Suck it, SF. January 8, 2008 12:58 PM   Subscribe

Mefi movie night in NoVa. Anybody interested?

Not to be outdone by our SF brethren, I'm urgining all of you in the DC area to come to the last screening of the Washington Psychotronic Film Society at Dr. Dremo's, slated to close at the end of the month. Plan 9 from Outer Space will be showing on Tuesday, January 22. We had fun last time, and I know doctorschlock will be there--will you?

Same deal as before: I'll plan on getting there around 6:30, unless someone wants to get there sooner. Generally, seating upstairs is more comfortable, as there are easy chairs and couches and such. Plus, bar access is easier.

The screen is downstairs, and they start showing shorts and previews around 8. If you come after 7:30 or so and don't find us upstairs, that's where we'll be.

Dremo's has a great selection of beers, and usually has something decent on special. The food is standard bar fare--wings, burgers, fries, and a few other sandwiches.

I'm 6'5" and have a ponytail, so I'm pretty easy to pick out in a crowd. I'll try to have some sort of MetaFilter sign with me.

Dremo's is 21-and-up, and they do card. Also, it can get a bit smoky in there, so sensitive types might want to give this one a pass.
posted by MrMoonPie to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:58 PM (61 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

I'm 6'5" and have a ponytail

Mefi's own Stephen Segal? Who knew?
posted by dersins at 1:33 PM on January 8, 2008

posted by miss lynnster at 1:35 PM on January 8, 2008

Mefi's own Stephen Segal? Who knew?

If he has a black leather jacket, maybe he could be on TNT's "guy movie" marathin, too.
posted by jmd82 at 1:38 PM on January 8, 2008

Yeah, but only the DC version has urgining.
posted by MrMoonPie at 1:38 PM on January 8, 2008

I'll come!

And I'm totally bringing my knitting.

(Just keep me away from the spicy chicken... My doctor said to take it easy now that I'm back on solid foods..)
posted by cowbellemoo at 1:43 PM on January 8, 2008

I'm in. Any recommendation for driving vs. metro?
posted by anaelith at 1:47 PM on January 8, 2008

Looks like the metro is a bock away. And it is...ya know...Virginia.

I don't take my car there.
posted by cowbellemoo at 1:50 PM on January 8, 2008

Metro is very convenient--it's a bit more than a block, but Dremo's is an easy east-ward walk from the Courthouse station. I've never driven there, but I understand parking isn't too difficult, especially since it'll be a Tuesday.
posted by MrMoonPie at 1:52 PM on January 8, 2008

Oooh... would love to do that.


posted by zennie at 2:01 PM on January 8, 2008

Will I finally make it to a meet-up? I might.
posted by empath at 2:27 PM on January 8, 2008

I should be around and will definitely try to make it down for this. Any Baltimore kids want to carpool?
posted by youcancallmeal at 2:30 PM on January 8, 2008

This is the part where I say "I might be able to roadtrip up there to make it!"

Would love to see you peeps again. Will try to move heaven and earth and all that.
posted by Alt F4 at 3:46 PM on January 8, 2008

aw, i'd totally go if i lived near you.
posted by misanthropicsarah at 4:40 PM on January 8, 2008

I've never driven there, but I understand parking isn't too difficult, especially since it'll be a Tuesday.

Parking in that area can get difficult at times, but yeah, at that hour it should be doable. Just make sure you don't park in a zipcar/flexcar spot, or a bus or taxi zone; they ticket and/or tow your ass real quick when you do that... But yeah, metro's probably easier (just keep in mind it stops at midnight on weekdays).
posted by inigo2 at 5:09 PM on January 8, 2008

(Oh, and second the fact that Dremo's has a great beer selection, and a bad smoke problem.)
posted by inigo2 at 5:11 PM on January 8, 2008

Any Baltimore kids want to carpool?
I might be interested in carpooling, assuming I can make it with my weird work schedule.
posted by Airhen at 6:28 PM on January 8, 2008

aw, i'd totally go if i lived near you.

only a 3 hour drive and you can pick up youcancallmeal
posted by empath at 7:18 PM on January 8, 2008

Sorry I didn't make it to your New Years Day party, MrMoonPie — I got mega drunk off of sabered bottles of champagne and didn't wake up for quite some time…


