1 Planet of the Apes (PG)
In this original 1968 classic, an astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. Starring Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall.
Planet of the Apes is showing at the Connaught Studio, Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing, at 8.15pm on Friday September 14. Tickets £7.50/seniors, students and children £6. Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.
2 Afternoon Tea at the Movies: Funny Face (U)
The 1957 romantic musical comedy Funny Face stars Fred Astaire as New York fashion photographer Dick Avery and Audrey Hepburn as the shy bookstore employee who is photographed by accident. An afternoon tea option is available afterwards.
Funny Face is showing at the Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead, at 2pm on Wednesday September 19. Tickets £5/afternoon tea package including film ticket £19.50. Phone 01342 302000 or visit chequermead.org.uk.
3 The Nun (15)
One of the most breathtaking and emotional works of French cinema, Jacques Rivette’s exquisite 1966 drama The Nun appears now in a new 4K digital restoration. Suzanne (Anna Karina) is an intelligent, freedom-loving woman who is forced into a convent against her will. The fact that she was sired by a man who is not her mother’s husband – and that a suitable dowry cannot be paid for her – bring her to the church. Suzanne endures continual harassment from one Mother Superior (Micheline Presle), and when transferred to a different convent, she becomes subject to romantic leanings from another Mother Superior (Liselotte Pulver), who flees with a priest (Francisco Rabal). The controversial subject matter caused the feature to be banned for two years, ironically helping the film gain more recognition.
The Nun is showing at Chichester Cinema at New Park, New Park Road, Chichester, at 12.45pm on Sunday September 23 and at 4.30pm on Thursday September 27. Tickets £9/seniors £8/students £5.50/child £3.50. Phone 01243 786650 or visit chichestercinema.org.
4 The Big Lebowski: 20th Anniversary Screening (18)
‘The Dude’ Jeff Lebowski is unemployed and as laid-back as they come. That is until he becomes a victim of mistaken identity, and two thugs break into his apartment with the errant belief that they’re strong-arming Jeff Lebowski – the Pasadena millionaire. In the hope of getting a replacement for his soiled carpet, The Dude pays a visit to his wealthy namesake… The cult 1998 movie is directed by Joel Coen and stars Julianne Moore, John Goodman, Jeff Bridges and Steve Buscemi.
The Big Lebowski is showing at The Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Preston Circus, Brighton, at 8.45pm on Monday September 24. Tickets £12.20. Phone 0871 902 5728 or visit picturehouses.com.
5 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.
The Wizard of Oz is showing at the Hailsham Pavilion, George Street, Hailsham, at 2pm on Friday September 28. Tickets £7.50/cons and u15s £6/Wednesday matinees and Sundays £5. Phone 01323 841414 or visit hailshampavilion.co.uk.
6 The Monster of Piedras Blancas (U)
A monster, NOT the Creature from the Black Lagoon, invades a sleepy seaside town where the monster’s appetite outstrips the offerings left for him and soon headless bloodless corpses are piling up. This B movie from 1959, directed by Irvin Berwick, stars Jeanne Carmen, Les Tremayne, John Harmon, Don Sullivan, Forrest Lewis and Pete Dunn.
The Monster of Piedras Blancas is at the Electric Palace Cinema, 39a High Street, Hastings, at 8pm on Sunday September 30. Tickets £5 (B Movie Fan Club). Phone 01424 720393 or visit electricpalacecinema.com.
7 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.
8 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.
9 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.
10 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.
11 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.
12 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.
13 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.
14 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.
15 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.
16 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.
17 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.
18 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.