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23rd August, 2017

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

Steve-Eureka

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]

 

Bo'ness, The Hippodrome, 2 September 2017 Book Here  

Halifax, Square Chapel Arts Centre, 17 September 2017 Book Here 

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

Lewes, The Depot, 15 October 2017

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

Norwich, Cinema City, 26 October 2017

Spalding, South Holland Centre, 30 October 2017

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

Pwllheli, Neuadd Dwyfor Pwllheli, 19 November 2017

Bromsgrove, Artrix Arts Centre, 23 November 2017

Clevedon, Curzon Community Cinema, 26 November 2017

Oswestry, Kinokulture, 29 December 2017

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