Film: Tommy (15)
17 May | 7:30 pm - 9:20 pm| £7
Certificate 15. Running time: 1h 51in. Doors open at 7pm
Your senses will never be the same
If you’ve ever wanted to hear Jack Nicholson sing or marvel at the sight of Ann-Margret drunkenly cavorting in a cascade of baked beans, Tommy is the movie you’ve been waiting for. The Who’s brilliant rock opera is sublimely matched by director Ken Russell’s penchant for cinematic excess during the peak of his filmmaking audacity.
Tommy revolves around the ‘deaf, dumb, and blind kid’ (Roger Daltrey) who survives the childhood trauma that stole his senses to become a Pinball Wizard in Pete Townshend’s grandiose attack on the hypocrisy of organised religion.
Tommy’s odyssey is rendered through wall-to-wall music, from the bloodstream shock of Tina Turner to Elton John’s towering rendition of ‘Pinball Wizard’ and Daltrey’s epiphanous rendition of ‘I’m Free’. Other star performers include Eric Clapton and the Who’s drummer Keith Moon in this classic of creative rock cinema.
Films at the Goods Shed are projected on to a six-metre (19 feet 8 inches) wide screen, with sound provided by a multipoint Dolby system. The 180 seats are purpose-made for auditorium use and are tiered, giving everyone a comfortable and unobstructed view of the screen.
We provide a bar at most screenings, offering alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Doors open 30 minutes before each screening.
You can buy tickets in advance using the form below, or on the door up to 30 minutes before screening, subject to availability. There is no fee for booking online.
At this stage, it isn’t possible to reserve specific seats. If you have a favourite spot, it’s best to arrive early, get a drink, and settle in to enjoy the movie!
(Note that as from 3 May, evening film showings begin at 7.30pm)
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