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Blade Runner & The Running Man: Sci-fi double bill comes to Abbeydale Picture House this November

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After a sell-out screening of Star Wars in August, Reel Steel returns on Saturday 2 November with a sci-fi double bill of epic proportions.

Both set in 2019, Blade Runner and The Running Man will take centre stage at the iconic Abbeydale Picture House.

Ridley Scott's Blade Runner is undoubtedly a favourite amongst science fiction fans. The visually spectacular and stylish thriller has become one of cinema's most powerful and enduring films.

In the 21st-century, blade runners are assigned to hunt down and eliminate 'replicants', genetically engineered humanoids. Detective Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) hunts for fugitive replicants, and while tracking down a replicant group who escaped from an off-world colony to Earth, he finds himself drawn to a mysterious woman, whose secrets may undermine his very soul.

The Running Man is a game of life and death. In the year 2019, an innocent man accused of a crime has a choice - hard time or prime time. He must pay or play for the prize - his life - in a game of survival against brutal 'stalkers', broadcast live to a national audience.

In a world obsessed with reality TV, where politics and entertainment are intertwined, The Running Man is a game where the rules are about to change - and it stars Arnold Schwarzenegger in one of his most iconic roles.

The Reel Steel double bill will take place on Saturday 2 November at Abbeydale Picture House. Tickets are £9 and available here. This event is 18+.

by Felicity Jackson (she/her)

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