RKOs First Blockbuster Musical

7th June - Tickets £12 to include a glass of wine.

Our next Film Night will be a guided tour through the RKO Film Studios of the thirties, forties and fifties.

Featuring interviews and clips from the great movies of iconic stars such as: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Robert Mitchum, Katharine Hepburn, Jane Russell, Joan Fontaine, Orson Welles and others.

We also go behind the scenes and talk to the directors, choreographers and designers, who describe the artistic challenges of an earlier period of cinema, when technology was less sophisticated, but there was freedom to imagine and to invent and try out new kinds of movie-making. Plus all the headaches and pressures of a hard-nosed commercial industry with a wary eye on the bottom line. Often hard to second-guess audience response. Terrible flops could follow huge hits. It’s a roller-coaster ride.

The evening will be presented by Rosemary Wilton and Charles Chabot who spent three years making The RKO Story for BBC-TV.