Want to watch your favourite classic on the big screen? Check out these Hollywood movies coming soon in cinemas around Sussex
1 Halloween: 40th Anniversary Screening (18)
This iconic horror film starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasance returns to the big screen in time for All Hallows’ Eve, screening from a digitally restored and remastered print. It includes a pre-recorded introduction from the director, John Carpenter. On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith’s Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims.
Halloween is showing at The Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Preston Circus, Brighton, at 8.45pm on Wednesday October 10. Tickets £12.20. Phone 0871 902 5728 or visit picturehouses.com.
2 Pretty in Pink (15)
This 1986 Brat Pack cult classic became a huge hit with its story of love and social cliques in American high schools. Andie (Molly Ringwald) rises above her day-to-day drudgery and soon catches the eye of rich and popular school peer Blane (Andrew McCarthy). As the two start to date, they realise it’s not easy dating someone from a different social sphere.
Pretty in Pink is showing at the Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead, at 2pm on Thursday October 11. Tickets £5/Premium Club £4Phone 01342 302000 or visit chequermead.org.uk.
3 Alien (15)
When commercial towing vehicle Nostromo, heading back to Earth, intercepts an SoS signal from a nearby planet, the crew are under obligation to investigate. After a bad landing on the planet, some crew members leave the ship to explore the area. At the same time as they discover a hive colony of some unknown creature, the ship’s computer deciphers the message to be a warning, not a call for help. When one of the eggs is disturbed, the crew do not know the danger they are in until it is too late. Directed by Ridley Scott, the 1979 movie stars Sigourney Weaver, Harry Dean Stanton, Tom Skerritt and John Hurt.
Alien is showing at The Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Preston Circus, Brighton, at 12noon on Sunday October 14. Tickets £12.20. Phone 0871 902 5728 or visit picturehouses.com.
4 The Producers (15)
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Producers with this remastered version of the classic 1967 Mel Brooks film. Once the ‘King of The Great White Way’, Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) is reduced to romancing old ladies to finance his next flop show. But when nervous accountant Leopold Bloom (Gene Wilder) surmises that more money could be made from a flop than a hit, as they would be entitled to keep the investors’ excess money. The next step, is to produce the Busby Berkeleyesque musical, ‘Springtime for Hitler’. They select the worst play, the worst playwright, the worst director, and the worst actor (Dick Shawn) to collaborate on the guaranteed flop. Or is it? This was Brooks’ first feature, an absolutely hilarious and tasteless New York Jewish comedy about Broadway.
The Producers is showing at 12noon on Sunday October 21 and at 5pm on Wednesday October 24 at Chichester Cinema at New Park, New Park Road, Chichester. Tickets £9/seniors £8/students £5.50. Phone 01243 786650 or visit chichestercinema.org.
5 Once Upon A Time In The West (12A)
To celebrate the 90th birthday of the great maestro Ennio Morricone, this is a 50th anniversary screening of one of the most majestic westerns ever made, featuring some of his most iconic Spaghetti Western compositions. Sergio Leone’s follow-up to The Man with No Name trilogy sees villainous would-be tycoon and gunfighter Frank (Henry Fonda) try to drive the recently widowed Jill (Claudia Cardinale) off her land to make way for a corrupt railway company. However, quiet loner Harmonica (Charles Bronson) and sympathetic outlaw Cheyenne (Jason Robards) offer her protection from Frank and his men. Featuring one of the most breathtaking introductory scenes in cinema history, the film script was largely improvised around the mood of Morricone’s masterful score, resulting in a masterpiece, which many consider one of the greatest films ever made.
Once Upon A Time In The West is showing at The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove, at 7.30pm on Monday October 29. Tickets £6/TOM’s Friends 15% off. Phone 01273 201801 or visit theoldmarket.com.
6 Afternoon Tea at the Movies: A Streetcar Named Desire (12A)
Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando star in the 1951 film A Streetcar Named Desire, which set an Oscar record when it became the first film to win three of the four nominations. Based on Tennessee Williams’ play set in New Orleans, it tells the story of southern bell Blanche DuBois who, after encountering a series of personal losses, leaves her aristocratic background seeking refuge with her sister and brother-in-law in a dilapidated New Orleans tenement. The screening is followed by an indulgent afternoon tea.
A Streetcar Named Desire is showing at the Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead, at 2pm on Wednesday October 31. Tickets £5 film only/Afternoon Tea package including film ticket £19.50. Phone 01342 302000 or visit chequermead.org.uk.
7 Beetlejuice (15)
Worthing Theatres celebrate the films of 1998 with this Halloween screening of Tim Burton’s comic horror Beetlejuice starring Michael Keaton, Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin. Adam and Barbara are a normal couple…who happen to be dead. They have given their precious time to decorating their house and making it their own, but unfortunately a family is moving in, and not quietly. Adam and Barbara try to scare them out, but end up becoming the main attraction to the money-making family. They call upon benevolent ghost Beetlejuice to help, but Beetlejuice has more in mind than just helping.
Beetlejuice is showing at the Connaught Studio, Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing, at 6.15pm on Wednesday October 31. Tickets £7.50/seniors and students £6. Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.
8 Evil Dead 2 (15) – Halloween at the Haunted Hippodrome
Celebrate the spookiest night of the year in the haunted surroundings of the Hippodrome,and enjoy a screening of the 1987 horror-comedy classic Evil Dead 2, which sees hapless hero Ash (Bruce Campbell) battle deadites, possessed furniture and even his own disembodied hand in a haunted cabin in the woods. There are prizes for best costumes plus themed drinks and snacks.
Evil Dead 2 (15) is showing at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, 108-112 Seaside Road, Eastbourne, at 7pm on Wednesday October 31. Tickets £7. Phone 01323 802020 or visit royalhippodrome.com.
9 The Evil Dead (18)
Sam Raimi’s 1981 gory cult classic, starring Bruce Campbell and Ellen Sandweiss, is on the big screen for Halloween. Five college students take time off to spend a peaceful vacation in a remote cabin. A book and audio tape is discovered, and its evil is found to be powerful once the incantations are read out loud. The friends find themselves helpless to stop the evil as it takes them one by one, with only one survivor left with the evil dead and desperately tries to fight to live until morning.
The Evil Dead (18) is showing at the Connaught Studio, Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing, at 8.30pm on Wednesday October 31. Tickets £7.50/seniors and students £6. Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.
10 The Rocky Horror Picture Show 
When all-American couple Janet and Brad’s car breaks down outside an Old Dark House, they’re in for a night of frights and frolics at the hands of Dr Frank N. Furter and all manner of kinky Transylvanians in this cult musical comedy. Directed by Jim Sharman, the 1975 movie stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and Meat Loaf. Picture: Twentieth Century Fox.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is showing at The Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Preston Circus, Brighton, at 8.45pm on Wednesday October 31. Tickets £12.20. Phone 0871 902 5728 or visit picturehouses.com.
11 2001: A Space Odyssey (U)
Heralded in 1968 as the most striking sci-fi film ever, Stanley Kubrick’s epic meditation on human evolution shines brilliantly almost half a decade later. The film opens with the discovery of a mysterious monolith by prehistoric, ape-like hominids. The narrative then jumps to the 21st century, when a scientist (William Sylvester) landing on the moon discovers an identical obelisk. Eighteen months later, a pair of astronauts (Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood) journey to Jupiter in search of the monoliths with the aid of their omnipresent speaking computer, known as HAL 9000 (eerily voiced by Douglas Rain). The mission is fraught with tension and murderous intent as HAL begins to endanger the astronauts’ lives. Often regarded as a metaphor and moral allegory, Kubrick’s film is a visual tour de force with a stunning soundtrack.
2001: A Space Odyssey is showing at The Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Preston Circus, Brighton, at 12noon on Sunday November 4. Tickets £12.20. Phone 0871 902 5728 or visit picturehouses.com.
12 Some Like It Hot (12A)
Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis keep this joyous Billy Wilder comedy fizzing from start to finish. Two struggling musicians witness the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and are now on the run from the Mob. Jerry (Lemmon) and Joe (Curtis) cross-dress into an all-female band. In addition to hiding, each has his own problems; One falls for another band member, Sugar Kane, (voluptuously played by Monroe), but can’t tell her his gender, and the other has a rich suitor who will not take No for an answer. Some Like It Hot (this screening is a restored version) is effortlessly fluent, joyous and buoyant: a high-concept comedy that stays as high as a kite, while other comedies flag. “Nobody’s perfect” is the last line. Wilder, Lemmon, Curtis and Monroe come pretty close.
Some Like It Hot is at Chichester Cinema at New Park, New Park Road, Chichester, at 3.15pm on Sunday November 4 and at 3.45pm on Wednesday November 7. Tickets £9/seniors £8/students £5.50/child £3.50. Phone 01243 786650 or visit chichestercinema.org.
13 The Breakfast Club (15)
Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal. Considered as one of the best films of the 1980s, The Breakfast Club stars Emilio Esteves, Judd Nelson and Molly Ringwald.
The Breakfast Club is showing at the Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead, at 2pm on Thursday November 8. Tickets £5/Premium Club £4Phone 01342 302000 or visit chequermead.org.uk.
14 Afternoon Tea at the Movies: Miracle on 34th Street (U)
In this 1947 Christmas classic, Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) steps in last minute to play Santa in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade. He’s such a success he is soon employed to be a regular feature. But when Kringle claims that he really is the actual Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and authenticity. It stars Maureen O’Hara, Gene Lockhart and Natalie Wood. The afternoon tea is available after the film.
Miracle on 34th Street is showing at the Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead, at 2pm on Tuesday November 27. Tickets £5/afternoon tea package including film ticket, tea/coffee, selection of sandwiches and cakes£19.50. Phone 01342 302000 or visit chequermead.org.uk.
15 The Wizard of Oz (U)
When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) that needs a brain, a Tin Man (Jack Haley) missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) to earn his help. This is a dementia-friendly screening, which is open to all but especially for people with dementia and their family, friends and carers. There’s free tea, coffee and biscuits for 30 minutes before the film.
The Wizard of Oz is showing at The Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Preston Circus, Brighton, at 11am on Friday December 21. Tickets £12.20. Phone 0871 902 5728 or visit picturehouses.com.