Flashback Film Fest

first_img Flashback Film Fest Flashback Film Fest takes us back several decades in movies (iStock Photo) Summary NEWS 1130’s Mike Lloyd is on the Offbeat, looking at what will be featured at the Flashback Film Fest by Mike Lloyd Posted Feb 2, 2018 9:03 am PDT Last Updated Feb 2, 2018 at 10:11 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Friday usually means new movies at NEWS 1130, but how about a dose of nostalgia this weekend instead?It turns out Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back after all, along with the stars of 15 other movies — mostly from the 70s, 80s and 90s — at the Flashback Film Fest showing at the Park Theatre in Vancouver and the Colossus Cinemas in Langley starting tonight.“The festival is returning for its ninth year and this year is great,” says Brad LaDouceur, VP of Event Cinema at Cineplex. “We had a lot of fun choosing films that have been digitally remastered for cinema.”That includes The Terminator, Back to the Future, Gremlins, War Games, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and even some James Bond with A View to a Kill.“That’s kind of our nod to the passing of Roger Moore this past year. We wanted to select a great Bond picture,” says LaDouceur.There’s also a nod to some cult fan favourites.“We dug deep and have David Lynch’s Dune this year, which we’ve never run in the festival before. It’s the first version of Frank Herbert’s classic. We also have Drunken Master, which was the original King fu comedy and was actually directed by Woo-Ping Yuen, who did all the choreagraphy for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon as well,” he tells NEWS 1130.“And if you’re a fan of cult films, you can’t miss our evening of The Big Lebowski and Raising Arizona from the Coen brothers. It’s the 20th anniversary of the Big Lebowski and we really wanted to celebrate it as a true classic. For so many people, it’s a film they watch over and over again and it’s meant to be seen with an audience.”And don’t be surprised if people dress up in costumes for their favourite films.“We absolutely encourage it. I wouldn’t be surprised if people came in character for Shawn of the Dead. We have it, Hot Fuzz and the third film in Edward Wright and Simon Pegg’s Cornetto trilogy,The World’s End. All three are being showcased on Saturday,” he says.Tickets start at $8.99 for individual films, but LaDouceur says avid movie lovers can see all 15 films for $5.00 per ticket.Flashback Film Fest runs from February 2nd to 8th at select Cineplex theatres across Canada. (Courtesy Cineplex)last_img

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