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Fear and Desire


Kubrick’s debut feature tells the story of a war waged (in the present? in the future?) between two forces. In the midst of the conflict, a plane carrying four soldiers crashes behind enemy lines. Fro

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Killer's Kiss


This dazzling film noir from Stanley Kubrick is about a struggling New York boxer (Jamie Smith), whose life is imperiled when he protects a nightclub dancer (Irene Kane) from her gangster boss.

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Killing, The


Synopsis: Stanley Kubrick’s account of an ambitious racetrack robbery is one of Hollywood’s tautest, twistiest noirs. Aided by a radically time-shuffling narrative, razor-sharp dialogue from pulp nove

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Paths of Glory


Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory is among the most powerful antiwar films ever made. A fiery Kirk Douglas stars as a World War I French colonel who goes head-to-head with the army’s ruthless top brass

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Spartacus


Stanley Kubrick directed a cast of screen legends—including Kirk Douglas as the indomitable gladiator that led a Roman slave revolt—in the sweeping epic that defined a genre and ushered in a new Holly

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West Side Story


Two gangs from opposite sides of the street. One romance that dared to cross the line. In 1961, this movie adaptation of the Broadway smash-hit musical West Side Story broke box office records and won

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Cinema Book Club: Lolita


For this month's Cinema Book club we're delighted to screen Stanley Kubrick’s shocking adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s novel. A successful mix of taboo dramatic subjects and a dark undercurrent of bl

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Lolita


Kubrick’s shocking adaptation of Nabokov’s novel is a successful mix of taboo dramatic subjects and a dark undercurrent of black comedy, enhanced by the outstanding performances from Mason and Sellers

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Dr. Strangelove


This BAFTA Award-winning (Best Film) title is a black comedy about a group of war-eager military men who plan a nuclear apocalypse. Through a series of military and political accidents, two psychotic

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A Clockwork Orange


Stomping, whomping, stealing, singing, tap-dancing, violating, Derby-topped teddy-boy hooligan Alex (Malcolm McDowell) has his own way of having a good time. He has it at the tragic expense of others.

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Barry Lyndon


Barry Lydon is Stanley Kubrick's epic costume drama based on William Makepeace Thackeray's beautiful novel. It tells the story of a young rogue who wanders through life getting lost in various adventu

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The Shining


Think of the greatest terror imaginable. Is it a monstrous alien? A lethal epidemic? Or, as in this harrowing masterpiece from Stanley Kubrick, is it fear of murder by someone who should love and prot

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The Shining Halloween Party


Fancy Dress Halloween Party from 9pm followed by The Shining at 10:30pm. Did you know that Light House Cinema was built on an ancient burial ground? This Halloween our screens will be possessed by the

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Hollywood Babylon: The Last Dragon


AWESOME FORGOTTEN MOVIE ALERT. Here Kung Fu master 'Bruce Leroy' (!) is pitched against the greatest bad guy ever put on screen, the awesome 'Sho Nuff' in a film that throws Blaxploitation, Kung Fu mo

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Hollywood Babylon: Return to Oz


The second screening in Hollywood Babylon's special "scare your kids" weekend and our first ever matinee is Walter Murch's incredible (and incredibly bizarre) sequel to the 1939 Hollwood classic. Misu

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Hollywood Babylon Double Bill: The Breakfast Club + Real Genius


Hollywood Babylon's BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL. Oh this is gonna be a big one. Prizes for costumes, cocktail specials, dancing! Obviously The Breakfast Club needs no introduction, it is one of our most be

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Hollywood Babylon: Legend


Ridley Scott's dark fairytale Legend is a masterpiece that needs to be seen on the big screen to be truly appreciated. We loved it then and we love it more now. Watch a young Tom Cruise try to stop 'T

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Full Metal Jacket


A superb ensemble cast falls in for action in Stanley Kubrick's brilliant saga about the Vietnam War and the dehumanising process that turns people into trained killers. Joker (Matthew Modine), Animal

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Eyes Wide Shut


Stanley Kubrick's daring last film is many things. It is a compelling psychosexual journey. A haunting dreamscape. A riveting tale of suspense. A major milestone in the careers of stars Tom Cruise and

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2001: A Space Odyssey


A pair of astronauts heads to Jupiter to investigate a radio signal sent from a mysterious monolith on the moon, but their tranquil trip is endangered when their on-board computer begins acting oddly.

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Annie


"Annie" is the story of a plucky, red-haired girl who dreams of life outside her dreary orphanage. One day, Annie (Aileen Quinn) is chosen to stay for one week with the famous billionaire "Daddy" Warb

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Grease


musical about teens in love in the 50's! It's California, 1959 and greaser Danny Zuko and Australian Sandy Olsson are in love. They spend time at the beach, but when they go back to school, what eithe

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Grease Sing-A-Long


Good girl Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and greaser Danny (John Travolta) fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekin

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Little Shop of Horrors - Director's Cut


Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day as Seymou

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God Help the Girl + Belle & Sebastian (Live)


Preview of GOD HELP THE GIRL, followed by a live set from Belle & Sebastian themselves – broadcast via satellite from Edinburgh's Corn Exchange. Features songs from the film as well as the band's own

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Doctor Who: Deep Breath - plus live Q&A with Peter Capaldi


We’re very excited to be screening the feature-length first episode of the new series of Doctor Who on the big screen at the same time as the BBC broadcast on Saturday 23 August, 7.35 (provisional sta

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RSC: The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Live)


Valentine and Proteus are best friends, until they fall in love with the same girl. Having traveled to Milan in search of adventure, they both fall for the Duke's daughter Silvia. But Proteus is alrea

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NT Live: Medea (Live)


Terrible things breed in broken hearts.

Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she's left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family

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20,000 Days On Earth


20,000 Days on Earth, followed by Live Satellite Event with Nick Cave September 17
20,000 DAYS ON EARTH is a bold vision of one of music's most mysterious and charismatic figures, the iconic N

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Fear and Desire





Rating: CLUB
Release Date: 01/04/1953
Director: Stanley Kubrick

Kubrick’s debut feature tells the story of a war waged (in the present? in the future?) between two forces. In the midst of the conflict, a plane carrying four soldiers crashes behind enemy lines. From here out, it is kill or be killed: a female hostage is taken on account of being a potential informer; an enemy general and his aide are discovered during a scouting mission… What lies in store for this ragtag group of killers, between their perilous landing in the forest, and the final raft-float downstream… all this constitutes the tale of Kubrick’s precocious entry into feature filmmaking.