Piece of Cake?
posted September 20, 2019 11:57 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat September 28 at 3:30 PM, Cake de Partie
4685 Convoy St, San Diego, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
UPDATED UPDATE: Set for Saturday, Sept. 28, 3:30 p.m. - Cake de Partie in Kearny Mesa, with chatting & snacking.
UPDATE: Set for Saturday, Sept. 28, 3:15 p.m. - Ad Astra, IMAX screening, at AMC Mission Valley 20; followed by discussion within the mall, TBD, 5:30 p.m.

As discussed in this previous meet-up thread, I'm suggesting a movie outing to Ad Astra for Saturday afternoon, September 28th.

Would the AMC Mission Valley 20 suit, as a central location? Plentiful parking, and it's on the trolley line.

With an after-movie chat to take place somewhere in the adjacent mall.

Ad Astra synopsis, via Rotten Tomatoes: Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father [Tommy Lee Jones] and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.

Rating: PG-13 (for some violence and bloody images, and for brief strong language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: James Gray
Written By: James Gray, Ethan Gross
In Theaters: Sep 20, 2019 Wide
Runtime: 124 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox

With Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland, Loren Dean, John Ortiz, Greg Bryk, Kimberly Elise, Anne McDaniels, LisaGay Hamilton, Kimmy Shields, & Ravi Kapoor
posted by Iris Gambol to Meetup (16 comments total)

If you can make the movie but not the conversation after, or vice-versa, please know that's cool.
posted by Iris Gambol at 11:58 AM on September 20, 2019

Less interested in the movie than the after!
posted by artlung at 10:54 AM on September 21, 2019 [1 favorite]

I think I'm free that day! A friend of mine was interested in seeing this too, I'll see if he wants to come along.
posted by exceptinsects at 9:44 AM on September 23, 2019 [2 favorites]

Ad Astra showtimes at AMC MV on Saturday:

Digital: 1:30, 4:45, 8 p.m.

IMAX: 12, 3:15, 6:30, 9:45 p.m.

Maybes and other interested parties, your thoughts are very welcome.
posted by Iris Gambol at 9:32 AM on September 26, 2019 [1 favorite]

I'd vote for IMAX at 315 or 630!
My friend can't come but I will.
posted by exceptinsects at 11:56 AM on September 26, 2019 [1 favorite]

Hey folks. I can't make it this time, but Ad Astra looks great, and I very much support this meetup model! Maybe it could be a semi-reg movie club thing? I'd be very down for next time. Iris thanks for organizing!
posted by The Minotaur at 10:01 AM on September 27, 2019 [2 favorites]

The Minotaur, you'll be missed! (Also: ideas -> subscription -> newsletter, mos def)

Updating the post for the 3:15 p.m. showing tomorrow, with hopes of finding a relatively non-noisy place to chit the chat after the movie. Anyone interested in the second portion of this meet-up, we'll be outside the theater entrance, mall-side, around 5:30 p.m. and will amend the thread.
posted by Iris Gambol at 3:11 PM on September 27, 2019

Is anyone actually wanting to go to the movie itself? If not, maybe we should just meet up to chat!
We could go to Cake de Partie on Convoy—centrally located and not super loud, with very tasty food and desserts.
Or a different Liberty Station place...my sewing class is in Point Loma so I’ll be over there already.
posted by exceptinsects at 7:23 PM on September 27, 2019 [1 favorite]

Fine by me, and Cake de Partie looks neat; I've reached out to artlung for his take.
posted by Iris Gambol at 9:40 PM on September 27, 2019 [1 favorite]

Cats and kittens! artlung remains a maybe, and our meet-up is now at Cake de Partie, in Kearny Mesa, at 3:30 p.m., today (9/28).

[Full address, with suite: 4685 Convoy Street #110 & 120, San Diego, CA 92111]
posted by Iris Gambol at 9:39 AM on September 28, 2019

Not best pleased with how the above post reads; while artlung remains a maybe, he sent a reply text okaying the change prior to the update.
(I may float trial balloons, but our IRL meet-ups are resolved by committee, not decree.)

And I'm bringing limes from the tree in my yard, not that it should be the deciding factor for anyone.
posted by Iris Gambol at 10:19 AM on September 28, 2019 [1 favorite]

I and my girlfriend are in!
posted by artlung at 12:18 PM on September 28, 2019 [2 favorites]

Here, tan cardigan, strolling about.
posted by Iris Gambol at 3:31 PM on September 28, 2019 [1 favorite]

Outstanding company, and delicious food -- thanks for coming out!
posted by Iris Gambol at 8:15 PM on September 28, 2019 [1 favorite]

I agree with all of the above, and thank you for the limes!!
posted by exceptinsects at 8:17 PM on September 28, 2019 [2 favorites]

Thank you for the passion fruit, & the fascinating inside-baseball on publishing! I loved seeing an advance copy of "The Little Women Cookbook," it's gorgeous.
posted by Iris Gambol at 9:42 PM on September 28, 2019 [1 favorite]

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