When Dame Helen Mirren steps into the shoes of Queen Elizabeth II, she demands your attention.
Mirren, who won an Oscar for the role in Stephen Frears’ 2006 film “The Queen,” stepped onto the West End stage as the queen once again in 2013 in in Peter Morgan’s play “The Audience” (Morgan also wrote the screenplay for “The Queen,” so he’s got this monarch down). If you missed the show in London — which you almost certainly did — you can see it this weekend at the Coral Gables Art Cinema as part of The Encore Series.
Consider it a tribute to QEII, who turrned 90 earlier this year.
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“The Audience,” filmed by the National Theatre Live, is about one of the most private meetings in the world: the weekly engagement between the Queen and her Prime Minister, a 60-plus year tradition. It’s directed by Stephen Daldry (“The Hours,” Billy Elliot”). The screenings are at 1 p.m. Friday through Sunday (Aug. 12-14) at the theater, 260 Aragon Ave.; tickets are $14-$20. For information, call 786-385-9689.