Current Season:

Musical Fridays

Fri 26 Aug — Tue 31 Dec 2024

Let down your hair and tap your toes to the rhythm of our regular Friday evening revue of musical extravaganzas from around the world, classic concert films, and the best of the West End and Broadway.

Upcoming Screenings

Selena PG

In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla (Jennifer Lopez) is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham (Edward… Read More
1997, USA, Gregory Nava, 128m.

Fri 12 Apr

20:15

What's Love Got to Do with It? 18

Drama based on the autobiography I, Tina by singer Tina Turner (played by Oscar nominee Angela Bassett), which starts with her humble… Read More
Brian Gibson, USA, 1993, 118m.

Fri 26 Apr

20:30

Past Screenings

Jesus Christ Superstar PG

The Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera about the life and death of Christ is brought to the big-screen after success… Read More
Norman Jewison, USA, 1973, 107m.
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Screen Cuba presents: The Brothers/Los Hermanos + Q&A 18

Andy de la Tour, actor-writer, will be in conversation with Gladys Gonzalez, Cuban cinema institute ICAIC, Cuban musician Omar Puente and… Read More
Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider, USA, 2020, 84m.
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One From the Heart: Reprise 12A

A new restoration of One from the Heart, supervised by Francis Ford Coppola *The film will also be screening on 30… Read More
Francis Ford Coppola, USA, 1982, 95m.
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Funny Girl U

The screening will be followed by a Fashion Film Club discussion with bestselling author and editor Kevin Sessums (Mississippi Sissy, Interview,… Read More
William Wyler, USA, 1968, 155m.
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Hairspray 12A

To mark LGBT+ History Month, we are screening a Drag Musical every Friday in February Teenager Tracy Turnblad achieves her dream… Read More
John Waters, USA, 1988, 92m.
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Victor/Victoria 15

To mark LGBT+ History Month, we are screening a Drag Musical every Friday in February This week’s film comes courtesy of… Read More
Blake Edwards, USA, 1982, 132m.
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show 15

To mark LGBT+ History Month, we are screening a Drag Musical every Friday in February Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Meat… Read More
Jim Sharman, UK, USA, 1975, 100m.
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch 15

To mark LGBT+ History Month, we are screening a Drag Musical every Friday in February  With this trailblazing musical, writer–director–star John… Read More
John Cameron Mitchell, Canada, USA, 2001, 95m.
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Walk the Line 12A

Walk the Line is playing as part of Rock 'n' Roll Musical Fridays. running throughout January. Musical biopic following the life… Read More
James Mangold, USA, 2005, 153m.
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Jersey Boys 15

Jersey Boys is playing as part of Rock 'n' Roll Musical Fridays. running throughout January. From Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood comes… Read More
Clint Eastwood, USA, 2014, 134m.
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La Bamba 15

La Bamba is playing as part of Rock 'n' Roll Musical Fridays. running throughout January. The brief but incandescent life of… Read More
Luis Valdez, USA, 1987, 108m.
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Elvis 12A

Elvis is playing as part of Rock 'n' Roll Musical Fridays. running throughout January. Baz Luhrmann explores the life and music… Read More
Baz Luhrmann, Australia, USA, 2022, 159m.
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White Christmas U

Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to… Read More
Michael Curtiz, USA, 1954, 120m.
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The Muppet Christmas Carol U

The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer… Read More
Brian Henson, USA, 1992, 86m.
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SUPAKINO PRESENTS: THE MONKEES U

SUPAKINO presents three episodes of cult TV show The Monkees, introduced by Ranjit S. Ruprai. Episode 31: The Monkees at the Movies (1967)… Read More
Various , USA, 1965-1968, 105m.
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On Moonlight Bay U

Not since Judy met the boy next door in St. Louis has there been a heaping of tuneful, romantic Midwestern American… Read More
Roy Del Ruth, USA, 1951, 95m.
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Donkey Skin PG

In this lovingly crafted, wildly eccentric adaptation of a classic French fairy tale, Jacques Demy casts Catherine Deneuve as a princess… Read More
Jacques Demy, France, 1970, 90m.
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27th Made in Prague Festival presents: Kapr Code 18

The 27th Made in Prague Festival  presents the UK premiere of Kapr Code, a docu-opera featuring turbulent political, personal and creative… Read More
Lucie Králová, Czech Republic / Slovakia, 2022, 91m.
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SUPAKINO presents: WONDERWALL + THE CLOUD DOOR 18

