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It Chapter One

Andy Muschetti

See IT again: revisit the terrifying first chapter ahead of seeing It Chapter Two with our devilish double bill on Saturday 14 September! Tickets £12, students and claimants £9 - just add a ticket to each event to your basket and the double-bill pricing will come into effect (you can also choose to see just one film at regular cinema prices). 

Directed by Andy Muschietti and written by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman, It Chapter One broke numerous box office records and was praised by critics on its release in 2017. Well-acted and fiendishly frightening with an emotionally affecting story at its core, the film amplifies the horror in Stephen King's classic story without losing touch with its heart.

"We all float down here."

The film follows seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine as they face their worst nightmare - an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town's children. Banding together over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise.

We’ve seen plenty of adaptations of Stephen King’s work over the years, but It Chapter One stands out from the pack as one of the best. With the 1950s setting of King's story updated to the 1980s, The Losers Club is brought to life by a talented young cast who act and talk like King’s kids, and the pleasure of the film lies in getting to know this cheeky, funny and engaging bunch. Filmed with panache by Muschietti and beautifully photographed by Chung-Hoon Chung, this is the best King horror film since The Mist, and the finest depiction of King’s vision of childhood since Stand by MeWe all float down here.