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The History of British Cinema: 1985












A Passage to India (1985)





18/3 -

British Film Year is launched with the presentation to the Queen of David Lean's adaptation of E. M. Forster's A Passage to India. [ADD]





25/5 -

End of the final collecting period for the British Film (Eady) Levy. [ADD]





Oct -

American Multi-Cinema (AMC) opens the first multiplex cinema complex in the UK at Milton Keynes.   Called The Point, it has 10 screens and 2,038 seats. [ADD] 





16/11 -

Stephen Frears' My Beautiful Laundrette, which was originally produced for Channel Four television, is released.   Gordon Warnecke and Daniel Day-Lewis star as two youths from South London one black, one white who embark on a homosexual affair. [ADD]


In British Film Year, cinema attendance declines to an all-time low of 54 million, less than one visit per year per head of population. [ADD]


Other Key British Films of 1985

    Dance With a Stranger (1985)

Dance With a Stranger (Mike Newell) [ADD]




DreamChild (Gavin Millar) [ADD]




Insignificance (Nicolas Roeg) [ADD]




Letter to Brezhnev (Chris Bernard) [ADD]




Revolution (Hugh Hudson) [ADD]






A Room With a View (James Ivory) [ADD]


Gt. Britain: 1984

Gt. Britain: 1986





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