UPDATE: 10/15/09 - Please buy your tickets online or at the box office for the 1:15 pm showtime using your AMC MovieWatcher membership before our 12:45 pm meetup in the line-up for Auditorium #19. Trivia contest still open for this movie for THREE (3) free SCMF member-only movie ticket admissions for this event (BUCKS courtesy of Fandango). Stay tuned . Thanks to the folks at IMAX, we might be able to give away cool and exclusive "Where The Wild Things Are" posters IN EXCHANGE for photo ops showing Fanatics holding these posters. We hope to send group photos to our sponsor, IMAX to thank them for their continued support of SCMF! SCMF thanks IMAX and Fandango for their support of future SCMF events!
Premise: Maurice Sendak's classic book "Where the Wild Things Are" comes to the big screen in an adventure tale for every generation. The book and film are about the wild adventure of a boy named Max who is sent to his room without his supper by his mother as punishment for talking back. Max wears a distinctive wolf suit during his adventures and encounters various mythical creatures, the "wild things". Although just ten sentences long, the book is generally regarded as a masterpiece of American illustrated children's literature. Cast: Catherine Keener, Max Records, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker MPAA Rating: PG - for mild thematic elements, some adventure action and brief language Run time: 1 hr. 34 mins
Please use my contact information if you're running late, lost or change in plans. Please join us immediately after the movie at Buca di Beppo for a wild time of laughter, chat and eats. Stay tuned for details.
Do your eyes sparkle whenever you hear the phrase Coming Soon To A Theatre Near You?
Do you spend most of your break times at work raiding Ain't It Cool News, Deadline Hollywood, Variety or The Hollywood Reporter for the latest movie news?
Are you looking for a cool group of friends to see new flicks with on OPENING WEEKEND?
Are you SICK AND TIRED of having 500 movies in your Netflix queue...and NO ONE to watch or discuss them with?
Do you get into intense debates about the symbolism of Fight Club, the endings of Inception & No Country For Old Men or whether Quentin Tarantino is a visionary filmmaker or a hack?
Do you talk about actors/directors like sports jocks talk about their favorite players/teams?
Do you scream at the TV in jubilation or disgust when the Oscar nominees & winners are announced?
Have you been known to close restaurants on any given night arguing over Star Wars or Lord Of The Rings?
Did you answer YES to any - or all - of those questions? Then you need to join us here at SOCAL MOVIE FANATICS!
Since 2006, SoCal Movie Fanatics (SCMF) has been Meetup's prime destination for big screen excitement in the Los Angeles area! SCMF is dedicated to gathering movie lovers across SoCal every week to see the latest and greatest films from Hollywood. We are not a free movie screening club. Reserved seating, parking validations, IMAX and 3D are par for the course in our group - although we do squeeze in an indie/arthouse flick from time to time.
Our Calendar is jumping with movie outings going on across the city! You'll see some great flicks. You'll eat some good food (we always go out to eat before/after the movie). You'll make some great new friends! Sure beats sitting at home alone on a Saturday night streaming Netflix by yourself! :)
Follow these easy steps to attending our events:
JOIN THIS GROUP!
Find the movie event that you wish to attend & RSVP 'Yes" for it.
Read the event throughly for Meeting time/Showtime/Ticket information as well as the Event Host's contact info. NOTE: All members are responsible for buying their own movie tickets unless otherwise stated on the event info page.
SHOW UP! Look for the the lovely lady/gentleman holding the sign with the SCMF logo at the theatre.
Join us after the movie for post-movie chat - usually involving some sort of dinner/dessert/coffee. Many times we grub BEFORE the movie as well.
If you like us, COME BACK to our next event...and BRING YOUR FRIENDS !
So what are you waiting for? Cancel that Netflix subscription and JOIN US as we prance around Los Angeles searching for the best that Hollywood has to offer! You'll never watch another movie by yourself again!