We don’t very often get out in the evening at all, let alone together, so last night was a lovely treat. Jessica went for a sleepover at her Nanny’s house so we took the opportunity to have an outing to the cinema together.
The evening started with a little mistake on my part…I presented myself at preschool for parents’ evening only to discover I was a week early!
After dinner we headed out into the dark to the cinema. We are lucky enough to have an Everyman cinema near us, and even luckier to have won vouchers so it was free! The Everyman has double sofas instead of chairs to sit in, and they deliver all manner of treats to the table next to your sofa. You do have to pay a lot for the privilege though, and had we not had our voucher, two tickets, a tea, a g&t and two tubs of chocolate would have cost us nearly £50!
One tiny disappointment…in the magazine and in lots of posters, in the trailers, they made a big thing about how they are partnered with Godiva chocolates and on Wednesday everyone is given a complimentary box of two Godivs chocolates. We asked about them when we ordered our drinks and were told you get them after the film. We asked after the film and were told we should have had them on the way in to the film, and they had run out. They gave us some chocolate buttons which was kind, but not Godiva…
Now the film. I love Agatha Christie so of course knew the story already, but it did not spoil things. I do envy a little bit people for whom the ending was a surprise though! The costumes and sets were beautiful, and the scenery is just breathaking.
I was a little worried about seeing someone other than David Suchet in the role of Poirot, but Kenneth Brannagh did a really good job. I wasn’t sure about the tiny patch of beard, but the voice, the mannerisms, they were so Poirot.
As I knew it would, it left me with a wish for a lovely long train journey. I’ve always wanted to travel on a sleeper train, and while I don’t think it will be the luxury of the Orient Express for us, I think it is something I will try and work into next year.
A few years ago they were planning to make Miss Marple for the big screen, but they were planning to change her charactwr to that of a young woman…although I would love to see Marple on the big screen, I am glad they didn’t make a modernised version.