Every Wednesday afternoon we welcome our older audiences to a screening of a classic film. With free tea and coffee (and a biscuit of course!) we encourage over 60s to stay for for a chat and to meet old friends and new.
“In this incandescent performance, Judy Garland seems to be playing on her nerves: she cannot but strike at ours.” - Sight and Sound
Hollywood actor Norman Maine (James Mason) is a celebrity whose star is on the wane, but when he meets aspiring actress Esther Blodgett (Judy Garland), he is inspired to help her, and soon the two appear in a musical together. Now known as Vicki Lester, she marries Norman and finds herself in demand, while his reputation continues to decline, resulting in heavy bouts of drinking. Eventually, Vicki must choose between moving forward with her career and attempting to save her husband.
NB: A 15 min intermission will occur midway through this show.