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mary poppins

MARY POPPINS

Palace Theatre

Sunday 15th May : 2pm

USA: 133mins : 1964 :: Certificate ‘U’

Admission £4. Tickets available from the Palace Theatre.

 

MARY POPPINS

The Palace Theatre Cinema presents this dementia friendly screening which, although not exclusively for people with the condition, will be particularly suitable for those affected, their partners, family members and people who care for them professionally. Everyone is welcome, but please be aware that there might be people talking during the film, moving around and leaving the cinema. When Jane and Michael are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins. Sheer joy! Tea and cake will be available from 12pm, and a pianist will play in the foyer prior to the screening, so do arrive early.

 

phantom of the opera

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Palace Theatre

Sunday 15th May : 7.30pm (Bar opens 6pm)

USA: 89mins : 1925 : Silent : Certificate ‘PG’

Admission £8. Tickets available from the Palace Theatre.

 

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Beneath the sewers of the Paris Opera House, a masked figure lurks. He is Enrique the Phantom, a hideously disfigured composer whose dream is to turn chorus ingénue Christine into a diva. Lon Chaney, in a career-defining role, superbly portrayed the love-sick Phantom, while the wraith-like Mary Philbin is delightful as Christine.

This very special screening will be accompanied live on the Allen Digital Theatre Organ by renowned international silent film organist Donald MacKenzie, from London’s Odeon Leicester Square.
 

 

jerry anderson on film

GERRY ANDERSON – ON FILM!

TAP

Wednesday 18th May : 7pm  (Doors 6.30pm)

Admission £5. Limited seating. Early booking recommended. To reserve tickets, call 07981 824283.

 

GERRY ANDERSON – ON FILM!

We are delighted to welcome back Gerry Anderson ‘super fan’ Mark Joseph, who will introduce more rare big screen showings – on 16mm film, not digital media – of episodes from ‘Stingray’ (Tom Thumb Tempest/1965), ‘Captain Scarlet’ (Winged Assassin/1967) and ‘Space 1999’ (Dragon’s Domain/1975). The evening will start and finish with a very special version of the ‘Thunderbirds’ episode Move - And You’re Dead (1966), adapted for screening in two parts, with linking narration by Scott Tracy (Shane Rimmer). We look forward to welcoming fans of Gerry and Sylvia to this very special screening.
 

 

 

‘THE BIG SHORTS’: SOUTHEND STUDENT SHORTS

Odeon (Screen 3)
Thursday 19th May : 6.30pm - 8pm : Free

Buffet on the Mezzanine from 6pm

 

‘THE BIG SHORTS’: SOUTHEND STUDENT SHORTS

You are warmly invited to ‘The Big Shorts’– a South Essex College, BA (Hons) Television Production & Screen Media third year student evening showcase of home-grown talent in the short film medium.

You will be impressed by the originality, quality and creativity of a diverse selection of short films from our talented film makers, including: Drama / Psychological Thriller / Horror / Documentary / Docu-Drama / Music Video / and Neo-Noir. 

 

SOUTHENDSHORTFILM FESTIVAL

Southend Short Film Festival Selection

Beecroft Art Gallery Lecture Theatre
Saturday 21st May : 12pm

Free admission. No advance booking.

Southend Short Film Festival Selection

An opportunity to see a selection of films that participated in the inaugural Southend Short Film Festival organised by filmmaker Sam Hadden. Southend Short Film Festival was created to showcase, as well as celebrate, the work of students and young adults in the film industry, encompassing a wide variety of genres and styles of filmic displays.

 

Bata-Ville

BATA-VILLE: WE ARE NOT AFRAID OF THE FUTURE

UK : 93mins : 2005 : Certific ate ‘PG’
Directed by Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie

Focal Point Gallery : Gallery 2
Saturday 21st May : 2pm : Free

BATA-VILLE: WE ARE NOT AFRAID OF THE FUTURE

Bata-ville is a bittersweet record of an English coach trip to the origins of the Bata shoe empire: the Moravian town of Zlin. Against the backdrop of economic regeneration in their communities, former employees of two now closed UK Bata factories are led by artist/directors Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie on a unique journey through Bata’s legacy, and across a changing Europe. What begins as a free holiday soon becomes an opportunity for a collective imagining of what Tomas Bata’s inspirational maxim, “We are not afraid of the future” can mean in 21st century Britain. Presented as part of the public programme for ‘The Peculiar People’ at Focal Point Gallery

 

 

