Films on the Flytower - National Theatre
AS PART of National Theatre Inside Out, American Express is presenting Films on the Flytower – from August 16 to August 25, 2012.
Six classic cinematic tales, all giving an insight into life behind the scenes of the entertainment industry, will be projected onto the National’s iconic Flytower, turning it into a massive outdoor cinema.
All screenings are free, with limited deckchair seating on the Baylis Terrace on Level 2. American Express Cardmembers benefit from a dedicated seating area including wireless headphones and popcorn.
This is Spinal Tap – Thursday, August 16 at 9pm.
The ultimate backstage ‘rockumentary’ charts the demise of Spinal Tap, the world’s loudest heavy metal band, on their American comeback tour, culminating in the legendary Stonehenge gig. Starring Harry Shearer, Michael McKean and Christopher Guest (1984, director: Rob Reiner, 82 minutes).
The Producers – Friday, August 17 at 9pm.
Two lacklustre Broadway producers attempt to lose money on the worst production in theatrical history: and now it’s ‘Springtime for Hitler’. Starring Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder and Christopher Hewett (1968, director: Mel Brooks, 88 minutes).
Bullets Over Broadway – Saturday, August 18 at 9pm.
Woody Allen’s comedic speakeasy masterpiece reveals the offstage dramas when playwrights and actors come into fatal contact with the Mafia. Starring John Cusack, Dianne Wiest and Jim Broadbent (1994, director: Woody Allen, 98 minutes).
The Circus – Thursday, August 23 at 9pm.
When a tramp accidentally joins the circus, he falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist but the arrival of a handsome and dashing tightrope walking rival brings out a perilous competitive streak. Starring Charles Chaplin, Merna Kennedy and Al Ernest Garcia (1928, director: Charles Chaplain, 71 minutes).
The Red Shoes – Friday, August 24 at 9pm.
Powell and Pressburger’s visually stunning and groundbreaking depiction of the world of the ballet and the brutal and cruel sacrifices the dancers make in order to achieve greatness. Starring Moira Shearer, Marius Goring and Robert Helpmann (1948, director: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, 133 minutes).
Theatre of Blood – Saturday, August 25 at 9pm.
Vincent Price glowers magnificently in this Shakespearian horror-fest showing the murderous consequences that can happen when theatre critics give bad reviews… Starring Vincent Price, Diana Rigg and Michael Hordern (1973, director: Douglas Hickox, 104 minutes).
National Theatre Inside Out, in partnership with American Express, runs until September 9, offering a packed festival programme as the theatre bursts out onto its riverside terraces and squares. For more information visit insideout.nationaltheatre.org.uk/.