Philosophy Drive-In’s & Read-In’s

Books and movies are awesome!  And books and movies that offer opportunities for critical, creative thinking, new ways of looking at things and seeing the world, reflection on our own internal lives and those around us, and growth….well those are even better!  That’s why we love our philosophy drive-in’s and philosophy read-in’s.   “Drive-in’s and Read-in’s,” you ask?  “What are those?”  Well, here’s the scoop.

Summer 2018

Philosophy Drive-In’s

  • Friday, June 22nd Stand By Me

Summer 2018

Philosophy Read-In’s

  • Friday, August 3rdBooks TBD

 
Philosophy Drive-In’s
(For Young Adults, Adults, Elders & Kids)

We love drive-in theaters and movies that make you think!  So…we decided to create our own version of the drive-in indoors at The Reeder’s Alley Interpretive & Convention Center — an eve under the stars without the cars! 

Our philosophy drive-in’s are opportunities to enjoy a featured film aimed at getting your synapses firing, followed by a lively philosophical discussion.  Light snacks provided.  BYOB. $5 suggested donation.

We offer philosophy drive-in nights for young, adults & elders, as well as  and kids.

 

 
Philosophy Read-In’s
(For Kids)

We love reading and books that make you think!  So…we decided to create our own version of a philosophy read-in (with stars!) indoors at The Reeder’s Alley Interpretive & Convention Center — an eve with books under the stars and without the cars! 

Our philosophy read-in’s are opportunities for kids to enjoy listening to featured stories aimed at getting their synapses firing, followed by a kid-inspired philosophical discussion.  Light snacks provided. $5 suggested donation.

 

 

 

Philosophy Drive-In

(For the Whole Family)

When:  Friday, June 22nd

  • Doors open at 6:45pm; Show starts at 7pm
  • Average run time of 1 hour & 45 min. film + 45 min – 1 hour post-film discussion
  • A great film for the whole family and people of all ages!!

Where:  101 Reeder’s Alley, Helena MT 59601
Venue Capacity:  15-20 people
Cost: $5 Suggested Donation
Featured Film:  Stand By Me (followed by a lively philosophical discussion)
Other Information: Light snacks provided.  BYOB.
Reserve Your Seat:  Please let us know you’re coming so we can save you a seat! 

For more information, please contact Marisa at [email protected] or 406-439-5788.

To view pictures from our philosophy drive-in outings, please visit our Merlin Drive-In Archive page.

Philosophy Read-In

(For Kids)

When:  Friday, August 3rd

  • Doors open at 6:15pm; Storytelling starts at 6:30pm
  • 30-45 minutes of storytelling & 30-45 minute post-reading discussion

Age(s):  TBD
Where:  101 Reeder’s Alley, Helena MT 59601
Venue Capacity:  15-20 people

  • Parents, grandparents, siblings, etc. welcome and encouraged to attend

Cost: $5 Suggested Donation
Special Guest Storyteller:  Russ Danaher & Marisa Diaz-Waian
Featured Stories:  TBD
Other Information: Light snacks provided.
Reserve Your Seat:  On-Line Registration Available Soon…

For more information, please contact Marisa Diaz-Waian at [email protected] or #406-439-5788.

To view pictures from our philosophy drive-in outings, please visit our Merlin Read-In Archive page.

Film Trailer & Synopsis

Stand By Me is by far one of our favorite films ever!!!!  A 1986 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, and Jerry O’Connell, this cult-classic film for all ages tells the story of four boys in a small town in Oregon who go on a hike to find the dead body of a missing child.  But it’s about so much more than that.  Based on Stephen King’s novella The Body (1982), it is a story of friendship, adventure, loyalty, life, loss, death, and growth.  Rife with philosophical depth, this film is a story for all ages and can help to remind each of us of the depth, purity, simplicity, complexity, beauty and sadness of a life well lived.

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