Kings Cross Film Society

Join us and enjoy screenings of movie classics from Australia and overseas!

Come along and give it a try!

Membership: First screening free, then $5 for 6 months.
Where: Macleay Room, 1st Floor, Rex Centre, 50-58 Macleay Street, Potts Point 2011.
(The Macleay Room is located upstairs from the Kings Cross Community Centre, which is in the arcade next to Maggie’s Restaurant.)
When: 5.50 pm on the final Friday of each month (see exact dates below).
More information: Email David Harris at davidharris@rocketmail.com

NEXT SCREENING

Friday 30 November 2018, 5.50 pm in the Macleay Room, Rex Centre

East of Eden (1955) (Director: Elia Kazan)

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Starring James Dean, Raymond Massey and Julie Harris.

A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother’s girlfriend.

PREVIOUS SCREENINGS

Friday 26 October 2018, 5.50 pm in the Macleay Room, Rex Centre

The Blue Angel (1930) (Director: Josef von Sternberg)

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Starring Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Kurt Gerron.

An elderly professor’s ordered life spins dangerously out of control when he falls for a nightclub singer.

Friday 28 September 2018, 5.50 pm in the Macleay Room, Rex Centre

A Star is Born (1954) (Director: George Cukor)

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Starring Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson and Charles Bickford.

The rise of a small-time singer to Hollywood stardom is matched by the decline of her actor-mentor then husband. A melodrama, a musical comedy and a musical-within-a-musical which, beneath its mythmaking about Hollywood, achieves a rare depth of emotion and sense of truthfulness.

Friday 31 August 2018, 5.50 pm in the Macleay Room, Rex Centre

Travels with my Aunt (1972) (Director: George Cukor)

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Starring Maggie Smith and Alex McCowen.

A stuffy bank clerk meets his eccentric elderly aunt Augusta and a whirlwind adventure ensues.

Friday 27 July 2018, 5.50 pm in the Macleay Room, Rex Centre

The Front Page (1974) (Director: Billy Wilder)

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Starring Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, Carol Burnett and Susan Sarandon.

As a tabloid newspaper editor tries to prevent his top reporter from retiring, an escaped death row convict shows up at the office trying to convey his innocence.

 

Friday 29 June 2018, 5.50 pm in the Macleay Room, Rex Centre

Run Lola Run (1998) (Director: Tom Tykwer)

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Starring Franka Potente and Moritz Bleibtreu.

A woman needs to obtain 100,000 Deutsche Mark in twenty minutes to save her boyfriend’s life.

Friday 25 May 2018, 5.50 pm in the Macleay Room, Rex Centre

Adam’s Rib (1949) (Director: George Cukor)

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Starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn.

Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband.

Friday 27 April 2018, 5.50 pm in the Macleay Room, Rex Centre

Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) (Director: Sam Wood)

Starring Robert Donat and Greer Garson.

Romantic drama. Mr Chipping, a beloved aged school teacher and former headmaster of a boarding school, recalls his career and his personal life over the decades.

 

Friday 6 April 2018, 5.50 pm in the Macleay Room, Rex Centre

Ministry of Fear (1944) (Director: Fritz Lang)

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Starring Ray Milland and Marjorie Reynolds.

A man just released from a mental asylum finds himself caught up in an international spy ring and pursued by foreign agents after inadvertently receiving something they want.

 

Friday 23 February 2018, 3.30 pm in the Macleay Room, Rex Centre
(NOTE: earlier screening time this month!)

King Kong (1933) (Directors: Merrian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack)

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Starring Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot and Robert Armstrong.

A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal ape who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.

 

 

Friday 26 January 2018, 5.50 pm in the Macleay Room, Rex Centre

The Breakfast Club (1985) (Director: John Hughes)

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Starring Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy.

Comedy. Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Friday 24 November 2017, 5.50 pm in the Macleay Room, Rex Centre

Angel Face (1953) (Director: Otto Preminger)

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Starring Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons.

Film noir. Ambulance driver Frank Jessup is ensnared in the schemes of the sensuous but dangerous Diane Tremayne.

Friday 27 October 2017, 5.50 pm in the Macleay Room, Rex Centre

Gaslight (1944) (Director: George Cukor)

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Starring Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman and Joseph Cotton.

A woman’s husband slowly manipulates her into believing that she is going insane.

Friday 29 September 2017, 5.50 pm in the Macleay Room, Rex Centre

Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) (Director: Dorothy Arzner)

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Starring Maureen O’Hara, Louis Hayward and Lucille Ball.

Comic drama. An ambitious ballet dancer is forced to find work at a burlesque house.

Friday 25 August 2017, 5.50 pm in the Macleay Room, Rex Centre

White Heat (1949) (Director: Raoul Walsh)

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Starring James Cagney, Virginia Mayo and Edmond O’Brien.

Film noir. A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist.

Friday 28 July 2017, 5.50 pm in the Macleay Room, Rex Centre

A Letter to Three Wives (1949) (Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz)

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Starring Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell and Ann Sothern.

A woman mails a letter to three women, telling them she has left town with the husband of one of them.

Friday 30 June 2017, 5.50 pm in the Macleay Room, Rex Centre

A Day at the Races (1937) (Director: Sam Wood)

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Starring Groucho, Harpo and Chico Marx.

“A veterinarian posing as a doctor, a race-horse owner and his friends struggle to help keep a sanitarium open with the help of a misfit race-horse.”

Friday 26 May 2017, 5.50 pm in the Macleay Room, Rex Centre

An American in Paris (1951) (Director: Vincente Minnelli)

Starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron and Oscar Levant

“Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.”

Friday 28 April 2017, 5.50 pm in the Macleay Room, Rex Centre

That’s Entertainment (1974) (Director: Jack Haley, Jr.)

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Starring Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby

“Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favourite musical moments from the studio’s 50 year history.”

Friday 31 March 2017, 5.50 pm in the Macleay Room, Rex Centre

Manhattan (1979) (Director: Woody Allen)

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Starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton and Mariel Hemingway.

“The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further
complicated when he falls in love with his best friend’s mistress.”

Friday 24 February 2017, 5.50 pm in the Macleay Room, Rex Centre

Bringing Up Baby (1938) (Director: Howard Hawks)

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Starring Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Charles Ruggles.

While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.

Friday 27 January 2017, 5.50 pm in the Macleay Room, Rex Centre

Casablanca (1942) (Director: Michael Curtiz)

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Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre.

In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Friday 25 November 2016, 5.50 pm in the Macleay Room, Rex Centre

The Dead Poets Society (1989) (Director: Peter Weir)

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Starring  Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard and Ethan Hawke

“English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.”

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Friday 28 October 2016, 5.50 pm in the Macleay Room, Rex Centre

Witness (1985) (Director: Peter Weir)

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Starring Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis

A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial.

Friday 30 September 2016, 5.50 pm in the Macleay Room, Rex Centre

Double Indemnity (1944) (Director: Billy Wilder)

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Starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson

“In this classic film noir, insurance salesman Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) gets roped into a murderous scheme when he falls for the sensual Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck), who is intent on killing her husband (Tom Powers) and living off the fraudulent accidental death claim. Prompted by the late Mr. Dietrichson’s daughter, Lola (Jean Heather), insurance investigator Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson) looks into the case, and gradually begins to uncover the sinister truth.



Friday 26 August 2016, 5.50 pm in the Macleay Room, Rex Centre

The Maltese Falcon (1941) (Director: John Huston)

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Starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor and Gladys George

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.