BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen

A cinema season of musicals from November 2019 - January 2020
  • Cinema, The Kitchen, Garret Theatre

Storyhouse is part of Britain’s biggest ever celebration of the musical a nationwide cinema season celebrating the joyful, emotional shared experience of watching musicals on film; with the biggest stars, the most iconic scenes and the best-loved song and dance numbers back on the big screen, where they belong.

We will be screening 16 iconic musicals, both classics and rarities, from November 2019 to January 2020. The season will celebrate the greatest stars directors, composers and choreographers, and look at the stories of the Hollywood, British and international musical. The season will also look to confirm the musical as a genre which, hidden beneath the glitz and glamour, speaks to audiences about profoundly serious subjects, from the hardship of the Depression and the insidiousness of racism to the fight for LGBTQ+ rights.

We’re delighted to be bringing both classic musicals and rarities to Storyhouse Cinema. So, time to leave your woes behind and immerse yourself in the emotional, hairs-on-the-back-of-your-arms-raising joy brought to you on the big screen by Barbra Streisand, Gene Kelly, Doris Day, Judy Garland and an all-singing, all-dancing cast of thousands.

Storyhouse will also exclusively present Let’s Face the Music… a special movie weekender from 17-19 January 2020 celebrating the greatest Hollywood musical choreographers of the 1930s. The weekender will feature the work of Busby Berkeley, Seymour Felix, Dave Gould and Hermes Pan and include immersive matinees, midnight martinis and dance, all of which will riff on the 1930s Art Deco features of the building, which was originally opened as an Odeon in 1936. Screenings include A Damsel in Distress, Broadway Melody, Sunday Double: 42nd Street and The Gang’s All Here special screenings.



Cinema A Star is Born (U)
Sat 1pm

3 hr 1 | The second of four adaptations of the classic musical melodrama.

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Cinema The Wizard of Oz (U) – Christmas Flicks
Sun 8.30pm
The Kitchen

1 hr 53 | We’re off to see the wizard ….. Judy Garland’s breakout and best loved role as Dorothy – the Kansas farm girl who is transported to the technicolour world of Oz.

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Cinema Singin’ in the Rain & The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (U)

Book for one (£6) or for both (£10)!   Singin’ In The Rain (1952) -1pm Directed by: Gene Kelly and…

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Cinema A Damsel In Distress (U)
The Kitchen

1 hr 41 | Classic musical farce starring Fred Astaire and Joan Fontaine with iconic, Oscar-winning choreography for the ‘fun house’ dance routine!

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Cinema Broadway Melody of 1936 (U)
Garret Theatre

1 hr 41 Tonight, for one night only The Garret will be transformed into a 1930s New York sky bar for this immersive screening of Broadway Melody of 1936

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Cinema 42nd Street & The Gang’s All Here (U)

Book for one (£6) or for both (£10)!   42nd Street (1933) – 1pm Directed by: Lloyd Bacon Starring: Warner…

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