Dates Showing:
Wednesday 22 February
Show Times:
17:45 [ see showings ]

When Superman was released in 1978 comic book blockbusters were a rare event. Director Richard Donner set himself the task of making the world believe that a man could fly and succeeded beyond his wildest dreams. His first stroke of genius was casting young stage actor Christopher Reeve as the gauche, clumsy reporter Clark Kent and the Man of Steel. Donner surrounds the unknown Reeve with a brilliant all-star cast that includes Marlon Brando as Superman’s father Jor-El, Glenn Ford as Pa Kent, Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor and Terence Stamp as General Zod. The result is a groundbreaking production filled with a sense of awe and wonder often lacking from more recent blockbusters.

This screening will be introduced by British comic book artist Bryan Hitch.

Richard Donner
Marlon Brando, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman
Running Time:
2h 23m

Comments (4)

  • 03 February 2012, 13:58

    Mark Millar talked about this on Millarworld and said that it was "a special edition of Superman The Movie never seen on the big screen in the UK before. Even I don't know what's on this as the print comes from a special source and we'll see it when you do."

    I'm wondering if this includes any of the 45 minutes from the 'Salkind International Extended Cut' Which would be lovely (though odd) to see! Maybe it will have the restored eight minutes from the 2001 showing in Texas? I'm hoping for something extra after that little bit of info!

  • 21 February 2012, 18:16

    Perhaps its the directors cut from the bluray?

  • 22 February 2012, 12:13

    Could have swore I saw a notice somewhere stating that it was a 170 min version that was being shown. Am I going mad?

  • 22 February 2012, 12:18

    Incidentally. The running time published here is the original theatrical version's running time. Guess we'll have to wait and see. :)

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