I saw the movie this afternoon, and despite what the critics have said, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The experience was more meaningful for me since I attended the Monuments Men Arts Talk at The Legion of Honor this past Friday.
I called The Rialto today and was told that they only list showtimes for the upcoming week only. This is why I have chosen California Theatre for this meetup.
Although there's a possibility the theater might change the showtime, for now there's a 4:45 p.m. showing. I'd like to meet at 4:00 p.m. so that we could get good seats, get popcorn, etc. Let's meet by the box office.
A couple days prior, I'll email everyone my phone # and info about what I'll be wearing so that I can be easily recognized.
I look forward to the post-movie discussion. We could meet for coffee or dinner somewhere. I like Dee's suggestion of Paris Baguette Cafe.
Now that the venue has been chosen, please update your RSVP, thanks.
Here's a link to The California Theatre, which has parking and transit info:
And a link to more info about the movie:
The “Monuments Men” were a group of approximately 345 men and women from thirteen nations who comprised the MFAA section during World War II. Many were museum directors, curators, art historians, artists, architects, and educators. Together they worked to protect monuments and other cultural treasures from the destruction of World War II. In the last year of the war, they tracked, located, and in the years that followed returned more than five million artistic and cultural items stolen by Hitler and the Nazis. Their role in preserving cultural treasures was without precedent.
If you click on the link below, you'll see the names and bios of the Monuments Men and Women: