Films and Cinema

Alternative Cinema

12:40pm Friday 11th April 2014

THREE young Belgian men with disabilities set off on a road trip to a Spanish brothel in search of sex and independence in Come As You Are. This is a road movie with a twist.

Festival to screen classic movies

12:39pm Monday 7th April 2014

CULT classics are coming to a cinema near you as part of the annual Winchester Film Festival which runs until Sunday.

Alternative Cinema

11:30am Friday 28th March 2014

THE enchanting tale of Cinderella continues the Vintage Disney season at Harbour Lights Picturehouse in Southampton on Sunday. The 1950 Disney animation has all the ugly sisters, fairy godmothers, charming princes and glass slippers your heart could wish for.

Winchester Film Festival next week

10:22am Friday 28th March 2014

THE Hunchback of Notre Dame in Winchester Cathedral, Knights of the Round Table at The Great Hall, Orson Welles classic F for Fake in an art gallery and the Ealing Comedy the Ladykillers in a High Street bank! They’re just three of the treats on offer as part of Winchester Film Festival, which runs until April 13.Established in 2010, the event aims to screen great films in atmospheric locations around the city.

Alternative Cinema

1:34pm Friday 21st March 2014

VINTAGE Disney season continues at Southampton’s Harbour Lights Picturehouse on Sunday with classic The Jungle Book. The story of a young boy who has been raised by animals in the jungle is a firm family favourite, with catchy songs and unforgettable characters. See it at 1pm.

Alternative Cinema

2:39pm Friday 14th March 2014

Elena – a biting satirical thriller focusing on the enormous wealth divide in Russia is next week’s Winchester Film Society flick. Vladimir bequeaths all of his money to his daughter after a heart attack in Elena. His affronted wife Elena and her son plan a desperate scheme to get hold of the money with disastrous results.

Alternative Cinema

Daily Echo: Mark Kermode

1:02pm Friday 7th March 2014

MARK Kermode and Simon Mayo, the nation’s go-to experts on all things film, take to the stage with a new, unique blend of movie trivia, forthright opinion and no-holds-barred bickering. Based on questions and suggestions from you, the two doctors will diagnose the ills of the film world.

Alternative Cinema

Daily Echo: Popcorn sales explode to new highs

10:49am Friday 28th February 2014

RECENTLY voted the greatest film of all time, Vertigo met with a mix of muted praise and outright bemusement upon release. It largely has critics to thank for its rehabilitation (François Truffaut, Robin Wood, Tania Modleski) but, like all of Hitchcock’s work, is far from being a merely cerebral pleasure.

Bargain Tuesdays for movie-lovers

9:56am Wednesday 26th February 2014

ODEON Southampton want to help film lovers balance their bank accounts with an even lower price for Bargain Tuesday, offering the latest blockbuster movies for as little as £5.50 every Tuesday in 2014.

Alternative Cinema

11:44am Friday 21st February 2014

DESPITE the stringent conditions of its making in post-liberation France, Jean Cocteau’s exquisite and erotic version of the 17thcentury fairytale La Belle et la Bete remains one of the greatest films of the fantasy genre. Beauty gives herself to the Beast who has held her father to ransom.

Alternative Cinema - Valentine's

Daily Echo: Breakfast at Tiffany's - Corinium Cinema

10:00am Friday 14th February 2014

ENJOY film and fizz at Harbour Lights Picturehouse this Valentine’s Day. Romantic classic, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is being screened a 6.20pm tonight.

Alternative Cinema

12:26pm Friday 7th February 2014

1927: Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are the darlings of the silent silver screen. Off screen, Don, aided by his happy-go-lucky friend and piano accompanist, Cosmo Brown, has to dodge Lina’s romantic overtures, especially when he falls for chorus girl, Kathy Selden.

Alternative Cinema

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

6:38pm Thursday 30th January 2014


Folk nights celebrate sound of the 1960s

Daily Echo: REVIEW: Inside Llewyn Davis

1:55pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

THE latest Coen Brothers flick, Inside Llewyn Davies follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene in 1961.

Alternative Cinema

Daily Echo: Two teens treated for smoke inhallation after microwave popcorn drama

11:00am Friday 24th January 2014

DIRECTED by the great David Lean (Lawrence of Arabia) and based upon the play Still Life by Noel Coward, Brief Encounter is one of the genuine romantic classics of British cinema. Bored with the security of married life, Laura Jesson (Celia Johnson) visits town once a week to shop and catch a film matinee.

New season of free film

Daily Echo: Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables  (3098196)

10:46am Monday 20th January 2014

AN exciting new season of free Thursday night film screenings launches this week at Winchester Discovery Centre.

Alternative Cinema

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

12:32pm Friday 17th January 2014

A CORNERSTONE of Italian neorealism, Bicycle Thieves, Vittorio De Sica’s drama of survival in Italy’s post-war depression earned a special Oscar for its affecting power. Shooting in the streets and alleys of Rome, De Sica uses the real-life environment to frame his moving story of a desperate father (Lamberto Maggiorani) whose new job is threatened when a thief steals his bicycle.

