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We're going to totally have movie nights at the Shift Space. We're working the details out now, but if you have suggestions please feel free to leave a comment on this blog. But anyway, here's the plan as I see it. Movies will be shown in the evening, maybe 8:00, maybe 10:00, maybe a double feature playing at 8:00 and 11:00. Kyle Riley and I (Conan) are currently the principle planners involved here so we're probably going to show a lot of Nouvelle Vague films and the like. Be advised, it gets cold in the space and we're probably not going to turn the heat on until it gets below 45, so you'd want to wear your coat, bring blankets, bring soup, whatever. We'll probably buy some coffee from Starbucks or whomever (if you'd like to donate coffee or other food items to the Shift Space openings or other events, we'd gladly take it and repay the favor with free and generous advertising). And there is no ban on smoking inside the space, just be respectful of your fellow movie-goers.
Actually, funny thing, Kyle just called me to talk about this as I was writing it. So here's what we were talking about: we think it would be a good idea to make this an every Friday kind of thing (although, obviously we'd take a break for the Final Friday opening). Two different movies will be shown every night--one at 8:00 another at 10:30 or 11:00, but both will be centered on the same theme, and we'd like to showcase the work of several different directors over several weeks. It sounds like we've got coffee taken care of by Starbucks, so finding someone to provide food will be the next goal. There will be no admission to any of these things but, of course, donations are appreciated.
Anyway, that's about it for now. When we get things hammered out a little further I'll let everyone know.
Mmmm...yeah. Not so much maybe. It seems that there's about zero interest in doing this sort of thing, so it looks like we will just continue with our once-a-month Final Friday opening event. However, if there's any interest in the community, I highly suggest you email me with your thoughts on this and I'll again bring it up at one of the Shift Space meetings; any other suggestions are of course welcome as well, and I'll do my best to respond to any and all.