Attention film fans – it’s the sixth edition of The Winchester Film Festival from 15 to 25 October 2015 – providing a chance to watch classic films in unusual venues chosen to enhance your viewing experience. The Winchester Film Festival is an annual not-for-profit event organised by the Faculty of Arts at the University of Winchester and this year it is running in partnership with Winchester Theatre Royal. Proceeds from the screenings go to charity. You can book tickets here.
THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD
THE GREAT HALL
Thur 15 October 7.30pm
Classic swashbuckling yarn, filmed in glorious Technicolor. Errol Flynn is Robin of Locksley, struggling to resore Richard the Lionheart to the throne. Basil Rathbone, Melville Cooper and Claude Rains also star.
RUSSELL & BROMLEY
Fri 16 October 7.30pm
David Lean’s charming Romantic Comedy stars the great Charles Laughton as the Victorian shoe shop proprietor Henry Horatio Hobson. John Mills also stars in this British classic.
FOOTSTEPS IN THE FOG
ST JOHN’S HOUSE
Sat 17 October 7.30pm
Stewart Granger and Jean Simmons star in this atmospheric crime thriller. A cocktail of murder and blackmail, and a succession of thrilling plot twists all add to the tension.
THEATRE ROYAL WINCHESTER
Sun 18 October 7.30pm
Susan Strasberg plays an actress who heads to New York with hopes of becoming a broadway star. Henry Fonda and Christopher Plummer star in this story of dreams and sacrifice. More about this screening
Winchester Film Festival – Tickets
THE CHESIL TUNNEL
Fri 23 October 7.30pm
Burt Lancaster stars as a French railway worker who mobolises his group of resistance fighters in a bid to stop French art being shipped back to Berlin towards the end of World War 2.
ODD MAN OUT
THE CHESIL TUNNEL
Sat 24 October 7.30pm
Carol Reed directs this British film noir set in an unnamed Northern Irish city during republican unrest. James Mason plays Johnny McQueen who’s on the run after escaping prison.
Book tickets via the Theatre Royal Winchester.