Best of Black Comedy

From 14th April to 4th May 2021, Academy Cinemas are shining a light on the very BEST of the black comedy genre! 

Check out the full run down! 

Opening Night - $5 Trainspotting

Danny Boyle's explosive film tracks the misadventures of young men in Edinburgh trying to find their way out of joblessness, aimless relationships and drug addiction. 

Trainspotting (1996)

93 mins | Rated R18

Trainspotting (1996)

93 mins | Rated R18

Wednesday April 14

Fargo - 25th Anniversary Screening

In this Coen Brothers classic, things go terribly wrong when a desperate man hires thugs to kidnap his wife. Heavily pregnant cop Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand) is on the case! 

Monsieur Verdoux

Charlie Chaplin stars as a dapper Parisian who starts bumping off wealthy widows in an attempt to support his family... until one victim proves very hard to kill!

Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

124 mins | Rated PG

Sunday April 18

Withnail and I

One of Britain's best ever cult films, follow two unemployed actors who take a holiday in the countryside only to find the locals, the weather and the surroundings much less recuperative than they expected!

Withnail and I (1986)

108 mins | Rated M

Tuesday April 20

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton star in this adaptation of the famous play about a volatile couple who reveal the horrors of marriage to a pair of newcomers. 

Dr. Strangelove

Who is preventing absolute nuclear annihilation? This Stanley Kubrick classic imagines a nuclear catastrophe caused by inept, but hilarious leaders and generals. 

Dr. Strangelove (1964)

95 mins | Rated PG

Friday April 23

To Be Or Not To Be

 This screwball masterpiece from Ernst Lubitsch follows a hilarious spy plot set deep behind enemy lines during World War Two - starring Carole Lombard in her last screen appearance. 

To Be Or Not To Be (1942)

99 mins | Rated PG

Monday April 26


Robert Altman's Korean War drama follows a mobile hospital unit who use humour and pranks to survive the horrors of war - this film sparked the wildly popular TV Show of the same name!

M*A*S*H (1970)

116 mins | Rated M

M*A*S*H (1970)

116 mins | Rated M

Friday April 30

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Pedro Almodóvar’s international breakthrough follows a woman immediately post-breakup, whose journey of self-discovery is repeatedly interrupted by a deliciously chaotic series of events.