After a gorgeous Memorial Day, what better way to wrap up a long weekend than with 200 of our favorite Yelp Boston Elite Squad members gathering at Coolidge Corner Theatre for a little Movie Madness & More! In the early evening haze (thanks, Canada) Elites arrived at Boston's only non-profit, independent Art Deco theater in anticipation of two very cool events all folded into one…a media presentation by DARPA Network Challenge winner, Dr. Riley Crane, followed by a screening of the cult classic, Monty Python and The Holy Grail. Adding to the excitement, the movie was promised to be introduced by a very special guest.
Entering the theater, Elites settled in with tastes of La Vieille Ferme wine and cans of refreshing beer from our neighbors at Narragansett. To kick things off, Dr. Riley Crane took us through his team's approach to the DARPA Network Challenge, his stint on Stephen Colbert and how social media, the internet and technology can actually accomplish things. Wanna participate? See how you can make an impact? Sign up today at http://www.1billionhungry.org and track your reach to see how you can make a difference!
As Riley Crane exited the theater and flew back to Zurich, Elites grabbed a bite to eat before the movie, including crispy chips, salsa and guacamole from Dorados Tacos & Cemitas. Zaftigs provide some of their delicious kugel, while the theater doled out bags of buttery popcorn.
After a bit of nosh, it was back into theater, where Elizabeth Taylor-Mead, Associate Director of the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation, introduced our surprise guest of the evening, co-director of Monty Python & The Holy Grail, Terry Jones! Welcomed by a thunderous applause, Mr. Jones gave a brief history of the making of the movie and delighted the audience with is humor. After the show, Mr. Jones answered questions from the audience!
A standing ovation for the folks over Coolidge Corner Theatre for setting up not one, but two amazing experiences for us, and to Narragansett, La Vieille Ferme, Dorados Tacos & Cemitas and Zaftigs for providing the refreshments! Many thanks to the Yelp team for helping out: Kevin L from Yelp NYC, and our intern duo, Rani P & Simon S! Congratulations to Sally F, for winning free movies for two for a year from the Coolidge Corner Theatre!
'Till next time, my friends!