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Classic British Comedy Films: The Smallest Show on Earth

Mar 21 2019

Seattle Art Museum

Plestcheeff Auditorium

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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Charmingly intimate stories, irreverence, whimsy, and wit are on rollicking display in this series of British comedy gems. Quirky people, skeptical of authority, try to get what they want in life, and they illuminate the foibles and glories of us all. With, among others, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Joan Greenwood, Alastair Sim, Margaret Rutherford, Audrey Hepburn, and Michael Caine.

about the film

In this charming, rarely seen gem, a young couple (Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna) inherits a run-down movie house and, with the help of their drunken projectionist (Peter Sellers) and belligerent ticket-seller (Margaret Rutherford), tries to evade being taken over by the super-streamlined cinema next door. Imported British Film Institute 35mm print.

Other Films in this Series

Thu Mar 21

The Smallest Show on Earth

Thu Mar 28

Green for Danger

Thu Apr 4

Passport to Pimlico

Thu Apr 11

The Lavender Hill Mob

Thu Apr 18

The Man in the White Suit

Thu Apr 25

Kind Hearts and Coronets

Thu May 2

The Ladykillers

Thu May 9

I’m All Right Jack

Thu May 16

The Wrong Box

Series tickets may be purchased online, at the Ticketing Desk at the Seattle Art Museum or over the phone with a credit card by calling the SAM Customer Service Center at 206.654.3210.

A limited number of single-film tickets may be available on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the show, at 7:25 pm, at the auditorium entrance for $9 (cash/check only).

Image: Universal Pictures/Photofest.