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Events & Excursions


If you want to join in (or present) any of these, or similar events or excursions, then please email Steve or contact the location mentioned. Similarly, if you would like to submit a report of an event or screening (even if it wasn't listed here) then that can be added to this web site.


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30 January 2017

Peeping Tom will be screened at the Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square, London on 30th January 2017 at 18:50. It's in a double bill with Dan Gilroy's Nightcrawler (2014)

See their web site for details & tickets


27 January 2017

Black Narcissus will be screened at the Largs Film Society, Largs, Scotland on Friday 27 January at 7pm

See their web site for details & tickets


25 January 2017

Black Narcissus will be screened at the Wildhorse Resort Cineplex, Pendleton, OR on 25 January 2017.

See their web site for details & tickets (when they add it)


25 January 2017

The Red Shoes will be screened at the Bio Victor Film House in Stockholm, Sweden at 18:00 on 25 January 2017

See their web site (in Swedish) for details & tickets


17 January 2017

The Spy in Black will be shown at the Filmhouse Edinburgh on Tuesday, 17 January 2017

See their web site for details & tickets (when they add it)


11 January 2017

Black Narcissus will be screened at the Pupille e.V. Frankfurt, Germany on Wednesday 11th January 2017 at 20:15

See their web site for details & tickets


4 & 22 January 2017

The Red Shoes will be screened at the NFT (BFI Southbank) in London from Wednesday 4th at 18:00 and Sunday 22nd January 2017 at 17:20

See their web site for details & tickets


28 & 29 December

The Tales of Hoffmann is being screened at the Northwest Film Center, Portland, OR on Wednesday 28 December and on Thursday 29 December, both at 19:00

See their web site for details & tickets


27 & 30 December

The Red Shoes is being screened at the Northwest Film Center, Portland, OR on Tuesday 27 December & on Friday 30 December, both at 19:00

See their web site for details & tickets


27 December & 1 & 4 January 2017

I Know Where I'm Going! is being screened at the Filmhouse, Edinburgh on Tuesday 27 December @ 11:05 & Sunday 01 January 2017 @ 17:45 & Wednesday 04 January 2017 @ 11:05

See their web site for details & tickets


26 December

Black Narcissus is being screened at the Prince Charles Cinema, London on 26 December

See their web site for details & tickets (when they add it)


23 December

The Red Shoes is being screened at the Barn Theatre - Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon on Friday 23 December at 13:45

See their web site for details & tickets


16 December

A Matter of Life and Death is being screened at the CAST (Cornubian Arts & Science Trust) in Helston, Cornwall on 16th December 2016 at 19:30 & 21:30. It's being shown as their Artist's Choice - films chosen by artists.

This film has been selected by CAST studio artist Ben Sanderson, who will give a brief introduction.

Food will be available from CAST Café from 6.30pm, something hot and something sweet for £6.

See their web site for details & tickets


16 December

A Matter of Life and Death is being screened at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough on Friday 16 December @ 14:45

See their web site for details & tickets


14 December

The Red Shoes is being screened at the Wildhorse Resort Cineplex, Pendleton, OR on Wednesday 14 December

See their web site for details and tickets (when they add it)


6 December

The Red Shoes is being screened at the Cambridge Picturehouse on Tuesday 6 December at 13:00

See their web site for details & tickets


2 December

A Matter of Life and Death is being screened at the Filmspot, Seaford (St Michael's Church Hall, St Michael's Place, Brighton) on Friday 2 December at 19:00

See their web site for details & tickets


22 November

The Red Shoes is being screened at the Instytucja Filmowa SILESIA FILM, Katowice, Poland on Tuesday 22 November

See their web site for details & tickets


20 November

49th Parallel is being screened at the Metropolis Kino, Hamburg, Germany on Sunday 20 November 2016 at 19:00

See their web site for tickets & details


19 November - 30 December

BAMPFA (University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive) in Berkeley, CA are running a season titled Arrows of Desire: The Films of Powell & Pressburger

DateTimeFilm
19/11/201620:00Black Narcissus
20/11/201616:45I Know Where I'm Going!
25/11/201615:00A Matter of Life and Death
26/11/201615:00The Red Shoes
27/11/201614:30The Spy in Black
02/12/201618:30Contraband
03/12/201615:30I Know Where I'm Going!
04/12/201616:3049th Parallel
07/12/201619:00A Canterbury Tale
10/12/201615:30A Matter of Life and Death
11/12/201615:00The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
17/12/201615:30Black Narcissus
17/12/201619:00Gone to Earth
18/12/201616:30The Small Back Room
23/12/201619:00The Tales of Hoffmann
28/12/201613:00The Red Shoes
30/12/201613:00Oh... Rosalinda!!

