In 1962 Baltimore, teenagers go head-to-head vying for the starring role on a popular dance TV show. Step forward self-proclaimed “pleasantly plump” teenager Tracy who rises to top – making boyfriends and enemies along the way – while pushing for more racial integration on the show. John Waters subversive slice of retro nostalgia dials down his usual grotesquery for this charmingly accessible musical comedy.
Our screening on Friday 22 July will be introduced by comedian Jamie Mykeala as part of the Oxford Comedy Festival.
‘It is absurd and jolly, parodying not only the worst conventions of the teen film but also the Sixties social-conscience movie, with an anti-racist sub-plot.’
David Robinson, The Times
What else is on?
Today (Thursday 22nd February)
Tomorrow (Friday 23rd February)
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!