What we're about

Welcome to Toronto Classic Films. This meetup group was originally founded by Alex Smith in September of 2012 and shortly afterwards Dave Burgess came onboard. Showing classic films to like minded classic movie fans has been a labour of love for us. The collection of classic films, especially by Dave, has taken years, and we both take great delight in showing them. Before we actually start a movie we’ll usually introduce it with little bits of fun trivia to get you in the mood. Sometimes we’ll even highlight parts of a film for you to watch for just to add to the experience. After the movie we encourage our members to discuss the film at the venue. We will usually show 2-3 classic movies per month for a very small fee. The main goal of the Toronto Classic Films is to share a memorable and fun classic movie experiences with you, our members.

Upcoming events (2)

TRIVIA IS BACK @ KRAMER'S BABY!! (Yonge & Davisville) $6

Needs a location

We've been there many times in the past and we always have a blast!! We'll have most of the restaurant to ourselves and we'll be able to set up multiple teams of 4-6 max per table. If possible, try to sit with other group members you've never met before. This way you'll be able to "meetup" with some possible new friends!! That's what it's all about!!

When you RSVP for this event you agree that Life Begins @ 40 Social Group and its organizers cannot be held legally or financially liable for any loss, injury or illness during this event. You and any guests you may bring are fully responsible for your own well being.
Look for us at the back of Kramer's!!


There's a $6 meetup fee. Please bring exact change if you can. Thanks. It's now $1 more because we're helping Kramer's to pay the PubStumpers fee. Just see me (Alex) and I'll get you set up!!

IMPORTANT NOTE Let's do what we can to support this venue. Kramer's is providing a fun environment for us after all, so let's have an entrée, a drink or two, an appetizer, or any combination of the 3 to show them our support!!

Please DO NOT just order ice water!! Geeez!!

The (no pressure) Trivia consists of 3 parts, music, visual and general knowledge. Two or three teams with the best scores at the end of the evening will win prizes from Kramer's. I don't know about you but I love Trivia!! Playing on a team is also a great way to break the ice with other members of our group. It's all for fun and we always have a lot of laughs there!!

Our new PubStumpers Host is also a stand-up comic, so this ought to be even more fun!!

TRIVIA START TIME is 7:15 PM at Kramer's, so do your best to get there early!!

The Trivia ends at around 9:15-9:30 PM and after that we'll all have a chance to hang out together and socialize a bit more.

Kramer's is located in Midtown, near the northeast corner of Yonge & Davisville, conveniently located across the street from the Davisville Subway Station. There's also a parking lot directly behind Kramer's just off of Davisville on the east side of Yonge.

As always, let's come with a positive attitude and a great big smile. I'm sure that we'll have a lot of laughs!! We always do!!




Book Club - SEABISCUIT An American Legend - By Laura Hillenbrand

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June 16th- Something a little different for those who love reading!!
SEABISCUIT - An American Legend, By Laura Hillenbrand

Hosted By Sandy Hinds & Alex Smith

A non-fiction novel about a legendary horse. Adapted into a feature film starring Tobey Maguire and Jeff Bridges in 2003.

Book: Seabiscuit: An American Legend (416 pages) Audiobook (13 hours)
Author: Laura Hillenbrand

Genre: non-fiction, history, sports, horse-racing
Book Availability: Book is available in all formats at the library and of course at bookstores and online retailers.

Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail. Three men changed Seabiscuit’s fortunes:
Charles Howard was a onetime bicycle repairman who introduced the automobile to the western United States and became an overnight millionaire. When he needed a trainer for his new racehorses, he hired Tom Smith, a mysterious mustang breaker from the Colorado plains. Smith urged Howard to buy Seabiscuit for a bargain-basement price, then hired as his jockey, Canadian, Red Pollard, a failed boxer who was blind in one eye, half-crippled, and prone to quoting passages from Ralph Waldo Emerson. Over four years, these unlikely partners survived a phenomenal run of bad fortune, conspiracy, and severe injury to transform Seabiscuit from a neurotic, pathologically indolent also-ran into an American sports icon.
Author Laura Hillenbrand brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story, one that proves life is a horse race.

Format: Sandy will give some background on the author (other books, awards etc). Then we'll move on to some discussion questions and/or a combination of everyone's thoughts on the book. You’ll be asked to rate the book on a scale of 0-10. Respectful discussion is encouraged, books are very subjective and while one person might love it, another might hate it.

Zoom line will be open from 7:15 with a start at 7:30 sharp and aim for a wrap of 9:30.

The Zoom Link will be sent to your Meetup Messenger when you rsvp.

Two hours should allow for a good discussion.
Looking forward to meeting with you!

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