by Jem Croucher


Spent an afternoon with James Stewart
Up on the silver screen
Eldest daughter’s Christmas present
For Sal, Lee, the girls and me

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ again
In cinematic glory
Tissues at the ready
For this heart a-warming story

The Duke of Yorks in Brighton
Perfect setting for it too
A Picture House original
For wonderment anew

The Duke of York’s Picture House in Brighton, opened in September 1910, is the oldest cinema in continuous use in the UK. Over the Christmas period this year, it’s showing Frank Capra’s 1949 classic “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Arguably James Stewart’s greatest on-screen performance.



One Comment to “Wonderful”

  1. Close to my heart close to my home!! thanks

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