Cinema Supper Club

Cinema Supper Club A new bi-monthly film and supper club featuring gourmet home cooked food, delicious libations, stimulating conversations, and unique films.

Every other week features a new themed double-feature of films, a fabulous home-cooked meal (with veggie option) and a full bar to wet your whistle. Admission is $10. Dinner is $10 suggested donation and drinks are only $5.

05/14/2012

Its time for our next Cinema Supper Club, and this time the theme is “Reproduction”.

First at 7:30 we have the all-time classic example of horrific Hollywood mother-daughter relationships in “Mommie Dearest.” Faye Dunaway stars as the larger-than-life Joan Crawford in a film that is either one of the worst movies ever made, or work of genius and the Grand Dame of campy cult classics. “No wire hangers.... ever!!”

Then at 10:00 we are showing the 2003 German comedy “Goodbye Lenin”. This charming film about the lengths a family will go to keep their frail mother from learning the Berlin wall has fallen while she was in a coma stars one of today’s top German actors Daniel Brühl. Winner of 15 European awards and nominated for the Golden Globes and the Oscars, this is a film that proves Germans can be funny... sometimes.

We will be feasting on a special selection of German delicacies including authentic wursts, rosenkohl, delicious potato salad, pretzel brötchen and more. Dinner is $15. Admission is $10. Door opens at 6:30 for cocktails and dining. To prepay & reserve your spot send your Paypal “gift” to [email protected]

This is our last Cinema Supper Club before we go on hiatus for the month of June. But you are all invited to our Annual Burningman Party June 9th here at Switch. Its party not to be missed. Save the date! Details to follow.

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05/14/2012

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04/04/2012

As we are switching to the Third Thursday of the month, the next CSC will be April 19th and the theme will be RESURRECTION

The films: "Revenge of the Electric Car" with special guest speaker Reverend Gadget!!

.... and Monty Python's "Life of Brian"!

Dinner: Mediterranean smorgasbord of delicious homemade hummus, falafel, tabouli, Israeli salad, and kabobs and much much more!

Doors open at 6:30. Films start at 7:30. Admission $10.

THIS EVENING WILL SELL OUT! Reserve your slot by sending your PayPal "gift" to [email protected]

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04/04/2012

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04/04/2012

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03/20/2012

Thursday is shaping up to be a very popular CSC this week! Don't forget you can RSVP a spot by sending a PayPal "gift" to [email protected]... Admission is $10.

Up next week: BATTLE ROYALHunger Games-Schmunger Games! Come see the live action manga film that precedes this new teen ...
03/13/2012

Up next week: BATTLE ROYAL

Hunger Games-Schmunger Games! Come see the live action manga film that precedes this new teen sensation and inspired Quentin Tarantino to blast blood at 60 miles per hour in "Kill Bill"! If you like: Japanese teenagers killing each other off in order to survive, sword on crowbar action, schoolgirl uniforms, conniving, desperation, alternate histories, action, underdogs, suspense, evil governments imposing the obscene upon its people and or a well crafted story…. THEN YOU'RE GONNA LOVE BATTLE ROYAL. It's the kind of movie that makes you cooler for having seen it.

Some of the films we will be showing.
03/05/2012

Some of the films we will be showing.

Some of the films we will be showing.

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03/05/2012

Cinema Supper Club's cover photo

03/05/2012

Dinner this Thurs March 8th: Juicy bloody Roast Beef ala Loki, Transylvanian Spring Veggies, Garlic Mashed Potatoes with a hearty Kale salad for the Veggie option. Dessert TBD. $10 suggested donation.

03/04/2012

Coming up this week at CSC: SUCTION!

This Thurs its going to be 2 modern takes on the Vampire film starting with 1994's "Nadja".

