The Hawth says goodbye to celluloid with classic films

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AS IT SAYS goodbye to 35mm film and welcome to the age of digital cinema, The Hawth in Crawley will be giving celluloid a proper send-off by showing five classic films on the big screen in the Theatre this August.

The Artist, August 2, 7.30pm (2011, PG, 100 mins). Winner of five Academy Awards including Best Picture and three Golden Globes. Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career. For young extra Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), it seems the sky’s the limit. The film charts the story of their interlinked destinies.

The Adventures of Robin Hood, August 4, 11am (1938, PG, 102 mins). Errol Flynn stars as the swashbuckling hero Robin Hood alongside Olivia de Havilland and Basil Rathbone in a cinema classic that still appears in critic’s top 100 best films to this day.

Casablanca, August 8, 2.30pm (1943, PG, 102 mins). An all-time cinema classic starring Bogart and Bergman as two former lovers who meet again in Morocco in the early years of World War Two.

The Lion King, August 18, 11am (1994, U, 89 mins). Relive cherished childhood memories or introduce your children to one of Disney’s all-time classics in all its glory on the big screen.

The Wizard of Oz, August 22, 2.30pm (1939, U, 101 mins). A digital restoration of one of the best-loved fantasy films of all time. Beginning in the monochrome world of Kansas, the film bursts into colour when Dorothy’s house, uprooted in a tornado, lands in the surreal fairyland of Oz where she and her dog Toto encounter three new friends: the brainless Scarecrow, the cowardly Lion and the heartless Tin Man.

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