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$5 Movie Night: Quartet

Beecham House is abuzz. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. For Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly) and Cecily Robson (Pauline Collins) this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home. But they're in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton (Maggie Smith). Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House's gala concert? -- (C) Weinstein

The movie starts at 7:10. Please meet your host Lucy (LM) on the right hand side of the lobby between 6:40 and 6:50 pm.

Quartet (2012)


98 min - Comedy | Drama - 1 January 2013 (UK)

Cecily, Reggie, and Wilfred are in a home for retired musicians. Every year, on October 10, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday and they take part. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva, but she refuses to sing. Still, the show must go on... and it does.

Director:
Dustin Hoffman


Writers:
Ronald Harwood (play), Ronald Harwood (screenplay)


Stars:
Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly

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  • lm4983

    very sweet movie, funny in spots as well. Really enjoyed it

    March 6, 2013

  • Bill

    Loved the movie. A real delight from the beginning to the end. A wonderful celebration of music by those who gave their lives to it. The feeling was contagious.

    March 6, 2013

  • Christine G.

    Not feeling well. Sorry but need to beg off for tonight.

    March 5, 2013

  • Pete

    Outstanding cast! Not sure I can make Tuesday yet

    March 2, 2013

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