As the nights grow longer and the temperature falls, why not snuggle up with a visit to the cinema this autumn?
The Pictureville Cinema at the National Science and Media Museum brings high-quality and unique films to Bradford, with a strong sense of community at its core. The exquisite auditorium, adorned with its iconic red velvet seats and renowned curved screen, provides a warm and nostalgic cinematic experience, ideal for the chilly weather.
Throughout autumn, Pictureville offers a diverse programme featuring seasonal classics, Halloween horrors, family favourites, and distinctive film events. From a spooky season highlighting some of cinema’s most iconic creatures to daring and inventive films from black creatives, along with the latest releases and timeless classics, there’s something for everyone to savour this season.
Here’s what’s on:
The Old Oak
12, 14, and 15 October
Ken Loach’s latest drama follows the last remaining pub in a once thriving mining community.
Black History Month
From 12 – 30 October
Celebrate Black History Month with a selection of daring and inventive films from black creatives. Curated in collaboration with Lucas Bywater, a Bradford-born programmer and film student, this series of films encompasses everything from horror to romance, showcasing the new generation of black filmmakers.
Stop Making Sense
14, 19, 21, and 26 October
Talking Heads’ magnificent concert film returns to mark its 40th anniversary. Filmed over three nights at Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre in 1983, witness one of the most revered bands in history as they perform their greatest hits.
From 21 – 31 October
Meet the minds behind the monsters this October. Honour the eccentric geniuses and sinister scientists who brought some of cinema’s most iconic creatures to life. Films include Ghostbusters (1984), Hocus Pocus (1993), and a Frankenstein double bill on Halloween Night.
Family Favourites at Kid’s Club
Every Saturday and Sunday morning
Enjoy a family favourite or a Disney classic for the reduced price of £3 every Saturday and Sunday morning.
Kennedy (18) with Q&A
Experience the UK premiere of cult director Anurag Kashyap’s chilling tale of a secret police hitman who transforms into an unstoppable killer. Presented as part of the London Indian Film Festival, the film will be followed by a Q&A with renowned Indian filmmaker and actor Anurag Kashyap.
Killers of the Flower Moon
From 3 – 9 November
Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, and Leonardo DiCaprio reunite for an epic western saga set in 1920s Oklahoma.
Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell and Pressburger
From 4 November – 21 December
Experience four acclaimed masterpieces from iconic British directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Known as The Archers, the duo’s work encompasses all that cinema can be, blending wondrous technical filmmaking feats with achingly romantic emotional themes.
For further details on film schedules and to book cinema tickets, please visit: www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk/cinema