AIRPLANE! is our January Screening

Now fully revealed, our screening on January 21st is the comedic classic AIRPLANE!

To help comprehensively blow away the early 2018 blues, this timelessly hilarious film will be preceded by a very special film quiz, with some suitably cinematic prizes on offer.

The fun kicks off at The Drawing Board from 7pm – tickets are just £8 on the door or in advance from wegottickets right here. You can also buy tickets from the venue in advance.

The Drawing Board will be offering some thematic drinking fun to help you overcome any Ted Striker-esque drinking problems you may have.

Get out there and win one for the zipper!

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New Mystery Film Screening Announced For 21st January

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According to economists, philosophers, sociologists, journalists, medical professionals, religious leaders, the military and your mum – the second half of January is definitely the most depressing time of the year.

So to counter this Leamington Underground Cinema and The Drawing Board are putting on an especially entertaining film event on Sunday 21st January to cheer you up for the final stretch before February, when the Christmas adverts will no doubt start up again.

To make things especially interesting, tickets for this slap up movie treat will be half price if you buy them before we announce exactly what we will be showing.

So for the risk-taking, YOLO punters, tickets are £4, if you wait until after Christmas to find out what is happening, the price is £8.

It’s all a bit Deal or No Deal, but good (and with a strict no Noel Edmonds guarantee).

This event will be happening on both floors of the Drawing Board, with special immersive drinking opportunities on hand for the thematically inclined.

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(Also available at the bar in The Drawing Board)

Elstree 1976 – Now with Added Jon Spira

Screen Shot 2017-12-01 at 10.38.35.pngExciting news film fans. Director Jon Spira is now also coming along to the Elstree 1976 – Spa Wars Screening on Saturday and will be available for quizzing at the Q&A after the film. Also Jon and producer Hank Starrs will be at the Spa Wars: Celebrating 40 Years of Star Wars event earlier in the day with all sorts of film related stuff for your entertainment. You can grab tickets on the day at the Elstree 1976 stall, on the door at 7.30pm, or get them in advance from…

Standard tickets – £10
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/407159

Student/NUS – £5
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/422938

 

ELSTREE 1976 gains Furry Death From Outer Space & £5 Student tickets

An exciting addition to the programme for our screening of Elstree 1976 is professor Daniel Winchester’s short, but disturbingly formed, new documentary ‘Furry Death From Outer Space’.

This devastating expose will be playing before the main feature at 8.00pm. This will be the only live public screening of this important film, so if you are a fan of the professor’s previous work (The Tidings Of Restless Nell and They Walk Amongst Us), you will not want to miss this event.

Tickets are available in advance or on the door for £10, or just £5 for Students/NUS members.

BUY STANDARD TICKETS HERE: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/407159

BUY STUDENT/NUS TICKETS HERE: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/422938

The main feature is of course the marvellous documentary Elstree 1976 as well as a Q&A conducted by Nic Pillai in conversation with producer Hank Starrs and Star Wars cast member Jon Chapman.

Remote Control Film Night 14

Leamington Underground Cinema presents another free online film night that you can enjoy from absolutely everywhere, except perhaps some of those scary countries with mad dictators like North Korea and America.

On the evening of Thursday 19th October we will be curating a selection of the finest, strangest and most entertaining short film entertainment from around the internet. There may also be a creative challenge or two to get invoved in…

The fun will begin at 7.30pm GMT, please ensure you’ve been to the toilet before we start and remain at least 5% above horizontal throughout – it is for your own safety.

You can join in in on the Leamington Underground Cinema Facebook page or by following our twitter feed at www.twitter.com/LeamUCinema.

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Call Of Cthulhu with Live Soundtrack confirmed for 6th December at North Hall

Call of Cthulhu POSTER DECEMBER 1000px“A dying professor’s strange bequest leads his nephew on a globe-spanning investigation to unravel a twisted knot of fear, madness, nameless cults and horrors best left unknown.”

Better late than never, HP Lovecraft’s classic supernatural tale of unspeakable horror and terrifying madness will arrive in Leamington Spa on Saturday December 6th at 7.30pm.

The brilliant silent movie version of Call Of Cthulhu will be accompanied by a live soundtrack specially composed by musical director, Florence Ellis and performed by an all-star supergroup of Leamington musical talents.

Prior to the screening we will be starting off with a selection of extremely cool short films including Golden, winner of the Aspect Consultants LUC Short Film Prize 2014.

