Past Meetup

ARGO @ Arclight Hollywood Dome, Saturday, 10/13, 5:30 PM

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Talented director/actor/writer Ben Affleck (who could have guessed?), the guy who brought us The Town (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_town/), and Gone, Baby, Gone (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/gone_baby_gone/), is back with this thriller about some sort of bizarre plot to free some hostages taken prisoner by the Iranian revolutionaries in 1979. The trailer (http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/argo/) looks great, and pre-release RT scores (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/argo_2012/) are high, so this appears to be a winner...:)

I've chosen the 5:30 show, the prices are non-peak, and we can figure out where to eat after the movie, around 7:30. The last time I tried this, it worked out really well, and we had a great discussion in the Arclight Cafe (http://www.yelp.com/biz/arclight-hollywood-cafe-bar-hollywood) after a very minimal wait.

This movie is big enough to fit into the Arclight Dome, and tickets are already available (https://www.arclightcinemas.com/ticketing/purchase-options/?lid=1001&bid=186990). I'm in N23...I think that the center M and N rows are the best seats in the house, but, if forced, I settle for the B or C center section. See you at the movies!

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Synopsis

Based on true events, "Argo" chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis--the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist named Tony Mendez (Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.

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