June throwback lineup at Ster-Kinekor begins with drag classic


FOLLOWING the success of the four Throwback Cinema titles screened during May, Ster-Kinekor is continuing this popular promotion through June and into July. Bringing back much-loved movie titles from the past for rescreening is enticing movie lovers back into the cinema. And the added bonus is that the movie ticket price for all these titles is a throwback price too, at just R50 per ticket.

The four titles that will be screened for one week each during June take us from drag queens in the Australian outback to gladiators in Roman times, with a mummy or two thrown in for good measure, before we once again travel back to the future.

This week it’s your chance to revisit The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, a poignant, funny movie focused on two drag performers (Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce) and a transgender woman (Terence Stamp) who travel across the Australian outback to perform their unique style of cabaret at a small resort in the remote town of Alice Springs.

This Australian film blitzed overseas box offices, it caused a near riot at the Cannes Film Festival, and won an Academy Award®. It’s fun, daring, over-the-top and unforgettable. Watch the trailer here.

Fun fact: The bus used in the 1994 movie, which disappeared shortly after filming, has been found. Read about it here.

Gladiator releases on 14 June, taking us back to Ancient Rome. A powerful former general, Maximus, sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery. Released in 2000, this Ridley Scott directed film stars Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix and Connie Nielsen, supported by an all-star cast including Oliver Reed, Richard Harris, Derek Jacobi and Djimon Hounsou.

Watch the trailer here

From the gladiators of Rome, the third title in June takes us to the mummies of Egypt. Released in 1999, The Mummy is directed by Stephen Sommers and stars Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah and South African actor Arnold Vosloo as Imhotep.


At an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamunaptra, an American serving in the French Foreign Legion accidentally awakens a mummy who begins to wreak havoc as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love. The film will screen for one week from 21 June.

Watch the trailer here

Two throwback films will be screened from 28 June, one taking us back to the future and the other promising eternal sunshine. Back to the Future 2 picks up where the original film ended.  After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985…without interfering with his first trip. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, this 1989 classic stars Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson who return to take up their iconic roles in the second instalment.

Watch the trailer here

For lovers of arthouse films, Ster-Kinekor is also releasing Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind at Rosebank Nouveau in Johannesburg and V&A Waterfront Nouveau in Cape Town from 28 June for a week. In this sci-fi drama romance, when their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories forever.

Released in 2004, the film stars Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet and Tom Wilkinson, and is directed by Michel Gondry.

Watch the trailer here.

Throwback Cinema titles will be screened at the following Ster-Kinekor cinemas in Cape Town: Somerset Mall,  Tygervalley and V&A Waterfront. Book online or download the SK App on your smartphone. For news and updates, go to Facebook: Ster-Kinekor Theatres | follow Ster-Kinekor on X: @Ster-Kinekor. For all queries, call Ticketline on 0861-Movies (668 437).

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