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Tickets for the special anniversary screening of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture, that we told you about a couple of days ago, (06/05/03 NEWS: ZIGGY LONDON SCREENING TICKETS ON SALE NOW) are on sale now.
The screening takes place exactly 30 years to the day of the original Hammersmith Odeon concert on July 3rd at the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton. A Ã‚Â£12.50 ticket will get you a seat at the screening, and a place at the post film party at the Rock N Roll Fag Bar from 10:30-2am. Tickets for the film only are Ã‚Â£7.50, and you can book either type directly from the booking office on: 0207 733 2229. Each ticket is subject to a 30p booking fee.
The screen room at the Ritzy used for this event seats only 180 people, and 80 tickets have already sold. So get your skates on if you want to attend, as this event is on sale to the general public right now too. On the night, seats will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis, so don't worry if you want to get near the front, just get there early on the night.
Click on the above image for more information on the Brixton Ritzy. Below is all the press release stuff regarding the event that you're ever likely to need...
Total Blam Blam - (BowieNet News Editor)
Joint Tickets on sale from today Thursday 5th for the one off "Ziggy Stardust ...Motion Picture" 30th commemorative screening at the Brixton Ritzy Cinema + "After Party" at Rock N Roll Fag Bar at Substation South (1 min from Ritzy)?Thursday 3rd July Ã‚Â£12.50. including 50p donation to HGLC.
The Rock N Roll Fag Bar and Brixton Ritzy Present
DAVID BOWIE, ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS: THE MOTION PICTURE
30th Anniversary one off screening - Thursday 3rd July 2003
"David Bowie was the bizarre, ineffable Ziggy Stardust. In this timeless film by D A Pennebaker of his legendary "retirement" concert at the Hammersmith Odeon July 3rd 1973, Bowie performs some of his most unforgettable songs "for the last time".
Tracks include Hang on To Yourself, Ziggy Stardust, Watch That Man, Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud, Moonage Daydream, Changes, My Death, Lets Spend the Night Together and Rock N Roll Suicide, band introductions and farewell speech.
This concert was arguably the most important in British rock history. Musicians David Bowie, Mick Ronson, Trevor Bolder Woody Woodmansey.
Post Film party for like-minded people off all persuasions at the Rock N Roll Fag Bar 10:30-2am Substation South 9 Brighton Terrace. DJ Mikko will play glam, rap, electro and rock n roll ranging from Peaches to the Human League to The Strokes to T Rex. Joint Tickets to Film & After Party Ã‚Â£12.50, Film only & Ã‚Â£7.50. 50pm donation to HGLC.
Further notesThe Hammersmith Odeon concert of 3 July 1973 was filmed by D.A Pennebaker, an American documentary maker who had filmed Dylan's' Don't Look Back (1967) and the rock movie Monterey Pop (1967). Bowie wanted the same sort of cinema-verite techniques used for the Hammersmith appearance. In 1999 Pennebaker was asked why he filmed the last Ziggy Stardust concert?
Pennebaker: "Well, he is incredible to watch. I mean, I could see myself getting a hard-on just looking at him sometimes, which is ridiculous. But I think that the reason we made it was because RCA said, we have this guy and he's going to do a concert, maybe the last one he's going to do, and you've got to go make a film. "I thought they said Bolan. I thought it was Marc Bolan I was going to do. And I was very excited because I really dug glitter rock. So I kind of set off with the wrong guy in mind. But I've spent time with Bowie, and I've seen him go into his head. He just disappears. He's like Dylan. He has someplace where it's just all music, and he's all alone."
Seated 8:50 for 9pm screening Book Ahead.
Brixton Ritzy Cinema Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane SW2 1JG
Box Office 0207 733 2229 & 24 hour information line
All Major Credit Cards, booking fee may apply.
Special thanks to RZO Music and www.davidbowie.com
For further information on the Rock N Roll Fag Bar weekly at Substation South from July 3rd call Patrick Lilley 020 7706 7212.