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Welcome Eastleigh Film Festival is back and bigger than ever. With seventeen films from seven decades, screened across six days, at eleven venues, this year’s event transforms your everyday cinematic experience into a memorable movie-going adventure. Festival Director Dan Hill has gone back through time to choose seventeen extraordinary features that changed the game of cinema upon release and stayed with fans long after the first viewing. From genre-bending horror to cult comedy, there is something for everyone, coming to a unique venue near you this autumn. Are you ready to jump into the world of these iconic movies with us?

“This year marks the third Eastleigh Film Festival and what an event we have in store; with great films handpicked to put the joy back in to going to the talkies. “By working with local businesses and organisations I am incredibly excited to bring film to life for Eastleigh in a fun and exciting way.” Dan Hill, Festival Director

Opening Night Gala: Audience Vote Following Film Critic Danny Leigh’s Best of British audience vote, you declared Jonathan Grazer’s sun-drenched directorial debut our winner. So don your best attire, join us on the red carpet and take a seat in the director’s chair for our Opening Night.

Sexy Beast Venue: The Point (SO50 9DE) When: Monday 26th Time: 7.30pm Price: £8 / £6 concessions Ray Winstone stars as retired safecracker Gal, momentarily out of the game but reluctantly pulled back in by Ben Kingsley’s psychotic criminal Don. With a supporting cast that represents the talents of older British actors and a dark streak of humour, Glazer’s flick is still distinctively bold and original sixteen years on.

Certificate: 18 | Running time: 88 minutes

Out in the Town Following a popular debut at last year’s festival, our Mini Screenings are back, as we take over the town with a host of unique and intimate movie experiences.

Night at the Museum Venue: Eastleigh Museum (SO50 5LF) When: Tuesday 27th Time: 7.15pm Price: £8


Venue: The Entertainer (SO50 5PP) When: Tuesday 27th Time: 7.20pm Price: £8

Museum night guard Larry Daley is thrust into an adventure when three old aged rogues hatch a plan to steal one of the museum’s most prized items.

Twelve year old Josh wishes he could be big, accidentally forfeiting his adolescence to an old arcade game and suddenly thrown into adulthood in the Big Apple.

127 Hours

Little Shop of Horrors

Certificate: PG | Running time: 108 minutes Certificate: 12A | Running time: 104 minutes

Venue: Trespass (SO50 5PP) FREE When: Tuesday 27th Climbing wall experience included Time: 7.30pm Price: £8

Venue: The Flower Shop (SO50 5LF) When: Tuesday 27th Time: 7.30pm Price: £8

Certificate: 15 | Running time: 93 minutes

Certificate: PG | Running time: 94 minutes

Canyoneer Aron Ralston heads out to explore a remote canyon in Utah when his arm becomes trapped by an unmovable rock, leading him to make a pivotal decision which determines his fate.

Shy flower shop assistant Seymour gets the surprise of his life when he must become keeper to a flesh eating plant which demands only to be fed human bodies.

At The Point

The Point becomes a centre for cinematic classics as we pay tribute to Lost Legends and Great Dames of British cinema while serving up a delicious cream tea.

Brighton Rock

Venue: The Point (SO50 9DE) When: Tuesday 27th Time: 1pm Price: £6.50 / £5 concessions

Iconic mobster Pinkie Brown is hell-bent on attaining status and power as a youthful mobster in Brighton. What extent will he go to, to protect his steadily-growing criminal empire?

Certificate: PG | Running time: 92 minutes

Tea with Mussolini

Venue: The Point (SO50 9DE) When: Wednesday 28th Time: 1pm Price: £6.50 / £5 concessions

In 1930’s Italy, five friends look after a motherless young boy before war takes flight in this cross-generational tale. Iconic director Franco Zeffirelli’s semi-autobiographical epic stars Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Cher.

Certificate: PG | Running time: 117 minutes

Special Offer The Sound Of Music

Venue: The Point (SO50 9DE) When: Friday 30th Time: 1pm Price: £6.50 / £5 concessions

Robert Wise’s multi Oscar winning musical tells the story of Maria Von Trapp (Julie Andrews), an energetic nun charged with looking after seven lively children in 1938 Austria.

Certificate: U | Running time: 174 minutes

Matinee Offer

Book all three films for just £12 (excluding cream tea)

Why not add a Cream Tea to your booking for just £4

includes scone, jam, cream and tea or coffee. Served between 12noon & 12.30pm

At The Point

Get set for a chilling evening at The Point and indulge in a Bloody Mary cocktail or two before enjoying this thrilling flick.


Venue: The Point (SO50 9DE) When: Wednesday 28th

Time: 9pm Price: £8 / £6 concessions

Van Helsing arrives at Dracula’s lair to stop the vampire’s reign of terror, only to find he’s more powerful than first imagined. Sir Christopher Lee is sensational in his role as Dracula, Bram Stoker’s malevolent vampire who has seen more than one on-screen adaptation. Atmospheric, moody and entirely frightening, director Terence Fisher cements himself as the king of Hammer Horror with this effective genre flick.

