Drinks, Free Movie and Popcorn:Love Actually @ The Grove pub (Balham)

  • December 23, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Join me at The  beautiful Grove pub in Balham (between Balham & Clapham South tube stations) for an evening of  FREE cinema and FREE popcorn.

 

This film should put everyone into the christmas spirit - in case you are not feeling it yet!!

Most of us will  probably be coming staight from work, so no need to dress up, but am thinking that if you can wear a santa hat/accessories etc that would be cool, but hey no pressure, so if you can't, then that is fine too!  Just come along and join us for this wonderful festive film.

Located in their main restaurant area, they convert the whole place into a cinema screening area with a big screen. 

The plan: 

Lets Meet at 7pm for drinks/A quick bite for the hungry ones & a bit of socialising before the free movie with popcorn at 8pm - which will be Love Actually

The Film: Love Actually.  Staring: Hugh Grant, Colin firth, Keira Knightely, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson et al

135 min  - Comedy, Drama, Romance  


Everywhere you look, love is causing chaos. From the bachelor Prime Minister of the United Kingdom who, on his first day at 10 Downing Street, falls in love with the girl who brings him his tea, to a hopeless sandwich delivery guy who doesn't think he has a chance with the girls in the U.K., so he heads for  for Wisconsin. From aging rock stars, to a stony headmistress, to a monolingual Portuguese housemaid--love arrives in many forms, shapes and sizes. Here, ten separate but intertwining stories of love all lead up to a big climax on Christmas Eve, proving that love is the driving force in all of these people's lives.

Director:Richard Curtis.  Writers:Richard Curtis.  Stars:Hugh Grant, Colin firth, Keira Knightley, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson et al

Food and drinks available all evening; NOT FREE of course!

Menus: http://www.grovebalham.com/our-food.php

The pub weblink: http://www.grovebalham.com/







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  • Rachel

    Thank you so much for everyone that attended. Due to the fierce weather, I could only hope for a handful to actually make it but you surprised me!!! Fabulous night and great movie with a santastic bunch of people. You guys are apparently hardcore because torrential reindeer, cats and dogs and gale force winds could not keep you away! Most of you stayed on for the post movie socailising and and sponananeous Love Actually quiz which was loadsa fun. Mighty impressed with all of you! The brilliant turn-out under the circumstances and truly wonderful night as usual made it even more poignant for me as I won't be hosting at the Grove for while - time to rotate round the Event Hosts to give others a chance to Host as well - so a warm welcome back to Tim who will be taking over from me for a while. The merriest of christmas and the happiest of new year wishes to every single one of you. xx

    3 · December 24, 2013

    • AClaudia M.

      Nooo! You are a such great host, you always remembered peoples names which is an amazing skill. Happy new year to you and everyone too.

      1 · December 27, 2013

    • Kat

      Thanks Rach! Can't wait for you to host again :)

      1 · December 29, 2013

  • AClaudia M.

    Such a great night out, despite the gale force winds.

    3 · December 24, 2013

    • Steve W

      Your outfit made my night!

      December 24, 2013

    • AClaudia M.

      Thank you Rachel and Steve W for the accolades. I know I did pose for a few pitcures for folks wearing it so if anyone has a picture, please can they let me know as I don't have any.

      1 · December 27, 2013

  • Deepankar

    Awesome Xmas movie night + minced pies ++ great post movie trivia!! lovely seeing all of you and take a bow for best host Rachel!!!

    2 · December 24, 2013

  • Tin T.

    never mind the cheesiness of this movie :-) I had a great time as o'er
    usual, cheers Rachael :-) and merry Xmas to all:-)

    1 · December 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great!

    1 · December 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great evening thank you - great pub, friendly people, funny film and top host! Thanks Rachel for making everyone feel so welcome! Happy Christmas all!

    1 · December 24, 2013

  • Katie

    Lovely friendly bunch. Thank you and Merry Christmas all.

    2 · December 24, 2013

    • summer

      Merry Xmas to u and advance happy new year

      1 · December 24, 2013

  • summer

    Really enjoyed, found everyone friendly.. Fantastic job done by organiser.. Even she memorise the name of everyone .. :)))

    3 · December 23, 2013

  • ian p

    Thanks for hosting Rachel. Great movie...and a merry christmas to you and all ! See you soon

    1 · December 23, 2013

  • Richard

    Sorry can't make it tonight I just finished work if I leave now the whole meetup will be over. Depends how long the group will be there for

    December 23, 2013

  • Caroline

    So sorry - raging temperature; had to give in & not come out. Have a lovely Christmassy evening everyone... x

    December 23, 2013

  • Deepankar

    Beau coup windy... almost got head knocked off by a falling awning. Definitely coming!

