NO SEATS WILL BE SAVED FOR LATE COMERS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!! FREE ADMISSIONS WHILE SUPPLY LASTS.
UPDATE: 12/18/09: First, we'll meetup at 6:00 pm at Panda Express. Then, we'll meetup in Auditorium 19 lineup at 6:30 pm for the 8:45 pm showtime. Post-movie chat, eats and drinks at Saddle Ranch Chop House, Subway or The Hard Rock Cafe.UPDATE: 12/12/09: The 8:45 pm show is SOLD OUT, but members have been invited to join us for free admission.Thanks to the folks at IMAX, we'll be giving away exclusive "Avatar" posters and t-shirts to members IN EXCHANGE for group photo ops. We'll be sending the photos to our partners at IMAX and Fandango to thank them for their continued support of SCMF!SCMF thanks IMAX and Fandango for their support of future SCMF events! Please use my contact information if you're running late, lost or change in plans. "Avatar" is also an emotional journey of redemption and revolution. It is the story of a wounded ex-marine, thrust unwillingly into an effort to settle and exploit an exotic planet rich in biodiversity, who eventually crosses over to lead the indigenous race in a battle for survival," and "... creating an entire world, a complete ecosystem of phantasmagorical plants and creatures, and a native people with a rich culture and language." Please join BustAGroove and the Sci-Fi Fanatics Crew for a highly-anticipated IMAX 3-D film that's one of this year's blockbusters reuniting James Cameron (Aliens, Titanic) Sigourney Weaver (Aliens) and James Horner (composer - Aliens, Titantic) - "Avatar".
Premise: A paraplegic ex-marine war veteran is unwillingly sent to establish a human settlement on the distant planet of Pandora, only to find himself battling humankind alongside the planet's indigenous Na'vi race in this ambitious, digital 3-D sci-fi epic from Academy Award-winning Titanic director James Cameron. The film, which marks Cameron's first dramatic feature since 1997's Titanic, will be shot on the proprietary FUSION digital 3-D cameras developed by Cameron and will offer a groundbreaking mix of live-action dramatic performances and computer-generated effects. The revolutionary motion-capture system created for the film allows the facial expressions of actors to be captured as a virtual camera system enables them to see what their computer-generated counterparts will be seeing in the film, and Peter Jackson's Oscar-winning Weta Digital visual effects house has been hired to supervise Avatar's complex visual effects.
Trivia: Cameron originally attempted to get this film made in 1999 as his immediate follow-up to Titanic (1997). However, at the time, the special effects he wanted for the movie ran the proposed budget up to $400 million. No studio would fund the film, and it was subsequently shelved for almost ten years.
Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Peter Mensah, Laz Alonso, Wes Studi, Stephen Lang, Matt Gerald
Run Time: 2 hrs. 30 mins (The Dark Knight was 2 hrs. 32 mins)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language and some smoking
Do your eyes sparkle whenever you hear the phrase Coming Soon To A Theatre Near You?
Do you still love GOING to the movies instead of downloading them on your computer?
Do you get a rush at the scent of FRESHLY POPPED BUTTERED POPCORN while standing in the lobby of your favorite theatre?
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?
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! While other folks & groups talk about watching movies on their computers, tablets & iPads, SCMF is dedicated to the beloved pastime of GOING TO THE MOVIES!
Every week we gather movie lovers across SoCal to the biggest & best theatres in town to see the latest and greatest films from Hollywood.Big screens, big sound, IMAX,&reserved seating are par for the course in our group - although we do make time to catch the latest from the indie/arthouse scene as well.
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.
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 or Amazon Instant 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!