Last updated on October 6, 2014.
3111 K Street NW
We have admission for up to 100 members & guests via Gofobo pass. To get pass (1 or 2), go to Gofobo rsvp and use the code from your e-mail. YOU MUST PRINT & BRING coded pass(es) to be scanned for admission - no exceptions. Only download what you definitely will use so you don't prevent other members from attending.
All screenings are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED for everyone attending. Seating is not guaranteed and is limited to theater capacity.
A Q&A with director & writer Theodore Melfi follows the screening
Bill Murray stars as a crusty old man who ends up caring for the son of his new neighbor. Although he's a cynic who gambles, drinks, and frequents prostitutes, the man turns out to be exactly the mentor the 12-year-old kid needs as the young one adjusts to his parents' divorce, and life at a new school. ST. VINCENT, which has been hailed by critics as "a film that will make audiences feel great about going to the movies again"!, premiered at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, where Murray and McCarthy were on the receiving end of early Oscar buzz. Weinstein Company (1hr 42 mins). Opens in DC Oct 10.
CAST: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O'Dowd, Terrence Howard, Jaeden Lieberher
DIR/WRITER: Theodore Melfi
General Screening Information
WHAT IS A PREVIEW? Before movies open, local ad agencies generate publicity with advance screenings. Washington, DC Film Society members are a popular target audience for previews, since we create good "word of mouth" for a film. Sometimes we have an entire theater to ourselves, but most of the time we share a theater with an audience holding passes that the ad agencies have distributed through radio stations, newspapers, an local establishments. In the past, the Film Society has hosted numerous special events as well.
AM I GUARANTEED A SEAT? No! Seating for previews is always on a first-come, first-served basis. Why? First of all, sometimes more members than we have passes to give out will show up at a particular screening. Also, the ad agencies always give out more passes than there are seats in the theater. The theater is always overbooked because at least 20% of pass holders don't show up. If everyone shows up, the theater could be full before you get in. Even if we have an RSVP screening (see below), arrive early to ensure a seat.
WHAT ABOUT RSVP SCREENINGS? When we have very few passes, we still want to offer the screening to as many members as possible, yet want to avoid turning many people away. When this happens (30 passes for two or less), we will sometimes have an RSVP system set up. Please follow instructions in the e-mail for RSVP screenings.
WHEN YOU GET TO THE THEATER: Each member must bring a valid membership card to the screening and show it to the Film Society staff person at the theater to receive a free pass.
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