The Who’s rock musical Tommy has very strong links with Southsea, much of the outside scenes were filmed here and Ken Russell was also on hand to document the Pier burning down (nothing to do with the production!). As well as the location shots Southsea’s own Kings Theatre played host to Elton John’s iconic Pinball Wizard too! To celebrate Tommy’s anniversary The Kings Theatre will be showing the film on the 24th July and after will be holding some background talks about the film too. Only £4, tht’s cheaper than seeing a film at the Odeon plus you’ll be sat in a seat right where someone in the film watched Elton and his boots. Unmissable.