Throwback Cinema at Ster-Kinekor in May


STER-KINEKOR is bringing back its Throwback Cinema campaign during May, with iconic, classic movies from the past. Each film will be released for one week only – and the best news is that, for all these screenings, ticket prices are just R50.

Now showing and taking us back to the roaring 1920s in Chicago, is the classy 2002 comedy crime musical, Chicago, which scooped six Oscars including Best Picture. Starring Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Richard Gere, Chicago follows the story of a small-time chorus dancer called Roxie Hart (Renée Zellweger) will kill for fame. After doing just that, she lands behind bars alongside vaudeville star Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones), who, with the help of hotshot celebrity lawyer Billy Flynn (Richard Gere), has spun her crime into a media frenzy. When Flynn takes Roxie’s case, he makes her the latest tabloid sensation, setting the stage for a singing, dancing catfight between the all-too-willing rivals.

From Friday 17 May, get the chance to Meet Joe Black once again. This 1998 fantasy romance drama explores the topic of Death, which takes the form of a young man who was killed in an accident.

Joe Black asks a media mogul to act as his guide to teach him about life on Earth and, in the process, he falls in love with the mogul’s daughter. Starring a fresh-faced Brad Pitt as Joe Black, with Anthony Hopkins as William Parrish and Claire Forlani as his daughter Susan, the film is directed by Martin Brest.

Who can forget the line from the love-struck Anna Scott: “I’m also just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her”? Notting Hill is the Throwback Cinema title for the week of 24 May. This 1999 romantic comedy unpacks a set of circumstances that makes Anna Scott (Julia Roberts), a famous Hollywood actress, fall in love with William Thacker (Hugh Grant), owner of a bookstore in Notting Hill. But the paparazzi’s fascination with her complicates their bond.

The final title for May, from 31 May for a week, is Back to the Future. In the 1980s, an experiment by maverick scientist, Doc Brown, turns out to be faulty. It leads to his teenage pal Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, going back into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean to the 1950s, where he is forced to reunite the younger versions of his parents. The first film in the franchise, released in 1985, is directed by Robert Zemeckis, and stars Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, and Thomas F Wilson.

Throwback Cinema titles will be screened at the following Ster-Kinekor sites: Somerset Mall, Somerset West, 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 Twitter: @Ster-Kinekor. For all queries, call Ticketline on 0861-Movies (668 437)

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