See their web site for details & tickets


14 November
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be screened at Campus West Welwyn, Welwyn Garden City on Mon 14 Nov @ 20:00

See their web site for details & tickets


13 November
Park Circus tell us:

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp will be screened at the Ritz Cinema Belper, Derbyshire on Sun 13 November

See their web site for details & tickets


13 November
Park Circus tell us:

A Matter of Life and Death will be shown at the Stow Film Lounge, Walthamstow on Sun 13 November

See their web site for details & tickets


12 November - 7 December
Park Circus tell us:

A Matter of Life and Death will be screened at the Danish Film Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark; Sat 12 November - Wed 07 December

See their web site for details & tickets


9 November
Park Circus tell us:

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp will be screened at Alamo Drafthouse Littleton, Littleton, CO on Wed 09 November @ 7:30pm

See their web site for details & tickets


9 - 15 November
Park Circus tell us:

Black Narcissus will be screened at The Senator Theatre, Baltimore, MD on Wed 9 November - Tue 15 November.
Showing on 9 Nov (7 & 9:30pm), 13 Nov (10am), 14 Nov (1pm) & 15 Nov (1pm)

See their web site for details & tickets


7 November
Park Circus tell us:

Peeping Tom will be screened at The Ultimate Picture Palace, Oxford on Mon 07 Nov @ 18:15

See their web site for details & tickets


4 November
Park Circus tell us:

A Matter of Life and Death will be screened at Out of the Blue, Edinburgh on Fri 04 November

See their web site for details & tickets


24 October
Park Circus tell us:

I Know Where I'm Going! will be screened at the Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas at Greenwich Plaza, Greenwich, CT on Mon 24 October

See their web site for details & tickets


23 October
Andy Gottlieb tells us:

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp will be screened at Cinéma Nova in Brussels on Sunday 23 October at 21:00.

See their web site for details & tickets


23 October
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be screened at the Errol Flynn Filmhouse, Northampton on Sun 23 Oct @ 2pm

See their web site for details & tickets


23 October
Park Circus tell us:

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp will be screened at the Picture House Uckfield on Sun 23 October

The film will be introduced by and the and post-film discussion will be led by producer, writer, broadcaster and editor Catherine Bray

See their web site for details & tickets (as soon as they add the details)


20 October
Park Circus tell us:

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp will be shown at the Yale Film Study Center, New Haven, CT on Thu 20 Octoberober at 2pm

See their web site for details & tickets

Open To: General Public; Admission: Free


20 October
Nick Dando tells us:

Thelma & Michael: Love in the Cutting Room will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 20 October at 11:30 am.

Nicholas Wapshott tells the story of how film director Martin Scorsese unwittingly acted as cupid in one of cinema's greatest love stories.

While working on Raging Bull in 1980, Scorsese introduced his American film editor Thelma Schoonmaker to his boyhood hero, the celebrated British director Michael Powell. Despite their 35 year age difference - Powell was 75 - the two fell in love and were married until Powell's death in 1994.

In this programme, Martin Scorsese assesses Powell's work on classic movies life The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp and The Red Shoes, and recalls introducing him to his long time cutting room colleague Schoonmaker.

Using clips from some of his best known films and tributes from academics and critics, Nicholas Wapshott puts Michael Powell's heritage in perspective and, in exclusive interviews with Scorsese and Schoonmaker, explores the brilliance of the two lovers and how their unlikely relationship developed in the cutting room.


5 October
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be shown at the Ambler Theater, Ambler, PA on Wednesday 5 October at 7:30 pm

See their web site for details & tickets


5 October
Park Circus tell us:

Black Narcissus will be shown at the Northbrook Public Library, Northbrook, IL on Wednesday 5 October

See their web site for details & tickets


4 October
Park Circus tell us:

I Know Where I'm Going! will be shown at the Primrose Hill Community Library, Primrose Hill, London on Tue 04 October

See their web site


1 & 2 October
The IMDb tells us:

Peeping Tom will be shown at the Nitehawk Cinema at 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11249 is showing Peeping Tom on Saturday 1 October & Sunday 2 October at 11:45 AM on both days

It'll be strange seeing PT in the morning. Watch out for the daylight when you emerge :)

See their web site for details & tickets


30 September
Park Circus tell us:

A Matter of Life and Death will be shown at the Totnes Cinema, Totnes, Devon on Friday 30 September at 8pm

See their web site for details & tickets


26 September
Park Circus tell us:

Black Narcissus will be screened at the Commodore Cinema, Ryde, Isle of Wight on Mon 26 Sep at 8pm

See their web site for details & tickets


24 September
Park Circus tell us:

I Know Where I'm Going! will be shown at the Wigtown Festival, Wigtown, Dumfries on Sat 24 Sep at 20:30

See their web site for details & tickets

This event is sold out. Please complete the form on their site to be added to a waiting list for this show.


