I went in to the film knowing nothing about the plot: Lady Susan is the one Austen work which I've never read (it's actually an early work of hers, which she never submitted for publication). So I had no idea what to expect. It was great! It was so funny and just plain fun- we had a terrific time. I'll have more to say about it at a later date.
What made the occasion even more enjoyable is that we went to see it at the Oxford Theater in Halifax. Usually we just go to one of the local multiplexes, but Love & Friendship which is a smaller release, was only playing at the Oxford. The Oxford is the last single screen movie theater in Halifax- one of the last in Nova Scotia. It was built in 1937, and though it has of course been renovated over the years, it's kept that old fashioned charm. I've included a picture below of it back in the 1950's, and it pretty much looks the same now. There's a single ticket booth right inside the door, so moviegoers have to queue along the street, just like back in the day. The lobby is small and crowded, and there's only room for the ticket booth and the concession counter where you can get popcorn and candy. Once you get into the theater itself, however, there's plenty of space: it's roomy, the rows aren't as crowded together as they are in most theaters, and there's a balcony. It's the type of theater that you wouldn't feel out of place getting dressed up to attend. It's a great atmosphere to watch movies in, and Love & Friendship was well worth watching. All in all, it was a lovely evening.