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Mon 08 Jan

Win a copy of Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri screenplay book and a baseball cap

Martin McDonagh's darkly comic THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is released this Friday 12 January, and we've got a copy of the screenplay book and a baseball cap to give away to one lucky winner, courtesy of our friends at Twentieth Century Fox!

For your chance to win, simply send us the answer to the following question as well as your name and address to competition@broadway.org.uk :-

What is the name of Martin McDonagh's 2008 black comedy starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as hitmen hiding out in Belgium?

Best of luck!

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh.

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police.

When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbin’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.

Mon 08 Jan

Our five most popular films of 2017 and our staff's five favourite films

Here are the five most popular films at our box office in 2017:

1) LA LA LAND // Dir. Damien Chazelle

2) DUNKIRK // Dir. Christopher Nolan

3) MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS // Dir. Kenneth Branagh

4) THE DEATH OF STALIN // Dir. Armando Iannucci

5) STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI // Dir. Rian Johnson

We also asked our staff for their favourite films of the year, and here is our top five:

1) CALL ME BY YOUR NAME // Dir Luca Guadagnino

2) GET OUT // Dir. Jordan Peele

3) MOONLIGHT // Dir. Barry Jenkins

4) MANCHESTER BY THE SEA // Dir. Kenneth Lonergan

-) THE FLORIDA PROJECT // Dir. Sean Baker

Wed 20 Dec

We're looking for young people aged 12-15yo to join our Into Film Club

The Into Film Club is a series of workshops for young people aged 12 – 15yrs with a passion for all things film.

Workshops will take place once a month beginning, Saturday 20 January 2018. They will be held at Broadway in The Studio, one of our creative learning spaces, located on our lower ground level.

At each session we will watch, discuss and review films. All we ask you to bring to the workshops is bags of enthusiasm.

The workshop programme will be led by Broadway’s Creative Learning Manager Paul Hough and Film Club members. Together we’ll choose our favourite films from the long list of those available on the Into Film website, which includes both mainstream titles and a wide selection of British independent and international films; you may not usually come into contact with.

Please note: Workshops will run from 10.30am – 1pm in The Studio on Saturdays, to begin with. We will meet once a month.

All films screened will have certificates suitable for the age range of those in the group.

Any member attending for the first time must bring with them a signed parent/guardian consent form, we will send this to you on registration.

For further enquiries and to register a place please contact Paul Hough at

workshops@broadway.org.uk

For more information about Into Film, please visit https://www.intofilm.org/

Tue 19 Dec

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

We’ll be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, and closing early at 6pm on Christmas Eve and 6.15pm on New Year’s Eve. Our full opening times over the holiday period are as below:

24 DECEMBER - 2 JANUARY

Christmas Eve: 9am – 6pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: Closed

Wed 27 – Sat 30: Open as normal

New Year’s Eve: 9am – 6.15pm

New Year’s Day: Closed

Tue 2 Jan: Open as normal

Mon 18 Dec

Win a Blu-ray copy of BOTTLE ROCKET, THE SWORD OF DOOM and MONTEREY POP from The Criterion Collection

Three new titles from The Criterion Collection are coming to the UK on Blu-ray this month and we have a copy of each - BOTTLE ROCKET, THE SWORD OF DOOM and MONTEREY POP - on Blu-ray to give away to one lucky winner.

For your chance to win, simply send us the answer to the following question as well as your name and address to competition@broadway.org.uk :-

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.


BOTTLE ROCKET

Wes Anderson first illustrated his lovingly detailed, slightly surreal cinematic vision in this witty and warm portrait of three young middle-class misfits. Fresh out of a mental hospital, gentle Anthony (Luke Wilson) finds himself once again embroiled in the machinations of his best friend, elaborate schemer Dignan (Owen Wilson). With the aid of getaway driver Bob (Robert Musgrave), they develop a needlessly complex, mildly successful plan to rob a small bookstore — then go “on the lam.” Also featuring Lumi Cavazos as Inez, the South American housekeeper Anthony falls in love with, and James Caan as local thief extraordinaire Mr. Henry, Bottle Rocket is a charming, hilarious, affectionate look at the folly of dreamers. Shot against radiant southwestern backdrops, it’s the film that put Anderson and the Wilson brothers on the map.


DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

• Restored high-definition digital transfer supervised and approved by director
Wes Anderson and director of photography Robert Yeoman
• Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 on Blu-ray)
• Commentary by director/co-writer Anderson and co-writer/star Owen Wilson

• The Making of “Bottle Rocket”: an original documentary by filmmaker Barry Braverman
• The original thirteen-minute black-and-white Bottle Rocket short film from
1992
• 11 deleted scenes
• Anamorphic screen test, storyboards, location photos, and behind-the-scenes
photographs by Laura Wilson
• The Shafrazi Lectures, no. 1: Bottle Rocket
Murita Cycles, a 1978 short film by Braverman


THE SWORD OF DOOM

TATSUYA NAKADA (Harakiri) and TOSHIRO MIFUNE (Yojimbo) star in the story of a wandering samurai who exists in a maelstrom of violence. A gifted swordsman plying his craft during the turbulent final days of shogunate rule in Japan, Ryunosuke (Nakadai) kills without remorse or mercy. It is a way of life that ultimately leads to madness. Kihachi Okamoto’s swordplay classic is the thrilling tale of a man who chooses to devote his life to evil.


SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

• New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
• Audio commentary featuring film historian Stephen Prince
• Trailer
• PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien


MONTEREY POP

On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the beginning of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey featured career-making performances by JIMI HENDRIX, JANIS JOPLIN, and OTIS REDDING, but they were just a few performers in a wildly diverse lineup that included SIMON AND GARFUNKEL, THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS, THE WHO, THE BYRDS, HUGH MASEKELA, and the extraordinary RAVI SHANKAR. With his characteristic vérité style—and a camera crew that included the likes of Albert Maysles and Richard Leacock— D. A. PENNEBAKER (Don't Look Back) captured it all, immortalizing moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend smashing his guitar, Jimi Hendrix burning his, Mama Cass being blown away by Janis Joplin’s performance. The Criterion Collection is proud to present the most comprehensive document of the Monterey International Pop Festival ever produced.


DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

• New 16-bit 4K digital restoration of Monterey Pop, supervised by director D. A.
Pennebaker
• Restored high-definition digital transfers of Jimi Plays Monterey and Shake! Otis
at Monterey
• Alternate soundtracks for all three films featuring 5.1 mixes by legendary recording engineer Eddie Kramer, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio

• THE OUTTAKE PERFORMANCES: Two hours of performances not included in Monterey Pop
• Audio commentaries by Pennebaker and festival producer Lou Adler, and music critics and historians Charles Shaar Murray and Peter Guralnick
• New interviews with Adler and Pennebaker
• Chiefs (1968), a short film by
cameraman Richard Leacock
• Interviews from 2002 with Adler and Pennebaker and with Phil Walden, Otis Redding’s manager
• Audio interviews with festival producer John Phillips, festival publicist Derek Taylor, and performers Cass Elliot and David Crosby
• Photo-essay by photographer Elaine Mayes
• Monterey International Pop Festival scrapbook
• More!
• PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critics Michael Chaiken, Armond White, David Fricke, Barney Hoskyns, and Michael Lydon

Mon 27 Nov

Seating changes in Screen 2

We recently installed a sound and light lobby at the entrance to Screen 2 aimed at reducing noise entering the screen from the lobby area. However, following some feedback we received from wheelchair users regarding access and provision in Screen 2 we invited a small group to meet with us and our architect to discuss their concerns and identify any improvements that we could make. I’m pleased to report that we will now be making changes to extend the platform area so two wheelchairs can sit side by side and next to two seats to accommodate abled bodied companions. Broadway endeavours to make every effort to ensure our facilities are accessible to all and we are delighted to have agreed a solution to this particular issue following a consultation with our audience and we expect the work to be completed by the 6th December.

Fri 17 Nov

Win a BATTLE OF THE SEXES merchandise pack

Biographical tennis drama BATTLE OF THE SEXES, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carrell as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, opens here at Broadway on Friday 24 November and we have a suitably sporty merchandise pack to give away!

For your chance to win, simply send us the answer to the following question as well as your name and address to competition@broadway.org.uk

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

Mon 06 Nov

Win a copy of William Friedkin's SORCERER on Blu-Ray courtesy of EntertainmentOne

William Friedkin’s 1977 hidden gem SORCERER is released back into cinemas and onto Blu-Ray for the first time this November, and we’ve got three copies to give away - courtesy of EntertainmentOne.

For your chance to win, simply send us the answer to the following question along with your name and address to competition@broadway.org.uk

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

Good luck!

SORCERER

This tense thriller starring Roy Scheider (Jaws, The French Connection) is a brutal exploration of fate and destiny.

Exiled from their home nations, four strangers from separate corners of the earth agree to undertake a dangerous mission to transport unstable dynamite through the hot, dense jungle of South America in order to earn their passage home.

When the slightest bump in the road could equal instant death, the real question is not whether these men will survive this nerve-shredding ordeal but who will they have become if they return at all?

Now, 40 years since its release, SORCERER is regarded by critics and filmmakers alike as a true lost cinematic masterpiece – a triumphant feat of filmmaking that encapsulates the revolutionary artistry of 1970s American cinema and not to be missed.

Blu-Ray Special Features:

o Sorcerers – A Conversation with William Friedkin and Nicolas Winding Refn (74mins)

o The Mystery of Fate – A letter from director William Friedkin

o Newly commissioned artwork to celebrate the 40th Anniversary

o Reversible sleeve using newly commissioned and original theatrical artwork

Tue 31 Oct

Last chance to use your old vouchers

If you've got an old Broadway voucher you haven't got around to using yet, now's the time!

From Sunday 31 December 2017, we will no longer be accepting Broadway Bites vouchers. You may also want to check the validity of your Night Out at Broadway vouchers if you have one left over. If you have any questions, please speak to a member of our team or call us on 0115 952 6611.

Mon 30 Oct

Win a MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS merchandise pack

Kenneth Branagh's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS opens nationwide on Friday 3 November and we've got a beautiful merchandise pack to give away to one lucky winner.

For your chance to win, simply send us the answer to the following question as well as your name and address to competition@broadway.org.uk

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.