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Disney's Christopher Robin (PG)

Disney's Christopher Robin

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Saturday 22 Sep 201814:00 Book Now (Upstairs Available)
Sunday 23 Sep 201813:00 Book Now
Monday 22 Oct 201814:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 44m


In the heart-warming live-action adventure, the young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his band of spirited stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way…


“Pooh?!”, exclaims Christopher Robin, upon finding him on a bench in Central London.

Ewan McGregor in the titular role, is bewildered that Winnie the Pooh (voiced once more by Jim Cummings) has managed to get from the Hundred Acre Wood to London.


Despite missing his beloved friend, Christopher considers himself far too busy to be dealing with this unexpected Pooh right now. Christopher immediately takes Pooh to the train station to send him back to Sussex; but eventually comes around - especially when Tigger (Cummings again!), Eeyore (Brad Garrett), Rabbit (Peter Capaldi) and Owl (Toby Jones) get involved.


Hayley Atwell also stars as the long-suffering Evelyn Robin. Evelyn continues on in employment as an architect, contributing to the rebuilding of London after the war. A role which redefines the image of women during wartime.


A much needed story about rediscovering that childhood sense of wonder, with brilliant performances from McGregor and Atwell.


Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG)

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

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Saturday 22 Sep 201819:00 Book Now (Single Seats Only)

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25m


Film run time: 1hr 54m

Good news everyone! Pierce Brosnan is back and he’s singing again!


Part of the enduring charm of the original 2008 film was that it felt scrappy and unpolished. A film that was inclusive of everyone, you didn’t need to have a perfect singing voice to be part of the fun. And, yes, maybe that even included the former Mr Bond murdering every note he went near with the wild abandon of someone with a licence to kill.


This film picks up some years after the original with Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) finding out she is pregnant. This leads her to wonder about her heritage and how her mother met the three dashing men she now calls her fathers.


Queue flashbacks to Donna’s early life with Lily James playing the younger version of Meryl Streep’s character as she makes the decision to move to the island of Kalokairi in the process providing us with loads of excuses to further delve into ABBA’s back catalogue.


When all is said and done there’ll be no regret if you take a chance on this dancing queen!

Spitfire (2018) (PG)

Spitfire (2018)

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Sunday 23 Sep 201818:00 Book Now
Monday 24 Sep 201814:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 37m


An enduring symbol of British strength, ingenuity, and enterprise is explored in a new documentary, made to celebrate the centenary of the RAF.


In the late 1930s, Britain faced a considerable threat from Nazified Germany, which greatly outranked it in military resources. In order to repel the enemy, enormous feats were required -not simply from brave pilots, but also great ingenuity from its designer, R.J. Mitchell, and enormous industry from those who built their planes, who had to work around the clock in order to keep as many fighters in the air as possible.


While not deploying the visceral techniques of Dunkirk, the documentary displays a stirring but thoughtful expression of its subject. Besides magisterial narration from Charles Dance, immersive aerial photography and a rousing score from David Roe, the film's highlights are its interviews with former pilots, who, despite all being greatly advanced in years, speak with humour and insight on their astounding experiences in the plane.


Cleo From 5 to 7 (Subtitled) (PG)

Cleo From 5 to 7 (Subtitled)

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Monday 24 Sep 201819:30 Book Now (+ Intro and post film discussion)

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Film run time: 1h 30m
+ Intro: 5 minutes
+ Post film Discussion: 30 minutes


A Cinematic Odyssey – Postcards from Europe

Follow this strand for a monthly selection of carefully curated French and Italian films.

With intro and post-film discussion from Dr Paul Sutton

As the critically acclaimed auteur ‎Agnès Varda turns 90, we celebrate her remarkable career with a pair of spectacular screenings. In September we bring Varda’s pioneering Cléo from 5 to 7 from 1962.


Associated with the so-called ‘Young Turks’ of the French New Wave - Truffaut, Godard and Chabrol - Varda was in fact a pioneer of this important moment in French cinema history. Her first feature, La Pointe Courte (1954), written, produced and shot by Varda, introduced the freewheeling visual style and the playful narrative structure that was to become a signature of the movement.


Cleo From 5 to 7 is rightly seen as a key film of the French New Wave but it is at the same time a quintessentially Varda film, both highly personal but also politically powerful, a feminist city film that captures the spirit of 1960s France.


Charting two hours in the life of its heroine, Cleo (Corrine Marchand), as she awaits medical test results, the film allows for a reflection on life, death and a whole host of things in between.


Next month we will screen Varda’s latest feature, the wonderfully warm and affecting Faces Places, on Monday 22nd October – On sale dates TBA). This Cannes winning and Oscar-nominated documentary sees Varda forge an unlikely partnership with enigmatic photographer JR, as they embark on a road trip unlike any other.


Both of Varda's films will be introduced by Dr Paul Sutton, who will stay for the end of the film for a post-screening discussion in the front-tier of the Downstairs seating area.



The Children Act (12A)

The Children Act

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Tuesday 25 Sep 201812:00 Book Now
Wednesday 26 Sep 201813:00 Book Now
Friday 28 Sep 201818:00 Book Now
Sunday 30 Sep 201813:00 Book Now
Sunday 30 Sep 201818:00 Book Now (Upstairs Available)
Monday 1 Oct 201819:30 Book Now
Tuesday 2 Oct 201812:00 Book Now
Tuesday 2 Oct 201819:30 Book Now
Thursday 4 Oct 201814:00 Book Now
Thursday 11 Oct 201814:00 Book Now

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Film run time: 1hr 45m


Emma Thompson’s Justice Fiona Maye weighs lives and loves in the balance in this restrained drama, adapted by Ian McEwan from his own novel and consummately directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris).


Fiona is asked to rule on the matter of parents (played by Ben Chaplin and Eileen Walsh) of a boy, Adam (Fionn Whitehead of Dunkirk fame) just shy of 18 years old and adulthood, who is suffering from cancer. As Jehovah’s Witnesses they cannot permit him to undertake the blood transfusion to save his life.


