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A POP UP CINEMA IN CENTRAL BRIGHTON - AUTUMN SEASON FROM SEPTEMBER 14TH

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We are returning for Autumn with another series of specially selected film screenings with a strictly limited number of audience members, socially distanced into their own 'bubbles' with carefully thought out hygiene measures so you can enjoy a custom created big screen cinema experience in a Covid safe environment.

For more on our safety measures regarding Covid-19 visit our information page here.

 

Below you can see our programming of a collection of films that reaches further than the usual mediocre selection often associated with pop up cinema events... whether it's a brand new bit of brilliant but overlooked modern cinema, a 1950s Oscar winning classic, a cult 80s horror favourite, a gritty 70s drama, or a surprising piece of international cinema, we have hand picked all our films to make sure every Socially Distanced Autumn Screen event is a worthwhile, unique and memorable experience.

Doors open early for every screening so you can enjoy a socially distanced drink in our garden before heading into the auditorium for the film! We are running the Autumn season all the way through September, October and November SO KEEP CHECKING BACK ON THIS PAGE FOR UPDATES! Tickets for each screening are not only VERY LIMITED (so we can keep our capacity low for social distancing purposes) but tickets are also cheap starting as low as £5 per person (or sometimes £3 for students!), as such they will go fast, so we suggest grabbing yours now!

7.30PM THURSDAY OCTOBER 22ND

 THRILLER THURSDAYS 

SUBURBICON

Written by the masterful Coen brothers (Fargo, The Big Lebowkski, O Brother Where Art Tho?, No Country For Old Men) Suburbicon is the latest effort by deeply underrated director George Clooney in this entertaining and unique take on the darkness behind the white picket fences of suburban 50s America. Tonally unusual it has a typically enthralling murder mystery plot by the Coens that sits alongside a critique of suburban social norms. Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Oscar Issac star in this lively, cleverly designed whimsical noir / black comedy thriller that shows Clooney is one of the few Hollywood directors willing to experiment with classic cinematic formats.  This film is part of the Thriller Thursdays season!

7.50PM FRIDAY OCTOBER 23RD

 BLACK HISTORY MONTH SEASON 

TO SLEEP WITH ANGER

Director Charles Burnett, named by The New York Times as "the nation's least-known great filmmaker and most gifted black director" To Sleep With Anger begins when an old family friend from the deep south unexpectedly comes to stay with a family in South Central L.A. The visitor, Harry, brings with him a mysterious and somewhat unsettling atmosphere that exposes the divide between the older Southern-raised superstitious family members and the younger generation's modern sensibilities. A potent blend of comedy and drama steeped in traditional southern mysticism Danny Glover gives a career best performance at the head of a strong cast in this beautiful, poetic masterpiece, novelistic in its narrative density and richness of characterisation.

7.20PM SATURDAY OCTOBER 25TH

DONNIE DARKO

 + SPECIAL POST FILM PRESENTATION  

Overlooked upon its original release in 2001 the reputation of Richard Kelly's enigmatic debut feature has grown exponentially over the years reaching the status of fully fledged cult classic. The story of a troubled teen (Jake Gyllenhaal) who begins to see visions of a six foot tall rabbit is one of the best debut films ever made, with it's stellar cast, iconic soundtrack, outsider teen motif, science fiction puzzle element and restrained 80s stylisation we have chosen it for the first ever White Wall University screening (more fun than actual university) that includes a post film analysis in the shape of a fun short after film presentation about the movie. Go deeper behind Darko with this very special event for tons of early Halloween fun.

5.10PM SUNDAY OCTOBER 25TH

 BLACK HISTORY MONTH SCREENING EXCLUSIVE TO UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON STUDENTS 

DETROIT

Kathryn Bigelow master of gritty real life scenarios including The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, this time focuses on the 1967 12th Street Riots in the city of Detroit and the harrowing true life Algiers Street Motel incident. John Boyega of Star Wars fame heads up this ensemble cast who bring out the awful truth of this incident that speaks to America's culture of racism and police brutality. Bigelow masterfully recreates the story of the police raid launched on an unsuspecting group of young African-Americans, with shocking and often horrifying consequences. The film sheds light on one of the most brutal and shameful incidents in U.S. history that has all too often been swept under the rug.  

