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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 (5+)

MIDTOWN TRIVIA NIGHT @ KRAMER'S (Yonge & Davisville) $5

Kramer's Bar & Grill

Join us at Kramer's Bar & Grill for Trivia Night. They have set up a special night for us!! We've been there many times in the past and we always have a blast!! As of now we'll have most of the restaurant to ourselves and we'll be able to set up multiple teams of 4-6 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!! Look for us at the back of Kramer's!! **IMPORTANT NOTE** PLEASE 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!! This way they'll keep us wanting to come back!! PLEASE DO NOT JUST ORDER TAP WATER OR NOTHING AT ALL!! 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!! Trivia start time is 7:15 PM at Kramer's, so do your best to get there early!! JOSH IS OUR AMAZING QUIZ MASTER!! 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 some more. TRANSIT & PARKING 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!! INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AS WELL. There's a $5 meetup fee. Please bring exact change or a $5 bill please! Thanks. WE WILL HAVE SEPARATE CHEQUES LET'S ALL HAVE A BLAST TOGETHER!! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!!

NOTORIOUS (1946) Cary Grant & Ingrid Bergman - Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

NOTORIOUS (1946) - Film-Noir - Romance - Drama - Just $4 MOVIE START TIME: 7:15 PM Starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern and Leopoldine Konstantin Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Screenplay by Alfred Hitchcock, Ben Hecht and Clifford Odets ROTTEN TOMATOES - 97% THE STORY In order to help bring Nazis to justice, U.S. government agent T.R. Devlin (Cary Grant) recruits Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman), the American daughter of a convicted German war criminal, as a spy. As they begin to fall for one another, Alicia is instructed to win the affections of Alexander Sebastian (Claude Rains), a Nazi hiding out in Brazil. When Sebastian becomes serious about his relationship with Alicia, the stakes get higher, and Devlin must watch her slip further undercover. Please turn up your speakers for the trailer: https://youtu.be/H8f4UOtLf5Q ***VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE READ*** BE SURE TO SUPPORT THE ETON HOUSE AND THEIR STAFF BY ORDERING SOMETHING TO EAT AND OR DRINK. WE WILL HAVE V.I.P. SERVICE!! THEY ARE GIVING US THEIR SPACE, TIME AND A/V SYSTEM, SO LET'S SHOW THEM OUR SUPPORT!! PLEASE DO NOT JUST ORDER WATER!!! NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK!!! LOCATION: ETON HOUSE (One block east of Pape Stn.) DATE: TUESDAY, APRIL 9TH MEETUP STARTS AT 6:30 THE MOVIE BEGINS AT 7:15 MOVIE LENGTH: 1 hr 42 min Please bring exact change (toonies and loonies only) or a $5 bill. THE FOLLOWING 3 GROUPS WILL BE VIEWING THIS FILM: TORONTO CLASSIC FILMS LIFE BEGINS @ 40 SOCIAL GROUP MAD ABOUT MOVIES & MORE IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF 2-3 OF THESE GROUPS PLEASE ONLY RSVP IN ONE GROUP. THANK YOU!! FEEL FREE TO STAY AFTERWARDS TO DISCUSS NOTORIOUS!! WE ENCOURAGE IT!! PARKING - STREET PARKING ON THE DANFORTH & A PARKING LOT ON EATON AVE. JUST SLIGHTLY N OF THE ETON. TRANSIT - THE ETON HOUSE IS ONE BLOCK EAST OF PAPE STATION. APPROXIMATELY A 3-4 MINUTE WALK. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE MOVIES!!

THE LION IN WINTER (1968) Katharine Hepburn & Peter O'Toole @ TIFF Lightbox

THE LION IN WINTER (1968) @ TIFF LIGHTBOX - THEATRE 4 There is no meetup fee for this event. :) Starring Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Anthony Hopkins and Timothy Dalton. FILM LENGTH - 2 hr 14 min One year after winning the Best Actress Oscar for Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Katharine Hepburn claimed the prize again for her magisterial performance in this lavish adaptation of James Goldman’s Broadway play. THE STORY Set during Christmas 1183, The Lion in Winter is a Lear-like tale of dynastic succession that sees the aging English king, Henry II (Peter O’Toole), mulling over which of his three equally resented sons shall become his heir: malleable imbecile John (Nigel Terry), bitter black sheep Geoffrey (John Castle), or bellicose bully Richard the Lionheart (Anthony Hopkins). While the presumptive heirs get at each other’s throats (sometimes literally), Henry finds his Machiavellian mastery more than matched by the guile of his estranged queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine (Hepburn), who makes the most of her temporary release from the prison in which Henry has placed her to try and finagle her own favourite’s way to the throne. While O’Toole roars magnificently in the title role, Hepburn is every bit the lion as the cunning queen, with her vibrant intellect, rapier wit, and arch theatrics. PLEASE NOTE Theatre 4 only has between 90-95 seats. It's best that you purchase your tickets beforehand. HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS 1- TIFF Box Office, 350 King St. W. which is open from 10am to 10pm. 2- Purchase tickets online at www.tiff.net 3- Purchase tickets by phone using a credit card or Visa Debit. Call (416)[masked]‎ TICKET PRICING Adult - $14 Senior or Student with valid ID - $11.50 TIFF Member - $9.75 WHERE TO MEET Meet Alex @ 12:30pm on the 2nd level near the concession stand and the ticket takers. Alex looks like his profile picture. We will try to go in together and sit nearby one another. After the movie let's get together at one of the nearby restaurants for a drink and/or a bite to eat. If the weather is nice perhaps we could sit outside @ Gabby's Patio across the street from TIFF Lightbox. Later in the evening @ 7:15pm our group will be seeing 3 Days of the Condor starring Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway. Be sure to join us for that one as well. :)

THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR (1975) Robert Redford & Faye Dunaway @ TIFF Lightbox

THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR (1975) @ TIFF LIGHTBOX - THEATRE 4 There is no meetup fee for this event. :) Starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max von Sydow and John Houseman. Directed by Sydney Pollack FILM LENGTH - 1 hr 57 min THE STORY - Mystery, Thriller After stepping out for lunch, low-level intelligence analyst Joe Turner, codename “Condor” (Robert Redford), returns to his clandestine CIA office in the heart of Manhattan to find that all his co-workers have been murdered by a hit squad. Realizing that he’s been marked for death by his own people due to a seemingly random report he had filed, the mild-mannered bookworm kidnaps a random passerby (Faye Dunaway), who naturally ends up falling into his arms and aiding him in his quixotic quest to take on the entire US industrial-military-political-intelligence complex. A modest success on its initial release, Sydney Pollack’s slick spy thriller (which benefits from the sharp cinematography of French Connection DP Owen Roizman) has become one of those mid-tier Hollywood efforts that somehow found a second life as an under-the-radar cult favourite; most importantly, its implausible romantic subplot provided flirtation fodder for George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez during the magical car-trunk sequence in Out of Sight. PLEASE NOTE Theatre 4 only has between 90-95 seats. It's best that you purchase your tickets beforehand. HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS 1- TIFF Box Office, 350 King St. W. which is open from 10am to 10pm. 2- Purchase tickets online at www.tiff.net 3- Purchase tickets by phone using a credit card or Visa Debit. Call (416)[masked]‎ TICKET PRICING Adult - $14 Senior or Student with valid ID - $11.50 TIFF Member - $9.75 WHERE TO MEET Meet Alex @ 6:45pm on the 2nd level near the concession stand and the ticket takers. Alex looks like his profile picture. We will try to go in together and sit nearby one another.

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