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Veg Night Out! Movie and Dinner - Star Trek Into Darkness and Bangkok House

Dear Friends,

I've been a Trekkie since I was seven. My mother was (and is!) a Trekkie too, and took me to a Star Trek convention in 1976 where ALL EIGHT of the stars of the original series gloriously appeared at length -- yes, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei and Nichelle Nichols -- all together and in great form! The memory of this is almost mystical for me, and Trekkies know this blessed chapter is forever consigned to memory -- the world will never see its like or equal.

But we do have (did have) Star Trek: The Next Generation.

And we do have J.J. Abrams, director of the record-breaking, hugely-acclaimed reboot, "Star Trek" (2009). And now, in his latest effort, to the delight of fans everywhere, Star Trek Into Darkness!

Regarding this new installment, New York Magazine movie critic David Edelstein explains (and raves):

"J.J. Abrams’s second Star Trek picture, Star Trek Into Darkness, is so mystically in tune with both the dictates of its studio and the yearnings of its audience that he ought to be anointed Most Reverend Guardian of the Holy Franchises. Even more than its predecessor, the movie is a combination 'reboot' and religious revival, the Grail and Da Bomb. It symbolically resurrects the dead and sets a course for the stars—a five-year mission that will introduce fantastical alien races and generate fantastical amounts of money."

And top critic James Clives-Matthews of MSN Movies raves, "A glorious nostalgia trip, continuing the Star Trek reboot in style through a cunning meld of the best of 1980s action sci-fi with high-end 2013 glossiness."

But first, dinner at Bangkok House at 6:45pm. We have dinner reservations at Bangkok House, an outstanding Thai restaurant at 360 W. 46th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, near our theater. The restaurant has superb service and delicious food. Its soothing ambiance will be perfect for a pre-film chit-chat about Star Trek past, present and future.

Then we "trek" :) five blocks over to our theater, the Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 Theater at 247 West 42nd Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues) for the 8:40pm showing.

This showing may sell out. Please purchase your tickets in advance here:

Movie synopsis: The crew of the Starship Enterprise returns home after an act of terrorism within its own organization destroys most of Starfleet and what it represents, leaving Earth in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Capt. James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) leads his people (Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoë Saldana) on a mission to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction, thereby propelling all of them into an epic game of life and death.

The trailer:

With a 90 rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Star Trek Into Darkness is poised to be another monster hit (following in the footsteps of Mr. Abrams' box-office and critical triumph with the "Star Trek" reboot). Come with us as we join the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise for the next adventure in its glorious five-year mission!


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  • Sanjay

    What an enjoyable film! Great choice, David.

    May 22, 2013

  • Manley

    Awesome time and great folks.

    May 22, 2013

  • David G.

    Loved the movie. Also, a delicious Thai dinner with our wonderful members.

    May 22, 2013

  • Tali w.

    My work event is running late and I will not be able to make it! :(

    May 21, 2013

  • Russell C.

    Cannot make dinner due to work but can make movie :(

    May 21, 2013

  • Amanda

    RSVP'd no b/c running late for dinner. Will try to meet you guys for the movie

    May 21, 2013

  • Eddie

    Sorry but work just got heavy..

    May 21, 2013

  • Helaine W.

    I was supposed to go with my friend to the 3D but now he can't make it tomorrow (and he already saw on IMAX.) So I'm going with you guys to the 2D. Got my Fandango. It looks intense enough to still be great on a regular screen. Really excited about it and meeting all of you. I've seen all the ST's also.

    May 20, 2013

  • Sheela

    I saw this movie last week in 3D and it is amazing! You guys are gonna love this.

    May 20, 2013

  • Eddie

    I will make the movie but cannot make the dinner.

    May 20, 2013

  • Judy C

    Too late for me on a work night, enjoy!

    May 18, 2013

  • Atiyah

    I'm so excited about this movie! But an 8:40 start time on a work night is tough for me. It's nice to see Bangkok reopened! Enjoy!

    May 16, 2013

  • Helaine W.

    i'm finishing finals that day and had planned on seeing ST soon aftercw/my friend - a veggie too. dont love thai but would love to join the conversation and go to movie

    May 15, 2013

  • Demetrius

    ENJOY this super cool event idea. Will be presenting Vegucated at my alma mater (in MinnesOta) this evening

    May 15, 2013

  • Carol

    I just looked at the menu for Bankok House and everything is chicken, beef or seafood. Are these "mock" dishes? I didn't see a whole lot of veggie stuff.

    May 14, 2013

    • Carol

      I'll take another look. Must have missed a whole section!

      May 14, 2013

    • Carol

      Whoa. Looks like I completely missed the entree section! I was looking at the "appertizers" (sic)! Thanks, David!

      May 14, 2013

  • laneybug80

    Looking forward to it!

    May 13, 2013

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