Night and Day (dir. Michael Curtiz, 1946)
St Mary Redcliffe Church, Redcliffe, Bristol, BS1 6RA
Saturday 21 October 2023, doors 6pm, film 7pm

Rating: U
Running time:

With DS*

Tickets: Pay What You Can Afford Sliding Scale


We are getting a kick out of announcing our festival autumn program and are pleased to confirm that we will be screening the technicolor Cole Porter biopic, Night and Day at the historic St Mary Redcliffe Church – the first picture in which Cary Grant appeared in colour. 

Grant takes centre stage in the fictionalised account of the iconic American composer and songwriter Cole Porter who shaped the classic American sound. Directed by Michael Curtiz (Casablanca) and featuring the Oscar nominated score by Ray Heindorf and Max Steiner, this is a rare opportunity to see Cary in a musical role – and we can say he is C’est Magnifique

It isn’t a Cary Comes Home screening without a bit extra, with themed cocktails available and Keep it Vocal choirs, directed by Anya Szreter, serenading you on entry, then prepare your singing voices for a super fun sing along before the feature! You see the more information about the songs performed on these programme notes.

Choristers dressed in green, blue and red singing in front of pews with wonderful stained glass arched windows behind in a gothic-style church with a pulpit and vaulted ceilings
Keep It Vocal choirs singing at St Mary Redcliffe Church
A woman in a red coat with checked scarf animatedly conducts a choir with a sparkle in her eye.
Choral directer Anya Szreter

We also encourage you to get into the spirit and add some vintage glamour to your outfit, but remember, Anything Goes! So put on your glad rags and join us for the film event of the autumn, follow the link below to book your ticket! 

A powder blue tiered dress with caped sleeves and embellished with sequences over the bodice.
One of Gracie’s (Jane Wyman) costumes in Night and Day


If you want to learn more about the production history of the film, then tune in to the recording of our recent online event, “You’re The Tops: The Making of Night and Day” with Cary Grant experts Mark Glancy and Kathrina Giltre here – warning there are plot spoilers so you might want to watch this after the screening! You can also watch a piano concert of Cole Porter music with Cate Bryan here.

*Descriptive Subtitling (DS) A service for our Deaf/deaf and hard of hearing customers that displays additional auditory information on the screen. As well as showing the dialogue, Descriptive Subtitles provide information on other significant sounds. DS courtesy of Matchbox Cine.


Pay What You Can Afford Sliding Scale

Please note we use a “Pay What You Can Afford” sliding ticket scale, as we want to offer as many people as possible the opportunity to see these wonderful films on the largest screen in Bristol!

What Should I Pay?

You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest. The recommended price tickets reflect the true cost of delivering our programmes. We offer tickets higher than this for those who are in the privileged position of being able to pay-it-forward.

Please be mindful that if you purchase a ticket at the lowest end of the scale when you can truthfully afford a higher ticket price, you are limiting access to those who truly can’t afford to pay.

Free – Can’t Afford to Pay

  • refugees, asylum seekers and those who can’t afford to meet their basic needs* and have no expendable income**

£5 – Young People / Concession

  • under 30s, students, aged 63+, unemployed, NHS, Emergency Services and Military

£8.50 – Adult / Recommended Full price

  • People with expendable income** who are comfortably able to meet all of their basic* needs

£15 – Pay it forward

  • People who fit the criteria of the Full Price ticket who want to use some of their disposable income to support Cary Comes Home so that people less fortunate can have subsidised tickets.

*BASIC NEEDS include food, housing, clothing and transportation.

**EXPENDABLE INCOME might mean you are able to buy coffee or tea at a shop, go to the cinema or a concert, buy new clothes, books and similar items each month, etc.

Plus 10% Booking Fee.


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With support of the BFI Film Audience Network, awarding funds from the National Lottery in order to bring this project to more audiences across the UK



In Association with UWE Bristol Moving Image Research Group


Celebrating Bristol’s status as a UNESCO City of Film, in recognition of the city’s vibrant screen heritage, of which Cary Grant is one of our brightest stars

St Mary Redcliffe is not just a Gothic masterpiece, but also a highly diverse parish in one of the more deprived areas of Bristol and home to a growing, inclusive congregation. This parish church has stood for over 800 years as a witness to the glory of God, the skill of craftsmen and women, and the faithfulness of generations of Christians. The current generation of ‘SMR’ is a diverse community: old and young, rich and poor; Bristol-born and migrants to the city; Redcliffe through-and-through and newcomers to the church; diverse in ethnic background & cultural identity and in relationships & family circumstances; with varying levels of physical & mental health & ability and understanding of gender & expression of sexual identity. What binds this ‘diverse community’ is a growing sense of vocation, of purpose within the society, to be a church that is… Singing the song of faith and justice.

Anya Szreter is a highly experienced, super-approachable and enthusiastic choral director now based in Bristol, where she has set up 3 thriving choirs, organising and directing performances at churches and festivals all over the city. As well as teaching the notes, Anya likes to include vocal technique, as she believes this helps everyone to derive the greatest enjoyment from their singing. If the last few years have taught us anything it is the sheer joy of making music together – only truly realised when we couldn’t do it during the Pandemic Lockdown of 2019-21. Anya kept her choirs going over Zoom and even produced a carol concert, hosted by Arnos Vale Cemetery, involving hundreds of hours of painstakingly learning how to put individual tracks of every individual voice and keyboard part together online.