The Exorcist (35mm) - Warwick Student Cinema

Event from Warwick Student Cinema

Saturday 31 October 2020, 9:30pm - midnight

L3 (Science Concourse) 

Come and see this film with your friends!

We will be enforcing social distancing; please keep to 'bubbles' or groups of 6 or fewer.
Please wear a mask during your visit.

See you there!

Ticket Information

Tickets are sold at the doors on the night.

Due to Coronavirus restrictions, tickets are limited to 39 per film and will be distributed on a 'First come, first served' basis.

Member: £3.00

Non-Member: £4.00

Payment by Eating At Warwick or Cash only

Technical Information

The first thing you should know about Warwick Student Cinema is that we do not show DVDs, Blu-rays or any other home cinema format media to our audience. Only industry standard equipment is used; this means either showing either real film – both 35mm and 70mm – or DCI compliant digitally-projected movies.

Our society is lucky enough to have installed the first 4K RGB laser projector in Coventry and Warwickshire, in February 2020. Unlike traditional cinema projectors (both digital and film), its light source comprises red, green and blue laser modules instead of a xenon arc lamp. This cutting-edge illumination technology facilitates superior black levels as well as a wider colour gamut to provide the best picture possible. The 4K resolution provides a four-fold increase in picture detail compared to standard 2K systems.


After the daughter of famous actress Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn) is possessed by a mysterious entity, two priests are called in to help perform an exorcism – Father Damian Karras (Jason Millar), who is struggling with his faith after the death of his mother, and Father Lankaster Merrin (Max von Sydow), who recognizes a familiar demonic entity he must defeat once and for all.

The Exorcist has gone down in history as one of the great pieces of cinema – it boasts excellent performances from all its cast, backed by an incredibly strong story and to this day, it remains incredibly scary. It plays it slowly, building up the characters and their lives and allowing the audience to invest in them, so we care so much more about the outcome. It doesn’t focus on monsters as much as it questions faith, and that is very effective. It holds back, refusing to play the exorcism up front, and that builds up the feelings of dread and excitement, culminating on of the best film climaxes ever.

The cinematography and the special effects are top-notch, with the director having gone to extreme lengths to ensure that the film was as true and as frightening as he could make it. And it is incredibly scary – the palpable atmosphere builds throughout the film, and the final battle with the demon child is like nothing you will ever see elsewhere.

The Exorcist is much more than a run-of-the-mill horror – it is smart, meaningful and powerful, and deservedly a classic.

Reece Goodall

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