The Bioscope Independent Cinema hosts variety of movies in March


The Bioscope Independent Cinema in Johannesburg is incorporating double-bill screenings, classic movies and Oscar nominations in its March line-up.

Double bill: The Oregonian and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

On Saturday 1 March, audiences will be able to watch both The Oregonian and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me at R50 a ticket. There are also tickets available at R40 each for those who only want to watch one of the films.

Showing at 19h00, The Oregonian features a woman from Oregon who, while escaping her past, gets lost on the road and has a gruesome experience in the North West.

An FBI agent disappears while investigating the future murder of a woman, whose last living week is portrayed in the film In Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. This movie screens at 21h00.

Oscar hype

In the build-up to the Oscar Awards ceremony, which will be televised on 2 March, a series of nominated short films in the Live Action category will screen throughout March. The films featured are: Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?; Helium; Just Before Losing Everything; That Wasn’t Me; and The Voorman Problem.

On Sunday 2 March at 19h00, The Bioscope will screen the classic film My Fair Lady, starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, which won the award for Best Film in 1964.

If I owned a cinema

On Wednesday 26 February at 19h30 The Bioscope hosts a new event which involves the screening of a film chosen by a celebrity or a member of the public.

This week’s film was chosen by Namik Minter, a New York-based actress and producer. Her selection, Purple Rain, is the story of an arrogant, young singer (played by Prince), who becomes famous. Through self-destructive behaviour and losing the woman he loves, he learns that fame alone will not fulfil him.

Reserve your space by purchasing a drink for R20 online via the Bioscope ticketing system or buy anything from adjoining bar and restaurant The Chalkboard, and get free access to the movie.

Visit The Bioscope website for more information.


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