CITY Screen, York, will mark the Vivien Leigh exhibition at Treasurer's House by showing Elia Kazan’s 1951 hothouse adaptation of Tennessee Williams’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 play A Streetcar Named Desire on Sunday, October 4.

The 8pm screening will be preceded by a talk by Dr Sarah Olive, from the University of York, on the theme of The Prime Of Vivien Leigh?.

Leigh, Karl Malden and Kim Hunter were all awarded Oscars opposite fellow nominee Marlon Brando in Kazan’s adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play, which Kazan had directed already on Broadway.

Leigh plays Blanche Dubois, a fading Southern belle who is obliged to seek shelter with her sister-in-law in a New Orleans tenement when her husband's death reduces her circumstances.

Neurotic, wistful and desperately clinging to memories or fantasies of prosperity and refinement, Blanche's presence provokes uncontrollable tensions, especially with brutal, virile brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski (Brando).

On the day of the screening, the Vivien Leigh cocktail will be available in City Screen’s Riverside Bar.

Tickets for A Streetcar Named Desire (12A) can be booked online at or on 0871 902 5726