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Movie Matinee Mob: Victoria & Abdul

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 1:30 PM
Albany Twin Theater
Albany Twin
1115 Solano Ave.
Albany, CA  94706
Nancie Hughes
Neighborhood Group
Registration is recommended
Members pay for their own charges

Hamlet Neighborhood Group

Movie Matinee Mob

1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26
@ Albany Twin Theater
1115 Solano Ave
Albany, CA 94706
The Matinee Movie Mob will meet on Thursday October 26 at the Albany Twin Theater for the 1:30 p.m. showing of Victoria and Abdul, in the downstairs, accessible theater.  I will wait in the lobby with my Movie Mob badge on to greet any AV members, and will then join you inside at 1:25 or so.  (So sorry that at the last minute I had to miss last month's movie.)  Afterwards, we have the option of meeting at the coffee shop or ice cream shop to discuss.  If you park in the theater lot, please inform your ticket seller of your parking spot number. Closed captioning devices are available at the refreshment counter.

There has been a media blitz about this movie, and you may well have seen trailers and read about it already.  The theater itself offers this description:

Director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena) returns with Victoria & Abdul, the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity. Co-starring Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar and Michael Gambon. Screenplay by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot), based on Shrabani Basu's best-selling biography.

I hope to see you there!