The summer months are always a special time for the movies: a few selected films, usually with a feel-good touch, are released and Hollywood stars are spotted lounging on beautiful beaches and enjoying the sun. Outdoor cinemas and drive-in movie theaters are opening their doors all around big cities and offer the perfect opportunity to watch the latest blockbuster or favorite movie classics on a picnic blanket with a cold beer in hand.
But even if you live in the Southern Hemisphere, a good movie, whether you watch it at home alone or in a theater with your best friends, can really lighten the mood during those long winter nights.
And let’s not forget about the film festivals, big and small, with their indie films and their movie stars, who are not shy to make a red-carpet appearance or chat with their fans.
Who hasn’t wanted to feel like a movie star, we wondered, and decided to give our members the opportunity to do just that. After all, you shouldn’t have to live in Hollywood to experience some of its glitz and glamour.
A lot of communities, including Kampala, Tirana, Bratislava, Luxembourg, and Panama City, hosted James Bond 007 events. Our Ambassadors in Manila, for instance, organized a beautiful “Casino Royale” event, where our members enjoyed a truly luxurious night.
The style of the 1920s was rather popular as well: members in Sofia dressed in their best retro clothes and put on their dancing shoes, our community in Seoul celebrated the Roaring Twenties on a rooftop, and Prague partied Gatsby-style.
But most common were probably the Hollywood events which captured the glamour of the movie world. Expats in Vancouver got to dress up in their finest Hollywood attire. Global minds in Almaty got to feel like a movie star and our members in Lugano were asked to dress up like their favorite screen idolr.
Our consuls also organized a lot of activities celebrating that movie star feeling. The São Paulo Women Only Group, for instance, chose Chocolat, that wonderfully romantic flick starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp, as their topic and visited a shop specialized in harmonizing Belgian chocolate and good wine, for a tasting.
The Vienna Burgers & More Group attempted a “Mission (Im)Possible” with a Tom Cruise movie and burgers to follow.
Members of the Austin Movies & More Group had to be really brave as they entered the murky water of the Texas Ski Ranch on inner tubes, ready to fight off sharks, for a special viewing of the Spielberg classic Jaws.
All in all, this theme was a great success, with around 32 InterNations Activities and almost 40 InterNations Official Events so far. We want to thank all Ambassadors and Consuls for their great efforts and for putting our members in the spotlight and making them feel like movie stars.
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