Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast includes: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman
102 Mins / 1942 / USA

On Wednesday night - Valentine's Night! - join us for this special Gourmet Cinema Club Valentine's screening of Casablanca, complete with mint tea and a traditional Moroccan buffet.

Be transported back in time to the Casablanca of yesteryear with Moroccan delights that could have come straight out of Rick's Bar! If you want, add some 1940s clothing from Dandy Vintage for your clothes to match the look of the film.

Can't make it on Wednesday itself? Book ahead for some romance with a second chance to see it as part of our Classic Sundays screenings, on Sunday 18th February at 2.30pm. Please note, the Sunday screening will not include Gourmet food.

The menu for Wednesday:

Starter/arrival: pastilla, a savoury parcel made with paper thin dough (similar to filo) stuffed with chicken or mushroom and topped with pistachios and icing sugar.

Main: tagine with cous cous

Dessert: baklava

Gluten free options will be available.

Yum yum!

The film's a romance, classical Hollywood style, with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. A cynical expatriate American cafe owner struggles to decide whether or not to help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape the Nazis in French Morocco.

You know the story but you might not know that although Casablanca was an A-list film with established stars and first-rate writers, no one involved with its production expected it to stand out among the many pictures produced by Hollywood yearly. Casablanca was rushed into release to take advantage of the publicity from the Allied invasion of North Africa a few weeks earlier and it had its world premiere on November 26, 1942, and the film was a solid if unspectacular success in its initial run.

Exceeding expectations, Casablanca went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, while Curtiz was selected as Best Director and the love story between Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall became legend.

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