Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)
May
24
4:30 pm16:30

Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who 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, their near-implosion as Mercury's lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

Winner of the Golden Globe for best Motion Picture; memorable lead performances from Oscar winner Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury and Gwilym Lee as Brian May lend authenticity to the staging of the gigs and recording sessions of the Band's many hits, culminating in a recreation of the Live Aid appearance itself ...

“... absolute joyful, fabulous entertainment that makes you forget everything else around it ...” Empire

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)
May
24
7:30 pm19:30

Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who 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, their near-implosion as Mercury's lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

Winner of the Golden Globe for best Motion Picture; memorable lead performances from Oscar winner Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury and Gwilym Lee as Brian May lend authenticity to the staging of the gigs and recording sessions of the Band's many hits, culminating in a recreation of the Live Aid appearance itself ...

“... absolute joyful, fabulous entertainment that makes you forget everything else around it ...” Empire

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Robin Nolan Trio
May
25
8:00 pm20:00

Robin Nolan Trio

With over 2 million views on Robin's youtube channel, Gypsy Jazz Secrets, Robin Nolan is without doubt the world's leading authority when it comes to passing on the knowledge of all things gypsy jazz.

He's built up a massive and ever growing fan base of musicians and music lovers alike.

Robin and his trio (including Chris Quinn) have played the Django Reinhardt festival in Samoir numerous times as headliners, he's travelled the globe for the last 2 decades taking in shows at many of the jazz world's top venues and festivals; North Sea Jazz, Montreax Jazz Festival, London's Royal Albert Hall, New York's Jazz at the Lincoln Centre to name a few.

His celebrity endorsers are a who's who of the guitar god world, "The Beatles" George Harrison named him as his favourite guitarist!! "The Rolling Stone's" Bill Wyman has had him in his band, Hank Marvin joined him for his 2018 Gypsy Jazz Secrets Australia guitar retreat.

Prepare to be amazed at Robin’s beautifully lyrical and at times breathtakingly virtuosic musicianship and to witness some of the finest, hottest guitar playing you have ever heard.

Tickets are £17.50 and spaces are limited so please book early.

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Lego Movie 2 (U)
May
26
11:30 am11:30

Lego Movie 2 (U)

It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

This much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, animation phenomenon that started it all, reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

“This effortlessly fun sequel brims with sharp jokes and catchy songs.” **** The Guardian

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All About Eve (NTLive) (12A) - 'as live'
May
26
3:00 pm15:00

All About Eve (NTLive) (12A) - 'as live'

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Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?

Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (Network, NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

All About Eve is adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L Mankiewicz and the play “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr. Ivo van Hove directs this new stage version with set and lighting design from Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and music from double Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey, alongside Tom Gibbons’ sound design. Casting is by Julia Horan CDG.

Unreserved seating - This recorded stream is 'as live'.

It is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets: £16.50 / £15.50 concessions

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Mary Queen of Scots (15)
May
31
4:30 pm16:30

Mary Queen of Scots (15)

Director Josie Rourke makes a very assured move from the theatre to the cinema screen in her feature debut, a full-blooded tale of personal and political rivalries told with wit, flair and passion. The setting may be historical but the core concerns are utterly contemporary: a tale of two “sisters” – Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie) and Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan) – caught in the middle of a power struggle between England and Scotland, Protestants and Catholics, men and women.

Cinematographer John Mathieson lends a painterly edge to the proceedings, contrasting bold sweeping landscapes with grand yet often imprisoning interiors,this film is Buoyed by Max Richter’s swirling score.

**** The Guardian

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Mary Queen of Scots (15)
May
31
7:30 pm19:30

Mary Queen of Scots (15)

Director Josie Rourke makes a very assured move from the theatre to the cinema screen in her feature debut, a full-blooded tale of personal and political rivalries told with wit, flair and passion. The setting may be historical but the core concerns are utterly contemporary: a tale of two “sisters” – Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie) and Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan) – caught in the middle of a power struggle between England and Scotland, Protestants and Catholics, men and women.

Cinematographer John Mathieson lends a painterly edge to the proceedings, contrasting bold sweeping landscapes with grand yet often imprisoning interiors, this film is Buoyed by Max Richter’s swirling score.

**** The Guardian

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Mary Queen of Scots (15)
Jun
1
1:00 pm13:00

Mary Queen of Scots (15)

Director Josie Rourke makes a very assured move from the theatre to the cinema screen in her feature debut, a full-blooded tale of personal and political rivalries told with wit, flair and passion. The setting may be historical but the core concerns are utterly contemporary: a tale of two “sisters” – Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie) and Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan) – caught in the middle of a power struggle between England and Scotland, Protestants and Catholics, men and women.

Cinematographer John Mathieson lends a painterly edge to the proceedings, contrasting bold sweeping landscapes with grand yet often imprisoning interiors, this film is Buoyed by Max Richter’s swirling score.

**** The Guardian

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Shoplifters (15)
Jun
1
4:30 pm16:30

Shoplifters (15)

After a sell out screening in March and due to popular demand, we are bringing back Shoplifters.

A marginalised band of thieves living on the poverty-stricken fringes of Japan steals the show in Hirokazu Koreeda’s masterly drama.

Understated yet ultimately deeply affecting, 2018 Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters adds another powerful chapter to director Hirokazu Koreeda’s richly humanistic filmography.

