West Side Story (1961)PG

Directed by Jerome Robbins | USA | 1961 | 2h 32m | Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, George Chakiris, Rita Moreno

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.

Reviews

‘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

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We showed West Side Story (1961) between January 1, 2022 and January 2, 2022.

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