West Side Story (1961)PG
In the New York slums, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, the Sharks, to “own” the neighbourhood streets. Tensions are high between the gangs but two kids, one from each rival gang, fall in love leading to further friction. One of the greatest Hollywood musicals of all time featuring unforgettable music and lyrics by legendary composers Leonard Bernstein and the late great Stephen Sondheim.
Before we show Steven Spielberg’s hotly anticipated remake (from Fri 14 Jan – booking now), join us on New Year’s Day for a one-off screening of the original.
‘It’s impossible to begrudge the vertiginous energy and feeling that make this one of the great American musicals, and one radically told through dance.’
Tim Robey, The Telegraph
What else is on?
Tomorrow (Wednesday 27th September)
Thursday 28th September
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!