close the kitchen completely 10 minutes before films.
close the curtain and hang a sign which says 'film night, kitchen closed, silence if entering, no laptops, and has the film program' - or something like that.
switch all lights off.
between films, open the kitchen briefly for drinks and cakes/popcorn only.
have a really interesting and innovative program with some strange and amazing short films.
in short, make it a very special event, that people think is amazing.
have the program sorted 6 weeks in advance so that it appears on events posters.
have ur own film posters.
hope the meeting goes well. remeber to discuss mission and regular responsibilities!
Maybe it could work? But it will be a kaleidoscopic blend of mysterious shadows and rainbow hued-dreams seen through compassionate tears.