Free Online Event: Paths to Paradise

FREE EVENT Live From New York

With Steve Massa & Ben Model Raymond Griffith in Paths To Paradise

Watch for free at home – streamed live from New York

Date: Thurs 16 Feb, 2023
Time: 15:30 hrs
Dir: Clarence Badger
USA, 67 mins, cert PG

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Considered to be one of Raymond Griffith’s finest onscreen comedy performances, PATHS TO PARADISE finds Griffith as a jewel thief matching wits with another, played by Betty Compson.

The film is crammed with clever plot twists that culminate in one of the wildest comedy chases of the silent era. The film will be presented in a new digital restoration by Undercrank Productions made from a 2K scan of a 35mm nitrate print preserved by the Library of Congress.

PATHS TO PARADISE is presented with an introduction by Steve Massa and piano accompaniment by Ben Model streamed live from their homes in NYC, and is not pre-recorded.

EVENT RUNNING TIME APPROX 1 hrs 25 mins.

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Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Date: Weds 15 Feb 2023
Time: 10:30 hrs
Venue: The former Bristol Imax Cinema, Bristol Aquarium
Price: £10 Adult/ FREE under 16
Dir: Robert Stevenson (1964)
USA, 139 mins, cert U

It’s not surprising Walt Disney considered this film the crowning achievement of his long career – it won his studio a record 13 Oscar nominations and five wins, including for best songs.

It is also where Dame Julie Andrews makes her Hollywood debut, portraying the nanny with magical powers in a star-studded cast headed by Dick van Dyke.

Whether you’re seeing it for the first time, or as a nostalgic reminder of your childhood, this is an event that will ensure it’s a happy (half-term) holiday for all ages.

RUNNING TIME APPROX 2 hrs 30 mins.

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Some Like it Hot

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Some Like it Hot

With a special pre-screening cabaret intro by dazzlingly drag queen Cynthia Road.

Date: Tues 14 Feb 2023
Time: 20:00 hrs
Venue: The former Bristol Imax Cinema, Bristol Aquarium
Price: £12 / £8 Concs
Dir: Billy Wilder (1959)
UK, USA, 121 mins, cert 12

Voted the all-time best comedy film in a BBC poll of reviewers in 52 countries and a triple Oscar and Golden Globes winner.

Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon portray musicians who escape Chicago mobsters by posing as women and joining a Florida-bound all-girl band in which the singer/ukulele player is Marilyn Monroe.

RUNNING TIME APPROX 2 hrs 10 mins.

Join us, on Valentine’s day, for this romantic evening of classic comedy.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Watch the film, and take a look at our copy GEN11 – the most expensive stage prop ever used.

Date: Tues 14 Feb 2023
Time: 14:00 hrs
Venue: The former Bristol Imax Cinema, Bristol Aquarium
Price: £10 Adult/ FREE under 16
Dir: Ken Hughes (1968)
UK, 144 mins, cert U

Slapstick 2023 launches its festival-wide salute to comedy and music with a family-friendly screening of the fantasy adventure centred on a magical car.

Taking inspiration from a novel by James Bond creator Ian Fleming, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was co-scripted by Roald Dahl and features a dozen songs from the Oscar-winning Sherman Brothers and stars lifelong Charlie Chaplin, Stan Laurel and Buster Keaton fan Dick Van Dyke.

As an added treat for ticket holders, a replica of the car, as seen on Strictly Come Dancing and the 50th Anniversary celebrations at Pinewood Studios, will be in Millennium Square for selfies from 12 midday on the 14th Feb.

RUNNING TIME APPROX 3 hr including an interval.