“It’s an eerily moving piece, masterfully blurring the divide between the unforgivable and understandable, finding tenderness in the bleakest and most traumatic of circumstances.” Mark Kermode – The Guardian

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)
Jun
1
7:30 pm19:30

Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who 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, their near-implosion as Mercury's lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

Winner of the Golden Globe for best Motion Picture; memorable lead performances from Oscar winner Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury and Gwilym Lee as Brian May lend authenticity to the staging of the gigs and recording sessions of the Band's many hits, culminating in a recreation of the Live Aid appearance itself ...

“... absolute joyful, fabulous entertainment that makes you forget everything else around it ...” Empire

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Fairport Convention
Jun
1
8:00 pm20:00

Fairport Convention

THIS IS A LUDLOW ASSEMBLY ROOMS EVENT HOSTED AT CASTLE HALL, BRIDGNORTH

We might be able to release some additional tickets closer to the event. If you are interest in tickets but we have sold out - please complete the form below and we will contact you if tickets become available.

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Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance.

This year’s Spring Tour will feature a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and new material.

Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim: the band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award; Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s ground-breaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time'; and their story has been celebrated with a major documentary on BBC Four television.  Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.

Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music, an evening with Fairport Convention is sure to surprise and delight you.

“Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves.” The Guardian

“Vigorous and confident...the music leapt around the room.” The Mirror

Tickets are £26.50

This is a Ludlow Assembly Rooms event hosted at Castle Hall, Bridgnorth

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Bumblebee (12A)
Jun
2
11:30 am11:30

Bumblebee (12A)

“Old School 80's Buzz“ **** The Observer

Hailee Steinfeld shines in this charming movie featuring a teen outcast and a robot disguised as a VW Beetle ...

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

This American science fiction action film centered on the Transformers character Bumblebee, is the sixth installment of the live-action Transformers film series.

Bumblebee proves it's possible to bring fun and a sense of wonder to a blockbuster franchise.

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All My Sons (NTLive) (12A) - 'as live'
Jun
2
3:00 pm15:00

All My Sons (NTLive) (12A) - 'as live'

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin).

All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong

Unreserved seating - This recorded stream is 'as live'.

It is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets: £16.50 / £15.50 concessions

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Colette (15)
Jun
7
4:30 pm16:30

Colette (15)

**** - The Telegraph

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as "Willy" (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris.

Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels.

Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionising literature, fashion and sexual expression.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Colette (15)
Jun
7
7:30 pm19:30

Colette (15)

**** - The Telegraph

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as "Willy" (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris.

Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels.

Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionising literature, fashion and sexual expression.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)
Jun
8
4:30 pm16:30

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)

“a dazzling animated caper” **** The Guardian

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, where more than one can wear the mask.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), a New York teen struggling with school, friends and, on top of that, being the new Spider-Man. When he comes across the erstwhile saviour of New York, Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), in the multiverse, Miles must train to become the new protector of his city.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse matches bold storytelling with striking animation for a purely enjoyable adventure with heart, humour, and plenty of superhero action.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Colette (15)
Jun
8
7:30 pm19:30

Colette (15)

**** - The Telegraph

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as "Willy" (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris.

Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels.

Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionising literature, fashion and sexual expression.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)
Jun
9
11:30 am11:30

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)

“a dazzling animated caper” **** The Guardian

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, where more than one can wear the mask.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), a New York teen struggling with school, friends and, on top of that, being the new Spider-Man. When he comes across the erstwhile saviour of New York, Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), in the multiverse, Miles must train to become the new protector of his city.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse matches bold storytelling with striking animation for a purely enjoyable adventure with heart, humour, and plenty of superhero action.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (RSC) 'as live'
Jun
9
3:00 pm15:00

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (RSC) 'as live'

In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.

Unreserved seating - This recorded stream is 'as live'.

It is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets: £16.50 / £15.50 concessions.

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Mamma Mia Here We Go Again! - A Life More Ordinary
Jun
11
2:00 pm14:00

Mamma Mia Here We Go Again! - A Life More Ordinary

The 'A Life More Ordinary' screenings take place in a relaxed atmosphere where people are welcome to move around and come and go as they please.

Discover Donna’s (Meryl Streep, Lily James) young life, experiencing the fun she had with the three possible dads of Sophie (Amanda Seyfriend). Sophie is now pregnant. Like Donna, she will be young when she has her baby. This is where she realizes she will need to take risks like her mother did.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again doubles down on just about everything fans loved about the original -- and my my, how can fans resist it?

The film starts at 2pm and costs £5 entry (Carers go FREE).
THERE WILL BE AN INTERVAL WITH TEA & CAKE

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Colette (15)
Jun
14
4:30 pm16:30

Colette (15)

**** - The Telegraph

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as "Willy" (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris.

Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels.

Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionising literature, fashion and sexual expression.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Burning (15) - Subtitled
Jun
14
7:30 pm19:30

Burning (15) - Subtitled

Burning is the first film in eight years from South Korea’s Lee Chang-dong, a director whose challenging, ambiguous films Oasis (2002), Secret Sunshine (2006), Poetry (2010) are the kind that grow and grow in the mind afterwards.

Jongsu (Yoo Ah-in) is an isolated young man working a menial delivery job in Seoul, when he is accosted by Hae-mi (Yun Jong-seo), a childhood friend from his home village. Hae-mi asks him to look after her cat while she's on a trip to Africa.

