Two Picturehouse staff members wax lyrical on their favourite films coming to a cinema near you…
The Wizard Of Oz
Sunday 18 November
As chosen by Samantha Buttigieg, Marketing Manager, Stratford Picturehouse
Samantha: After seeing the musical-theatre production of Wicked, I can’t watch The Wizard Of Oz without reminding myself that when Dorothy left Kansas, she landed her house on the Wicked Witch of the East and flattened the life out of her – oh my! I watched the film again recently and it made me fall in love with it all over again. A wave of pure nostalgia shimmered over me, just like the moment the movie switches from black and white to the Technicolor world of the weird and wonderful Oz. Judy Garland plays the homesick Dorothy, who, together with her dog, Toto, pops on those infamous ruby slippers and follows a yellow brick road home, along the way meeting a cowardly lion, a heartless tin man and a scarecrow who wanted nothing more than to have a brain. Thankfully, you don’t need to go as far as Emerald City to find The Wizard Of Oz, as it’s back at Picturehouse Cinemas this November. Sparkly slippers optional.
The Greatest Showman Singalong
Sunday 16 December
As chose by Sarah Cook, Marketing Manager, Picturehouse Central
Sarah: Show-stopping tunes, endearing characters, beautiful costumes and Zac Efron’s twinkling eyes – you can’t go wrong with The Greatest Showman. See Hugh Jackman in the role he was born to play (without the claws) as he portrays P. T. Barnum; the man behind the circus. Filled with catchy tunes and heart-warming messages, this is a colourful, imaginative film that begs to be seen on the big screen. As someone who has watched the film roughly ten times, including once on a boat, I’m telling you to roll up, roll up, and join us for the greatest show on earth, because, no matter how many times you watch this, it’s never enough.