smashed by the arrival of a

Elfriend. Then his summer idle is


Hollywood three-ring circus in his

i backyard. They have billeted

themselves close at hand to produce

; his lusty but serious tome about the American Revolution. He envisages


a stirring romantic epic. Hollywood,

with both eyes on the box-office, has other ideas.

Nothing revolutionary here. just

j an acceptablypleasant comedy-drama that affectionately

lampoons the movie business and updates Alda's running commentary on the self-deceptive foibles of human relationships. Caine. as the swashbuckling idol, and Hoskins, as a vulgar but hopeful hack scriptwriter, display exemplary comic finesse. A sweet-natured,

inoffensive entertainment.

Edinburgh: Dominion. Glasgow; ABC Sauchiehall Street

0 Tango of Our Childhood (PG) (Albert Mkrtchian, USSR. 1985) 92 mins. Set around a tenement courtyard in a small Armenian town during the 1950s this spins a humorous web around the figure of Siranush. a middle—aged woman vying with bureaucracy, an errant husband and unruly offspring. Edinburgh: Filmhouse

0 Target ( 15) (Arthur Penn. US. 1985) Gene Hackman. Matt Dillon. Gayle Hunnicut. 118 mins. Plodding Sixties-style espionage yarn with middle-aged middle-class Hackman forced to reveal his spying past when his wife is kidnapped in Europe, provoking a family crisis. Glasgow;


0 Year of the Dragon (18) (Michael Cimino. US. 1985) Mickey Rourke. John Lone. Ariane. 134 mins. Miscast Rourke‘s uncompromising and obnoxious cop weighs in to sort out the restless natives in Chinatown as if he was back in Vietnam. Unpleasant. incoherent and disappointing. a reactionary mess. Glasgow; GFT

0 Yellow Earth (15) it (Chen Kaige.

China. 1984) Xue Bai, Wang Xuequi, Tan 'I‘uo. 90 mins. See Caption Review. Glasgow; GFT

; o Zelig (PG) (Woody Allen, us,

5 1983) Woody Allen. Mia Farrow. 79

mins. A pseudo-documentary on the exploits of the fictional character Leonard Zelig, chameleon man of the Roaring Twenties, who adapted his physical characteristics to match those closest to him in a bid for

anonymity. Clever, witty comic masterpiece. Edinburgh;Meti'o


This section gives details of programmes showing at cinemas ln central Scotland overthe next fortnight. Readers are advised that many cinemas in the Strathclyde and Lothian regions are unable to provide The List with details of their programming for both weeks covered by each issue, as these may not be available at the time oi going to press. These listings therefore provide an

accurate guide to programmes for one

22 The p.136 Sept—2 oer

week only, unless further dates are specified. Readers are advised that programmes may be subject to late change at anytime.

Cinemas operating a family discount scheme allow an adult accompanying a child to ‘U’ and ‘PG’ certificate programmes to gain admission forthe same price as the child up to 6pm.

All programme times are pm unless otherwise stated.


0 ABC Lothian Road, 229 3030. Bar: Ham—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, £1.30 OAP £1 (before 6pm). Family discount scheme operates.

1. Highlander(15) 2.05pm, 5.05pm, 8.05pm. Sun 5.05pm, 8.05pm.

2. Prettyln Pink(15) 2.20pm, 5.20pm, 8.20pm. Sun 5.20pm, 8.20pm.

3. The Color Purple (15) 2.25pm, 7.25pm. Sun 7.25pm only.

From 26 Sept:

1. Poltergeist ll - The Other Side (15) 2. Highlander(15)

3. Murphy's Law(18)

0 CAMEO Tollcross, 228 4141. [D] Baropen Mon—Sat 6—11pm. Matine’es Mon—Fri £1.20.

All other times £2.70.

Until 25 Sept: After Hours (15) 3pm, 5pm. 7pm, 9pm.

From 26 Sept: Heavenly Pursuits (15) 3pm. 5pm. 7pm, 9pm.

NB Advance Booking available for all performances.