When Hae-mi comes back, she is accompanied by Ben (Steven Yeun), a mysterious guy she met in Africa, who reveals his secret interests to Jongsu.

Based on a skeletal short story by Haruki Murakami, Director Lee Chang-Dong patiently lures audiences into a slow-burning character study that ultimately rewards the viewer's patience and subverts many of their expectations.

This event is subtitled and is screened in Oscars. Spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Secret Gardens of Ludlow
Jun
16
12:00 pm12:00

Secret Gardens of Ludlow

30 Years in Bloom!

This year a dozen gardens, all within walking distance of the town centre, will be open to celebrate our 30th pearl anniversary. These private gardens, including five new ones, will reveal their secrets in Corve Street, Church Walk, Broad Street, Mill Street and Camp Lane. Diverse in style, setting and size, they range from 2 acres of formal design and topiary, to a tiny rose-filled courtyard or a meadow with spectacular views of Whitcliffe.

Ploughmen’s lunches on sale from 12 – 2.30 and teas from 12 – 5.00pm in Oscars at LAR. Herbs from Chelsea Gold winners The Cottage Herbery, plants from Mellington Nurseries and Vintage and Traditional Home Wares from Anna Wharton on sale in various gardens plus ice creams and Prosecco.

If you would like to help with the Secret Gardens, please complete the form below.

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Songs For You - A Life More Ordinary
Jun
18
2:00 pm14:00

Songs For You - A Life More Ordinary

ACTIVITIES FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA & MEMORY LOSS, THEIR FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND CARERS

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In association with Arts for Health, Sal Tonge, local musician, guides the group through a sing-a- long of well-known classics, closing this enjoyable hour with soft melodies. Refreshments and a friendly chat follow the session.

These sessions start at 2pm and have £2 on the door entry fee (Carers go FREE).

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CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? (15)
Jun
21
4:30 pm16:30

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? (15)

***** - The Independent

In CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turned her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).

Deftly directed and laced with dark wit, Can You Ever Forgive Me? proves a compelling showcase for deeply affecting work from Richard E. Grant and Melissa McCarthy.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? (15)
Jun
21
7:30 pm19:30

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? (15)

***** - The Independent

In CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turned her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).

Deftly directed and laced with dark wit, Can You Ever Forgive Me? proves a compelling showcase for deeply affecting work from Richard E. Grant and Melissa McCarthy.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? (15)
Jun
22
4:30 pm16:30

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? (15)

***** - The Independent

In CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turned her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).

Deftly directed and laced with dark wit, Can You Ever Forgive Me? proves a compelling showcase for deeply affecting work from Richard E. Grant and Melissa McCarthy.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (15)
Jun
22
7:30 pm19:30

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (15)

Grab your feather boa and join us to celebrate Gay Pride in Ludlow with the bright, glitzy and fabulously queer road movie Priscilla Queen of the Desert"

The usually menacing British actor Terence Stamp does a complete turnaround as Bernadette, an ageing transsexual who tours the backwaters of Australia with her stage partners, Mitzi (Hugo Weaving) and Adam/Felicia (Guy Pearce). When Mitzi and Felicia get an offer to perform in the remote town of Alice Springs at a casino, Bernadette decides to tag along.

The threesome ventures into the outback with Priscilla, a lavender-coloured school bus that doubles as dressing room and home on the road. Along the way, the act encounters any number of strange characters, as well as incidents of homophobia, while Bernadette becomes increasingly concerned about the path her life has taken.

Writer/Director Stephan Elliott’s cult film achieved an academy award for its spectacular costume designers Lizzy Gardiner and Tim Chappel. The film’s alternative aesthetic is fondly remembered. But Priscilla found mainstream appeal largely by tapping into quintessentially Australian values, such as self-deprecation, blunt humour and determination in the face of adversity.

While its premise is ripe for comedy and it certainly delivers its fair share of laughs

“Priscilla is also a surprisingly tender and thoughtful road movie with some outstanding performances” - Rotten Tomatoes

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG)
Jun
23
11:30 am11:30

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG)

"For all its mythical fire-breathing reptiles, the How To Train Your Dragon series is a coming-of-age story at heart. Hiccup, originally a kid on the cusp of adolescence and Toothless, his adorable Night Fury, have grown up incrementally with each instalment — a boy-and-his-cat-dragon duo who rank among DreamWorks Animation’s most emotionally engaging partnerships." - Empire

Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), now chief of Berk alongside Astrid (America Ferrera), has turned the island into a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia.

When the sudden appearance of Grimmel (F. Murray Abraham), a dragon hunter, threatens to disrupt the peace, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they've known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. As their true destines are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together-to the very ends of the Earth-to protect everything they've grown to treasure.

The rare trilogy capper that really works, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World brings its saga to a visually dazzling and emotionally affecting conclusion.

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ROMEO AND JULIET (ROH) - 'as live'
Jun
23
3:00 pm15:00

ROMEO AND JULIET (ROH) - 'as live'

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SHAKESPEARE’S STAR-CROSSED LOVERS ENCOUNTER PASSION AND TRAGEDY IN KENNETH MACMILLAN’S 20TH-CENTURY BALLET MASTERPIECE.

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Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.

