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.

Let’s Face The Music: an immersive weekend of 1930s musical magic to brighten up January!

Turn back the clock to the 1930s. Storyhouse have partnered with the British Film Institute to bring three iconic 1930s films from the archives back onto the big screen inside the 1930s-built Art Deco Storyhouse building. Join us for cocktails, dance performances and a few surprises along the way.

A Damsel in Distress
Friday 17 January 8pm

Join us in The Kitchen for a one-off screening of this Oscar-winning classic musical farce starring Fred Astaire. Enjoy a complimentary 1930s cocktail and a live dance performance alongside the film. Tickets are £12.

Broadway Melody of 1936
Saturday 18 January, 8pm

Travel back in time as we transform the Garret Bar into a 1930s Sky Bar for a screening of Broadway Melody of 1936. 1930s fancy dress encouraged! Classic cocktail included. Tickets are £12.

Sunday Double: 42nd Street and The Gang’s All Here
Sunday 19 January, 1pm and 2.45pm

Pick one or come to both as we screen two Oscar-winning afternoon matinees: 42nd Street and The Gang’s All Here. Northgate Street patisserie Sweet Elements will be providing artisan cakes. There’ll be surprises along the way! Tickets are £6 each or £10 for both.


Guide Storyhouse Cinema

Storyhouse is the home of the best independent cinema in Cheshire! Your independent boutique city-centre cinema brings a hand-picked range of film to the heart of Chester’s former Odeon.