SUPAKINO presents 'Enclosed Ecstasies': a double bill of erotic short film The Cloud Door and cult psychedelic feature film Wonderwall.   Wonderwall (Joe… Read More
Various , Various, Various, 120m.
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Tommy 15

A boy witnesses a violent act that leaves him in shock, and he appears to lose the ability to hear, see… Read More
Ken Russell, UK, 1975, 106m.
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Velvet Goldmine 18

1971: Glam Rock explodes onto the world scene in a blaze of glitter and guitars. At its centre, the flamboyant Brian… Read More
Todd Haynes, UK, USA, 1998, 125m.
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One Hand Don't Clap + Q&A + Soca takeover 12A

This screening will be followed by a satellite q&a with director Kavery Kaul. Join us in the Garden Cinema bar before… Read More
Kavery Kaul, USA, 1991, 93m.
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West Indies + panel discussion 18

UK Restoration Premiere.   *In solidarity with the general strike to support the victims of Israeli occupation of Palestine, our panel… Read More
Med Hondo, France, Algeria, Mauritania, 1979, 110m.
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The Harder They Come + introduction 15

Our screening on Friday 13 October will be introduced by music journalist and author Lloyd Bradley. Jimmy Cliff brings a knockout… Read More
Perry Henzell, Jamaica, 1972, 102m.
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House Party + Lovers Rock 18

What better way to mark the start of our Caribbean Musical Fridays season than by throwing a huge house party in… Read More
Steve McQueen, UK, 2020, 70m.
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A Woman Is a Woman PG

A Woman Is a Woman is a members' request from Lisa Simpson who writes: 'Godard’s ode to musicals. Karina, Brialy and Belmondo… Read More
Jean-Luc Godard, France , 1961, 84m.
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Don't Look Back 15

Bob Dylan is captured on-screen as he never would be again in this groundbreaking film from D. A. Pennebaker. The legendary… Read More
D. A. Pennebaker, USA, 1967, 96m.
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The Young Girls of Rochefort PG

This film was suggested by our member Maria Pawlikowska, who wrote: 'From what I can tell this is a beautiful and… Read More
Jacques Demy, France, 1967, 126m.
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Fiddler on the Roof U

In the picturesque Ukranian village of Anatevha lives Tevye, an impoverished milkman with five unmarried daughters and a sharp-tongued wife to… Read More
Norman Jewison, USA, 1971, 179m.
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Saturday Night Fever 18

Saturday Night Fever was suggested by Garden Cinema member Susan Smith. To propose a film, login to the the members' area on… Read More
John Badham, USA, 1977, 119m.
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Romance & Cigarettes 15

Romance & Cigarettes was suggested by Garden Cinema member Julie Green. To propose a film, login to the the members' area on… Read More
John Turturro, USA, 2005, 115m.
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Blinded by the Light 12A

Gurinder Chadha's (Bhaji on the Beach, Bend It Like Beckham) upbeat comedy drama, is based on the memoir of journalist Sarfraz… Read More
Gurinder Chadha, UK, 2019, 118m.
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Cobain: Montage of Heck 15

Cobain – Montage of Heck invites you to experience Kurt Cobain’s life, art and mind through his own unique lens, bringing you… Read More
Brett Morgen, USA, 2015, 136m.
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Grease PG

It's 1958, summer is over and the hormonally-charged seniors of Rydell High are reluctantly returning to school, ready to fall back… Read More
Randal Kleiser, USA, 1978, 110m.
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Annie U

Annie was suggested by Garden Cinema member Izzy Mant. To propose a film, login to the the members' area on our website.… Read More
John Huston, USA, 1982, 127m.
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Summer Stock U

Summer Stock was suggested by Garden Cinema Membership Organiser Marloes Koot as well as by our member David Richardson. To propose a… Read More
Charles Walters, USA, 1950, 108m.
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Summer of Soul 12A

Footage of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, long forgotten, was discovered and put together with new interviews by the director ‘Questlove’… Read More
Questlove, USA, 2021, 118m.
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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert 15

On the eve of London Pride, Priscilla returns to The Garden Cinema. This outrageously camp Australian comedy proved one of the… Read More
Stephan Elliott, Australia, 1994, 103m.
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Fame 15

Fame helped to launch the 1980s on a tide of aspiration, creating a successful television series, kick-starting the leg-warmer industry and inspiring… Read More
Alan Parker, USA, 1980, 134m.
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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg PG