Because Adam is a legal minor, Fiona can make decisions in his interests which would go against the parents’ religious scruples – which Adam appears to share.


Adding to this delicate moral and emotional dilemma is Fiona’s own marriage with Jack (Stanley Tucci). Clearly a brilliant and conscientious judge, her unstinting devotion to the demands of her work takes its toll on their relationship.


As with this year's excellent On Chesil Beach, McEwan's novel has been skilfully crafted into film. Given particular poignancy with its parallels to the recent Charlie Gard case; where a court judgement similarly determined an individual's fate.

Speed Sisters (Subtitled) (PG)

Speed Sisters (Subtitled)

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Tuesday 25 Sep 201819:30 Book Now (+ Intro)

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Film run time: 1hr 22m


With a short intro from Peter Segal, co-founder of St Albans Friends of Palestine.


The Speed Sisters are the first all-women race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turnings heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene.


Despite a tangle of roadblocks and checkpoints, this thriving racing scene has emerged in the occupied West Bank. The races offer a release from the pressures and uncertainties of life under military occupation.


Brought together by a common desire to live life on their own terms, the Speed Sisters have joined the ranks of dozens of male drivers competing against each other for the title and to prove that women can go head-to-head with the guys. Because the British Consulate in Jerusalem funded a race car from them, the team decorate their car with both Palestinian and British flags.


From Director Amber Fares, who followed the Speed Sisters for four years; forging a close relationship with each of them and their families. Fares always thought “this story would break many stereotypes about Arab women, even among Arab women themselves. But what I didn’t expect is that it would also have me questioning my own stereotypes with regards to Middle Eastern society and Arab men.”


This daring documentary pushes boundaries and presents a side of the Middle East we rarely get to see in the media.

BlacKkKlansman (15)

BlacKkKlansman

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Wednesday 26 Sep 201819:30 Book Now (Upstairs Available)
Thursday 27 Sep 201814:00 Book Now
Thursday 27 Sep 201820:00 Book Now (Upstairs Available)
Thursday 4 Oct 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 22m


The unlikely and incredible true tale of an African-American police officer who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan; this is one of visionary filmmaker Spike Lee’s hardest-hitting works.


Ron Stallworth (John David Washington, son of Denzel) is a detective in Colorado Springs, and is ‘the first black cop in the city.’ After a small undercover operation success, he decides to take on the KKK.

Putting on his best white American voice, he (quite easily) manages to get on the phone with the Klan’s Grand Wizard, David Duke (Topher Grace).


As well as the story and source material, another hugely strong point for the film is the chemistry between Washington and Adam Driver. Driver plays Flip Zimmerman, the fellow policeman who is talked into pretending to be Stallworth when the Klan request to meet in person.


There’s plenty of humorous and entertaining moments here, but the social commentary is still biting; this is a Spike Lee film, after all.

Lee marries his anger and intensity with a restraint and poetry only he can master.


It’s a film that’s needed at this moment in time. In a word: unmissable.

The Thing (1982) (18)

The Thing (1982)

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Friday 28 Sep 201821:30 Book Now (+ Intro)

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 49m


With a short intro from Dr Darren Elliot Smith

Following on from our first monthly-special ‘late-night’ retro film screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark in August.  We now bring you… THE THING.


Over the years, star Kurt Russell and Master of Horror John Carpenter have teamed up on a multitude of films (Big Trouble in Little China, Escape from New York and Elvis to name a few) but of all their collaborations, 1982s horror/sci-fi amalgam The Thing surely tops the list!

A research team based out in the snowy wilds of Antarctica find themselves besieged by a terrifying shape-shifting creature which has found its way into their base. When it becomes clear that the creature can take the form of any organism it so chooses, the tension within the team reaches breaking point, and any one of them could be… The Thing.


This very special screening will have a short introduction from Dr Darren Elliot Smith (who you may have seen introduce the very divisive Hereditary back in July).

More: Explore Horror films further and sign up for our exclusive…
‘Celluloid Chills: Short Course on Horror’


Join Dr Darren Elliott Smith at The Odyssey for a cinematic quest into the horror genre.


Spanning three film screenings and 3 x 1 hour courses throughout September and October.


Course includes entrance to the screenings and all three course dates.

All for the single price of £50* (£45 for ABL Members)


Screening dates:

The Thing (1982) – Friday 28th September 9.30pm

Carrie (1976) – Wednesday 31st October 8.00pm

Night of the Demon (1957) – Sunday 11th November 5.00pm


Course dates - Wednesdays 5.30pm – 6.30pm

held in the front tier of the downstairs seating area of the screen.

26th September, 10th October & 24th October


Limited availability so book soon to avoid disappointment!

Over 18s only.


Email Anna@odysseypictures.co.uk to book your place on the course.


*Please note this includes your tickets for all 3 film screenings as well as the course

Incredibles 2 (PG)

Incredibles 2

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Saturday 29 Sep 201814:00 Book Now (Upstairs Available)
Saturday 13 Oct 201814:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25mins


Film run time: 2hr 05m

14 years have elapsed since the original Incredibles film, and we’ve had one or two superhero films in between. The long awaited sequel is here, after that stretched out period, with director Brad Bird remarking that he’d only be interested in doing a second film if he could improve on the original.


He arguably does just that; Incredibles 2 drops us in exactly where the first film left us — in fact, the original epilogue serves as the prologue. Everyone’s favourite superhero family are struggling to regain public favour, and not letting it affect things at home.


A spanner is thrown in the works when Evelyn (Catherine Keener) and Winston Deavor (Bob Odenkirk) offer to fund The Incredibles to improve their public relations, and choose Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) to spearhead the campaign.


