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Fear and Desire (+ Kubrick's Short Films)


These rare screenings of Stanley Kubrick's feature debut will be preceded by Kubrick's surviving documentary short films: Day Of The Fight (1951, 16 mins), Flying Padre (1951, 9 mins) and The Seafarer

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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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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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Class of 1984


Class of 1984 is a cult 1982 Canadian action-thriller movie about a newly hired music teacher at a troubled inner city school, where students have to pass through a metal detector due to problems with

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Stop Making Sense: 30th Anniversary Party


Party from 9pm, film screening from 10.30pm. We're delighted to host this special 30th anniversary screening on 18 October 2014 at Light House Cinema, 30 years to the day since its initial release in

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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: 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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Billy Elliot the Musical (Live)


One of the most celebrated, award-winning musicals on stage today, Billy Elliot has been dazzling London's West End since 2005, and has gone on to captivate audiences around the world. Set in a nor

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NT Live: Skylight (Encore)


This is a recorded 'Encore' show of a live event. Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) feature in the highly anticip

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New Year’s Eve Gala 2014


Now in its 4th year, the New Year’s Eve Gala continues to grow and this year we see Pianist Menahem Pressler making a very special appearance. Pressler has made recording and interpretation history fo

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Maps to the Stars


With this tale of a secret-filled Hollywood family on the verge of implosion, director David Cronenberg (EASTERN PROMISES, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE) forges both a wicked social satire and a very human gh

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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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NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire (Live)


The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. Wit

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Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story + Q&A with Mark Pollock


This screening will be followed by a live Q&A with Mark Pollock. If you are a wheelchair user, please contact the box-office and make your booking by phone as wheelchair spaces are limited. UNBREAKABL

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Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Film


UNBREAKABLE tells the inspirational story of Mark Pollock’s amazing strength and positivity in the face of incredible obstacles throughout his life. Ten years after losing his sight at 22, Mark Polloc

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Gone Girl


GONE GIRL - directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn - unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary,

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NT Live: Frankenstein (Recorded - Cumberbatch)


This recording includes Benedict Cumberbatch as the Monster, and Jonny Lee Miller as Frankenstein. National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time

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NT Live: Frankenstein (Recorded - Miller)


This recording includes Jonny Lee Miller as the Monster, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Frankenstein. National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time

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NT Live: Of Mice And Men (Live)


Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice And Men, filmed on sta

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NT Live: JOHN (Live)


JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for 18yrs+ Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre. DV8 Physica

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NT Live: Treasure Island (Live)


Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre. It’s a dark, stormy nig

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Fear and Desire (+ Kubrick's Short Films)





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

These rare screenings of Stanley Kubrick's feature debut will be preceded by Kubrick's surviving documentary short films: Day Of The Fight (1951, 16 mins), Flying Padre (1951, 9 mins) and The Seafarers (1953, 29 mins). 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. Kubrick served as producer, director, screenwriter, editor, and cinematographer on Fear and Desire, which he made on a budget of only $40,000 (raised by his relatives).