Holiday Classics

The holiday season is upon us and so we traditionally serve up a plethora of holiday classics and this year you’ll have a fine batch to pick from: guilty pleasure Love Actually, alt-Christmas classic Die Hard, the sensual Carol, Billy Wilder’s The Apartment, beloved The Muppets Christmas Carol and evergreen It’s A Wonderful Life.

LAB111: 6 Years Anniversary Party

On December 23rd, after two wretched years of being unable to celebrate an anniversary in a proper manner, we kindly invite you to join us for our sixth birthday party! From 20h on we welcome you to come and enjoy everything you’ve come to expect from us through the years – from music and dancing to film, food, performances and drinks! 

LAB Suggestions: La Grande Bellezza

Our Suggestions Board gives you the chance to tell us all about the films you’d love to see on our screens. Every month we try to pick from these suggestions and bring them back to our cinema. This November it’s time to travel back to the glittering nightlife of Rome of Paolo Sorrentino’s La Grande Bellezza.

Expat Cinema: Holy Spider

We continue with our series of Expat Cinema – where we offer the best foreign movies with English subtitles. Twenty years after a serial killer murdered 16 sex workers in Mashad, Ali Abbasi (Gräns) has made a fictionalised account of his capture and trial.

Expat Cinema: Vortex

We continue with our series of Expat Cinema – where we offer the best foreign movies with English subtitles. The provocateur has shocked us with a change of pace: an extraordinary midnight movie that follows an elderly couple’s pained last steps in their Paris apartment.

Imagine Halloween Party

This Saturday we cordially invite you to our Halloween Party in collaboration with Imagine Fantastic Film Festival. Will you dress up as Freddy or Jason? Will you be a blood-splattered Carrie or a puke-splattered Regan from The Exorcist? In our bar the Strangelove DJ team will provide the tunes and in our Kapel room it’s time for karaoke! Party starts at 11pm but you are welcome to join us for bloody cocktails earlier.

Au Revoir Jean-Luc Godard

“Cinema is truth at 24 frames a second.” This year one of the most idiosyncratic directors of the French New Wave passed away at the age of 91. This November we are proud to be the initiators behind a nationwide retrospective honoring the iconic Jean-Luc Godard, the most playful enfant terrible of sixties French cinema, focussing on his most influential films like À Bout De Souffle, Le Mépris, Vivre Sa Vie and Pierrot Le Fou.

LAB Suggestions: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Our Suggestions Board gives you the chance to tell us all about the films you’d love to see on our screens. Every month we try to pick from these suggestions and bring them back to our cinema. After the news broke that director Martin McDonagh will be making another film (The Banshees Of Inisherin) with the duo of Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrel who starred in his loud-mouthed classic In Bruges, we got many requests to screen both In Bruges and his Academy Award-winning film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

LAB Suggestions: In Bruges

Our Suggestions Board gives you the chance to tell us all about the films you’d love to see on our screens. Every month we try to pick from these suggestions and bring them back to our cinema. After the news broke that director Martin McDonagh will be making another film (The Banshees Of Inisherin) with the duo of Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrel who starred in his loud-mouthed classic In Bruges, we got many requests to screen both In Bruges and his Academy Award-winning film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Tales From Nightmare Alley

Often described as the grimmest of all Hollywood film noirs, Nightmare Alley’s reputation as a cult classic reached near-mythical status due to a decades-long dispute between the film’s producer and studio Fox, which prevented it from being screened anywhere. With the conflict resolved, Nightmare Alley can finally be re-discovered in a stunning 4K restoration celebrating its 75th anniversary as one of the most darkly sophisticated noirs of the period. Alongside it, we’ll screen a selection of more than 15 (!) film-noir classics this Noirvember!

Imagine Fantastic Film Festival 2022

Imagine is het grootste filmfestival voor de fantastische film in Nederland, met het beste op het gebied van fantasy, horror en sciencefiction. Bij Imagine draait alles om de verbeelding. Naast het reguliere programma van 70 lange en 46 korte films, plus zes tv-afleveringen, biedt Imagine Fantastic Film Festival een brede waaier aan themaprogramma’s.

ENTER NOÉ

Widely regarded as the bald bad boy of contemporary French cinema, Gaspar Noé has been disrupting movies and polarising opinions for the past twenty years with his visceral blend of provocative films. Coinciding with the release of his new film Vortex, starting legendary ‘giallo’ director Dario Argento, we will screen a selection of his films, some of Argento’s classics and Noé’s favorite film…

Second Chance Cinema: Shoplifters

‘Life moves pretty fast’ and the same can be said about the time a new movie will play in cinemas. Therefore we’ve come up with our Second Chance Cinema program with which we give you another chance to (re)visit some of the best films of the past year(s). This Palme d’Or-winning drama about a Japanese family of crooks who lift a lost little girl from the streets is a satisfying and devastating gem.

Second Chance Cinema: Druk

‘Life moves pretty fast’ and the same can be said about the time a new movie will play in cinemas. Therefore we’ve come up with our Second Chance Cinema program with which we give you another chance to (re)visit some of the best films of the past year(s). Mikkelsen excels in Thomas Vinterberg’s profound yet playful midlife crisis tale about four high-school teachers seeking a better life on the lash.

LAB Suggestions: Marie Antoinette

Our Suggestions Board gives you the chance to tell us all about the films you’d love to see on our screens. Every month we try to pick from these suggestions and bring them back to our cinema. Coinciding with the release of the Vicky Krieps starring costume drama Corsage we’ve picked Sofia Coppola’s playful Marie Antoinette for this September.

