Ken Russell Forever Season @ The Rio

Cigarette Burns Cinema hosts Ken Russell Forever season Opening Night with none other than GOTHICCigarette Burns is proud to tumble down the rabbit hole with Ken Russell‘s laudanum induced nightmare tale. A tale of such mad and monstrous proportions that it lends itself perfectly to a half pissed midnight screening, leaving you as bewildered, befuddled, bewitched and entranced as any late night embarkation into the land of magic and confusion.

The late, great Ken Russell creates his own monstrous fantasy with the story of the origins of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. During one stormy night at mad Lord Byron’s country estate, the assembled guests conjure up dark tales from the drug induced nightmares and hallucinations that inhabit the expanding vortex of their minds. A certifiable masterpiece of visual delirium!

This month they’ll have Rough Trade DJ – Spencer Hickman spinning absinthe tainted classics before and after the film, and our friends at Psychotronic will be selling DVDs, books, and many more items of wallet-tempting cult ephemera.

Tickets are £7.50. The film starts around 22.30, with the bar staying open throughout the film until 3.00AM. The Rio has great transport links and is easy to get to:


67, 76/N76, 149 (24-hr), 243 (24-hr), & 488 stop right outside the Rio


The Rio is 5 minutes from both Dalston Junction and Dalston Kingland stations (both London Overground)

See you there!

Adam Akers