The Cinema Museum, London

40th Anniversary screening of Local Hero (1983) on 35mm film

Sat 29 Apr 2023 @ 19:30 · Events

Local HeroThis year marks the 40th anniversary of the opening of Bill Forsyth’s Local Hero (1983), Bill Forsyth’s follow-up to Gregory’s Girl (1981). The film was produced by British film industry stalwart David Puttnam, and had original music from Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler. Forsyth won the 1984 BAFTA Award for Best Direction.

Peter Riegert plays “Mac” MacIntyre, an American oil company representative who is sent by his boss (Burt Lancaster) to a village on the west coast of Scotland in order to purchase the whole town and surrounding property for his company.

35mm Film Presentation.

Doors open at 18.30, for a 19.30 start.

Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.


Tickets £8.

Advance tickets may be purchased from Ticketlab, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 in office hours.
Local Hero