Here’s the #DukeFest 2018 trailer! Take a watch and get your first look at what we’ve got in store for you this year at The Prince Charles Cinema and PimpShuei. Trailer music composed and performed by our festival special guest: Pentagram Home Video.
A fantastic random picture find via ebay here’s a look back at the square in 1976, one that magically manages to capture 4 cinemas all in one frame. Far right and mostly obscured by the railing it’s the Warner Brothers West End, we can’t see what’s playing though sadly. Then look up and central and you’ll see a previously unknown sign for The Prince Charles Cinema which is just out of sight up Leicester Place. Then there’s the long gone Jacey which is playing Black Emanuelle, must have been amazing to walk past and see that huge billboard displaying that one. Then on the far left you can just see the marquee for The Empire, where you can make out the partial word ROSSING, which is very probably The Cassandra Crossing from 1976, the date fits and I can’t think of anything else that fits title wise. The toilets are still in the same position, though updated now, beyond the changes to the shops and restaurants this side of the square still actually looks quite the same today.
The FrightFest Halloween all-dayer line-up has been announced! Whatever you do don’t miss the incredible HeadShot playing the late night slot. Also we’ll be doing all the pre-show video madness between each film, get ready for trailers, found footage, music videos, adverts and anything else we can get away with playing on the big The Prince Charles Cinema screen!