Summer of Spielberg

Revisit a handpicked selection of the blockbuster directors’ early career this Summer. Week day evening screenings are accompanied by a specialist introduction from film-maker Andrea Carnevali. Maximum ticket price £12 with reductions or free tickets for Chiswick Cinema Members.

Andrea Carnevali is a Bafta award winning film maker who lives in Chiswick. Some will know him as the parent at St Mary’s Primary School who organised the green wall, but when he’s not doing that he’s producing, directing and editing documentaries such as Who do you think you are? For the BBC and other programmes for ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Discovery and Netflix.

Jaws

It’s shark week and new Amity Island Chief Brody is caught between a rock and a shark place as his community comes under attack. The fin-tessential blockbuster.

The Sugarland Express

The first of Spielberg’s collaborations with John Williams is a riotous crime thriller, and a bold debut for one of Hollywood’s leading talents.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Don’t suffer UFO FOMO and be beamed up with this big screen classic which sees a small town family man pulled into obsession.

Empire of the Sun

Christian Bale stars in an adaptation of JG Ballard’s novel about a young boy in Japanese POW camp. With a script from Tom Stoppard, this is an ambitious take on the death of innocence.

E.T.

A young boy helps an estranged alien return to his home planet in this moving epic. Forget terrestrial, see it on the big screen.