It's too bad I'm not on the east coast to go to this meetup!
posted by blasdelf at 8:53 PM on January 8, 2008

This might be cool!
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 5:49 AM on January 9, 2008

Hey, I am going to be in Fairfax for work that week...mind if I drop in? If I can shake off the coworkers, that is.
posted by cabingirl at 2:25 PM on January 9, 2008

Ooh, I may be able to make this!
posted by tittergrrl at 3:13 PM on January 9, 2008

I'm planning on it! I hear zennie's bringing cake!
posted by grateful at 3:48 PM on January 9, 2008

There is a public parking lot up the street from Dremos that usually has space; IIRC it's metered but you can put in enough for several hours. I've never had any luck parking in the actual lot belonging to them.

But I'd definitely metro.
posted by Kadin2048 at 8:00 AM on January 10, 2008

I hear zennie's bringing cake!

I hear grateful's trying to guilt me into baking. ;)
posted by zennie at 12:00 PM on January 10, 2008

I love Plan 9 - but I'm not old enough.

posted by phrontist at 3:14 PM on January 10, 2008

dersins, every time you make the Segal::MrMoonPie reference, I must point out that I have no doubt MrMoonPie does not run like a girl, as does Mr. Segal.

In fact, I suspect that MrMoonPie doesn't run, he simply appears.
posted by exogenous at 5:12 PM on January 11, 2008

Hey, I'm in.
posted by itchylick at 4:51 PM on January 12, 2008

Oh, and I found out today that there is free parking (evenings/weekends only) adjacent to the metered lot, under the Arlington County building near 14th and N. Uhle Streets. (Actual entrance to the garage is off of Uhle in the corner between the two buildings; there may be another entrance on 15th.) It's only about 1500 ft from Dremos.

Anyway, I'll try to be there as well.
posted by Kadin2048 at 8:22 PM on January 12, 2008 [1 favorite]

Crap, I have to bow out. I had emergency gall bladder surgery yesterday and am stuck in NYC until late next week. Have a good time, kids!
posted by youcancallmeal at 12:10 PM on January 18, 2008

Is anyone else heading down from Baltimore? I could use a ride. (Otherwise, I'll try MARC train + staying with friend, so no big deal.)
posted by Airhen at 12:39 PM on January 18, 2008

To all coming to the show....I'll be there early with some surprise stuff on the screen and will go all night until you all can't take anymore.
posted by doctorschlock at 10:25 AM on January 19, 2008

You know, maybe we should just start out downstairs--probably makes everything easier. I'll try to sit near the back of the movie-watching area, hopefully snagging a couch or chair.
posted by MrMoonPie at 5:01 PM on January 19, 2008

I'll probably be closer to 8, but I'm still planning on being there. And outside circumstances happily made the choice of car v. metro for me, so car it is.
posted by anaelith at 7:18 PM on January 20, 2008

I'm going to try really, really hard to make it to this, but i won't get there until like 8:30ish, depending on traffic from Tyson's Corner.

Make lots of noise so I can find you easily :)
posted by empath at 5:15 PM on January 21, 2008

NortonDC and I are both hoping to come (everyone say happy birthday to NortonDC!) -- see you there!
posted by onlyconnect at 7:54 PM on January 21, 2008

I'll probably be there. I have a job interview before. Wish me luck!
posted by parmanparman at 8:06 AM on January 22, 2008

The way it's looking now, I'm going to head over directly from work in a couple of hours. Hope to see you guys there.
posted by Kadin2048 at 1:42 PM on January 22, 2008

I'm heading out now! Should get there shortly after 6. I'll meander through the main bar carrying my MetaGrams, so give me the high sign if you see me. I'll then head downstairs, to the back-ish part of the movie area, near the (downstairs) pool tables and bathrooms which figured so prominently in the last meetup's events. If you've not been to Dremo's, the stairs to the movie area are in the back left as you enter the main bar area--just keep walking past the bar, the (upstairs) pool tables and bathrooms, and you'll see the way.
posted by MrMoonPie at 2:24 PM on January 22, 2008

I made it home first apparently.

