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Encore Screening: Monty Python Live (Mostly)
24 July
For the first time in more than three decades, comedy legends Monty Python will perform on stage together this year. Broadcast from London's O2 Arena, Monty Python Live (Mostly) will be screened at The Plaza on Thursday 24th and Sunday 27th July.
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Film: All Quiet On The Western Front - Cert U
25 July
This 1930 release is adapted from a novel by German author Erich Maria Remarque. The film follows a group of German schoolboys talked into enlisting at the beginning of World War I and is not about heroism but the drudgery and fultility of war.
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Encore Screening: Monty Python Live (Mostly)
27 July
For the first time in more than three decades, comedy legends Monty Python will perform live on stage together this year. Broadcast from London's O2 Arena, Monty Python Live (Mostly) will be broadcast on the Plaza Giant silver screen.
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Jason Manford - Over 16s only
30 July
Jason is back with a wealth of comedy anecdotes, comic misunderstandings and audience banter with his trademark likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit.
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Open Tour at 11am
31 July

Join us on our Open tours for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockports magnificent 1932 art deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.

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Film: The Railway Man - Cert 15
31 July to 01 August
Adapted from the bestselling autobiography by Eric Lomax. 'Railway Man' tell the story of a British soldier haunted by his experience as a prisoner of war during WWII.
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Bars and Melody
3 August
They are the country's most talked about new act and you can see them Live in this One Night Only Family Entertainment Show. Leondre and Charlie aka Bars and Melody will be appearing at The Plaza in one of their only UK dates.
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Let's Hang On
9 August
The award winning production Let's Hang On takes you on a musical journey through the prolific career of one of the most succesful bands of all time - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.
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Film: The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert - Cert 15
22 August
As the Plaza celebrate the opening day of Manchester Pride 2014 we are delighted to welcome to our screen this wonderfully inventive, visually stunning and incomparably funny Australian import featuring three Drag Queens...They came, The Conquered, They Looked Fabulous!
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Film: Forrest Gump - Cert 12
23 August
Forrest Gump is a simple man with a low IQ but with good intentions who wants to prove that anyone can love anyone. Forrest Gump is screened as part of our 20th Birthday film season, a series of films from 1994
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Open Tour at 11am
28 August

Join us on our Open tours for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockports magnificent 1932 art deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.

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Film: The Crow - Cert 18
28 August
A poetic guitarist Eric Draven is brought back to life by a corw a year after he and his fiancee are murdered. The crow guides him through the land of the living and leads him to his killers.
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The Sooty Show 2014
29 August
Izzy Wizzy Lets get busy - Its the Sooty Show! Direct from Citv, Sooty heads into town in a fabulous new show to delight the whole family.
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NT Encore Screening: Skylight
30 August
Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan feature in the highly anticipated production of David Hare's Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry and broadcast onto the Big Screen from the West End by National Theatre Live.
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Cafe Lounge: Everything Stops for Autumnal Tea
31 August
Join us for an Autumnal twist on our popular sell out tea parties when The Plazarettes, our famous waitress team, will host an afternoon of entertainment in our sumptuos Art Deco Cafe Lounge followed by a delightful afternoon tea. Early booking is recommended...
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Rhythm of the Dance
2 September
This incredible live show celebrates both the rich history of Ireland as well as the art of Irish dance. Featuring thirty dancers, a traditional fill Irish band and the dashing and handsome Young Irish Tenors this show is a 'Must See' event.
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RSC Live on Screen: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
3 September
Simon Godwin males his RSC debut to direct Shalespeare's exuberant romantic comedy. This is a live screening of The Two Gentlemen of Verona playing at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon.
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NT Live: Medea
4 September
Helen McCrory returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripdes' powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell and screened on the Plaza giant silver screen.
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Film: Alien - The Directors Cut - Cert 18
5 September
Alien - The Directors Cut, is the first film of one of the most popular sagas in science fiction history and introduces Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, the iron willed woman destined to battle the galazys ultimate creature.
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Ray Quinn
6 September
See Ray sing with his live band performing songs from the past along with some brand new tracks!. You'll also have an exclusive preview of one of his new songs from his up and coming album.
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Milkshake! Live
7 September
Starring some of your Milkshake favourites this brand new musical spectacular is sure to have children up on their feet and singing at the top of their voices!....The show features brand new songs, funky dance routines and bucket loads of fun for all the family too!
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The Bohemians
10 September
Internationally renowned Queen Tribute band The Bohemians return with a new tour, new costumes, new production and a new set to take you back to the early 70's thorugh to the Magic of '86
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Film: Pulp Fiction - Cert 18
11 September
John Travolta, Samuel L Jackson and Uma Thurman star in the modern classic Pulp Fiction. The lives of seemingly unrelated people are woven together comprising a series of funny, bizarre and uncalled for incidents.
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Film: Withnail and I - Cert 15
12 September
Two resting actors Withnail (Richard E.Grant) and Marwood (Paul McGann), fed up with their living conditions in Camden head to the countryside for an idlyllic holiday but when they arrive it is far from that...
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Film: The Shawshank Redemption - Cert 15
13 September
Andy Dufresne is a young and successful banker whose life changes dramatically when is convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife and her lover.
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Heritage Open Day - Free Admission
14 September
Stockport's 1932 Super Cinema and Variety Theatre throws open its doors at 10am as part of the National Heritage Open Days for a full day of events and guided tours hosted at 11am, 2pm and 4pm ... no need to book simply turn up on the day.
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Danny Oliver's Michael Jackson Eternity
19 September
Danny Oliver, Top International Michael Jackson Tribute Artiste acclaimed by the late great star himself joins forces with Celena Cherry, lead vocalist of chart topping group The Honeyz for a concert that will be one of our seasons MUST see events.
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The Big Band with Five Star Swing
21 September
The unique 'feel good' Big Band show - Swing along with songs from Glenn Miller, Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra and Chris Smith (Jnr)
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Open Tour at 11am
25 September

