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Throwback Cinema ticket prices take us back to the past

by Tania Griffin

Back to the Future 1 is one of those classic movies that takes us back and yet it can be watched over and over. So, it makes sense that Ster-Kinekor has included it among its Throwback Cinema titles to be screened during May.

What also makes perfect ‘cents’ is the movie ticket price – just R50! And, since it doesn’t take too many items in the shopping basket to add up to R50, rather head to your nearest Ster-Kinekor cinema and enjoy this and three other classic throwback titles.

First up, and taking us back to the roaring 1920s, is the classy 2002 comedy crime musical Chicago. The film releases in select Ster-Kinekor cinemas nationally for one week only from Friday, 10 May.

Chicago follows the story of a small-time chorus dancer called Roxie Hart (Renée Zellweger) who will kill for fame. After doing just that, she lands behind bars alongside vaudeville star Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones) who, with the help of hotshot celebrity lawyer Billy Flynn (Richard Gere), has spun her crime into a media frenzy. When Flynn takes Roxie’s case, he makes her the latest tabloid sensation, setting the stage for a singing, dancing catfight between the all-too-willing rivals.

Watch the trailer here.

From Friday, 17 May, we get the chance to Meet Joe Black once again, when this iconic film re-releases at select Ster-Kinekor sites. This 1998 fantasy romance drama explores the topic of Death, which takes the form of a young man who was killed in an accident.

Joe Black asks a media mogul to act as his guide to teach him about life on Earth and, in the process, he falls in love with the mogul’s daughter. Starring a fresh-faced Brad Pitt as Joe Black, with Anthony Hopkins as William Parrish and Claire Forlani as his daughter Susan.

Watch the trailer here.

And, who can forget the line from the love-struck Anna Scott: “I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” Notting Hill is the Throwback Cinema title for the week of 24 May. This 1999 romantic comedy unpacks a set of circumstances that makes Anna Scott (Julia Roberts), a famous Hollywood actress, fall in love with William Thacker (Hugh Grant), owner of a bookstore in Notting Hill. But the paparazzi’s fascination with her complicates their bond.

Watch the trailer here.

The final Throwback Cinema title, from 31 May for a week, is Back to the Future 1. In the 1980s, an experiment by maverick scientist Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) turns out to be faulty. It leads to his pal Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), a 17-year-old high school student, going back into the past in a time-travelling DeLorean to the 1950s, where he is forced to reunite the younger versions of his parents.

Watch the trailer here.

“People who love movies love reliving all the great movie moments on the big screen,” says Lynne Wylie, chief marketing officer of Ster-Kinekor. “Throwback Cinema allows us to bring back some of these unforgettable titles for our customers to enjoy at a very affordable ticket price.

“We’ve had a wonderful time going through the catalogues to select the films, and we are sure everyone who books a ticket to watch one of them will have a similar big-screen experience.”

With the ticket price at just R50, this is your chance to revisit some iconic movie blasts from the past, or perhaps to discover them for the first time.

Throwback Cinema titles will be screened at the following Ster-Kinekor sites: Fourways and Sandton in Johannesburg; Irene and The Grove in Tshwane; Secunda Mall, Secunda; Ilanga, Mbombela; Mall of the North, Polokwane; Boardwalk in Richard’s Bay (till 30 May); Gateway in Umhlanga; Somerset Mall, Tygervalley and V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

Image credit: ©Universal Studios

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