Mr Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) is of course slightly crestfallen to have not been picked, and isn’t too keen on being a stay at home father. But when a shady new villain emerges, the family have to set their issues aside, if they are to save the day again.


Michael Giacchino’s 60s-inspired score is a big highlight again.

Pixar's latest short film Bao, will accompany the main feature. Directed by Domee Shi, the first female director of a Pixar short ever.

The Happytime Murders (15)

The Happytime Murders

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Saturday 29 Sep 201819:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 49m


No Sesame. All Street. The Happytime Murders is a dark comedy set in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist.


When members of the puppet cast from a 1980s children's TV show are murdered one by one, a disgraced puppet private eye takes on the case.


Directed by Brian Henson, son of legendary Muppets creator Jim Henson – but The Muppets, this is not! This edgy and hilarious adult comedy stars Elizabeth Banks, Melissa McCarthy, and Maya Rudolph.


Set in a world where puppets and humans coexist, puppet private eye, Phil Phillips (voiced and puppeteered by Bill Barretta) is on the hunt for the serial killer who murdered his brother and is now murdering cast members from the 1980s children’s beloved puppet programme “The Happy Time Gang”.


Phil soon discovers that his former girlfriend, Jenny (Elizabeth Banks) is the next target and must cooperate with his ex-partner, Detective Edwards (Melissa McCarthy) to stop the killings.


Fuelled with hatred for one another, the duo must put their differences aside to catch the perpetrator.

Swimming With Men (12A)

Swimming With Men

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Monday 1 Oct 201814:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1h 37m

What can you do when the dull grind of the day to day turns life into a monotonous blur? Join a synchronised swimming group for middle aged men I suppose.


Things aren’t going particularly well for Eric (Rob Brydon), an accountant whose marriage is on the rocks and for whom life has started to become something a chore. Eric, however, manages to find an escape from his day to day when he stumbles upon an all-male synchronised swimming club. Hoping to reinvigorate his life, and perhaps win back his wife, Heather (Jane Horrocks), Eric joins the group.


Although described by member Colin (Daniel Mays) as “just a bunch of middle-aged men who want to meet up in trunks that are too small for us, and make funny little patterns in a pool,” the group somehow find themselves on a path that may just lead to the world championships in Milan. Featuring a cast of much-loved UK actors, director Oliver Parker (St Trinian’s, Johnny English Reborn) weaves the somewhat left-field premise into a funny, heart-warming journey.


Come along and see if you can spot Cottonmill Lane’s Sub Aqua Club amongst the locations!


Cold War (Subtitled) (15)

Cold War (Subtitled)

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Wednesday 3 Oct 201813:00 Book Now
Wednesday 3 Oct 201819:30 Book Now
Sunday 7 Oct 201817:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 28m


A visually stunning black and white love story set in 1940s Communist Poland, loosely inspired by the lives of director Paweł Pawlikowski’s parents.


The country’s new regime attempts to reconnect with its rural citizens by recruiting them to perform traditional dances and songs, and then, of course, use them for propaganda. The brooding, darkly handsome pianist and composer Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) is one of those doing the choosing, and it’s Zula (Joanna Kulig) that catches his eye. With some quick investigatory work from his colleagues, it comes to light that she is no innocent country girl, and is actually on parole after murdering her father— a fact that makes Wiktor instantly magnetically drawn to her. A whirlwind tour around Europe sees them part ways and meet again in an intimate, passionate portrayal of romance against the backdrop of the Iron Curtain.


Following Pawlikowski’s Oscar-winning Ida in 2013, Cold War is another impressive film under his belt, bagging him the title of Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018— and for good reason, too. “Visually, you’re unlikely to see a more beautiful film this year” (The Guardian). Przyjdź i zobacz (Come and see).


Mamma Mia! 2 Sing-along (PG)

Mamma Mia! 2 Sing-along

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Friday 5 Oct 201820:00 Book Now
Saturday 6 Oct 201814:00 Book Now
Thursday 25 Oct 201814:00 Book Now
Monday 29 Oct 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1h 54m

The same format applies for these screenings but with singalong subtitles along the bottom of the screen during the songs.

Good news everyone! Pierce Brosnan is back and he’s singing again!


Part of the enduring charm of the original 2008 film was that it felt scrappy and unpolished. A film that was inclusive of everyone, you didn’t need to have a perfect singing voice to be part of the fun. And, yes, maybe that even included the former Mr Bond murdering every note he went near with the wild abandon of someone with a licence to kill.


This film picks up some years after the original with Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) finding out she is pregnant. This leads her to wonder about her heritage and how her mother met the three dashing men she now calls her fathers.


Queue flashbacks to Donna’s early life with Lily James playing the younger version of Meryl Streep’s character as she makes the decision to move to the island of Kalokairi in the process providing us with loads of excuses to further delve into ABBA’s back catalogue.


When all is said and done there’ll be no regret if you take a chance on this dancing queen!

Mission: Impossible Fallout (12A)

Mission: Impossible Fallout

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Saturday 6 Oct 201819:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25m


Film run time: 2hr 27m

This is your mission, should you choose to accept it. Fallout is the sixth film in the Mission Impossible film series, since Tom Cruise became the face of the brand. Rogue Nation was praised for breathing new life into the story, and this film looks set to continue that.


Things are unravelling for the IMF (Impossible Missions Force, not the International Monetary Fund) as a very dangerous prisoner, Solomon Lane (played by the always creepy Sean Harris) escapes. Ethan Hunt (Cruise) knows that Lane must be stopped, as he poses a grave threat to global security. But as the title suggests, the CIA begin to question his motives and loyalty. This also pits him against friends, particularly Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), and he meets his match in fellow operative, August Walker (Henry Cavill).


Thankfully, Simon Pegg also rejoins Cruise and Ferguson. And, as well as Cavill, Alec Baldwin and Vanessa Kirby also join the A-list cast. Not to mention director Christopher McQuarrie, who wrote and directed the previous Mission Impossible.


