CITY Screen, York, will be showing two films to mark Valentine's Day on Thursday.

First up, a preview screening of If Beale Street Could Talk (15) will start at 5.55pm. This new adaptation of James Baldwin’s powerful novel by Moonlight director Barry Jenkins is a lyrical celebration of love, both familial and romantic, told through the prism of a young African-American couple’s struggle for justice in 1970s' Harlem.

At the centre of the story is Tish Rivers (KiKi Layne), a newly engaged woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while carrying their first-born child to term.

Later, at 8.45pm, will come the chance to enjoy once again the timeless, Oscar-winning Dirty Dancing (12A), a coming-of-age tale beloved by generations. Teenager 'Baby' (Jennifer Grey) goes with on vacation with her family to Kellerman’s holiday resort in the Catskill Mountains.

Everything is pretty tame until she meets Johnny (Patrick Swayze), the resort dance teacher, who mesmerises Baby with his dance moves, his passion and his misunderstood bad boy image. In the summer of 1963, Johnny will teach Baby how to dance, how to leap like a salmon and how to love.

Tickets are on sale on 0871 902 5747, at or in person at the Coney Street box office.