LAB Suggestions: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

Our Suggestions Board gives you the chance to tell us all about the films you’d love to see on our screens. Every month we try to pick from these suggestions and bring them back to our cinema. This September you’ll get a chance to revisit both David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and travel to 60’s France with Francois Truffaut’s Jules Et Jim.

LAB Suggestions: Jules Et Jim

Our Suggestions Board gives you the chance to tell us all about the films you’d love to see on our screens. Every month we try to pick from these suggestions and bring them back to our cinema. This September you’ll get a chance to revisit both David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and travel to 60’s France with Francois Truffaut’s Jules Et Jim.

LAB Classics: Pickpocket

Seemingly on our wishlist for ages, but never available to us, we jump at the chance to bring you a limited amount (!) of screenings of Robert Bresson’s mesmerizing masterpiece Pickpocket. In Bresson’s most admired, intriguing and influential classic, resolute drifter Michel spends his days learning the art of pickpocketing and targeting the unsuspecting citizens of 1950s Paris.

Steven Spielberg: Jaws

This September we have the absolute pleasure to grace our cinema with two of Steven Spielberg’s most revered classics: 1982’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and the original summer blockbuster Jaws. These influential cornerstones of American cinema will be screened in their most recent 4K restorations and in our largest screening room.

Steven Spielberg: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

This September we have the absolute pleasure to grace our cinema with two of Steven Spielberg’s most revered classics: 1982’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and the original summer blockbuster Jaws. These influential cornerstones of American cinema will be screened in their most recent 4K restorations and in our largest screening room.

Second Chance Cinema: Monos

‘Life moves pretty fast’ and the same can be said about the time a new movie will play in cinemas. Therefore we’ve come up with our Second Chance Cinema program with which we give you another chance to (re)visit some of the best films of the past year(s). Lord of the Flies meets Apocalypse Now in this chilling and visionary portrait of child soldiers engaged in an unnamed conflict.

Second Chance Cinema: Madres Paralelas

‘Life moves pretty fast’ and the same can be said about the time a new movie will play in cinemas. Therefore we’ve come up with our Second Chance Cinema program with which we give you another chance to (re)visit some of the best films of the past year(s). Pedro Almodóvar’s poetic conviction and creative fluidity flow through this moving baby-swap drama about two single mothers and buried secrets from the Spanish civil war.

Long Time Woman: Three Films with Pam Grier

This year Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown celebrates her 25h anniversary and so we honor its kickass leading actress Pam Grier. The reigning queen of the 1970s blaxploitation genre revived her career with her amazing turn as the title character in Tarantino’s 1997 adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel. Alongside Jackie Brown we’re also gonna give you plenty of opportunities to see Pam Grier kick some serious ass in blaxploitation classics Coffy and Foxy Brown.

Bienvenue Binoche

This September sees the release of two brand-new films – Claire Denis’ Avec Amour et Acharnement and Emmanuel Carrère’s Entre Deux Mondes – starring iconic French actress Juliette Binoche and so we seize this opportunity to highlight the illustrious career of one of the most intriguing actors in contemporary cinema.

Korean Waves

Coinciding with the release of Park Chan-wook’s new thriller Decision To Leave and the 4K restoration of his classic Oldboy we not only highlight some of the other works of one of the most respected South Korean directors, but we also dip our toes into the pool of contemporary hits from peers like Bong Joon-ho (Parasite) and Lee Chang-dong (Burning).

LAB Classics: Oldboy (4K Restoration)

Almost twenty years after its initial release, Park Chan-wook’s vicious masterpiece Olboy is back on the big screen in a glorious 4K restoration. What more is there to say about Park Chan-wook’s bona fide masterpiece that exploded onto the silver screen and firmly established his already burgeoning reputation as one of the most fiercely talented, intelligent and visually arresting directors of his (or any!) generation?

America Unpeeled: The Films Of Jordan Peele

Frequently dubbed The New Master Of Suspense, albeit be it with a stronger focus on social critique than his predecessor Alfred Hitchcock, director/screenwriter Jordan Peele has carved out a unique corner of genre filmmaking with impactful thrillers Get Out and Us. With the premiere of his new horror mystery Nope on August 18th we present all three thought-provoking films by this tantalizing filmmaker.

Expat Cinema: Maternal

We continue with our series of Expat Cinema – where we offer the best foreign movies with English subtitles. Maura Delpero’s ‘Maternal’ shows us a world in which two forms of motherhood—the single mother and the holy mother—collide.

Second Chance Cinema: Good Time

‘Life moves pretty fast’ and the same can be said about the time a new movie will play in cinemas. Therefore we’ve come up with our Second Chance Cinema program with which we give you another chance to (re)visit some of the best films of the past year(s). A visual treat filled out by consistently stellar work from Robert Pattinson, Good Time is a singularly distinctive crime drama offering far more than the usual genre thrills.

Second Chance Cinema: C’mon C’mon

‘Life moves pretty fast’ and the same can be said about the time a new movie will play in cinemas. Therefore we’ve come up with our Second Chance Cinema program with which we give you another chance to (re)visit some of the best films of the past year(s). The sweet chemistry between Joaquin Phoenix and Woody Norman is complemented by writer-director Mike Mills’ empathetic work, helping C’mon C’mon transcend its familiar trappings.

Summer Sing-Alongs: The Lion King

This summer we give you the chance to once again sing, dance and quote along to a bunch of our favorite musicals and cult classics with a series of participatory screenings of midnight-masterpiece The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 70’s sensation Grease, Disney’s 90’s original The Lion King and so-bad-it’s-good classic The Room!