There were a lot of mefites at this one, I think I only met maybe 1/4th of the people there.
posted by empath at 8:02 PM on January 22, 2008

I made it home (against all probability). It was great to meet all of you.

posted by anaelith at 8:45 PM on January 22, 2008

That was my happening and it freaked me out!
posted by NortonDC at 8:57 PM on January 22, 2008

Well, it was partly mine. Or I shared part of it. Or there was a happening, and I was there. And there was cake. There was definitely cake.
posted by NortonDC at 9:20 PM on January 22, 2008

The cake is a lie.
posted by empath at 9:21 PM on January 22, 2008 [1 favorite]

Well, that was a good time. (Aside from the part where I may or may not have given some random fellow with a ponytail the wrong idea. Awkward.)

Glad everyone seems to have made it home okay. Can't wait to see the photos, especially since I was lame and didn't bring anything to actually take photos with.
posted by Kadin2048 at 10:01 PM on January 22, 2008

Glad everyone could make it out. I'd say we gave Dremo's, and especially the Washington Psychotronic Film Society, a blow-out going-away party. I think I met everyone.

And now I'm at work. What a let down.
posted by MrMoonPie at 5:22 AM on January 23, 2008

*sobs, awaits photos*
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 7:35 AM on January 23, 2008

Was good to meet everyone, although I think I missed some people. I see tittergrrl has posted some happy cake photos to flickr.

I think I was the only person in the place that had never seen Plan 9 From Outer Space (although I did manage to make the brilliant comment "Hey, it's just like that scene from Ed Wood"). Thanks MrMoonPie, twas fun.
posted by itchylick at 7:42 AM on January 23, 2008

This was a triumph! I'm making a note here: huge success.

Nice to meet folks and see people again.

(The cake was not a lie.)
posted by onlyconnect at 9:33 AM on January 23, 2008

Just got the THREE EPIC PHOTOS on my flickr account in a set, and linked them to this thread.

Next time I might bring a real camera and take more pics. Lots of fun, and was so glad to see my favorite line in the movie with so many other people!

posted by tittergrrl at 10:12 AM on January 23, 2008

There were more pictures taken, no?
posted by empath at 3:54 PM on January 23, 2008

I only took those three with my camera phone. I didn't see anyone else with a camera.

I guess we could fake some pictures using clip art and stock photography.
posted by tittergrrl at 5:16 PM on January 23, 2008

I have two from zennie I'll upload tomorrow.
posted by MrMoonPie at 5:30 PM on January 23, 2008

Good times. I only wish the service at the bar were better - damn near died of thirst.
posted by exogenous at 5:43 PM on January 23, 2008

I'm not sure why i didn't smile for that picture.
posted by empath at 11:37 AM on January 24, 2008

Thanks Everybody! It was the perfect end to a great series. I wanted some cake but my sugars were too high. Damn sinus infection. If Dremo's wants to move on in the future..they've
got to invest in some more waitrons and bartenders. All in all it was great seeing you all and now that your covers are blown, where do you all plan to troll.
posted by doctorschlock at 8:03 AM on January 25, 2008

And thank you, doctorschlock, for providing so many years of excellent entertainment. I started coming to your shows 8 or so years ago, when I worked on the same block as Lucky Bar. Think the service at Dremo's was bad? Sheesh, Lucky Bar was the pits. My friends and I started the evening at Madhatter; back then, they had free wings and $1 beers on Tuesdays. Most weeks, we'd then head over to Lucky Bar for movies (sometimes, it was Chaos for drag bingo, or, well, we'd just stay at Madhatter and get drunk on $1 beer). It was great to know that there was always something to do on a Tuesday. Here's hoping the WPFS hiatus is a short one.
posted by MrMoonPie at 9:30 AM on January 25, 2008

So who got the action, trying to hide at the back there?

Looks like a fun night!
posted by goo at 9:30 AM on January 25, 2008

Thanks, y'all! That was fun.

I'm not sure why i didn't smile for that picture.

I think the shot is kind of cool for the range of expressions, to which your not-smile only added.
posted by zennie at 4:41 PM on January 26, 2008

Oh! Too bad I missed it! I got the job at GW and start next week. Maybe, when the sun starts shining again and it warms up we can have another picnic at Lincoln Park.
posted by parmanparman at 10:42 PM on January 26, 2008

Congrats, parmanparman! And having a picnic after the Spring thaw sounds grand.
posted by zennie at 12:07 PM on January 28, 2008

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