We will be attending an advance showing of the film "Closed Circuit" at the Pacific Place Cinema in downtown Seattle. Our group will have guaranteed seating. The film starts at 7:00 pm, but all participants must check in with me before 6:00; otherwise your spot might be given to someone on the standby list
Here is a description of "Closed Circuit" taken from Landmark Theatres's web site:
"In the international suspense thriller Closed Circuit, a high-profile terrorism case unexpectedly binds together two ex-lovers on the defense team—testing the limits of their loyalties and placing their lives in jeopardy. After a busy London market is decimated by an explosion, only one member of the suspected terrorist cell survives: Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto), who is arrested and jailed. Preparations begin for what promises to be the trial of the century. But there's a hitch: the government will use classified evidence to prosecute Erdogan—evidence so secret that neither he nor his lawyers can be allowed to see it. Government-approved defense attorneys Claudia Simmons-Howe (Rebecca Hall) and Martin Rose (Eric Bana) are put on the case. Tenacious, driven and brilliant, they also happen to be ex-lovers. The two lawyers make an uncomfortable pact to keep their former affair hidden, but as Martin begins to piece the case together, the outlines of a sinister conspiracy emerge, one that will draw him and Claudia dangerously close again."
Here is a preview of this film
Closed Circuit trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktiMVKeA9QM)
At the time of this meetup posting (August 15) there were no reviews of this film, and it has not been rated on rottentomatoes.com and on metacritic.com.
Admission to this showing is free, and our group will be admitted ahead of everyone else. We have guaranteed seats. Please read the following directions so you understand how this will work:
The sixteen guaranteed seats will be distributed by signing up for this event on a first-come first-served basis. If you end up as one of the sixteen "finalists" you will get guaranteed admission if you show up no later than 6:00 outside of the Pacific Place Cinemas. When you meet me I will give you a name tag which you will need to show me when we enter the theater. Please note that if you are a no show or cancel at the last minute you will not be eligible for free preview showings in the future though you are still welcome to participate in any other cinema club meetup. Persons who had spots to past free preview showings or showings at my home or a reservation to the Academy Awards viewing partyandmark and who did not show up will have their name removed from the "attending" list; I have your names. You can only sign up for yourself; the "guest" option has been turned off. If another person shows up with you he or she might get admitted once everyone with an RSVP and anyone on the waiting list who shows up on a speculation basis has been admitted.
Our group will be admitted to the theater around 6:15 so if you arrive after that time there will be no way that I can have you admitted or pass a general admission ticket to you.
Meet me near the box office of the Pacific Place Cinema. I am an Asian American who wears glasses and who will probably be wearing a hat of some type (beret, rain hat, African skull cap). There is a head shot of me in the photo section of my profile so you can see for whom to look. My cell phone,[masked], will be on until 6:45 or thereabouts. Please note that I use a "dumbphone" (no frills, no data capability though it does meet military standard 810G - eg, it will operate in a sand storm) so do not send me any text messages or post a comment on the web site - I will not see these.
There will be an optional food and beverage stop at the conclusion of the film. Note: conclusion = after all of the credits have rolled by. Meet me just outside of the theater near the box office. If you use the restroom notify someone so that we do not leave without you
From August 15 to August 25 meetup.com's reservation system will be set to "automatic". This means that if there is a cancellation the first person (i.e., the one who has been on the list the longest) on the waiting list will be moved to the "attending" list. On the night of August 25 the reservation system will be set to "manual". When an opening occurs everyone on the waiting list will be sent an email notifying him or her of the availability of a spot. The first person who logs onto this page and changes his/her status will get the opening. Anyone who reads this page and who is not on the waiting is eligible to claim the opening. Once the spot is taken everyone else cannot make a reservation until an opening occurs again.