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POP UP CINEMA BRIGHTON

White Wall Cinema presents a VHS FEST special...

SUNDAY JUNE 23RD

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LABYRINTH

DIRECTOR: Jim Henson

STARRING: David Bowie & Jennifer Connelly.

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. 

In 1986, Muppets creator Jim Henson combined with Star Wars creator George Lucas to create one of the most beloved cult classics of all time. Labyrinth is a deliciously dark fairy tale that is indelibly etched into the minds of an entire generation of cinema goers (and VHS owners).

 

Incredibly inventive, brilliantly staged and a testament to the boundless imagination and creativity of Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Originally set up by Henson and illustrator / conceptual designer Brian Froud to create The Dark Crystal, the shop's brilliance in bringing to life the world of Labyrinth is only matched by the hilarious script by Monty Python's Terry Jones (which was also worked on by the great Elaine May) as well as a young star-making performance by future Oscar winner Jennifer Connolly. 

But perhaps above all Labyrinth is remembered for The Goblin King himself David Bowie as Jareth. The iconic turn by one of music's greatest innovators is lightning in a bottle. The voice, the songs, the hair, the costume, the codpiece are all stuff of 80s cinema legend.

 

Join us as we venture deep into the Labyrinth with young Sarah (Connelly) who has her baby brother Toby stolen by The Goblin King Jareth (Bowie). Sarah must set forth into a magical world of goblins, worms, beasts, and beknighted fox terriers(!) that inhabit the maze of deception that leads to Jareth's castle where little Toby is being held captive. A fantastical piece of 80s ephemera that defined so many childhoods this 4K restoration proves that this VHS classic still holds up as a deeply entertaining watch (surprisingly so) for all ages.

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DOORS: 6pm*

START TIME: 6pm*

LAST ADMISSION BEFORE FILM: 7.30pm

FILM RUN TIME: 101 mins

FILM CERT: PG 

EVENT AGE: 15+

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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