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Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. It’s been 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. 

As she prepares for the show, battles with management and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of romance seem undimmed as she embarks on a courtship with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.

And yet, after working for 45 of her 47 years, Judy is exhausted - haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood and gripped by a desire to be back home with her kids. Will she have the strength to go on?

Featuring some of her best-known songs, including the timeless classic Over the Rainbow, Judy celebrates the voice, the capacity for love and the sheer pizzazz of the world’s greatest entertainer, featuring a superb, Oscar worthy performance from Zellweger in the title role.

Cinema Bambino

Enabling parents to enjoy screenings of popular films in our cinema with their babies (under 12 months). We offer a relaxed atmosphere and an opportunity to get out of the house and meet other parents. Our cinema facilities are adapted appropriately, with the noise turned down, lights turned up and ample buggy parking space.

Midlands Arts Centre is serious about film. We listen to our audiences to ensure you get the cinema experience you want. Duration stated includes trailers and adverts (check individual listings for Q&A details). Please note that we do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food and drink policy. You can find more information about our cinema refreshments policy here. You can also see more information about Relaxed Screenings here.