Did you spend your childhood being traumatised by Worzel Gummidge, Doctor Who, Hartley Hare and the Spirit of Dark and Lonely Water? Were you terrified of the Usborne Book of Ghosts, given nightmares by Horror Top Trumps, and then handed a Dalek’s Death Ray lolly to calm you down?
The children who grew up in the 1970s and 1980s were placed in the unenviable position of being scared by virtually everything. In this show, writers Stephen Brotherstone and Dave Lawrence – the men behind the superb Scarred for Life books – will be giving a hilarious talk about the TV, films, music, comics, board games, books, adverts and crisps (no, really) that blighted all of our childhoods! There’ll be explicit talk about the giant spiders from Doctor Who, a rummage through the gruesome Public Information Films that haunted all of our nightmares… and even a Top 10 Chart Countdown of the best British hit singles to be inspired by the prospect of impending nuclear Armageddon.
Afterwards, there’ll be a Q&A and discussion, so feel free to chip in with your own memories of retro childhood trauma! You are – of course – at liberty to watch the show through your fingers, although sadly we’re unable to provide a sofa to hide behind. And the evening will be hosted by writer and broadcaster Bob Fischer, who spent the entirety of 1978 convinced that his family dog had rabies after glimpsing an appallingly irresponsible poster next to the headmaster’s office door in his primary school reception.
Embark on a thrilling night of adventure with a brand-new collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival!
The Banff Mountain Film Festival joins the world’s best adventure film-makers and explorers as they push themselves to the limits in the most remote and stunning corners of the globe. Witness epic human-powered feats, life-affirming challenges and mind-blowing cinematography – all on the big screen!
There are two shows, each with an entirely different selection of brand new films for 2022 - the Red Film Programme (26 January) and the Blue Film Programme (20 May).
Double the adventure by coming to both! (Click here to book the bundle)
An adrenaline-fueled, not-to-be missed event with free prize giveaways that is guaranteed to ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel!
See www.banff-uk.com for more details.
Image Photo Credit: Picture by Brice Ferre
St Valentine's Day is always that bit more romantic when celebrated at The Plaza with one of the greatest love stories of all time presented on the giant silver screen. With standard admission tickets for the 1942 release available alongside special pre show evening dining tickets (see website for details), this is an absolute must for all lovers of classic big screen entertainment.
Nightclub owner Rick Blaine discovers his old flame Ilsa is in town with her husband, Victor Lazlo. Lazlo is a resistance leader from Czechoslovakia, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country - but will he?
Select the 18:00 event for our Valentines Supper & Screen Dining Event. Guests will be welcomed to the Plaza Café at 6pm where they will receive a glass of chilled bubbly on arrival followed by a sumptuous two course supper after which they are granted admission to see the film at 7.30pm.
Limited seats available, don’t miss out!