8PM SUNDAY OCTOBER 25TH

 BLACK HISTORY MONTH SCREENING EXCLUSIVE TO UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON STUDENTS 

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

Chicago rapper turned director Boots Riley debut feature gives a call centre based wake up call to everything from white privilege to multi national corporations in this wild near-future bizarro anti-capitalist dystopian comedy starring Laiketh Stanfield, Tess Thompson, Terry Crews, Danny Glover & Armie Hammer. After landing himself a job at a call centre Cassius Green is advised to use his 'White Voice' to get ahead. It propels him to the elite world of the high rolling 'power callers', but also uncorks an outrageously weird world of corporate unscrupulousness. A wildly unpredictable, riotously funny, startlingly satirical look at corporate culture, race relations, reality TV and social media.

7.30PM WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 28TH

 BLACK HISTORY MONTH SEASON 

 SPECIAL SCREENING IN HOVE! 

WHEN WE WERE KINGS

One of the finest documentaries ever made this thought provoking, entertaining and affecting portrait of the great cultural icon Muhammad Ali, and the events surrounding his 1974 trip to Zaire to face formidable undefeated world champion George ForemanThe Rumble In The Jungle, as it was known, and it's companion concert featuring James Brown, B.B. King and more, was one of the key black cultural events of the 70s, this treasure trove of magical footage captures Ali at his most lyrically poetic, politically rebellious, and physically / spiritually valiant. A chronicle of a moment in time so poignant and powerful it has indelibly imprinted itself upon the world's psyche.

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8PM THURSDAY OCTOBER 29TH

 MYSTERY MOVIE HALLOWEEN THURSDAY SPECIAL 

SECRET MOVIE CLUB PRESENTS - 'EVEN STRANGER THINGS 2'

Our "Secret Movie Club" takes a movie you most likely haven't seen before (but will instantly love) and keeps the identity of the movie a secret, only revealing its identity when the opening credits roll. We return to Hawkins for another classic 80s movie that inspired Netflix's record breaking cultural phenomenon Stranger Things. We dip once again into the huge list of films that Stranger Things has drawn influence from for another mystery movie on the big screen giving you a pure dose of Hawkins style goodness. Tons of fun and 80s as hell, fans of Stranger Things will be sent straight to the upside down with joy with this movie which is truly one of the greatest forgotten cult classics of the era.

7.10PM FRIDAY OCTOBER 30TH

 SPECIAL SCREENING IN HOVE! 

INVASION OF THE BODYSNATCHERS

One of the greatest remakes of all time (Variety said 'it validates the entire concept of remakes') Phillip Kaufman's re-imagining of the post war paranoia classic, is a beyond brilliant update for the world of late 70s America with an all star cast that includes the always fantastic Donald Sutherland, Veronica Cartwright (Alien), Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park/The Fly) and Leonard Nimoy (yes, Spock from Star Trek). With deeper themes than your average sci fi horror, it covers conformity, the "me generation" and mistrust of authority, whilst still  being a wonderfully creepy, and tense ride through the strange goings on witnessed by a public health official as they are besieged by an invisible enemy in San Francisco. Watch Out! They get you while you're sleeping!

4.15PM SATURDAY OCTOBER 31ST

 HALLOWEEN MATINEE! 

PARANORMAN

Stop motion animation studios Laika have been giving Aardman, and Pixar a run for their money with their superlatively detailed innovative release such as Coraline, The Boxtrolls and Kubo & The Two Strings. The jewel in the crown of the studios achievements is the delightful Paranorman. The story of Norman who has the ability to communicate with ghosts (whom he often prefers to the living), meaning he is the only one who save his hometown from a centuries old witches curse. Norman must now summon up the courage to rid the town of a plague of zombies and other ghoulish goings on. Lushly animated, filled with wonderful horror trope gags and brilliantly designed details Paranorman is spookily good Halloween fun big on both heart and style. The perfect Halloween matinee.

