September Cinema at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre
Dazzling West End musicals and new and classic British films are on the big screen at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre throughout September.
The world-famous theatre re-opened its Art Deco cinema at the end of August, with a comprehensive programme of measures for the safety and comfort of cinema patrons, including limited capacities and aisle access for every pair of seats booked – find out more here: https://www.sjt.uk.com/were_back
The SJT has been awarded the VisitEngland ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry standard mark, signifying that it adheres to government and public health guidance.
Films/streamings at the SJT for September are (OC = open captioned):
West End Musical Season – Kinky Boots (captured live): Charlie has inherited a failing shoe factory and goes into partnership with drag queen Lola to save the business.
Thursday 3 September at 7pm
Summerland (film): In this new British film written and directed by Jessica Swale, a reclusive writer who has lived in a small Kent town for years and is regarded by the locals as a witch is portrayed in her youth in the 1940s by Gemma Arterton and later by Scarborough-born Penelope Wilton. Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Tom Courtenay also star.
Friday 4 September at 7pm, Saturday 5 September at 2pm and 7pm, Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 September (OC) at 7pm, Thursday 10 September at 2pm.
West End Musical Season – The King & I (captured live): the Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production, filmed at the London Palladium in 2018, tells the story of Anna, hired by the King of Siam to serve as an English teacher in his palace in an attempt to modernize his country.
Thursday 10 September at 7pm
Hope Gap (film): Annette Benning and Bill Nighy play a couple whose world is torn apart when he decides to leave her after 29 years of marriage. Hope Gap also stars Steven Pacey, who played Bertie Wooster in By Jeeves, the first show at the SJT when it moved into the former Odeon cinema in 1996.
Friday 11 September at 7pm; Saturday 12 September at 2pm, Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 September at 7pm, Thursday 17 September at 7pm
The Empire Strikes Back (film): Considered by many to be the finest of all the Star Wars films, The Empire Strikes Back celebrates its 40th anniversary with this remastered edition.
Saturday 12 September at 7pm; Thursday 17 September at 2pm; Tuesday 22 September at 7pm (OC)
Andre Rieu’s Magical Maastricht: Together in Music (captured live): Celebrating 15 years of glorious hometown concerts, the King Of Waltz will bring the joyous atmosphere of his iconic open-air concerts in Maastricht to the big screen.
Friday 18 September at 7pm, Sunday 20 September at 2pm
I Know Where I’m Going (film, in conjunction with the WEA, but open to all): Released in 1945, Powell and Pressburger’s I Know Where I’m Going! has gained a cult following over the years. The film follows the emancipated Joan Webster (Wendy Hiller) trying to get to a remote Hebridean island for her wedding, and meeting naval officer Torquil MacNeil (Roger Livesey) on the way. In remastered HD.
Saturday 19 September at 2pm and 7pm – the evening screening has an introduction from WEA Film Studies tutor George Cromack
The Lighthouse (film): Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson turn in barnstorming performances as lighthouse keepers struggling to keep their sanity in this black-and-white movie.
Wednesday 23 September at 7pm, Thursday 24 September at 2pm and 7pm
Misbehaviour (film): A starry cast including Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Keeley Hawes, Phyllis Logan, Lesley Manville, Rhys Ifans and Greg Kinnear in this comedy drama about the 1970 Miss World competition, which saw the first black winner of the title – Jennifer Hosten, Miss Grenada.
Friday 25 September at 7pm, Saturday 26 September at 2pm and 7pm, Thursday 29 September at 7pm (OC)
Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes (captured live): Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film returns, having won two Olivier Awards and dazzled audiences across the UK and the USA.The Red Shoes is a tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world.
Wednesday 30 September at 7pm, Sunday 4 October at 2pm
Cinema tickets at the SJT for films are £7 (concessions £6; Circle members/NHS/under-30s £5); for event cinema including ‘captured live’, £12; for live streamings, £17.
To book, please visit the website: sjt.uk.com/whatson or call the Box Office on 01723 370541 (currently only open Thursdays to Saturdays, 11am to 4pm, for both phone calls and in-person bookings).