City Screen’s Summer Sizzler season signs off with a fabulous finale of film new and old at reduced prices ending on September 2

Natassja Kinski in Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas, showing at City Screen tomorrow

CITY Screen Picturehouse’s Summer Sizzler season ends on September 2, climaxing with a packed final week.

The York cinema, in Coney Street, is offering tickets  at a specially reduced price of £7.99 or £4.99 for members.

The week ahead’s new main features include: Emma Holly Jones’ adaptation of Suzanne Allain’s novel Mr Malcolm’s List and Scottish actor Alan Cumming in My Old School, Jono McLeod’s cleverly executed documentary about the grown man who passed himself off as a pupil at a Glasgow high school.

Alan Cumming in My Old School

On top of that come more chances to catch the sing-song ding-dong Fisherman’s Friends: One And All; Jordan Peele’s spooked sci-fi thriller blend of horses and aliens, Hollywood and horror, Nope, Brad Pitt in David Leitch’s delirious, even goofball action-thriller Bullet TrainPanah Panahi’s extraordinary Iranian comic drama Hit The Road and Daisy Edgar-Jones in Where The Crawdads Sing, Olivia Newman’s adaptation of Delia Owens’s mystery thriller.

For supersonic value, tickets for this evening’s Tom Cruise double bill of Top Gun & Top Gun: Maverick at 6pm cost £4.99.

At midday on Sunday, the same price applies for the Re-Discover screening of Wim Wenders’ 1984 road movie, Paris, Texas, starring Harry Dean Stanton, Dean Stockwell and Nastassja Kinski, with a screenplay by L. M. Kit Carson and playwright Sam Shepard and a musical score by Ry Cooder.

So much to discuss: Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke in 1995’s Before Sunrise

Make a day and night of it for £4.99 at City Screen with Sunday’s Re-Discover European Summer triple bill of Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke’s Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight trilogy.

Monday night, 8.30pm, is the screen time for Culture Shock – Kids In America: But I’m A Cheerleader, Jamie Babbit’s 1999 teen movie, wherein naive Megan (Natasha Lyonne), football team cheerleader at her all-American high school, is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.

The Discover slot’s new film on Tuesday at 11am and 8pm is Queen Of Glory, starring writer-director Nana Mensah in a dark comedy about a maladjusted PhD student who becomes sole proprietor of a Christian bookstore.

Nana Mensah in Queen Of Glory

The concluding screening in the Aesthetica Film Club series will be Foresight: An Urgent Anthology, exploring alternate realities through the lens of five Black British directors on Thursday at 6.30pm.

“This time capsule collection contributes to a perspective and point of view continuously missing from our screens: a future where people of colour exist,” says Aesthetica Short Film Festival director Cherie Federico. “Written, directed and produced by culturally diverse filmmakers who call the UK home.”

Exclusively for parents and carers with babies aged under one, every Wednesday at 11am City Screen presents a Big Scream screening of a new film; this coming week’s choice is Mr Malcolm’s List.

Audrey Hepburn in Stanley Donen’s Funny Face, Monday’s Dementia Friendly Screening

Cheapest of all will be the £3 ticket for Saturday morning’s Kids’ Club screening of Wallace & Gromit: Curse Of The Were-Rabbit  at 11.15am; the Kids Club Summer Matinees of Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Monday to Wednesday at 10.45am, and the  Autism Friendly Summer Matinee of Sonic The Hedgehog 2 on Thursday at 10.45am.

Tickets will be £4 for Monday afternoon’s Dementia Friendly Screening of Funny Face, Stanley Donen’s beautiful and bubbly 1957 American musical romantic comedy starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire , with free entry for accompanying carers plus a complimentary cuppa and biscuit before the 1.15pm show.

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City Screen Picturehouse to slash prices for Summer Sizzler film season from Monday

Summer Sizzler season on its way to City Screen Picturehouse, in Coney Street, York

CITY Screen Picturehouse, in York, is reducing ticket prices from July 25 to September 2 in a Summer Sizzler discount offer.

General admission will cost £7.99 – down from the standard £12.50 – for all films; £4.99 for Picturehouse Members.

“This offer includes all the best new blockbusters and family movies, as well as Picturehouse’s curated arthouse line-up and regular screenings of vintage classics,” says general manager Cath Sharp. “We’re also extending these great prices for our weekend of Outdoor Cinema at York Museum Gardens from August 5 to 7. With an unmissable summer of cinema approaching, this offer arrives at the perfect time.”

Among the summer releases heading for City Screen are Where The Crawdads Sing, Olivia Newman’s dramatic adaptation of Delia Owens’ novel, starring Daisy Edgar-Jones, from Friday; David Leitch’s action-thriller Bullet Train, starring Brad Pitt, from August 5, and Jordan Peele’s blockbuster horror movie Nope from August 12.

Daisy Edgar-Jones in Where The Crawdads Sing, opening at City Screen, York, on Friday

The Outdoor Cinema programme will show Ridley Scott’s 40th Anniversary release of Blade Runner (cert 15) on August 5; Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (12A) on August 6 and a Sing-A-Long screening of Disney’s Encanto (U), directed by Jared Bush and Byron Howard, on August 7, all starting at 7.30pm.

In an opportunity to revisit film history, look out for Picturehouse’s reDiscover strand, celebrating the work of German filmmaker Wim Wenders; the Kids In America season, dedicated to 1990s’ American teen movies, and European Summers, a timely toast to the joy of summer holidays on screen in timeless continental favourites.

The Summer Sizzler reductions will extend to families: children’s tickets will be £4.99 and City Screen will continue to offer its Family Ticket deal, where adults pay children’s prices when visiting in a group of four. 

Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story: City Screen Outdoor Cinema screening in York Museum Gardens

Admission to City Screen’s mid-morning Kids’ Club shows and a selection of family films over the summer will remain at £3, as will Toddler Time, City Screen’s unique programming strand screening 30 to 40-minute programmes for toddlers. Check listings for more details, advises Cath. 

Annual Picturehouse Membership gives visitors up to ten free cinema tickets, along with ten per cent off all food and drinks, invitations to special previews and priority booking for the most popular films and events.

“City Screen also boasts a lively cafe bar with outdoor seating on the river and our menu is bursting with innovative home-made offers, many of them vegan and vegetarian,” says Cath. “The menu can be found on our website.”

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