Based at Electron Workshop's drop in cinema space, Valhalla Social Cinema specialises in cult films, quality new releases and lost treasures. Now screening fortnightly in North Melbourne.

COMING UP

Taxi Driver Martin Scorsese / 1976

8pm
Fri 24 Oct
2014

$13. Online registration advised. Limited ticket availability at door (while they last). SELLING FAST

Where is it?
At 31 Arden Street North Melbourne. Doors open 7pm, film starts at 8pm.

What can be said about Taxi Driver that hasn't been written two million times before with more eloquence? Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time and winner of the Palme d'Or in 1976, Scorsese's masterclass in direction has Robert De Niro in scintillating form, Bernard Herrmann on score, Michael Chapman on camera and P Schrader on words – the veritable dream team of the era. It all adds up to something equalling cinematic perfection and fits 'just right' into the business end of our program calendar.

Starring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel and Cybill Shepherd in the grimiest New York City ever captured on film.

Presented in 2K and HD audio.

Friday 14 November

The Dirties Matthew Johnson / 2013

8pm
Fri 14 Nov
2014

$13. Online registration advised. Limited ticket availability at door (while they last).

Where is it?
At 31 Arden Street North Melbourne. Doors open 7pm, film starts at 8pm.

"Cult" doesn't get much cultier than Matthew Johnson's 2013 debut, The Dirties. Infinitely likeable and assured in its depiction of high-school vengeance, it should be more confronting than the subject matter suggests but comes off as a love letter to every 90s Tarantino-inspired film, tickling pink even the most humorless moviegoer. As social commentary, it works well enough without being heavy-handed. As satire, it succeeds so effortlessly because it takes to its subject with innocence and earnestness.

It's quite brilliant, really. Starring pretty much no-one you know: Matthew Johnson, Krista Madison and Josh Boles.

Presented in 2K and HD audio.

What is a Valhalla screening like? Cosy. Familiar. A bit experimental. Join us and rediscover lost cinema with a big screen, surround sound, deck chairs and a bar serving old-school cinema snacks. We also host the Melbourne cult institution that is the sci-fi movie marathon. Ain't nobody like us.

Cult Movies

Lost Treasures

New + Obscure

Cinema

Marathons

Photography by Umkafoto

Valhalla Social Cinema is made possible with the generous support of:

Electron Workshop Dynomesh Genovese Coffee Cinema Cult (Shock Records) Umkafoto Swear Words