--- Best Picture of 1973 ---
The Sting (1973) is a caper film starring Robert Redford, Paul Newman, and Robert Shaw; and is directed by George Roy Hill. Robert Redford plays a grifter who is out to get revenge against a mob boss (Shaw). He teams up with a veteran con man played by Paul Newman and together they assemble a team to execute an elaborate sting against the mob boss. The film is set in the 1930s and is beautifully complemented by the ragtime music of Scott Joplin (adapted by Marvin Hamlisch).
This film was nominated for ten Oscars and won seven of them including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design. The movie's music also won an Oscar and the album was number one on the Billboard Top 200 chart for five weeks during the spring of 1974.
We will meet at 3:45pm on the 4th floor in the area between the theatre entrance and Jack Astor's. On the wall at the meeting place there is currently a big AMC logo, but this might be gone as the theatre is now operated by Cineplex (but they don't seem to be in a hurry to change the signage). You can spot the organizer (Mark) by looking for someone with black hair, white jeans and a blue and white messenger bag. At 3:55pm we will head to the theatre and attempt to get a group of seats together. The movie starts at 4:15pm. Make sure to get your ticket on the main floor before heading up to the 4th floor to meet us - the ticket booth is at street level behind the escalators. As there might be a line for getting tickets you may want to take advantage of getting your tickets ahead of time - visit Cineplex.com (and type "the sting" in the search box without the quotes) to buy your tickets online or visit the Yonge & Dundas Cineplex anytime before January 28th to buy your ticket. Tickets for this movie are just $6 (there are no discount for seniors or students).
After the movie I'd like to suggest that we go to the second floor Library of the Imperial Pub (54 Dundas St. East) which is just a short block away from the theatre. This place is relatively quiet, has quite a few drink options, and a simply pub menu for those that wanna grab a bite.
If you wanna see The Sting, but Sunday afternoon does not work for you then check out the Mad About Movies! meetup group who are going to see The Sting the Friday evening prior to our meetup.