Movies Group - General Information
The Movies Group is a social group of people who enjoy seeing movies. We have only one theatre in the Comox Valley - the Rialto. We generally see a movie and gather (either before or after the movie) where we will discuss the movie and generally socialize. Some folks will have a drink or coffee while others will have dinner. This is not mandatory but we do like to keep this group social. We encourage you to share our conversation and a cup of coffee or tea.
Our main focus is on the Comox Valley Film Series, in conjunction with the Toronto International Film Festivals held in the Fall and the Winter. The two Series run from the end of September to December, and from January to April. The tickets are purchased at the Art Gallery in person or by phone. The co-coordinators will endeavour to know when the tickets are available for purchase. Sometimes the title of the films are not available when we purchase our tickets, but the movies are always worth seeing, and varied in their subject matter. Tickets are generally purchased for the entire presentation of 5 - 12 movies, although they are sold for individual movies if tickets are available. The co-coordinators will be in touch with the entire group, and let you know a movie is coming and where we will meet afterwards for dinner.
The current co-ordinators will select a movie that our group should enjoy, about 6 days before the event. Any earlier is impossible as we don't know which movies are available until Monday or Tuesday nights. They will send an email to the entire group stating the movie that the group will see and the restaurant or pub where we will meet for conversation and camaraderie, before or after the movie. The movies are organized when there is a movie that seems to be of interest to our group; the main criteria being that the movie is a good one. If anyone wants to split off and see another movie when we arrive at the theatre, that's fine. Also, members are encouraged to communicate interest in a particular movie to the co-coordinators.