Friday 22nd Feburary 2019 sees our first Classic Film screening at The New Royalty Cinema. "The Italian Job" is a comedic heist film that is mostly renowned for the extended car chase getaway.
The Italian Job
Michael Caine, Noel Coward
Tickets £5. Tickets can be booked online (click below) or from the Community Centre office.
In it, a thief recently released from prison (Michael Caine) organizes a scheme to steal a shipment of gold bars by creating a massive traffic jam and using a trio of Mini Coopers to escape with the loot.
The always dependable Caine is perfectly cast as charismatic thief Charlie Croker, Cast include Noel Coward as the incarcerated backer of the titular job and Benny Hill in a small role as a computer expert obsessed with plump women but the stars of the film are undoubtably the Red, White and Blue Mini Coopers.
The script is bold and inventive with much of the humour being understated and unpredictable. The heist itself is clever but the staging of the getaway is a real work of art. Again, there is an inventiveness that is quite refreshing.
If you're looking for a lighthearted crime caper this is just the ticket. All this and probably the best car chase ever filmed.
The New Royalty Cinema screenings are at the centreCinema in Bourne End Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End SL8 5SX
Tickets can be bought online (follow the link in the film summary on this page) or from the Community Centre office or on the door (subject to availability)
For information on the BBFC film classifications: Click Here
The New Royalty Cinema is a community cinema run by volunteers as a fund-raising event for Bourne End (Bucks) Community Association, a charity registered in England and Wales No. 300236