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Le Cercle Rouge

(M) Dir. Jean-Pierre Melville, France, 1970. 140 min | Drama, Thriller
35mm print available.
Impassive faces, snap-brim hats, dangling cigarettes, sunglasses after dark, raincoats without rain and nightclub floor shows. We’re unmistakably in the milieu of Jean-Pierre Melville, doyen of the New Wave and prince of the fate-haunted French gangster picture (Bob Le Flambeur, Le Samourai). Here, for his penultimate work in the genre, three archetypal tough guys join forces for a meticulously orchestrated heist of a Place Vendome bijouterie, […]

Metropolis

★★★★★ “Essential viewing for any movie lover” – Empire

★★★★★ “Lang’s film is a mammoth marvel, fusing modernism and expressionism, art deco and Biblical spectacle, Wagnerian bombast, sentimental Marxism and religiose millenarianism. Sit close to a big screen and submit to the machine.” – Time Out

(G) Dir. Fritz Lang, Germany, 1927. 150 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

150 min version on Blu-ray and 120min version on 35mm print

Fritz Lang’s 1927 masterpiece Metropolis is perhaps the most famous and influential of all silent films—the inspiration for science fiction epics from Star Wars to The Matrix to name just two. […]

The Magnificent Ambersons

(PG) Dir. Orson Welles, USA, 1942. 88 min | Drama, Romance
35mm print available.
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.

Citizen Kane

“An ecstasy of light and shadow, of clashing textures and graphic forms, such as hadn’t been seen since the silent era” – The New Yorker

“It can be classified as, in a number of aspects, one of the most arresting pictures ever produced” – Los Angeles Times

“What’s striking now is how utterly modern it is in structure” – The Times

(G) Dir. Orson Welles, USA, 1941. 119 min | Drama

2K DCP digital format now available and also on 35mm print

The wonders and woes of the publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane, […]

King Kong

(PG) Dir. Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933. 100 min | Adventure, Fantasy
2K DCP digital format now available and also on 35mm print
A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star (Fay Wray). A classic extravaganza!

Bringing up Baby

(PG) Dir. Howard Hawks, USA, 1938. 102 min | Comedy
35mm print available.
One of the greatest screwball comedies ever! Starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. David Huxley is waiting to get a bone he needs for his museum collection. Through a series of strange circumstances, he meets Susan Vance, and the duo has a series of misadventures which include a leopard called Baby.

Flying Down to Rio

(G) Dir. Thornton Freeland, USA, 1933. 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
An unforgettable visual spectacular featuring star dance duo Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers! The Yankee Clippers get an engagement in Rio de Janeiro after they are fired from a Miami hotel because bandleader Roger Bond has flirted with Brazilian guest.

Top Hat

(G) Dir. Mark Sandrich, USA, 1935, 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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.

Swing Time

(G) Dir. George Stevens, USA, 1936, 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
35mm print available.
A rollicking toe-tapping musical extravaganza starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer.

Carefree

(G) Dir. Mark Sandrich, USA, 1938, 83 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
35mm print available.
Starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Dr. Tony Flagg’s friend, Steven, has problems in the relationship with his fiancée, Amanda, so he persuades her to visit Dr. Flagg. After some minor misunderstandings, she falls in love with Dr. Flagg.