This film is just as weird and fascinating as you would expect from its producer David Lynch (who cameos as a morgue employee). Elina Löwensohn stars as Dracula's daughter seeking revenge for her father's murder at the hands of Van Helsing (Peter Fonda). Darkly gothic and experimentally lo-fi -- this black and white film was partly shot on Pixelvision cameras -- Nadja is equal parts art house, horror, and dark comedy.

Followed by the original Norwegian version of "Let the Right One In" a hauntingly suspenseful neo-classic that will leave you wondering....

Doors open at 6:30 for dining and cocktails. First movie at 7:30. As always,
you can reserve a spot by sending a Paypal "gift" to [email protected].

02/22/2012

Thursdays menu:

In honor of pork-barrel spending & other gov't subsidies we will be serving a delicious glazed ham, cheese grits, green beans and mini apple pies ala mode. Nadjas delicious spinach and feta salad will be the main course for you veggies out there. Deeeeelicious!

02/16/2012

Film Review:
Mr Smith Goes to Washington

Everything about this film screams CLASSIC and for good reason. It has it all: Classic stars (James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains), a Classic director (Frank Capra), Classic style (1930‘s Fedoras & dresses, quick talkin dames, immaculate black & white photography), a Classic hero’s journey story, and a Classic idealism rarely seen on the big screen today.

James Stewart plays the titular role of a small town Boy Scout leader unexpectedly appointed to the role of Senator by a corrupt Governor. Claude Rains plays the senior Senator tasked to take Stewart under this wing and make sure he votes the right way with the assistance of Stewart’s secretary played by Jean Arthur. But when a frustrated Arthur educated him on the real way Washington works, Stewart takes the entire Congress on in an ideological battle he is sure to lose. The pace of the first act might be a bit slow for today’s viewer, and Capra’s idolization of American icons and monuments may be a bit hard to swallow, but ultimately the sentimentality and intentions of the characters begin to remind us that there once was a time we trusted our institutions and had faith that even broken machines could be fixed with earnest passion for doing the right thing.

Considering the current political scene and the conflict between the powers that be and the 99 per centers, I found the story line to be surprisingly topical. It is amazing to realize how little things have changed in the 73 years since this film first hit the big screen. Congress is still controlled by Big Money, corruption and graft are the natural order of business, and protests are crushed by media conglomerates that manipulate the public with endless streams of lies. The newly-minted 1930’s New Deal socialism is as threatened then as it is now, and the same forces of evil continue to try to keep the little man down. The only thing we are missing is our own Mr. Smith to save the day. Any volunteers?

02/11/2012

Thanks to everyone who came out to the inaugural Cinema Supper Club! It was a fabulous evening.

In honor of this year’s Presidential Race, please join us for “ELECTION” at the next Cinema Supper Club evening, Thursday Feb 23rd. We will be screening the classic Frank Capra film “Mr Smith Goes to Washington” starring James Stewart. We will also be showing Alexander Payne’s hilarious “Election” starring Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick. Tell your friends!

02/06/2012

Endless Love, film review

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I decided to watch Endless Love again after all these years. The movie had made a lasting impression on me as a young girl, and having seen it only once at the age of 10, I was pleasantly surprised that the film still made an impact, and this time not only because Brooke Shields has never looked more stunningly beautiful or James Spader sexier. No, this time it was for the sub-themes of the film, that even though a bit cheesy from time to time, are still relevant to this day and even eye opening to say the least!
Endless Love, a 1981 ‘Romeo and Juliet’ of sorts, was directed by Franco Zeffirelli and stars Brooke Shields, Martin Hewitt, James Spader, and Tom Cruise. Yes, THE Tom Cruise, making his very first film appearance here. The film was a moderate box office success, and probably best known for it’s theme song of the same title, composed by Lionel Richie and performed as a duet by himself and the great Diana Ross. It was a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 for 9 consecutive weeks, and Diana Ross’ biggest-selling single of all time.
Based on a novel by Scott Spencer, Endless Love details the doomed romance between 17-year-old David and 15-year-old Jade. Banished from Jade's home by her daddy, David obsessively cooks up a scheme to get back into the family's good graces.

