HERE ARE A NUMBER OF UNIQUE EVENTS WE HAVE CREATED THAT ONCE RAN OR CONTINUE TO RUN HERE AT THE BIOSCOPE.
LE MOVIE CLUB
Le Movie Club is an exciting collaboration between The Bioscope Independent Cinema, The Alliance Française of Johannesburg and the French Institute of South Africa. On usually the last Thursday of every month, immerse yourself in the vibrant cultures of French and Francophone films from around the world. Throughout the year there will be different themes such as African cinema, French comedy, Animation and Music. All the films are shown in French with English subtitles. Films provided by courtesy of Institut Français.
UGLY CRY NIGHT
There is nothing more cathartic than a good cry. Ugly Cry Night is a new signature event here is at The Bioscope, celebrating the films that have the power to move us. Nothing brings a friendship or loving relationship closer than a shared sobbing. Your R60 ticket includes a 125ml tub of Paul’s Homemade ice cream, as well as a pocket pack of tissues.
The Bioscope and The Embassy of Spain in Pretoria, proudly presents ‘Noche Española’ (Spanish Night), a monthly series celebrating the best of Spanish Cinema.
IF I OWNED A CINEMA…
The Bioscope will invite friends, celebrities, and members of the public to present a film of their choice.
Enjoy a portion of noodles inside The Bioscope, while watching the best Kung Fu action on the big screen. The noodles are now being provided by The Blackanese, the new Asian and Sushi restaurant in our neighbourhood. YOU GET TO PICK THE NOODLES YOU WANT WHEN YOU BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
CLASSIC MOVIE SUNDAYS
Hopefully the name explains it all. Usually situated near the end of the month, this signature event is our opportunity to bring out the classics! Inspired by the once popular Tea Room Bioscopes, these films are best enjoyed with tea and biscuits served from Chalkboard. Tickets are priced cheaper at R30.
THE ANNUAL BIG LEBOWSKI WHITE RUSSIAN PARTY
HELD ANNUALLY. USUALLY IN JULY
Hopefully the name says it all. Now an annual event at The Bioscope, you as the audience have the chance to watch The Coen Brother’s classic The Big Lebowski, with The Dude’s favourite drink in your hand. Your ticket will include one complementary White Russian upon entry. After which we will have a White Russian bar set up in The Bisocope lobby, so they can be enjoyed throughout the night. The White Russians are also discounted if you are wearing a bathrobe! The Dude abides!
KiezKino was a monthly event at The Bioscope Independent Cinema hosted in partnership with the Goethe Institut Johannesburg. Once a month, a film from the Goethe film archive will be presented at The Bioscope and the concept is to both discover and screen German cinema and also draw on the idea of the ‘kiezkino’ or neighbourhood cinema.
MYSTERY MOVIE NIGHT
The Bioscope will screen a classic film. What that classic it will be, will remain a mystery. All you have are the clues we give you. At this time of the month, cash might be a little tight, so all you have to do is buy anything from Chalkboard, our adjoining bar and restaurant, and get free access into the film. Reserve your space by buying a pizza online via our ticketing system. Post your guess as to what you think the film could be on The Bioscope Facebook Fan Page or twitter, and stand the chance to win a prize if you guess correctly at the screening. #mysterymovie
BACK YARD BREW
MICRO BREWERY COMPETITION HELD INSIDE CHALKBOARD
After a number of successful rounds in 2012, Chalkboard’s BACK YARD BREW continues to be a fun night for microbreweries to test out their latest experiments. The evenings have also become an important testing ground as many of the brewers are in the process of starting their own licensed breweries.