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Academy Theater at Lighthouse International
111 E 59th St
New York, NY, 10022

Travel back to the era of "Downton Abbey." "Cavalcade" is based on Noël Coward’s smash 1931 London theatrical production and follows a wealthy family as they experience key historical events in the first three decades of the 20th century, including the Titanic tragedy and World War I.

This special screening, hosted by exhibition curator Brad Rosenstein, was presented in celebration of the opening of the touring exhibition "Star Quality: The World of Noël Coward" at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.

A display of images and posters from Coward’s films also debuted in the lobby of the Academy Theater. The Academy’s screening and display were part of a citywide celebration of Coward. The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Academy; it was shown in the Academy's Los Angeles gallery in 2010. For more information, visit


Directed by Frank Lloyd. Produced by Winfield Sheehan. Screenplay by Reginald Berkeley, based on the play by Noël Coward. Fox Film Corp. 35mm. 110 minutes. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive and Twentieth Century Fox.

Academy Award winner (1932/33): Outstanding Production (Fox), Art Direction (William S. Darling), Directing (Frank Lloyd)

Academy Award nominee (1932/33): Actress (Diana Wynyard)