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December 30, 2009 11:28 AM   Subscribe

Twin Cities meetup

Some of us have been talking about organizing another meetup after the holidays. I was thinking we could do something different like a potluck. It has also been suggested that we do a movie night and drinks either at someone's house or at a theater. Ideas/offers are needed!
posted by Demogorgon to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:28 AM (29 comments total)

Doesn't the parkway theater have drink and movies available at the same time? That could be a possibility.

Assuming I could make it to the meetup.

Assuming I even want to hang out with other people.

. . .

assuming other people even want to hang out with me.

. . .
posted by Think_Long at 11:44 AM on December 30, 2009


Just noticed the thread title. . . what kind of meetup is this?
posted by Think_Long at 11:45 AM on December 30, 2009


a midwest one baby!
posted by edgeways at 12:34 PM on December 30, 2009


We roll hardcore in the Twin Cities.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:46 PM on December 30, 2009


Parkway Theatre sounds like a great idea!
posted by localhuman at 1:40 PM on December 30, 2009


I've never been to the Parkway Theater, but holy crap, this weekend's noon matinee is Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. Meetup or no, I'm going to have to check that out. The weekend after that looks pretty sweet too.
posted by Demogorgon at 1:46 PM on December 30, 2009


The Parkway is one of the cities' best. Great popcorn. Also: They sell margaritas that you can drink during the movie.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:02 PM on December 30, 2009


I nominate Santa Claus Conquers the Martians for official impromptu pre-meetup meetup status. That is to say, can I come, too?
posted by SemiSophos at 2:33 PM on December 30, 2009


this weekend's noon matinee is Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.

That sounds like fun. Saturday or Sunday?
posted by cabingirl at 6:38 PM on December 30, 2009


Would Saturday work for everyone?
posted by Demogorgon at 7:37 PM on December 30, 2009


They sell margaritas that you can drink during the movie.

According to their website, this is only at movies that are rated "R" or higher. I don't think Santa Claus Conquers the Martians qualifies. "A Serious Man" is rated R and will be shown Saturday night.

I'm okay either way. Just wanted to throw that info out there.
posted by marsha56 at 12:21 AM on December 31, 2009


Me too, I cant get Hooray for Santa Claus out of my head. Sat. works fine I think. I will check.
posted by wheelieman at 5:03 AM on December 31, 2009


I'm open on Saturday, and would love to come by.
posted by elmer benson at 5:50 AM on December 31, 2009


I’ll have to put myself in as a ‘maybe’. There’s an unfortunate chance that I may be in one of the medial circles of hell – AKA western Wisconsin – that day.

If plans do get made for both movie and drinks, perhaps I could join for the drinks part afterword.
posted by Think_Long at 7:56 AM on December 31, 2009


I'm gonna say I'm a 75% yes for Saturday noon (sick kitty, slight chance of a vet visit, etc). I'm honestly more interested in "A Serious Man" that night, but if the group wants Santy Claus, who am I to argue? A thermos of spiked eggnog may make up for the lack of margaritas.

We could have margaritas at Pepitos afterwards, right?
posted by cabingirl at 10:06 AM on December 31, 2009


Yeah, that or there's a bar right next store called Adrian's. Either way, a little hang out time after the movie will be doable. I mailed cortex to get it sidebarred.
posted by Demogorgon at 10:25 AM on December 31, 2009


mailed cortex to get it sidebarred.
I know MSP doesn't meet up much, but you can do this yourself. Under the upcoming meetups, you see "add meetup?" It's that easy.

(Would do it for you but I don't know the venue, etc. There's a slim chance I can join y'all for drinks or something but I'm flying in from Arizona...)
posted by whatzit at 1:47 PM on December 31, 2009


Sweet, thanks! It is done. Parkway Theater in south Minneapolis at 12:00pm on Saturday, January 2nd. It's kind of short notice, so if anyone knows someone who might want to come, be sure to invite them.
posted by Demogorgon at 2:06 PM on December 31, 2009


I will try to make it.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:34 AM on January 1, 2010


I would join in, but I have a previous item on my social calendar. Have fun!
posted by gimonca at 9:21 AM on January 1, 2010


Would love to make it, but I've got the family ping-pong tourney tomorrow. Have fun!
posted by localhuman at 2:53 PM on January 1, 2010


When are you all planning on showing up, and are we just going to congregate in the lobby before the show?
posted by SemiSophos at 8:55 PM on January 1, 2010


I was figuring on showing up between 11:30-11:45ish and hanging in the lobby until I saw someone I recognized (which of the folks who said they would come, I think I can safely recognize Demogorgon or wheelieman).

I can be recognized by my red old lady winter hat with the sparkly brooch.

I am spygeek on Twitter, if all else fails.
posted by cabingirl at 12:46 AM on January 2, 2010


I am busy after all,see you next time!
posted by wheelieman at 6:07 AM on January 2, 2010


Sorry guys, I failed to make it out there. Stupid car. Since quite a few people were otherwise busy, I will probably propose another movie in a few weeks or so....hopefully the advance team will give us a positive report.
posted by cabingirl at 10:06 AM on January 2, 2010


Yes, even though it was only SemiSophos and I, we had a great time. I've been in that area several times in the past but I didn't know that theater was called the Parkway. The film was great though, definitely a good environment to support a Metafilter meetup!
posted by Demogorgon at 2:32 PM on January 3, 2010


Hear Hear. I'm going to try to make it back next week for The Magic Sword if anyone else is interested. (Demogorgon? I at least owe you popcorn the next time around...)
posted by SemiSophos at 9:08 AM on January 4, 2010


If there's a little more notice I'll try to make the next one...
posted by nickmark at 1:01 PM on January 4, 2010


Yeah, I'll be there. The previews looked too good to resist!
posted by Demogorgon at 1:49 PM on January 4, 2010


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