Author Archives: Rob Stephen

About Rob Stephen

Artist/Curator

NEXT FILM: 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Fisherman’s Friends

PLEASE NOTE: THIS FILM IS BEING SHOWN ON A SATURDAY

  • DATE: Saturday 28 September, 2019
  • GENRE: Comedy|Drama|Music
  • YEAR: 2018
  • CERTIFICATE: 12A
  • DURATION: 109m
  • LANGUAGE: English
  • DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm
  • PROGRAMME BEGINS: 7.30pm

A fast-living, cynical London music executive (Danny Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families (including Tuppence Middleton) who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he’s drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he’s forced to re-evaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means. Synopsis from film website

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