5:00 PM, 30th July, 2022
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a classic book that has been handed down through the generations. The story is one of love, adventure and a farmboy-turned-pirate named Westley (Cary Elwes) who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love, Buttercup (Robin Wright).
Although initially a box office failure, The Princess Bride has gone on to become a beloved cult film in years since its release. With its delightful mix of romance, comedy, swashbuckling adventure and endlessly quotable lines, there’s no doubt that this post-modern fairy tale has had a happy ending.
So come along – as you wish – and celebrate its 35th anniversary on the big screen. To see it any other way would be… inconceivable!
7:30 PM, 30th July, 2022
“I feel the need… the need for speed!”
For over 30 years since finishing at the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program – aka TOPGUN – Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) has been doing his best to avoid promotion so as to be able to continue flying.
His former rival, Admiral Tom “Iceman” Kazansky (Val Kilmer), however, decides to send him to a Naval Air Station to instruct an elite group of F/A-18 Super Hornet aviators for a dangerous mission targeting a foreign uranium enrichment plant. Despite the aviators – including the son of Maverick’s late best friend, Goose – originally rebuffing Maverick, they soon come to realise the importance of teamwork.
With the obligatory combat aviation scenes bringing some strong, traditionally-filmed action to the table, Top Gun: Maverick not only provides a sense of nostalgia, but a sense of the old-school blockbuster rarely seen lately.