One for the Diary: Film season, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, May

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The latest blockbusters from Stephen Spielberg and Wes Anderson, a Polish language thriller, a documentary about the swinging sixties, and classic Yorkshire silent are just part of a rich and varied menu of films at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre.

The Yorkshire Silent Film Festival returns for the third year running, this year bringing four movies. Professor Vanessa’s Performing Wonders marks the 250th birthday of circus with some weird and wonderful circus and variety performers of the past; Danish screen legend Asta Neilsen stars as a unique female Hamlet (1921); Louise Brooks is a hobo who disguises herself as a boy and goes on the run in Beggars of Life (1928); and Speedy (1928) is a classic Harold Lloyd comedy.

Film/streaming dates and times are

Pitbull 3 (Polish with English subtitles): Saturday May 5 at 2pm, 5pm and 8pm.

My Generation: Wednesday May 9 at 7.45pm, Thursday May 10 at 1.45pm.

Macbeth (NT Live): Thursday May 10 at 7pm.

Isle of Dogs: Friday May 11 at 2.45pm and 7.45pm; Saturday May 12 at 2pm, 5pm and 8pm; Tuesday 15 May at 7.45pm.

An American in Paris (Recorded Live): Wednesday May 16 at 7pm; Thursday 24 May at 7pm.

Yorkshire Silent Film Festival:

Professor Vanessa’s Performing Wonders – Thursday May 17 at 1.45pm; Hamlet – Thursday May 17 at 7.15pm; Beggars of Life – Friday May 18 at 7.45pm; Speedy – Saturday May 19 at 7.45pm.

Ready Player One: Monday May 21, Tuesday May 22, Wednesday May 23 at 7.45pm.

Singin’ in the Rain: Friday 25 May at 2pm (DF) and 7.45pm.

Funny Cow: Saturday May 26 at 2pm, 5pm and 8pm; Monday 28 and Tuesday May 29 at 7.45pm; Thursday May 31 at 1.45pm and 7.15pm.

Tickets: 01723 370541