This section gives details at programmes showing at cinemas in central Scotland overthe next iortnight. Readers are advised that many cinemas in the Strathclyde and Lothian regions are unable to provide The List with details oi their programming ior both weeks covered by each issue, as these may not be available at the time at going to press. These listings theretore provide an accurate guide to programmes tor one week only, unless further dates are specilied. Readers are advised that programmes may be subject to late ; change at any time. Cinemas operating a lamily discount scheme allow an adult accompanying a child to ‘U’ and ‘PG’ certificate programmes to gain admission tor the same price as the child up to 6pm. All programme times are pm unless otherwise stated. 0 Full details of the Edinburgh Film Festival lilms are contained in the Edinburgh Festival Preview Section.


0 ABC Lothian Road. 229 3030. Bar:

11am-2.30pm.5—10pm (Mon-Thurs). 11am—11pm (Fri/Sat), 5—10pm (Sun). [D] cinemas 2 & 3 prior notification advisable. £2.70. £2.30 Child £1.40, £1 .300AP£1 (before 6pm). Family discount scheme operates.

1. Secret oi the Sword (U) 1.20pm. Cobra (18) 3.40pm, 6pm, 9pm. 2. Police Academy 3: Back in Training

' (PG)2.35pm.5.35pm,8.35pm. Sun 5.35pm. 8.35pm. 3. The Color Purple ( 15) 2.20pm,

7.20pm. Sun 7.20pm.

: From 15 Aug: Pretty in Pink ( 15).

0 CAMEO Tolleross. 228 4022. [D] Bar open Mon—Sat6—11pm. £1.20 Matinees Mon—Fri. £2.70 all other


Re-opens16 Aug with Festival Gala

of Heavenly Pursuits. 8pm.

17 Aug: Festival Galas: Trouble In

Mind 3pm. Ginger and Fred 8pm.

From 18 Aug: Alter Hours (15) 3pm,

5pm, 7pm. 9pm.

0 THE CINEMA Nicolson Street 667

1839. [D] Cinema closed Sunday. £2,

OAP £1.

Until 14 Aug: Clockwork Banana (18)

1.05pm. 4.05pm. 7.05pm. and

Clockwork Hympho ( 18) 2.30pm,

5.30pm. 8.30pm.

Sundays 10 amd 17 Aug: The Rocky

Horror Picture Show (15) 7pm.

2 From 15 Aug The Cinema will operate

1 club rules. Membership details are

available on application. Female

Fantasies 12.30pm. 2.55pm, 5.20pm,

7.40pm. Summer Heat 1.40pm.

4.05pm. 6.30pm. 8.55pm. See also

Lates section.

I DOMINION Newbattle Terrace, 447

2660. Rest 10am—2pm & 6—11pm

(Mon-Fri). 10am-1 1pm (Sat). Bar

12—2.30pm. 6—10pm (Mon—Sat).

Cinema closed Sun. £2.50, £2.20.

Child £1.20 OAP £1 UB40/Students

£1.20. (all perfs except evng perfs in

cinema 3).

L1. Cobra(18) 2.40pm, 5.40pm,

llo Retreat, Ho Surrender (15) (Corey Yuen, US, 1985) Kurt McKinney, Kathie Slleno, Kim Tai Chong. 84 mins. Imagine it you will, a character who is a combination of Rocky, The Karate Kid and Youngblood. Add to this a Michael Jackson clone as his best buddy, a soupcon oi breakdancing, a Survivor-style soundtrack and the ghost oi Bruce Lee and you begin to capture the llavour oi this amlably preposterous teen lodder.

