BFI Musicals: A Musical Before Midnight! - Singin' In The Rain + New Year's Eve Party U

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This film was last shown on 31 December 2019

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in all-singing, all dancing style with us this year with a Musical Before Midnight!

See in 2020 with a screening of one of the greatest movie musicals of all time, Singin’ in the Rain, followed by a roaring twenties themed party in the Showroom Café Bar.

The film will feature a special introduction from Dr Dominic McHugh, an expert on the Broadway and Hollywood musical, and after the screening join us in our bar for a party complete with classic cocktails and a live swing band - The Cesca Grace Quintet - playing jazz standards and classic musical tunes into the New Year! Find out more about the New Year's Eve party.

About the Film:

Singin in the Rain takes place at the tail end of the 1920s in Hollywood, where the stuntman-turned-matinee-idol star of Monumental Pictures, Don Lockwood (Kelly), is caught in the bumpy transition from silent films to talkies.

When the studio’s attempts to make their own talkie turn disastrous, it’s down to Don, his songwriter best friend Cosmo and ingénue love interest Kathy to save the day… by turning the film into a musical!

Full of classic songs like Singin’ in the Rain, Make ‘Em Laugh and Good Morning, Singin’ in the Rain is pure singing, dancing, laughing movie-watching joy.


“Truly one of the greatest musicals ever made” ★★★★★ Empire

“Never, in the whole history of American cinema, has such a collection of talents come together at the peak of their abilities to generate such an enjoyable and clever movie” ★★★★★ Radio Times

This event is part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO.

Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
1 hour 43 minutes
Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Gene Kelly


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