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Tue 30 Sep

Guest changes for Mayhem's screening of ABCs OF DEATH 2

Guest changes for Mayhem's screening of ABCs OF DEATH 2

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are sad to announce Director Julian Barratt will no longer be joining us on Sunday 2 November for our Mayhem screening of ABCs OF DEATH 2. Director Robert Morgan will still be attending the screening and taking part into a post-screening Q&A. To see the full schedule or book tickets for Mayhem Film Festival please go here

Tue 23 Sep

Win the entire Studio Ghibli collection with STUDIOCANAL

Following our extremely popular Studio Ghibli Forever season in August, and to celebrate the release of The Wind Rises on DVD, DVD + BD Doubleplay and Collector's Edition on 29th September, the lovely folks at STUDIOCANAL have given us a full set of Ghibli DVDs to give away to one very lucky winner. Imagine that!

For a chance to become the owner of the full Ghibli collection, simply drop us an email at m.gueneau@broadway.org.uk with a picture of your own drawing of your favourite Ghibli character by midnight on Tuesday 30 September.

Keep up to date with Ghibli news on Facebook/Studioghibliuk

Tue 23 Sep

All tickets and passes now on sale for Mayhem X

It's alive! It's alive!

We're delighted to announce that individual tickets and day passes are now available for Mayhem Film Festival. And if you missed out on our Early Bird Passes, fear not as you are still able to purchase Full Festival Passes too. Whether you're into horror, canuxploitation, vampires, science-fiction, cult cinema or even silent cinema, Mayhem 2014 will have something for everybody. You can see our full line-up – including Astron-6's new feature The Editor, a 40th anniversary screening of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, preview screenings of ABCs of Death 2 and Monsters: Dark Continent with special guests, and a screening of Daughter of Horror with a new live score from 8MM Orchestra – and buy tickets here. Mayhem Film Festival takes place 30 October – 2 November.

Individual tickets are at regular Broadway ticket prices. Passes are available as below:

Full Festival Pass (all 4 days): £65

Thursday Day Pass: £15

Friday Day Pass: £13.50

Saturday Day Pass: £27

Sunday Day Pass: £24

And don't forget about Mayhem's two extra strands this year, as part of Mayhem X, to celebrate our 10th anniversary! Tickets are on sale for all titles of TEEN MAYHEM, a day of fantasy, sci-fi and horror for younger viewers, on 25 October, and for MAYHEM CERTIFICATE X, looking back at the history and context of the X certificate, from 25-30 October.

Mayhem X is made possible with the support of the BFI Film Festival Fund, awarding funds from The National Lottery.

Mon 15 Sep

Mayhem Film Festival reveal full line-up for tenth edition

Following the news of an exciting opening night with Canadian cult filmmakers Astron-6, Mayhem Film Festival are delighted to unveil their full tenth-edition line-up and its selection of previews, special guests and cult screenings.

Opening its 2014 edition with a showcase of Astron-6’s short films and a preview screening of their new feature The Editor, recently premiered at TIFF, Mayhem will also welcome Director Ivan Kavanagh and Producer Anne Marie Naughton for a preview screening of the stylish The Canal, Directors Robert Morgan and Julian Barratt for a preview of The ABCs of Death 2, and Director Tom Green as well as members of the production for a screening of Monsters: Dark Continent, the much anticipated sequel to Gareth Edwards’ 2009 hit.

One of the highlights of last year’s festival, 8MM Orchestra will return with a new specially-commissioned live score to another silent classic, Daughter of Horror (Dementia Cut). The rest of the programme, which counts a total of 17 screenings, will include a 40th anniversary screening of Tobe Hooper’s cult The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, a preview screening of Gerard Johnstone’s Housebound, the UK Premiere of the Spierig Brothers’ Predestination, as well as the return of Scary Shorts and the Flinterrogation, hosted by Strange Things Are Happening’s Dave Flint.

Dr Brendan Dare will also return to Mayhem with Thrill Laboratory present Duality: One Body, Two Brains. After his previous live investigation into the paranormal – Dr. Brendan Dare will present a truly psychotronic experiment, which probes whether live neurological data from one movie-stimulated brain can be used to (re)animate another.

Early Bird Passes for the full festival are still on sale for £55 until Sunday night. Individual tickets, day passes and full festival passes at the regular price of £65 will go on sale on Monday 22 September at 12noon. To book your Early Bird Passes now please visit http://www.broadway.org.uk/events/film_mayhem_2014_early_bird_full_festival_passes

The full line-up and schedule for Mayhem Film Festival 2014 can be found here.

Thu 11 Sep

Broadway shortlisted for Screen Awards 2014

We’re extremely proud to have been shortlisted for Cinema of the Year in this year's Screen International Screen Awards, which celebrates excellence in film distribution, marketing, advertising and exhibition (http://www.screenawards.co.uk/1246792).

Being shortlisted is in recognition of the numbers of people who watch films at Broadway, our unwavering commitment to a diverse film programme and the range of our projects that support the local creative community.

We’ll keep our fingers crossed for the big night in October but whether we win or not, in the spirit of awards, we’ll always thank you, all our customers for your continuing support.

Wed 10 Sep

Teen Mayhem and Mayhem Certificate X line-up revealed ahead of Mayhem X

Mayhem X, Mayhem Film Festival’s one-of-a-kind ten-day celebration of horror, cult cinema and sci-fi, reveals its two new strands’ line-up today.

