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

 

 

Don’t Miss Mandy on Thursday Evening

Seriously, you don’t want to miss the chance to see (and hear) the brilliant cult madness of Mandy on the big screen on Thursday at the Spa Centre Cinema.

Tickets are £6 in advance from wegottickets or over the counter at Underboard on Court Street (open Wednesday from midday) and also directly from the venue.

There will be tickets available on the door, but buy in advance if you want to be absolutely sure of getting in.

If you need any more encouragement, here is the trailer, re-scored in the most appropriate way possible…

Leamington Underground Cinema: Mandy

screen shot 2019-01-14 at 15.17.39
Leamington Underground Cinema returns to The Spa Centre Cinema on the 21st February 2019 with a screening of Panos Cosmatos’ brilliant acid-tinged, arthouse, horror-revenge movie, Mandy.
 
Outsiders Red and Mandy lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance.
 
Starring Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough and Linus Roach – this is a hyper-stylish, blood-spattered, synth-drenched masterpiece that deserves to be seen and heard on a big screen with the sound turned up.
 
You will not be disappointed.
Running Time: 121 minutes
Rated: 18
Doors: 7.15 Starts: 7.30pm
 
Tickets £6 from:
The Spa Centre & Town Hall Box Office

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.

Festival Spotlight no.8: LUC SHORT FILM PRIZE 2013

LUCFEST SFP COMPLETE 1000pxThe huge, operatic finale of the first Leamington Underground Cinema will be the LUC SHORT FILM PRIZE 2013, live at the Spa Centre cinema at 8pm on Sunday 29th September.

We will be screening the ten finalists, drawn from the 85 shorts being screened during the festival – which in turn were selected from the hundreds and hundreds that were submitted.

At the climax, one will be winning the first ever LUC SHORT FILM PRIZE TROPHY, plus £1000! Crikey. The judging panel for the prize is made up of filmmakers, critics as well as the sponsors of this years festival.

But that’s not all. In the fine tradition of previous LUC events we are also throwing in a fantastic film quiz, the likes of which is rarely seen outside of institutions surrounded by barbed wire and men with guns.

LUC are unspeakably grateful to the sponsors of this years prize:

Staak Ltd
Mask-Arade
The Clarendon Leamington
The Cask and Bottle

…all fine upstanding bastions of the local community, I hope you will all consider them above all competitors when it comes to parting with your hard earned cash.

Tickets for this fantastic event are just five quid – they will be available on the night, but are also available online if you want to be sure of your seat. In years to come you’ll be able to say you were there at the start.

This all kicks of at 8 sharp, the doors to the cinema will be open at 7.50 – why not dive down to the spa centre for a  drink first? The bar will be open from 6pm.

Following the conclusion of the festival we will all be adjourning to the newly opened Cask & Bottle for what I believe the young people call an after-party. See you there.

Festival Spotlight No.7: Sound Of Noise

LUCFEST SON COMPLETE 1000pxSix anarchist drummers hold a city hostage with acts of musical criminality while a tone deaf detective tries to track them down.

This is a real treat – one of the most inventive, entertaining and unique films of recent years. LUC is delighted to be screening Sound Of Noise as the closing feature of our first festival just before the exciting short film awards.

It is hard to describe just how ace this film is, but don’t just take our word for it:

“Bonnie and Clyde on Drums” Indiewire

“Part quirky comedy, part existential mystery, part flash-mob musical.” The AV Club

“a delightful comic cocktail of modern city symphony, police procedural and love story.” Variety

Also screening will be a selection of fantastic Underground Shorts that have been submitted for the LUC short film prize.

This all kicks off at the Spa Centre Cinema at 5pm sharp.

Tickets are just £5 and can be purchased on the door, in advance by clicking right here or from your favourite LUC operative.

LUC FESTIVAL: SOUND OF NOISE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE