Bugsy Malone (U)

Sunday 2 June, 2pm at The Assembly House

In partnership with The Assembly House Trust, we will be reviving one of Norwich’s most beloved and long-lost cinemas for three special screenings, held in the ballroom of The Assembly House.

Bugsy Malone (U)
Director: Alan Parker / Starring: Jodie Foster, Scott Baio / 1976 / 93mins

New York, 1929, a war rages between two rival gangsters, Fat Sam and Dandy Dan. Dan is in possession of a new and deadly weapon, the dreaded ‘splurge gun’. As the custard pies fly, Bugsy Malone, an all-round nice guy, falls for Blousey Brown, a singer at Fat Sam’s speakeasy. His designs on her are disrupted by the seductive songstress Tallulah who wants Bugsy for herself. How is Bugsy to get the girl and help Fat Sam defend his business against the deadly Dan and his dastardly tricks?

Doors and refreshments from 1.30pm
Film starts at 2pm
Bugsy Malone themed dressing up encouraged!

Join us after the film for a free Noverre kids’ club activity from 3.30-4.30pm.

Seating will be unreserved. All children (under 18) to be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets £2 Kids (under 18) and £5 Adults

About The Noverre Cinema

For more than 40 years, the Noverre served as a popular city cinema which screened a diverse range of films including non-commercial and arthouse releases. Located in a former ballroom at The Assembly House in Norwich, the cinema took its name from the Noverre family who taught classical dance there during the 18th Century.

Prior to the Noverre’s opening, The Assembly House underwent extensive restoration work between 1948 and 1950 for a cost of £70,000. When it re-opened in November 1950 the building was complete with music rooms, a banquet room and exhibition room, in addition to the arts cinema. A raked floor was installed which accommodated 272 seats. The cinema was well equipped with two 35mm projectors, two 16mm projectors and modern sound installation.

The Noverre is fondly remembered for its Saturday morning kids’ club, seating with plenty of leg room, showing no adverts before films and for not selling ice creams or popcorn. The most popular film it screened was Cabaret, which was shown on 11 different occasions. The Noverre closed its doors on 23 December 1992.

The Assembly House Trust is a registered charity established in 1945. The Trust owns The Assembly House, facilitates an arts programme, supports community events and manages the upkeep of the building. Find out more at assemblyhousetrust.org.uk