As the doors to Pictureville Cinema remain closed for at least six months, we are taking up residency over the road at The Studio next to the Alhambra Theatre, with an exciting off-site programme, Pictureville Presents: Cinema at The Studio.
With screenings at The Studio from Friday 8 February, we have curated a programme of classic and cult screenings, special events and films you may never have seen on a big screen before. Read on for a rundown of what to expect in the February programme as we begin this exciting journey.
Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell & Pressburger
We are delighted to present the dazzling season Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell & Pressburger, touring nationwide from the BFI. Running throughout February at The Studio, we will be screening four acclaimed masterpieces from this legendary British directing duo.
Featuring the romantic splendour of I Know Where I’m Going! (Feb 8) and A Matter of Life and Death (Feb 10), the gripping drama of Black Narcissus (Feb 8, 16), and the dazzling spectacle The Red Shoes (Feb 16)—widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time—the season is a must-see for fans of film history.
This series of documentaries shines a light on some of the trailblazing female figures who shaped art in the modern world. Sisters With Transistors (Feb 9, 16, 28) and Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché (Feb 10, 22) take a look at exciting musical innovation in the 20th century. Tish (Feb 8, 15, 24, 29) on the other hand, takes an intimate look at social photographer Tish Murtha and her vital work in the North East of England, elevating and preserving the legacy of an underrated icon.
From Stage to Screen
We couldn’t be so close to the Alhambra theatre without embracing the theatrics of our new temporary home. The upcoming strand From Stage to Screen showcases a series of theatrical adaptations and inspirations. From the powerful drama of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Feb 8, 16) and Billy Elliot (Feb 9, 28) to the joy of Barefoot in the Park (Feb 15, 28), this strand shows how the power of a great story can transcend mediums.
Later in the month we’ve got two unmissable one-night-only screenings, as the madcap musicals Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Feb 22) and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Feb 24) are sure to be a riotous night out.
Finally, we couldn’t pass by Valentine’s Day without a programme of romantic classics. Our February strand Love Is takes a look at the many different forms romance can take. Love is fantastical in The Shape Of Water (Feb 14, 29), love is heartbreaking in In The Mood For Love (Feb 9, 15, 22, 29), and love is passionate in Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Feb 9, 14). But whatever form love takes, this absorbing series of films is sure to leave you swooning at the screen.
If a Galentine’s Day screening is more your thing, then don’t miss our one-night-only screening of Legally Blonde on 10 February. With a free glass of fizz and chocolate, bring along your nearest and dearest and embrace your inner blonde with Elle Woods’ transformation from sorority girl to hotshot lawyer.
We hope to see you at The Studio soon, where you can expect a warm welcome from the Pictureville team and a great programme in a cosy theatre space, all while supporting Bradford’s independent cinema.
Screenings begin at The Studio on February 8.