Author Archives: Rob Stephen

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SCREENING CANCELLED

Following advice from the government, health services and cinema organisations regarding COVID-19, we have reluctantly decided to cancel our screening of Men Who Swim on Friday 13 March.

We are aware that a proportion of our audience falls into the higher risk category and their health and well-being is our primary concern.

Based on current information, postponing seems to be the most sensible option,

We will update on future screenings as things progress.

Apologies to anyone planned to attend.

NEXT TWO FILMS: 04.03.2020 – FREE Vintage Matinee | 13.03.2020 – Men Who Swim

Wednesday, 04 March, 2020: FREE vintage Matinee

  • DATE: Wednesday 04 March, 2020
  • GENRE: Drama|Romance
  • YEAR: 2000
  • CERTIFICATE: 12
  • DURATION: 121m
  • LANGUAGE: English
  • DOORS OPEN: 1.00pm
  • PROGRAMME BEGINS: 1.30pm

Friday, 13 March, 2020: Men Who Swim

  • DATE: Friday 04 March, 2020
  • GENRE: Documentary
  • YEAR: 2010
  • CERTIFICATE: 12
  • DURATION: 71m
  • LANGUAGE: Swedish with English subtitles
  • DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm
  • PROGRAMME BEGINS: 7.30pm

OK, perfect premise, right? Bored and frustrated men in their mid-life crisis years turn to an extremely unlikely group activity – synchronized swimming – and give it a go. Hilarity ensues.The only thing is, this really happened. Welshman Dylan Williams, a film and television professional, marries and moves to Sweden, where he not only doesn’t speak the language, but can’t get a decent job, and doesn’t have any friends. As he learns the language, the job front improves nominally, but his big breakthrough is social: He joins a club, and finds that friendship blossoms in a motley crew of misfits who have decided to persuade a journalist and author on the subject to teach them synchronized swimming. At first the novelty attracts some viewers interested enough to shell out a bit to watch them go through their paces. Eventually, though, routine sets in, real-life problems take precedence, spectators lose interest, tempers flare, and the men have to admit to themselves that not only are they not very good, but they also have reached the limits of their, and their trainer’s, capabilities. What then? That’s where the film starts to get really interesting … synopsis from www.imdb.com

WATCH TRAILER HERE

Downton Abbey

  • DATE: Friday 28 February, 2020
  • GENRE: Drama|Romance
  • YEAR: 2019
  • CERTIFICATE: PG
  • DURATION: 122m
  • LANGUAGE: English
  • DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm
  • PROGRAMME BEGINS: 7.30pm

DOWNTON ABBEY, becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance. Written by series creator Julian Fellowes and starring the original cast. Synopsis from www.focusfeatures.com

WATCH TRAILER HERE

05.02.20 – FREE Vintage Matinee | 14.02.20 – Valentine’s Day

05 February 2020: FREE Vintage Matinee

  • DATE: Wednesday 05 February, 2020
  • GENRE: Comedy|Romance
  • YEAR: 1940
  • CERTIFICATE: U
  • DURATION: 112m
  • LANGUAGE: English
  • DOORS OPEN: 1.00pm
  • PROGRAMME BEGINS: 1.30pm

14 February 2020: Valentine’s Day

  • DATE: Friday 14 February, 2020
  • GENRE: Comedy|Romance
  • YEAR: 2010
  • CERTIFICATE: 12
  • DURATION: 125m
  • LANGUAGE: English
  • DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm
  • PROGRAMME BEGINS: 7.30pm

More than a dozen Angelenos navigate Valentine’s Day from early morning until midnight. Three couples awake together, but each relationship will sputter; are any worth saving? A grade-school boy wants flowers for his first true love; two high school seniors plan first-time sex at noon; a TV sports reporter gets the assignment to find romance in LA; a star quarterback contemplates his future; two strangers meet on a plane; grandparents, together for years, face a crisis; and, an “I Hate Valentine’s Day” dinner beckons the lonely and the lied to. Can Cupid finish his work by midnight?. Synopsis from http://www.imdb.com

WATCH TRAILER HERE

The Cotton Club

  • DATE: Friday 06 December, 2019
  • GENRE: Crime|Drama|Music
  • YEAR: 1985
  • CERTIFICATE: 15
  • DURATION: 127m
  • LANGUAGE: English
  • DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm
  • PROGRAMME BEGINS: 7.30pm

