What You'll Get
The first moving picture, which depicted a horse running at full gallop, was quickly enhanced by the first special effects, which showed a horse exploding next to a 3-D spaceship. Enjoy advances in film with today's Groupon for a membership card to see six screenings at the Greenwich Classic Film Series, taking place at the Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas in Greenwich. All screenings start at 7 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $49, you get a Monday membership (February 28, March 14, March 28, April 4, April 11, and May 2) (a $142 value).
- For $49, you get a Tuesday membership (March 1, March 15, March 29, April 5, April 12, and May 3) (a $142 value).
The 43rd season of the Greenwich Classic Film Series runs from February through May and will treat modern audiences to film classics from the '30s–'70s. Each movie is preceded by an informative introduction from an esteemed speaker, who returns after the film to smack serious film-science into the brains of each popcorn-munching audience member. Each speaker then engages newly educated audiences with a lively Q&A session in which cinema enthusiasts can inquire, "What else was that one actor in?" and, "So the knife symbolized Dadaism, right?" Peruse the schedule for a full list of screenings. The genre-spanning roster boasts the austere Marx Brothers tragedy Duck Soup as well as the wacky comedic stylings of Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca. While each membership card grants viewers access to either Monday- or Tuesday-night screenings, members may attend movies on their noncard showing night or pass membership cards to friends (with advance notice) for no extra charge if scheduling conflicts related to soccer practice, hair washing, or senate votes should arise.
After signing up for the membership card, the Greenwich Classic Film Series staff sends out order forms, which let membership cardholders purchase groups of tickets at an $8 purchase price, as opposed to the regular $10.50 rate. Discounted ticket bundles come in groups of 10, 20, and 30 and can be used without restrictions to see any film on any day at any Bow Tie theater. These tickets are transferrable, valid for an unlimited time at Bow Tie theaters, and guaranteed to get unwelcome houseguests and rotting couch potatoes out of the house.
The Greenwich Post featured the Greenwich Classic Film Series:
- If you’re interested in the glamour of Classic Movies then the Greenwich Classic Film Series might be for you... and for a few short hours in a dark theatre, you can live vicariously through the characters on the screen as extravagantly as you’ve always dreamed of... – Victoria Baker, Greenwich Post
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for option purchased. Must activate membership by 3/1/11, membership expires by 5/2 for Mon. option, 5/3 for Tues. option. New members only. Handling fee included. May interchange Mon/Tues showings with advance notice. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.