Archive for February, 2010
Quite a diverse mix of students, senior citizens, and career people sneaking off early like herself as it happens.
French Film Mondays
Every Monday at 4.30 pm Grand Teatret puts on ‘Franske Film Mandage‘ (French Film Mondays), a special treat for Francophile film fans. In collaboration with the French Embassy in Stockholm and Institut Francais in Copenhagen they search out some of the most interesting upcoming French movies. Sometimes a sneak preview, at other times it’ll be your only chance to see the movie on a cinema screen outside of France, as the movie is not in international distribution.
And the cinema is packed to the last seat.
Upcoming French Treats are:
‘Un prophète’ (The Prophet)
Nineteen years old Malik is sentenced to six years in prison. He can hardly read nor write but quickly makes allies in the prison ward and eventually disrupts the hierarchy. All the time pursuing his own secret agenda…
‘Un prophète’ won The Jury’s Grand Prize at Cannes Film Festival in 2009, and is nominated for an Oscar for ‘Best Foreign Movie’ in 2010.
Have a sneak preview of ‘Un prophète’ on Monday 22 February, 2010 at 4.30 pm.
Kayani is a seventeen years old fugitive from Iraq, who wants to meet up with his girlfriend in London. He never makes it further than the French harbour town Calais, where he meets Simon, a disillusioned swimming teacher about to be divorced. As Kayani starts training in order to swim across the channel the two men form a special and personal bond.
Have a sneak preview of ‘Welcome’ on Monday 1 March, 2010 at 4.30 pm.
More about Grand Teatret
Grand Teatret is an old school art cinema with a small café serving decent espresso and croissants.
It is a mere seven minutes bike ride from Avenue Hotel.
Find more information, book or buy your tickets at Grand Teatret.
St. Germain Bowling
Tuesday the 2. of February Gilles Bensabeur, from St. Germain, invited to bowling and drinks in collaboration with Morten and Oscar from Sprit and co.
Avenue Hotel was represented by two bartenders, Morten Dinitzen and Kenneth Christensen.
The event began with a presentation about St. Germain by Gilles Bensabeur. St. Germain is a elderflower liqueur all natural, made from 100% fresh, handpicked elderflowers. It has low sugar content, roughly half that of other liqueurs.
|2 parts||Champagne* or Dry White Wine**|
|1 ½ parts||St-Germain|
|2 parts||Sparkling Water or Club Soda|
Afterwards everyone went bowling and Team Avenue came to win. Starting preliminary round we were 12 teams and the best six team went to the semi-finals. Team Avenue, Morten and I, started with three strikes and 1 spare and won first round with 133 point.
The second round, people began concentrating a bit more and the scores got higher. The Avenue team, also started to get known as the Flintstones, got lucky won this round as well with 138 points, only 1 point more than number 2.
In the final Zoo bar, Café Rubies and Avenue Hotel were going to fight for the title. Morten and I took a small lead from the start that continued until last rounds of shooting. The team before us, Café Rubies made 2 strikes and a 7. To win we had to make a strike… and we did – Japadapaduuuu – as the Flintstones would have said. We won scoring 168 points in the finale. The first price was a
St. Germain bathrobe.
Morten and I had to get up early the next day, so after the bowling victory, a wonderful St. Germain night ended for us. Thank you Gilles Bensabeur and Morten and Oscar from Sprit & Co.