18 September
Park Circus tell us:

I Know Where I'm Going! will be shown at the Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH on Sunday, September 18

See their web site for details & tickets


8 September

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Colonel Blimp) will be screened at the Cinema Nova, Arenbergstraat 3, 1000 Brussels, Belgium on 8th September at 20:00

See their web site (in French) for details & tickets


7 September
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be shown at the Whiteside Theatre, Corvallis, OR on Wednesday 7 Sept at 7pm

See their web site for details & tickets


4 September

Oh... Rosalinda!! will be shown at the Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) at 5pm on Sunday, September 4th

See their web site for tickets & details


4 September
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be shown at the Palace Centro, Brisbane, Australia on Sun 4 Sept

See their web site for details & tickets

It's also being shown at the Palace Electric Cinema, Canberra and at the Palace Norton Street, Leichhardt


28 August

It's time for the annual A Canterbury Tale Location Walk. We'll be in Canterbury itself this year.

See this web site for details


28 - 30 August
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be shown at the Cinema Le Clap, Québec City, QC, Canada from 28 - 30 August

See their web site for details & tickets


25 August
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be shown at the Cameo Cinema in Edinburgh on 25th August

See their web site for details & tickets (when they add it)


10 - 11 August
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be screened at the Paramount Theatre, Austin, TX on Wed 10 Aug - Thu 11 Aug

See their web site for details & tickets


18 July
Park Circus tell us:

The Thief of Bagdad (El ladrón de Bagdad) will be screened at the Phenomena, Barcelona on Mon 18 Jul 15:45

See their web site for details & tickets


17 - 18 July
Park Circus tell us:

Black Narcissus will be shown at the AFI Silver Theatre, Silver Spring, MD from Sun 17 Jul - Mon 18 Jul

See their web site for details & tickets when it's added to their web site


16 - 21 July
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be shown at the AFI Silver Theatre, Silver Spring, MD from Sat 16 Jul - Thu 21 Jul

See their web site for details & tickets when it's added to their web site


7 July

The Tales of Hoffmann will be screened by the Nelson Film Society on Thursday 7th July 2016 at 5:45pm at the State Cinema, Nelson, South Island, NZ

See their web site for details & tickets
Note that the Nelson Film Society is a membership society


8 June
Park Circus tell us:

Black Narcissus will be screened at the Landmark Chez Artiste, Denver, CO on Wed 08 Jun at 2 & 7pm

See their web site for details & tickets


3 - 9 June
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be screened at the Music Box Chicago on Fri 03 Jun - Thu 9 Jun

See their web site nearer the date for details & tickets


29 May
Park Circus tell us:

A Matter of Life and Death will be screened at the New Farm Cinemas, Brisbane, QLD, Australia on Sun 29 May

See their web site for details & tickets


29 May
Park Circus tell us:

Black Narcissus will be screened at the Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville PA on Sun, May 29 2:00pm

See their web site for details and tickets


25 May
Park Circus tell us:

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp will be screened at the Cinema Nova, Carlton, Melbourne, VIC, Australia on 25th May at 6pm

See their web site for details & tickets

This is a part of their GB-RETRO season


25 May
Park Circus tell us:

A Matter of Life and Death will be screened at the Cinema Nova, Carlton, Melbourne, VIC, Australia on 25th May at 3:55pm

See their web site for details & tickets

This is a part of their GB-RETRO season


21 May - 1 June
Park Circus tell us:

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp will be screened at the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, Cremorne, NSW, Australia from Sat 21st May - Wed 1st June

Date Time
Sat 21st May:11:00am
Fri 27th May:11:00am
Tue 31st May:6:00pm
Wed 1st Jun:11:00am

See their web site for tickets & details

This is a part of their GB-RETRO season


20 May
Park Circus tell us:

Peeping Tom will be screened at the Electric Cinema, Birmingham (UK), on Fri 20 May

See their web site for details and tickets (nearer the date)


16 - 28 May
Park Circus tell us:

