Marx Brothers Season: Duck Soup (U)

The McCarthy69 minsFilm

Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania.


Director: Leo McCarey
Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx |

Price: £7, £6 concessions, £5 SJT+ cardholders

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30 March - 31 March 2018


When the tiny nation of Freedonia goes bankrupt, its wealthy benefactor, Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont), insists that the wacky Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) become the country's president. Sensing a weakness in leadership, the bordering nation of Sylvania sends in the spies Pinky (Harpo Marx) and Chicolini (Chico Marx) to set the stage for a revolution.

As Firefly clashes with the Sylvanian ambassador (Louis Calhern), plenty of mayhem ensues, and the countries verge on all-out war.

Dementia Friendly screening: Friday 30 March, 2pm

Part of our Marx Brothers Season, alongside Animal Crackers and Monkey Business

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Great news for film fans! Our cinema sound system has been upgraded to Dolby Surround 7.1, which enhances audio definition and provides better sound for all seats.

Known for their comedic stage and film performances from the early 1920s to the late 1960s, the Marx Brothers are considered among the greatest stars of the Classic Hollywood era.  

The Marx Brothers – Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo – are the reigning kings of comedy and remain one of the most iconic comic teams of all time. From their early days on Vaudeville and Broadway through their wildly popular motion pictures, the Marx Brothers kept audiences of all ages laughing out loud with some of the most hilarious routines ever imagined. 

These classic films starring the legendary comedy troupe have been newly and lovingly restored. Most impressively of all, their second film, Animal Crackers, has been restored to include censored footage not seen since 1936!  

Besides this being their first time in HD, they have been digitally remastered from their original film elements for improved picture quality. Each film has undergone an extensive restoration process by Universal Pictures that included dirt clean-up, scratch removal and colour correction. The restoration of Animal Crackers was done in collaboration with the British Film Institute.


30 March 2018, 2.00pm

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