THE Vintage Sundays slot returns to City Screen, York, this weekend, starting with Sergio Leone’s epic spaghetti western Once Upon A Time In The West (12A) at noon on Sunday.

Developed from a story by Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci and Leone himself in 1969, this classic revenge tale was shot partly in the spectacular Monument Valley.

A railroad baron hires killers, led by Henry Fonda’s Frank, to kill property owner Brett McBain (Frank Wolff) and his family. McBain’s newly arrived bride, Jill (Claudia Cardinale), then inherits the land.

Framed for the killings, outlaw Cheyenne (Jason Robards) and lethally mysterious “Harmonica” (Charles Bronson) take it upon themselves to protect Jill and thwart the plans to seize her land.

City Screen marketing manager Dave Taylor says: “Customers have been asking when our Discover Tuesdays films and Vintage Sundays series would begin again, and now we’re through the excitement of the awards season in the film industry, we’re pleased to bring both these popular features back.”

The season of four westerns continues on March 10 with John Ford’s odyssey The Searchers (U) starring John Wayne’s grizzled war veteran on a quest to rescue his niece from Comanches who abducted her.

On March 17, George Stevens’ 1953 movie Shane (PG) stars Alan Ladd as the titular enigmatic drifter and retired gunfighter who rides into a small Wyoming town hoping to settle down as a farmhand.

He ends up playing guardian angel to a terrorised homestead family amid a battle between the townsfolk and a ruthless cattle baron.

The season concludes with Sam Peckinpah’s elegiac but unsettling The Wild Bunch (18), rewriting the accepted Western mythology in 1969 by taking the point of view of the marginalised outlaws rather than the law-abiding settlers.

Tickets are on sale on 0871 902 5747, at or in person at the Coney Street Picturehouse.

TWO of the jazz guitar greats, Martin Taylor and Ulf Wakenius, join forces at the National Centre for Early Music, York, on March 8.

They bring with them a legacy in European jazz from years of touring and recording with Stephane Grappelli and Oscar Peterson.

American jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny says of Taylor: “Martin Taylor is one the most awesome solo guitars players in the history of the instrument.”

The late Oscar Peterson once said of Wakenius: “Ulf Wakenius is one of the greatest guitar players in the world today.”

Metheny and Peterson, what better testimonials could there be? Tickets for this 7.30pm concert are on sale at £20, £18, concessions, £6, under 35s, on 01904 658338 or at