The Silver Screen Movie Club in Terrell provides a great opportunity for people to make new friends, socialize, donate to the local food pantry and watch movies on the big screen.
The Silver Screen Movie Club is a free social movie club for individuals 55 or older and each meeting is held the fourth Thursday of the month at Hometown Cinemas in the Tanger Mall located at 301 Tanger Drive.
People can join the Silver Screen Movie Club by showing up to one of the meetings with a donation for the food pantry, one can gets you in.
Athens attorney and Master of Ceremonies for the Silver Screen Movie Club, Jeff Weinstein, came up with the idea to create the Silver Screen Movie Club after attending a wake service in Wisconsin.
“The deceased was a huge Grateful Dead fan so they were celebrating his life at a country club, playing great music and everyone was telling stories about this really awesome guy. During the celebration, several groups were talking about how much they were going to miss him at the Movie Club. I asked more about the movie club and that is the beginning of the Silver Screen Movie Club in Texas. An opportunity for local businesses to put on a social event for seniors, 55 years of age plus, get food donations for the local food pantry and let attendees know about the services they provide to seniors,” Weinstein said.
The inaugural Silver Screen Movie Club in Terrell took place on Thursday, May 24, 2018 and the movie was “Book Club”.
The first Silver Screen Movie Club in Texas was held on June 8, 2017 in Gun Barrel City at Hometown Cinemas and the movie was “Wonder Woman”.
A Silver Screen Movie Club meeting consists of attendees bringing a can good or non-perishable food item for the food pantry. Doors open at 8:15 am. From 8:15 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. attendees mingle with one another and sponsors, then the club has a program from 8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. where they celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and sponsors share something about their business with the attendees. The club also has giveaways during this time.
Weinstein said his favorite thing about the Silver Screen Movie Club is the socializing that goes on with its members.
“One of the keys to longevity is to have friends and remain social,” Weinstein said. “The Silver Screen Movie Club allows our members to do just that. We now have over 1500 members. We gave away over 4,000 pounds of food items to local food pantries last year. It's a win, win, win for all involved.”