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Classic Movies

Much loved classics available for the big screen

The Battle of Algiers

The Battle of Algiers

(M) Dir. Gillo Pontecorvo, Algeria/Italy, 1966. 123 min | Drama
2K DCP digital format now available and new 35mm print with new subtitles
Gillo Pontecorvo’s intense, political study of terrorism was banned in France for fear of inciting civil unrest. A film subsidised by the Algerian government, it follows the country’s fight for independence from its colonising nation, France, reconstructing the main political events that took place in Algiers between 1954 and 1957. Known to be one of the bloodiest revolutions in recent history, Algeria was finally granted independence in 1962.

The Elephant God

The Elephant God

(CTC) Dir. Satyajit Ray, India, 1979. 112 min | Adventure
2K DCP digital format now available
Felu is a detective whose vacation is interrupted when a priceless statue of an elephant god is stolen. Suspects include a local gangster, a nervous bodyguard, a disgruntled servant, and a fence who masquerades as a holy man. Soumitra Chatterjee plays the character with reserve and occasional humor in this twisting detective story

The Gay Divorcee

The Gay Divorcee

(G) Dir. Mark Sandrich, USA, 1934. 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
35mm print
Starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Mimi Glossop wants a divorce so her Aunt Hortense hires a professional to play the correspondent in apparent infidelity. American dancer Guy Holden meets Mimi while visiting Brightbourne (Brighton) and she thinks he is the correspondent.

The Magnificent Ambersons

The Magnificent Ambersons

(PG) Dir. Orson Welles, USA, 1942. 88 min | Drama, Romance
35mm print
Orson Welles’ acclaimed drama follows two generations in a well-to-do Indianapolis family. Isabel Amberson receives a proposal from dashing Eugene, but opts instead to marry boring Wilbur. Time passes, and Wilbur and Isabel’s only son, George, is loathed as a controlling figure in the town. When Wilbur dies, Eugene again proposes to Isabel, but George threatens the union.

The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

(G) Dir. H.C. Potter, USA, 1939, 93 min | Biography, Musical, Romance
35mm print
Starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The film tells of novice dancer Irene Foote (Rogers) who convinces vaudeville comic Vernon Castle (Astaire) to give up slapstick comedy in favor of sophisticated ballroom dancing.

Top Hat

Top Hat

(G) Dir. Mark Sandrich, USA, 1935, 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
35mm print
They’re Dancing Cheek-To-Cheek Again! A delightful toe-tapping screwball comedy starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model whom he initially annoyed, but she mistakes him for his goofy producer.

Trafic

Trafic

(G) Dir. Jacques Tati, France, 1971. 97 min | Comedy
2K DCP digital format now available
Monsieur Hulot, employed as an auto company’s director of design, has to take his latest model, a caravan with various gadgets, to exhibit at an auto show. He hits the road and, in true Hulot style, encounters mishaps and chaos along the way. A spirited comedy with sidesplitting visual gags.