As the weather cools cinemas are hotting up as we embark upon an exciting time for new releases and retrospective events. Picturehouse is anticipating the IMAX release of Damien Chazelle’s (Whiplash, La La Land) Ryan Gosling-starring drama First Man – partly filmed with IMAX cameras – with a season of movies on the moon. Halloween creeps in with The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the original Halloween’s 40th anniversary; and, finally, IMAX tickets are on sale for the foot-stomping celebration Bohemian Rhapsody, showing on West Yorkshire’s biggest IMAX screen from 24 October.
SPECIAL SEASONS & EVENTS
CONTINUING: VINTAGE SUNDAYS: SPACED
Ahead of First Man, coming to IMAX on 12 October, Picturehouse presents a series of classics that are out of this world! Films include Moon + Georges Melies’ iconic short A Trip To The Moon, Solaris, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Apollo 13.
Tickets are only £5 for Picturehouse Members. £8 for non-Members. Full line up and more info
11-14 OCT: WIDESCREEN WEEKEND
A long weekend of big, bold and wide cinema experiences as the National Science and Media Museum showcases its fantastic projection facilities. Glorious 70mm screenings, new Cinerama restorations and great guests remind you why going to the movies is so magical. Highlights include No Country For Old Men, The Apartment, Thelma & Louise and Barbra Streisand classic Funny Girl. Line-up & details
TUE 16 OCT: THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD + SATELLITE Q&A w/ DIR. PETER JACKSON
On the centenary of the end of the First World War, The Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson presents and extraordinary new work. Using cutting-edge technology to transform images and audio captured 100 years ago, Jackson’s passion project reveals the Great Wear as you’ve never seen it, told by the people who were there.
World premiere plus live satellite director Q&A hosted by Mark Kermode, broadcast live from the BFI London Film Festival. Book
WED 17 OCT: PETERLOO + SATELLITE Q&A w/ DIR. MIKE LEIGH
Mike Leigh (Mr Turner) directs an epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, a defining moment in British democracy. The huge ensemble cast includes Rory Kinnear as orator Henry Hunt and Maxine Peake as a matriarch struggling to hold her family together.
Get an exclusive preview followed by satellite director Q&A, broadcast live from Manchester. Book
FROM MON 29 OCT: JOHN CARPENTER SEASON 4K RESTORATION
The legendary director is a cut above the rest. John Carpenter’s works are ready for a 4K revival and Picturehouse will screen The Fog, Prince of Darkness, They Live, and Escape From New York weekly from 29 October. Check picturehouses.com/bradford for forthcoming details.
REGULAR STRANDS –DISCOVER TUESDAYS
Discover unique cinema and unsung heroes of film on Tuesdays at Picturehouse cinemas. This month sees Rediscovering Marvin (9th), An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn (23rd), and 1950s French gem Orphée (30th).
Showcasing the best (inter)national arts content on the big screen, from dance to opera and musicals.
This month’s highlights include Met Opera Live: Aida with superstar Anna Netrebko; The Importance of Being Earnest, the final play in Classic Spring’s year-long Oscar Wilde live season; and Funny Girl – The Musical with Sheridan Smith. Full line-up & details
WED 10 OCT – CULTURE SHOCK: HALLOWEEN
Just when you thought it was safe to leave the house, Halloween is back for a 40th anniversary revival. Includes a pre-recorded intro from director John Carpenter. Book
WED 31 OCT – DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY: THE PRODUCERS 50th ANNIVERSARY RESTORATION
Open to all, but adapted to suit the needs of people living with dementia and their family, friends, and carers. With reduced ticket at £4, free tea, coffee and biscuits, and a chance to socialise for 30 minutes before the film. This month we’re screening The Producers – 50th anniversary restoration. Book
WED 31 OCT – CULTURE SHOCK: THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Meat Loaf bring tricks and treats to The Rocky Horror Picture Show at our special Halloween screening. Book
ABOUT PICTUREHOUSE CINEMAS
Formed in 1989 to challenge the multiplex model, Picturehouse Cinemas own and operate 23 cinemas and programme a further 40 venues across the UK.
Picturehouse Cinemas are located in city centres and are architecturally unique venues that provide café bars, restaurants and live events alongside the traditional moviegoing experience. Their programmes encompass quality mainstream, family, art-house, independent, foreign-language and documentary films.
Picturehouse Cinemas were a pioneer of live satellite cine-casts in the UK, bringing non-film content such as Q&As and talks, concerts, art exhibitions, the New York Met Opera, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and the Bolshoi Ballet to community cinema screens.