DISCLAIMER: This is not a free movie screening club.  If you're looking for a hookup for free screenings, DO NOT JOIN THIS GROUP!

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) has remained 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 the biggest screens & biggest sound,  in town! If the indie, 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!

AgaIn, We are not a free movie screening club. All members are responsible for purchasing their own movie tickets to our events.  Also, if you're addicted to your Netflix/Amazon Prime/Hulu accounts and prefer to watch movies at home, this is not the group for you.  No disrespect, but we believe that movies were meant to be experienced ON THE BIG SCREEN! 

Follow these easy steps to attending our events:


    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!

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  • Chris Utley founded SoCal Movie Fanatics

    on August 1


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    Members pay $8.50 for SCMF movie events at their Westwood theatres.

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