Picturehouse Pop-Up Comes To Hailsham

Picturehouse welcomes you to the picturesque Michelham Priory for an evening of magical Pop-Up cinema on Friday 8 December.

As part of our Enchanted Screen season, we’re showing a double bill of iconic films that delve into fairytale worlds. The Wizard of Oz has been dazzling audiences for generations, whilst Guillermo del Toro’s dark fantasy Pan’s Labyrinth has fast become a modern masterpiece.

Doors will open 45 mins before the advertised start time of the films. The building has heaters that will be running between shows but due to noise will not run during films. No need to worry as hot chocolate and mulled wine will be on hand to take the edge off, though we recommend wrapping up warm just in case!

The Wizard of Oz (U)

Wizard of Oz
Wizard of Oz

Director: Victor Fleming. Starring: Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley. 103 mins

The famous film of 1939 begins in the monochrome world of Kansas but bursts into colour when Dorothy’s house, uprooted in a terrible tornado, lands in the surreal fairyland of Oz where Dorothy and her dog Toto encounter three new friends: the brainless Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and the heartless Tin Man, each in search of what he believes he is lacking. The film’s ostensible message is that ‘There’s no place like home’: Dorothy’s mythic journey seems to reveal that to find one’s heart’s desire, one need not look further than one’s own backyard.


Pan’s Labyrinth (15)

Pan's Labyrinth
Pan's Labyrinth

Director: Guillermo del Toro. Starring: Sergi López, Ariadna Gil, Ivana Baquero, Doug Jones, Maribel Verdú. 120 mins

A fairy tale for adults inspired by the paintings of Francisco Goya and rooted, like THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE, in the context of war, this is del Toro’s most accomplished work in his own opinion. In 1940s Spain, recently remarried Carmen (Gil) and daughter Ofelia (Baquero) move in with the cold and authoritarian new husband, Vidal (López), a captain in General Franco’s army. Finding her new life difficult, Ofelia seeks refuge in a labyrinth she discovers next to the house. A magical creature named Pan, the guardian of the labyrinth, reveals that Ofelia is the long-lost princess of a magical kingdom. To discover the truth, she will have to accomplish three dangerous tasks. Del Toro’s startling vision rests on a profoundly moving story with universal appeal.

Enchanted Pop Up
Enchanted Pop Up

Terms and Conditions:
-Pop-Up is a fully licensed event; strictly no alcohol purchased from outside is permitted at any site.
-Some sites are also catered (check descriptions when booking) and no food purchased outside is permitted either.
-Entry is on presentation of a booking reference code, e-ticket or printed ticket.
-Only if a film is cancelled or terminated will refunds be made.
-In the event of a cancellation we will endeavour to contact all ticket holders as soon as possible.
-Picturehouse Terms of Admission apply.
-No Members’ free tickets.
-No dogs.
-No smoking.

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