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TT Cinema: L.A. Confidential

3rd September

We’re kicking off September in our cinema room with a screening of Curtis Hanson’s all-time classic crime mystery, LA Confidential.

The plot – set in the glittering and idealised surroundings of early 50s Hollywood, and based on the best-selling novel by James Ellroy – centres around three policemen, each with their own motives and obsessions, as they tackle the corruption surrounding an unsolved murder at a downtown LA coffee shop.

Detective Lieutenant Exley (Guy Pearce), the son of a murdered detective, is out to avenge his father’s death. The ex-partner of Office White (Russell Crowe), implicated in a scandal rooted out by Eley, was one of the victims, while the ruthless Sergeant Vincennes (Kevin Spacey) feeds classified information to a tabloid magnate (Danny DeVito).

The stage is thus set for a tangled and sticky web of violence and betrayal, organised crime against organised corruption, and endless juicy intrigue. In other words, the perfect popcorn-friendly thrill ride.

L.A. Confidential was a resounding box office and critical success upon its release in 1997, scooping up two Academy Awards (Kim Basinger won Best Supporting Actress, while Brian Helgeland won the Best Adapted Screenplay) and it is now widely regarded as a benchmark for the genre, and for adapted screenplays as a whole.

Come and get lost in the seedy underbelly of Hollywood with a complimentary cocktail in hand thanks our expert bar team. Plus there’ll be free snacks courtesy of the guys at PROPERCORN to keep you going.

Tickets are £15 for one, or £20 for a pair when you use the code ‘LA’ at checkout. 

FORMAT

Arrival – Attendees will arrive through the doors of our liquor store at 6:30pm to allow time for them to settle in and purchase any beer, wine, or other refreshments they like. Alternatively, guests can make their way down into our Cellar Bar to select their complimentary cocktail for the night.

Screening – Then, guests will be invited upstairs to our new 52-seater cinema room, where at 7pm sharp the film will begin.

Afters – After the show, attendees will be invited back down to the Cellar Bar, where you can drink, discuss, and continue your evening. Reservations recommended, although not mandatory.

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