Thursday 16 June

Metropolis in Het Kijkhuis!

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Metropolis was one of the first science fiction films and premiered on January 10, 1927. Almost 100 years later, the film will be shown once again in Het Kijkhuis. The film paints a picture of the future as it was imagined back in 1927. Is there any truth to be found in their imagination? Just how accurate was their crystal ball?

The architectural futurism of director Fritz Lang certainly left its mark on countless Hollywood blockbusters. Take, for example, the futuristic Los Angeles of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982). The same goes for Gotham City from Tim Burton's Batman (1989) and many other sci-fi films. Although Metropolis initially flopped, the film has grown into an absolute cult hit since the 1960s. In fact, it's the first film that UNESCO added to the World Heritage List.

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Metropolis was one of the first science fiction films and premiered on January 10, 1927. Almost 100 years later, the film will be shown once again in Het Kijkhuis. The film paints a picture of the future as it was imagined back in 1927. Is there any truth to be found in their imagination? Just how accurate was their crystal ball?

The architectural futurism of director Fritz Lang certainly left its mark on countless Hollywood blockbusters. Take, for example, the futuristic Los Angeles of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982). The same goes for Gotham City from Tim Burton's Batman (1989) and many other sci-fi films. Although Metropolis initially flopped, the film has grown into an absolute cult hit since the 1960s. In fact, it's the first film that UNESCO added to the World Heritage List.

Ready to gain insights into how people imagined the future in 1927 and decide for yourself whether the vision reached expectations? Buy your ticket fast!

The extended version of the film (150 minutes) will be shown. Tickets will soon be on sale at www.bioscopenleiden.nl. Would you like to win a free ticket? Then keep an eye on Bioscoop Leiden’s social media!

Subtitle language: German intertitles with English subtitles

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  • Thursday the 16th of june 2022

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