THE BALLY #175: What to see in London this week [14 to 20 OCT 2022]

Welcome to THE BALLY where we help you find what to see in London this week across DIY, indie & alternative cinema events, online, outdoors & in venues.

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#QueerHorrorNights presents a very special event at the historic Rio Cinema – our Halloween Monsters Ball: NIGHTBREED (28 OCT 22:00+).

PLANET OF THE APES 35mm d. Franklin J Schaffner, 1968 at The Cinema Museum (15 OCT 19:30).

Planet of the Apes was met with critical acclaim and is widely regarded as a classic sci-fi film. On release, it was rated one of the best films of 1968 and was applauded for its imagination and its commentary on a possible world turned upside down. Film critic Pauline Kael called it “one of the most entertaining science fiction fantasies ever to come out of Hollywood.” There have since been four sequels, a TV series and at least three recent remakes, but this is the original Planet of the Apes and you can see it at The Cinema Museum from an original 1968 35mm film print.”

A Cinema Museum 35mm Film Classics Presentation. Includes vintage 1960s trailers, also screening from 35mm film.

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The Beauty and the Beast: James Fotopoulos short film programme at Close-Up (14 OCT 20:15).


THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS aka Les Invasions Barbares d. Denys Arcand, 2003 presented by Newington Green Film Club at Newington Green Meeting House (15 OCT 19:30 – FREE!).


MADAM SATAN d. Cecil B. DeMille, 1930 presented by Women & Cocaine at The Cinema Museum (16 OCT 19:30).


Monday Classic Matinée: EMPLOYEES’ ENTRANCE d. Roy Del Ruth, 1933 at Regent Street Cinema (17 OCT 13:00).


Science On Screen: BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD d. Benh Zeitlin, 2012 + Presentation by Prof. Mark Maslin at Barbican (18 OCT 18:10).


Pink Palace: D.E.B.S. d. Angela Robinson, 2004 + Intro/discussion by So Mayer in the basement bar at Rio Cinema (19 OCT 19:30).

This is a film still from HABIT dir Larry Fessenden, 1997, presented by Lost Vampires at ICA (20 October 2022)


UK Premiere: HABIT d. Larry Fessenden, 1997 + Q&A with the director, presented by Lost Vampires at ICA (20 OCT 18:30).

Full daily listings in this week’s SCREEN GUIDE.
I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE 35mm d. Jacques Tourneur, 1943 (20 OCT 20:40).


More rep seasons listed in this week’s SCREEN GUIDE.
TOKEN HOMO presents a new season of BAR TRASH – TRASH PLANET – a celebration of 70s eco-horror. Tickets £1 – Booking now!

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT dir Edward Berger, 2022

DECISION TO LEAVE aka Heojil Kyolshim dir Park Chan-Wook, 2022

HALLOWEEN ENDS dir David Gordon Green, 2022

More new releases in this week’s SCREEN GUIDE.

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*THE SMALL PRINT: Opinions author’s own. // As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any errors. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version only. // Event dates/times/formats are subject to change by the venue/organiser. Events may already be sold out at the time of posting, so please click quickly. // We try to list as many original format screenings as we can (8 to 70MM), but sometimes formats change due to age of the print, availability, logistics etc, so please check ahead with your venue if the format is your thing. // All images are used in the spirit of fair use for reporting & review – no ownership is implied or intended / unless otherwise credited to RADIANT CIRCUS as the original rights holder. We will remove any images immediately upon request – just get in touch. // We don’t filter our listings by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should therefore be 18+. // Finally, we always try to follow The Carny Code by “not screwing up anyone else’s game”, but everyone can make mistakes… If something does go wrong, we will always do our best to put it right. //.