 

Artist Film Retrospective

ARTIST FILM RETROSPECTIVE

Big Screen Southend
Saturday 21st May : 4pm : Free

ARTIST FILM RETROSPECTIVE

Big Screen Southend, located outside Focal Point Gallery, presents a retrospective of artist films commissioned by the Gallery since its launch at The Forum in 2013. The Gallery has worked with a series of artists to develop and produce artist films that specifically relate and enquire upon the context of Southend-on-Sea. The result is the beginnings of a film archive that will expand as new work is commissioned each quarter. This screening will include artist films by Hannah Black, Dave Charlesworth, Phil Coy, Benedict Drew, Annika Ström, Renee Vaughan Sutherland, Jennifer West and Richard Whitby.

Big Screen Southend is a partnership project between University of Essex, South Essex College, Southend Borough Council and Focal Point Gallery.

 

 

 

Mamma Mia Sing A Long

SING-A-LONG MAMMA MIA!

UK-USA : 104mins : 2008 : Certificate ‘PG’
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd

The Forum
Sunday 22nd May : 3pm

Free admission. Bring your own seats!

SING-A-LONG MAMMA MIA!

You are cordially invited to join Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgaad in the ‘great outdoors’ for a fun screening of Sing-a-long Mamma Mia! Bring your own seats and settle down (or just dance like crazy at all those ABBA hits!) at this free open air screening of everybody’s favourite feel-good blockbuster musical. We’re on the beautiful Greek isles. After reading her mother’s diary, soon-to-be-wed Sophie invites three of her mother’s old flames to the wedding, to find out which is her father. Once they arrive, the now middle-aged hunks soon rekindle long dormant emotions… So do join us, from 2.30pm for a 3pm start, for a fantastic treat for all the family!

 

 

TÖLURNAR (THE NUMBERS)

Beecroft Art Gallery

Tuesday 24th May

This 8 minute video will be playing throughout the day on the Screening Wall

 

TÖLURNAR (THE NUMBERS)

Samantha Heriz is a visual artist from the UK, now based in Victoria, Australia. Her main body of work deals with duration, time and timelessness, often through subtle absurdity. Tölurnar (The Numbers), made in 2015, positions random decimal numbers against an atmospheric Icelandic backdrop. The viewer is positioned as problem solver, questioning the relationship or non-relationship between the numbers and the image. Without the numbers one is positioned as observer of a beautiful scene, with the numbers one is immersed in problem solving, potentially overlooking the scene. This is the metaphor intended by the video.
 

 

Lady Killers Poster

THE LADYKILLERS

Pier View Self Catering Luxury Apartments
Tuesday 24th May : 6.30pm (doors 6pm)

UK : 87m : 1955 : Certificate ‘U’
Directed by Alexander MacKendrick

Admission £6. Limited to 12 tickets.
Tickets available from 07960 412731.

THE LADYKILLERS

Treat yourself to the luxurious experience of viewing this much loved Ealing comedy in the elegant surroundings of this sumptuous Grade II listed Georgian building. Living alone in King’s Cross, Mrs. Wilberforce has been led to believe that the men renting a room from her are classical musicians. But they have a more sinister motive - and, when this dear old lady discovers their secret, she must be silenced… Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom and Peter Sellers lead an all-star cast in this most delightful of Ealing comedies. The admission price includes light refreshments.

 

 

A NIGHT AT THE CINEMA

TAP
Wednesday 25th May : 7pm (Doors 6.30pm)

Admission £5. Limited seating. Early
booking recommended.To reserve
tickets, call 07981 824283.

A NIGHT AT THE CINEMA

Back by popular demand, with an allnew show, local cinema historian Roy Dilley will introduce a further selection of short films covering many aspects of the wonderful world of ‘the movies’, including producing films in Hollywood, British post-war film production, Denham Studios, Odeon and Gaumont cinemas, Pathe news (featuring Southend), Cinerama, the digital revolution in cinemas and some classic trailers. There will also be a fun, on-screen Film Quiz (with pauses while you work out the answers) so you can impress the rest of the audience with your vast knowledge about films! So do join us f or another fun, and informative, evening.

 

Railway Allnighter Poster Deep Red

HORROR AT THE RAILWAY HOTEL!

Railway Hotel
Sunday 29th May : 8pm : £3.00 : Over 18s

HORROR AT THE RAILWAY HOTEL!

