December 25 Movie and Early Dinner for Holiday Orphans

Dec 25 Movie and Early Dinner for Holiday Orphans

 

This meetup is for Seattle Cinema Club members who will be orphans on December 25, and who would like to socialize by seeing a newly released movie followed with an early dinner at nice Indian restaurant. This activity will take place near the University District, and will be limited to eight persons. Because everyone will be an orphan on this day no guests will be allowed.

 

We will start by viewing the 1:15 pm showing of “Les Miserables” at the Sundance Cinemas (formerly the Metro) located at 4500 – 9th Avenue N.E., Seattle. There is good bus service to the U District on a holiday, and Sundance is ten minute walk from 45th and University Way. There should be plenty of street parking on and near Roosevelt Way. Because this is the opening day of a highly anticipated film everyone should purchase his or her ticket in advance. The ticket price for this matinee showing is $8.00, and there is evidently no service charge for the on-line purchase.

 

Note: the official meetup to see “Les Miserables” is tentatively planned for Sunday, January 6, at approximately 3:00 pm, at either the Thornton Place Cinemas next to the Northgate Mall or the SIFF/Uptown theater in lower Queen Anne. This event will have no limit on the number of participants.

 

At the conclusion of the movie (i.e., after all the credits have rolled by – the interesting location credits are typically shown at the very end) we will walk to the Bombay Grill, 4737 Roosevelt Way N.E., approximately two blocks away, for an early dinner. Here is their menu

 

http://bombaygrillofseattle.com/dinnermenu_center.asp

 

We will discuss “Les Miserables” and any other topic under the sun while dining on Indian delicacies.

 

When you arrive at Sundance meet me on the second floor café. I am an Asian male who wears glasses and who will probably be wearing a hat of some type (beret, black rain hat, Russian ushanka faux fur hat if it is really cold). There is a head shot of me in the photo section of my profile so you can see for whom to look.

 

Participation in this meetup will be granted to the first four men and the first four women to sign up. Everyone will initially be assigned to the waiting list, and the first four men and four women will be manually moved to the ‘attending” list. Replacements will be done on a same gender basis until December 24 on which date the RSVP system will be switched to “manual” which means that the first person, regardless of gender, who notices an open spot and claims it will be added to the “attending” list.

 

Wishing everyone the best in the new year.

 

George Liu

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  • George L.

    Sometimes post film discussions stray off topic which is the case of the following comments to Howard L's story about living with a jungle tribe in Ecuador: Piranhas eat fish, crustaceans, aquatic plants, fruits, seeds, insects, lizards, carrion that reaches the water, birds, young caimans, and other piranhas.

    Only in rare conditions are humans attacked, although minor injuries to swimmers occur more frequently. In contrast, they have been known to tear apart a hooked fish before the fisherman can reel it in.

    December 26, 2012

    • Howard L

      Mostly they eat jungle nuts and hard fruit. Think Brazil nuts and you get the idea that the jaw bones of a piranhas. They have to be equivalent to a steel nut cracker. A critter does not need this type of jawbone to eat soft flesh. Flesh is an unusual food for a piranha although they may be attracked by blood. I did mean "may" . They are mostly attracted to sounds like those of falling nuts and fruit near shore of a river. Their teeth are truely scarry and I think they could take off a finger or a toe easily, including the bone.

      December 26, 2012

  • George L.

    Note to all participants: In order to be fair to the restaurant I do not want to make a reservation for sixteen people and then show up with a significantly smaller group. Consequently, if you do not check in with me prior to the showing of Les Miz I will call the restaurant and inform them of the downsized group. You are still welcome to join us for dinner but that would be subject to space availability at the restaurant. Anyone who is a no show will be excluded from free movie showings and other cinema club events with limited space in the future.

    December 24, 2012

  • Dorothy M. L.

    Can the waitlist form a second group?

    December 24, 2012

    • George L.

      I have increased the spots to 16.

      December 24, 2012

  • George L.

    Note to all participants: In order to be fair to the restaurant I do not want to make a reservation for eight people and then show up with a significantly smaller group. Consequently, if you do not check in with me prior to the showing of Les Miz I will call the restaurant and inform them of the downsized group. You are still welcome to join us for dinner but that would be subject to space availability at the restaurant.

    December 22, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Count me in for the movie and dinner afterwords.

      December 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wait, it'll be Christmas, street parking will be free and there should be a lot of places to chose from.

    December 22, 2012

  • Linda K

    I haven't been to this theatre since it became a Sundance theatre, but here is some info on parking that the Metro Theatre offered.....

    They did give partial validation at the lot just north of them (the one just upstairs of Trader Joe's), but you will have to remember your parking spot # to tell them when you go buy your ticket.

    For totally free parking, the Metro had a parking lot on the west side of Roosevelt, south of the intersection of 45th and Roosevelt. I think there is a gas station on the corner? Look just past that or two spots past the gas station.

    1 · December 22, 2012

    • Katrina O

      not sure that free lot exists any longer. I work near there and I believe it's been taken over by a business. but there is free parking to be had in the residential neighborhood south of 45th (try 11th - the street east of Roosevelt - or streets west of Roosevelt)

      December 22, 2012

  • Katrina O

    I have plans for a different orphans dinner but any chance of joining you for just the movie (I see the event is full, so can't sign up)?

    December 22, 2012

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