This is his fifth collaboration with Cruise, after Valkyrie, Edge Of Tomorrow and Jack Reacher.


All together now: dun, dun, dun-dun, dun, dun….


The Meg (12A)

The Meg

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Sunday 7 Oct 201813:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 53m

It’s Jason Statham versus the Megalodon, the largest shark ever known, previously thought to be extinct. A recipe for B-movie heaven? That capital ‘b’ could potentially outsize the shark, in this rollicker from Jon Turteltaub, the director who brought us Cool Runnings and National Treasure.


We’ve only just had Rampage, another giant critter thriller, but there’s always plenty more fish in the sea. The fish in question here, is discovered by Jonas Taylor (Statham) and the rescue team he is leading, attempting to save sailors who are trapped in a sunk submarine. Taylor’s claims that the sinking has been caused by a giant sea creature are initially dismissed — but he and his team experience ‘The Meg’ first hand on another mission. As the beast begins making its way towards land, they realise it is down to them to prevent a massacre.


Believe it or not, this movie is a novel adaption — Walt Disney acquired the film rights to the film shortly after the release and subsequent success of Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, but it had been stuck in ‘development hell’, until resurfacing in 2015.


Come along, harpoon in hand.

C'est la Vie (Subtitled) (15)

C'est la Vie (Subtitled)

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Monday 8 Oct 201814:00 Book Now
Thursday 11 Oct 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 55m


Follow ‘the party where everything goes wrong’ as it unfurls into farcical chaos.


Directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano (creators of The Intouchables— which has seen a US remake as The Upside), C’est La Vie is an utterly likeable French comedy starring the formidable Jean-Pierre Bacri as Max, a caterer striving to create a fairy-tale wedding… And get through the night with everyone in one piece.


Much to his misfortune, he has to rely on a team of utterly disorganised waiters, cooks and photographers who make this task impossible. From the preparations to the glorious end we follow several groups, including a girlfriend who is flirting with a young server and wait staff dressed as Versailles footmen, as they navigate their own small disasters throughout this greatly entertaining romp. Hilarity ensues.


The mad farce is supported by a jazz score that perfectly compliments the calamity. Expertly assembled with an abundance of perfectly timed comedic morsels that make it just so wickedly funny, C’est La Vie is another compelling piece of evidence that the French really do it best.

Come along and join in the fun from the sidelines.


Postcards from the 48% + Q&A (PG)

Postcards from the 48% + Q&A

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Monday 8 Oct 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 52m


Brexit, Brexit, Brexit. It’s one of the most divisive topics the UK has ever seen. How bold then, is David Wilkinson, of the aptly titled Guerilla Films, to make a film championing the Remainers’ cause.


The film begins panning across the White Cliffs of Dover, preluding an interview with Miriam Margoyles, who is officially the person that lives closest to France in the UK. The following interviews feature writers, campaigners, captains of industry, Holocaust survivors, with some grim sound bites on what the impact on industry are likely to be.  


Wilkinson does devote a portion of the film to listen to the views of Leavers, but the majority of this documentary is putting forward the argument that Brexit should not go ahead. His argument is pretty convincing, and if you don’t feel that way after seeing the film, you’ll have the opportunity to put your questions to him yourself, as Mr Wilkinson will be taking part in a Q&A following the film.


So make sure you remain at The Odyssey for that!


The Seagull (12A)

The Seagull

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Tuesday 9 Oct 201812:00 Book Now
Tuesday 9 Oct 201819:30 Book Now
Wednesday 10 Oct 201813:00 Book Now
Wednesday 10 Oct 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 39m


A masterfully executed interpretation of Chekhov’s 1896 stage play, delivering a fresh look at the theatre classic.


Impeccably cast, it features Annette Bening (American Beauty, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool) as Irina, the vain, ageing actress and Billy Howle (On Chesil Beach) as her idealistic writer son Konstantin. Continuing her streak of dazzling performances is Saoirse Ronan as the ethereal and naïve Nina, an aspiring actress and Konstantin’s girlfriend— little does she know, however, that she has competition from Masha (Elisabeth Moss), who also has her eye on the young writer.


The story, set over two years at the beginning of the 20th Century, allows us to peer into the knotted lives and intertwined relationships of Chekhov’s moping characters against the backdrop of a lakeside estate outside Moscow, with the advantage of closely shot scenes bringing us closer to their subtext-laden dialogue. It offers a dissection of society— from failures to successes, from young to old, from rich to poor— and lets us observe how they interact with one another (read: torment each other).


With complicated love webs aplenty, this drama is a wonderful reinterpretation of a famously fascinating play.


Deliverance (1972) (18)

Deliverance (1972)

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Friday 12 Oct 201820:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1h 42m


In the wake of Burt Reynolds' passing, The Odyssey shows his favourite out of all his films: John Boorman's gripping survival horror set in the magnificent but merciless American wilderness.


Seeking to discover a real and unspoilt outdoors experience before the land is developed by companies, four city-based businessmen (Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, and Ronny Cox) plan a rafting trip down a fearsome and remote river. The men aim to test their strength and endurance by cutting themselves off so drastically - but both the landscape and the locals seem set on destroying them, proving much more dangerous and harder to understand than they believed.


Boorman's film benefits from a similarly uncompromising approach: the rafting sequences and cliff-scaling were performed by the actors themselves, without insurance, and the violence is depicted with unflinching detail, forcing the audience to sympathise with the characters even at their lowest moments.


Despite the film's depiction of its Georgia filming locations as dangerous, violent, and terrifying, it actually improved tourism in the area.


Yardie (15)

Yardie

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Saturday 13 Oct 201819:00 Book Now
Monday 15 Oct 201814:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 42m


Yardie is the directorial debut from actor, James Bond candidate and occasional DJ, Idris Elba.  


