Latest News – 08 April 2018

Two repeat screenings to note this week – Phantom Thread starring Daniel Day- Lewis and Lesley Manville shows again on Monday 9 at 19:30. A last chance to see this stylish and entertaining movie: seats are available. For all future repeat showings, please see the panel below. And there are a few places left for the hugely successful Darkest Hour on Wednesday at 19:30.
The Babes in Arms choice for Tuesday at 11:00 is this year’s Best Picture Oscar-winner – the extraordinary romantic fantasy The Shape of Water.
Meanwhile, two very different new films for you to consider – on Tuesday at 19:30 we’re showing On Body and Soul, an unusual love story in an unusual setting. When Endre and Maria meet at work, they discover they share the same dreams where they meet in a snowy forest as deer, and fall in love. Not that strange so far maybe, but Endre is the manager of a small abattoir where Maria works in the office. On Body and Soul had an Oscar nomination for this year’s Best Foreign Language Film and is a Golden Bear winner at the Berlin film festival – an accolade for the return to cinema of Hungarian director Ildiko Enyedi. It’s a beautiful, moving and touching story of two lonely people finding love in unorthodox circumstances and features outstanding cinematography and a haunting musical score. An early scene within the abattoir resulted in an 18 certificate, but if you’re aged 18 to 25 you may wish to take advantage of a £5 Rush Ticket on this occasion – just come to the box office desk up to an hour before the start of the programme (cash only).

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Latest News – 18 March 2018

Coco, our film showing on Tuesday evening features the finest Oscar-winning animation from Pixar, creators of Up and Inside Out. Whilst providing a great deal of fun, it will also tug at your heart strings! This 19th feature from the legendary studio is the tale of a 12 year-old boy called Miguel who dreams of becoming a star like his idol, musician Ernesto de la Cruz. But before his ambitions can be realised, Miguel must defy his family traditions, and shape his own destiny. Coco takes us on Miguel’s thrilling journey by combining Mexican culture with a unique sense of colour, energy and fantastic direction. It’s a masterpiece of its kind, and well worth seeing. Tickets will be available from our box office beforehand, so if you’re aged 25 or under, why not take advantage of our £5 ‘Rush’ ticket offer. Read More………

Latest News – 04 March 2018

Last week’s weather proved a problem for some of you, especially those living away from the centre of the borough, and it was noticeable that there were empty seats in our sold out performances of Darkest Hour on Thursday. A big ‘thank you’ to our volunteers who came in to staff the venue, and allowed us to operate as normal. As Roger, our Operations Manager, put it, in response to an email enquiry as to whether we would be screening the film: ‘The Luftwaffe couldn’t stop Churchill and neither will a bit of snow’! This is probably a good time to remind you of our refund policy, which is outlined here, and some of you have recently been able to take advantage of this. Read more……..

Latest News 14 January 2018

Our films last week could scarcely be more different from each other – the darkly unnerving The Killing of a Sacred Deer on Tuesday – described as being ‘like Marmite’ and the romantic, touching Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool which was thought to be ‘excellent’ with a ‘very fine performance’ from Annette Bening as Hollywood film-star Gloria Grahame. Tickets are available for an extra screening of this stranger-than-fiction love story on Wednesday 31 January at 19:30.

There’s more contrasting viewing this week: on Tuesday we present Menashe – a fascinating portrait of life in a Hasidic Jewish community. Set in Brooklyn, it features a widowed father Menashe (comedian Mensashe Lustig in his first serious role) who attempts to challenge his sect’s rule barring children from living in single-parent homes. An authentic, respectful, yet amusing view of an often unnoticed society combines with an engaging character study from Lustig. We’re showing the film again on Saturday 27 January at 14:30 in commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day. Read More………