O DOMINION Newbattle Terrace, 447 2660. Rest 10am—2pm & 6—11pm (Mon-Fri), 103m-11pm (Sat). Bar 12—2.3()pm, 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).

1. Rebel (15) 2.15pm, 5.15pm, 8.15pm.

From 26 Sept: Sweet Liberty (PG) 2.15pm, 5.15pm, 8.15pm.

2. Until 20 Sept: Police Academy 3: Back in Training (PG) 2.30, 5.30pm, 8.30pm.

Cinema closes 22—25 Sept for extensive redecoration and refurbishment.

From 26 Sept: Hannah and Her Sisters (15) 2.30pm, 5.30pm, 8.30pm.

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

0 EDINBURGH FILM GUILD Filmhouse, Lothian Road, 228 2688. Membership details available from Filmhouse. Guest tickets available for individual performances.

New season commences Sun 28 Sept with Prizzi’s Honour (15) 5.30pm.

0 FILMHOUSE Lothian Road, 228 2688. Bar (Mon—Sat, noon—11pm, Sun 630—] 1pm) Rest (Mon—Sat, noon-9pm). [E]

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


Fri 19: Blood Simple (18) 3pm. Desert Hearts (18) 6.45pm, 8.45pm.

Sat 20: The Goonies (PG) 2pm. Desert Hearts (18) 4.45pm, 6.45pm, 8.45pm. Monty Python's Life of Brian (15) and Monty Python's Meaning of

Life (18) 11pm.

Sun 21: Desert Hearts (18) 6.45pm, 8.45pm.

Mon 22: The Falcon and the Snowman (15) 2.30pm. Desert Hearts (18) 6.45pm, 8.45pm.

Tue 23: The Falcon and the Snowman (15) 2.30pm. Desert Hearts (18) 6.45pm, 8.45pm.

Wed 24: Desert Hearts (18) 2.30pm, 4.45pm, 6.45pm, 8.45pm.

Thurs 25: No Svrrender(15) 2.30pm. Desert Hearts (18) 6.45pm, 8.45pm. Fri 26: No Surrender (15) 2.30pm. Desert Hearts (18) 4.45pm, 6.45pm, 8.45pm.

Sa127: Superglrl (PG) 2pm. Desert Hearts (18) 4.45pm, 6.45pm, 8.45pm.

Sun 28: Betty Blue (18) 8.30pm.

Mon 29: Betty Blue 2.30pm, 6pm, 8.30pm.

Tue 30: Another Country (15) 2.30pm. Betty Blue (18) 6pm, 8.30pm.

Wed 1: Betty Blue (18) 2.30pm, 6pm, 8.30pm.

Thurs 2: Another Country (15) 2.30pm. Betty Blue (18) 6pm, 8.30pm.


Fri 19: Revolution (PG) 2.30pm, 5.45pm, 8.15pm.

Sat 20: Revolution (PG) 2.30pm, 5.45pm, 8.15pm.

Sun 21 : Tango of Our Childhood (PG) 6.30pm, 8.30pm.

Mon 22: Half Life (PG) 6.30pm, 8.30pm.

Tue 23: Half Life (PG) 6.30pm, 8.30pm.

Wed 24: Animation Syncopation (PG) 6.30pm. Half Life (PG) 8.30pm. Thurs 25: Animation Syncopation (PG) 3pm. The Mouth Agape (15) 6.15pm, 8.30pm.

Fri 26: Marie (15) 3pm, 6.15pm. Animal Syncopation (PG) 8.30pm. 8312']: Marie (15) 3pm, 6.15pm, 8.30pm.

Sun 28: No Surrender (15) 5.45pm, 8.15pm.

Mon 29: No Surrender (15) 5.45pm, 8.15pm.

Tue 30: Dream Flights (PG) 6.45pm, 8.45pm.

Wed 1:Judex PG) and La Premiere Nuit (PG) 6.10pm,8.20pm.

Thurs 2: Dance With a Stranger (15) 3pm, 6.15pm, 8.15pm.

