Sunset Screenings Summer 2016


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This season of classic and new movies is supported by the BFI through the Film Audience Network – Film Hub: South East

PLEASE NOTE – If screenings cannot take place due to adverse weather, an alternative date will be announced on the website prior to the rescheduled event. All pre-ordered tickets purchased through the Portsmouth Film Society website are transferable to Sunset screenings. Unless sold-out, tickets can also be purchased on the gate at all screenings.

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After Sunset.| Tuesday 14 June
Cert 15   | 106  min
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This low-budget cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors and Janet Weiss inside a strange mansion  belonging to the mysterious Frank N Furter, that they come across on a rainy night. Richard O’Brien’s daring and diverse comedy horror musical still has the power to shock and delight. Come in Costume.THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (UK, 1974)
Toilets are on site, parking is available in the University car park for free.

willy_wonka_and_the_chocolate_factorWILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (UK, 1971)
Castle Road
After Sunset.| Friday 1 July
Cert U  | 100  min
Free Entry

Perversely faithful to the spirit of Roald Dahl’s original book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. Please email us to reserve your places.

songoftheseaSong of the Sea (Ireland, 2014)
Southsea Band Stand
After Sunset.| Saturday 2  July.
Cert PG  | 92 min
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The last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by mythical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. A wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor that is destined to become a classic. Parking is available at the Pyramids and D Day museum car park, and parking is free after 10pm. Toilets are available at the D Day car park and will be open till  11.30pm

whats-new-pussycatWHAT’S NEW PUSSY CAT? (US, 1965)
Southsea Castle
After Sunset Wednesday 06 July (re-scheduled)
Cert 15  | 108 min
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Fashion editor Michael James a psychiatrist to help with his inability to have serious relationships with the women he meets. Meanwhile, Victor Shakapopulis desperately tries to attract even one. Introduced by Dr. Dave Allen.

Note:Under an agreement with the Castle, food or drink can’t be brought in, but their restaurant is open.

Labyrinth (1986) Directed by Jim Henson Shown: David BowieLABYRINTH (US 1986)
Location Change: Cumberland House Natural History Museum Garden.
After Sunset.| Saturday 9  July
Cert U  | 101  min **SOLD OUT!**

Due to insurance issues we have had to move the location of this screening. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Fifteen-year-old Sarah secretly wishes her baby brother Toby will just disappear. When goblins kidnap the boy, feeling guilty she sets forth to save him, and finds herself on the adventure of a lifetime. She must sneak into the castle of the Goblin King in the center of a fantastical labyrinth filled with strange creatures and mind-bending puzzles, where nothing is as it seems.

Attention: The location is changed for this event. It will be South Parade Pier, not at Castle Road. Toilets available on Canoe Lake till 11.30pm. Parking at canoe Lake car park – free after 10pm

long-good-friday-7THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY  (UK, 1979)
Southsea Castle
After Sunset | Wednesday 13 July    (re-scheduled)
Cert 18  | 109 min
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Masterful British crime drama features a star-making performance by Bob Hoskins as Harold Shand, a successful London gangster whose world falls apart over the course of one weekend.  when a bomb explodes inside his Rolls Royce, another bomb destroys a pub he owns, and a third is found inside his casino. Shand can’t understand who would suddenly want him dead. Introduced by Sue Harper, Emeritus Professor of Film History at the University of Portsmouth. Her books include “Picturing the Past: the Rise and Fall of the British Costume Film”, “Women in British Cinema: Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know”.

Note:Under an agreement with the Castle drink can’t be brought in, you can bring food.

Parking is available at the Pyramids and D Day museum car park, and parking is free after 10pm. Toilets are available on site.

Pirates-of-the-Caribbean-1PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN (US 2003)
Cumberland House Natural History Museum Garden
21.15pm| Friday 15 July
Cert 12A | 137m
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Curse of the Black Pearl. Captain Jack Sparrow arrives at Port Royal in the Caribbean without a ship or crew. His timing is inopportune, however, because later that evening the town is besieged by a pirate ship. Young blacksmith Will Turner will have to join with  Sparrow will save his love, the governor’s daughter, from Jack’s former pirate allies, who are now undead. Come in pirate themed fancy dress!

Toilets available at Parking at Canoe Lake Car Park, free after 10pm.

tommy trioTOMMY (UK, 1974)
South Parade Pier (TBC)
Cert 15   | 106  min

Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to postpone our screening of TOMMY at the South Parade Pier. We are really sorry and we worked really hard to make this happen as part of our summer season but now have to cancel. We hope to restage this at a later stage but currently don’t know when this can be. We will keep you informed via Twitter, Facebook, email and this website.

from-duskFROM DUSK TILL DAWN (UK, 1996)
Victoria Park
After Sunset.| Friday 22 July
Cert 18   | 107  min
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After a string of robberies that left a river of blood in their  wake, the sadistic Gecko brothers head to Mexico to live the good life. To get over the border, they kidnap  widowed preacher and his two children, Kate) and Scott (Ernest Liu). The quintet park their RV at a rough-and-tumble truck stop but they realise that they’re not in a typical bar.

Toilets available on site at The Arts Lodge

kung-fu-hustleKUNG FU HUSTLE (China, 2005)
Southsea Castle
21.15pm.| Wednesday 27 July
Cert 15 | 95 min
(English subtitled)
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International  superstar Stephen Chow’s humorous, special-effects-filled, action-packed martial arts epic set in early ’40s China. A bumbling thief named Sing desires to be the toughest member of the dreaded gangster hit squad known as The Axe Gang. Packed with elaborate stunts and visual gags, also Starring Yuen Wah and Xing Yu, and with fight choreography by legendary masters  Yuen Woo Ping and Sammo Hung.

Note:Under an agreement with the Castle drink can’t be brought in, you can bring food.

Parking is available at the Pyramids and D Day museum car park, and parking is free after 10pm. Toilets are available on site.

backtothefutureBACK TO THE FUTURE (US, 1985)
Victoria Park
After Sunset.| Friday 9 September.
Cert PG  | 118 min
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When teenager Marty is blasted to 1955 in the DeLorean time machine created by the eccentric Doc Brown, he finds himself mixed up in a time-altering chain reaction that could vaporize his future and leave him trapped in the past. Powered by innovative special effects, unforgettable songs and non-stop action, Back to the Future is an adventure that stands the test of time!.