Alternative Cinema

Daily Echo: Popcorn sales explode to new highs

11:29am Friday 10th January 2014

THE Phoenix re-emerges for 2014 with A Late Quartet.

Christmas Cinema

Daily Echo: It's A Wonderful Life

11:00am Friday 20th December 2013

ONE of the most enduring films ever made, Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life is a gloriously sentimental testament to homely small-town moral values.

Mandela screenings

Daily Echo: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (12A)

9:37am Thursday 19th December 2013

THE epic new Nelson Mandela film enjoys two exclusive preview screenings at Southampton’s Harbour Lights Picturehouse on Boxing Day.

Alternative Cinema

10:47am Friday 13th December 2013

STANLEY Kubrick’s complete mastery as a director is evident in every frame and every scene of 2001: A Space Odyssey. His almost sadistically precise exposition of story and character creates a steady accretion of perplexed tension in the viewer.

Essex Boys Team Up in Gypsy Flick

Daily Echo: A scene from Traveller

10:40am Tuesday 10th December 2013

MUSICIAN, singer-songwriter and actor David Essex visits Hampshire to introduce his new film tonight.

Alternative Cinema

1:05pm Friday 6th December 2013

TELLING the story of the breeding ground for some of America’s best music, Muscle Shoals will enjoy a one-off screening at Southampton’s Harbour Light Picturehouse on Tuesday. Alicia Keys, Aretha Franklin, Bono, Clarence Carter, Etta James, Gregg Allman, John Paul White, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Percy Sledge, Rick Hall and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals’ magnetism, mystery and why it remains influential today.

Alternative Cinema

Daily Echo: Freema Agyeman and David Tennant in Dr Who

11:20am Friday 22nd November 2013

VUE Entertainment, in association with BBC Worldwide, is to screen the special 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who on the big screen – and in stunning 3D – at its cinemas nationwide tomorrow, simultaneously with the broadcast on BBC One. In addition to Matt Smith, pctured, and Jenna Coleman, the one-off 75- minute special, entitled The Day of the Doctor, stars former Time Lord David Tennant as well as Billie Piper and John Hurt.

Alternative Cinema

Daily Echo: Arnold Schwarzenegger

11:27am Friday 15th November 2013

DIRECTED by BAFTAwinning filmmaker and journalist John Pilger, an extraordinary film about Utopia, a vast region in northern Australia that is home to the oldest human presence on earth, is beamed to 30 cinemas across the UK, including Southampton’s Harbour Lights Picturehouse, on Monday. One of the world’s best kept secrets is revealed against a background of the greatest boom in mineral wealth. Has the ‘lucky country’ inherited South African apartheid? And how could this happen in the 21st century?

Alternative Cinema

11:05am Friday 8th November 2013

MOVIE lovers have a one-off chance to see 2008 thriller The Mist once again. Following a violent thunderstorm, a smalltown community come under attack from creatures prowling in a thick and unnatural mist in this adaptation by screenwriter-director Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Walking Dead).

Southampton Film Week starts this weekend

Daily Echo: A scene from Samsara

11:44am Friday 1st November 2013

FILMED over five years in 25 countries on five continents on 70mm, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes and natural wonders.

Alternative Cinema

Daily Echo: A scene from the animation

12:13pm Friday 1st November 2013

A SMALL town cowers in the shadow of an old dark house. When the mysterious James Mason moves in, outsider David Soul finds himself up against some genuinely horrifying vampires in Tobe Hooper’s startling movie Salem’s Lot, which is showing at Harbour Lights Picturehouse tomorrow night.

Tales of high adventure as alpine sports films go on tour

10:27am Wednesday 23rd October 2013

AN ADVENTURE and rock sports film tour hits Southampton tonight.

Alternative Cinema

11:38am Friday 4th October 2013

WITH the provocative premise that political and commercial regimes regard us as ‘subjects of pleasure’, controlling us by offering us enjoyment, director Sophie Fiennes and charismatic philosopher Slavoj ÿiÿek repeat the formula of their 2006 collaboration, The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema. A special screening and satellite Q and A takes place at Harbour Lights Picturehouse in Southampton tonight.

Proclaimers movie tour hits Harbour Lights

Daily Echo: REVIEW: Sunshine on Leith

10:50am Thursday 3rd October 2013

SOUTHAMPTON’s Ocean Village was the last port of call for the exclusive screening of a film based on chart-topping tunes from pop-folk band The Proclaimers.

Chance to see movies from every continent

Daily Echo: A scene from Strong Arm of the Law

11:18am Wednesday 2nd October 2013

SOUTHAMPTON International Film Festival is the collaboration of two movie nuts who also happen to be brothers, Richard and Christopher Abbott.

