FREE film night: Léon (upstairs at the Temple Bar)

Come and join me for a FREE film night upstairs at the Temple Bar on Western Road, Brighton. Doors open at 19:00. Arrive early to enjoy a Screen Shack shake or Bloody Mary, tuck into some popcorn and bag a beanbag! The film will commence at 20:00.

LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL (1994)
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Luc Besson's visually stylish, Léon. Jean Reno, Gary Oldman and Natalie Portman, in her film debut, all star in this highly influential, seminal 90's action/thriller. 

Directed by Luc Besson (Subway, The Big Blue, Nikita, The Fifth Element), Léon is the controversial and unforgettable story of an unlikely friendship within a brutal and violent world. Twelve-year-old Mathilda lives within the desperate confines of a squalid New York apartment block. On returning from a shopping trip Mathilda finds that her abusive, dysfunctional family (and her beloved younger brother) have been slaughtered by a psychotic, drug dealing police officer. In fear of her life she takes refuge with her reluctant, mysterious and solitary neighbour. His name is Léon and he's one of the world's deadliest assassins. And while Mathilda begins to teach him how to live, Leon begins to teach her how to kill.

Membership:
You can purchase optional annual membership for only £10 and you will receive discounts on bar drinks and Screen Shack shakes and snacks. For further details please email: [masked] or speak to me on the night.

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  • Hayley

    I'm looking forward to seeing you all this Wednesday! Here's the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc1KzpMnuX0 Please try and get any drinks/popcorn orders in, in plenty of time - no later that five to 8, so that we can get the film started at 20:00. Thanks :)

    1 · June 23

    • Hayley

      *he

      June 23

    • Tim

      Oops, got a bit confused there. I've got a ticket for The Man Whose Mind Exploded at Komedia on 1st July

      June 29

  • lorna m.

    Hayley - that was a great evening. The film was amazing. That mixture of violence and tenderness - such a difficult thing to achieve. Loved it.
    My first Meet Up can't wait to come to more

    1 · June 26

  • Isabelle

    totally excellent thank you, such a great film

    1 · June 26

  • Nicki C.

    Delighted the najority voted for the Director's Cut - the relationship between Leon and Matilda was enhanced greatly and was more charming as a result. Thank u Hatley and fellow Meet Ups!

    1 · June 26

  • Kerry G.

    Think I am able to come to this, after all! :)

    June 25

  • Bea

    hoping to make this, although it looks pretty violent... : I : )

    June 24

    • Nicki C.

      Ah, the violence is most definitely secondary. What shines through is the wonderfully innocent and emerging emotional relationship between Matilda and Leon - a real must see. You can always hide your eyes in the heavy bits!!

      1 · June 24

  • Tim

    Do you know if we're seeing the short cut (110 min) or the long one (133/136 min) ? Apparently the longer one has much more about the complexity of the relationship and is far superior.

    June 24

    • Hayley

      Hi Tim, I have both versions and have been toying with which one to show. I was concerned about the length of the Director's Cut if it's a hot evening because it's above a pub and there isn't air conditioning, so I thought the original might be the safer option. I'm happy to put it to the public vote tomorrow night though!

      June 24

    • Nicki C.

      Hi Hayley. May I put my vote in now, this being one of my most fave films and never having never seen the Director's Cut - I'm all for that one please but happy to go with popular vote. Looking forward to either.

      1 · June 24

  • mick

    hi there. After being a member of this group for a while but having not yet actually attended any yet, this will be my first one with this group. I like Jean Reno's films so looking forward to this one. What is the deal with paying for attendance with this group?

    1 · June 20

    • Hayley

      Hey Mick.... I run Screen Shack so it will be great to meet you on Weds. It's free, so you just turn up (it's held in the upstairs of the pub), best to get there early to get a good seat/bean bag - I open at 19:00 and the film starts at 20:00. I sell spiked shakes, milk shakes, bloody mary's and fresh popcorn upstairs and there's also the normal pub drinks downstairs. If you decide to start coming reguarly then you can purchase annual membership for a tenner which gives you discounts on drinks etc. See you there :)

      1 · June 23

    • mick

      thanks Hayley. I'll see you all there, looks like its gonna be a busy one!

      June 24

  • Tim

    Just got my ticket for this. I've seen it before but can't remember much detail, so I'm looking forward to it again. I can also recommend Besson's The Big Blue.

    June 23

  • Isabelle

    love Jean Reno, though he doesn't seem such a tough guy since seeing him dancing with Steve Martin in The Pink Panther........

    2 · June 11

  • Nicki C.

    This is one of my favourite films of all time - can't wait!!

    1 · June 6

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