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  • Rainey Knudson

Christie's/Shipley's (88 words)

In the new movie Tenet, the characters refer to a fictitious auction house named Shipley's.

John David Washington as the unnamed hero, known only as "Protagonist"
Kenneth Branagh as the baddie

Shipley's Do-Nuts is a national chain, but the original Shipley's, from 1936, is in Houston. I live nearby, and often have to pull around the cars lined up Ella Boulevard waiting for the drive-thru (because if you’re getting donuts, why park and walk?) Saturdays and Sundays are the most intense, but even on weekday mornings there's a line of cars along the street blocking traffic.

Regardless of what they’re selling, “Shipley’s” means quality!


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