Show Boat (1951) poster

Show Boat [U]

Wednesday 11 September 2019 – Winding Wheel, Chesterfield

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Featuring Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel and Ava Gardner


In the end of the Nineteenth Century, the show boat “Cotton Blossom” owned by Captain Andy Hawks flies along the rivers in the South of North America with the lead stars Julie LaVerne and her husband Stephen Baker and musical entertainment. When Julie and Stephen are accused of miscegenation, they have to leave the boat, and Captain Hawk’s daughter Magnolia and the gambler Gaylord Ravenal take their places. They fall in love for each other, get married and move to Chicago, living in a fancy and expensive hotel. However, the jinx of Gaylord consumes all their money, and later Gaylord completely broken leaves Magnolia without knowing she is pregnant. She struggles to survive, returns to her father’s boat and business and raises her daughter with her parents. Years later, Julie accidentally meets Gaylord and tells him about his daughter.


– Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Cost £4 incl tea/coffee, 1 carer/family member comes free

Doors 1:00pm

Film Starts 1:30pm

Film ends 4:00pm

Venue information

Winding Wheel
13 Holywell Street
S41 7SA
By Car Chesterfield is just 10 minutes from junction 29 of the M1 motorway via the A617. From all routes follow signs to Chesterfield Town Centre, both venues are located in close proximity to the ‘Crooked Spire Church’. Car parks (see map) are well signposted. Parking There are a number of large car parks close to the theatres. Outside the Pomegranate Theatre there is a small number of spaces for blue badge holders (See on map for location). By Bus The  Winding Wheel is within easy walking distance of all town centre bus stops. By Train Exit Chesterfield Station bearing left. Keeping the Chesterfield Hotel on your right, cross the footbridge to Corporation Street; the Winding Wheel is 100 metres further on your right.

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