Based on the cult novel by Victor Headley, Idris Elba’s directorial debut fuses the hard-boiled gangster genre with a coming-of-age period piece. And with a cracking cast, top-draw reggae and dancehall soundtrack, and Elba’s name attached, Yardie expertly captures the spirit of the times.

The story begins in Kingston, where we find a young Dennis Campbell, portrayed by Aml Ameen (Kidulthood, The Maze Runner). He is hugely affected by the murder of his brother, which leads to him being sent to London to deliver a package of cocaine to British gangster Rico (Stephen Graham, the go-to for gangster roles). The situation becomes complicated when he visits his former lover Mona (Naomi Ackie, Lady Macbeth) who is raising their daughter as a single mother. And even further when he discovers his brother’s killer is also in England.


Yardie was screened at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and is a hugely exciting prospect that you need to see for yourself.


Crazy Rich Asians (PG)

Crazy Rich Asians

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Sunday 14 Oct 201813:00 Book Now
Tuesday 16 Oct 201812:00 Book Now
Wednesday 17 Oct 201813:00 Book Now
Wednesday 17 Oct 201819:30 Book Now
Thursday 18 Oct 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 2hr 1m


A modern-day Cinderella story with a lot more edge… and a lot more glamour.


Crazy Rich Asians begins in New York, with Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) teaching Economics at NYU. Despite her being half Chinese, she had never been to Asia, so her boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding) invites her to join him at a wedding in Singapore where he is going to be best man. As they travel together in a luxurious cabin it quickly becomes apparent that her seemingly normal boyfriend is, as the title suggests, crazy rich! Having always dodged questions about his family, he had never previously let on that he was, in fact, part of a property tycoon family in Singapore— with an overly protective mother to boot.


As Rachel tries to navigate the catty, glitzy world of Singapore’s elite, she finds herself coming up short in the eyes of Nick’s mother Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh). At least she has the support of her best friend, expertly played by Awkwafina, who packs major comedic punches.


Come and see riches the likes of which you’ve never seen before, along with the realistic, loveable characters that make this film a total hoot.


Bicycle Thieves (1948) (Subtitled) (U)

Bicycle Thieves (1948) (Subtitled)

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Sunday 14 Oct 201817:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 28m

Part of the ‘A Cinematic Odyssey: Postcards from Europe’ strand.

Sitting at number thirty-three in the BFI’s list of all-time greatest films, De Sica’s 1948 film, written by Cesare Zavattini and loosely adapted from a novel by Luigi Bartolini, is a classic of Italian Neo-realism, the literary and cinematic movement that emerged in Italy during the Second World War.

An apparently simple film it tells the story of a desperate Antonio Ricci (Lamberto Maggiorani), searching with his son Bruno (Enzo Staiola), for the stolen bicycle that he depends upon for employment in a Rome struggling to rebuild itself in the aftermath of the war. Renowned for its documentary qualities, its cinematic naturalism, its use of non-professional actors and exterior locations – the real Rome behind the mythical city – the film possesses a formal beauty which belies the supposed constraints on post-war film production.


A hugely influential film, critics and filmmakers alike continue to champion this warm and powerful film. The late Philip French described the film as, ‘a heart-breaking, endlessly affecting piece of humanist cinema, sharp in its social criticism, yet ultimately life-enhancing in its belief in the decency of ordinary people’.

The film will be introduced by Dr Paul Sutton, who will stay for the end of the film for a post-screening discussion in the front-tier of the downstairs seating area.





Lucky (15)

Lucky

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Monday 15 Oct 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 28m


The legendary late actor Harry Dean Stanton (also seen on Twin Peaks: The Return) gives his last performance in an understated but moving and funny character study.


At ninety years old, military veteran Lucky lives a small but contented life, restricting his circle to only essential, familiar places, people, and actions. Unapologetically atheist, Lucky struggles to find consolation from his own impending death, and comes to find it in the people around him, both familiar and unfamiliar.


Though the film lacks solid plot, fellow supporting actor turned director John Carroll Lynch finds power in small gestures and details, faithfully observing a visibly frail but eloquent Stanton and his neighbours without resorting to melodrama or complication.


Of the rest of the cast, the standout is Stanton's long-time collaborator David Lynch, who obsesses over a fugitive pet Tortoise named after Teddy Roosevelt. Though the preparing-for-death plot and American small town setting are familiar, the film recommends itself through Stanton's stature: every line of his face suggests experience and character with no need for dialogue.

Black '47 (15)

Black '47

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Tuesday 16 Oct 201819:30 Book Now
Thursday 18 Oct 201814:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 40m


One of the most tragic and cinematically neglected episodes in Irish history is brought to life in Lance Daly’s apocalyptic Black ’47.


Nineteenth-century Ireland is in the grip of the Great Famine. Feeney (James Frencheville), a stoic Irish Ranger who has been fighting abroad, abandons his post to return home and re-unite with his family. He’s seen more than his share of horrors but nothing prepares him for the famine’s hopeless destruction of his homeland. With little else to live for, he sets on a destructive path of revenge. Hannah (Hugo Weaving), an ageing British soldier and famed tracker of deserters, is sent to stop Feeney before he can further stoke the fires of revolution.


Daly is unflinching in his depiction of violence and devastation. Perhaps more daringly, Daly has made the first widely released feature to focus on the Famine an unmistakable genre piece. It’s a western. It’s a revenge thriller. It takes the shootouts and taciturn antiheroes of Josey Wales and plants them in rainy Galway.


The result is a brutal but compelling tale of revenge played impressively by the Australian leads, with a brilliant supporting cast of Irish stars, including Moe Dunford, Barry Keoghan and Stephen Rea.


King of Thieves (15)

King of Thieves

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Friday 19 Oct 201820:00 Book Now
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Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 48m


The incredible true story of the Hatton Garden Bank Robbery. The largest heist in British history with a reported £40 Million worth of gold and jewellery taken. The horde was so great the thieves had to take it out in wheelie bins.


