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 (4)

CMG Horror/Thriller Series: US at Marcus Crosswoods!

Marcus Crosswoods Cinema

Writer-director Jordan Peele follows up his smash hit Get Out with another thriller: US! In this film, a mother and father take their kids to their beach house but find their serenity quickly turns to tension and chaos when some uninvited visitors arrive. Here are details, a trailer and plan for this event: DESCRIPTION: To get away from their busy lives, a family takes a vacation with the plan to spend time with family and friends. Soon, four mysterious people who look eerily similar arrive and the family begins a deadly cat-and-mouse game with their psychotic doppelgangers. The film is written and directed by: Jordan Peele and stars Lupita Nyong’o, Elizabeth Moss, and Winston Duke. TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARK-mKyHvD4 BUZZ: The film is earning stellar early reviews, including a perfect 100% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes! Us is described as a “brilliant home-invasion thriller laced with cultural reference points” and features performances that are “uniformly fantastic!” Justin Chang of NPR and the LA Times calls the film a “tour de force” that “reminds us that laughing, screaming and thinking are not mutually exclusive pleasures!” PLAN: We’ll plan to meet in the bar area starting at 6:30pm! We'll plan for the 7pm Ultrascreen showing! Please purchase your ticket in advance as soon as possible as sellouts are likely! Tickets just $5! Derek

America’s Greatest Films for FREE: TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE at the Drexel!

“America’s Greatest Films” at the Drexel is a FREE event offering screenings of some of the most beloved classic films. Each presentation includes an introduction and post-film Q&A. This month’s film: THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE! Here’s a description, trailer and plan: THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE: In this 1948 drama-adventure neo-western, two Americans searching for gold in Mexico convince an old prospector to help them mine in the Sierra Madre Mountains in the 1920s. The film is directed by John Huston and stars Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt and Bruce Bennett! TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGpvO8JabEc REVIEWS & ACCOLADES: On Rotten Tomatoes, the film is one of the few with a 100% approval rating! RT says: "Remade but never duplicated, this darkly humorous morality tale represents John Huston at his finest!” The film won 3 Academy Awards, including Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor! The American Film Institute ranks the film at #30 on its list of Greatest Films of All Time! PLAN: Meet between 6:00 and 6:20pm inside the theater lobby. Event is FREE but ALWAYS sells out, so early arrival is advised to be sure you get a ticket & good seat! Film starts at 7:00pm. Big crowds expected so keep an eye out for me or other members of the group. No pre or post-movie activities for this event. Just a FREE screening of a GREAT film! Dan

DUMBO at AMC Lennox!

AMC Lennox Town Center 24

Join us for one of the spring's more highly anticipated releases: DUMBO! The first of three Disney films getting the live-action treatment in 2019, this version of the animated classic marries the tale of a uniquely gifted circus elephant with the directorial stylings of Tim Burton and an all-star cast. Here are details, a trailer and plan for this event: DESCRIPTION: Holt was once a circus star, but when he went off to war, he returned terribly altered. A circus owner hires him to take care of Dumbo, a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him the laughing stock of the struggling circus troupe. But when Holt's children discover that Dumbo can fly, a silver-tongued entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere and aerial artist Colette Marchant swoop in to make the little elephant a star. Directed by Tim Burton and starring Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Alan Arkin. TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBz7FUlZPXI PLAN: We’ll plan for a 7:00pm(ish) showing with food and drinks either before or after the show! Complete details will be confirmed and announced as the date gets closer! Barb

Spring Fling at Shadowbox. "Leather and Lace...A Tribute to Woman of Rock"

This is a large event and every show has been a sellout and has rave reviews. You must contact Shadowbox Box Office by phone at (614)[masked] or online at; https://shadowboxlive.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F1R00000PVHmhUAH USE CODE "MEETUP" for your discount. I have negotiated a price for everyone at $20.00 each. Do not expect last minute seats to be available as some came to our last Shadowbox event and were turned away. Shadowbox is the oldest Rock Theater in the US. We always have a great turnout and fun. There will be food and beverage in both the front and in the theater itself. Parking is in various pay lots behind the facility and on the streets at meters. Only the day of the event you can text me at [masked]. I will go into the theater at 645 in order to order food and join the group. Please check in with the ticket office and with me.

Past events (627)

GLORIA BELL at the Drexel Theatre!

Drexel Theater

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