That year, Bristol’s beloved video shop, 20th Century Flicks, opened its
doors for the first time. Over the past forty years, it has survived the
transitions from VHS to DVD to streaming, and remained a key fixture in the
city’s cultural landscape. To this day, you can still rent out discs and tapes,
or hire one of its two private cinemas.
Also in 1982, film fans were treated to a huge number of genre classics
on the big screen – and so we hit upon an idea…
To celebrate 20th Century Flicks turning 40, a new film festival will
come to Bristol in May. Forbidden Worlds will be a three-day event,
dedicated to genre cinema with a particular focus on some of the classics and
curios that emerged in 1982.