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  1. mrcrenshawfan

    TCM Backlot St. Louis Chapter

    Rob, you are more than welcome to start your own Chapter, but please let me try once again to attempt to clear the misconception: Although the current St. Louis Chapter DOES meet monthly in a Fenton theater, that theater is in St. Louis County. And I doubt seriously anyone in EASTERN Illinois will be joining either of our Chapters. We currently have 23 members and they represent MANY communities in the Metropolitan St. Louis area including: Brighton, IL Swansea, IL Freeberg, IL St. Charles, MO St. Louis, MO (63116) St. Louis, MO (63109) St. Louis, MO (63129) St. Louis, MO (63146) High Ridge, MO Ballwin, MO Pevely, MO Florissant, MO Webster Groves, MO We will also seek opportunities to gather outside of the monthly Big Screen Classics meetings. We will be open to those gatherings taking place EVERY day of the week and in EVERY community in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. -Jerry "Dr." Durrwachter, PMPhttps://www.tcmbacklot.com/local-chapters-list
  2. mrcrenshawfan

    TCM Backlot St. Louis Chapter

    Hello! This is Jerry Durrwachter, President of the only St. Louis Backlot Chapter currently in existence, and I'd like to clear up a misconception. Although this group currently meets monthly at a theater in Fenton, it is in the St. Louis County portion of that community, and we did not set out to meet there. Once we gathered the minimum number of Backlot Members to form the Chapter (5), we looked at where those members lived, including one in Pevely, MO and another in Florissant, MO and picked the location most central to the existing membership. Had there been theaters in the program more central to the over-all Metropolitan Area, like University City or Downtown St. Louis, we would have chosen to meet there. We did the best we could with what was offered. If the offerings change and our membership changes, we will change accordingly. The other issue before us was whether to meet at the theater monthly on Sundays (1PM -or- 4PM) or Wednesdays (NOON -or- 7PM). Well, there are 3 single dads in the group that Sundays are very important to, yet there is one member who is out-of-town with her job EVERY Wednesday and another member who goes to Church every Wednesday night. All we could do was take a vote and that currently leads us to meeting at the theater every month on Wednesday @ 7PM. Again, as the membership changes, we will change accordingly. As membership grows, we will consider spinning off a St. Charles County group and a Metro East group and we will continue to address the Sunday/Wednesday issue. We will also seek opportunities to gather outside of the monthly Big Screen Classics meetings. We will be open to those gatherings taking place EVERY day of the week and in EVERY community in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. -Jerry "Dr." Durrwachter, PMP https://www.tcmbacklot.com/local-chapters-list
  3. mrcrenshawfan

    TCM Backlot St. Louis Chapter

    The only way to create a Chapter is to fill out & submit the form at the bottom of this page: https://www.tcmbacklot.com/local-chapters There would be one meeting facilitated each month by TCM via their Big Screen Classics Series.(https://www.tcmbacklot.com/upcoming-bsc; https://www.fathomevents.com/series/tcm-big-screen-classics#close). Each Chapter must align itself with one of 9 specific theaters in the Metro Area and then TCM provides FREE passes for each member of the Chapter. https://www.tcmbacklot.com/local-chapters Once everyone is connected, the sky's the limit. In addition to the Big Screen Classics Series gatherings, you could meet wherever & whenever you agreed and could find the opportunity, including St. Louis City and County, St. Charles County, and Metro East. You can always find a COMPLETE list of EXISTING, AUTHORIZED Local Backlot Chapters to choose from here: https://www.tcmbacklot.com/local-chapters-list
  4. mrcrenshawfan

