Want to know what fun Movie Marathons are on at the PCC? Then this is the place to be. Cult, horror, themed, film franchises - we do them all & we do them well. So keep an eye on this page to know the latest on the butt-numbing marathons at the Prince Charles Cinema.
The first film in the ARNIE ALL NIGHTER will start at 20:55, with the marathon ending at 09:00 [approximately]
COMMANDO : Retired Special Forces soldier John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) lives with daughter Jenny (Alyssa Milano) in isolation, but his privacy is disturbed by former commander Franklin Kirby (James Olson), who warns him that his fellow soldiers are getting killed one by one. After Kirby leaves, Jenny is kidnapped by former Latin American dictator Arius (Dan Hedaya), who wants Matrix to restore him to power. Instead, Matrix sets out to take down the rogue leader and rescue his daughter.
PREDATOR : Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a soldier of fortune, is hired by the U.S. government to secretly rescue a group of politicians trapped in Guatemala. But when Dutch and his team, which includes weapons expert Blain (Jesse Ventura) and CIA agent George (Carl Weathers), land in Central America, something is gravely wrong. After finding a string of dead bodies, the crew discovers they are being hunted by a brutal creature with superhuman strength and the ability to disappear into its surroundings.
TOTAL RECALL : Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a bored construction worker in the year 2084 who dreams of visiting the colonized Mars. He visits "Rekall," a company that plants false memories into people's brains, in order to experience the thrill of Mars without having to travel there. But something goes wrong during the procedure; Quaid discovers that his entire life is actually a false memory and that the people who implanted it in his head now want him dead.
THE RUNNING MAN : In the year 2019, America is a totalitarian state where the favorite television program is "The Running Man" -- a game show in which prisoners must run to freedom to avoid a brutal death. Having been made a scapegoat by the government, an imprisoned Ben Richards (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has the opportunity to make it back to the outside again by being a contestant on the deadly show, although the twisted host, Damon Killian (Richard Dawson), has no intention of letting him escape.
LAST ACTION HERO : Following the death of his father, young Danny Madigan (Austin O'Brien) takes comfort in watching action movies featuring the indestructible Los Angeles cop Jack Slater (Arnold Schwarzenegger). After being given a magic ticket by theater manager Nick (Robert Prosky), Danny is sucked into the screen and bonds with Slater. When evil fictional villain Benedict (Charles Dance) gets his hands on the ticket and enters the real world, Danny and Jack must follow and stop him.
THE TERMINATOR : Disguised as a human, a cyborg assassin known as a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) travels from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton). Sent to protect Sarah is Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), who divulges the coming of Skynet, an artificial intelligence system that will spark a nuclear holocaust. Sarah is targeted because Skynet knows that her unborn son will lead the fight against them. With the virtually unstoppable Terminator in hot pursuit, she and Kyle attempt to escape.
P.S., For those wondering why certain films have been omitted from this line-up: TERMINATOR 2 has currently been withdrawn for an upcoming 3D re-release and the rights have lapsed to TRUE LIES. Also KINDERGARTEN COP isn't available, JINGLE ALL THE WAY will be back in December, and the less said about JUNIOR and BATMAN AND ROBIN, the better.
Saturday 10th December 2016 marks the 15th Anniversary of the original UK release of The Fellowship of the Ring! Come celebrate this momentous occasion in style with THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY Extended Editions Marathon!
Peter Jackson's epic film trilogy consisting of three fantasy adventure films, based on the three-volume book of the same name by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. The films are The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003) and will all be presented in their Extended Editions.
Please Note : As the credits sequences are quite long for each film, we'll be using them as our "break" time - you'll have 20mins of credits for Fellowship & 12mins for The Two Towers.
Please Note: The PCC Bar will be open and serving alcohol until 3am, the kiosk will remain open serving coffee, tea & snacks throughout the night.
An all-night marathon event featuring BOTTLE ROCKET, RUSHMORE, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS. THE LIFE AQUATIC, HOTEL CHEVALIER, THE DARJEELING LTD., FANTASTIC MR. FOX, MOONRISE KINGDOM & THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL. Back-to-Back!
Marathon Schedule [subject to change]
BOTTLE ROCKET (Short)
THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS
THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU
HOTEL CHEVALIER + THE DARJEELING LTD.
FANTASTIC MR. FOX
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
The first film in the marathon will start at 21:10, with The Hateful Eight finishing at 08:35 [approximately].
DAY OF THE OUTLAW (1959) : In the quiet frontier town of Bitters, Wyo., a dispute between cattleman Blaise Starrett (Robert Ryan) and farmer Hal Crane (Alan Marshal) is about to boil over into a bloody feud. But the fighting takes a back seat to a new threat when a rogue cavalry captain, Jack Bruhn (Burl Ives), rides into town with his band of thugs. Now, with the citizens of Bitters held hostage by Bruhn and his men, Starrett must somehow rescue his town and restore his broken reputation.
THE WILD BUNCH (1969) : In this gritty Western classic, aging outlaw Pike Bishop (William Holden) prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, which includes Dutch Engstrom (Ernest Borgnine) and brothers Lyle (Warren Oates) and Tector Gorch (Ben Johnson), Bishop discovers the heist is a setup orchestrated in part by his old partner, Deke Thornton (Robert Ryan). As the remaining gang takes refuge in Mexican territory, Thornton trails them, resulting in fierce gunfights with plenty of casualties.
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (1974) :Having concluded a case, detective Hercule Poirot (Albert Finney) settles into what he expects will be a relaxing journey home aboard the Orient Express. But when an unpopular billionaire is murdered en route, Poirot takes up the case, and everyone on board the famous train is a suspect. Using an avalanche blocking the tracks to his advantage, Poirot gradually realizes that many of the passengers have revenge as a motive, and he begins to home in on the culprit.
THE THING (1982) : In remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists are disturbed at their base camp by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks both human beings and canines in the camp and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims. A resourceful helicopter pilot (Kurt Russell) and the camp doctor (Richard Dysart) lead the camp crew in a desperate, gory battle against the vicious creature before it picks them all off, one by one.
THE HATEFUL EIGHT (2016) - MULTIPLEX VERSION [Digital Presentation] : While racing toward the town of Red Rock in post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunter John "The Hangman" Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) encounter another bounty hunter (Samuel L. Jackson) and a man who claims to be a sheriff. Hoping to find shelter from a blizzard, the group travels to a stagecoach stopover located on a mountain pass. Greeted there by four strangers, the eight travelers soon learn that they may not make it to their destination after all.