Chapeltown Picture House pays tribute to some of the most famous muscles in cinema this April Easter Weekend, with a strapping movie marathon dedicated to bodybuilder, action star and former Republican politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The Austrian Oak made use of his hulking frame and canny ear for comedy in order to become one of the defining faces of 1980s American film. From The Terminator movies to Twins, Schwarzenegger’s shrewd career choices demonstrated his versatility and a shrewd ability to navigate the Hollywood system.
In a career packed with genre classics, Chapeltown have selected four defining films for a Saturday packed with smoking gun barrels, glistening biceps and a steady stream of well timed quips.
House of Scwarzenegger starts with the actor’s breakout role as the titular Conan the Barbarian (1982), which is swiftly followed by Paul Verhoeven’s bonkers sci-fi satire Total Recall (1990). There’ll then be a short break to refuel before the explosive pairing of 1985’s Commando and John McTiernan’s Predator (1987).
Tickets are available for each film individually, but we recommend settling in for all four while taking advantage of GRUB’s much-feted street food and bar.