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American Hustle (2:45 P.M. Show)

  • Dec 25, 2013 · 1:45 PM
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SHOWTIME IS 2:45 P.M. I will arrive at the theater around 1:45 P.M. We will move into the auditorium where our movie is playing to get seats at around 2:15 P.M., so that we can sit together as a group, and to give people time to settle in, take turns visiting the concessions stands and restrooms, etc., before the previews start.

About Buying Advanced Tickets:

  • I encourage everyone to buy tickets in advance, as soon as they become available. The online ticketing service that this theatre uses is Fandango.com.

Movie synopsis: A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. Like David O. Russell's previous films, American Hustle defies genre, hinging on raw emotion, and life and death stakes.

Directed by David O. Russell and Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell.

AFTER EVENT: Following the movie, we will gather in the hallway outside the auditorium we just saw the movie in to chat a bit about the movie and allow people one last opportunity to use the restrooms. Then, those who are interested will proceed as a group on foot to "Bubor Cha Cha" Seafood Restaurant, 45 Beach Street, in neighboring Chinatown for dinner & drinks.

$$$$Managing the After Event will be much easier if everyone brings CASH, so please plan ahead, accordingly, if you want to go out with the group after.  At the restaurant, we will have ONE check for the entire group, as experience has shown that requesting separate checks tends to cause problems.$$$$


 

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  • Barry

    I thought the film was okay. A little long ina little confusing. The next day I went to see the wolf of Wall Street which was 3 hours but I thought was one of the most amazing movies I've ever seen. I strongly recommend it.

    December 28, 2013

  • Barry

    I thought the film was okay. A little long ina little confusing. The next day I went to see the wolf of Wall Street which was 3 hours but I thought was one of the most amazing movies I've ever seen. I strongly recommend it.

    December 28, 2013

  • Rick T.

    Paul, after all this, how was the film? I am still anxious to see it and am sorry that I missed it. Since we're in a film forum, have you seen "Gravity"? I thought it was spectacular. I also saw "12 years a slave" and although I thought it was good, I didn't think it was the masterpeice that many critics pegged it as so. I am hesitant about the film you are seeing this weekend because folk music does nothing for me. "Her" has me interested because I like the writer/director and of course the 2 stars, one of which we never see.

    December 27, 2013

    • Paul K.

      As regards "American Hustle," I'd say it was definitely a worthwhile, well-acted, quality film. However, at just over 2 hours long, it felt more as if it were 2 &3/4 hours to 3 hours long. I very much liked all the past releases you mentioned, especially "12 Years A Slave." Thought it was every bit as good as many people and critics have said.

      December 28, 2013

  • Barry

    I rarely add comments after an event but WOW. All these complications! This was my first meetup with this group. I liked it. I had a good time. I liked everyone I met. I thought the whole thing was FINE. I do a lot of meetup activities (mainly outdoors oriented such as hiking). All these issues? I thought it was great. I thought eating Chinese was great. (but at Chinese no one wants just one dish, what we wound up doing sharing dishes was perfect and I suggest just splitting the bill. It was Christmas. I left an extra $7 more than my tip should have been). I didn't think spending like another $1 to reserve tickets was a big deal. I thought Paul did a great job. If I were Paul, after all the negativity I would resign as an asst organizer. Reminds me of the saying "Don't sweat the small stuff" and Shakespeare's "Much ado about nothing". See ya next time.

    December 27, 2013

    • Paul K.

      What? Quit? And let the *ssholes win? No way.

      1 · December 27, 2013

  • Rick T.

    Paul, I am looking forward to attending one of these events in the future. But from reading these comments it seems almost as if my travelling downtown to find the show sold out was a blessing in disguise. I was standing on Tremont Street freezing on Christmas Day wondering "Well NOW what do I do?"

    December 27, 2013

    • Paul K.

      That's too bad.

      December 27, 2013

  • Laura

    Three cheers to Paul for organizing. The movie was superb — excellent choice! Wish I could have stayed longer at dinner — had to run off to the second leg of my Christmas Day movie marathon; nothing succeeds like excess, right?! — but thoroughly enjoyed myself the brief time I was there. So glad I went. Same time next year anyone? :)

    December 26, 2013

    • Paul K.

      Sincere thanks, Laura, and to everyone for the gracious support. Anyway, I really enjoyed the movie portion of the meetup, and will undoubtedly plan to see a movie next December 25th, if I happen to be in this country at the time. However, the "dinner" portion of the meetup was just WAY too stressful. If I were to include a shared meal in another December 25th meetup, one thing I would NOT do is go to Boston's Chinatown. Also, I would HAND PICK the participants in the meal. Some other valuable lessons I learned from this particular meetup: Be clear about plans; remember to bring my reading glasses and a calculator; don't get worked up about things that really aren't important; and don't indulge detractors/whiners/troub­le-makers, especially those who haven't bothered to read the entire event announcement ahead of time. Again, many thanks to the clear majority of you who came out and made this event worthwhile, despite the "less-than-desireab­les."

      1 · December 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I agree, it was a great job organizing! (It was my own fault I didn't buy a ticket early as suggested, no one to blame but me!) It was a great time seeing you all for dinner afterwards, as well.

    December 26, 2013

  • Rick T.

    I schlepped downtown on the T and came into the theater that was like an airport on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving! And the show was sold out!! I hope you enjoyed the film. This is why I go the matinees on weekdays when everyone else it at school or work.

    December 25, 2013

    • Paul K.

      Thanks, An Or. ;-)

      December 26, 2013

    • Laura

      Hear, hear, An Or! Anyone who organizes a Meetup event has my utmost gratitude and respect. As a former assistant organizer for another group, I can say firsthand 'tis true that it can sometimes be a daunting and thankless task. As the saying goes, "You can please some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, but you can never please all of the people all of the time." Bravo to our organizers who put up with negative comments and criticism and forge ahead anyway on our behalf.

      2 · December 26, 2013

  • Barry

    I agree with An. This was my first time with this group and I enjoyed it and meeting new people. I will do more in the future. Paul DID STRONGLY ADVISE to buy tickets in advance and so I did so due to his advice. Anyone who did not took their chances.

    December 26, 2013

  • Nygel O.

    Just saw message. Thought film was at 3:30 still. Oh well until next time folks.
    Happy holidays

    December 25, 2013

  • fernando g.

    Paul i am almost there
    I hope meet all you

    December 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry. Turns out my aunt is gathering the family today too.

    December 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Merry christmas everyone!

    December 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ill be driving from Salem NH in case anyone wanted to carpool..

    December 24, 2013

  • Anor

    Can't make it after all. I'll be with my kids earlier in the afternoon. Merry Christmas, everyone!

    December 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Paul for scheduling an event on Christmas day for those of us that can't be with family.

    2 · December 22, 2013

    • Paul K.

      Your welcome.

      December 23, 2013

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