Dame Maggie Smith, a two-time Oscar® winner, recreates one of her most celebrated roles – Miss Shepherd in The Lady in the Van, Alan Bennett’s big-screen comedic adaptation of his iconic memoir and honoured stage play. We adore Dame Maggie Smith. How about you?


'This English film, directed by Nicholas Hytner, is wonderfully funny, terribly touching and a vehicle—with comically dilapidated vehicles—for the boundless gifts of Maggie Smith.' – Wall Street Journal

The Lady in the Van is based on the true story of Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who 'temporarily' parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.


Enjoy a fun morning out at Event Cinemas special Seniors Morning Tea screening of The Lady In The Van and enjoy a complimentary morning tea.

Date: Wednesday, 9 March
Time: 10am – Free morning Tea | 10:30am – Film starts
Tickets: Seniors Members Tickets $8.50* Non-members pay full price
Not a member? Sign up today, it’s free! Buy your tickets online today! 

*Online booking fee applies. Surcharges apply for Vmax and 3D sessions. Not valid for Gold Class. Not valid after 5pm on Saturdays. Senior members must be over 60 years old. Disclaimer: Event Cinemas are not operating in Victoria and Tasmania.

The competition to win passes to the special screening has ended.

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