Union Films: What’s Coming Up This Week (19/01/2015 – 25/01/2015)


Welcome back! As you finally emerging from the dreaded exam period, your student cinema is here to help with some of the best films around this season. You can see the full line-up for spring over on our website. But now to the week ahead.

tbs_movies_meangirls_645x360_081920110109Mean Girls, Tuesday 20th January at 7:00pm (FREE)

The last of our exam films, chosen by you, is Mean Girls the classic comedy starring Lindsay Lohan as Cady Heron. After successfully infiltrating the A-list clique at her new school, she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, ex-boyfriend of the alpha of the group.

Hilarious comedy that has understandably become a cult classic, don’t miss out on this free screening to help relieve that exam stress.


the lunchboxThe Lunchbox, Wednesday 21st January at 7:30pm

This week’s best of world cinema, in association with the Phoenix film society, is Indian film The Lunchbox.

A big hit at Cannes and Toronto, the film depicts a romance between an elderly man and a young housewife that blossoms after a mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously reliable lunchbox service. The secret notes in the boxes quickly threaten to engulf their reality into something very different.


the matrixThe Matrix, Thursday 22nd January at 7:00pm (FREE)

Throwback Thursday is back! Our celebration of the best in recent blockbusters leads us to the iconic world of hackers, humans and rebels in The Matrix.

Everyday life for Thomas Anderson is split between his boring office day job as a computer programmer and his night time exploits as a malevolent hacker. That is until he takes the red pill and awakes to find humanity enslaved and harvested, kept docile by the artificial reality of the Matrix. Now he must help lead the rebellion against the machines with a little help from his friends.

Make sure you come along and relive this gem of cinema for free!


interstellarInterstellar, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th January at 8:00pm

It’s finally here! Christopher Nolan’s space epic Interstellar has landed at Union Films for you all to enjoy. Featuring a brilliant cast, stunning cinematography and a great score, there really is no reason not to see it.

A group of explorers, spearheaded by Cooper, make their way through a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations of human space travel and go where no human has gone before in search of a new home for humanity.

We’ve got two screenings this weekend and an additional screening, with subtitles, on Friday 13th February.


20012001: A Space Odyssey, Sunday 25th January at 5:00pm

Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece returns to Union Films after a very long absence. Re-released to make the British Film Institute’s Science Fiction season, 2001 sees humanity discover a mysterious, artificial object beneath the surface of the moon resulting in a quest to find it, accompanied by the intelligent super-computer HAL 9000.

See the film dubbed the best science fiction film of all time at your student cinema.

Don’t forget you can buy tickets for all of our films at www.unionfilms.org/boxoffice right now!

Catch up with latest from your student cinema at our website www.unionfilms.org, or on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Plus, make sure you tune into Surge Radio on Monday at 7:00pm, featuring great music, fun quizzes, and the usual witty antics of our amazing volunteers.

Want to get involved with the action? Union Films is entirely volunteer run and it’s really easy to get involved today. Simply visit our website for the details.


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