Quite controversial and racy for it’s time and still today, Endless Love’s depiction of first love is both provocative and honest. Furthermore, it raises some important questions about what role parents play in helping guide their children through what are certainly very new and profoundly difficult emotions for them to handle at such a young age. Between the steamy love scenes, the amazing eye candy, and all the twists and turns within the various sub-plots, brace yourself for Endless Love will keep your curiosity sparked, and your ‘tuches’ on the edge of your seat!

02/02/2012

Due to very very positive response from all you great people (and to our lack of space for everyone) we are now accepting prepayment for next Thur's initial Supper Club... Interested in securing a spot? Send your paypal payment to [email protected] - $20/per person. Not only will it secure your place, but it will help us buy the ingredients for your fabulous dinner. Just make sure to list the payment as a "gift" to avoid paypal fees. Thanks! And see you next week!

01/30/2012

Feb 9th's theme is OBSESSION.

We will be screening the under-appreciated, much maligned Franco Zeffirelli film ENDLESS LOVE starring Brooke Shields, James Spader, Martin Hewitt and featuring a cameo by Tom Cruise.

This will be followed by 9 1/2 WEEKS, the steamy sex-filled Micky Rourke, Kim Basinger film directed by Adrian Lyne.

Home-made pasta Bolognese and vegetarian walnut-pesto will be served along with signature cocktails.

Doors open at 6, first film at 7:15 and the second will begin at 9:30.
Suggested donation of $20 will get you in and either a drink or food item.

Come early! Space is limited to 50 people.

Timeline Photos
01/30/2012

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01/28/2012

Feb 9th's theme is OBSESSION.

We will be screening the under-appreciated, much maligned Franco Zeffirelli film ENDLESS LOVE starring Brooke Shields, James Spader, Martin Hewitt and featuring a cameo by Tom Cruise.

This will be followed by 9 1/2 WEEKS, the steamy sex-filled Micky Rourke, Kim Basinger film directed by Adrian Lyne.

Home-made pasta Bolognese and vegetarian walnut-pesto will be served along with signature cocktails.

Doors open at 6, first film at 7:15 and the second will begin at 9:30.
Suggested donation of $20 will get you in and either a drink or food item.

Come early! Space is limited to 50 people.

01/28/2012

Welcome to our new bi-monthly film festival, the Cinema Supper Club. Every other week we will screen a double feature of amazing, obscure, classic or under-appreciated gems curated by our in-house film junkies. We will also be making amazing home-cooked gourmet meals and serving tasty signature beverages so you can nosh while discussing the films with an eclectic crowd of fellow enthusiasts. Stay tuned for program schedule and descriptions!

Timeline Photos
01/28/2012

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
01/28/2012

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
01/28/2012

Timeline Photos

01/28/2012

Feb 9th's theme is OBSESSION.

We will be screening the under-appreciated, much maligned Franco Zeffirelli film ENDLESS LOVE starring Brooke Shields, James Spader, Martin Hewitt and featuring a cameo by Tom Cruise.

This will be followed by 9 1/2 WEEKS, the steamy sex-filled Micky Rourke, Kim Basinger film directed by Adrian Lyne.

Home-made pasta Bolognese and vegetarian walnut-pesto will be served along with signature cocktails.

Doors open at 6, first film at 7:15 and the second will begin at 9:30.
Suggested donation of $20 will get you in and either a drink or food item.

Come early! Space is limited to 50 people.

01/28/2012

Welcome to our new bi-monthly film festival, the Cinema Supper Club. Every other week we will screen a double feature of amazing, obscure, classic or under-appreciated gems curated by our in-house film junkies. We will also be making amazing home-cooked gourmet meals and serving tasty signature beverages so you can nosh while discussing the films with an eclectic crowd of fellow enthusiasts. Stay tuned for program schedule and descriptions!

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316 S Venice Blvd
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Thursday 18:00 - 12:00

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