The Cinema Museum, London

Musical Sunday: Hairspray (2007)

Sun 7 Nov 2021 @ 14:00 · Events

Musical Sunday continues its 2020 season with a screening of Hairspray (2007), starring John Travolta, Queen Latifah and Nikki Blonsky.

It’s 1962 and teenagers Tracy Turnblad and her friend Penny Pingleton are avid fans of the Corny Collins TV dance show. When the chance to dance on the show is publicized, Tracy jumps on the opportunity. Not only do her dancing skills attract Corny Collins, but also the attention of teen heartthrob Link Larkin. But not everyone is happy with Tracy’s joining the show. The show’s manager, Velma von Tussle, will do anything to oust Tracy, even if it has to include Tracy’s friends Seaweed and Motormouth Maybelle.

This big budget, colourful, hilarious musical version of the stage show is based on the original 1988 John Waters movie of the same name. It’s great fun and if any movie musical could threaten the standing of retro favourite Grease (1978), it’s this one.

Doors open at 13.00, and the film starts at 14.00.

Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.


Tickets £9.

Advance tickets may be purchased from Ticketlab, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 in office hours.