Film line up for January revealed at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre

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Classic movies, the new big-screen version of Cats and a North Yorkshire-set adventure are among the movies at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre in January.

Much of The Runaways was filmed on the North York Moors, and director Richard Heap will be on hand to answer questions from the audience after one of the screenings.

Films/streamings at the SJT for January are:

Le Mans ‘66: Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in the story of one of motor racing’s greatest showdowns.

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Friday January 3 at 2.45pm and 6.45pm; Saturday January 4 at 2pm

Andre Rieu – 70 Years Young: André Rieu is celebrating a landmark birthday and is inviting cinema audiences all over the world to his party.

Saturday January 4 at 7pm; Sunday January 5 at 3pm

Jak zostałem gangsterem: Polish with English subtitles.

Friday January 10 at 7.45pm

The Runaways: After their home life is turned upside down three children and the family's donkeys escape, confronting both the harsh landscapes and what it means to be siblings. This throwback to classic children's adventure films but with a modern aesthetic was filmed largely across the North York Moors and stars Tara Fitzgerald and Mark Addy.

Saturday January 11 at 2pm, 5pm and 8pm.

Ordinary Love: Film critic Mark Kermode gave this drama starring Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville a rare five stars, saying: “There’s nothing ordinary about this deeply moving, frequently funny and piercingly insightful drama… a story of everyday love between two people living in the shadow of grief, facing an uncertain future, both together and apart.”

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Monday January 13, Tuesday January 14, Wednesday January 15 at 7.45pm; Thursday January 16 at 1.45pm.

ROH Live – The Sleeping Beauty: Journey into an enchanted world in this landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet to Tchaikovsky's glorious music.

Thursday January 16 at 7.15pm.

Cats: Based on the stage musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber (in turn based on TS Eliot’s poems), this new film is directed by Tom Hooper (Les Misérables, The King’s Speech) and stars James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and Francesca Hayward.

Friday January 17 at 2.45pm; Saturday January 18 at 2pm, 5pm and 8pm; Monday January 20, Tuesday January 21, Wednesday January 22 at 7.45pm; Thursday January 23 at 1.45pm.

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Brazil: Terry Gilliam’s masterpiece, starring Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro and Michael Palin, introduced by WEA Film Studies (10 Great Directors) lecturer George Cromack.

Friday January 17 at 7.45pm.

Guys and Dolls: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons and Frank Sinatra in the classic musical. The Friday afternoon screening is dementia-friendly, with a short introductory talk, refreshments and interval.

Thursday January 23 at 7pm; Friday January 24 at 1.30pm.

Little Women: The March sisters – Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth – are played by Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh and Eliza Scanlen, with Laura Dern as Marmee, in this latest adaptation of the classic novel.

Friday January 24 at 7.45pm; Saturday January 25 at 2pm, 5pm and 8pm; Monday January 27, Tuesday January 28 at 7.45pm; Thursday January 30 at 1.45pm.

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ROH Live – La bohème: Richard Jones perfectly captures the opera’s blend of tragedy and comedy and provides an acute analysis of Puccini’s young would-be artists and their lovers, the soulful Mimì and spirited Musetta.

Wednesday January 29 at 7.45pm.

Cinema tickets for films are £7 (concessions £5); for event cinema, £12; for streamings, £17.

To book, please call the Box Office on 01723 370541 or visit the website: www.sjt.uk.com