Scalarama 2023: What The Film Club presents New York Ninja


Sun Sep 24 2023 at 07:30 pm to 10:30 pm


Archive | Leeds, EN

Lost for 37 years until its reconstruction and release in 2021, New York Ninja is a over-the-top love letter to 80s B movie action films.
About this Event

What The Film Club is here to bring you the good, the bad and the weird of cult classics, B movies and trash cinema.

This screening is part of the l, a DIY cinema festival celebrating film exhibition in non-cinema venues. Buy tickets to our programme launch at Hyde Park Picture House.


“It’s a must-see for anyone who loves outrageous old action flicks, and who appreciates the labor of love that is film preservation.” - Lee Jutton, Film Enquiry

Filmed in 1984, New York Ninja never ended up seeing the light of day after its distribution company went bust and the project was abandoned. That was until 2021 when cult distributor Vinegar Syndrome found and re-edited the original footage into a love-letter to 1980s genre cinema. So after 37 years in the making, join John Liu as an ordinary man who becomes a vigilante ninja in order to take revenge on New York City's bloodthirsty criminal gangs in this fun, beautifully recreated B movie treasure.

Join us at Archive Leeds for a social screening of New York Ninja. With an introduction from the What The Film Club team + a free WTF giveaway prize raffle. Treat yourself!


Doors: 7pm | Film Start: 8pm | Venue: Archive Leeds | Date: Sunday 24 September

Tickets: Pay What You Can (suggested donation scale: £3/£5/£7)

All tickets sales are used to cover our costs. Any profits are used to support future screenings and work. Booking tickets in advance helps us plan the evening - but we do accept cash and card on the door.

If you are putting through one donation for multiple tickets please write (+1/+2) after your name when booking, or send us a message on social media so we can adjust our numbers.


Read Archive's accessibility information.

We have added a new ticket type for anyone using a wheelchair or mobility device so we can take it into account when setting up the space. This is optional. Please get in touch for any other requests or questions.

18 + Only

New York Ninja| 1984/2001 | Directed by John Liu & Kurtis Spieler | USA | English Audio | English Subs | 93 mins

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Archive, 94 Kirkstall Road, Leeds, United Kingdom

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