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Coming Soon


Sun, 14th Sep 2014

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Genesis Cinema and Soundstage Events present this special event to mark thirty years since the release of the second Indiana Jones film. Following a screening of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, there'll be an exclusive interview with its producer, Robert Watts, and its art director, Alan J Cassie.

Robert Watts was also the associate producer of Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. He also worked closely with George Lucas as a producer on the original Star Wars trilogy. Robert was also the producer of the groundbreaking Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

As well as Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Alan J Cassie was the art director on Dragonslayer; Patriot Games, also starring Harrison Ford; The Saint; The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and Muppet Treasure Island.

Sunday September 14th 3pm / £20

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SCI-FI THEATRE PRESENTS: Fact & Fiction Double Bill! Project Nim (2011) & Planet of the Apes (1968)

Fri, 19th Sep 2014

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Bar Paragon welclomes Science Fiction Theatre, a London-based film club that celebrates classic sf film and television. In September we’re screening a science ‘fact and fiction’ double-bill – Project Nim (2011), followed by Planet of the Apes (1968).

Project Nim (2011)
From the Oscar-winning team behind Man on Wire comes the story of Nim, the chimpanzee who in the 1970s became the focus of a landmark experiment which aimed to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. Following Nim’s extraordinary journey through human society, and the enduring impact he makes on the people he meets along the way, the film is an unflinching and unsentimental biography of an animal we tried to make human.

Planet of the Apes (1968)
Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall star in this legendary science fiction masterpiece. Astronaut Taylor (Heston) crash lands on a distant planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist (McDowall). Winner of an honorary academy award for outstanding make-up achievement and nominated for two oscars (best costume design and best original score), Planet of the Apes is grand entertainment from its visually arresting beginning to the chilling last moment.

From 7pm.

£5 advance / £7 on the door.
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Tue, 23rd Sep 2014

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Hackney Wicked Women W.I return to Bar Paragon for their third evening celebrating women in the movies.

This month they bring us a special screening of Haifaa al-Mansour's WADJDA.
WADJDA is the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and is the first feature-length film made by a female Saudi director.

From 7.30pm

Entrance is FREE. Reserve your tickets here.


Sun, 5th Oct 2014

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Genesis Cinema and Soundstage Events present this special event to mark thirty-five years since the release of the classic Bond adventure.

This special screening will be followed by an exclusive interview with special effects supervisor John Richardson & producer Bill Cartlidge.

Oscar-winning special effects artist John Richardson is also know for his work on ALIENS, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, WILLOW and DIE ANOTHER DAY.

Bill Cartlidge is also known for his work on ALFIE, EDUCATING RITA, YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE, BORN FREE and THE SPY WHO LOVED ME.

Sunday October 5th 3pm / £20

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Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Road, Whitechapel, London, E1 4UJ
Company registration number: 3196685