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 – 01 April 2018

Happy Easter. We are still in the re-screening season, with two of the five titles this week re-screenings, and more to come – see the panel below. We can also announce our May programme – full details here.
This week kicks off with another screening of Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson’s portrait of the edgy relationship between an aloof couturier and a young waitress. Set in the 1950s, Anderson and composer Jonny Greenwood channel the films, literature and music of the time to produce a fascinating drama, beautifully acted by Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville and newcomer Vicky Krieps. The film is playing on Tuesday 3 April at 14:30, and again on Monday 9 April at 19:30.
On Tuesday evening at 19:30, we are showing The Final Year, award-winning director Greg Barker’s chronicle of the final days of the Obama presidency. It follows the foreign policy team as they criss-cross the globe dealing with international problems, and then watches their shock at Trump’s victory. The Guardian said ” It’s chilling to witness Obama’s cool intelligence and statesmanlike composure, given the knowledge of who will come to replace him”.
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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 – 11 March 2018

Unusually we are screening five films this week. First up is The Greatest Showman, a last chance to see this dazzling, foot-stomping musical starring Hugh Jackman. This is our Babes in Arms show on Tuesday morning, and the combination of music and colour should please mothers and babies alike!

The film in the evening is Loveless, director Andrey Zvyagintsev’s follow-up to Leviathan, which I’m sure many of you remember from our screening back in January 2015.  The plot concerns an estranged couple and the son that they ignore until he goes missing. This bleak parable of modern Russian society was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, but lost out to A Fantastic Woman, which we will be showing in April.

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Latest News 25 February 2018

The multi-BAFTA winner Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has virtually sold out its near-future showings at the David Lean, but we’re pleased to announce an extra screening for Tuesday 27 March at 14:30. Book now if you’d like to see it.

Comments from patrons who saw it on Tuesday were full of praise: ‘fantastic – a great mix of humour and pathos’. And this very successful film has distinctly British roots – it’s a joint production between Film 4 (the movie arm of Channel 4) and Fox Searchlight.

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