Public to vote on favourite films

SOME Like It Hot, King Kong, Raging Bull or Toy Story - which would film fans pick as their favourite film of the past 100 years?

To mark the centenary year of The Curzon Community Cinema, the Clevedon facility is inviting North Somerset people to vote for their favourite films and, in doing so, choose some of the movies to be shown throughout 2012.

A short-list of 99 films from the past century has been compiled for film fans to pick their top five favourites from. However, if any favourites have been missed off, they can be simply added on.

The list includes top films suggested by the online Internet Movie Database as well as BAFTA and Oscar award-winners and some of the biggest box office hits, including a number that have proved popular when shown at the Curzon.

The choice ranges from silent masterpieces such as The General and Metropolis, to cult favourites including The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Blade Runner, as well as more recent hits including Mamma Mia and The King’s Speech.

Curzon manager Gareth Negus said: “We’ve put together a list of 99, but they are only suggestions. If people find we’ve missed out a favourite, there’s space on the form for them to add another title.”

Clevedon’s cinema first opened its doors in April 1912 under the name, The Picture House, and in it’s 99-year history has also been named the MAXIME before reopening under The Curzon name in 1956.

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The cinema is now owned and ran by the not-for-profit organisation The Curzon Community Cinema Ltd, which intends to hold a number of events and initiatives to mark the cinema’s centenary year next year.

* The full list of films suggested by the Curzon can be found in the new issue of the newsletter, Screen Talk, available from the cinema or downloadable at

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