About this event:
Wells’ third annual Festival of Film runs from April 27-29, and this year the theme is musicals. Musicals are very much the cool movie genre of the moment, after the enormous success of films such as La La Land and The Greatest Showman, and the Festival will feature some modern gems as well as some timeless classics, too.
The Festival kicks off in style with an Event Cinema screening of Messiah from the Bristol Old Vic on April 27, followed by a Sing-Along performance of The Greatest Showman at the Bishop’s Palace. Sadly, tickets for this have already sold out, but those lucky people who’ve managed to get a ticket will be in for a treat!
April 28 starts with an exclusive pre-release screening of Sherlock Gnomes, the sequel to 2011’s Gnomeo & Juliet. Then there’s the classic musical There’s no Business Like Show Business from 1954, starring Marilyn Monroe and Ethel Merman. And then later, something that couldn’t be more different: a screening of the superb The Rocky Horror Picture Show – and there’s a competition for the best fancy dress!
Sunday, April 29 rounds the festival off with a 2pm screening of the timeless Mary Poppins (which most of us will have never seen on the big screen before) and West Side Story, featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein – which will have a pre-screening talk called Bernstein Remembered with journalist and broadcaster Edward Seckerson.
For more information on any of the performances, and to book tickets, head here or call 01749 673195.
WELLS – Various locations