Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Lady in the Van

When I had lunch with a friend last month, she told me about a new movie Maggie Smith was starring in, The Lady in the Van.  My hubby and I went to a matinee showing at the Maple Theater in Bloomfield Hills [MI] yesterday to see it.

The Maple Theater is an upscale cinema with a cafe that serves Harney and Son's tea.  I'm impressed!  How many theater's do that?  

In the mostly true story, Maggie Smith plays the role of Miss. Shepherd, a homeless lady, who "temporarily" parked her van in Alan Bennett's [played by Alex Jennings] London driveway and stayed for 15 years!

There were lots of tea scenes, and Maggie successfully transitioned from riches to rags in an entirely different setting from Downton Abbey.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like a fun movie! I so enjoyed the last movie I saw starring Maggie Smith, which was "Quartet" a couple of years ago. (If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it). I would love for our movie theater to serve Harney's teas - but I doubt that will happen anytime soon. Popcorn, sodas, and candy are the main movie fare around here.


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