Still from The Matrix. Image courtesy of Warner Bros.

The Matrix

Film4 Summer Screen

Mon 12 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

One of the most strikingly original and influential films of the modern era returns looking as vivid and visionary as ever for a special 20th anniversary screening at Film4 Summer Screen.

Certificate 15
Duration 136 mins 
Film starts approximately 21.00

A spectacular surprise when it arrived in cinemas seemingly out of nowhere back in 1999, directors Lana and Lilly Wachowski’s game changing blockbuster is a thrilling action filled ride, a special effects revolution and a provocative trip across multiple plains of being and consciousness.

Keanu Reeves, as computer hacker Neo, is our guide through this mind bending science-fiction landscape – we’re right there with him when he chooses between the blue pill and the red pill, taking us down the rabbit hole into a brave new world of cyberpunk cinema.

Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving provide memorable human elements to make sure the machines don’t take over the whole film, with the Wachowskis unleashing ground breaking bullet time and wire-fu effects to enhance the already eye-popping action.

The virtual worlds and alternate realities proposed by the film are no longer so far-fetched, so step back/forward into The Matrix – twenty years on – and experience the future now.

DJ Will White from Propellerheads will set the intergalactic mood with a live DJ set from 19.00.

"An ultra-stylish Hollywood thriller that [weds] the balletic cool of Hong Kong action cinema with the stunning elasticity of CGI."

Scott Tobias, The Guardian
The Matrix Official Trailer