Join us on our Open tours for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport’s magnificent 1932 art deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.

 

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Cafe Lounge: Sing-Along-A-Golden Garter
25 September
The Golden Garter Night Club in Wythenshawe is fondly remembered in this reunion of past patrons and performers in a sing-along evening, presented by former Shep's Banjo Boys' pianist John Orchard.
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Film: Christies Charity Screening - The Wicked Lady - Cert PG
28 September
With a special Tea and Screen ticket available plus standard admission this charity fundraiser screening of The Wicked Lady starring Margaret Lockwood and James Mason is the perfect way to support the work undertaken by The Complementary Therapy Team at The Christie.
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Adonis presents Hollywood Strip hosted by Ollie Lock - Adults Only
1 October
Get ready for Adonis!....Saucy, Sexy and seductive - The original and longest running Male Glamour Show in the UK now taking to the road with their brand new show for a major national theatre tour....Hollywood Strip!
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Film: North West Film Archive Present: WWII - Life on the Home Front in NW England
2 October
To mark the centenary of the First World War, the North West Archive opens its vaults to share compelling footage of life on the home front in North West England.
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The Simon & Garfunkel Story
5 October
Direct from London's West End, award winning actor Dean Elliott and a full cast of performers tell the compelling story of the greatest music duo of all time in this 50th Anniversary celebration with a full live band performing all their hits.
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Stones in His Pockets
9 October
Universally loved by all who see it, Stones in His Pockets is brought to life by two highly talented actors who play 15 characters between them - from the two cheeky lads intent on stardom to a Hollywood Goddess!
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Jongleurs Comedy on the Road
10 October
Jongleurs comedy on the road, the best in Live Stand Up comedy in the UK today, live on The Plaza stage.
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David Gest's Soul Legends Live in Concert!
11 October
DAVID GEST'S SOUL LEGENDS LIVE IN CONCERT! Starring Russell Thompkins Jr. & The New Stylistics, The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards, Sheila Ferguson, Deniece Williams, Billy Paul, Kim Weston, Brenda Holloway. Hosted by David Gest.
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Film: Billy Liar (Cert PG) plus After Post Film Q&A with Helen Fraser
17 October
Join us for a screening of the 1963 release Billy Liar followed by an After Film audience Q&A with HELEN FRASER star of the film who will talk about her fascinating television, theatre and film career.
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Only Fools and Boycie
18 October
Enjoy and intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nations greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1s 'Only Fools and Horses' in this one off show where John will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.
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Dean Friedman
23 October
Dean Friedman first delighted UK audiences with his chart topping hit, Lucky Stars. Invite family and friends and join us for an evening of powerful, poignant and hilarious songs about the extraordinary lives we share.
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Open Tour at 11am
23 October
Join us for our popular Open Tours for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport's 1932 Art Deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.
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Halloween Double Bill: 13 Ghosts & The Curse of Frankenstein (Cert 12)
24 October
As an early homage to the greatest horror films of all time we present 13 Ghosts and The Curse of Frankenstein on Friday 24th October as we count down to the scariest night of the year!....
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Musicality
25 October
Kennedys School & College of Performing Arts presents Musicality, an all singing, all dancing musical showcase spectacular.
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Stockport Operatic Society - 42nd Street
28 October to 01 November
Set in 1933 New York, 42nd Street is a show within a show featuring all the famous songs including 'Lullaby of Broadway' and '42nd Street' which will have the audience enjoying thhe sheer energy and exuberance of this spectacular show.
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Northwest Festival of Remembrance
2 November
