LUC Presents Howard The Duck


LUC returns to the Spa Centre Cinema on Friday 25th October for another journey into the world of cult film…

In 1986, before the current era of endless, boring, superhero movies, George Lucas brought the world the first big Marvel flick. The tale of an amorous, sarcastic, trans-dimensional, cigar smoking duck. A duck named Howard who battles evil aliens, plays in a rock band and develops a worryingly romantic relationship with Lea Thompson from Back To The Future.

In an exciting turn of events, this exceptionally odd and singular cult movie will be introduced by renowned superhero movie expert Dr James Taylor, who teaches Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick. James will consider where Howard the Duck fits into Hollywood’s current obsession with superheroes and ask how the heck Howard the Duck got a film before Spider-Man. Don’t expect a clear answer.

Doors 7.15 // Starts 7.30 // Rating 12A // Tickets £6

The worryingly inevitable emergence of Leamington Underground

Because there just isn’t enough subterranean cultural action occurring in the Leamington Spa – Leamington Underground Cinema is expanding to do some exciting new things.

In a move that can only be described as ‘contrary’, the glorious central committee has decided that this expansion should be signalled by shortening the overall name of the ongoing movement to ‘Leamington Underground’ – a saving on wordage of 33%.

So there is a new website at – which will be gradually taking over from this one. All sorts of new and exciting things happening soon.

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Repo Man screening – 27th July!!!

LUC presents Alex Cox’s Repo Man – the legendary 1984 cult classic starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton – on Saturday 27th July at the Spa Centre cinema.

A young punk is initiated into the bizarre world of vehicle repossession after helping to steal a car. Everyone is looking for 1964 Chevy Malibu being driven by an escaped mad scientist, with something very top secret and highly dangerous in the boot. A midnight movie classic that takes a very sideways tilt at Reagan’s America with amazing soundtrack featuring the likes of Black Flag and Iggy Pop.

Doors 7.15, Starts 7.30

Tickets £6 from wegottickets




This Thursday, 27th June 2019, head to the Spa Centre cinema for a rare screening of 1995 disasterpiece masterpiece, Showgirls.

Considered both a trashy mess and a subversive cult treat, this is a no-holds barred, everything turned up to eleven, take no prisoners affair.

Showgirls tells the story of Nomi, an angry drifter (and even angrier stripper) and her quest to make it to the big time in Las Vegas – this film has outrageous style, genuinely insane acting and a script featuring some of the most ridiculous lines uttered in cinema history. It is amazing.

Doors open at 7.15pm and the film action starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £6 on the door or in advance from wegottickets.


If you ever wondered: “What would happen if the director of Robocop spent £45 million dollars making a film about strippers?”, then you are in luck. On 29th May 2019 Leamington Underground Cinema presents the garish, epic, oh my god I can’t believe this is happening, cinematic marvel that is Showgirls at the Spa Centre Cinema.

An infamous failure upon initial release, now a camp, cult classic. This movie is a trashy mess to some, a subversive satire to others but above all a wildly entertaining experience for everyone.

Tickets £6 via wegottickets, or in person from Underboard at 3 Court Street.

Doors 7.15. Starts 7.30. Rated 18.

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