Silver Screen 2017


St. George’s Cinema comes alive for the 2017 Silver Screen Festival with an edge-of-the-seat theme guaranteed to set the blood racing. Taut plots, dark storylines, tense cliff-hangers and gritty performances abound in this festival of classic film that looks through the cinematic lens at the forces of good and evil, and the fight for right over wrong. Some of cinema’s greatest names in acting are immortalised in eleven award-winning movies from the golden age of Hollywood that see ruthless and spine-chilling villains pitted against courageous heroes and feisty heroines.

This fifth biennial festival of classic period film in which Fairfax House pays homage to the days of St George’s Hall, when this Georgian townhouse was better known to the people of York as a cinema and dancehall. Showcasing eleven award-winning films that evoke the golden age of filmmaking at Hollywood and Pinewood, Fairfax House returns to its early-20th century days transforming its ‘saloon’ to a cinema to bring some of the greatest names of silver screen back to the house.