Unreserved seating - This recorded stream is 'as live'.

It is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets: £17 / £16 concessions / £8.50 under 18’s

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Moving To The Rhythm - A Life More Ordinary
Jun
25
2:00 pm14:00

Moving To The Rhythm - A Life More Ordinary

ACTIVITIES FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA & MEMORY LOSS, THEIR FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND CARERS

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During these sessions Rachel leads participants through a series of enjoyable, gentle movements that stimulate the senses, improve mobility and socially engage the group. The session is mostly seated and includes a break for refreshments and a natter.

These sessions start at 2pm and have £2 on the door entry fee (Carers go FREE).

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Stan & Ollie (PG)
Jun
28
4:30 pm16:30

Stan & Ollie (PG)

“Stan & Ollie is a gently elegiac homage to Laurel and Hardy. With beautiful performances by Steve Coogan (as Stan Laurel) and John C Reilly (as Oliver Hardy), it is a film about friendship and loyalty as much as a comedy.” **** The Independent

Stan & Ollie pays tribute to a pair of beloved entertainers with an affectionate look behind the scenes and a moving look at the burdens and blessings of a creative bond.

Laurel & Hardy, one of the world's great comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shines through, they re-connect with their adoring fans. The tour becomes a hit, but Stan & Ollie can't quite shake the specter of Laurel and Hardy's past; the long-buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver's failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership.

A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages, they are aware that they may be approaching their swan song, trying to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Stan & Ollie (PG)
Jun
28
7:30 pm19:30

Stan & Ollie (PG)

“Stan & Ollie is a gently elegiac homage to Laurel and Hardy. With beautiful performances by Steve Coogan (as Stan Laurel) and John C Reilly (as Oliver Hardy), it is a film about friendship and loyalty as much as a comedy.” **** The Independent

Stan & Ollie pays tribute to a pair of beloved entertainers with an affectionate look behind the scenes and a moving look at the burdens and blessings of a creative bond.

Laurel & Hardy, one of the world's great comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shines through, they re-connect with their adoring fans. The tour becomes a hit, but Stan & Ollie can't quite shake the specter of Laurel and Hardy's past; the long-buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver's failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership.

A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages, they are aware that they may be approaching their swan song, trying to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Stan & Ollie (PG)
Jun
29
4:30 pm16:30

Stan & Ollie (PG)

“Stan & Ollie is a gently elegiac homage to Laurel and Hardy. With beautiful performances by Steve Coogan (as Stan Laurel) and John C Reilly (as Oliver Hardy), it is a film about friendship and loyalty as much as a comedy.” **** The Independent

Stan & Ollie pays tribute to a pair of beloved entertainers with an affectionate look behind the scenes and a moving look at the burdens and blessings of a creative bond.

Laurel & Hardy, one of the world's great comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shines through, they re-connect with their adoring fans. The tour becomes a hit, but Stan & Ollie can't quite shake the specter of Laurel and Hardy's past; the long-buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver's failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership.

A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages, they are aware that they may be approaching their swan song, trying to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Stan & Ollie (PG)
Jun
29
7:30 pm19:30

Stan & Ollie (PG)

“Stan & Ollie is a gently elegiac homage to Laurel and Hardy. With beautiful performances by Steve Coogan (as Stan Laurel) and John C Reilly (as Oliver Hardy), it is a film about friendship and loyalty as much as a comedy.” **** The Independent

Stan & Ollie pays tribute to a pair of beloved entertainers with an affectionate look behind the scenes and a moving look at the burdens and blessings of a creative bond.

Laurel & Hardy, one of the world's great comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shines through, they re-connect with their adoring fans. The tour becomes a hit, but Stan & Ollie can't quite shake the specter of Laurel and Hardy's past; the long-buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver's failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership.

A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages, they are aware that they may be approaching their swan song, trying to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck it Ralph 2 (PG)
Jun
30
11:30 am11:30

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck it Ralph 2 (PG)

Video game bad guy Ralph (John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, "Sugar Rush." In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet, the netizens, to help navigate their way, including an entrepreneur named Yesss (Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site 'BuzzzTube' and Shank (Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from "Slaughter Race" a gritty online auto-racing game, a place Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces, so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he's ever had.

Ralph Breaks the Internet levels up on its predecessor with a funny, heartwarming sequel that expands its colourful universe while focusing on core characters and relationships.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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VAN GOGH & JAPAN (EOS)
Jun
30
3:00 pm15:00

VAN GOGH & JAPAN (EOS)

“I envy the Japanese”  Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is based – VAN GOGH & JAPAN at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam – one can see why. Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art.

One cannot understand Van Gogh without understanding how Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the 19th century and the profound impact it had on artists like Monet, Degas and, above all, Van Gogh. Visiting the new galleries of Japanese art in Paris and thrn creating his own image of Japan – through in-depth research, print collecting and detailed discussions with other artists – Van Gogh’s encounter with Japanese artworks gave his work a new and exciting direction.

After leaving Paris for the south of France – to what he thought of as near to a kind of Japan as he could find – the productive and yet troubled years that followed must all be seen in the context of Van Gogh bending Japanese influences to his will and defining himself as a modern artist with clear Asian precursors.

