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7 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BY
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2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey
  • 1968
  • UK
  • 2h 19min
  • U
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Douglas Rain (voice)

Kubrick's gloriously grand architecture sees prehistoric apes timelined into a space ballet featuring a lunar craft docking to the sound of Strauss. This scene prefigures an extended drama aboard a spacecraft bound for Jupiter involving the murderous AI computer and the giant embryo of a space child signifying … what? The next step in human evolution? An opaque masterpiece, which suggests so much, yet explains so little. Which is why it's a timeless classic.

Sun 22 Sep
Sat 28 Sep
Mon 30 Sep
Sat 2 Nov
Mon 11 Nov
Sat 16 Nov
Wed 20 Nov
Sun 24 Nov
Sat 30 Nov

American Psycho

American Psycho
  • 2000
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Mary Harron
  • Cast: Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Reese Witherspoon, Chloë Sevigny, Jared Leto, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Cara Seymour, Samantha Mathis

Harron does away with the outward excesses – murder, torture, misogyny – of Bret Easton Ellis' 1991 novel about the previous money-obsessed decade and serves up the essence of the novel in a more palatable form. That doesn't mean her film is soft – it certainly isn't. But where Ellis pushed his readers away, the director draws the audience in by encouraging us to collude with her satirical standpoint.

Fri 27 Sep
Sat 28 Sep
Sun 29 Sep
Mon 30 Sep
Tue 1 Oct
Wed 2 Oct
Thu 3 Oct

Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane
  • 1941
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Orson Welles
  • Written by: Herman J Mankiewicz, Orson Welles
  • Cast: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Everett Sloane, Ray Collins, George Coulouris, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Stewart, Ruth Warrick, Erskine Sanford, William Alland

Stunningly successful biographical mosaic centring on a Hearst-like media tycoon. Welles' first film remains scintillating viewing for its sheer technical verve, narrative confidence and spellbinding performances.

Sun 22 Sep

Fight Club

Fight Club
  • 1999
  • US
  • 2h 15min
  • 18
  • Directed by: David Fincher
  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter

Masculinity is in a mess and consumerism is to blame. Men have become docile spectators of life according to Fight Club, Fincher's controversial adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel. In reckless response to this late 20th century malaise, Norton's compliant spectator teams up with Pitt's mischievous Tyler Durden to form an arena for men to beat each other to a pulp and thus reconnect with the world. It's hit and miss, but enough of the punches connect.

Sun 22 Sep
Mon 23 Sep
Tue 24 Sep
Wed 25 Sep
Thu 26 Sep

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • 2005
  • UK / US
  • 2h 37min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Mike Newell
  • Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson

Harry and his mates get busy at the inter-school of magic TriWizard Tournament, only to be faced with the return of evil mastermind Lord Voldemort (Fiennes). Overlong but entertaining enough adaptation of fourth Potter book directed with by Brit Newell.

Sat 28 Sep

Hotel Mumbai

Hotel Mumbai
  • 2019
  • Australia / USA
  • Directed by: Anthony Maras
  • Cast: Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi

Dev Patel leads an all-star cast in Anthony Mara's film dealing with the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks.

Fri 27 Sep
Sat 28 Sep
Sun 29 Sep
Mon 30 Sep
Tue 1 Oct
Wed 2 Oct
Thu 3 Oct

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park
  • 1993
  • US
  • 2h 7min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, Wayne Knight

A group of scientists are invited to give their approval to a theme park filled with genetically engineered dinosaurs, but the giant reptiles are soon running amok. Top-notch computer effects ensure that the dinosaurs themselves are terrifyingly believable (more so than the PG certificate would suggest), but by the half-way point, it's more or less a chase movie with superior technology.

Wed 25 Sep
Sat 16 Nov

Network

Network
  • 1976
  • US
  • 2h 1min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sidney Lumet
  • Written by: Paddy Chayefsky
  • Cast: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Overheated 70s satire of media and morals has Oscar-winning Finch as a fading news anchorman who finally freaks out in the studio, finds God and begins to spurt much evangelistic bombast, finally setting himself up to commit suicide on air. Ratings soar, of course, and station boss Holden rubs his hands in glee, a gesture every bit as self-congratulatory as Paddy Chayefsky's screenplay for the film.

Sun 22 Sep

Never Been Kissed

Fri 27 Sep

Primal Fear

Tue 24 Sep

The Rebel

The Rebel
  • 1961
  • UK
  • 1h 45min
  • U
  • Directed by: Robert Day
  • Cast: Tony Hancock, George Sanders, Paul Massie

Anthony Hancock leaves his office job to pursue life as an artist and moves to Paris, where his terrible artwork gets mixed up with another talented artist's work.

Mon 23 Sep

Rounders

Thu 26 Sep

Sound of Music Sing-a-Long

The Sound Of Music

Get your Lederhosen on, come along and sing along to your heart's content at this special participatory screening of the classic film musical.

Fri 27 Sep

Singalong

Fri 18 Oct

Singalong

Sun 10 Nov

Singalong

Fri 29 Nov

Singalong

Fri 24 Jan

Singalong

Sun 16 Feb

Singalong

Fri 13 Mar

Singalong

The Straight Story

The Straight Story
  • 1999
  • US
  • 1h 51min
  • U
  • Directed by: David Lynch
  • Written by: John E Roach, Mary Sweeney
  • Cast: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Harry Dean Stanton

Midwestern old timer Alvin Straight is hell-bent on being reunited with his estranged, terminally ill brother so he takes to the road aboard his motorised lawnmower. Farnsworth's lead performance is honest, heartfelt and credible, while Lynch maintains his fascination with the inherent strangeness of small towns and lost highways. But, in this sublime snail's pace odyssey, modern psychosis is replaced by old time decency.

Sat 28 Sep

Three Days of the Condor

Three Days of the Condor
  • 1975
  • US
  • 1h 57min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Sydney Pollack
  • Cast: Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson

A bookish intelligence consultant (Redford) goes on the run when sinister forces massacre his workmates.

Mon 23 Sep

Women's Adventure Film Tour

Women's Adventure Film Tour

Film screenings featuring adventurous women.

Tue 24 Sep
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