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AN INDOOR & OUTDOOR POP UP CINEMA IN CENTRAL BRIGHTON

5 NIGHTS A WEEK - UNTIL SEPTEMBER 6TH

 TICKETS ON SALE NOW 

 

This summer (2020) we are running a series of indoor and outdoor 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 summer screening 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 Summer Screen event is a worthwhile, unique and memorable experience. Events are still being added and the list below will continue to go on sale / be updated and grow over the following hours, weeks and days until events are listed all the way up to September 6th so keep checking back!

Doors open early for every screening so you can enjoy a socially distanced drink in our garden before either heading into the auditorium for your film or settling down outside for cinema al fresco! We are running every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday all the way until September 6th, so lots more films will be added yet. 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 at only £6, £7 or £8.50 per person depending on the event, so we suggest grabbing yours now!

8.30PM SATURDAY AUGUST 15TH

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (DIRECTOR'S CUT)

Directed by the man behind the voice of Yoda from Star Wars, this is the musical for people who don't like musicals. Exceptionally vibrant and fun, Little Shop Of Horrors maintains its razor sharp deliciously dark edge throughout. This new director's cut restores the full malevolence of the 'mean green mother from outer space', the strange insatiably hungry plant that drops in on the life of unsuspecting florist Seymour Krelborn, who wants to find true love with his fellow shop assistant Audrey. With wildly funny cameos from a who's who of comedy greats like Steve Martin, John Candy, Christopher Guest, and Bill Murray this is a fantastic slice of anarchic big screen cult classic fun.

8.20PM SUNDAY AUGUST 16TH

TOTAL RECALL

Part of the Sci Fi Sundays Season running throughout August. Dutch director Paul Verhoeven, notable for his purposely trashy masterpieces that include cult classics like Robocop, Basic Instinct, and Showgirls brings you Arnie in full flow. Verhoeven's mix of tacky stylisation and social satire are complimented perfectly by Schwarzenegger's  iconic image and earnest performance style as Douglas Quaid, a construction worker living in the year 2084 whose life with wife Sharon Stone is blown wide open when he discovers he may have had artificial memories implanted into his mind.  Total Recall blends lowbrow and highbrow cinema in the way that only Verhoeven knows how. As brilliant as it is riotously fun.

 

8.30PM WEDNESDAY AUGUST 19TH

ON THE WATERFRONT

Ground breaking Greek-American filmmaker Elia Kazan, director of such classics as 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and 'East Of Eden'  crafts a seminal piece of American social cinema starring Marlon Brando in (alongside Streetcar, & The Godfather) one of his signature roles as Terry Mallory the longshoreman and former boxer who attempts to defy the violent local rackets and corrupt union boss. Brando's towering genius as an actor is on full display here, combining it with Kazan's skill as a director makes for pure unadulterated cinematic dynamite resulting in a performance that single-handedly redefined and reinvented all screen acting that followed. 

 

8.20PM THURSDAY AUGUST 20TH

MYSTERY MOVIE - NOT 1917

(SECRET MOVIE CLUB)

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. Our Anti-Blockbuster season provides an alternative to mainstream mass marketed films, screening a movie that either inspired (or was ripped off by) the blockbuster in question or indeed one that we think is similar. but does the job better. This time we offer an alternative to Sam Mendes's WWI one shot wonder 1917. We think we have found an equally brilliant stylised piece of cinema that tackles similar themes of this blockbuster, but hits some of the targets it misses, as we turn 1917 on it's head.

8.15PM FRIDAY AUGUST 21ST

CLIFFHANGER - 25TH ANNIVERSARY 4K REMASTER

 

One of the most overlooked action movies of the 90s, and currently the subject of a female led reboot by Ana Lily Amirpour (director of indie vampire flick A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night) Cliffhanger is a wildly entertaining white knuckle ride at high altitude with memorable performances by Sly Stallone and John Lithgow.  After a tragic climbing accident for which Gabe Walker (Stallone) blames himself. Gabe quits the Mountain Rescue team, unable to deal with the tragedy. Now he must return, to wage battle against ruthless criminals, and his own inner psyche. But we say all this as if the plot matters, Cliffhanger offers pure unadulterated adrenaline fuelled fun as Stallone's fingertips cling to a series of ever more dangerous rock faces in this now cult classic movie.

8.30PM SATURDAY AUGUST 22ND

EMA

 

One of the most aesthetically magnificent directors of recent times, Larrain's follow up to Jackie (Natalie Portman as the titular first lady) sees him return to the streets of his native Chile to create Ema. Starring newcomer Mariana Di Girolamo 

alongside Gael García Bernal, Ema is a hard edged drama that employs elements of thriller, horror, contemporary dance and literal fire to create an enigmatic drama about a young dancer and her husband, that return an adopted child after a dramatic incident. The regret that follows leads Ema to break free exploring a world of physical freedom, psychological manipulation, and pyromania, breaking open the boundaries of the body, dance, societal conventions, sexuality and motherhood inside Larrain's dazzling cinematic landscape.

