We have a veritable feast of classic film treats for you to enjoy this summer, brought to you by Vintage Sundays – our weekly showcase of our favourite oldies. They simply don’t make ’em like they used to.
Through June and July we’ve assembled a wonderful and varied programme which includes rare chances to see Ken Loach’s first feature on the big screen and to hang out with Vincent and Jules once more in Tarantino’s peerless cult gem. If you’re looking for pure joy, don’t look much further than The Lion King or a special West Side Story Singalong screening – hakuna matata!
Explore the season by selecting a title below, or scroll to the bottom of the page and select your local Picturehouse Cinema.
Sunday 19 June
The Lion King (U)
Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff.
Voices: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones. USA 1994. 89 mins.
Disney’s cherished animation roars back onto the big screen!
Sunday 26 June
Roman Holiday (U)
Director: William Wyler.
Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn. USA 1953. 118 mins.
Peck and Hepburn (in her breakthrough role) make one of cinema’s most charming couples in this whimsical fantasy with a bittersweet finale.
Sunday 3 July
Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
Starring: Dominique Pinon. France 1991. 99 mins. French with English subtitles.
In this post-apocalyptic black comedy, the landlord of an apartment building occasionally prepares a special delicacy for his odd tenants.
Sunday 10 July
Poor Cow (15)
Director: Ken Loach.
Starring: Terence Stamp, Carol White. UK 1967. 98 mins.
Poor Cow was Ken Loach’s first feature film and was based on the novel by Nell Dunn, who also wrote Loach’s earlier Wednesday Play, Up The Junction.
Sunday 17 July
Stand By Me (15)
Director: Rob Reiner.
Starring: Will Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman. USA 1986. 89 mins.
Based on Stephen King’s short story The Body, Stand By Me tells the tale of Gordie Lachance, a writer looking back to his preteen days, when he and three close friends went on an adventure to find the body of a kid their age who had gone missing and was presumed dead.
Sunday 24 July
Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise.
Starring: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer. USA 1961. 152 mins.
Natalie Wood stars in the heartbreaking role of Maria in this magnificent tale of star-crossed lovers, Latin-American tensions and steamy city life. This is an unmissable cinema experience.
Sunday 31 July
Pulp Fiction (18)
Director: Quentin Tarantino.
Starring: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson. USA 1994. 154 mins.
The lives of two Mob hitmen, a boxer, a femme fatale and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption in Quentin Tarantino’s cult gem.