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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]

 

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