In this little known story of Van Gogh’s art we see just how important his study of Japan was. The film travels not only to France and the Netherlands but also to Japan to further explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know of today.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets: £13.50 / £12.50 concessions

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All is True (12A)
Jul
5
4:30 pm16:30

All is True (12A)

The year is 1613, Shakespeare (Kenneth Branagh) is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife Anne (Judi Dench) and his daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war.

Written by Ben Elton, impressively cast and beautifully filmed, Director Kenneth Branagh has achieved a witty, lovely meditation on Shakespeare's legacy.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Capernaum (15)
Jul
5
7:30 pm19:30

Capernaum (15)

Winner of Grand Jury Prize at Cannes 2018

The journey of a hardened, clever and gutsy 12 year old boy, Zain, who survives through his wits on the city streets. After fleeing his negligent parents, committing a violent crime and serving a five year jail term, Zain takes care an Ethiopian refugee and her baby whilst suing his parents for the life they have given him and to assert his human rights.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes 2018, this hopeful and deeply passionate and emotional film was made by Lebanese director Labaki and made up of a non-professional cast playing characters whose lives closely parallel their own.

This event is subtitled and screened in Oscars. Spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment

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All is True (12A)
Jul
6
4:30 pm16:30

All is True (12A)

The year is 1613, Shakespeare (Kenneth Branagh) is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife Anne (Judi Dench) and his daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war.

Written by Ben Elton, impressively cast and beautifully filmed, Director Kenneth Branagh has achieved a witty, lovely meditation on Shakespeare's legacy.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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All is True (12A)
Jul
6
7:30 pm19:30

All is True (12A)

The year is 1613, Shakespeare (Kenneth Branagh) is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife Anne (Judi Dench) and his daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war.

Written by Ben Elton, impressively cast and beautifully filmed, Director Kenneth Branagh has achieved a witty, lovely meditation on Shakespeare's legacy.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Smallfoot (PG)
Jul
7
11:30 am11:30

Smallfoot (PG)

"Smallfoot effectively weaves powerful messages into a fun, heart-warming animation that is sure to appeal to audiences both young and old." - Empire

Smallfoot turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when Migo (Channing Tatum) a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn't exist, a human! News of this Smallfoot throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in an all new story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery.

This is an animated adventure for all ages with an all-star cast including James Corden, Zendaya and Danny Devito and an original score by Heitor Pereira.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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The Apartment
Jul
7
3:00 pm15:00

The Apartment

Widely regarded as a comedy in 1960, Jack Lemmon plays C.C.Baxter, a go-getting office worker who loans his tiny apartment to his philandering superiors for their romantic trysts. He runs into trouble when he finds himself sharing a girlfriend (Shirley MacLaine) with his callous boss (Fred MacMurray).

Director Billy Wilder’s customary cynicism is leavened here by tender humor, romance, and genuine pathos.

The Apartment won 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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The Apartment - A Life More Ordinary
Jul
9
2:00 pm14:00

The Apartment - A Life More Ordinary

The 'A Life More Ordinary' screenings take place in a relaxed atmosphere where people are welcome to move around and come and go as they please.

Widely regarded as a comedy in 1960, Jack Lemmon plays C.C.Baxter, a go-getting office worker who loans his tiny apartment to his philandering superiors for their romantic trysts. He runs into trouble when he finds himself sharing a girlfriend (Shirley MacLaine) with his callous boss (Fred MacMurray).

Director Billy Wilder’s customary cynicism is leavened here by tender humor, romance, and genuine pathos.

The Apartment won 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay.

The film starts at 2pm and costs £5 entry (Carers go FREE).
THERE WILL BE AN INTERVAL WITH TEA & CAKE

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Belleville Rendez-Vous (12) - Wheel2Reel
Jul
11
8:00 pm20:00

Belleville Rendez-Vous (12) - Wheel2Reel

Nominated for 2 Academy Awards, this animated film follows elderly Frenchwoman Madame Souza as she becomes involved in international intrigue when her grandson, Champion, a professional cyclist, is kidnapped and taken abroad. Joined by her faithful dog, Bruno, Souza embarks on a journey to find Champion, and stumbles across unlikely allies in the form of three sisters who are veterans of the vaudeville stage.

Tracking down Champion's criminal captors, the quartet of old women use their wits to try and win the day.

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Wheel2Reel is Ludlow’s dedicated cycling film night. It will be held every 4 months and films will be wide-ranging but will always have a cycling theme at their core. If you love cycling and love film, this is the evening for you.

Wheel2Reel – a Partnership between Ludlow Assembly Rooms and Islabikes

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Green Book (12A)
Jul
12
4:30 pm16:30

Green Book (12A)

When Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on "The Green Book" to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism and danger as well as unexpected humanity and humour, they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

Oscar Winner
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role- Mahershala Ali
Best Original Screenplay

BAFTA Winner
Best supporting Actor - Mahershala Ali

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Three Identical Strangers (12A)
Jul
12
7:30 pm19:30

Three Identical Strangers (12A)

"This documentary about triplets separated at birth is slightly sinister and very watchable"
★★★★ - The Guardian

Identical triplet brothers Robert Shafran, Eddy Galland and David Kellman didn't meet each other, let alone know about each other, until they were nineteen years old in 1980 and an astonishing coincidence brought them together. Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly became a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity, however, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret,a secret with radical repercussions for us all.

