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Sun 1 – Thu 5 October 2023

Bolan's Shoes

Rating 15

Event details

Directed by Ian Puleston-Davies
Starring Timothy Spall, Leanne Best, Mathew Horne, Mark Lewis Jones

Bolan’s Shoes takes us on a tumultuous journey through the height of T. Rex mania in 1970s Liverpool. It captures the heady exhilaration of glam rock mania through the experiences of a group of over-excited kids from a local children’s home before a devastating road accident changes their lives forever.

Years later, and still clinging to the adoration of her childhood idol, survivor Penny takes best friend and fellow Marc Bolan fan, Steffan, to visit his shrine in London, but a chance encounter there catapults her back to the horror she had tried so hard to forget.

Special Screenings:

Join us on Sunday 1 October at 5pm for a post-screening Q&A with Bolan’s Shoes writer-director Ian Puleston-Davies. [THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT]

If you missed your chance to book, Ian Puleston-Davies joins us again on Wednesday 4 October at 1pm for a pre-screening introduction.

Storyhouse Cinema
Approx 95 mins

£8.90 / £8 for screenings before 5pm
(Non-Members: £9.90 / £8.90 )

£6.65 for under 16s
(Non-Members: £7.40)

£5 for Young Storyhouse Card
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“Bangs a gong for glam rock nostalgia but packs a devastating emotional punch” – Nick Howells, Evening Standard.

“Bolan’s Shoes takes on serious subject matter but uses music, great characters and an involving plot to weave something special” – FilmInk.

“(Timothy) Spall is incredible as Jimmy – he’s perfectly cast – while Leanne Best is also excellent in a challenging role.” – FilmInk.

Bolan's Shoes

1 – 5 Oct 2023
Sunday 1 October
From: £7.40
Sold Out

Post-Screening Q&A

Tuesday 3 October
Silver screenings
From: £6.00
Wednesday 4 October
From: £7.40
Thursday 5 October
Silver screenings
From: £6.00