Tommy (1975) at The Kings Theatre

This Saturday 25th September, in association with Portsmouth Film Society, The Kings Theatre are showing Tommy in the venue where it was filmed. The Who’s landmark Rock Opera was shot at a number of locations around Portsmouth and the classic Pinball Wizard scene with Elton John was filmed inside the Kings Theatre itself! The Portsmouth Film Festival brings ‘Tommy’ back to the Kings as part of this years event.

Portsmouth Film Festival are producing a short film which documents people who were involved in the making of Tommy at locations in Portsmouth featured in the Film including The Kings Theatre with their memories, their own films and photo footage of the time. This will be shown as a prelude to the main feature film Tommy. The film will then be followed by a live tribute band, ‘Who’s Next’, making this a fantastic live music and cinematic experience!

You can also view a short article about Tommy, South Parade Pier & other facts over at ITV Meridian Tonight HERE.

Tickets: £10, £5 for students, £2 off for Concessions, Box Office 02392 828282, www.kings-southsea.com

Illustration: Deep South


  1. Tommy

    26 September

    This was actually pretty awesome. I’m an international student in your nice city, and this evening was great for me to get familiar with Portsmouth (otherwise I would’ve never found out about the fire on the pier), the Kings Theatre, etc.

    And of course I was obligated to go because of my name 😉

    Great website! Keep up the good work.

  2. Dean

    27 September

    ‘The News’ looked so much better in 1974 than the horrid rag it has become now.

  3. Tristan Savage

    27 September

    You’re not wrong Dean. Not wrong.

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