Here Today: National Film Theatre: Desert Island Movies
Thursday 24 February 1994
Thankfully, the National Film Theatre has started up its 'Desert Island Movies' scheme. For pounds 70, members of the British Film Institute can select a film of their choice on the date of their choice. Included in the price are 10 tickets for the best seats in the house and a dedication in the NFT programme booklet. You make a first and second choice in advance, and, if neither can be shown, your money will be returned.
No other cinema in London offers this service - joining the BFI, which also includes use of their brilliant library, is worth it. Four months' notice is required and the choice of film and dedication must be in line with the BFI's cultural policy (does that mean that Police Academy 4 is out?).
Whenever I'm supposed to be concentrating really hard on something, I automatically start worrying about what records I would choose if I was ever invited to be on Desert Island Discs. Which Joni Mitchell song? Is David Bowie really necessary? With the dawn of 'Desert Island Movies', I have even more to worry about.
For more information, contact Hilary Smith on 071-815 1308
Arts & Ents blogs
Dennis Hopper's lost sixties photo album found
Top Gear makes Saudis look liberal, Kirsty Wark tells Independent Bath Literature Festival
Liam Neeson turned down James Bond role because late wife Natasha Richardson said she wouldn't marry him if he took it
Jenny Collier row: Comedy promoter apologises after dropping female comic 'because venue did not want too many women on the bill'
Lena Dunham strips naked for Girls spoof while hosting Saturday Night Live
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
- 1 International Women's Day 2014: The shocking statistics that show why it is still so important
- 2 Australian man Rod Sommerville reacts to bite from deadly snake by reaching for cold beer
- 3 Teacher shows sex tape featuring herself to pupils during class by mistake
- 4 David Cameron resorts to paying for Facebook fans because not enough people like him
- 5 Steve Irwin’s final words: Cameraman present at death opens up about deadly stingray attack for the first time