The press quickly ran wild with speculation as to who could have orchestrated such an audacious crime. Was it an inside job? A tech savvy criminal syndicate? Maybe the Russian Mafia? Turns out it was a bunch of geriatric cockney geezers with bad hips, arthritis and a propensity to fall asleep at inappropriate times.


Director James Marsh (Man on Wire, The Theory of Everything) has assembled a glitzy cast of British screen legends for this sweary tale of decrepit crooks and perfidious pensioners lead by Michael Caine with sterling support from Michael Gambon, Tom Courtney, Ray Winstone, Paul Whitehouse and an against-type turn from Jim Broadbent as the dangerous psychopath of the group.


As with all the best caper movies the heist is only half the story, quickly paranoia takes hold and the gang start to turn on each other as the police rapidly close in.


A fun and thrilling film that is bound to make a steal at the box office.


Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (PG)

Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

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Saturday 20 Oct 201811:00 Book Now

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Film run time: 1hr 28m

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies distils the enduring appeal of its colourful characters into a charmingly light-hearted adventure whose wacky humour fuels its infectious fun.


The DC Universe is known for its dark and gritty movie adaptations… to the Teen Titans it seems like everyone is getting their own gritty movie… even Alfred!


Robin has had enough. He’s fed up of being the sidekick, he wants to be the star. So with a mad idea and a catchy song in their hearts, Robin, Raven, Starfire, Beastboy and Cyborg head to Hollywood to fulfil their dreams.


They soon realise that you need more than superpowers to be a movie star, you need an evil supervillain to face… Cue Slade, powerfully voiced by Will Arnett, entering with his plan for world domination. Is he too strong for the Titans to defeat? or will they prove they do deserve their own movie!


It’s a darn good time, sure to make you laugh and fall in love with the superheroes and all the shenanigans that come with the job.

E.T.The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) (U)

E.T.The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

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Saturday 20 Oct 201814:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 54m


The highest grossing film of the 1980s, and considered to be one of the greatest of all time. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial was only surpassed as the highest grossing film ever in 1993, by Jurassic Park, another Spielberg film.


E.T. was actually based on Spielberg’s imaginary alien friend, which he created to cope with the divorce of his parents as a child. He developed this into a story with the film’s writer, Melissa Mathision, who wrote a script in just eight weeks, which Spielberg said was “perfect”.


Aliens are visiting California, but become spooked when government agents appear on the scene and flee in their spaceship, having left one of their own behind. The stranded alien (voiced by Pat Walsh) goes to hide in a nearby garden shed, only to be discovered by Elliott (Henry Thomas). After the initial shock, the two become friends, and Elliott attempts to integrate E.T. into his family life.


E.T. is another legendary collaboration between Spielberg and composer John Williams — you really do want to see the former’s visuals, and hear the latter’s spectacular music on our big screen and speakers.


American Animals (15)

American Animals

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Saturday 20 Oct 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 57m


Bart Layton, renowned for his true crime story, The Imposter, repurposes his extraordinary powers as a documentarian to bring us this inventive twist on the classic heist movie.

Spencer Reinhard (Barry Keoghan) struggles through university, directionless and disturbed by his life’s apparent lack of meaning. But after discovering that Transylvania University’s library houses a copy of James Audubon’s The Birds of America, one of the nation’s most valuable books, he begins to wonder whether stealing it may give his life purpose. Egged on by his rebellious fellow student Warren (Evan Peters), Reinhard enlists the help of two more friends, Erik (Jared Abrahamson) and Chas (Blake Jenner), and soon embarks on a path that will culminate in one of the strangest heists in US history.

Layton seamlessly blends dramatized scenes with real-life interviews, creating a narrative that is in turns funny, moving and compelling. Meanwhile, Keoghan, as the brooding anti-hero, and Peters, as his intense and unpredictable enabler, brilliantly capture the feelings of youthful alienation that drive their hare-brained plot.


Anne Nikitin’s dark, propulsive score adds the final element, transforming this all-too-often clichéd genre into a thoughtful meditation on restlessness, masculinity and angst.

Faces Places (Subtitled) (12A)

Faces Places (Subtitled)

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Monday 22 Oct 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 34 mins


Part of the ‘A Cinematic Odyssey: Postcards from Europe’ strand.

In her first film for almost a decade and her first with a co-director, Agnès Varda explores, as the title suggests, the dynamic relationship between people and place.


In a film that seeks to reclaim the invisible and the disenfranchised, Varda and JR travel across France avoiding its cities and main roads, visiting instead its small villages and towns, in a project to photograph locals in their locales.


The resultant images are displayed, large-scale, in public – on the walls of houses, on giant shipping containers and on the sides of trains – producing spaces and objects that become strangely personified in the process.


Varda’s films have always been markedly self-reflexive, considering the act of artistic creation and the relationship between filmmaker and subject and here it is photography that provides the medium for this reflection.


In an act of cinematic memory, the photographing and exhibition of people in specific places returns us to cinema’s earliest period when filmmakers would shoot ‘factory gate’ films to screen to the workers for entertainment and the pleasure of self-recognition. In revisiting and remembering some of the people and places that form her own history, Varda reflects on art, life and death in this warm and wise film.


The film will be introduced by Dr Paul Sutton, who will stay for the end of the film for a post-screening discussion in the front-tier of the downstairs seating area.


The House With A Clock In Its Walls (12A)

The House With A Clock In Its Walls

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Tuesday 23 Oct 201813:00 Book Now
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Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 45m


Normally when you have ticks in your house its high time to call in the fumigators, but for ten-year-old orphan Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro) the mysterious ticking heart in the walls of his uncle Jonathan’s house is a sign of something altogether more supernatural.