The Ashton on Mersey Showband present The North West Festival of Remembrance featuring songs and big band numbers from the War periods including the standards and representatives from many of the services that saw conflict.
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5.4.3.2.1 it's....The Manfreds
6 November
5.4.3.2.1.it's...The Manfreds sees original Manfred Mann members Paul Jones, Mike Hugg and Tom McGuinness together with Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe and Simon Currie reunite with very special guest and former member Mike d'Abo
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The Bay City Rollers Story with Les McKeown
7 November
Les McKeown makes a welcome return to The Plaza with the music of the Bay City Rollers which became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers growing up in the mid 70s.
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Paul Carroll's Music Hall Tavern Show
12 November
Entertaining audiences all year round across the Canary Islands this hilarious evening full of dazzling costumes, side splitting comedy and a cast of unique characters in this fabulous comedy drag show is an evening not to be missed!
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That'll Be The Day Brand New 2014 Christmas Show
16 November
Get ready for a party as the UK's most successful Rock'n'Roll vareity show, the legendary That'll Be The Day, returns with its Brand New 2014 Christmas Show!
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The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents: Swan Lake
18 November
With instantly recognisable music and a timeless story of good against evil, Swan Lake is the greatest of Romantic ballets in this family orientated ballet featuring an impressive cast and live orchestra.
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The Good Old Days of Music Hall & Variety - A Christmas Celebration
19 November
Join us for a wonderful new show for all ages taking you back to the great days of Variety entertainment starring legendary entertainer, singer, stage and film star Anita Harris.
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Open Tour at 11am
20 November
Join us for our popular Open Tour, a chance for you, your friends or your group to enjoy a guided tour of Stockport's Art Deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.
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Dancing Queen
20 November
Dancing Queen The Christmas Party is the perfect show to get you all in the spirit of Christmas as we approach the festive period featuring songs such asa Dancing Queen, Waterloo and Mamma Mia
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The Mayors Charity Show
21 November
Councillor Kevin Hogg, Mayor of Stockport and Councillor Linda Holt, Deputy Mayor of Stockport invite you to support local charities at this years Mayors Charity Show featuring the very best in local talent.
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The Fairey Band featuring the Houghton Weavers
23 November
The Fairey Band, founded in 1937, brings the band into the heart of its local community whilst enabling music fans from across the world to see these masters of their art in the finest concert surroundings. This concert features as special guests The Houghton Weavers.
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Plaza Christmas Special Film: White Christmas - Cert U
28 November
Starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen, our annual homage to Yule Tide is celebrated with a screening of one of the most romantice festive films of all time, the perfect Christmas indulgence for you, your friends of a loved one
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Film: ELF - Cert PG
28 November
Join us for our Christmas Morning Matinee of ELF starring Will Ferrell. Buddy was a human baby raised by Santa and his Elfs, when Buddy meets his real father in New York, Buddys father is forced to re-evaluate his priorities....Great laugh out loud fun on the Giant Silver Screen
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Wellspring - The Spirit of Christmas
29 November
Join us for the annual Wellspring 'The Spirit of Christmas' Show, hosted by Gordon Burns, supporting one of Stockport's most important charities as they continue to work supporting our community.
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Cafe Lounge: Everything Stops for Festive Tea
30 November
Tis the season to be jolly so let us start your festive season off with some Yule Tide cheer in our popular Everything Stops for Tea event when our famous waitress team, The Pazarettes welcome you for an afternoon of festive entertainment and a delightful afternoon tea
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Cinderella
5 December to 04 January
join us for the most magical rags to riches fairytale of them all Cinderella starring TED ROBBINS, CRISSY ROCK asnd GARY DAMER....will Cinderella meet her prince? Will the Ugly Sisters EVER be beautiful? ... Jump into your pumpkin coach and head to The Plaza to find out!