0 METRO Formerly the CLASSIC, Nicolson Street, 667 1839.

Now operating under club rules. Membership details available on application. ‘Strictly Adult Movies’ shown daily between noon and late. me 19 Sept: Eager Fingers, Eager Lips and Slssy’s Hot Summer.

From 26 Sept: Sex Hunters and Angel Above, Devil Below.

NB From 21 Sept Sunday opening, 6.30pm until late. See also Lates section.

0 ODEON 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. Aliens (18) 2pm, 5pm, 8pm.

2. FIX Murder By Illusion (15) 1.45pm, 5.55pm, 8.25pm.

3. Hannah and Her Sisters (15) 2.15pm, 5.45pm, 8.30.


0 ABC Clarkston Road, Muirend,

637 2641 . £2.00 OAP£1. Family discount scheme operates.

7.45. Sat also 2.45.

1. Pretty In Pink (15) 5.45pm, 8.45pm. Sat also 2.45pm.

2. Highlander(15) 5.45pm, 8.30pm. Sat also 2.30pm.

3. Out of Africa (PG) 7 .35pm. Sat also 3.05pm.

From 26 Sept: Heavenly Pursuits (15). 0 ABC Sauchiehall Street, 332 1592. £2.30 child £1.10 OAP£1.

1. Poltergeist ll—The Other Side (15) 1.15pm, 3.30pm, 5.45pm, 8.40pm. 2. Highlander(15) 1.30pm, 4.30pm, 8.10pm.

25 Sept One day only presentation: Survivors-The Blues Today (PG) 1.20pm, 3.30pm. 5.45pm, 8.30pm. 3. Prettyln Plnk(15)1.45pm, 4.45pm, 8.30pm.

NB No final evening performance on Thurs 25 Sept. Cinema in use for a screening of Heavenly Pursuits (15). Admission by invitation only.

4. The Karate Kid Part II (PG) 1.45pm, 4.50pm, 8.15pm. Not showing Thurs 25 Sept.

Thurs 25 only: Highlander ( 15) see Cinema 2 for times.

5. Murphy’s Law (18) 1.30pm, 4.30pm, 8.30pm.

From 26 Sept: Heavenly Pursuits (15) Sweet Liberty (PG).

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

From 19 Sept: The Story of Joanne (18). Sex Slaves (18) and Butterfly (18).

From 26 Sept: Desires of a Hymphomaniac (18) and Warm Nights, Hot Pleasures (18). Continuous from 11.30am daily.

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

1. Highlander(15)

2. Back to the Future (PG)

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 .80 Student/UB40£1. Evenings, £2.20 Student/U840 £1 .50. All perfs. Child/CAP £1 .

Fri 19: Sid and Nancy (18) 3.30pm, 6pm, 8.30pm.

Sat 20: Cabaret (18) 3pm. Sid and Nancy ( 18) 6pm, 8.30pm.

Sun 21: Sid and Nancy (18) 5.30pm, 8pm.

Mon 22: Maidens in Uniform (PG) and Born in Flames (15) 2.30pm. Sid and Nancy (18) 6pm, 8.30pm.

Tue 23: Yellow Earth (15) 6pm. Sid and Nancy (18) 8.30pm.

Wed 24: Year of the Dragon (18) 3pm. Sid and Nancy (18) 6pm, 8.30pm. Thurs 25: Jagged Edge (18) 6pm, 8.30pm.

Fri 26: Soylent Green (15) and Harry Harrison Guest Appearance 5.45pm. Jagged Edge (18) 3.30pm, 8.30pm. Sat 27: Revolution (PG) 3pm. Jagged Edge (18) 6pm, 8.30pm. Sun 28: Yellow Earth (15) 6pm, 8.30pm.

Mon 29: Kiss of the Splderwoman (15) 3.30pm, 6pm. Yellow Earth (15) 8.30pm. Tue 30: Kiss of the Splderwoman (15) 6pm. Yellow Earth (15) 8.30pm. Wed 1: Prizzi's Honour (15) and Crimes of Passion (18) 2pm, 6.30pm.