The movie takes place in New York in the 1920s and 1930s, where Irish and Jewish gangsters battled the Italians for the rackets. Most of their intrigues were played out in public, in flashy settings like the Cotton Club, a Harlem nightclub that featured the nation’s most talented black entertainers on stage — playing before an all-white audience. By telling us two love stories, Coppola shows us both sides of that racial divide. He begins by introducing Dixie Dwyer (Richard Gere), a good-looking young musician who saves the life of a gangster and is immediately recruited into the hood’s inner circle. There he meets the gangster’s teenage girlfriend (Diane Lane), and they immediately fall in love — but secretly, because they’ll live longer that way. Then we meet Sandman Williams (Gregory Hines), a black tap dancer who dreams of appearing at the Cotton Club, and falls in love with a member of the chorus line (Lonette McKee), a mulatto who talks about her secret life among people who think she is white. Synopsis from www.rogerebert.com

WATCH TRAILER HERE


04 December, 2019: FREE Vintage Matinee

  • DATE: Wednesday 04 December, 2019
  • GENRE: Comedy|Musical|Romance
  • YEAR: 1953
  • CERTIFICATE: U
  • DURATION: 89m
  • LANGUAGE: English
  • DOORS OPEN: 1.00pm
  • PROGRAMME BEGINS: 1.30pm

Bohemian Rhapsody

SPECIAL CHARITY PRESENTATION ON BEHALF OF DENBIGH, RUTHIN & DISTRICT SOROPTIMISTS

  • DATE: Friday 22 November, 2019
  • GENRE: Drama|Biography|Music
  • YEAR: 2018
  • CERTIFICATE: 12A
  • DURATION: 134m
  • LANGUAGE: English
  • DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm
  • PROGRAMME BEGINS: 7.30pm

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day. Synopsis from www.imdb.com

WATCH TRAILER HERE

Free Vintage Matinee & The Sisters Brothers

08 November, 2019: THE SISTERS BROTHERS

  • DATE: Friday 08 November, 2019
  • GENRE: Drama|Western|Comedy
  • YEAR: 2018
  • CERTIFICATE: 15
  • DURATION: 121m
  • LANGUAGE: English
  • DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm
  • PROGRAMME BEGINS: 7.30pm

John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix blaze a trail of action, adventure and sly wit as Charlie and Eli Sisters, notorious sibling assassins who are hired to kill a gold prospector accused of stealing from their tyrannical boss in the Old West. Based on the award-winning novel by Patrick deWitt, this gritty western is a wildly chaotic ride from start to finish. Synopsis from film website

WATCH TRAILER HERE


06 November, 2019: FREE VINTAGE MATINEE

  • DATE: Wednesday 06 November, 2019
  • GENRE: Action|Adventure|Thriller
  • YEAR: 1963
  • CERTIFICATE: PG
  • DURATION: 122m
  • LANGUAGE: English
  • DOORS OPEN: 1.00pm
  • PROGRAMME BEGINS: 1.30pm

The Greatest Showman (Singalong Version)

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Doors open 6.30pm. Film starts 7.00pm

  • DATE: Friday 01 November, 2019
  • GENRE: Drama|Musical
  • YEAR: 2017
  • CERTIFICATE: PG
  • DURATION: 102m
  • LANGUAGE: English
  • DOORS OPEN: 6.30pm
  • PROGRAMME BEGINS: 7.00pm

Orphaned, penniless but ambitious and with a mind crammed with imagination and fresh ideas, the American Phineas Taylor Barnum will always be remembered as the man with the gift to effortlessly blur the line between reality and fiction. Thirsty for innovation and hungry for success, the son of a tailor will manage to open a wax museum but will soon shift focus to the unique and peculiar, introducing extraordinary, never-seen-before live acts on the circus stage. Some will call Barnum’s wide collection of oddities, a freak show; however, when the obsessed showman gambles everything on the opera singer Jenny Lind to appeal to a high-brow audience, he will somehow lose sight of the most important aspect of his life: his family. Will Barnum risk it all to be accepted? Synopsis from imdb.com

WATCH TRAILER HERE

Mary Poppins Returns

  • DATE: Friday 25 October, 2019
  • GENRE: Musical|Fantasy|Adventure
  • YEAR: 2018
  • CERTIFICATE: U
  • DURATION: 127m
  • LANGUAGE: English
  • DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm
  • PROGRAMME BEGINS: 7.30pm

Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) and his siter Jane (Emily Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Julie Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Meryl Streep). Synopsis from www.rottentomatoes.com

WATCH TRAILER HERE

The Shoplifters

  • DATE: Friday 11 October, 2019
  • GENRE: Crime|Drama
  • YEAR: 2018
  • CERTIFICATE: 15
  • DURATION: 121m
  • LANGUAGE: Japanese with English subtitles
  • DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm
  • PROGRAMME BEGINS: 7.30pm

On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft and playful grifting. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence and test their quietly radical belief that it is love—not blood—that defines a family. Synopsis from the film website

WATCH TRAILER HERE