Join Allison and Pasadena/SGV gang for "Much Ado About Nothing" - a modern version of Shakespeare's classic comedy adapted and directed by Joss Whedon, and the Official Selection of the 2012 Toronto Film Festival.
Filmed in just 12 days entirely on location in exotic Santa Monica, the film features a stellar cast of beloved (or soon to be beloved) actors - some of them veterans of Shakespearean theater, some completely new to the form. But all dedicated to the idea that this story bears retelling, that this dialogue is as fresh and intoxicating as any being written.
Shot in glorious black and white by Jay Hunter ("Paper Heart," "Dollhouse"), the film stars Amy Acker ("Cabin in the Woods," "Alias") and Alexis Denisof ("How I Met Your Mother," "Angel") as Beatrice and Benedick, the world's least likely lovers headed for their inevitable tumble into love. As Joss Whedon puts it: "The text is to me a deconstruction of the idea of love, which is ironic, since the entire production is a love letter - to the text, to the cast, even to the house it's shot in." The supporting cast includes Nathan Fillion ("Castle," "Waitress") as Dogberry, Clark Gregg ("Avengers," "Iron Man") as Leonato, Fran Kranz ("Cabin in the Woods," "Dollhouse") as Claudio and Reed Diamond ("Franklin & Bash," "Moneyball") as Don Pedro.
Run time = 109 minutes.
The UPDATED Plan:
1:35 PM: We'll meet under the movie poster wall inside the ArcLight. I'll email ticketing and seating info to all "yes" RSVPs.
1:50 PM is showtime.
After the movie, we'll walk across the street to Euro Pane Bakery for coffee, food & post movie chat.
PARKING: Remember to get your parking validated inside the theater.
IF YOU STILL LOVE GOING TO THE MOVIES, THEN SOCAL MOVIE FANATICS IS THE PLACE TO BE!
In an age of Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, countless torrent sites which enable you to download the latest movies, along with those pesky teenagers who are addicted to texting at your friendly neighborhood multiplex,SoCal Movie Fanatics (SCMF) hasremained dedicated to the beloved pastime of GOING TO THE MOVIES!
TV's are bigger than ever and surround sound systems put out sonic level audio. But NOTHING beat the experience of walking up to the theatre anticipating the next great flick. Yeah, your microwave can pop out a nice bag of popcorn, but your kitchen pales by comparison to the smell of freshly popped corn and (REAL!) melted butter on display at the concession stand. And no 70-80 inch HDTV can stand up to the experience of watching the curtains part at TCL Chinese Theatre or the Cinerama Dome @ ArcLight Hollywood revealing that massively huge screen projecting the next great Hollywood hit. Around here, going to the movies is AN EVENT. And no other Meetup group in LA does the movie-going experience better than SoCal Movie Fanatics!
Since 2006, SCMF been Meetup's prime destination for big screen excitement in the Los Angeles area! Every week we gather movie lovers across SoCal to the biggest & best theatres in town to see the latest and greatest films from Hollywood. If blockbusters are your thing, join us as we hit the biggest theatres with thebiggest screens & biggest sound, in town! If theindie, arthouse & foreign film scene is your thing, we've got a cluster of Fanatics who are dedicated to catching the finest & most eclectic films from those genres!
No matter what your cinematic preferences are, we promise you an awesome time at the movies! You'll see some great flicks (and a few stinkers too!). You'll eat some good food (we always go out to eat before/after the movie). You'll make some great new friends! You'll definitely have a good time with your movie-loving kindred spirits!
NOTE:We are not a free movie screening club. If you're looking for a hookup for free advance screenings, this is not the group for you. Ditto for those of you addicted to your Netflix/Amazon Prime/Hulu accounts. No disrespect, but we believe that movies were meant to be experienced ON THE BIG SCREEN! If you are happily disagree and would rather stay glued to your 50 inch TV, once again, this is not the group for you.
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!