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 decided to create our own version of eves under the stars without the cars.  Whether you’re in the mood for philosophy and a mini-flick, a full-length film, or storytelling…we got you covered!  Learn more about each of these fun & “thinky” gatherings below.

Our Merlin philosophy mini-drive-in’s are shorter-length versions of our full-length drive-in nights.  Inspired by TED Talk conversations and our belief that ideas are worth talking about, these drive-in nights feature one to two TED Talks film(s) followed by a lively philosophical discussion.  Light snacks provided.  BYOB. $5 suggested donation.

What: Philosophy Mini-Drive-In
When: Thursday, January 24th (6:30pm – 8pm)
Where:  Reeder’s Alley Interpretive & Convention Center (101 Reeder’s Alley, Helena MT 59601)
Age Group:  All Ages Welcome
Featured TED Talk(s):  TBD (followed by a lively philosophical discussion led by Thomas Baumeister)

  • Doors open at 6:15pm; Film(s) start at 6:30pm
  • One to two TED Talk films + 1 hour post-film discussion

Venue Capacity:  15-20 people
Cost: FREE ($5 Suggested Donation)
Other Information: Light snacks provided.  BYOB.
Reserve Your Seat:  Coming Soon…

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

Our Merlin philosophy drive-in’s are our take on theater & great conversation.  Inspired by childhood memories of movies beneath the stars and the rich philosophical content available in thoughtful films, these drive-in’s feature a full-length movie followed by a lively philosophical discussion.  Light snacks provided.  BYOB. $5 suggested donation. 

When: Philosophy Drive-In
When: TBD
Where: Reeder’s Alley Interpretive & Convention Center (101 Reeder’s Alley, Helena MT 59601)
Age Group:  All Ages Welcome
Featured Film:  TBD (followed by a lively philosophical discussion)

  • Doors open at 6:45pm; Film starts at 7pm
  • Full-Length Film + 1 hour post-film discussion

Venue Capacity:  15-20 people
Cost: FREE ($5 Suggested Donation)
Other Information: Light snacks provided.  BYOB.
For more information, please contact Marisa at [email protected] or 406-439-5788.

 

Our Merlin 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.  Parents, grandparents, siblings, etc. welcome and encouraged to attend. Light snacks provided. $5 suggested donation.

 

What: Philosophy Read-In
When:  TBD
Where: Reeder’s Alley Interpretive & Convention Center (101 Reeder’s Alley, Helena MT 59601)
Age(s): Children, Tweens, Teens
Featured Stories: TBD (followed by a lively philosophical discussion)

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

Venue Capacity:  15-20 people
Cost: FREE ($5 Suggested Donation)
Other Information: Light snacks provided.

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.

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

Want more?  Cool!  Learn more about some of our other fun philosophy-based community events & socials, including our:

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