Halloween ‘screamings’ at Chiswick Cinema

Image above: The Rocky Horror Show as performed at Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre

The Chiswick Cinema is offering up some spooky ‘screamings’ this Halloween weekend, celebrating some of the most iconic scary and thrilling horror films.

Members were asked to vote for which films the cinema should screen over the Halloween weekend, which eventually narrowed the choices down to three classics: The Rocky Horror Show Live 2021, The Silence of The Lambs and The Shining.

The Rocky Horror Show Live 2021 – Thursday 28 October

This special Halloween live performance will be broadcast from the Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre in London’s West End. Starring Strictly Come Dancing winner Ore Odubaas Brad and directed by Christopher Luscombe, The Rocky Horror Show is a guaranteed party and features timeless classics, including Sweet TransvestiteDamn it Janet, and of course, the show-stopping Time Warp.

The Rocky Horror Show is the story of two squeaky clean college kids – Brad and his fiancée Janet. When by a twist of fate, their car breaks down outside a creepy mansion whilst on their way to visit their former college professor, they meet the charismatic Dr Frank’n’Furter. It is an adventure they’ll never forget, filled with fun, frolics, frocks, and frivolity.

Book tickets here: chiswickcinema.co.uk/the-rocky-horror-show-live

Image above: scene from Silence of The Lambs featuring Anthony Hopkins & Jodie Foster

The Silence of The Lambs (30th Anniversary) – Friday 29 October

The Silence of The Lambs is one of just three films ever to win all of the “big five” Oscars in 1992: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actor and Actress in a Leading Role (Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins).

Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI’s training academy. Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant forensic psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer, serving a life sentence. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.

Book tickets here: chiswickcinema.co.uk/the-silence-of-the-lambs

Image above: Jack Nicholson in The Shining

The Shining – Saturday 30 October

All work and no play makes Oscar-winning actor Jack Nicholson—the caretaker of an isolated resort—go way off the deep end, terrorising his young son and wife (Shelley Duvall).

Nicholson plays Jack Torrance, who’s come to the elegant, isolated Overlook Hotel as off-season caretaker. Torrance has never been there before—or has he? The answer lies in a ghostly time warp of madness and murder. Master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick’s visually haunting chiller, based on the bestseller by master-of-suspense Stephen King, is an undeniable contemporary classic.

Book tickets here: chiswickcinema.co.uk/the-shining

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