Teen Mayhem will open the festivities on Saturday 25 October with a full day dedicated to young teenagers.
Starting with a Special FX make-up workshop with local make-up artist and prop maker Jayne Hyman, the day will then continue with a screening of Japanese anime Patema Inverted. A special event around the thrilling hit CBBC fantasy series Wolfblood will see members of the cast and crew, including the show’s creator Debbie Moon and cast member Kedar Williams-Stirling, take part in a screening and post-screening masterclass, looking at how the unique
Wolfblood world has been embraced by young fantasy drama fans around the world. The day will then end with a 3D screening of Joe Dante’s 2009 thriller The Hole.

Chris Cooke, Mayhem Co-Director, says: "We all fell in love with horror, science fiction and fantasy when we were younger and Teen Mayhem is a chance for those younger fans to really indulge their passion. It allows them to learn more about the genre, have fun and meet fellow fans, as well as to meet the team responsible for one of CBBC's biggest hit series, Wolfblood, to learn the craft of horror make-up and to catch a couple of really stunning films."

From Sunday 26 October, Mayhem X will continue with Mayhem Certificate X. Co-curated with Strange Things Are Happening’s David Flint, the series of screenings will look at the history and context of the X certificate in films, opening up the discussion on titles once deemed particularly challenging. The unique retrospective will include Dressed to Kill, La Bête, X the Unknown and Straw Dogs. A special Silver Screen screening of Night of the Demon will close the season and make way for the main Mayhem Film Festival starting on Thursday 30 October.

Mayhem Film Festival - four days of horror, science fiction and cult cinema - starts on 30 October with guests including Astron-6 team members with their new feature film The Editor and a series of exclusive screenings across the weekend.

Tickets for Teen Mayhem and Mayhem Certificate X will go on sale on Friday 12 September at 10AM. Discounts will be available for holders of Mayhem Film Festival Early Bird Passes. The full line-up for Mayhem Film Festival will be announced soon and Early Bird Passes are still available here

Mayhem X is made possible with the support of the BFI Film Festival Fund, awarding funds from The National Lottery. For more information about Mayhem please visit http://www.broadway.org.uk/mayhem

Mon 08 Sep

A DANGEROUS GAME Director Anthony Baxter to join us on Sunday

We are delighted to announce Director Anthony Baxter will be joining us on Sunday for the screening of his new film A DANGEROUS GAME. Anthony Baxter will then take part in a post-screening Q&A. Tickets for the event are still available at http://www.broadway.org.uk/events/film_a_dangerous_game

Fri 22 Aug

A farewell to bang! Short Film Festival

We are sad that bang! Short Film Festival has come to an end. It has been a pleasure working with bang! for the past 15 years and we would like to thank Donna and her team for all their hard work and great contribution to the local and national short film scene. We wish Donna and all of bang!’s contributors all the best for their future ventures.

Broadway will continue to support short filmmaking and we are exploring new opportunities to work with filmmakers to develop and present short films at Broadway.

Wed 20 Aug

Astron-6 to open Mayhem Film Festival’s 10th edition with THE EDITOR

Mayhem Film Festival are thrilled to open this year’s tenth edition with a special evening with members of Canadian cult filmmaking collective Astron-6 and a preview screening of their hysterical new feature The Editor.

Astron-6, the collective behind Father’s Day, Manborg and last year’s hit short Bio-Cop, will present their most ambitious project to date, The Editor, a 70s Italian giallo-inspired comedy in which a one time (and one-handed) master film editor becomes the prime suspect in a series of brutal murders.

Adam Brooks (Father’s Day), Matthew Kennedy (Manborg himself!) and Conor Sweener (Justice in Manborg) – three-fifths of Astron-6 – will attend Mayhem and present a short film showcase of some of their previous work, and take part in a post-screening Q&A following the preview of The Editor.

Astron-6’s Matthew Kennedy is looking forward to their visit: “like most Canadians, Adam, Conor and I are of European descent. It will be with great pleasure that we return to our homeland and sour the minds of our ancestry with our latest macabre masterpiece, The Editor. While in Nottingham we hope to meet Robin Hood and perhaps work with him on his next film.”

Chris Cooke, Mayhem Co-Director says: “Astron-6 gave the festival two of our best crowd-pleasers ever: Bio-Cop and Manborg, as well as creating the wildly enjoyable Father’s Day, so it’s great that we’ve been able to get them here to meet their fans, screen their original short films and talk about The Editor, starring the legendary Udo Kier. They’re an inspiration to a lot of developing and established filmmakers and make incredibly entertaining films. The Editor is like the makers of Airplane directed an incredibly gory, boundary busting, horror film: it’s lurid, bad taste and very, very funny. Incredible.”

Astron-6 will open Mayhem Film Festival’s 10th edition on Thursday 30 October. More information about the programme will be announced soon. Early Bird Passes for the festival are available at the discounted price of £55. For more information and to book your passes, please visit http://www.broadway.org.uk/mayhem

Mon 18 Aug

We're making a few changes

In the next few months, we will be making a few changes to our lower ground floor to create new exciting spaces for creatives to get inspired, collaborate and develop new ideas and projects.

The work started mid-July and will finish in the later part of October. On a day-to-day basis you probably won’t notice much difference with the way we operate, although you may hear a little noise every now and then. To make sure you still experience the best screening conditions possible, we will move our matinee screenings to Screens 1 and 2 during the week, away from any potential noise.

We have experienced significant changes in our 24 years. And now, funded by Arts Council England through its Small Capital Scheme and part-funded by the European Regional Development Funding, we are able to create those new multi-purpose spaces that will enable us to widen our activities and engage with more partners locally, nationally and internationally.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continual support and we hope you will bear with us over the next few months as we go through those new changes. Our staff will be on hand to make sure everything is going well and to respond to any enquiries you may have. We look forward to being able to share our new spaces with you later this year.