MARCH AT THE PRINCE CHARLES UK
The Prince Charles Cinema offers up one of the most eclectic and fun programs of any repertory related film house, programmed by true fans of film. We've picked our favorites out of the March lineup, and we encourage you to head to their web site to see what else is on offer.
THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU (35mm Print)
Friday 10th March 8:45pm
Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou and his crew--Team Zissou--set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly non-existent Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou's partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. A young airline co-pilot who may or may not be Zissou's son, a beautiful journalist assigned to write a profile of Zissou, and Zissou's estranged wife and co-producer, Eleanor, joins them on their voyage. They face overwhelming complications including pirates, kidnapping, and bankruptcy.
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (70mm presentation)
March 8th, 11th, 16th, 19th 24th and 28th at 8:01pm (which, on a 24 hour clock is 20:01 hours. Clever!)
An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship's computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time. Must be experienced in 70mm
Thu 9th March 6:20pm
LOVE & BASKETBALL
Quincy McCall (Omar Epps) and Monica Wright (Sanaa Lathan) grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow into adulthood, they fall in love, but they also share another all-consuming passion: basketball. They've followed the game all their lives and have no small amount of talent on the court. As Quincy and Monica struggle to make their relationship work, they follow separate career paths though high school and college basketball and, they hope, into stardom in big-league professional ball.
DIRTY DANCING Sing-A-Long
Fri 10th March 8:30pm
The producers of Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music and Sing-a-Long-a GREASE bring you their latest interactive film. The brand new singalonga screening of the classic film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. It’s the Summer of 1963, it’s college boys versus dancing hunks, it’s one of the best loved movies of all time and, yes, there is a guy as great as your dad.
Join Baby and Johnny in a fun-filled screening of the1987 dance classic film where YOU are the stars of the show. The host, will lead a vocal warm up, show you how to use your free interactive prop bag and have you dancing really dirty….. Fancy dress not obligatory but highly recommended.
GHOST IN THE SHELL (Original Version: Japanese Language / English Subtitles)
Sat 11th March 4:15pm
The year is 2029, the world is made borderless by the net; augmented humans who live in virtual environments. Watched over by law enforcement agents that are able to download themselves into super-powered, crime busting mecha. The ultimate secret agent of the future is not human, has no physical body and can travel freely through the information highways of the world. Hacking and manipulating whatever, whomever and whenever required…
Sun 12th March 8:30pm
TWILIGHT ZONE : THE MOVIE
This tribute to the beloved supernatural TV show has four episodes. In the first, racist Bill Connor (Vic Morrow) is transformed into a Jew in World War II. Next, Mr. Bloom (Scatman Crothers) comes to a retirement home to teach the residents that they are only as young as they feel. In the third, teacher Helen Foley (Kathleen Quinlan) meets Antony (Jeremy Licht), a boy who is not what he seems. Finally, panicky plane passenger John Valentine (John Lithgow) sees gremlins attacking his flight.
Sun 19th March 12:30pm
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT
Kids tickets only £3 each!
Down-on-his-luck private eye Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) gets hired by cartoon producer R.K. Maroon (Alan Tilvern) to investigate an adultery scandal involving Jessica Rabbit (Kathleen Turner), the sultry wife of Maroon's biggest star, Roger Rabbit (Charles Fleischer). But when Marvin Acme (Stubby Kaye), Jessica's alleged paramour and the owner of Toontown, is found murdered, the villainous Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd) vows to catch and destroy Roger.
Wed 22nd March 6:00pm
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (35mm print)
Based on the play by Tennessee Williams, this renowned drama follows troubled former schoolteacher Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) as she leaves small-town Mississippi and moves in with her sister, Stella Kowalski (Kim Hunter), and her husband, Stanley (Marlon Brando), in New Orleans. Blanche's flirtatious Southern-belle presence causes problems for Stella and Stanley, who already have a volatile relationship, leading to even greater conflict in the Kowalski household.
Wed 22nd March 8:45pm
GHOST WORLD (35mm print)
With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives. Stars a young Scarlett Johannson before she became an Avenger.
SPECIAL EVENT MARATHON:
Sat 25th March 9:00pm
THE FILMS THAT INSPIRED 'STRANGER THINGS' - 6 Films that inspired the series.
The PCC along with most of the world have fallen head-over-heels love with the Netflix series STRANGER THINGS... and as they're not allowed to screen the T.V. series, they thought it'd be fun to screen six films which heavily inspired the T.V. series instead! So join the PCC as they go into the upside down and see the films which laid the path to STRANGER THINGS. PCC will not be showing ANY clips / episodes of Stranger Things at this event, just the films listed below.
STAND BY ME [Digital]: After learning that a stranger has been accidentally killed near their rural homes, four Oregon boys decide to go see the body. On the way, Gordie Lachance (Wil Wheaton), Vern Tessio (Jerry O'Connell), Chris Chambers (River Phoenix) and Teddy Duchamp (Corey Feldman) encounter a mean junk man and a marsh full of leeches, as they also learn more about one another and their very different home lives.
THE GOONIES [35mm]: When two brothers find out they might lose their house they are desperate to find a way to keep their home. They find a treasure map and bring some friends along to find it.
E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL [Format TBC]: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas).
FIRESTARTER [35mm]: As youths, Andy McGee (David Keith) and his future wife, Vicky (Heather Locklear), participated in secret experiments, allowing themselves to be subjected to mysterious medical tests.
POLTERGEIST [35mm - note, print has faded]: Strange and creepy happenings beset an average California family, the Freelings -- Steve (Craig T. Nelson), Diane (JoBeth Williams), teenaged Dana (Dominique Dunne), eight-year-old Robbie (Oliver Robins), and five-year-old Carol Ann (Heather O'Rourke)
THE THING [Format TBC]: In remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists are disturbed at their base camp by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks both human beings and canines in the camp and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims.
Program notes by Prince Charles Cinema