We will be attending an advance showing of the film "Hitchcock" 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 "Hitchcock" which stars the great Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren. The film is about the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, during the time that he was filming "Psycho". From wikipedia;
"Hitchcock is an upcoming biographical drama film directed by Sacha Gervasi and based on Stephen Rebello's non-fiction book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. The film is scheduled to be released on November 23, 2012.
"Hitchcock centers on the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of Psycho, spanning from Wisconsin murderer Ed Gein, the real-life inspiration for the character of Norman Bates, to the release of the groundbreaking film in 1960."
Here is the official trailer for the film:
Hitchcock - trailer
The film has received a 78 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 - Hitchcock
Here is wikipedia's description of the critical response to the film:
"Soon after the film's world premiere at the AFI Fest 2012, the first reviews of Hitchcock were published. Tom O'Neil of the The Huffington Post wrote, "When the film unspooled at AFI Fest on Thursday night, the audience burst into wild huzzahs at the end. This Hitchcock is so well made, so much fun and so suspenseful that it would make the original Hitchcock proud ... It's a serious contender for Best Picture, lead actor, lead actress, adapted screenplay, makeup, music score and maybe art direction." John Patterson of The Guardian called the film "clever and witty"; "the making of Psycho is depicted in detail without our seeing one frame of the completed movie" and concluding "it lives and breathes through Hopkins and Mirren."
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-two 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-two "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 "The Sessions" and who did not show up will have their name removed from the "attending" list; I have your names.
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 Nov 14 to Nov 25 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. After Nov. 25 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.