After their cracking John Carpenter season earlier this year, The National Justice Museum are back with a belting selection of Superhero films. Sponsored by DigiCon, Annie's Burger Shack and Last Exit To Nowhere, and in association with Movies in Focus, the trilogy of films kicks off on Sunday, 5 August.
You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?
Sunday 5 August, 7pm - Tickets £12.50
Director: Tim Burton
Starring: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger
Running time: 126 mins
Having witnessed his parents' brutal murder as a child, millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton) fights crime in Gotham City disguised as Batman, a costumed hero who strikes fear into the hearts of villains. But when a deformed madman who calls himself "The Joker" (Jack Nicholson) seizes control of Gotham's criminal underworld, Batman must face his most ruthless nemesis ever while protecting both his identity and his love interest, reporter Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger).
Did you know? In the Italian version, Jack Nicholson was dubbed by Giancarlo Giannini. His son, Adriano Giannini, was chosen to dub Heath Ledger's Joker for the Italian release of The Dark Knight (2008).
Screening will include a bat-quiz with prizes, and a special introduction from film reviewer and commentator Niall Browne
Flash Gordon (1980)
Flash, I love you, but we only have fourteen hours to save the Earth!
Sunday 2 September, 7pm - Tickets £12.50
Director: Mike Hodges
Starring: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow
Running time: 111 mins
Although NASA scientists are claiming the unexpected eclipse and strange "hot hail" are nothing to worry about, Dr. Hans Zarkov (Topol) knows better, and takes football star Flash Gordon (Sam Jones) and travel agent Dale Arden (Melody Anderson) with him into space to rectify things. They land on planet Mongo, where the despot Ming the Merciless (Max von Sydow) is attacking Earth out of pure boredom. With the help of a race of Hawkmen, Flash and the gang struggle to save their home planet.
Did you know? Max von Sydow's Ming costume weighed over 70 pounds, meaning that he could only stand in it for a few minutes at a time.
Screening will include a treasure hunt through the National Justice Museum with prizes, and a special introduction from film reviewer and commentator Niall Browne
I promise you, you'll be dead by dawn.
Sunday 7 October, 7pm - Tickets £12.50
Director: Stephen Norrington
Starring: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson
Running time: 120 mins
A half-mortal, half-immortal is out to avenge his mother's death and rid the world of vampires. The modern-day technologically advanced vampires he is going after are in search of his special blood type needed to summon an evil god who plays a key role in their plan to execute the human race.
Did you know? The Vampire Bible is referred to as "The Book of Erebus". Erebus is a god of dark night in Greek mythology.
Screening will include a special introduction from film reviewer and commentator Niall Browne
For more information about screenings and to book tickets, visit the National Justice Museum website