When Lewis accidentally releases the undead sorceress Selena Izard (Renee Elise Goldsberry) from her tomb she puts plans in motion to wreak destruction upon the town of New Zebedee. Lewis must work with his uncle (Jack Black), a kindly but somewhat inept warlock, and their next-door neighbour Mrs Zimmerman (Cate Blanchett), a far more proficient witch, to thwart evil Selena’s campaign.


Director Eli Roth is famous for making adult only horror films like Cabin Fever and Hostel, so don’t expect him to fully shrug off his genre tendencies. Borrowing heavily from the visual stylings of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events and Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, The House with A Clock in Its Walls also has an unnecessarily long name and is similarly a creepy, gothic adventure for children craving something a little more ghoulish for the Halloween season.


It’s about time!


The Little Stranger (12A)

The Little Stranger

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Tuesday 23 Oct 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 51m


After stunning critics with the Oscar-winning Room, Lenny Abrahamson finally returns with this macabre adaptation of Sarah Waters’ best-selling novel.

Two years have passed since the defeat of Nazi Germany. Dr Faraday (Domhnall Gleeson), a self-made man from a working-class background, is summoned to Hundreds Hall to treat lord of the manor Roderick Ayres (Will Poulter), a disfigured veteran freighted with nightmarish memories of the war. Faraday dismisses Roderick’s ranting about supernatural forces as evidence of his psychological trauma. But as the young doctor learns more from Mrs Ayres (Charlotte Rampling) and her daughter Caroline (Ruth Wilson), he finds it increasingly difficult to reason away his patient’s ‘delusions’.

Abrahamson draws inspiration from Gothic masters Henry James and Edgar Allen Poe, forgoing jump-scares and gore in favour of a creeping fear that constantly subverts expectations. Gleeson, as the stubborn rationalist, and Wilson, as the enigmatic heiress, also deliver complex performances that mirror the psychological depth of the original novel.

The Little Stranger is as much about the darkness of the human mind as it is about ghosts and haunted mansions. Its chilling atmosphere, eerie, dilapidated sets and impressive cast combine to create a uniquely intelligent horror experience.


Sicilian Ghost Story (Subtitled) (15)

Sicilian Ghost Story (Subtitled)

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Thursday 25 Oct 201819:30 Book Now

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Film run time: 1hr 53m

Part of the ‘A Cinematic Odyssey: Postcards from Europe’ strand.

This second feature by Sicilian writer-director team Grassadonia and Piazza returns to the Mafia theme of their first, inspired by the 1993 kidnapping of a 12-year-old boy whose mafioso father broke omertà to become an informant.


Recalling Gabriele Salvatores’ Oscar nominated adaptation, Io non ho paura / I’m not Scared, which traverses similar Mafia abduction terrain, this film shares its childhood perspective on events and amplifies its fantastical elements to produce an overtly genre-bending experience, merging gothic psycho-drama, teen romance and political thriller.


Early in the film the relationship between school friends Luna (Julia Jedlikowska) and Giuseppe (Gaetano Fernandez), blossoms into romance but shortly after Giuseppe is absent from school, to the apparent disinterest of the adults, it becomes evident that he has been kidnapped. Luna attempts to organise a search, again with little adult engagement. As something of a daydreamer, she turns to her subconscious and to the world of dreams to seek out Giuseppe, as the film juxtaposes fairy-tale and myth with the harsh reality of Mafia criminality.


Luca Bigazzi’s masterful cinematography negotiates this landscape to powerful effect, plunging the viewer into the visceral depths of a film that becomes ever darker as it progresses towards its denoument.


The film will be introduced by Dr Paul Sutton, who will stay for the end of the film for a post-screening discussion in the front-tier of the downstairs seating area.


Halloween (1978) (15)

Halloween (1978)

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Friday 26 Oct 201821:00 Book Now

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Film run time: 1hr 29m

PLEASE NOTE THIS FILM HAS BEEN RECERTIFIED AS A 15


John Carpenter’s seminal horror film is rightly considered to be one of the finest in cinematic history, often imitated but never bettered.


The film can be viewed as a cautionary morality tale as well as a masterclass in suburban terror.


Jamie Lee Curtis stars as Laurie Strode, a teenage babysitter who is about to have the worst night of her life when she and her friends are terrorised by the escaped lunatic Michael Myers (aka The Shape). Co-starring screen veteran Donald Pleasence in excellent form and hot pursuit as Myers’ psychiatrist Dr Samuel Loomis.

Carpenter eked every cent out of his $300,000 budget to deliver a taught, suspenseful film full of jump scares and grisly deaths. It was filmed in full 2.35 scope to allow lots of spaces for the killer to silently emerge from, and the eerie Steadicam gives an almost dreamlike otherworldliness to the shots. John Carpenter’s soundtrack is also a masterwork, a ticking synth score that leaves you feeling anxious before the film’s even begun.


Don’t miss your chance to see this bona fide classic on the big screen.

It’s Halloween after all…and everyone is entitled to one good scare!

Hotel Transylvania 3 (U)

Hotel Transylvania 3

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Saturday 27 Oct 201811:00 Book Now
Monday 29 Oct 201814:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 37m

Join Sony Pictures’ favourite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship, so Drac can take a summer holiday from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel.


Voiced by Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez and directed by Genndy Tartakovski - famed for such animated gems as Dexter’s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls and Samurai Jack.


Once the pack leave the port, romance arises when Dracula meets the mysterious ship Captain, Ericka. Little do they know that his ‘too good to be true’ love interest is actually a descendant of Abraham Van Helsing, ancient nemesis to Dracula and all other monsters.


HT3:SV continues the positive premise that acceptance and tolerance of others’ differences is ultimately more rewarding than anger and revenge, a welcome message in these times of increasing social conflict and division. That this message is delivered by great comic acting, exceptional animation and plenty of laughs only goes to confirm Hotel Transylvania 3 as a uniquely charming family mid-summer must-see.