Tickets are available online from wegottickets.com for £5 (including booking fee). If you purchased a pass for the LUC Festival then you get free entry to this event. All tickets that were purchased for the original date will be honoured.

This screening will take place at North Hall, Spencer Yard in Leamington Spa. Here is a map provided by our logistics division to help you find your way.

The Top Ten Reasons To Back The LUC Festival 2014

CLICK HERE TO BACK THE LUC FESTIVAL 2014

kickstart this LUC Fest posterWith 28 days to go and almost a quarter of the funds already raised the LUC Fest 2014 Kickstarter Campaign has started far better than we expected. If you’ve been thinking about backing the festival or need some good reasons to help persuade your friends/family/warden as to why they should pitch in, or let you have your allowance early, here are the top ten reasons that the irritating hipsters in the marketing department have come up with…

1. To make sure that there will be an ace film festival in Leamington this year.

If you came along last year you will know what we mean, but if you didn’t make it – have a gander at all the stuff that happened at the first LUC Fest. We want to put on five days of cool feature screenings, loads of shorts and unique film events at venues around the town.

Also, we are – as far as we know – the only film festival that puts on a quiz at our award ceremony. You don’t get that at Cannes.

2. To make sure that you will have access to all events and avoid the bitter sting of disappointment

There were a few screenings last year where, we were completely sold-out and full up – latecomers reduced to peering in through the door. Don’t let this happen to you this year. Festival pass holders will get entrance to all events and the option to reserve a seat at all events to make sure that you don’t miss any of the programme. Grab your pass on our Kickstarter page.

3. To keep it free for filmmakers to submit their work

Most film festivals make money by charging entrance fees to filmmakers who want to submit their work for consideration. We want to keep the LUC festival free for all filmmakers. Removing the financial barrier provides young or hard up artists all over the world with the opportunity to get their film screened in front of an audience.

4. To help establish Leamington the home of a renowned short film festival

Keeping entry free with a £1000 prize for the best film has enabled the LUC short film prize (in only its second year) to already attract over 1200 submissions from 75 different countries! If we can successfully fund the festival and short film prize for the next few years, then we have the chance of establishing Leamington Spa as the home of a widely recognised short film competition.

5. To make sure you have one of our exceedingly unique, customised festival passes

Honestly, they are going to be brilliant – the design is under wraps at the moment but everyone who backs the festival to the tune of at least £25 will get their own customised piece of LUC Festival history!

6. To get loads of positive PR for your company or organisation

Individuals, companies and organisations that are able to back the festival to the amount of £125 or more will get the benefit of advertising at all festival events, and from £250 upwards will appear on the festival posters, programmes and even in our trailer. Last time round the festival was attended by around 500 people in total, the posters were absolutely everywhere around the town and the trailer was viewed about a thousand times online.

Added to this exposure will be the less tangible but equally important increase in karma for all involved.

7. To support alternative, cult, non-mainstream film screenings

Leamington Underground Cinema is all about showing brilliant but less well-known films. The local area is well served for mainstream cinema and film events, but we want to provide screenings that champion cool, alternative films. This doesn’t mean that we want to screen incredibly difficult or willfully obscure material – but there is a whole wealth of brilliantly entertaining, but little-seen cinema out there that we want to bring to the local audience. Check out last year’s programme to get an idea of our ethos.

8. To help launch our first ever video Game contest

As Leamington Spa is a hotbed of game developing activity, we thought it would be great to create some kind of innovative, mutant, hybrid crossover with our film festival. As with the short film prize The Emerald It LUC Video Game Prize 2014 is completely free to enter and there will be a £500 for the best film-themed game submitted. There will be a glittering award ceremony where the best games will be on display – check out the rules and entry form asap.

9. To help support the arts and culture scene in Leamington Spa

There are a whole load of great artists, musicians, developers and filmmakers fuelling a scene that is bubbling away beneath the respectable veneer of Royal Leamington Spa, we want to provide a platform for this stuff to come to the surface and bring some recognition and an audience to all the talent that is lurking around the town.

10. To make sure you get to see the full LUC festival 2014 Trailer

Yes. The successful funding of the festival will reveal the continuing fate of our professional and unflustered announcer/hostage – last time we saw him he was in a car boot…

CLICK HERE TO BACK THE LUC FESTIVAL 2014