8.15PM SUNDAY AUGUST 23RD

AD ASTRA

 

Part of the Sci Fi Sundays Season running throughout August. 

This spectacular yet intimate psychological Sci Fi  outing stars Brad Pitt as astronaut Roy McBride in this hyper realistic yet lyrical version of the late 21st century, as he sets out into the furthest recesses of the universe to discover the source of strange deep space power surges that threaten the stability of the universe. The key lies with the mysterious disappearance of McBride's father (Tommy Lee Jones) 30 years previous on his own deep space mission. A film about the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos Ad Astra joins the pantheon of cerebral centric Sci Fi like Solaris, 2001, and Moon.

8.15PM WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26TH

MYSTERY MOVIE - "A STAR IS YAWN" (SECRET MOVIE CLUB)

 

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. Our Anti-Blockbuster season provides an alternative to mainstream mass marketed films, screening a movie that either inspired (or was ripped off by) the blockbuster in question or indeed one that we think is similar, but does the job better. For us, A Star Is Born is easily one of the worst blockbusters of recent years, designed solely to shift album sales for Lady Gaga, its pretence as a credible drama has hoodwinked millions. Join us for this hidden gem aimed at anyone that loved or hated A Star Is Born (or even those that found it 'yawn').

8.10PM THURSDAY AUGUST 27TH

DOG DAY AFTERNOON

 

One of the most surprisingly brilliant films ever made Dog Day Afternoon is the true story of a robbery gone wrong on a hot August afternoon at a Brooklyn bank, featuring a blistering turn by Al Pacino which is widely regarded as one of his best performances. Undeniably brilliant in every way a film can be, it's a funny, sensitive and continuously compelling study of two misfits (Pacino & Cazale) who are a little down on their luck and in way over their heads. More than just a movie about a botched heist it's one of the defining films of the greatest era of American cinema and is never less than thoroughly entertaining, thought provoking, expertly crafted and totally unforgettable. This is as good as film making gets and a film that will satisfy anyone who has ever loved cinema even just a little bit.   

7.50PM FRIDAY AUGUST 28TH

PARASITE

PRECEDED BY A SPECIAL INTRODUCTION

 

The first ever South Korean film to win the Palme D'or at the Canne Film Festival, and the first ever non English language film to win the big one, 'Best Picture' at the Oscars, Parasite's multiple accolades are all justified. Bong Joon-ho's masterfully weaved tale of the unfolding relationship between the wealthy Park family and destitute Kim clan is a minor miracle of storytelling, cinematography, production design, and ensemble acting. A pitch perfect piece of cinema that has cut through with audiences worldwide Parasite works on numerous levels, successful as being simultaneously a beautiful piece of art, a cutting social satire, and a straight up deliciously dark crowd pleasing thriller movie.

7.50PM SATURDAY AUGUST 29TH

THE DOORS

THE FINAL CUT - 4K REMASTER

Oliver Stone, renowned director of modern classics like Platoon, Wall Street, Born On The Fourth of July, JFK and Natural Born Killers) is one of the foremost chroniclers of the alternative the American experience. In 2019 his often under appreciated Jim Morrison and The Doors biopic premiered at Canne in it's new Final Cut form to rave reviews, finally giving Stone's portrait of 60s myth making the due it deserves. Val Kilmer gives an electric performance offering an eerily accurate portrayal of the wild rocker and his turbulent rise and fall in what is easily one of the best music biopics ever made that perfectly captures the myth of the 60s in all it's hedonistic, taboo breaking, chemical imbibing glory and tragic overindulgence.

7.50PM SUNDAY AUGUST 30TH

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

DIRECTOR'S CUT - 4K REMASTER

Part of the Sci Fi Sundays Season running throughout August. One of the defining statements of the Sci Fi genre,  Close Encounters has a legitimate claim as the best work of the most profitable film director of all time. A work of personal passion, made straight after Jaws, Richard Dreyfuss stars (also star of Jaws) as Roy Neary, a regular joe from Indiana who finds himself obsessed with UFOs overnight, leading to one of the most unforgettable climaxes in cinematic history. Beautifully earnest in its aspiration to express the ideas surrounding the theories of visitors from another world, it's a tribute to the desire of the human heart and the power of the imagination.

 
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EVENTS FOR

AUGUST 31ST TO SEPTEMBER 6TH COMING SOON  

Make sure you come back to check out what new events we are adding over the coming days.

Remember we are operating both indoor & outdoor screenings from July 4th to September 6th every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, so plenty more to come.

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