Cinema screens ‘Tea with the Dames’


Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) will present the comedic documentary “Tea with the Dames” from Friday, Oct. 19, through Thursday, Oct. 25. 

“Tea with the Dames” is a celebration of the lives and careers of four of England’s most iconic actresses: Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright, and Dame Maggie Smith. All four have gone from being fledgling actresses in the 1950s to acting royalty. They’ve watched each other’s careers grow and bloom and have celebrated life’s ups and downs together.

The film invites you to spend time with these acting legends as they talk about their lives and their professional experiences across theatre, television, and film.

The movie also includes a range of astonishing archive material. Candid, funny, caustic, irreverent, poignant and utterly engrossing, this unmissable release is proof that there is truly nothing like a Dame.

Rolling Stone writes “A conversational feast with four acting Dames… who are not above profane fun and confessions that make them human. Don’t miss the chance to bask in the pleasure of their company.”

Meanwhile, The Wrap describes the movie as “A consistently hilarious 90-minute chat that could have gone on for twice as long (or, ideally, a weekly television series) without ever feeling like too much of a good thing.” The movie has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

“Tea with the Dames” runs 84 minutes and is not rated. Admission is $7, $6 for students and military, and $5 for Capitol Friends.

Tickets are available at the door and in advance from the Capitol Theatre box office (315-337-6453) and online at

Show times are Friday and Saturday at 4 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 4 p.m., and Monday-Thursday at 7 p.m..

The Friday 4 and Sunday 1 show times will include captions for the hearing-impaired.


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