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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel/ Cedar Lee/ The Mad Greek



After seeing some heavy dramas—perhaps it’s time to see a light comedy. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel promises to be fun and smart with an incredible cast: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson and Bill Nighy. 



4:45PM MOVIE at the Cedar Lee

Meet us in the lobby about 15 minutes ahead of time or look for the group inside the theater or meet us afterward not too far from the ticket office.

7:00PM Dinner/Discussion at The Mad Greek --short drive


The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel-synopsis

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel follows a group of British retirees who decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past. –


Urban Cinephile:

Chasing dreams, embracing change and quoting Kipling are some of the elements of this funny, bittersweet and uplifting tale set against a chaotic, colourful backdrop in India.


Hollywood Reporter:

A sterling cast and a fine balance of comedy and poignancy make this story of unfulfilled Brit retirees discovering new life in India a pleasure-filled journey.



Tips for improving the restaurant experience:

  • Let us know your dinner plans when you RSVP so that we can either save you a seat at the "Movie Group" table or plan to meet you at the movie.
  • Print out a map or enter the restaurant address in your GPS ahead of time.
  • We can't always split the checks so please bring CASH to pay for your meal.
  • If you don't see us when you walk in, ask to sit with the "Movie Group".

The $5.00 yearly fee (or $1.50 for one movie) goes toward charges incurred for using the MeetUp website. You can access PayPal (see link in left hand column) or pay your fee to the Organizer at the event.

In the world of Independent films, it is recommended that you check back a few days before the event to make sure the movie, restaurant, location or time has not changed.

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  • Tanya

    Loved Marigold Hotel. Cinematography was breathtaking for me. Story was touching. Loved it. The Mad Greek - food was good but wait was too long for everything.

    May 21, 2012

  • Renu

    Enjoyable, light, heartwarming film. While the story was mostly predictable and not very realistic, the excellent acting by the stellar British cast (especially Judy Dench) definitely lifted the film to a higher level. The cinematography captured the color and chaos of India beautifully. The changing relationship between Britain and India shown was interesting to me. The Mad Greek was a very pleasant surprise. We were offered 2 trays of free appetizers! I vote to go back there again.

    May 21, 2012

  • George

    O.K. movie, very good food/service, great conversation.

    May 21, 2012

  • Vivian

    The movie was as predictable as I had imagined from the previews. I think of everyone there I enjoyed it the least. There were a few laughs and some poignant moments but I wouldn't recommend it.

    After some initial confusion the staff at The Mad Greek really delivered. In spite of bringing only half the number of people predicted (it must be hard for an organizer to get a good rep with a vendor when people don't show up) they gave us a very generous amount and variety of delicious appetizers. I don't think anyone was able to finish the food they eventually ordered. Our server was great and even got all the individual checks right. I would be happy to go back there again.

    May 21, 2012

  • Siobhan

    The movie was very light-hearted and I enjoyed it. I agreed that it was predictable, but I wasn't necessarily looking to learn something or to have a thought-provoking discussion. I was looking to be entertained, and I was. The Mad Greek, while initially a bit unready for us, really came through. Their generous appetizer platters contained very good selections that were enjoyed by all. I very much enjoyed my entree - pastitsio. It had balanced flavoring and was accompanied by lovely veggies. I'm sorry that I had no room left over for dessert.

    May 20, 2012

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