Past Meetup

"Pompeii From the British Museum" - Thornton Place Cinema - one night only

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We will be attending the 7:30 pm showing of the documentary film "Pompeii from the British Museum" at the Thornton Place Cinemas near the Northgate shopping mall. This is a special program that will be shown only one time at each of approximately 460 theaters in the USA. It will be shown at 7:30 local time. There will be no other showings.

This program is presented by Fathom Events which is known for its live broadcasts of the New York Metropolitan Opera performances that are shown in HiDef at selected theaters. Here is a detailed description of the Pompeii program:

"Offering an exclusive look deep into the ancient past of a lost Roman civilization, NCM Fathom Events and More2Screen present “Pompeii from the British Museum (” on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. local time. Presented in select movie theaters nationwide for only one night, the event tells the story of life in the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum nearly 2,000 years ago before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. “Pompeii from the British Museum” marks the first cinema event to be produced by a museum for a major exhibition, providing a private view of the British Museum’s blockbuster show Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum. Accompanied by music, poetry and eyewitness accounts, attendees will be taken behind the scenes to explore the homes and lives of the inhabitants of the thriving industrial hub of Pompeii and the small seaside town of Herculaneum prior to the devastating volcanic eruption of the volcano, Mount Vesuvius.

“Pompeii from the British Museum” will be presented in more than 460 select movie theaters around the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network ( . Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online The price of a ticket is $15.00 plus a service fee. (

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"Introduced by the British Museum’s director, Neil MacGregor, this stunning presentation will take viewers on a fascinating tour of the exhibition, featuring insights from renowned experts who will bring these extraordinary objects to life. Audiences will be taken along a Roman street and into various rooms of a local house, with objects on display from the citizens’ daily lives, including intricate pieces of jewelry, sculpture, mosaics, cooking equipment, food and even an extremely rare find of wooden furniture—carbonized by the high temperatures of the ash that engulfed Herculaneum.

"The British Museum’s incredible exhibition on Pompeii and Herculaneum has already received glowing, five-star reviews from press outlets including London’s The Times as well as The Sunday Telegraph, The Daily Telegraph (“stunning…superb”), The Independent on Sunday (“a wonderful show of wonderful things”), and Metro (“a brilliantly told story of love, life, sex and death”). The exhibition is the first of its kind on these important historical cities that has been hosted at the British Museum and the first such major exhibition in London for almost 40 years. The result of close collaboration with the Archaeological Superintendency of Naples and Pompeii, the exhibition brings together more than 450 fascinating objects—including both recent discoveries and celebrated finds from earlier excavations—many of which have never before been seen outside Italy."

It is recommended that you purchase your ticket in advance

You can enter the screening room on your own and select a seat that reflects your viewing preference. After claiming your seat meet me outside of the screening room between 7:00 and 7:20. This is provide an opportunity for participants of this meetup to become acquainted. I am an Asian male who wears glasses and who will probably be wearing a hat of some type (beret, hiker's rain hat, African brimless cap) and who might be displaying a flag or banner of some type (eg, Mozambique national flag because it is so different). My cell phone, 206-683-7850, will be on until the start of the program. Please note that I use a "dumbphone" (no frills, no data viewer but it does meet Military Standard 810G; eg, it can operate in sand storm) so please do not send a text message or post a comment on the web site - I will be unable to read this.

There will be an optional food and beverage stop after the film at a nearby cafe or restaurant. Please meet me next to the escalator on the ground floor of the theater. We will wait a reasonable time for people to get there. If we have left feel free to call to find out where we went.

George Liu