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6 May 2017

Classic film with original score played live by the Orchestra of Opera North.

Cult 1927 sci-fi classic Metropolis is a triumph of German Expressionism and remains one of the most influential films ever made. With its depiction of a futuristic cityscape and an alluring female robot, Metropolis is the mother of sci-fi cinema, influencing Blade Runner and Star Wars, among countless others.

Directed by the legendary Fritz Lang, its jaw-dropping production values, iconic imagery and modernist grandeur remain as powerful as ever.

The original chamber orchestra version of its powerful score by German composer Gottfried Huppertz is performed by the Orchestra of Opera North, conducted by Hugh Brunt.

It should be in everyone’s film library

The Guardian

Dir. Fritz Lang (1927); Cert PG (contains mild violence and nudity); 153 mins

Film by courtesy of Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung
Institute Music by courtesy of Ries & Erler

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Important Information

Please note the time listed on your ticket/webpage is the start time for the performance. Leeds Grand Theatre is open from 1 hour beforehand for ticket collection etc. and doors to the Howard Assembly Room itself open approximately 30 minutes beforehand. Where there is a support act, this will also be stated on the website/ticket. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before show time as latecomers will only be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

The Howard Assembly Room is located inside Leeds Grand Theatre

Leeds Grand Theatre is situated on New Briggate in the heart of Leeds City Centre.

The theatre is easily accessible by public transport. It is approximately 10 minutes walk from the main bus station and 15 minutes walk from the train station with many buses stopping in the immediate vicinity. For the most up to date information on local bus and train times, please check WYMetro. There is also a taxi rank outside the theatre although we recommend booking a taxi in advance, particularly on a Friday or Saturday evening.

Parking is available at various nearby car parks, including Edward Street/Templar Street and the St John's and Merrion Centre shopping malls. A limited amount of on street parking is available near the theatre is free after 6pm but this does tend to fill up very quickly.


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