West Side Story (Early Doors) 12A

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This film was last shown on 23 December 2021

In Steven Spielberg's West Side Story, two teenagers from rival New York gangs in the 1950s fall in love. Adapted from the 1957 musical by Sondheim and Bernstein, Spielberg's film is a glorious spectacle that will please lovers of the source material and people discovering it for the first time alike.

In 1961, Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins would direct their take, which would come to be regarded as one of the best film musicals of all time, earning ten Academy Awards. The story - a loose adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - focuses on Maria and Tony, star-crossed lovers from rival New York gangs: the Sharks and the Jets. Charming and romantic, West Side Story is told with Spielberg's trademark style.


Steven Spielberg
2 hours 36 minutes
Ansel Elgort, Corey Stoll, Rachel Zegler, Rita Moreno


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