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Join us to watch foreign films, independent films, shorts, and documentaries, and discuss them over coffee/cocktails. Support The Magic Lantern Theatre (http://www.magiclanternspokane.com/), AMC Independent (https://www.amctheatres.com/programs/independent), The Bing Crosby Theater (http://www.bingcrosbytheater.com/), Spokane film festivals (https://spokanefilmfestival.org/), and other arthouse cinema in Spokane.

We do charge membership dues of $15 per year to cover the costs charged by Meetup and to allow us to rent a theater once each year for a free film screening. There is a 90-day free trial period so you can come to some of our meetups before committing to pay dues.

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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN at the Magic Lantern

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UPDATE 7/6: The Magic Lantern released next week's schedule this afternoon, and I have some great news for everyone. We will be seeing the acclaimed British comedy THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN, starring Oscar winner Marky Rylance and Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins, on Saturday evening at 6:15pm. Here is a brief synopsis of the film:

Maurice Flitcroft, a dreamer and unrelenting optimist, managed to gain entry to The British Open Golf Championship Qualifying in 1976 and subsequently shot the worst round in Open history, becoming a folk hero in the process.

I'm also including a link to the trailer, which some of you have already seen during our most recent Meetups at the Lantern, so you have an idea what to expect: PHANTOM OF THE OPEN TRAILER

As usual, please update your RSVP accordingly if you plan to see the film but not join us for dinner at Mango Tree. I hope everyone had a fun Fourth of July weekend, and I look forward to seeing you this Saturday night.
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Hello, fellow film lovers! Our first Meetup in July will be at the Magic Lantern Theatre on Saturday evening, July 9. It will start at approximately 6:00pm, depending on which films are playing and the show times.

I will update the meeting details on Tuesday the 5th or Wednesday the 6th, once the Lantern releases its weekly schedule. The meetup time may change by as much as 1 hour.

After the film, we will go to the Mango Tree Indian Restaurant--located at 401 W. Main--for dinner, drinks and conversation.

As always, please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be joining us at the restaurant after the film (so we have an accurate head count for them). If you will be seeing the movie, but not joining us at the restaurant, please RSVP "No."

With mask and vaccine mandates now inactive, I've decided to no longer ask people to attend only if they're fully vaccinated against COVID-19. However, if you feel sick in any way I ask that you not join us. Not only will you recover from your illness more quickly, but you'll be respecting our older members who may have underlying health conditions.

Thank you very much for continuing to support local cinemas, and the Magic Lantern in particular. I look forward to seeing you all at the movies!

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Friday Night at the Magic Lantern

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Hello, fellow film lovers! Our second Meetup in July will be at the Magic Lantern Theatre on Friday evening, July 22. It will start at approximately 6:00pm, depending on which films are playing and the show times.

I will update the meeting details on Tuesday the 19th or Wednesday the 20th, depending on when the Lantern releases its weekly schedule. The meetup time may change by as much as 1 hour.

After the film, we will go to The New 63 Social House & Eatery--located at 520 W. Main--for dinner, drinks and conversation. This a recently opened restaurant, in the building previously occupied by Rocky Rococo Pizza, and both the redesigned space and food menu are very interesting.

As always, please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be joining us at the restaurant after the film (so we have an accurate head count for them). If you will be seeing the movie, but not joining us at the restaurant, please RSVP "No."

With mask and vaccine mandates now inactive, I've decided to no longer ask people to attend only if they're fully vaccinated against COVID-19. However, if you feel sick in any way I ask that you not join us. Not only will you recover from your illness more quickly, but you'll be respecting our older members who may have underlying health conditions.

Thank you very much for continuing to support local cinemas, and the Magic Lantern in particular. I look forward to seeing you all at the movies!

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