Our young hero Jason moves with his family irom Los Angeles to Seattle alter his peacable karate instructor lather has a run-In with a crime syndicate and judges it a timely momentto blow town. In the new neighbourhood Jason encounters the traditional stock situations and stereotyped characters so beloved of this genre - the vindictive fat boy, redneck bullies, a jealous rival for the hand oi his lair lady at at. All the odds seem stacked against him, however help Is at hand lrom the

Seattle happens to be the final resting place at the long departed Bruce Lee. Alter a lew despairing graveside chats the ever helplul Bruce sends back his spirit irom that great dojo in the sky and proceeds to otter expert tuition to the eager Jason. Belore you can say tae kwon do Jason is transtormed Into a lean, mean lighting machine, wrongs are righted and the plot even contrives a showdown with the awesome Soviet

1 2,11‘"

4 is lather. This arrantly opportunistic hokum plunders the elements ol several recent box-ottice smashes In a quite unashamed manner. However, the lamillarity ol it all is deadening, the acting olten amateurish and only the lightning-like karate bouts may endear It to diehard martial arts lovers. Others would do well to visit The Karate Kid, Part II and marvel at its comparative subtlety and superior prolesslonallsm.

unlikeliest oi quarters. Black Belt icalled Ivan, natchi who (Allan Hunter)

8.40pm. From 15 Aug: Down and Out In Beverly Hills(15) 2.10pm,5.10pm, 8.10pm.

2. Bambi (U) Programmes at 2.15pm, 5.15pm. 8.15pm. From 15 Aug: Cobra (18) 2.40pm, 5.40pm, 8.40pm.

3. A Room With A View (PG) 2pm, 5pm, 8pm.

0 EDINBURGH FILM GUILD Filmhouse, Lothian Road, 228 2688. The 1986/7 Season commences 28 September and runs until April. Films in the programme include Dim Sum, Ran, Yellow Earth, Fire Festival, Stop Making Sense, The Last Battle, Crimes of Passion and Kiss of the Spiderwoman. The annual membership fee of£15 allows free admission to all main season films and discount prices on other Guild events. Membership is available now.

0 FILMHOUSE Lothian Road, 228 2688. Bar (Mon-Sat. noon—11pm, Sun 6.30—11pm) Rest (Mon—Sat, noon—9pm). [E]

Matinees £1.20, (cones 50p). Early evgs £1.80 (cones £1 .20). Main evenings & Double Bills £2.20. No concessions on Sats.


Fri 8: Caravaggio (18) 2.30pm. Vagabonde (15) 6.15pm, 8.30pm. Sat9:Vagabonde (15) 6.15pm, 8.30pm.


Fri 8: Caravaggio (18) 6.45pm, 8.45pm.

Sat 9: Caravaggio (18) 6.45pm, 8.45pm.

The 40th Edinburgh International Film Festival commences 9 August with a permiere of Berry Blue and runs until 25 August at Filmhouse and other city venues. See separate Film Festival listing in the Edinburgh Fetsival Preview section for full programme details.

0 OOEON Clerk Street, 667 7331. Bar 6—9pm. Partial wheelchair access. £2.70 OAP£1.50 Child £1.50 UB40/Student £1 .50 (except last performance Fri and Sat).

1. Hannah and Her Sisters (15)2. 15pm

(except Sun), 5.45pm, 8.30pm.

2. The Karate Kid, Part II (PG) 1.45pm (except Sun), 5.30pm, 8.20.

3. Pinocchio (U) and The Gumml Bears (U) 2pm, 5.40pm. 8.10pm. Sun 5pm, 8pm.

From 15Aug: Iron Eagle (PG) (Unconfirmed).

0 PLAYHOUSE Leith Walk. 557 2590. [D] £2 UB40/Student/Child £1 . OAP 10p.

9 Aug: Betty Blue (18) 8.30pm (Film Festival Premiere).

0 ABC Clarkston Road, Muirend, 637 2641. £2.00 OAP £1 . Family discount scheme operates.

7.45. Sat also 2.45.

1. Secret 01 The Sword (U) 1.55pm (not Sun). Karate Kid: Part II (PG) 4.15pm (not Sun). Cobra (18) 7.10pm, 9.10pm.

2. Bambi (U) 3.05pm, 5.05pm, 7.05pm, 9.05pm. Sun 7.05pm, 9.05pm. _

3. Police Academy 3: Back In Training (PG) 2.35pm, 4.35pm, 6.35pm, 8.35pm. Sun 6.35pm, 8.35pm. From Fri 15: Pretty in Pink (15).

