Films and streamings at the Stephen Joseph Theatre revealed - including St Maud, filmed partly in the town

A highly-praised horror movie filmed partly in Scarborough and a period charmer featuring scenes filmed in Helmsley join an autumn blockbuster and a wide variety of event cinema recordings in November’s cinema programme at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

By Sue Wilkinson
Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 8:04 am
Updated Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 8:08 am
Horror film St Maud
Horror film St Maud

Films/streamings in November are:

The Secret Garden: Partly filmed at Helmsley Walled Garden, and starring Colin Firth, Julie Walters and Dixie Egerickx, The Secret Garden is a new take on the beloved classic novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The film follows a young orphan girl who, after being sent to live with her uncle, discovers a magical garden on the grounds of his estate.

Tuesday November 3 and Wednesday November 4 at 7pm; Thursday November 5 and Friday November 6 at 2pm; Saturday November 7 at 7pm

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Uncle Vanya (event cinema): When the UK went into lockdown, Uncle Vanya was in the final weeks of a sold-out run and had numerous Olivier nominations under its belt. This filmed version reunites most of the original West End cast, including Toby Jones, Richard Armitage, Rosalind Eleazar and Roger Allam.

Thursday November 5 and Friday November 6 at 7pm; Saturday November 7 at 2pm

NT Live – War Horse (event cinema): Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted by Nick Stafford, War Horse has delighted millions of people around the world on stage since it was first performed at the National Theatre in 2007. This will be the first time since its original broadcast in 2014 that War Horse will be available on cinema screens. This screening marks Remembrance Day.

Wednesday November 11 at 7pm; Thursday November 12 at 2pm and 7pm

ROH Live – Manon Lescaut (event cinema): Manon Lescaut premiered in 1893 and was Puccini's first major triumph. This 2014 production by Jonathan Kent is conducted by Antonio Pappano, and stars Jonas Kaufmann, Christopher Maltman and Kristine Opolais.

Friday November 13 at 2pm; Saturday November 14 at 7pm

Saint Maud: With many scenes filmed in Scarborough and a slew of five-star reviews, Saint Maud is fast becoming 2020’s must-see movie. Maud (Morfydd Clark) is a reclusive young nurse whose impressionable demeanour causes her to pursue a path of Christian devotion after an obscure trauma. Charged with the care of Amanda (Jennifer Ehle), a retired dancer ravaged by cancer, Maud's faith inspires an obsessive conviction that she must save her ward's soul from eternal damnation, whatever the cost.

Friday November 13 at 7pm; Saturday November 14 at 2pm; Tuesday November 17 at 7pm; Thursday November 19 at 7pm

Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold – The Concert (event cinema): A concert performance by one of the most recognisable voices in music, both as a solo artist and as part of Fleetwood Mac. Filmed over the last two shows of her solo tour including hits Edge of Seventeen, Rhiannon and Landslide, it includes cinema exclusive content of Stevie discussing personal moments with Tom Petty, Prince and Lindsey Buckingham.

Wednesday November 18 at 7pm; Thursday November 19 at 2pm

Bohemian Rhapsody (film): This biopic of Freddie Mercury sold out every screening when it played in the Stephen Joseph cinema last year – here’s two chances to see it again on the big screen.

Friday November 20 at 2pm; Saturday November 21 at 7pm

On The Rocks: Bill Murray stars alongside Parks and Recreation’s Rashida Jones in this movie about a father and daughter teaming up to disover whether her husband is being unfaithful.

Friday 20 November at 7pm (OC); Saturday 21 November at 2pm; Tuesday 24 and Thursday 26 November at 7pm

Macbeth (event cinema): Verdi’s opera, inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy, is conducted by Antonio Pappano, with a magnificent cast including Anna Netrebko, Željko Lučić and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.

Wednesday November 25 at 7pm; Thursday November 26 at 2pm

Tenet: Armed with only one word – ‘tenet’ – and fighting for the survival of the world, a protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time. BlacKkKlansman’s John David Washington stars alongside Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki in Christopher Nolan’s long-awaited latest.

Friday November 27 at 2pm and 7pm; Saturday November 28 at 2pm and 7pm

Cinema tickets for films are £7 (concessions £6; Circle members/NHS/under-30s £5); for event cinema including ‘captured live’, £12; for live streamings, £17.

To book, please visit the website: or call the box office on 01723 370541 - open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am to 4pm, for both phone calls and in-person bookings.