    TCM Backlot St. Louis Chapter

    Here's what I've learned since February 5th, 2019: The only way to create a Chapter is to fill out & submit the form at the bottom of this page: https://www.tcmbacklot.com/local-chapters At the top of that same page, TCM recommends you conduct your search for members here: (TCM also recommends pages like the one we're on now for accumulating the 5 Backlot Member Quorum required to launch a Chapter, but *this* page existed FOR A WHOLE YEAR with no progress toward that goal. Most "participants" never check back -OR- even open the private messages you send them.) For the record, TCM/Fathom only offers their Big Screen Classics Series at NINE theaters in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. Those theaters are in FOUR areas: South County (Marcus Ronnie's Cinema, Regal Gravois Bluffs Stadium 12, Marcus Des Peres Cinema), Chesterfield (AMC Chesterfield 14, Marcus Chesterfield Cinema), St. Charles County (Marcus St. Charles Cinema, Regal O'Fallon Stadium 14), and Metro East (AMC Edwardsville 12, Marcus O'Fallon Cinema). IMHO, none of those theaters are centrally located and not one is located in the City of St. Louis. Personally, I would much rather see these great films at the Tivoli, Esquire, or Hi-Pointe Theaters, which are centrally located in the Metro Area. And most of Fenton IS in St. Louis County. According to Yacov Freedman, Senior Manager, TCM Backlot, himself a former St. Louisan, and per TCM rules, each Chapter must align itself with a specific theater & you MUST pick one that's on their list of 9 theaters. Also per TCM rules, each Chapter must pick and stick to seeing the Big Screen Classics Series at a specific day & time, one of only 4 choices. Here they are:
  5. mrcrenshawfan

    TCM Backlot St. Louis Chapter

    There is already one created: https://www.tcmbacklot.com/local-chapters-list
  6. mrcrenshawfan

    TCM Backlot St. Louis Chapter

    There is already one created: https://www.tcmbacklot.com/local-chapters-list
  7. mrcrenshawfan

    TCM Backlot St. Louis Chapter

    There is already one created: https://www.tcmbacklot.com/local-chapters-list
  8. mrcrenshawfan

    TCM Backlot St. Louis Chapter

    There is already one created: https://www.tcmbacklot.com/local-chapters-list
  9. mrcrenshawfan

    TCM Backlot St. Louis Chapter

    Yes. Fill out the form at the bottom of this page, click submit, and you're on your way: https://www.tcmbacklot.com/local-chapters There is already one created: https://www.tcmbacklot.com/local-chapters-list
  10. mrcrenshawfan

    TCM Backlot St. Louis Chapter

    The St. Louis Chapter now exists! Please go to https://www.tcmbacklot.com/local-chapters-list to sign up! THANKS, Edd--The more the merrier! Rob, I sent you an e-mail of explanation to the address posted on the FB page you set up for the St. Louis Backlot Chapter. -Jerry Durrwachter, PMP
  11. mrcrenshawfan

    TCM Backlot St. Louis Chapter

    I finally found 4 additional members to set up the Chapter with me and have submitted the application! I will let you know Next Steps regarding joining asap! -Jerry Durrwachter, PMP (If nothing else works, you can EASILY find me on LinkedIn)
  12. mrcrenshawfan

    TCM Backlot St. Louis Chapter

    My old friend, Linda G., contacted me yesterday about joining our effort to put together a St. Louis Chapter and WE NOW ONLY NEED ONE MORE BACKLOT MEMBER TO COME ON BOARD! Please message me directly through this site with your REAL 1st & last name and a home e-mail address and we're off to the races! As I said above, once we see where all the other potential members live, we can do our best to pick a theater that is more centrally located, but for now we will register with Regal Gravois Bluffs Stadium 12. -Jerry Durrwachter, PMP (If nothing else works, you can EASILY find me on LinkedIn)
  13. mrcrenshawfan

    TCM Backlot St. Louis Chapter

    Karlene has now joined Backlot and communicated her email address and actual name by writing to me at Consequently, we now only need TWO more current Backlot Members to do the same for us to have a quorum!
  14. mrcrenshawfan

    TCM Backlot St. Louis Chapter

    We only need THREE more current Backlot Members to communicate their email addresses and actual names HERE or by writing to me at happytrails57@gmail.com and we'll have a quorum!
  15. mrcrenshawfan

    TCM Backlot St. Louis Chapter

    THANKS, Tom, for joining! Since I already have your email address, we only need THREE more current Backlot Members to communicate their email addresses HERE or by writing to me at happytrails57@gmail.com and we'll have a quorum! Unfortunately, Karlene, you won't be able to join the St. Louis Chapter until you join Backlot, but I will email you regarding another option to connect with Classic Movie fans in our area.

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