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Tommy (15) ★ Tickets still available on the door from 7pm ★
Thu 5 December @ 8:00 pm£7 – £10
Tommy (15) – 1975, UK, 108 mins
Director: Ken Russell
Ken Russell’s take on The Who’s groundbreaking 1969 album is a feverish feast of unrestrained imagination. After witnessing the murder of his father, traumatised Tommy is left unable to see, speak or hear. From pinball champion to messiah, the adult Tommy (The Who’s frontman Roger Daltrey) is accompanied on his journey by some of the most memorable visuals and performances in British cinema: Tina Turner as the hypodermic-happy Acid Queen; a towering Elton John in skyscraper boots and Ann-Margret writhing in a deluge of chocolate and baked beans. Russell’s virtuosity and iconoclasm are intoxicating while the film’s targets of consumerism, religion and deluded leaders remain unnervingly prescient. This is rock opera as it should be: played at full volume in every sense.
Doors open for fine wines and all manner of drinks including New Lion Draft Beer at 7pm.
Film at 8pm