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 Yentl (PG)
Today 3.15pm

2 hr 13 | Based on Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer’s play of the same name Yentl sees Barbara Streisand portraying a young woman in Poland in 1904.

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Cinema Bugsy Malone (U)

1 hr 33 The child friendly gangster extravaganza is back on the big screen and it’s all going down at Fat Sam’s Speak Easy.

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Cinema Sunday Double: Hairspray & Little Shop of Horrors (PG)

Booking for both is not compulsory – but always encouraged!

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Cinema Sunday Double: Rocketman & Tommy (15)

Rocketman (2019) – 3.15pm Directed by: Dexter Fletcher Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard Another chance…

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Cinema A Star is Born (U)

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

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Cinema Christmas Flicks: The Wizard of Oz (U)
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 Sunday Double: Singin’ in the Rain & The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (U)

Singin’ In The Rain (1952) -1pm Directed by: Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen Starring: Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor,…

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Cinema A Damsel In Distress (U)
The Kitchen

Directed by: George Stevens Starring: Fred Astaire, Gracie Allen, Joan Fontaine, George Burns Classic musical farce starring Fred Astaire and…

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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 Skybar for this immersive screening of Broadway Melody of 1936

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

42nd Street (1933) – 1pm Directed by: Lloyd Bacon Starring: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, Ginger Rogers A seasoned director puts…

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