Casablanca is rarely out of the Best Films of All Times lists, and has acheived cult status in popular memory. Ever wondered where the line, "Here's lookin' at you, kid" comes from? Bingo.
Michael Curtiz' screen adaptation of an unstaged play called Everybody Comes to Rick's was rushed into release in the wake of the Allied invasion of North Africa. Despite a great cast and equally talented writers, no one expected Casablanca to become a cult hit, and its receipt of three Academy Awards including Best Picture came out of the blue.
Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart smoulder on screen as Rick and Ilsa, old flames unexpectedly reunited in unorthodox circumstances. When Ilsa's husband, renowned Czech resistence leader Victor Laszlo, seeks bar owner Rick's help to secure his escape, Rick is torn between his moral conscience and his jealous heart.
For this Valentine's edition, we've joined forces with arts centre The Drum. We're offering group tickets for four people exclusively for online purchase - what better way to kick off a Valentine's weekend double date?
Kings Heath Community Cinema was started in December 2012, in response to a local demand for a cinema space in the district. Since then, the cinema has screened all kinds of films, from black and white classic To Kill a Mockingbird to Ealing Comedy Ladykillers and eccentric French animation Belleville Rendez-Vous.
All Saints Church makes an impressive setting – the big screen (240cm across) is placed at the head of the aisles, and windows are blacked out for a really cosy vibe. You can expect a licensed refreshments bar, an old fashioned interval and a warm welcome.
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Professional Incredibles is a dynamic cultural production company working on a profoundly local and international level. Our major project is Espirito Brum, and ongoing cultural exchange between the UK and Brazil.