Surreal and surprising, Three Identical Strangers begins with a happy ending before going on to question the nature of reality and identity.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Green Book (12A)
Jul
13
4:30 pm16:30

Green Book (12A)

When Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on "The Green Book" to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism and danger as well as unexpected humanity and humour, they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

Oscar Winner
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role- Mahershala Ali
Best Original Screenplay

BAFTA Winner
Best supporting Actor - Mahershala Ali

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Green Book (12A)
Jul
13
7:30 pm19:30

Green Book (12A)

When Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on "The Green Book" to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism and danger as well as unexpected humanity and humour, they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

Oscar Winner
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role- Mahershala Ali
Best Original Screenplay

BAFTA Winner
Best supporting Actor - Mahershala Ali

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Green Book (12A)
Jul
14
11:30 am11:30

Green Book (12A)

When Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on "The Green Book" to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism and danger as well as unexpected humanity and humour, they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

Oscar Winner
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role- Mahershala Ali
Best Original Screenplay

BAFTA Winner
Best supporting Actor - Mahershala Ali

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Small Island (NTLive) - 'as live'
Jul
14
3:00 pm15:00

Small Island (NTLive) - 'as live'

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Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.

The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.

A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story.

Unreserved seating - This recorded stream is 'as live'.

It is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets: £16.50 / £15.50 concessions

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Songs For You - A Life More Ordinary
Jul
16
2:00 pm14:00

Songs For You - A Life More Ordinary

ACTIVITIES FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA & MEMORY LOSS, THEIR FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND CARERS

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In association with Arts for Health, Sal Tonge, local musician, guides the group through a sing-a- long of well-known classics, closing this enjoyable hour with soft melodies. Refreshments and a friendly chat follow the session.

These sessions start at 2pm and have £2 on the door entry fee (Carers go FREE).

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The White Crow (12A)
Jul
19
4:30 pm16:30

The White Crow (12A)

Inspired by the book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanaugh and adapted for screen by David Hare, 'The White Crow' tells of Soviet ballet star Rudolf Nureyev's defection to the West in Paris, 1961, skilfully sketching in his past life via flashbacks of childhood and early manhood as a tempestuous young student in Leningrad.

Dance is represented as a transcendental experience of success, of leaving behind the past and reinventing the future. Like Billy Elliot’s defection from his working-class childhood, Nureyev’s flight involves crises of loyalty with family and community. These struggles are, however, a little enigmatic and opaque with Rudolf, as portrayed by the Ukrainian ballet star and first-time actor Oleg Ivenko. Ralph Fiennes directs and gives a performance of spaniel-eyed sadness as Nureyev’s dance teacher and mentor Alexander Pushkin, with whose wife Xenia (Chulpan Khamatova), Nureyev is to have a sentimental education.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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The White Crow (12A)
Jul
19
7:30 pm19:30

The White Crow (12A)

Inspired by the book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanaugh and adapted for screen by David Hare, 'The White Crow' tells of Soviet ballet star Rudolf Nureyev's defection to the West in Paris, 1961, skilfully sketching in his past life via flashbacks of childhood and early manhood as a tempestuous young student in Leningrad.

Dance is represented as a transcendental experience of success, of leaving behind the past and reinventing the future. Like Billy Elliot’s defection from his working-class childhood, Nureyev’s flight involves crises of loyalty with family and community. These struggles are, however, a little enigmatic and opaque with Rudolf, as portrayed by the Ukrainian ballet star and first-time actor Oleg Ivenko. Ralph Fiennes directs and gives a performance of spaniel-eyed sadness as Nureyev’s dance teacher and mentor Alexander Pushkin, with whose wife Xenia (Chulpan Khamatova), Nureyev is to have a sentimental education.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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 On the Basis of Sex (12A)
Jul
20
1:00 pm13:00

On the Basis of Sex (12A)

Felicity Jones plays the real-life US supreme court justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in an inspiring drama detailing her personal struggle against injustice and prejudice.

In spite of graduating at the top of her class, Ruth is unable to find a position with a law firm because none of the firms she applies to want to hire a woman. She takes a job as a professor at Rutgers Law School, teaching "Sex Discrimination and the Law".

As she searches for the key case that will crack open the edifice of male privilege and sex discrimination, she teams up with her devoted husband Marty (Armie Hammer). Together they suceed in bringing a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.

Ginsburg’s story is undeniably fascinating, and the script, written by her nephew Daniel Stiepleman, focuses the film on the early cases of an historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.

"On the Basis of Sex is nowhere near as groundbreaking as its real-life subject, but her extraordinary life makes a solid case for itself as an inspirational, well-acted biopic." - Rotten Tomatoes

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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First Man (12A)
Jul
20
4:00 pm16:00

First Man (12A)

★★★★ - The Guardian

This screening is in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Neil Armstrongs momentous journey on the 20 July 1969.

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award winning smash, La La Land, Oscar winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for First Man, the riveting story of NASA's mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969.

Based on the book by James R. Hansen, this visceral, first-person account, explores the sacrifices and the cost on Armstrong, his family and on the nation of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

Linus Sandgren's isolating cinematograpohy results in a cinematic experience that draws the audience into the narrative and the overwhelming feeling of responsibility and peril.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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First Man (12A)
Jul
20
7:30 pm19:30

First Man (12A)

★★★★ - The Guardian

This screening is in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Neil Armstrongs momentous journey on the 20 July 1969.