Certificate: 15 | Running time: 82 minutes

Career & Industry Day

Venue: The Point (SO50 9DE) When: Thursday 29th

Industry Ready Time: 11am - 6pm Price: £10 / £8 concessions includes

entry to Q&A and evening screening of Containment

Join us at The Point for a day of illuminating practical workshops and pivotal networking opportunities this autumn, curated by Film Expo South. As part of this year’s festival we are merging Careers and Industry Day to present one jam-packed event, with a schedule of skills-based workshops and panel discussions from some of the industry’s leading experts. The event will see sessions in: Creature Performance, Music Copyright and Licensing, Sound, Media Law, Aerial Filming, Storyboards, Crowdfunding, Editing and Special Effects. Speakers include Phil Peel, Ivan Chandler, Kevin Harper and Tom Wilton, who recently worked on the production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Delegates are also invited to see critically acclaimed indie thriller Containment. Shot on location in Hampshire, the survival epic is an exceptional example of successful low-budget filmmaking and will be preceded by a Q&A with director Neil Mcenery-West. To find out more about the film visit

Cornetto Trilogy

This year we pay tribute to some of the best of British cinema released in recent years. With that in mind, the programme wouldn’t be complete without the Cornetto Trilogy.

The World’s End

Hot Fuzz

Venue: The Station (SO50 5LE) When: Tuesday 27th Time: 7.30pm Price: £8

Venue: Eastleigh Police Station (SO50 9DG) When: Wednesday 28th Time: 7.30pm Price: £10

Certificate: 15 | Running time: 109 minutes

Certificate: 15 | Running time: 121 minutes

Five school friends reunite after twenty years apart to take on 12 pubs in one night, but their crawl is interrupted by some strange goings-on back in their hometown.

Big-shot London police constable Nicholas Angel is in disarray when he is transferred to a sleepy village, but the tables turn when a series of bloody ‘accidents’ start to occur.

Special Offer Shaun of the Dead

Venue: The Chamberlayne Arms (SO50 5LS) When: Thursday 29th Time: 7.30pm Price: £10 Friends Ed and Shaun get more than they bargained for when Zombies attack. With a witty humour and grotesque comic violence this is one of the best British zombie films of all time.

Certificate: 15 | Running time: 99 minutes

Cornetto Trilogy

Take advantage of our Special Cornetto Trilogy Offer, book all three films and receive 10% off your booking

Headliners This year’s festival features two large-scale headliners that every film aficionado knows and loves.

The Blair Witch Project

Venue: Itchen Valley Country Park (SO30 3HQ) When: Friday 30th

Time: 8.15pm Price: £10

Three film students go deep into the woods to uncover the mystery of the Blair Witch, a local legend who is supposedly responsible for the disappearance of several townspeople. This year we take site-specific to a whole new level, screening a pivotal horror hit in the midst of the woods as night takes hold. Cementing the popularity of the ‘found-footage’ genre and playing with the power of the unseen, this is simple filmmaking at its very best. Feel the fear as Itchen Valley provides a terrifying backdrop to this cult flick.

Certificate: 15 | Running time: 81 minutes


Venue: Southampton Airport When: Saturday 1st Time: 8.30pm Price: £10 A blow-up pilot is the star of this spoof story, when the captain is unable to fly the plane and it’s down to a hopeless group of passengers to get to safety. Leslie Neilsen stars in this definitive spoof comedy, confidently taking on the disaster genre with plenty of glee and mischief. Satirical and unabashedly ridiculous, we place you inside the movie when we screen this gem at Southampton Airport. Keep hold of your boarding pass, fasten your seatbelt, and grab some popcorn as we provide the in-flight entertainment. Expect puns aplenty as this soaring screening takes off!

Certificate: 12A | Running time: 87 minutes

With Dinner

Indulge in sumptuous Italian food at one of Eastleigh’s most beloved restaurants, as we provide an authentic movie-going experience unlike any you might have had before.

Menu Choices

Life is Beautiful

Venue: La Fenice (SO50 5LB) When: Wednesday 28th Time: 7pm Price: £20 includes 3 course meal

Starters Garlic Bread with or without Mozzarella Mushrooms with Taleggio Cheese Minestrone Soup Mains Tagliatelle Bolognese Caesar Salad with or without Chicken Mushroom Risotto Spaghetti Carbonara Dessert Mixed Italian Ice Cream

Happy-go-lucky Guido meets the woman of his dreams. But after winning her affections and starting a family, their lives are turned upside down by World War II. Roberto Benigni’s Oscar winning, tender comedy took the world by storm, one heart at a time.

Certificate: PG | Running time: 116 minutes

How to Train Your Dragon Venue: The Point When: Saturday 1st October

Family Fun Time: 1pm Price: £5 / £4 concessions

In a Viking village under attack from fearsome dragons, one young blacksmith named Hiccup befriends a rare breed and together they embark on an adventure of a lifetime. Before the film, head to The Swan Shopping Centre (11am - 2pm) and battle dragons at the speciallyinstalled green screen, or take part in a board game tournament (11am - 1pm), in association with the Tec Hub, as we create a day of family entertainment for all!

Certificate: U | Running time: 98 minutes

How to Book

Eastleigh Film Festival tickets are sold online or through The Point, Eastleigh’s box office.

023 8065 2333 | The Point, Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9DE

Eastleigh Film Festival Programme 2016  

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