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Magical Mozart by Candlelight
21 January
From the Producers of A Vienesse Strauss Gala, this sumptuous fully costumed show immerses us in the wonderful music and classic baroque world of one of the world's greatest romantic composers.
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Gin & Chronic Arthritis - Contains Adult Content
22 January
Marilyn is not your typical Nan. She drinks Gin for breakfast, ice skates and numerous internet lovers. From the producers of 'They've Just Nipped Out For Fags' this is one of MaD Theatre Company's best loved comedies. Please note this production contains Adult Content.
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Jimmy Cricket Great Value for a Tenner Comedy Show
25 January
The nation's favourite Irish Comedian, Jimmy Cricket, is set for a triumphant return to The Plaza after a successful visit during January 2014. Come and see Jimmy after your Sunday lunch and laugh away those calories!
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Barry Norman's Favourite Films
5 February
A chance to enjoy an evening of clips and chat in the company of Britain's favourite film reviewer. As an icon of the small screen, Barry was rightly regarded as the nation's foremost authority on  20th century cinema.
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The Elvis Years
7 February
An outstanding concert production of the West End Musical 'Jailhouse Rock' featuring original star Mario Kombou and his incredible band showing why this is the UK's number one Elvis show.
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2015 Chinese New Year Extravaganza
28 February
Following the great success of their 2014 show, Jin Long Centre is proud to present the 2015 Chinese New Year Extravaganza, a unique and exciting show of cultural dispplay featuring a team of performers from China and Stockport.
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The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents Rigoletto
4 March
After last years season of successful performances of Carmen and La Traviata, The Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back  with another world class Opera live on stage Rigoletto - a tragic tale of misunderstanding, revenge and sacrafice.
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A Night of Dirty Dancing
25 March
Come and experience the brand-new spectacular featuring all the hits from everyones favourite dance movie Dirty Dancing in the ultimate tribute show.
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Sex and the Suburbs starring Claire Sweeney - Adults Only
9 April
Claire Sweeney stars in a hilarious new comedy for adults about dating, men and finding Mr Right. Based on real stories form real women, this is the story of all of our lives!
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Dave Spikey - Punchlines - Suitable for 16+
11 April
The major school of thought suggests that very few Punchlines are inherently funny out of context. There is another school of thought (Actually Dave's school of thought) that the opposite can be true!
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The Life and Times of Jim Reeves
15 April
This is an insight into the Life and Music or the late legendary country singer Jim Reeves which will be performed by Al Grant and his band. The concert also features narration and video footage of Jim Reeves by Country Singer, Isla Grant.
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The Magic of Motown
16 April
The Tamla Motown Revue famously toured the UK in 1965. The legend of the label lives on as five star performances revive over 36 classics from the Temptations, Supremes, Four Tops and more.
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69 Shades of Black starring Gail Porter - Adults Only
17 April
This hilarious new comedy starring Gail Porter has a whip cracking script that promises to leave you wincing and laughting in all the right places!.....
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Basil Brush
10 May
Basil has celebrated over 50 years in entertainment with 14 incredible television series. a BAFTA nomination and he was voted best comedy on the BBC. Join Basil when he appears on Stage at The Plaza for his hilarious family show.
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Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft
20 May
Yes....it's him with the loud shirts and messed up hair from Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre's Roadshow and multiple series on Radio 4.
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Back to Broadway
31 May
Back to Broadway is the all singing, all dancing, theatrical sensation that invites you to take a breathtaking journey through the magical world of musicals!

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