What we're about

What's better than seeing a movie, then discussing it over food and drink? In Morristown it's easy enough to do both! Enjoy a great movie, discover a new place with delicious food, and have stimulating conversation with friendly, interesting people. We won't just stay in Morristown. If the movies we want to see don't come to us, we'll go to them! You'll find us in Morristown and surrounding areas, Bernardsville, East Hanover, Rockaway, Cranford, etc. but we'll go to specialty theatres in Chatham and Montclair as well. We'll enjoy a broad, eclectic range of movies and a variety of food. Sure beats going to the movies by yourself!

Our Meetups will take place at different times of day - sometimes involving dinner, sometimes lunch or afternoon tea. Ideally, all within walking distance of the theatre. All movie fans are welcome. Hope you can join us!

We have recently added "annual" dues to the group. Why? Because Meetup charges me, as the organizer, $90 every six months, to host this group. Our group members thought it fair that this cost be dispersed via dues, since I don't charge for events. And because they didn't want me to continue to pay $180 per year to host the group! The best part is that the more people who pay the dues, the longer we are covered. So, the dues may up being bi-annual instead! Enjoy your free trial and hopefully you will become a full member after that!

Upcoming events (4+)

In Person Event - Top Gun: Maverick

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*** GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!!*** This will be a hot ticket and they will go fast.

We'll see it in Rockaway on June 4th at the 3:00pm Dolby Cinema showing and then have dinner afterward.

*Please see our Vaccination Policy for in-person events below.

SYNOPSIS: After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete "Maverick" Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. Training a detachment of graduates for a special assignment, Maverick must confront the ghosts of his past and his deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who choose to fly it.

TICKETS: Please buy your tickets in advance on your own. We'll meet after the movie right outside the auditorium.

DISCUSSION: TBD but probably the Cheesecake Factory

MOVIE PARKING: Ample free parking at theater and restaurant

OUR NO SHOW POLICY: If you RSVP and your plans then change, we ask that you notify us and change your RSVP as soon as possible - definitely before the start of the event. It's unfair for the group to wait around after the film for people who do not show up. And it fouls up reservations made at the restaurants we visit. NO SHOWS WILL NOW BE WARNED ONCE AND REMOVED FROM THE GROUP AFTER THE SECOND OCCURRENCE. We keep a list of no-shows - please change your RSVP prior to the start of the event so you don't end up on it! Thank you for your consideration.

*VACCINATION POLICY - Our in-person events are for vaccinated members only. We are uncomfortable exposing members with no vaccine protection to other members who have returned to the office, etc. with whatever germs we may be carrying. If we don't already know your status we ask that you share via email at [masked] Any information received will be immediately deleted after you are added to the list of approved in-person attendees. Many thanks for understanding!

WAIVER, RELEASE, AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS This is a show-up at your own risk event. This meetup group does not take any responsibility for any health risks that might happen during this event. When you RSVP you are accepting these terms upon yourself and your guests (if any). I hereby waive, release, and discharge the Meetup Group and its officers, leaders, volunteers, employees, organizers, sponsors, members, and participants from any claims for personal injury, property damage, or death resulting from my participation in any of this group’s events. My RSVP and/or participation in this event is my signature on this waiver.

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IN PERSON EVENT -School of Rock LIVE with dinner discussion at Guerriero's

We recently enjoyed the movie on a Silly Sunday, but what fun it will be to see the live show! I'll be working this event as a ticket taker so look for me when you get there:)

Event details:
Join us for the 2pm matinee on Sunday, June 5 at MPAC and then for a dinner afterwards at Guerriero's - outside if weather permits.

*NOTE - Restaurant only takes Cash, Check, or Venmo. No Credit Cards. And it's a BYOB.

Synopsis:
Rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme…You better get me to school on time! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock – The Musical is a two-hour, two-act show (plus intermission), based on the hit movie. The tuner follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?

Restaurant info: Guerriero's in Morristown (right next to the theatre) has a family style "Grandma's" dinner from 3-7pm, for $37.50 a person. Menu includes antipasto, pasta, meatballs, chicken parm, salads, and dessert. For details, see www.guerrieros.com. Address: 90 South St, Morristown.

We will meet outside the theatre after the show and walk to the restaurant.

There is plenty of parking in Morristown - but the parking garage is probably the easiest.

Tickets:
Please purchase your own ticket from MPAC- https://secure.mayoarts.org/17096/17100

VACCINATION POLICY - MPAC strongly recommends masks though they are not required. If you have not already shared your status and evidence of vaccination you will be asked to share it with our group leader - Cindy via email at moviegroupvaccineinfo@gmail.com Any information received will be immediately deleted after you have been added to the list of approved in-person attendees. Many thanks for understanding!

WAIVER, RELEASE, AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS This is a show-up at your own risk event. This meetup group does not take any responsibility for any health risks that might happen during this event. When you RSVP you are accepting these terms upon yourself and your guests (if any). I hereby waive, release, and discharge the Meetup Group and its officers, leaders, volunteers, employees, organizers, sponsors, members, and participants from any claims for personal injury, property damage, or death resulting from my participation in any of this group’s events. My RSVP and/or participation in this event is my signature on this waiver.

OUR NO SHOW POLICY: If you RSVP and your plans then change, I ask that you notify us and change your RSVP as soon as possible - definitely before the start of the event. It's unfair for the group to wait around after the show for people who do not show up. And it fouls up reservations made at the restaurants we visit. NO SHOWS WILL NOW BE WARNED ONCE AND REMOVED FROM THE GROUP AFTER THE SECOND OCCURRENCE. We keep a list of no-shows - please change your RSVP prior to the start of the event so you don't end up on it! Thank you for your consideration.

NETFLIX WATCH PARTY - Adam Sandler's new film Hustle

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After a down-on-his-luck basketball scout (Adam Sandler) discovers an extraordinary player abroad, he brings the phenom back without his team's approval.

Sadly? This is only on Netflix. (sad face since John would have organized a fun in person event for this)

Meet on zoom first. Netflix watch party at 8. The movie is Short (at least compared to most current movies and certainly compared to one of my beloved Martin Scorsese's epics) at 85 minutes. So we'll see how long we chitter chatter about it.

I really enjoyed Sandler in Uncut Gems and it seems like his more intelligent movies provoke good discussion/are worth a watch. I'm also a basketball fan so this movie is right up my alley. You might like it too!

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JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION 🦖🦕

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We will see the 3:30 Dolby Cinema show. More details to follow.

We are planning to eat at the Cheesecake Factory afterwards- just pending dates to be open for reservations- but pls book your tickets asap as the auditorium is filling up.

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Past events (660)

May Classics Watch Party - The African Queen

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