Tag: movies

May 9, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Join us for a fun afternoon watching (and quoting) Pee-wee's Big Adventure (PG)—an experience that comes with props. Laugh your way through the story about a man who has his beloved bike stolen and must travel across the country to try to get it back. Bring your blankets and pillows and we’ll provide the snacks. This program is intended for all ages. 

Hollywood sign, photo by Ahmet Yalçınkaya via Unsplash

If you, like me, have seen at least one movie before, I urge you to go to imdb.com right now and type a movie’s title into the search bar. A wealth of information pops up. Cast and crew, reviews, and even showtimes for new releases. But we don’t care about any of that right now. We want one word at the top of the page: TRIVIA.

Oh my goodness, is the hair on your arms standing up?

Confession: For someone who “doesn’t care about the Oscars,” I actually do care about the Oscars. They serve as a useful snapshot of a given year in film history. What we as moviegoers value often differs from what Academy voters value. Not only that, but what Academy voters value tends to change over time.

March 2, 2019 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Anythink York Street offers a monthly morning book club with a very different style: we choose a theme for the meeting, and you choose the book you want to read based on that theme. Each person discusses their choice. It’s a fun way to discover new authors and books while reading a title that speaks to you. Bring your pick and a morning beverage, and we’ll talk books. This month’s theme: books that became a movie. Appropriate for adults. No registration required.

Event Type: 
Book Club

A year ago, I lost my father. I don’t mean he was misplaced or that he’s wandering about in a hedge maze or anything – he died. It wasn’t a surprise, he’d been sick for a while. But it was terribly sad. Obviously. In the year since, my family and I have grieved his loss and celebrated his life in a number of different ways. I’ve discovered a sort of atomic half-life of influence he had on me, most surprising of which is just how much of a literary impact he made.

November 15, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

We all watch movies, but what do professional critics see differently when they watch a film, and how can you use their techniques to get more out of the experience? Join our Tech Guide, a former film professor, for a crash course that will help you to watch, dissect, and discuss movies like a pro. Part of Anythink Perl Mack’s Like a Pro series.

Event Type: 
Adult, Teen