While not within the San Jose city limits, the Mostly British Film Festival in San Francisco is a fun-sounding, and definitely tea-friendly event to attend, about an hour’s drive away. Featuring films made in the U.K. and Australia within the last 30 years, it’s also a fairly affordable way to entertain yourself in The City, if you don’t count dinner and parking costs! Bring a tea party picnic of British foods, with a Thermos of hot tea with milk and sugar, and you can keep to your budget by eating in the car or on a park bench nearby. You can put together a bunch of classic tea savories like sausage rolls, egg salad, cucumber and watercress and smoked salmon sandwiches, or you can go to one of San Jose’s British pubs and order some pub food to go. Make sure to bring some biscuits (cookies) or cakes to have with your tea! For the addresses of San Jose’s British pubs, click here.
The Mostly British Film Festival will be held at the Vogue Theater in San Francisco, and will run through February 12, 2011. Featured films include: “Gallipoli” – an Australian WWI story with a young Mel Gibson, “Glorious 39” – a British WWII drama, and Oscar Wilde’s 1890 novel, “Dorian Gray,” with Colin Firth in a lead role. General admission is $12.50 per film. Parking is available a block from the theater at 3200 California St.
3290 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Copyright 2011, Elizabeth Urbach.
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