Frequently Asked Questions (12-08)
- How soon should I arrive for the movie?
Arrive ~15 minutes before the movie starts unless stated otherwise in the meetup event page. The organizer will wait for people up to 5 minutes outside of the theatre unless indicated otherwise in the meetup event page before showtime. If you happen to be a little late, no worries! Just look for us after the movie is over outside in the front.
- I'm going to my 1st meetup for this group and don't know anyone. How will I find everyone?
Each Organizer has his/her photo posted. I've selected people whom I know will be there when they say they will and are friendly and welcoming, so don't hesitate to ask "Are you with the movie meetup?". We encourage members to post profile photos that resemble themselves, but if you find that to be uncomfortable, an alternative to posting your photo is provided should you find that to be uncomfortable. We also ask you to carefully read the event information (e.g. where we will be standing, where we will be going after the movie).
Please keep in mind that if you do not have a picture of yourself on your profile, we are not responsible for finding you especially since we put our contact information in the event details and we won't know who to look for if we don't know what you look like!
- Where should we purchase our tickets?
You can purchase your ticket at the box office or online at Fandango. Each member is responsible for purchasing his/her own ticket.
- Movies are really expensive these days. Is there a way I can get cheaper tickets?
Yes there is! They have discounted tickets at Costco for a variety of theatres and can be bought online or in-store - we mainly use Cinemark in our area, but others can be found on the website. They are 5 tickets for $37.50 ($7.50 each) and have no expiration date, which is a nice discount (normally $10 at the box-office).
- I'm not that hungry after the movie - am I required to go out to eat with everyone afterwards?
Nope! That's totally optional. Even if you just want to sit in on the company without ordering you're completely free to do so.
- There's a movie I want to see, but it's not posted on the calendar! Is there a way for me to see if anyone else is interested in it?
Feel free to post a suggestion and then post about it here in Would you like to receive email notifications for informal (member-led) events?. With a group this size, you may be surprised that there are others who share your movie interests! It's at the Leadership Team's discretion to announce a member-led event to make it an official event.
If there's no Meetup event posted, chances are that none of the Organizers are able to plan it, but you're still welcome to partcipate in the event or see if there's any interest from other members via the Suggestions!
- This meetup doesn't really cater to my taste in movies. Can I start my own meetup?
You sure can! There are different subscription plans: $19/month (billed monthly), $15/month (billed every 3 months), and $12/month (billed every 6 months). You can have up to 3 different meetups with one subscription. See this page for more details.
- There is an RSVP limit and I'm unable to RSVP for the meetup. Can you increase the number of "Yes" RSVPs so that more people can attend the event?
Unfortunately, we've chosen not to have a group larger than 16 since we've found that 16 people is an adequate group size for us to manage at this time. Occasionally, we increase the RSVP number so be sure to keep an eye out for it!
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