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg was suggested by Garden Cinema member Adam Cunnane. To propose a film, login to the the members' area… Read More
Jacques Demy, France, 1964, 92m.
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Top Hat U

While rehearsing in a hotel suite, showman Jerry Travers annoys the woman sleeping in the room below with his incessant tap-dancing.… Read More
Mark Sandrich, USA, 1935, 100m.
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Xanadu PG

Xanadu was suggested by our member, Malcolm Nicholson. To propose a film, login to the the members' area on our website.  Struggling… Read More
Lawrence Gordon, USA, 1980, 96m.
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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda PG

For our Musical Friday on 26 May, we pay tribute to the memory of one of the most important artists of… Read More
Stephen Nomura Schible, Japan, USA, 2017, 100m.
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The Band Wagon U

Famous musical movie star Tony Hunter (Fred Astaire) fears his career may be on the skids, but his friends, Lester (Oscar… Read More
Vincente Minnelli, USA, 1953, 112m.
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The Blues Brothers 15

The Blues Brothers (Elwood and Jake, the latter fresh out of jail) get their old band together with the goal of… Read More
John Landis, USA, 1980, 132m.
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Cabaret + Live Burlesque Performance 18

Bob Fosse’s ground-breaking Cabaret will be preceded by a dazzling Burlesque Performance by Señorita Scarlett. Wilkommen, bienvenue, welcome to Cabaret. Inside the… Read More
Bob Fosse, USA, 1972, 124m.
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My Fair Lady U

In this beloved musical, pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) is so sure of his abilities that he takes it… Read More
George Cukor , USA, 1964, 170m.
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Easter Parade U

When Don Hewes' (Fred Astaire) dance partner deserts him in order to pursue her own romantic and professional interests, the Broadway… Read More
Charles Walters, USA, 1948, 108m.
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Labyrinth U

As the old saying goes, be careful what you wish for, because it might just come true. Ask Labyrinth's Sarah -… Read More
Jim Henson, USA, 1986, 102m.
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West Side Story (1961) PG

On the eve of our 1st Birthday, Musical Fridays returns to where it all began, with our very first musical offering… Read More
Robert Wise, USA, 1961, 152m.
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Chicago 12A

Roxie Hart (Renée Zellweger) is a small-time chorus dancer who will kill for fame. After doing just that, she lands behind… Read More
Rob Marshall, USA, 2002, 113m.
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Moulin Rouge! 12A

Christian (Ewan McGregor), a young poet with great aspirations, moves to the Montmartre district of Paris in order to immerse himself… Read More
Baz Luhrmann, Australia/USA, 2001, 130m.
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New York, New York PG

Made a year after the wildly gritty Taxi Driver, and under an allegedly chaotic production, Scorsese’s homage to, and deconstruction of,… Read More
Martin Scorsese, USA, 1977, 163m.
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Funny Face U

Jo Stockton (Audrey Hepburn) is a bookshop clerk who might just have what it takes to be a modelling sensation. After… Read More
Stanley Donen, USA, 1957, 103m.
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Mary Poppins U

Pay what you can pricing applies to the family matinee on Saturday 18 February. Join the "practically perfect" Mary Poppins (Julie… Read More
Robert Stevenson, USA, 1964, 139m.
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes U

These glamorous showgirls have everything a girl could want - except engagement rings. In a quest for true love, Lorelei (Marilyn… Read More
Howard Hawks, USA, 1953, 91m.
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Carmen Jones U

Otto Preminger directs this modernised adaptation of Bizet's opera that features an African-American cast. Vixen parachute maker Carmen Jones (Dorothy Dandridge)… Read More
Otto Preminger, USA, 1954, 105m.
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Bugsy Malone U

Pay what you can pricing applies to the Family screening on Saturday 21 January. Alan Parker’s BAFTA-winning ganster musical Bugsy Malone might… Read More
Alan Parker, USA, 1976, 89m.
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La La Land 12A

Damien Chazelle writes and directs this romantic musical starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Aspiring actress Mia (Stone) and jazz musician… Read More
Damien Chazelle, USA, 2016, 128m.
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Matilda The Musical PG

Matilda (Alisha Weir), an extraordinary girl armed with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination, dares to take a stand against… Read More
Matthew Warchus, UK/ USA, 2022, 117m.
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