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The Monuments Men (matinee + dinner)

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action-thriller focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys - seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 - possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind's greatest achievements.

Film Website + Trailer

Directed by: George Clooney (The Ides of March '11, Good Night, and Good Luck '05, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind '02)

Starring: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, Cate Blanchett

We'll see the 4:00 PM matinee (super bargain matinee cost is $5.50) and have dinner afterwards at Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr (very close to the theater).

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  • Kevin

    I liked it a lot. I think the cast was good, I wonder why they were not all officers. Maybe they were in real life.

    February 12, 2014

    • Alan B.

      I was thinking they should have filmed it on black and white and had a newsreel before the feature. Then it would be just like a WWII propaganda film. Kinda like "The Fighting Berrigans". That is the sentiment was 1940's, not 21st century.

      1 · February 12, 2014

  • Alan B.

    I agree, an OK Hollywood movie about an admirable topic. Schmaltzy but well intentioned.

    February 10, 2014

  • Jacqui

    Although this was an important and fascinating piece of history many of us would not have leaned about otherwise, the film was weak in its representation of the events and overall storyline. Biographies were underdeveloped, the timeline lacked any sort of continuity and the humor, scattered throughout in small bit lines, was at time almost inappropriate. I have to admit that I really did not care much for the film and would probably agree with many of the critiques now that I am ready to read them. We did have some interesting discussions afterward and that is always a pleasure.

    February 10, 2014

  • Shawna

    This movie was ok. I'm glad this piece of history made it to the big screen. I liked it and the cast but overall wasn't totally moved by the film.

    2 · February 10, 2014

  • Christine

    This film was well done. I agreed with its premise that preserving history through art is what preserves our humanity.In the midst of war and the evil of Hitler,there were men who risks their lives like the soldiers who fought on the battlefield. I didn't mind being reminded of another form of courage in the face of greed and evil.Well done, George Clooney et al. Chris Frasca

    1 · February 9, 2014

  • Ed

    I liked it. It was fun, and told the story without too many Hollywood-tweaks to the truth, but enough to allow some personalization.

    February 9, 2014

  • Kim L.

    I may not make it. Sorry.

    February 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I got lucky and get free preview tickets on Tuesday, so I won't make it. It was a really nice movie. have fun.

    February 9, 2014

  • Vera

    Unfortunately I came down with a cold and cannot attend today. I've changed my RSVP.

    February 9, 2014

  • Shawna

    Carmike Cinemas has free small popcorn today with ticket purchase to celebrate Team USA winning gold.

    February 9, 2014

  • Joseph

    Saw this film last night in Raleigh. Some parts are more interesting and engaging than others; particular scenes played out better than most of the scenes, methinks. Would be interested to hear which part/s of the film resonate/s with others.

    February 8, 2014

  • Eunice

    This looks fun!

    January 31, 2014

  • Shawna

    I decided to go with a Durham screening. There were equal votes for CH and Raleigh locations so I picked middle ground.

    1 · January 27, 2014

  • David

    Raleigh, thanks again Shawna.

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Kim L.

    I vote for Durham or Chapel hill. there are too many events scheduled for .

    January 9, 2014

  • Lindsay

    I vote for Raleigh as well.

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • Clai

    I hadn't noticed that. They're showing "Picnic at Hanging Rock" that night.

    1 · December 18, 2013

  • Elizabeth J.

    It's the same night as Cinema Inc.

    December 18, 2013

  • Clai

    I vote for a Raleigh venue.

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • Louise H.

    If you can get a Chapel Hill location, I'm in!

    December 14, 2013

  • Allie M.

    This film looks great. I'm in!

    December 14, 2013

  • Kim L.

    I will attend if the movie is in Durham or Chapel Hill

    December 14, 2013

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