Summer Season: May - August 2022

Our summer season starts on May 3rd 2022 and continues on the first and third Tuesday of every month until August 2022.  Things are pretty much back to normal for this season, we hope to pick up where we left off in March 2020! 

 

 Tickets are just £6.50 each.  

We have a fantastic selection of films, from Oscar winners to eccentric British painters, acclaimed world cinema, biopics based on unreliable memoirs, a wonderful Australian comedy and a Big Night in!

There's information on all the films in our next season below, come along and watch some great films at the cinema. 

It's time to get back to the big screen, we hope to see you soon.

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Tues May 3rd
King Richard  (12A)

Armed with a clear vision and a brazen, 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his two daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on tennis courts in deprived Compton, California, Richard shapes the girls' unyielding commitment and keen intuition. Together, the Williams family defies seemingly insurmountable odds and the prevailing expectations laid before them. Will Smith won an Oscar for his role as Richard Williams, but then he also went and slapped the host in the face, some you win………….

“King Richard transcends sport biopic formulas with refreshingly nuanced storytelling -- and a towering performance from Will Smith in the title role.” Rotten Tomatoes

2021.  Drama.  145 minutes

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Tues May 17th
Stranger Than Fiction (12A)

Will Ferrell stars as Harold Crick, an IRS auditor who starts hearing a voice that’s narrating his life. Delightful mix of fantasy, romance and existential crisis! Another film evidencing the fact that American comedians are better in straight roles. And what a cast: Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Maggie Gyllenhaal.......


“smart, ingenious and heartwarming.” Empire

2006. Comedy Drama.  108 minutes

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Tues June 7th
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain  (12A)

The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public's perception of cats forever. Moving from the late 1800s through to the 1930s, we follow the incredible adventures of this inspiring, unsung hero.  It’s Cumberbatch playing an eccentric genius, which usually bodes well.  Generally well reviewed, this one didn’t stay in the cinemas long before it went onto Amazon, so we’re giving it a second chance.

There is rarely a dull moment in this colourful film.” Little White Lies

2021. Drama.  111 minutes

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Tues June 21st
Ellie and Abbie (And Ellie's Dead Aunt)  (15)

We love an Australian film, and an Australian comedy is even better! Seventeen year old Ellie comes out as gay to her mother who is stunned by her out and proud attitude. Ellie wants to ask her classmate Abbie to the formal (prom), but is reluctant and nervous about doing so. She gets advice from her Aunt Patty (living), and also from her Aunt Tara (Who died in the 1980s but who makes a surprise supernatural reappearance to help her niece!) an LGBT rights activist who struggles to understand that things are a little different nowadays! This award-winning comedy is light and frothy, looks hilarious and comes with a serious message within. 


“So gossamer-light and cute that you don't realize how good it is until it punches you, right in the heart.” Movie Nation

2020.  Comedy.  82 minutes

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Tues July 5th
Here We Are (12A)

This Israeli film has had cracking reviews across the board. Aharon has devoted his life to raising his son Uri. They live together in a gentle routine, away from the real world. But Uri is autistic, and now as a young adult it might be time for him to live in a specialized home. While on their way to the institution, Aharon decides to run away with his son and hits the road, knowing that Uri is not ready for this separation. Or is it, in fact, his father who is not ready?  Our first ever Israeli choice is a recent 5-star pick.


“Nothing feels forced or false, and when tears flow at the end, they're fully earned. An unmissable gem.” Radio Times

 

2020. Drama. 95 minutes. Subtitled

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Tues July 19th
Big Night (15)

Written and co-directed by Stanley Tucci, the story of two restaurant owning Italian brothers who put on a night of incredible food in an attempt to save their ailing business. American indie, but with European sensibilities. Great cast including Ian Holm, Minnie Driver, Isabella Rossellini as well as Tucci himself.

“A feast of a film done on a low budget with a menu featuring top-grade acting, writing and direction.”  Rolling Stone

1996. Drama. 104 minutes.

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Tues August 2nd 
Herself (15)

Self-empowering story of a battered Dublin cleaner who builds her own house, directed by The Iron Lady’s Phyllida Lloyd.  Single mother Sandra (Clare Dunne) has been struggling to get by with her two young daughters. After the housing system refuses to give her a new home, Sandra decides to build her own with the help of a friendly community and a handful of new friends. With this new purpose, Sandra rediscovers herself.  Well reviewed Irish film also starring Harriet Walter and Conleth Hill. 

“Lloyd's radical fairytale is enchanting.”  Evening Standard

2019. Drama. 97 minutes.

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Tues August 16th
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (15)

20th anniversary of George Clooney’s first stab as director, and what a fun film it is.  Possibly based on a possibly true story. Game show TV producer Chuck Barris (Sam Rockwell) is at the height of his career. His creation, "The Dating Game," (Blind Date in the UK) is one of the TV network's biggest hits.  But the TV industry big-wigs are unaware that Chuck is also a covert assassin. He works for the C.I.A. and claims to have killed 33 people using his TV producer cover. Clooney stars alongside Julia Roberts (With a few cameos from his Hollywood A list friends) in a fast-paced comedy thriller, directed with real flair and fun, based on an autobiography that can’t be true, can it?  Is it still a biopic if the bio is full of lies?  Who cares when it’s this entertaining!

“Bounces around like the smarter and weirder older brother of Spielberg's 'Catch Me If You Can'.”  Daily Telegraph

2002. Comedy Thriller. 108 minutes