Top Ten: Whitby Pavilion's Most Popular Film Ever

November 2010-May 2020

Its Whitby Pavilion’s Cinema’s 10th Birthday this November! 

We screened our first film on 1 November 2010 and ever since thousands of film fans have enjoyed the latest blockbusters being screened on their doorstep at The Pavilion.
We’ve taken a look back at the all films we have screened over the years and these are the most popular based on average attendance per screening.  

Number 10: Spectre

December 2015

We can’t wait to screen Daniel Craig’s latest bond adventure later this year and his last outing as 007 starts our top ten! 

Watch out for our screenings of the latest 
instalment No Time To Die in November.  


Number 9: Quartet

February 2013

Many of you enjoyed this British comedy-drama film based on the play Quartet by Ronald Harwood, which had several sold-out matinee screenings.  

Quartet is the first of two entries in the Top Ten for films with Maggie Smith as the lead part.  

Number 8: Minions

July 2015

All the films from The Despicable Me trilogy were knocking on the door of our Top Ten but its Minions which was the most popular. 

Number 7: The Theory of Everything

February 2015

2015 must have been a great year for film as we have 4 entries on our Top 10 from five years ago and loads of you came to see the story of Stephen Hawking on our big screen in February of that year. 

Number 6: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

August 2018

The sequel to Mamma Mia was always going to be a big hit and Mamma Mia 2 was a big hit with locals and holidaymakers in Summer 2018. 

Number 5: Frozen Singalong

November 2014

After the Frozen phenomenon came the Singalong version and over one weekend in November 2014 loads of you came to The Pavilion to sing along to the likes of ‘Let It Go’ & ‘Do You Want to Build A Snowman’. 

Where were the other Frozen Films on our chart? Frozen was 37th on our list and Frozen II is at Number 24. 

Number 4: : The Runaways

October 2018

We had another full house fothe very first screening of 'The Runaways' shot around Whitby and the North York Moors 

Three Children, Two Donkeys, One Big Adventure and its out now on DVD.  

Would you like to see it back on the big screen at The Pavilion? Let us know. 

Number 3: Bohemian Rhapsody

November 2018

We had 6 screenings of the Oscar winning Queen biopic and they were all packed out!  

Bohemian Rhapsody is at number 3 in our Top ten of Whitby Pavilion’s most popular movies ever.  

Number 2: The King's Speech

February 2011

Our first ever Blockbuster!

Our screenings of the King’s Speech coincided with 
the film winning 4 Oscars including Best Picture and Colin Firth winning the best actor gong.  

Due to huge demand we had to add 3 extra screenings but it just misses out on the top spot due to a couple of vacant seats at an early matinee performance.  

Number 1: The Lady In The Van

December 2015

You never thought it would be this did you? Only one person correctly guessed our number one film in our recent Facebook competition. 

We screened The Lady in The Van in December 2015 and every seat was taken during every screening.

Maggie Smith stars in the true story of Alan Bennett's strained friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd, an eccentric homeless woman who Bennett befriended in the 1970s before allowing her temporarily to park her Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden house.