0 ABC Sauchiehall Street, 332 1592. £2.30 child£1 . 10 OAP£I.

1. Cobra (18) 1.20pm, 3.35pm. 5.55pm, 8.45pm.

2. Secret OlThe Sword (U) 1.20pm. Police Academy 3: Back In Training (PG) 3.45pm, 6pm, 8.45pm.

3. The Color Purple (15) 1.45pm, 7.35pm.

4. Ho Retreat No Surrender (18) 1.20pm, 3.35pm. 5.50pm, 8.45pm. 5. My Little Pony (U) 1.45pm. E.T. (U) 4.15pm, 8.15pm.

From Fri 15: Pretty in Pink (15).

0 CINEMA Southgate, East Kilbride, 035 52 31020. [D] cinema 1. £2 Child/UB40/OAP£1.

From Frill:

1. Bambi (U) 2.50pm, 8.05pm. Sun 7.50pm.

2. Police Academy 3: Back In Training (PG) 2.40pm, 8pm. Sun 7.50pm. From Fri 15:

1. Bambi (U) (Fri, Sat only) 2.50pm, 8pm. Cobra (18) Sun, Wed, Thurs).

2. Police Academy 3: Back In Training (PG) 2.40pm. 8pm. Sun 7.50pm.

0 CANNON GRAND 18 Jamaica Street, 248 4620. £2 (£1).

From Fri 8: Coniessions oi Lady Blue (18) and Sex [lens of Bangkok (18) From Fri 15: Pickup Girls (18) and Prisoners oi the Flesh (18) Continuous from 11.30am daily.

0 GLASGOW FILM THEATRE 12 Rose Street, 332 6535. Cafe/bar open 30 mins prior to evening perf. closes 9pm. [D] on application to box office. [E] No smoking. Matinees. £1 .80Student/UB40£1. Evenings, £2.20 Student/UB40£1 .50. All perfs. Child/OAP£1.

Fri 8: The Lightship (15) 3.30pm. 6pm, 8.30pm.

Sat 9: Lust in the Bust (15) 3.30pm. The Lightship (15) 6pm, 8.30pm. Sun 10: Mad Max (18) 4.30pm. Max Max II (18) 6.25pm. Mad Max— Beyond Thunderdome (15) 8.15pm. Tickets for the three-film programme are prices £2.50 (concs £1.50).

Mon 11: Fletch (PG) 3.30pm. 6pm. Love Letters (18) 8.30pm.

Tue 12: Love Letters (18) 6pm, 8.30pm.

Wed 13: Cartoons Spool Hollywood (U) 2pm, 4pm. Love Letters ( 18) 6pm, 8.30pm.

Thurs 14: Love Letters (18) 6pm, 8.30pm.

Fri 15: Colonel Redl (15) 3pm. Love Letters(18) 6pm, 8.30pm.

Sun 17: Trancers(15) and Re-Animator(18)7pm.

Mon 18: Raging Bull (18) 3pm, 6pm. Swing Shiit(PG) 8.30pm.

Tue 19: Swing Shiit (PG) 6pm, 8.30pm.

Wed 20: A Chorus Line (PG) 3.30pm, 6pm, 8.30pm.

Thurs 21: Clockwise (PG) 6pm, 8.30pm.

0 GBDSVENOB Byres Road, Hillhead. 339 4298. [D] with prior notification. £2 Child/UB40/Student/OAP £1 .20. From Fri 8:

1. Bambi (U) 2.15pm, 5.15pm. 7.45pm. Sun 7.45pm.

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