On Thursday 3rd August at 6.30pm the historic Phoenix Cinema in London – the oldest continuously operating cinema in the UK will be showing a screening of the original Wicker Man.
There will be a Q&A with Director Robin Hardy following the screening. Robin will also be signing copies of his new book, Cowboys for Christ.
Police Sgt. Howie, of the Scottish mainland, receives an anonymous letter from the offshore community of Summerisle, asking him to investigate the disappearance of a young girl there. He travels to the remote isle and discovers a secretive, tightly knit neo-pagan society. Being a devout (and rather self-righteous) Christian, he is shocked by the islanders' open sexuality and ritualistic devotion to the "old gods." As the mystery of the missing girl unravels, he begins to suspect that she is a victim of human sacrifice.
The Wicker Man is screening on a new print of the original 1973 theatrical cut. Tickets £10 or £8 concessions. Friends of the Phoenix get £1 off. Robin Hardy will be speaking to Jonathan Rigby, author of English Gothic: A Century of Horror.
You can call the Box Office now on 020 8444 6789 or view more details about the cinema nd the screening at www.phoenixcinema.co.uk.