Come along and enjoy this classic film in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital.
This showing will be in aid of the amazing work of the children's hospital, Great Ormond Street. Last year, Keris Brock, daughter of Kelly, one of our committee members and organiser of the Children's Film Club, underwent life saving heart surgery at this world renowned hospital. As a thank you for their incredible work Kelly is holding a fundraiser and is hoping to raise lots of money to provide new sofas for the family room.
1927 Hollywood. Monumental Pictures' biggest stars, glamorous on-screen couple Lina Lamont and Don Lockwood, are also an off-screen couple if the trade papers and gossip columns are to be believed. Both perpetuate the public perception if only to please their adoring fans and bring people into the movie theaters. In reality, Don barely tolerates her, while Lina, despite thinking Don beneath her, simplemindedly believes what she sees on screen in order to bolster her own stardom and sense of self-importance. R.F. Simpson, Monumental's head, dismisses what he thinks is a flash in the pan: talking pictures. It isn't until The Jazz Singer (1927) becomes a bona fide hit which results in all the movie theaters installing sound equipment that R.F. knows Monumental, most specifically in the form of Don and Lina, have to jump on the talking picture bandwagon, despite no one at the studio knowing anything about the technology. Musician Cosmo Brown, Don's best friend, gets hired as Monumental's …
Tickets includes a glass of prosecco on arrival.