Alternative Cinema

12:24pm Friday 27th September 2013

WORLD cinema has returned to Southampton University as The Phoenix reopened this week. Next up, on Wednesday evening, is The Eye of the Storm.

Curtain up at Lymington cinema saved from closure

Daily Echo: NEW ERA: Ann Jarman, Penny Bicknell and Gill and John Naish

2:10pm Monday 16th September 2013

IT is the historic Hampshire cinema saved from the brink of closure by loyal film lovers.

Alternative Cinema

10:21am Friday 13th September 2013

SUNSET Boulevard is the legendary black comedy about Hollywood in the 50s, narrated by a corpse floating face-down in the pool. William Holden is an impecunious hack who hides up in the gothic mansion of deranged silent-movie star Gloria Swanson, living in the past (epitomised by footage from Queen Kelly) with her ex-director butler von Stroheim in tow.

Motorsport firm gets a Rush from Hollywood

Daily Echo: Rush which charts the rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Louda

4:45pm Thursday 12th September 2013

IT is a high-octane drama that is winning praise from film critics before it opens in UK cinemas tomorrow.

Alternative Cinema

11:30am Friday 6th September 2013

THREE of Shakespeare’s best loved plays are being brought to the silver screen in Hedge End this autumn. As part of The Berry Theatre’s Globe On Screen season audiences will be able to discover all the magic from Shakespeare’s Globe in high definition film.

Harbour Lights Triple Bill

Daily Echo: Shaun of the Dead + After[Dead] Party

11:29am Friday 30th August 2013

PREPARE yourselves for the end of the world at the hands of zombies, aliens and/or some very interfering neighbours with a blood and ice cream triple bill at Southampton’s Harbour Lights cinema tomorrow night.

Alternative Cinema

Daily Echo: Lovelace (18)

12:17pm Friday 23rd August 2013

1972’s Deep Throat brought ‘adult’ movies into the mainstream, turning Linda Boreman into a briefly flickering star and making $100 million-plus for the film’s allegedly Mafioso backers. Little but drugs, abuse and heartache followed for Boreman, most of it at the hands of her seedy manager/lover, Chuck Traynor – until she finally took control of her life.

Alternative Cinema

12:48pm Friday 16th August 2013

THE Victoria and Albert Museum presents David Bowie Is Happening Now, a nationwide cinema event screened live as the finale to the Museum’s enormously successful exhibition. This unique event was billed as your last opportunity to experience the V&A’s exhibition in the UK before it goes on international tour when it was screened to thousands of cinemas on Tuesday.

Alternative Cinema

11:06am Friday 26th July 2013

FRANCES, a somewhat disorganised second stringer in a struggling New York ballet company, shares a quirky sense of humour and an apartment with best friend Sophie in Frances Ham, at Harbour Lights Picturehouse this week.

Film buffs tie the knot at city cinema

Daily Echo: Ian Buckman and Michelle Curley are the first couple to marry at Harbour Lights Cinema.

1:26pm Wednesday 24th July 2013

IT was the perfectly scripted Hollywood ending for a distinctly familiar cinema audience.

Alternative Cinema

Daily Echo: MENTOR: Sir Kenneth Branagh

11:16am Friday 19th July 2013

BEING broadcast live, Kenneth Branagh will be returning to his first Shakespeare role in over a decade.

Alternative Cinema - Harbour Lights reopens

12:14pm Friday 12th July 2013

HARBOUR Lights reopens this weekend after a major refurbishment, the first in its 18 year existence on Southampton’s waterfront.

Back Brit flick movie

11:21am Monday 8th July 2013

HAMPSHIRE film producer Ben Richards is back on the scene with another independent movie.

Alternative Cinema - The Adventures of Tintin

10:14am Friday 28th June 2013

IT’S comic book capers at Winchester’s Everyman Cinema tomorrow as The Adventures of Tintin is screened.

Alternative Cinema - Summer in February

11:53am Friday 21st June 2013

DIRECTED by Christopher Menaul with a screenplay written by Jonathan Smith based on his 1995 novel, Summer in February stars Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), Dominic Cooper (The Devil’s Double), Emily Browning (Sucker Punch).

Safe Haven at The Phoenix

7:00am Sunday 9th June 2013

ROMANTIC drama Safe Haven will be playing at The Phoenix, Southampton today at 5pm.

The Stone Roses on the big screen at Harbour Lights

Daily Echo: The Stone Roses on the big screen at Harbour Lights

10:00am Friday 7th June 2013

IN THE week before they headline at the Isle of Wight Festival, The Stone Roses will be hitting the screens of Harbour Lights Picturehouse from tonight.

Vintage Dr Who on the big screen

Daily Echo: Vintage Dr Who on the big screen

10:00am Friday 31st May 2013

SEE The Doctor’s first foray onto the big screen again at Harbour Lights on Sunday and Thursday.


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