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POP UP CINEMA BRIGHTON

White Wall Cinema presents a VHS FEST special...

SATURDAY JUNE 22ND

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ROAD HOUSE(1989)

DIRECTOR: Rowdy L. Herrington

STARRING: Patrick Swayze, Ben Gazzara, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott.

Join us for VHS Fest, a special film festival celebrating films that represent the classic era of VHS video.  Each night you can take a stroll through our life size VHS rental store, indulge in some retro gaming, have a drink in our beer garden (with our VHS era playlist) and then enjoy a cult classic film from the era on the big screen. 

You may well have seen or heard about the new remake of this movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal, and yes, it's ludicrously silly. However, we can assure you this original 1989 version... is much sillier... but in all the right ways.

 

A glorious b-movie mix of fistfights, cowboy boots, Swayze's glistening torso sex appeal and even a monster truck (why not?), Roadhouse is the story of Dalton (Patrick Swayze) a tough nightclub bouncer with a Ph.D. in philosophy from NYU (obviously) who is hired to clean up a notoriously rowdy bar in a small Missouri town. Dalton, ably abetted by Sam Elliot (The Big Lebowksi, A Star Is Born), applies not only his philosophy but also his fist (only when necessary of course) to the problem, and finds himself in a romance with a local doctor (Kelly Lynch - 'Drugstore Cowboy') as well as on the wrong side of the town's criminal big shot (Ben Gazzara - 'The Killing of a Chinese Bookie').

 

This oddly entertaining movie is the perfect vehicle for Swayze's undeniable charisma and only confirms why he was such a hit with audiences in the likes of Dirty Dancing, Ghost and Point Break. Filled with preposterously brilliant action (fistfights, barroom brawls, and explosions aplenty), memorable one-liners and campy dialogue and Jeff Healy's bar-room blues soundtrack, Road House has become an iconic cult classic and one of the most popular films of the era.

 

The perfect Saturday night VHS Fest choice, head down, grab your popcorn and enjoy Swayze dishing out the roundhouse kicks to an assortment of redneck troublemakers, as he cleans up the 'Double Deuce' the roughest honkytonk sou​th of the Mason-Dixon line. It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it!

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DOORS: 6pm*

START TIME: 6pm*

LAST ADMISSION BEFORE FILM: 7.30pm

FILM RUN TIME: 114 mins

CERT: 18 

LOCATION: Wagner Hall (Regency Road, Brighton)

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*Please note - doors open at 6pm in advance of screening time in order to give patrons extra time to visit our vintage video store set, and enjoy our beer garden prior to the screening, as well as to allow gradual entry to your seats in a safe and easy way. There will be no admittance after 7.30pm, just prior to the the films start time. For more information about screenings and the venue please visit our Venue & Screenings Info page.

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