With our new programme now online (full listings here), take a look at some of the classic films we’ll be showing throughout May and June 2022, including a couple of Westerns with legendary musical scores, family-friendly films for half-term, and a season curated by Oxford Pride.
From Sunday 22nd May, we’ll be screening the brand new documentary all about one most popular and prolific film composers of the twentieth century, Ennio Morricone. With the release of Ennio, we couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to screen a couple of classics featuring scores by the man himself.
On Sunday 22nd May and Monday 23rd May, we will show Sergio Leone’s swaggering Western A Fistful Of Dollars. And on Sunday 29th May and Monday 30th May, we will show his brilliant follow-up For A Few Dollars More. Both films made Leone and Clint Eastwood legendary in terms revitalising the Western genre, but would these films have been as iconic without Morricone’s music? We don’t think so!
Half-term Family Classics
With half-term on the horizon, we have devoted our afternoon matinees to films suitable for all ages. Alongside new releases such as Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore and Downton Abbey: A New Era, we have picked a few of our very favourite family-friendly classics.
We love an animated adventure, so we’ve picked Cartoon Saloon’s gorgeous, Oscar-nominated animation The Secret of Kells. After that we have a screening of the most-loved classics of the 1980s, Robert Zemeckis’ timeless time-travelling comedy Back to the Future. And finally, we wanted to mark what would have been Judy Garland’s 100th birthday this year with a screening of possibly the ultimate family picture, The Wizard of Oz.
Oxford Pride Presents
Oxford Pride is back this June for another celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer life in Oxfordshire. The main festival will take place on Saturday 4th June, but there are events linked to Pride taking place all across the city throughout the month of June. We asked the organisers to curate a season of LGBTQ+ classics, and they have come up with this terrific season for you to enjoy.
Monday 20 June 18:30 – Booking Coming Soon
Wednesday 22 June 20:45 – Booking Coming Soon
Monday 27 June 18:00 – Booking Coming Soon
Thursday 30 June 20:45 – Booking Coming Soon