A Matter of Life and Death will be screened at the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, Cremorne, NSW, Australia from Mon 16th May - Sat 28th May

Date Time
Mon 16th May:11:00am
Wed 25th May:6:00pm
Thu 26th May:12:50pm
Sat 28th May:10:30am

See their web site for tickets & details

This is a part of their GB-RETRO season


14 & 23 May
Park Circus tell us:

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp will be screened at the Windsor Cinema, Nedlands, WA, Australia from Sat 14 May - Mon 23 May

See their web site for details and tickets


6 - 8 May
Park Circus tell us:

Black Narcissus will be screened at the IFC Center in New York from 6 - 8 May 2016

See their web site for details & tickets nearer the date


2, 4 & 6 May
Rialto Pictures tell us:

A Matter of Life and Death (Irrtum im Jenseits) will be screened at the Filmpodium der Stadt, Zurich on 2, 4 & 6 May

See their web site for details and tickets


29 April
Rialto Pictures tell us:

The digitally restored print of The Tales of Hoffmann will be screened at the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY on Fri 29 April

See their web site for details & tickets closer to the date


20 April

Gone to Earth will be shown on the big screen at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK on 20th April 2016, at 2.30pm and 7pm. Tickets cost £10, £8 concessions.

See their web site for details & tickets

The screening is one of a series of events to celebrate the life of Shropshire author Mary Webb. An exhibition about her and the Shropshire landscape that inspired her writing is on the Balcony at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery until 5th June 2016. This year is the 100th anniversary of the publication of Mary Webb's 'The Golden Arrow'.

Find out more at Shrewsbury Museum


10 April
Park Circus tell us:

A Matter of Life and Death will be screened at the Queens Film Theatre, Belfast on Sunday 10 April at 15:30

See their web site for details & tickets


3 April
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be screened at the Electric Cinema, Birmingham on Sunday 3rd April

See their web site for tickets & details


2 April
Rialto Pictures tell us:

The digitally restored print of The Tales of Hoffmann will be screened at the UW Cinematheque, Madison, WI on Sat 2 Apr @ 7pm

See their web site for tickets & details


31 March
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be screened at the Badby and District Film Society, Daventry on Thursday, 31 March

See their web site for tickets & details


30 March
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be screened at the Teatro Franco Parenti Soc. Coop. - Impresa Sociale, Milan, Italy on Wednesday 30 March at 20:00.
Special evening with the projection to h 21.00 Scarpette rosse (The Red Shoes)

See their web site for tickets & details


21 March
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be screened at the Cinematheque de la Ville de Luxembourg on Mon 21 March at 19:00
Introduced by Dick Tomasovic (professeur en théories et pratiques du cinéma et des arts du spectacle, Universié de Liège)

See their web site for tickets & details


2, 6 & 7 March
Park Circus tell us:

Peeping Tom will be screened at the NFT (BFI Southbank) on Wed 2 March in NFT2, on Sun 6 March in NFT1 and on Mon 7 March in NFT3. The screening on Monday 7 March (in NFT3) will be introduced by film scholar Ian Christie

See their web site for tickets & details


21 February
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be screened at the Emporium Theatre, Brighton on Sunday 21 February at 15:00 (door 14:30)

See their web site for tickets & details


7 February
Park Circus tell us:

Black Narcissus will be screened at the Bíó Paradis, Reykjavik, Iceland on 7 February

See their web site for tickets & details nearer the date


7 February
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be screened at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, Frederick, MD on 7 February

See their web site for tickets & details nearer the date


3 February
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be screened at the Alamo Drafthouse One Loudoun, Ashburn, VA on 3 February

See their web site for tickets & details nearer the date


31 January
Park Circus tell us:

The Thief of Bagdad will be screened at the NFT (BFI South Bank) on 31 January 2016 at 13:20 in NFT3

See their web site for details & tickets


31 January

Peeping Tom will be shown at the Castro Theatre, San Francisco on Sun 31 Jan 2016

See their web site for details & tickets


30 January
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be shown at the Castro Theatre, San Francisco on Sat 30 Jan 2016

See their web site for details & tickets


29 January
Rialto Pictures tell us:

The Tales of Hoffmann will be screened at North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC on Friday, January 29, 2016 @ 8 pm

See their web site for details & tickets


14 January
Park Circus tell us:

A Matter of Life and Death will be screened at the Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley on Thu 14 Jan 2016

See their web site for details & tickets


7 January
Park Circus tell us:

I Know Where I'm Going! will be screened at the British Museum on Thursday 7 January 2016 @ 14:00

See their web site for details & tickets


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