Tony
    Jennifer
    Rebecca
    Todd
    Tran
    sharda (+1)
    laurie
    Keating Allen
    laura
    Ryan frimier

    December 9, 2013

  • Rhonda

    I can be a stand by on Thursday if anyone cannot make it,[masked]-8189. Thanks, Rhonda

    December 9, 2013

  • Laura

    George, may I please have a ticket for one? I appreciate all the effort you are putting into organizing this event. Thank you.

    December 9, 2013

  • George L.

    December 8

    The following persons will receive one half share of a general admission ticket except for those individuals who will be receiving a full share of one ticket (ie two admissions). Persons who will get a ticket for two admissions are denoted with "(+1)".


    Tony
    Jennifer
    Rebecca
    Todd (+1)
    Tran
    Leslie Chui
    sharda (+1)
    laurie
    Keating Allen

    December 8, 2013

    • Leslie C.

      What happens in the event of Snow preventing someone from the screening. Will that count against us?

      December 9, 2013

    • Leslie C.

      George can you take me off the list. I think I'll play it safe and chill at home. Thank you!

      December 9, 2013

  • George L.

    December 3

    The following persons will receive one half share of a general admission ticket:

    Tony
    Jennifer
    Rebecca
    laura
    Ellen Gifford
    Todd
    Tran
    Leslie Chui
    sharda
    laurie
    Keating Allen

    Spots for this meetup which are not taken by the evening of Monday, December 9, will be given the those participants shown above who have requested two admissions (filled in the order that the requests were received).

    December 3, 2013

  • George L.

    December 2

    The following persons will receive one half share of a general admission ticket:

    Tony
    Jennifer
    Rebecca
    peter
    laura
    Ellen Gifford
    Todd
    Tran
    Leslie Chui
    sharda
    laurie
    Keating Allen
    Varun Harsh Murthy

    December 2, 2013

    • Varun Harsh M.

      Hi George, Just found out i wont be able to make it. Just wanted to make sure to inform you. Please redistribute my ticket. Thanks for granting me one in the first place. Looking forward to the next event

      December 3, 2013

    • peter

      George - you can take me OFF the list -unable to attend, coincides with a 3 dollar bill cinema thing Im attending. Thanks anyways!! peter

      December 3, 2013

  • sharda

    I'd love to attend - any change of getting 2 tickets please? I can be on time. Thanks.

    December 2, 2013

    • George L.

      You get one admission only.

      December 2, 2013

    • sharda

      I'd like one free ticket if possible otherwise I'll stay with one half share of a general admission ticket. although this is a free screening so there should not be any cost. Thanks George.

      December 3, 2013

  • George L.

    To get a half share of one ticket use the "reply" field at the bottom of my comment below. DO NOT send an email to me! I will honor emailed requests though mid-night Sunday December 1. However, starting at 12:01 December 2 your request must be though the "reply" function. This is to ensure that there is a good track record of the number of tickets distributed. If you do not see your "reply" comment it is because you did not follow my directions and your request has been voided.

    December 2, 2013

    • Keating A.

      I would like a ticket if there is one.

      December 2, 2013

    • sharda

      Thanks you. If the FREE ticket shows up, I'll take it. Otherwise I'll stay with the one half share of a general admission ticket. Thank you very much for your hard work.

      December 3, 2013

  • sharda

    Thanks you. If the FREE ticket shows up, I'll take it. Otherwise I'll stay with the one half share of a general admission ticket. Thank you very much for your hard work.

    December 3, 2013

  • George L.

    General Admission tickets to Lone Survivor must be picked up by 6:15 (6:00 to be safe). After that time i will be in the screening room with the group with guaranteed admission and will not be able to distribute any more tickets. Do not request this ticket if you cannot show up in time.

    1 · December 2, 2013

    • Leslie C.

      May I get a ticket, please.

      December 2, 2013

    • Varun Harsh M.

      I would love to get one too

      December 2, 2013

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