Stanley Kubrick's dystopian visual cacophony remains a masterwork of cinema, re-released for a timely return to the big screen.
Kubrick's artful adaptation of Anthony Burgess' most famous novel A Clockwork Orange follows Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell) and his droogs for an evening of ultra-violence and narcotic cocktails.
DeLarge jaunts through a near-future, acid-trip London, accompanied by a vibrating Moog soundtrack and camerawork both dizzying and disturbing, before finding himself subject to the Minister of the Interior's new experimental aversion therapy, the 'Ludovico' technique.
A chilling, thrilling and thoroughly unsettling cinematic vision of nihilism and the limits of social control.
UK/USA 1971 Dir Stanley Kubrick 136 min
Cinemas 2 & 3
Barbican Cinema 2 & 3 are located on Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican’s Silk Street entrance. From Silk Street, you’ll see a zebra crossing that will take you across the road to the venue.
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Cinemas 2 & 3 are located at Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican Centre’s main Silk Street entrance. There are a couple of steep, dropped kerbs and an incline to negotiate between the two sites. Level access from Beech Street.
Each auditorium has three permanent wheelchair spaces (two in the third row and one in the front row) and 153 fixed seats with capacity for a further three spaces in the front row. Access to each auditorium is up a ramp. There are also a number of seats with step-free access.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the cinema – please tell us when booking to ensure your seat has enough space. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the foyer staff during the performance.
An infrared system for hard of hearing customers is provided in each auditorium; headsets or neck loops can be collected from foyer staff. The ticket desk counter is fitted with an induction loop.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.