Allston Diner Gets Immortalized

Even though BC just got shut out of the Orange Bowl, we continue to believe that Boston is having a moment. Aside from all the evidence we’ve already presented (the increasing prominence of our food scene, Title Town, the steady rise of Bostonian celebrities…have you noticed that half the cast of The Office is from the Hub?), there is the little matter of all those movies shooting in our fair city. In the past few months alone, our streets have played host to the casts of Bachelor No. 2, The Box, and The Women and now the Allston-Brighton TAB is reporting that The Lonely Maiden has come to town.

The Lonely Maiden is particularly exciting as it stars three excellent actors: Morgan Freeman, William H. Macy and cooking enthusiast Christopher Walken. The three men play museum security guards who learn that their favorite paintings are going to be moved to another museum and decide to steal them. The plot sounds like fairly thin stuff (why can’t they just get jobs at the new museum?), but we love the actors and, truthfully, will see anything set in Boston, so we’re sold. The TAB reports that not only is The Lonely Maiden using a vacant store in the Brighton Mills shopping center as their production headquarters, but the film also spent a day filming at the poetically-named Grecian Yearning Diner in Allston last week. The diner, which was renamed Elsie’s Diner for the movie, is the home of a scene where Freeman and Walken plan the heist. We’ll look forward to its cinematic debut!

Hollywood Comes to Allston [Allston-Brighton TAB]

[Photo: Alexander Palace Time Machine]

Allston Diner Gets Immortalized