6.25PM SATURDAY OCTOBER 31ST

 HALLOWEEN EARLY EVENING 

BEETLEJUICE - 4K REMASTER

Perhaps the most evergreen of Tim Burton's (Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman, Big Fish, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory) creations, Beetlejuice is that rare film that is both a true crowd pleaser and a firm cult classic. Michael Keaton's blazing display of bravura as the titular character is a sheer maniacal delight alongside a brilliant cast that includes Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis and more in this story about a deceased couple who try to scare off prospective new owners of their home by hiring the service of Keaton's bio-exorcist Betelgeuse. The undead never looked so fun as Burton's technicolour gothic hits its peak in this anarchic Halloween treat now newly remastered for 2020. 

8.35PM SATURDAY OCTOBER 31ST

 THE MALEVOLENT MUSIC MOGULS SEASON 

 HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 

PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE

A year before The Rocky Horror Picture Show hit screens this similarly brilliant movie from the director of Carrie, and Scarface hit cinemas. Part Phantom Of The Opera, part Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray and part Faust, this outrageous send up of the music industry, tells the story of evil record producer Swan who steals the music of songwriter Winslow Leach. Events lead Winslow to plot his sinister revenge from the shadows of Swan's fabulous rock club The Paradise. A noted inspiration on the likes of  Guillermo Del Toro, Daft Punk, and Edgar Wright, and starring Jessica Harper of Suspiria fame, Phantom Of The Paradise is everything you could ever want in a cult classic movie and more. A can't miss experience on Halloween.

7PM SUNDAY NOVEMBER 1ST

 HALLOWEEN SUNDAY DOUBLE BILL 

FRANKENSTEIN + THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN

Part of Universal's Studios original line-up of monster movies, Frankenstein has defined all subsequent horror / monster movies. With it's electrifying(!) yet tender central performance from the great Boris Karloff it tells the story of Scientist Dr. Henry Frankenstein who meddles with the forces of life and death ("It's alive... IT'S ALIVE") to create a patchwork monster from dug up body parts. The inevitable series of unintended consequences follows. Followed by one of the best film sequels ever in The Bride Of Frankenstein, because.... every monster needs a mate! With 100% and 98% on Rotten Tomatoes it's one the great cinematic double bills of all time. 

NEW DATE: 8PM MONDAY NOVEMBER 2ND

 MYSTERY MOVIE MONDAYS 

SECRET MOVIE CLUB PRESENTS - 'HONEYMOON SUN'

Our "Secret Movie Club" takes a movie you most likely haven't seen before (but will instantly love) and keeps the identity of the movie a secret, only revealing its identity when the opening credits roll. Fed up with sitting in your apartment living a life of drudgery and commitment? Then pack your bags and break free to a world of sunshine and wealth. A hilarious journey to a land of riches and romance this witty cinematic classic is by one of cinema's greats and earns it's higher than 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Treat yourself, don your best glad rags, fraternise with a few millionaires, and sip champagne in this classic that will transport you to a bygone era of hilarity. 

ADVANCE DATE: 7.50PM FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6TH

 BLACK HISTORY MONTH SEASON 

DAVE CHAPPELLE'S BLOCK PARTY

From the director of Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind, this unique film documents comedian Dave Chappelle taking a bus of people from his hometown of Ohio to a surprise block party in Brooklyn featuring some of the greatest black music artists of their generation including Kanye West, Mos Def, Jill Scott, Erykah Baduh, The Roots, Common, John Legend and more with an almost unthinkable re-uniting of Lauryn Hill & The Fugees. A funny, sonically thrilling and (typical of Michel Gondry) inventively and vibrantly shot freewheeling celebration of great music and the spirit of community.

 
 
 
 
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MORE AUTUMN FILMS 

COMING

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Our Autumn screenings cover September, October and November running as many as five nights a week with numerous special seasons to be announced including Halloween screenings, so make sure you don't miss out on the very limited tickets by signing up for more info now! PLUS CHECK BACK ON THIS PAGE REGULARLY AS MORE SCREENINGS ARE ANNOUNCED.

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