    1 · December 23, 2013

  • Pooja R

    Hi Rachel, I don't think I'm going to be able to make it either :-( I'm having a lot of difficulty getting a train back from work and am totally soaked! I feel bad as I was really looking forward to my first meetup. Hopefully the weather won't play up the next time. Hope you all have a good time. Merry Christmas :-)

    December 23, 2013

  • Jamie

    Hoping got get there for 7pm. Busy day and a bit rushed and will be coming straight from work... But hope to have a good evening and looking forward to meeting you all...

    December 23, 2013

  • Rachel

    Wow its reindeer, cat and dogs outside - but don't worry a warm welcome awaits you later on, and if that does not work then perhaps a mince pie straight off the sleigh!

    5 · December 23, 2013

    • Shereena

      Really sorry to pull out Rachel but I'm kinda nervous about driving in this weather, especially later/on way back & I don't fancy walking in it! I see that there are spots available so I didn't stop anyone else from joining...shame as I worked yesterday evening so I could come this evening plus I've also santaccessorised what I was going to wear too!

      December 23, 2013

    • Shereena

      Hope you all enjoy the evening!

      December 23, 2013

  • Effie

    This weather and the fact that i have to finish packing for tomorrow and as i am working 1h away doesnt allow me to come!And i had such a nice time last week!Merry Christmas to all of you!See you hopefully next year!

    December 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So want to come but the weather isn't motivating to go out :( may make a last minute call if it's good to travel.

    December 23, 2013

  • Pooja R

    I'm gonna try my best to be there, but the trains are going to be really unpredictable tonight apparently. I hope it doesn't affect my getting there.

    December 23, 2013

  • Samantha T.

    This was going to be my first Meet Up event but unfortunately I have put my back out this morning :'(

    December 23, 2013

  • Rachel

    You should have no problems finding me, but if you do just ask any of the bar staff to point you in the direction of the meetup tables.
    I will see you later on - will be there at 7pm and in honour of the festive period, you will find me with a santalicious glass of mulled wine. Remember to santaccessorise!

    1 · December 23, 2013

  • Saj M.

    Hi:) look forward to some good fun times:

    December 22, 2013

  • Rachel

    Ho! Ho! Ho! Have added a few more spaces for any last minute RSVP's. Tables and seats are booked. Looking forward to meeting everyone tomorrow. Please do remember to keep your RSVP up to date. Cheers!

    1 · December 22, 2013

  • Shereena

    Ooooh, it sounds like you're gonna have so much fun, I wanna come...will TRY to make it!

    2 · December 19, 2013

    • Rachel

      You heard it here first! Poetic license I believe!

      2 · December 21, 2013

    • Shereena

      @ Rachel, I shall try to Santaccessorise!! @ Paul, you know Rachel's bananas ;)

      2 · December 22, 2013

  • Brian S.

    Have yet to see this movie!

    December 21, 2013

  • AClaudia M.

    I found my santa hat Rachel, I think I'm going to go the whole hog and make a Miss Santa outfit to match.

    2 · December 17, 2013

    • Rachel

      Crikey Claudia - that is the spirit!! Can't wait to see the results.

      1 · December 17, 2013

    • Shereena

      Crikey indeed!

      December 19, 2013

  • Kat

    Rachel, I've got a Christmas headband and reindeer earrings...hehe! Will remember to pack a banana.

    2 · December 17, 2013

    • Paul D.

      I'm seriously too good. I didn't even make a joke about packing a banana!

      2 · December 19, 2013

    • Rachel

      Thanks for the tip-off Kat. Have hunted high and low and finally got some!

      1 · December 19, 2013

  • Sandra F.

    Have fun-Enjoy

    Sandra x

    December 18, 2013

  • Paul D.

    I really like this film. It's a bit of a festive buffet with some cheesy bits, but it has that Christmas feelgood factor. Plus it has Bill Nighy playing Bill Nighy (as usual).

    2 · December 17, 2013

    • Paul D.

      Of course I will! Although Zombie Santa might be taking it a bit too far.

      2 · December 18, 2013

    • Rachel

      Actually there is a nice ring to Zombie Santa but sadly Rudolph may object!

      1 · December 18, 2013

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