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award winning smash, La La Land, Oscar winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for First Man, the riveting story of NASA's mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969.

Based on the book by James R. Hansen, this visceral, first-person account, explores the sacrifices and the cost on Armstrong, his family and on the nation of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

Linus Sandgren's isolating cinematograpohy results in a cinematic experience that draws the audience into the narrative and the overwhelming feeling of responsibility and peril.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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On the Basis of Sex (12A)
Jul
21
11:30 am11:30

On the Basis of Sex (12A)

Felicity Jones plays the real-life US supreme court justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in an inspiring drama detailing her personal struggle against injustice and prejudice.

In spite of graduating at the top of her class, Ruth is unable to find a position with a law firm because none of the firms she applies to want to hire a woman. She takes a job as a professor at Rutgers Law School, teaching "Sex Discrimination and the Law".

As she searches for the key case that will crack open the edifice of male privilege and sex discrimination, she teams up with her devoted husband Marty (Armie Hammer). Together they suceed in bringing a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.

Ginsburg’s story is undeniably fascinating, and the script, written by her nephew Daniel Stiepleman, focuses the film on the early cases of an historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.

"On the Basis of Sex is nowhere near as groundbreaking as its real-life subject, but her extraordinary life makes a solid case for itself as an inspirational, well-acted biopic." - Rotten Tomatoes

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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The White Crow (12A)
Jul
21
3:00 pm15:00

The White Crow (12A)

Inspired by the book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanaugh and adapted for screen by David Hare, 'The White Crow' tells of Soviet ballet star Rudolf Nureyev's defection to the West in Paris, 1961, skilfully sketching in his past life via flashbacks of childhood and early manhood as a tempestuous young student in Leningrad.

Dance is represented as a transcendental experience of success, of leaving behind the past and reinventing the future. Like Billy Elliot’s defection from his working-class childhood, Nureyev’s flight involves crises of loyalty with family and community. These struggles are, however, a little enigmatic and opaque with Rudolf, as portrayed by the Ukrainian ballet star and first-time actor Oleg Ivenko. Ralph Fiennes directs and gives a performance of spaniel-eyed sadness as Nureyev’s dance teacher and mentor Alexander Pushkin, with whose wife Xenia (Chulpan Khamatova), Nureyev is to have a sentimental education.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Moving To The Rhythm - A Life More Ordinary
Jul
23
2:00 pm14:00

Moving To The Rhythm - A Life More Ordinary

ACTIVITIES FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA & MEMORY LOSS, THEIR FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND CARERS

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During these sessions Rachel leads participants through a series of enjoyable, gentle movements that stimulate the senses, improve mobility and socially engage the group. The session is mostly seated and includes a break for refreshments and a natter.

These sessions start at 2pm and have £2 on the door entry fee (Carers go FREE).

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A Private War (15)
Jul
26
4:30 pm16:30

A Private War (15)

"Pike gives a thoroughly convincing performance as Colvin. A Private War offers a stirring account of the journalist’s life, career, and tragic, untimely death". - The Independent

In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado.

Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she's witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her, along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan),to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs.

Based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin, A PRIVATE WAR is brought to the screen by Academy Award nominee and critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman in his pulse-pounding narrative feature debut.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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A Private War (15)
Jul
26
7:30 pm19:30

A Private War (15)

"Pike gives a thoroughly convincing performance as Colvin. A Private War offers a stirring account of the journalist’s life, career, and tragic, untimely death". - The Independent

In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado.

Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she's witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her, along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan),to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs.

Based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin, A PRIVATE WAR is brought to the screen by Academy Award nominee and critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman in his pulse-pounding narrative feature debut.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Rock n Roll Paradise
Jul
27
7:30 pm19:30

Rock n Roll Paradise

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Rock 'n' Roll Paradise returns for their 10th successive year, taking you on a magical mystery tour through an era that changed the music world for ever.

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As the jukebox makes the choices, no two performances will be the same.  Each show will be crammed full, with the country's finest tributes to rock 'n' roll's stars including Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, The Everly Brothers, Ritchie Valens, Ricky Nelson and even the king himself – Elvis. Plus much more!

With so many stars of rock ‘n’ roll on stage in Paradise, you’re in for a rollercoaster of musical memories, whoever the jukebox chooses.  Are you ready to rock and roll with the best show on the road? The ALL NEW Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise is on its way!

This event has been kindly sponsored by South Shropshire Roofing

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A Dog's Way Home (PG)
Jul
28
11:30 am11:30

A Dog's Way Home (PG)

Based on W. Bruce Cameron's novel.

Unexpectedly separated from her owner, canine Bella (Bryce Dallas Howard) sets off on a perilous 400-mile, two year journey to get back to the safety and security of the place she calls home. Along the way, she meets a series of new friends and manages to bring a little bit of comfort and joy to their lives.

