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If you're going to start a cult film night, you need to do it in style. Reminding people just why they love cinema is the name of the game, which all-round movie man about town Kristian Fletcher knows better than most. So, for his latest screening series, he's kicking things off with the kind of flick that celebrates the magic of the big screen in every frame. Cinephiles, prepare to feast your eyes on Italian classic Cinema Paradiso.

It's just the first cab off the rack — or reel on the projector — at the bimonthly event, which will take over Metro Arts' revamped Lumen Room on a Friday evening in January, March, May, July, September and November. As for the rest, expect the kind of '70s, '80s and '90s fare that gives a cult movie night its name.

That includes everything from Arnie to Monty Python, plus surprises in between. It also includes not just one film, or two, but three per evening. After the glory of Cinema Paradiso, the launch event also features an Ozploitation double. If you love flicks, get thee to Edward Street.

Published on January 23, 2017 by Sarah Ward

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