YESTERDAY

YESTERDAY 
Tuesday 10 September 2019 at 11.00am

Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Ed Sheeran

What would life be like if the Beatles had never existed? That’s the intriguing premise of this romcom collaboration between Richard Curtis and Danny Boyle. Hapless singer-songwriter Jack awakes after a deliciously implausible cosmic blackout to find that cultural history has reset itself and he’s suddenly the only person on Earth who still remembers ‘Hey Jude’, ‘Eleanor Rigby’ and, yes, ‘Yesterday’. Will he achieve the fame he seeks by “borrowing” the Lennon/McCartney songbook — and will adoring Ellie still want to hold his hand?

2019 | Dir Danny Boyle | 102min | UK

“A glowing tribute to The Beatles and their music, this is both a toe-tapping pleasure to watch and a smart, occasionally scathing look at how we get things wrong” – Helen O’Hara, Empire 

The programme will also include our current BRIT School Showcase film A FILTHY HABIT (12A, 4 mins), directed by Mykea Perry. This drama features a police officer’s first day on the job.

Monthly 11.00 am Babes in Arms screening
Bringing a baby is not compulsory, but we cannot guarantee a quiet auditorium! Lights will not be fully dimmed, sound will be lower than usual and people may need to move around. When available, subtitles will be shown. The babes in arms may be up to one year old.

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Ticket Prices:
£7.50 (Standard), £6.00 (Concessions), £5.00 (25 and under).

YESTERDAY

YESTERDAY 
Wednesday 28 August 2019 at 7.30pm

Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Ed Sheeran

What would life be like if the Beatles had never existed? That’s the intriguing premise of this romcom collaboration between Richard Curtis and Danny Boyle. Hapless singer-songwriter Jack awakes after a deliciously implausible cosmic blackout to find that cultural history has reset itself and he’s suddenly the only person on Earth who still remembers ‘Hey Jude’, ‘Eleanor Rigby’ and, yes, ‘Yesterday’. Will he achieve the fame he seeks by “borrowing” the Lennon/McCartney songbook — and will adoring Ellie still want to hold his hand?

2019 | Dir Danny Boyle | 102min | UK

“A glowing tribute to The Beatles and their music, this is both a toe-tapping pleasure to watch and a smart, occasionally scathing look at how we get things wrong”
Helen O’Hara, Empire

The programme will also include our current BRIT School Showcase film A FILTHY HABIT (12A, 4 mins), directed by Mykea Perry. This drama features a police officer’s first day on the job.

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Ticket Prices:
£7.50 (Standard), £6.00 (Concessions), £5.00 (25 and under).

YESTERDAY

YESTERDAY 
Thursday 15 August 2019 at 2.30pm (Subtitled) and 7.30pm.

Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Ed Sheeran

What would life be like if the Beatles had never existed? That’s the intriguing premise of this romcom collaboration between Richard Curtis and Danny Boyle. Hapless singer-songwriter Jack awakes after a deliciously implausible cosmic blackout to find that cultural history has reset itself and he’s suddenly the only person on Earth who still remembers ‘Hey Jude’, ‘Eleanor Rigby’ and, yes, ‘Yesterday’. Will he achieve the fame he seeks by “borrowing” the Lennon/McCartney songbook — and will adoring Ellie still want to hold his hand?

2019 | Dir Danny Boyle | 102min | UK

“A glowing tribute to The Beatles and their music, this is both a toe-tapping pleasure to watch and a smart, occasionally scathing look at how we get things wrong”
Helen O’Hara, Empire

Play Video


Ticket Prices:
£7.50 (Standard), £6.00 (Concessions), £5.00 (25 and under).

T2: Trainspotting (2017 UK) Cert. 18

Director: Danny Boyle
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Kelly Macdonald, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle

 

After 20 years away, Mark Renton (McGregor) returns to Edinburgh, the only place he can ever call home, in retreat from a mid-life crisis.  But the past will soon catch up with him in the form of Begbie (Carlyle), out of prison and still set on revenge after the heist-gone-badly that capped the original film.

 

As well as running into Begbie, Renton soon finds (or is found by) Spud and Sick Boy, bringing  the four central characters from the 1996 “Trainspotting” together again. (The wonder, given their earlier recreational pursuits, is that all four of them are still walking the face of the earth.)

 

Boyle’s “long-awaited (or perhaps feared?)” (The Guardian) sequel, developed from both Irving Welsh’s original novel and his subsequent “Porno”, sees our four ‘heroes’ older but not necessarily wiser.

While acknowledging the disappointments and disillusionment of middle age, it is also “a wildly invigorating and enjoyable film” (The Independent) with a screenplay and soundtrack that match up to past glories.

 

Hey-ho, yet another Mark Kermode ‘film of the week’ brought to you at the David Lean Cinema.  Here is his Review from The Guardian (Observer, actually).  Had planned a link to a news item on a fight that broke out in the audience at a screening of “T2: Trainspotting” but the newspaper reporting this on-line required clickers either to join their paid service or turn off their ad-blocker (you are all using ad-blockers, aren’t you?).  But interesting to note that this incident was not in Scotland (which, while only accounting for 10% of the UK population provided 25% of first week cinema admissions) but in leafy Dorchester! 

The Guardian review includes a link to the Trailer, which can be seen below (warning – The Guardian notes that this trailer contains images of nudity and drug use)

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 21st March 2017

Show starts at 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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