We are delighted that Dave and Fi, our good friends at the Railway Hotel, will once again be hosting a show for movie-hungry fans of the weird and the wonderful! This year, the focus will be on 1970s psychological horror, with screenings of Dario Argento’s Deep Red, in which David Hemmings teams up with feisty reporter Daria Nicolodi to investigate a series of gruesome murders, Audrey Rose, in which a stranger tries to convince a couple that their daughter is his child reincarnated, and Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now, in which a couple, holidaying in Venice following the tragic drowning of their daughter, encounter a psychic – and, it seems, their daught er, stalking the streets in a bright red cloak…

So do join Dave and Fi for these genre classics – and a great evening out!

 

license to kill poster

WHITE BUS ARCHIVE FILM NIGHT:
LICENCE TO KILL

TAP
Wednesday 1st June : 7pm (Doors 6.30pm)

UK : 133mins : 1989 : Certificate ‘15’
Directed by John Glen

WHITE BUS ARCHIVE FILM NIGHT: LICENCE TO KILL

Every Wednesday, at our White Bus Cinema at TAP, we screen material from our extensive archives. This is shown on ‘real film’: 8mm, 16mm and 35mm. We begin with shorts and documentaries then, after a break, during which refreshments are available to purchase, we screen a full length feature film. This is a fun, volunteer led evening, for which we only ask a donation of £1 to help with our running costs. (No advance booking.)

To complement the film festival’s focus on British film, this evening the feature will be a 16mm CinemaScope print of Licence to Kill. In one of the darker entries in this phenomenal series, Timothy Dalton takes his turn at playing that most quintessential of British secret agents, James Bond.

 

night of the creeps poster

CULT NIGHT ‘DOUBLE BILL’: THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE + NIGHT OF THE CREEPS

TAP

Friday 3rd June : 7pm  (Doors 6.30pm)

Admission £5. Limited seating. Tickets available during the festival, from the Festival Desk or, to reserve tickets, call 07981 824283.  

CULT NIGHT ‘DOUBLE BILL’: THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE + NIGHT OF THE CREEPS

We just couldn’t leave our monthly ‘Cult Night’ screenings out of the festival, so do join our merry band of seekers of cinematic ‘shock and awe’ with two more fan favourites. In The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961), the definitive British science fiction thriller, atomic tests knock the planet off its axis, causing it to heat up and society to break down. And from Fred Dekker (Monster Squad) comes Night of the Creeps (1986) a hugely entertaining 50s ‘B’ movie pastiche in which two college losers attempt to get into a fraternity - and win the girl - by accepting a challenge to break into a lab and steal a corpse. Unfortunately, they unwittingly unleash alien parasites – and a zombie plague ensues!

 

 

 

 

SCREENWRITING MASTERCLASS: ONE DAY WORKSHOP WITH PAT HIGGINS

TAP

Saturday 4th June : 10am to 6pm

Admission £60 + £4.49 booking fee. Tickets available from www.eventbrite.co.uk.  

 

SCREENWRITING MASTERCLASS: ONE DAY WORKSHOP WITH PAT HIGGINS

Ever wanted to write a film or a TV show? In this special one-day event, acclaimed director, screenwriter and lecturer Pat Higgins (the ‘Essex Auteur’ according to Empire magazine!) will take you through the tricks and techniques of successful screenwriting. From creating characters to idea generation, from how to get those first words onto the paper through to constructing an emotionally satisfying ending, this is a one-day crash course unlike any other; jam-packed with inside information and ways to make sure your screenplay doesn't fall at the final hurdle. Be sure to bring a notepad (computer or paper) and a sense of humour, and prepare to turbo-boost your writing career like never before!

 

 

 

 

Beyond Biba Poster

BEYOND BIBA: A PORTRAIT OF BARBARA HULANICKI

Beecroft Art Gallery Lecture Theatre

Saturday 4th June : 12pm

UK : 56mins : 2009 : Cert U
Directed by Louis Price

Free admission. No advance booking.

 

BEYOND BIBA: A PORTRAIT OF BARBARA HULANICKI

Documentary about Polish fashion designer Barbara Hulanicki, who founded iconic clothes store Biba in London in the 1960s. Born in Warsaw, she studied in England at the Brighton School of Art and opened Biba in 1964, changing the face of UK fashion. The store, known for its plush decor, became a social haunt for film stars and musicians while its affordable fashions appealed to the young public. Since Biba closed in 1976, many have attempted to reproduce the magic, but all have missed the key ingredient: Barbara Hulanicki.

 

 

 

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