23rd August, 2017

METROPOLIS is back in cinemas (UK & Ireland) in celebration of the film's 90th Anniversary year


Fritz Lang’s silent, sci-fi masterpiece: Metropolis celebrates its 90th Anniversary year in 2017, and to mark the occasion we have commissioned a brand new trailer and stunning new artwork for a 90th Anniversary quad poster… and our aim now is to get Metropolis ‘Back in Cinemas’! 

With its dizzying depiction of a futuristic cityscape and alluring female robot, Metropolis is among the most famous of all German films and the mother of sci-fi cinema (an influence on Blade Runner and Star Wars, among countless other films). Directed by the legendary Fritz Lang (M, Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse, The Big Heat, etc.), its jaw-dropping production values, iconic imagery, and modernist grandeur – it was described by Luis Buñuel as "a captivating symphony of movement" – remain as powerful as ever.  

Drawing on – and defining – classic sci-fi themes, Metropolis depicts a dystopian future in which society is thoroughly divided in two: while anonymous workers conduct their endless drudgery below ground their rulers enjoy a decadent life of leisure and luxury. When Freder (Gustav Fröhlich) ventures into the depths in search of the beautiful Maria (Brigitte Helm in her debut role), plans of rebellion are revealed and a Maria-replica robot is programmed by mad inventor Rotwang (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) and master of Metropolis Joh Fredersen (Alfred Abel) to incite the workers into a self-destructive riot.  

Help us celebrate the 90th Anniversary year of this magnificent film and experience the 150 minute reconstructed and restored 2010 version (including 25 minutes of footage previously thought lost to the world), once again on the big screen.  View the new trailer here

Metropolis will be screening at the following venues during the last few months of 2017 [More to be announced]


Lewes, The Depot, 15 October 2017 Book Here 

London, Picturehouse Central, 16 October 2017 Book Here 

London, Ritzy Picturehouse, 16 October 2017

London, Greenwich Picturehouse, 16 October 2017

Edinburgh, Cameo Picturehouse, 16 October 2017

York, City Screen Picturehouse, 16 October 2017 Book Here 

St Albans, Odyssey, 22 October 2017

Norwich, Cinema City, 26 October 2017 Book Here 

Spalding, South Holland Centre, 30 October 2017 Book Here 

Plymouth, Plymouth Arts Centre, w/c 10 November 2017 

Brighton, Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts, 11 November 2017 Book Here 

Pwllheli, Neuadd Dwyfor Pwllheli, 19 November 2017

Southampton, Harbour Lights Picturehouse, 20 Nov 2017

Bromsgrove, Artrix Arts Centre, 23 November 2017 Book Here 

London, Prince Charles Cinema, 26 November 2017

Cambridge, Arts Picturehouse, 26 November 2017

London, Notting Hill Picturehouse, 26 November 2017

Oxford, Oxford Picturehouse, 26 November 2017

Exeter, Exeter Picturehouse, 26 November 2017

Clevedon, Curzon Community Cinema, 26 November 2017 Book Here 

London, Institute for Contemporary Arts (The ICA), w/c 15 December 2017

Oswestry, Kinokulture, 29 December 2017


Metropolis has previously screened at the following cinemas, earlier this year

Bo'ness, The Hippodrome, 2 September 2017

Halifax, Square Chapel Arts Centre, 17 September 2017

Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs, 1 & 2 October 2017

Camberley, Vue Camberley1 & 2 October 2017 

Cambridge, Vue Cambridge1 & 2 October 2017 

Cardiff, Vue Cardiff1 & 2 October 2017

South Wirral, Vue Cheshire Oaks1 & 2 October 2017

Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni1 & 2 October 2017 

Exeter, Vue Exeter1 & 2 October 2017 

London, Vue Finchley Road1 & 2 October 2017

London, Vue Islington1 & 2 October 2017 

Leeds, Vue Leeds Light1 & 2 October 2017

Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks1 & 2 October 2017 

Newcastle, Vue Newcastle Under Lyme1 & 2 October 2017

Oxford, Vue Oxford1 & 2 October 2017 

Porstmouth, Vue Portsmouth1 & 2 October 2017 

Reading, Vue Reading1 & 2 October 2017 

London, Vue West End (Leicester Square)1 & 2 October 2017 

London, Vue Westfield1 & 2 October 2017

York, Vue York1 & 2 October 2017

Manchester, Home, 8 October 2017 

Liverpool, Picturehouse at FACT, 8 October 2017




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