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We ♥ John Hughes

Life moves pretty fast sometimes, so don't miss out on our Vintage Sundays season dedicated to six of the best John Hughes eighties comedies.

Life moves pretty fast sometimes, so don’t miss out on Vintage Sundays this autumn as we present six of the best from the late, great John Hughes.

Sunday 1 October

The Breakfast Club (15)

The Breakfast Club

Director: John Hughes. USA 1985. 97 mins.

In Hughes’ seminal teen flick, a jock, geek, rebel, prom queen and goth spend a Saturday in detention, where they discover they have a lot more in common than they first thought.

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Sunday 8 October

Sixteen Candles (15)

Sixteen Candles

Director: John Hughes. USA 1984. 93 mins.

Life sucks for Samantha Baker. The boy she likes doesn’t know she exists, and nobody in her family has remembered her birthday. In this hilarious romp through the perils of adolescence, her ‘sweet sixteenth’ is anything but.

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Sunday 15 October

Planes, Trains And Automobiles (15)

Planes, Trains And Automobiles

Director: John Hughes. USA 1987. 92 mins.

All Neal Page (Steve Martin) wanted was to spend Thanksgiving with his family. What he got was three torturous days on the road with just a blabbermouth shower-curtain-ring salesman (John Candy) for company.

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Sunday 22 October

Pretty In Pink (15)

Pretty In Pink

Director: Howard Deutch. USA 1986. 97 mins.

Molly Ringwald is the girl from the wrong side of the tracks who falls for the cute rich kid (Andrew McCarthy). A film with a lot of heart and a great soundtrack.

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Sunday 29 October

Weird Science (15)

Weird Science

Director: John Hughes. USA 1985. 94 mins.

Can’t get a date? Make one! Rejected by their peers and desperate to be liked, two misfit teens design their ideal woman on a computer – and then accidentally bring her to life.

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Sunday 5 November

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (12A)

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Director: John Hughes. USA 1986. 103 mins.

The effortlessly likeable tale of the charmed Ferris Bueller, who bunks off school for the day with his girlfriend and best mate. Full of daring and ingenuity, this is one man’s struggle to take it easy.

Contains one use of strong language and infrequent moderate sex references.

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