THEY LIVE & PREDATOR screenings at Leamington Camouflage Festival

LUC is teaming up with Playing The Field for two camouflage themed screenings at Foundry Wood on 2nd & 3rd September as part of the Leamington Camouflage Festival.

they live flyer 1On Friday 2nd, we present present John Carpenter’s classic 1988 cult satire action flick They Live.

When a drifter, played by Rowdy Roddy Piper, comes into possession of some very special sunglasses, he is able to see the world as it really is – an oppressive nightmare where the ruling class are really a bunch of evil aliens manipulating the masses behind a seamless facade. It also contains the longest fight scene in cinema history – so something for everyone.

Also at this screening Dr Daniel Winchester will be presenting his findings on paranormal extraterrestrial happenings in the local area – you will be shocked and amazed.

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predator flyer 1Then on Saturday 3rd, brace yourselves for John MacTiernan’s peerless 1987 action flick, Predator.

A team of commandos on what they think is a rescue mission in a Central American jungle find themselves being stalked by an invisible extra-terrestrial hunter. It gets messy.

At this screening Dr Winchester will also be presenting his findings on a shocking tale of extraterrestrial invasion in Leamington Spa – oh yes.

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Both screenings will take place outdoors at Leamington’s Foundry Wood, bench seating will be provided but feel free to bring your own for superior posterior comfort if you like.

There will be a licensed bar to keep you refreshed and hot food including options for both carnivores and vegetarians.

Doors will open at 6.30, with film action beginning at 8.

PLEASE DO
Dress to keep warm and dry.
Wear solid footwear.

PLEASE DON’T
Bring food and drink.
Bring pets or children.
Forget your bubblegum.

Find out more about the other events at the camouflage festival on this facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/leamingtoncamo/

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LUC to screen Life Of Brian, The Blues Brothers and more at All Saints Church

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.

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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:

Purchase tickets for The Blues Brothers

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Blair Witch & Dog Soldiers confirmed for A Fright In Foundry Wood

After the spookily successful screening of Evil Dead 2 during the LUC Festival 2015, we are teaming up again with the Foundry Wood and Playing The Field for two nights of immersive and atmospheric outdoor film action with ‘A Fright In Foundry Wood’ on the 6th and 7th of May.

First up on Friday 6th is the classic Blair Witch Project, the shocking film made from the documentary footage shot by three student filmmakers who disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland in 1994. To get you in the mood for this We will have expert guides on hand to explain the little-known, occult history of the Foundry Wood site and the dark spirits that lurk in wood to this day.

Then on Saturday 7th, prepare yourselves for the visceral onslaught of Neil Marshall’s brilliant soldiers v werewolves horror/action flick, Dog Soldiers. On arrival at the perimeter holding area you will be briefed by military personnel who will then escort you safely in teams to the viewing arena, ensuring that no unpleasant lycanthropic episodes take place.

Food and drink will be on sale at both events to keep you well fed and watered, seating will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own – remember to wrap up warm and don’t wander off into the woods alone…

Tickets go on general sale on the 28th February, but LUC mailing list subscribers can buy them a week earlier on the 21st. To join the mailing list (it is free and almost entirely harmless), click on the link below…
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Full steam ahead for 48 hour film contest

We are delighted to announce that the first ever LUC 48 Hour film competition will definitely be going ahead as we already have a number of intrepid teams signed up, but there is plenty of room for more.

15514395025_224c88764f_kHave you always wanted to make a film? Fancy getting your mates together and having a fun packed weekend making a movie? Our first ever 48 hour film competition is the opportunity you have been looking for. No previous experience is required and it is completely free to take part, you just need something to film on, some creative spark and probably quite a lot of caffeinated beverages. The competition runs from 7.30pm on Friday 30th October to 7.30pm Sunday 1st November. At 7pm on the Friday we will give you a randomly generated genre, line of dialogue and prop which must all feature in your movie. Your task is to use the following 48 hours to make a film with a running time of more than 1, but less than five minutes and submit it by the deadine.

All films will be screened at our American Movie event on Thursday 12th November during the LUC Festival, where an elite judging panel will select the winner. £100 and tickets to our final night events are up for grabs. For full rules and details on how to register a team please check the rules on this site or the Facebook page for the competition. Teams must be registered by 28th October.

Festival 2015 Update: Evil Dead 2 screening in the woods

As promised we’ve got an especially spooky screening lined up for Friday 13th November during the LUC festival. Our elite division of out door logistics experts in association with Playing The Field will be showing Sam Raimi’s classic Evil Dead 2 in the heart of the Foundry Woods in Leamington Spa.

If you’d like to get a festival pass for entry to this unique screening as well as the other seven days of the festival you can grab one for the special price of £35 via our kickstarter campaign.

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Festival Update: Wildlike, World of Tomorrow + Southland Tales

The glorious central committee have permitted LUC Festival marketing dept to come out of the hermetically sealed chamber they call home to dispense some exciting programme information.

First up, on the opening day of this year’s festival we will be screening the acclaimed independent drama Wildlike. This tale of a troubled runaway and a lonely backpacker in the wilds of Alaska has already won a stack of awards on the US festival circuit. More info soon, but in the meantime here is the trailer…

We are also thrilled to be showing Don Hertzfeldt‘s amazing World Of Tomorrow on the big screen, followed by one of LUC’s favourite movies, the mind-bending epic Southland Tales. Both will screen as one event on Wednesday 11th November at the Spa Centre Cinema.

Book your place at these fine events as well as the other six days of #LUCFEST2015 by grabbing a festival pass for just £35 via our kickstarter campaign.

UNDERCLASS Issue Two Arrives

UNDERCLASS ISSUE 2 Cover smallThanks to either:

1) A rip in the space time continuum found in the depths of the R&D wing.

Or

2) Poor time management and technical deficiencies in the editorial department.

We are delighted to announce the emergence of the June issue of UNDERCLASS (the periodical journal of LUC) now at the end of July.

This marvellous second issue includes another eight articles on brilliant, but less well known films alongside more exclusive original art from Christine Cuddihy. Also on board are a load of other bits and pieces, including a board game, a made up film trivia top ten of abandoned sequels and the chance to colour in Warren Beatty.

The films to check out (and then view and analyse in your personal screening log book) in this issue are:

The Brothers Bloom

The Way of the Gun

The Magic Christian

Bulworth

Southland Tales

The Yellow Sea

Whoops Apocalypse

Sleepless Night

You can pick up your copy of this historical issue on the internet via Etsy for just £3 – or grab one at any forthcoming LUC event or during POP QUIZ HOT SHOT at the drawing board every other Sunday.