BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on ScreenA 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.