Chance to have a ‘deco’ at Stephen Joseph Theatre

submitted     in Scarborough Features / B29'Actor Charles Laughton
submitted in Scarborough Features / B29'Actor Charles Laughton
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Put on your top hat, tie up your white tie and brush of your tails – the Stephen Joseph Theatre is celebrating its history with a series of Deco Days which includes a screening of the Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers hit Top Hat.

The events are a chance to celebrate the architecture of the building at the top of Northway and Westborough and will be held on Friday November 9 and Saturday 10.

The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, by night. 084591a'in News         07/11/08     pic by Andrew Higgins

The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, by night. 084591a'in News 07/11/08 pic by Andrew Higgins

They include tours of the building on the Fridy at 10.30am, noon and 4pm and on the Friday at 10.30am and 4,45pm.

The muiscalTop Hat will be screened on November 9 at 1.45pm and 7.45pm and on Saturday at 2.45pm.

Theatre designer Jan Bee Brown will be giving an illustrated lecture on fashion on Saturday at noon.

“The building is 76 years old and its architectural importance means that it is a listed building with many carefully maintained features,” said a spokesman.

It was originally opened as an Odeon cinema in 1936. The opening was attended by Scarborough-born actor Charles Laughton.