We’re taking the Duke of Yorks and Dukes at Komedia outdoors to the grand setting of the gardens of Preston Manor in Preston Park.. Arrive early to enjoy the last of the evening sun with something special from our pop-up bar. (Doors open at 7.00. Films start around 9.15, or as soon as it gets dark).
The screenings take place in the open, with a limited number of deckchairs available on a first come first served basis. We will also have cardboard ‘bumbox’ seating available for sale but feel free to bring along small picnic chairs – however these must be placed towards the rear of the cinema area.
This is a licensed event, so we cannot accept any alcohol brought in from outside, however a bar will be open for beer and wine sales. You are welcome to bring a picnic!
Friday 14 July
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (15) in association with Eyes Wide Open
Director: Jim Sharman. Starring: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick . UK/USA 1975. 100 mins.
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.Book tickets for The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Eyes Wide Open Cinema is a queer film programme founded in 2012 out of a desire to bring a regular series to Brighton exploring the lives and work of sexual and gender minorities in film. Eyes Wide Open Cinema showcases a varied programme of queer cinema, both old and new, with a firm belief in the radical potential of cinematic representations that challenge status quos, resist hegemony, and subvert established norms.
Saturday 15 July
Stand By Me (15)
Director: Rob Reiner. Starring: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman. USA 1986. 89 mins.
After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.Book tickets for Stand By Me
Sunday 16 July
Moulin Rouge (12a)
Director: Baz Luhrmann. Starring: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo. UK 2001. 127 mins.
Christian, a young English Writer, has come to Paris to follow the Bohemian revolution taking hold of the city. Things take a wicked turn for Christian as he starts a deadly love affair with the star courtesan of the Moulin Rouge, Satine.Book tickets for Moulin Rouge
Friday 25 August
Hairspray (1988) (PG)
Director: John Waters. Starring: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine. USA 1988. 92 mins.
Hairspray: the musical with a civil rights heart! Our favourites Divine, Rikki Lake and Deborah Harry all star. It’s 1962, it’s Baltimore and Tracy Turnblad goes from TV dance contestant to teen hero when she takes on her rivals and their dodgy attitudes!Book tickets for Hairspray
Saturday 26 August
The Warriors (15)
Director: Walter Hill. Starring: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright. USA 1979. 92 mins.
In 1979, a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down to kill them.Book tickets for The Warriors
Sunday 27 August
The Big Lebowski (15)
Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen. Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore. USA 1998. 117 mins.
“The Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.Book tickets for The Big Lebowski