Interior of the Los Gatos Theater (main area)
Interior of the Los Gatos Theatre. (Drew Penner / Los Gatan)

Attention, movie buffs, social butterflies and champions of connection! Clear your calendars for May 6, beginning at 10 am, because the Los Gatos Foundation for Older Adults to Thrive is throwing a blockbuster event at the historic Cinelux Los Gatos Theatre.

The Los Gatos Foundation for Older Adults to Thrive is a non-profit corporation following investigative work determining gaps existed in the delivery of core services. The findings, outlined in detail in work by the Community Health and Senior Services Commission, the results from a community-wide survey, and a Road Map adopted by our Town Council. 

Another goal arising from the Road Map was to enhance community engagement. So, without further ado, we present you with the skinny on our smash hit event. Yes, everyone should mark a spot for fun, film, and engagement – all under one roof (a very cool, art deco roof, we might add). This isn’t your average showing, folks. This is about coffee, pastry, supreme movie viewing, community, and making Los Gatos an even more vibrant place to live.

But first, a word from our sponsors… 

Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Co., led by the ever-enthusiastic Terri Hope, will be brewing up smiles with coffee and pastries. Because let’s face it, a good movie deserves a good cup of joe (and a flaky croissant or some other such delectable pastry, for that matter). A huge shout out to Paul Gunsky, owner of the Cinelux Theatre and manager of the Los Gatos Theatre, for opening the theater’s doors for this special occasion.

Alright, alright, enough with the thank you speeches, tell me about the movie!

Patience, my friend! We’re getting there. For just $10, you get the royal treatment: admission to a first-run movie (think hot-off-the-presses Hollywood!), a steaming cup of Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Co.’s finest, and a heavenly pastry. But here’s the kicker: that $10 goes a long way. It covers promotional costs and paves the way for future Los Gatos Foundation for Older Adults to Thrive programs. For a ten spot, you get a morning out that would make Gatsby himself jealous. Indeed, you unleash your inner cinephile without breaking the bank.

Wait, Monthly Monday Morning Movies? What’s the deal?

Hold your horses! This isn’t just a one-time thing. The Los Gatos Foundation for Older Adults to Thrive is all about building a community that thrives, and that includes having fun together. This May 6th event is the kick-off for a new initiative they’re calling MMMM (yes, you read that right) – Monthly Monday Morning Movies. Every first Monday of the month (except holidays, because even movie stars need a break), the Los Gatos Theatre will transform into a haven for film lovers. 

This isn’t just for our amazing older adults (although, let’s be honest, they deserve an action filled activity with laughter and good company). This event is for everyone in Los Gatos! It’s a chance to get the entire community together, have a fun time, see a great movie, and maybe even make some new friends. The Foundation has personally invited senior living center staff and residents, service providers and the people they serve, community leaders, students (assuming, ahem, they don’t cut class), and others, to join the fun, fostering social interaction and inclusion.

FALL GUY – Ryan Gosling attends the European premiere of “Barbie” at Cineworld Leicester Square in London, England, on July 12. (Fred Duval / Shutterstock)

Fall Guy Gosling takes center stage.

This MMMM premiers with a flick that’s sure to be a hit: “Fall Guy” starring Ryan Gosling. We won’t spoil the plot, but let’s just say it involves Gosling, some high-octane action, and enough laughs to keep you buzzing all week. Amazingly, we’re getting to see this movie just a few days after its premier engagement (on May 3).

So, how do I snag these magical movie tickets?

Tickets can be purchased at the door the day of the event or ahead of time, or online at Space is limited, so don’t wait until the credits roll to secure your spot.

The bottom line?

Mark your calendars for May 6 at 10 am. Head down to the Los Gatos Theatre, grab a coffee and a pastry, settle into a plush seat, and get ready for cinematic fun for a cause. You’ll be supporting the Los Gatos Foundation for Older Adults to Thrive, which is on a mission to create a community center; a place where everyone—from toddlers in tutus to octogenarians with opera glasses—can come together, connect, and, well, thrive!

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