Back to the 1980s


On the evening of 24 May Turner Classic Movies’ (TCM) Pop Up Cinema screened 1985 high school drama The Breakfast Club to a packed auditorium of press and movie lovers, hosted by Crawford College in Sandton.

The event transported attendees to the early 1980s, as guests were encouraged to embrace the look and feel of the film, with basketball hoops, pinball machines and a quiz hosted by “Principal Vernon’, on hand to entertain. Some of the guests even dressed up, 80s style.

“Pop Up Cinema shows TCM’s favourite movies in a whole new way, making for a night to remember,’ commented Alan Musa, VP and GM, Middle East and Africa Turner Broadcasting System. “The event was hugely successful, and I’m really looking forward to the next one.’

For those who were unable to attend the event, The Breakfast Club is one of the movies that will feature on the channel as part of TCM Select, a new destination for film lovers of all ages on Sundays at 9pm. The Breakfast Club will be shown on Sunday 27 May.

The next Pop Up Cinema event is going to be held in Cape Town, with the next date and movie title to be announced on

Other titles coming up on TCM Select in June include Memphis Belle (1990) on Sunday 3 June; The Towering Inferno (1974) on Sunday 10 June; The Mummy (1999) on Sunday 17 June; and Schindler’s List (1993) on Sunday 24 June.


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