Relaxed Screening: Jailhouse Rock (1957)

3pm Friday 15 March 2019, Opera House

Year: 1961
Running Time: 1 hour 36 minutes
Director: Richard Thorpe
Genre: Drama, Musical
Cert: U

Elvis Presley smouldering behind bars, in an ever-popular musical that includes a kickass dance number to the title track which is widely recognised as the King’s finest moment on film. Sit back and enjoy the time-honoured story of boy goes wrong, boy gets a second chance and blows it, but boy comes good in the end. Oh, and there’s the bonus of some toe tapping music too!

This is a relaxed/dementia-friendly screening.

This screening is open to all but it is specially adapted for people living with dementia and their families, friends and carers. This means that we will have:

  • Friendly ushers to meet, greet and seat you
  • The Opera House will be adapted to be as calming and comfortable as possible:
    • There will be low level lighting throughout the screening
    • The volume is slightly lower
  • Wheelchair spaces are available
  • There will be a 20 minute interval halfway through the film
  • You are free to talk and move around during the screening
  • Singing along is not only allowed but positively encouraged!
  • Doors open at 2:40pm so that you can get to know the cinema space before the film

Tickets: £4.00
Accompanying carers go free.
Community groups: Please contact us for group discounts

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That’s Entertainment (1974): Opening Night Celebration

Doors open 6:30pm, Screening starts 7pm, Party Starts at 9:15pm, Friday 15 March 2018

Year: 1974
Running Time: 2hours 15 mins
Director: Jack Haley Jnr
Starring: Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, Lena Horne, Esther Williams, Debbie Reynolds, Ann Miller, Howard Keel, Cyd Charisse, June Allyson, Clark Gable, Mario Lanza and many more.
Cert: U

Join us for a night of Hollywood glamour as we celebrate the Film Festival’s 5th birthday and the Opera House’s 80th with a selection of iconic music and dance numbers from MGM’s greatest musicals and a swinging dance party.

In 1974 MGM enjoyed one of its biggest box-office hits with That’s Entertainment, a compilation of musical highlights from the studio’s golden days. Introduced by a stellar line-up of on-screen hosts including Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, and Liza Minnelli, you’ll enjoy a variety of classic film clips in both color and black-and-white. Experience generous helpings of classic MGM musical numbers from iconic films such as Singin’ in the Rain, The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St. Louis, An American in Paris and High Society.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to see these brilliant performances with lots of laughs fabulous song and dance routines and a sparkling restoration on the Opera House big screen, this is an event not to be missed!


Dance Party!

Make sure that you wear your dancing shoes as we’re holding a 1940s dance party after the screening in the Grand Foyer with singer Aaron Whiteside, tap dancing from the cast of 42nd Street,  live dance band the Billionaires and oodles of birthday cake! Meet some colourful 1940’s characters and jive the night away in style!



Standard Entry £10:

  • Cocktail on arrival in the Art Deco circle bar
  • Ticket for Film Screening in the Opera House

Film + Party Entry £15:

  • Cocktail on arrival in the Art Deco circle bar
  • Ticket for Film Screening in Opera House
  • Entry to the vintage dance party in the Grand Foyer: Live music and dance and cake!

VIP Entry £20:

    • Cocktail on arrival in the Art Deco circle bar
    • Ticket for Film Screening in Opera House
    • Entry to the vintage dance party in the Grand Foyer: Live music and dance
    • Reserved front-row tables at the party.

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This event is a fundraiser to restore the 35mm film projectors in the Opera House.