Film still of Straight Outta Compton.

Straight Outta Compton

Film4 Summer Screen

Thu 15 Aug 2019
Doors 19.00
From £20.75 (inc £2.75 booking fees)

DJ from 19.00 Film starts approximately 21.00.

For telephone bookings call 0333 320 2836.

The Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

Hip hop DJ Oh Annie Oh will set the mood before we screen the Oscar-nominated powerhouse music biopic which charts the irresistible rise, and dramatic implosion, of notorious Los Angeles rap collective group N.W.A.

Certificate 15
Duration 147 mins 
Film starts approximately 21.00

Beginning in the mid-80s, the film shows how five young men from the violent, gang-torn city of Compton in south LA – by the names of Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren, Eazy-E and DJ Yella – brought a revolutionary new sound and style to the burgeoning hip hop scene with the creation of gangsta rap.

By reflecting their own lives and experiences with brutal honesty and setting their uncensored words to equally confrontational beats, the group were an instant hit with fans but considered a menace to society by the authorities.

Blockbuster director F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job; Men in Black International) captures the fast-paced excitement of the group’s ascent, with the drama super-charged by all of N.W.A.’s hits; and the twists and turns in the characters’ fortunes keep the story compelling and highly emotional right to the final beat. In short, “you’re about to witness the strength of street knowledge”.

Audio-described headsets are available for this screening. To reserve a headset, add on to your order when purchasing tickets.

Specialising in new and old school hip hop and trap, Oh Annie Oh will deliver a live DJ set from 19.00, feautring hip hop, grime, trap, r&b and future beats.

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Film still from Straight Outta Compton
Straight Outta Compton. Image courtesy of NBC Universal.

"Potent and visceral in its depiction of street life and blinged-up excess alike, Straight Outta Compton delivers big beats of both kinds."


"An amazement, an electrifying piece of hip-hop history that speaks urgently to right now."

Rolling Stone