What we're about

If you enjoy movies, this is the group for you! We meet several times per month and try to hit 'em all: blockbusters, art house favorites, award-watch films, indies, foreign, anniversary screenings, special events, etc.

We'll plan to get together at least 3 times per month. If you have a request, send me an e-mail! We will usually combine some kind of optional dinner/drinks along with the movie. The best part about seeing movies is sharing the experience with others.

We'll try to post events in advance to help you plan, but because of the nature of the business, sometimes movies will change theaters or just disappear entirely. We’ll set up the event based on the best info available at the time, but understand that show times or even venues may change. All dates, times, and locations will be confirmed a few days before the show, so be sure to check the meet-up page or your e-mail before you go.

Also, please remember that this is primarily a friendship-making, movie-watching group and not a singles group. If romantic connections are your goal and they happen naturally and are mutual, that’s wonderful! But, certain behaviors can not be tolerated. Please let me know if you observe or experience any of the following and the offending member will be removed from the group.

• Sending unsolicited e-mails, messages or greetings or any unwelcome contact with members in person, via phone or other social media apps.

• Hitting on members at events, or creepy / overbearing / weird conduct.

• Solicitation on the Meetup site or at the events please.

Also, please keep in mind that events listed in the "Discussions" page are not official meetup events and no organizer will be present. I recommend attending only official events where an Organizer will be present. However, if you do attend movie showings set up by members in the Discussions page or elsewhere, please use caution and only attend if you personally know the individual.

Thanks for your help in keeping this a happy, chatty, safe, movie-watching group of friends!

Take care & see you soon!

Dan

Upcoming events (2)

$5 Tuesday: TOP GUN: MAVERICK at Cinemark Stoneridge!

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Join us for a sequel 35 years in the making as we get together for TOP GUN: MAVERICK! This action drama brings back original stars Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer and Jennifer Connelly along with newcomer Miles Teller. Here are details, a trailer and plan for this event:

DESCRIPTION: After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Maverick finds himself as a test pilot and instructor. But when the son of his late friend Goose appears things become complicated. Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears. The film stars Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer.

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIgYcrHiTgw

BUZZ: Early reviews have been nothing short of stellar with the film earning "universal acclaim” on Metacritic and a “certified fresh” 97% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes! The site says, “Top Gun: Maverick pulls off a feat even trickier than a 4G inverted dive, delivering a long-belated sequel that surpasses its predecessor in wildly entertaining style.” Critics call the film “thrilling, moving and gloriously Cruisey,” and proclaim, ‘this is how blockbuster movies should be done!”

PLAN: Details for this event are already confirmed! Purchase your ticket for the 7:00pm showing and meet inside the theater lobby between 6:30 and 6:45pm! Tickets just $5 and are on sale now! Advance ticket purchase is strongly advised for this opening week showing! We’ll gather briefly in the theater before/after the show, but otherwise, no pre or post-movie activities for this event.

Look forward to seeing you there, Dan

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$5 Tuesday: BENEDICTION at the Gateway Film Center!

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Join us as we get together for what promises to be an excellent biographical drama, BENEDICTION! The film follows 20th Century war poet Siegfried Sassoon, who goes on a life-long quest for personal salvation through his experiences with family, war, his writing, and destructive relationships. Here are details, a trailer and plan for this event:

DESCRIPTION: The story of Siegfried Sassoon, the famed British poet who was sent to a psychiatric facility for his anti-war stance during WWI, had affairs with several men while being closeted, and developed a crisis in faith when he converted to Catholicism. The film is written/directed by Terrence Davies and stars Jack Lowden, Peter Capaldi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeremy Irvine, Calam Lynch and Kate Phillips.

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwWHZsHkXHc

BUZZ: Benediction is earning an excellent 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, which says: “It isn't an easy watch, but Benediction uncovers a profoundly affecting drama in the real-life story of a combat veteran whose poetry warned against the horrors of war.” Benediction won the Best Screenplay Award at the San Sebastian Film Fest, the Dublin Film Fest and Dublin Film Critics Circle along with being named by the Indie Wire Critics Polls as one of the “Best Films Opening in 2022!”

PLAN: Details for this event have been confirmed! Purchase your ticket for the 7:20pm showing and meet in the upstairs lobby between 7:00 and 7:10pm! Tickets just $5 and popcorn is free on Tuesdays!
We'll plan to make this a "movie only" event with a brief get-together in the theater lobby before/after the show! Advance ticket purchase is advised. Once you have your ticket, please list your seat number in the Comments section for this event. Tickets available through the Gateway website here: https://gatewayfilmcenter.org/our-program/upcoming-films/

PARKING: Close, convenient parking is available right next door in the South Campus Gateway parking garage, located off High St, between 9th and 11th Ave. Please bring your parking garage slip with you into the ticket counter to purchase a $2 validation. This will cover you for the night (until 4:00am)!

Look forward to seeing you there, Dan

Past events (870)

$5 Tuesday: MEN at the Gateway Film Center!

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