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COMEDY: A Small Family Business by Alan Ayckborn (Live Broadcast $22/$23)

Join us for the cinema broadcast of A Small Family Business by award-winning British playwright Alan Ayckborn who wrote the hilarious Norman Conquests.  

A Small Family Business returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987 when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play.


Jack McCracken: a man of principle in a corrupt world. But not for long. Moments after taking over his father-in-law’s business he’s approached by a private detective armed with some compromising information. Jack’s integrity fades away as he discovers his extended family to be thieves and adulterers, looting the business from their suburban homes. Rampant self-interest takes over and comic hysteria builds to a macabre climax. More information.

DIRECTOR:  Adam Penford
CAST:  Amy Marston, Debra Gillett, Gawn Grainger, Nigel Lindsay, Samuel Taylor

Photo by Johan Persson:  Niky Wardley (Anita) Nigel Lindsay (Jack) Neal Barry (Desmond) Gerard Monaco (Rivetti Brother) Stephen Beckett (Cliff) and Matthew Cottle (Benedict) 



WHEN:  Thursday, June 12, 2014

TIME:  Show starts at 7 p.m. Meet Amy at 6:15 p.m.

WHERE:  Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, 5095 Yonge Street, 3rd Floor, North York (Located in the Empress Walk above the North York Centre station on the Yonge subway line)

PARKING:  Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk offers parking validation!  Up to 3 hours - FREE; 3rd to 4th hour - $1.00; over 4 hours - regular rates.  Parking entrance is off of Hillcrest Ave, one block south of Empress Ave. Contact the cinema for more detail.

BROADCAST LENGTH:  3 hours including intermission

PRICE:  $23 adult / $22 senior and child (You can also redeem 1,200 Scene points for a free ticket.)

MEETUP FEE:  $2 cash per attendee (Please pay Amy exact change at the meetup spot)



Purchase online or in person at the box office.  For online purchase, ensure that the date on the top of the page is "Thu, June 12, 2014" (otherwise pull down menu to select), go down to Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk and click "SHOW MOVIES AND SHOWTIMES", then click "7 p.m.".  Don’t forget to enter/show your Scene card to collect Scene points.

Members are responsible for purchasing their own tickets from the cinema.

Please post "purchased ticket" if you purchased a ticket in advance.

SEATING ARRANGEMENTS:  Seating is unreserved so members will enter the theatre together and sit together as a group.



Meet Amy at 6:15 p.m. at the top of the theatre's main escalation. She is short and will be wearing a red Beijing 2008 Olympics cap. If you’re late, look for Amy in the auditorium--follow the red light as Amy will have her headlamp on in the dark auditorium.



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  • Amy

    Very good show! Funny but still relays a serious topic and/or important lesson.

    June 14, 2014

  • Belinda

    Loved it! Thank you so much, Amy, for organizing. And the satellite glitch had a great silver lining ... two free movie passes!! Yayyyyyyy!!!!

    June 12, 2014

  • Belinda

    Purchased ticket. Please save me a seat because I will be running on a tight schedule ... dashing to vote after work!

    June 12, 2014

  • Amy

    Purchased ticket.

    June 9, 2014

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