cancelled

Top Hat

Friday 24 April 2020 – Darley Dale Methodist Hall, Darley Dale

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Featuring Ginger Rogers; Fred Astaire

Sadly we have cancelled all our scheduled Matinée films with immediate effect.

This is due to the ongoing COVID19 situation.

We hope to reschedule at a later date when things have calmed down. We’ll need to get out and enjoy ourselves by then.

In the meantime, we hope you and yours stay safe.

Top Hat (1935) is one of the great 1930s dance musicals, and possibly the best, most characteristic and most profitable Astaire and Rogers musical ever, with wonderful, magical dance and song numbers.

Top Hat centres on a typical mistaken-identity plot, with wealthy Dale Tremont (Rogers), on holiday in London and Venice, assuming that American entertainer Jerry Travers (Astaire) is the husband of her friend Madge (Helen Broderick) – who’s actually the wife of Jerry’s business manager Horace Hardwick (Edward Everett Horton).

Complicating matters is Dale’s jealous suitor Beddini (Erik Rhodes), whose motto is “For the woman the kiss – for the man the sword.” Beddini is disposed of by some last-minute chicanery on the part of Jerry’s faithful valet Bates (Eric Blore), paving the way for the happy ending everyone knew was coming from the opening scene.

The Irving Berlin score includes “Cheek to Cheek,” “Isn’t it a Lovely Day?,” and the jaunty title song.

Synopsis by Hal Erickson, Rovi

Timing for the film:

Start: 1.30pm

Interval: 2.30pm

2nd half: 3pm

Finish: 3.45pm

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

Doors 1:30pm

Film Starts 2:00pm

Film ends 4:30pm

Venue information

Darley Dale Methodist Hall
Dale Road North
Darley Dale
Derbyshire
DE4 2FT

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