Unique 42nd Street screening for theatre’s 90th celebrations

A series of activities and events are marking Bournemouth Pavilion’s ninetieth anniversary this month.

On Tuesday 19 March there will be a special black and white screening of the classic Warner Bros. 1933 blockbuster hit 42nd Street.

Dubbed a ‘backstage musical’, the film’s plot is set in 1932, and focuses on the ups and downs of launching a Broadway hit musical.

Songs, written by Harry Warren (music) and Al Dubin (lyrics), include catchy numbers such as ‘You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me’, ‘Shuffle Off to Buffalo’ and the title song, ‘42nd Street’.

Considered by many as ‘one of the best musicals of all time’ the film triumphed at the box office.

42nd Street became a landmark film which turned the tide on movie musicals and helped Warner Brothers grow into a major studio.

In 1934 the film received Academy Award nominations for Outstanding Production and Best Sound Recording. [1]

The screening event at Bournemouth Pavilion also includes a nostalgic recreation of the ‘Pavilion Municipal Orchestra’ who will play a selection of music from the 1930s. In addition, the Compton Organ will be played by star organist, Donald MacKenzie, Britain’s last full time resident Cinema Organist from London’s Leicester Square Odeon. The programme will also include some supporting films from the era courtesy of the Cinema Theatre Association.

More information about the event, including ticket prices, is available at bhlivetickets.co.uk.


Notes to Editors:

[1] Source – https://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/1934

Doors open: 6.30pm (Organ to play 6.45-7pm)
Act One (Welcome, musical performances/footage): 7pm
Interval: 8:05pm
Act Two (42nd Street, film screening begins): 8:25pm
Film ends: 10pm

-All timings are approximate and may change on day-

About Bournemouth Pavilion

Bournemouth Pavilion is operated by BH Live in partnership with Bournemouth Borough Council.

This Grade II listed venue opened on Tuesday 19 March 1929.  It has a 1,500-seat theatre and full-sized ballroom. The venue hosts musicals, opera, ballet, pantomime, comedy, gala dinners, banquets, receptions, fairs, dances and fashion shows throughout the year.

Its facilities complement events at Bournemouth International Centre and for corporate presentations, product launches, and smaller conferences and exhibitions.

Bournemouth Pavilion is also home to Pavilion Dance South West and the Pavilion at AUB rehearsal and teaching space for the Arts University Bournemouth.

For more visit bournemouthpavilion.co.uk.

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With more than five million visits a year and £42 million turnover we are changing lives and are at the heart of the UK’s growing social economy.

In 2017/18 we had 4.5 million leisure centre attendances, hosted more than 500 events and sold over half a million cultural, sporting and entertainment event tickets. We also welcomed 59,000 conference and exhibition delegates.

This generated an estimated £53 million in local economic benefit.

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