Leamington Underground Cinema can today announce that we will be bringing a series of exciting cult cult movie screenings the huge, iconic Leamington Spa All Saints Parish Church.
The first two screenings lined up are the classic 1980 musical comedy The Blues Brothers and Monty Python’s Life Of Brian, which I think we can all agree is probably the funniest film ever made and almost certainly the most appropriate film for the location.
Starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as the eponymous siblings, The Blues Brothers is a riotous mix of outrageous car chases, classic comedy and peerless musical cameos from the likes of James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles. The screening will be preceded by a short blues set from ‘Kentucky’ James Knight for your musical pleasure.
Released to more than a little controversy in 1979, The Life Of Brian is the quintessential Monty Python film, deeply satirical and profoundly hilarious. Set in Biblical times, it follows the struggles of Brian Cohen, a man at odds with the Roman occupation who is definitely not a messiah, but rather a very naughty boy. The Life Of Brian will be supported by ‘Music You Don’t Usually Hear Played On A Church Organ’ performed by Florence Ellis.
The Blues Brothers screening will take place on Friday 15th April, while The Life of Brian will screen on Saturday 28th May.
Tickets for both screenings will be priced at a very reasonable £10 each in advance or on the door. To help you all feel charitable, 50% of the profits from ticket sales is going towards the continued upkeep and maintenance of the Church.
Thirsty film viewers will be pleased to hear that a bar will be available at both events to keep everyone refreshed.
Following these screenings, LUC will be announcing more films to screen at the church during the rest of the year, including events to take place during the fourth Leamington Underground Cinema Festival which will run from the 11th to the 19th of November.
Tickets are available now from the following links: