Rooftop Film Club: Chicago
A show-stopping performance on the screen
Picture this: you are watching a great film. You have some great food and your favourite drink, be that a pint or a cocktail. You are on a rooftop. There are panoramic views of the city and the sun is setting. Everything is good; life is great. Sound like a dream? Well, thanks to Stratford's Roof East, it ain't no more. For this one, get ready for 2002's rousing and energetic adaptation of the musical, Chicago, starring Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere. The film follows a woman who is sent to prison for killing her seducer, and forms a cabaret double act whilst in jail – well, you have to do something to pass the time. Just as the original musical, the film not only succeeds on the level pure spectacle, but also provides a surprising level of depth and humor. Fantastic. "What makes this more than a film of a great stage show is the way that the action spills seamlessly from the stage sets into real life. Magic." – Times "Has so much razzle-dazzle that viewers may end up both raised and dazed. It's remorselessly inventive, trying anything fast and sassy to keep you watching." – Time Runtime: 1 hour 51 minutes. Over 18s only. Doors are at 8pm, film starts at 9pm.
"Good, solid entertainment."