The Greatest Showman - Sing-along (PG)

The Greatest Showman - Sing-along

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Saturday 27 Oct 201814:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins

Film run time: 1h 45m

The same format applies for these screenings but with singalong subtitles along the bottom of the screen during the songs.

A bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life.

Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, it tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zac Efron. Directed by Michael Greacy and featuring songs by Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land).

Shot with richly lacquered pizzazz by Seamus McGarvey, the film opens with a spectacular shot of Jackman’s Barnum, silhouetted under the rafters in his signature long coat and top hat, looking like as pure a creature of theatrical bravado as the M.C. in “Cabaret.”

Beetlejuice (1988) (15)

Beetlejuice (1988)

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Saturday 27 Oct 201819:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 31m


The first of Tim Burton's many yet uniquely strange comedy-horror-fantasies (apart from Pee Wee's Big Adventure) returns in time for Halloween.


When newlyweds Adam and Barbara Maitland (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) are abruptly killed in an accident, they are condemned by a bizarre yet bureaucratic afterlife to stay in their house for 125 years, just as it is snapped up in their absence by a smug developer (Jeffrey Jones), his neurotic wife Delia (Catherine O'Hara), and their sullen goth daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder).


Proving too nice to scare away the family themselves, the Maitland’s seek help in the form of Betelgeuse (pronounced like the title) an unscrupulous and foul-minded "bio-exorcist" who quickly sets his sights on Lydia, and escape to the real world. Despite it being only his second film, the director's famous tropes emerge in full and exciting force: uninhibited fantasy (expressed through practical yet imaginative and convincing special effects) mixes with both gentle horror (though some moments are outright terrifying) and equally creative comedy (as seen in the famously incongruous use of Harry Belafonte music).

My Neighbour Totoro (1988) (U)

My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

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Sunday 28 Oct 201813:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1h 23m

With the wonderful announcement last year that Studio Ghibli’s hiatus is over, and new film, How Do You Live?, is on the way, what a perfect time (not that you ever need an excuse) to celebrate and screen the timeless My Neighbour Totoro.


When discussing the overwhelming success of animation giants, Studio Ghibli, you could never leave My Neighbour Totoro out of that conversation. It is a film that quickly began amassing a worldwide cult following in the years after its release, and the titular Totoro is very much a cultural icon.


The story follows a professor who moves house (with his two young daughters) to be nearer his wife, who is recovering from an illness in hospital. Set in post-war rural Japan, one of the girls, Mei, befriends the nearby forest’s spirit creatures, particularly the cuddly (yet-large) Totoro.


The legendary Terry Gilliam chose the film as number one on his greatest animations of all-time list, and if you come see it in its full colourful glory on our big screen, you’ll find it hard not to agree with him.


A Simple Favour (15)

A Simple Favour

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Tuesday 30 Oct 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 56m


Paul Feig (Ghostbusters, Bridesmaids) reveals his darker side in a stylish neo-noir centred around do-gooder stay-at-home-mum Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) attempting to uncover the truth about the sudden disappearance of unlikely friend Emily (Blake Lively).


Anyone familiar with Gossip Girl will know how fitting this role is for Lively, who brings a sleek performance to this sexy thriller. At first glance, the two women could not be more different— Stephanie is a mummy-vlogger whilst Emily has a high-powered fashion job and picks up her children from school in a tuxedo and stilettos. Their respective children beg for a playdate, which is how the two end up bonding over martinis in Emily’s expensive, minimalistic living room. It becomes apparent they two may not be as different as we think, but their new-found friendship comes to an abrupt halt when Emily goes missing— and the spotlight falls right on her husband, Sean (Henry Goulding, also starring in the equally mad Crazy Rich Asians).


With pitch-black humour and plenty of knots to undo, A Simple Favour unfolds into a story of secrets, loyalty and betrayals that is sure to keep you hooked.


The Witches (1990) (PG)

The Witches (1990)

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Wednesday 31 Oct 201813:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 27m


As Halloween approaches, Nicholas Roeg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic children's book provides suitable family horror.


While staying in Norway, eight-year-old Luke is let in on a dangerous secret by his grandmother: witches, disguised as middle-aged women, exist all over the world and aim to destroy children everywhere.


After being orphaned and sent to the south English coast, Luke is thrown into a direct confrontation with this threat when he stumbles onto a plot by the Grand High Witch (Angelica Huston) to turn every English child into a mouse - and matters only get worse when he himself is used as a test subject.


Largely faithful to Dahl's gleefully nasty and mischievous edge, the film stands out for Jim Henson's outstanding animatronics, which keep the characters engaging even in rodent form, and make-up effects, which still cannot contain Huston's vamping villainess. While theoretically made for children, it should be noted that the film is not afraid of outright horror - some scenes are quite intense and frightening.


Carrie (1976) (18)

Carrie (1976)

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Wednesday 31 Oct 201820:00 Book Now

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Film run time: 1hr 34m


Over 40 years after its first release, Brian de Palma's barnstorming adaptation of Stephen King's first novel (beginning his now-enormous list of contributions to horror cinema) is no less energetic or frightening with age.


Due to a mercilessly cruel and sheltered upbringing at the hands of her violently repressive fundamentalist mother (Piper Laurie), Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) is an extremely timid and unworldly girl, tormented even further by her classmates. One sympathetic student, Sue Snell (Amy Irving) attempts to improve Carrie's life by getting her a prom date, just as another girl, Chris Hargensen (Nancy Allen) schemes to ruin the event for Carrie. At the same time, Carrie's sense of powerlessness takes on a strong and dangerous form -she is suddenly able to manipulate the world around her with her mind.


With both committed performances and vivid editing (rather than distracting special effects), De Palma carefully builds tension by convincingly capturing the discomfort and hysteria of an especially downtrodden teenage girl, and then releases it in famously spectacular and visceral fashion, more than justifying the film's position as a horror landmark.

This very special screening will have a short introduction from Dr Darren Elliott-Smith.

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