A lovely spread... Passport To Pimlico
Everyone’s gone bloomin’ Jubilee crazy and if you can find a bit of marketing, or a shop window, without something tenuously connected to the Great British Empire, her Majesty or the Olympics then you should win a prize or something. Maybe one of those Keep Calm and Carry On posters…
One thing not to keep calm about though is all the good stuff that’s come about due to this oddly patriotic year. Like re-releases of old films at your local cinemateque, they’re pretty awesome. The Made In Britain season at Cineworld, in association with StudioCanal and the ICO, is a five film season of the funniest, quirkiest and outright fabulous British films and all restored for our viewing pleasure. Kicking it all off in style on Tuesday 5 June (that’s the Jubilee for all your emus out there) is Passport to Pimlico, and Ealing comedy that is rammed full of quintessential British humour.
Following this, the films will be released weekly and the follow up to Pimlico on Tuesday 12 June is the underrated Hammer horror that is The Plague of the Zombies. Set in Cornwall, it’s got zombies, it’s got voodoo, it’s got tin mines… Tuesday 19 June brings The Man Who Fell To Earth to the big screen. Starring the iconic David Bowie – not with those skin tight leggings on, but still sporting the odd costume that inspired Marilyn Manson’s Mechanical Animals album cover - and Rip Torn, it’s a sci-fi alien classic of epic proportions . Hobson’s Choice is the following week on Tuesday 26 June, a film which follows a nineteenth century boot maker who is rather too fond of the pub. And last, but not least, is on Tuesday 3 July in the shape of Quartermass and the Pit. Part of the seminal BBC Quartermass series, it has since proved as a blueprint for many classic sci-fi creations such as Dr. Who and Prometheus.
So get cultured, get patriotic - get yourself to the cinema.
The Made In Britain season starts Tuesday 5 June at Cineworld Nottingham.
Made in Britain website