Based on the best selling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog's Way Home is a heart warming film about perseverance, empathy, and the incredibly strong bonds between dogs and their humans.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Hannah (12A)
Jul
28
3:00 pm15:00

Hannah (12A)

"In this often wordless drama, Charlotte Rampling brings an intelligent intensity to the role of a woman whose ageing husband has been jailed." - ★★★★ The Guardian

Hannah is the intimate portrait of a woman's loss of identity as she teeters between denial and reality. Left alone grappling with the consequences of her husband's imprisonment, Hannah (Charlotte Ramping) begins to unravel. Through the exploration of her fractured sense of identity and loss of self-control, the film investigates modern day alienation, the struggle to connect, and the dividing lines between individual identity, personal relationships, and societal pressures.

Co-Writen and directed by Italian film-maker Andrea Pallaoro, Hannah is a haunting portrait of a lonely, unhappy life where much of the action is almost wordless, allowing the audience to share in the quiet dispair of each perfectly enacted scene.

This event is subtitled and screened in Oscars. Spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Fisherman's Friends (12A)
Aug
2
4:30 pm16:30

Fisherman's Friends (12A)

Biographical comedy drama based on the true story about a group of Cornish Fishermen from Port Isaac who were signed by Universal Records and achieved a top 10 hit of traditional sea shanties.

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 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.

This uplifting and feelgood British picture from the producer’s of 2018’s 'Finding Your Feet' stars Daniel Mays, James Purefoy and Tuppence Middleton.

"It’s as heartwarming and wholesome as a pasty on a drizzly day in Port Isaac. And it may well take the country by storm just like the shanty men who inspired the tale." - Folk Radio

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Fisherman's Friends (12A)
Aug
2
7:30 pm19:30

Fisherman's Friends (12A)

Biographical comedy drama based on the true story about a group of Cornish Fishermen from Port Isaac who were signed by Universal Records and achieved a top 10 hit of traditional sea shanties.

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 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.

This uplifting and feelgood British picture from the producer’s of 2018’s 'Finding Your Feet' stars Daniel Mays, James Purefoy and Tuppence Middleton.

"It’s as heartwarming and wholesome as a pasty on a drizzly day in Port Isaac. And it may well take the country by storm just like the shanty men who inspired the tale." - Folk Radio

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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The Kid who would be King (PG)
Aug
3
1:00 pm13:00

The Kid who would be King (PG)

"More proof that Cornish is a wizard at re-energising tired tropes.The characters are a delight, the action sequences thrum with invention, and when it’s funny, it’s very funny indeed." ★★★★ - Empire

An epic adventure falls on bullied Alex when he discovers the legendary Excalibur, Sword in the Stone. An old legend meets the modern day as Alex unites his friends and enemies as knights so that they can help the wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart) to defeat the evil enchantress Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson). Alex must become the leader he never dreamed he could be or risk the future of Britain. Starring Louis Ashbourne Serkis, son of Andy Serkis, in the lead role.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Fisherman's Friends (12A)
Aug
3
4:30 pm16:30

Fisherman's Friends (12A)

Biographical comedy drama based on the true story about a group of Cornish Fishermen from Port Isaac who were signed by Universal Records and achieved a top 10 hit of traditional sea shanties.

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 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.

This uplifting and feelgood British picture from the producer’s of 2018’s 'Finding Your Feet' stars Daniel Mays, James Purefoy and Tuppence Middleton.

"It’s as heartwarming and wholesome as a pasty on a drizzly day in Port Isaac. And it may well take the country by storm just like the shanty men who inspired the tale." - Folk Radio

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Fisherman's Friends (12A)
Aug
3
7:30 pm19:30

Fisherman's Friends (12A)

Biographical comedy drama based on the true story about a group of Cornish Fishermen from Port Isaac who were signed by Universal Records and achieved a top 10 hit of traditional sea shanties.

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 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.

This uplifting and feelgood British picture from the producer’s of 2018’s 'Finding Your Feet' stars Daniel Mays, James Purefoy and Tuppence Middleton.

"It’s as heartwarming and wholesome as a pasty on a drizzly day in Port Isaac. And it may well take the country by storm just like the shanty men who inspired the tale." - Folk Radio

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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The Kid who would be King (PG)
Aug
4
11:30 am11:30

The Kid who would be King (PG)

"More proof that Cornish is a wizard at re-energising tired tropes.The characters are a delight, the action sequences thrum with invention, and when it’s funny, it’s very funny indeed." ★★★★ - Empire

An epic adventure falls on bullied Alex when he discovers the legendary Excalibur, Sword in the Stone. An old legend meets the modern day as Alex unites his friends and enemies as knights so that they can help the wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart) to defeat the evil enchantress Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson). Alex must become the leader he never dreamed he could be or risk the future of Britain. Starring Louis Ashbourne Serkis, son of Andy Serkis, in the lead role.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Measure For Measure (RSC) - 'as live'
Aug
4
3:00 pm15:00

Measure For Measure (RSC) - 'as live'

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"To whom should I complain?"

When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today. Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs this new production.

Unreserved seating - This recorded stream is 'as live'.

It is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets: £16.50 / £15.50 concessions.

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Red Joan (12A)
Aug
9
4:30 pm16:30

Red Joan (12A)

In a quiet suburban village, Joan Stanley (Dame Judi Dench) is enjoying a peaceful retirement. When MI5 turn up on her doorstep and arrest her, it is revealed she has been hiding an incredible past as the KGB’s longest-serving British spy.

As a student in 1930s Cambridge, young Joan (Sophie Cookson) falls in love with seductively attractive Russian saboteur Leo Galich (Tom Hughes). Through him, Joan begins to see that the world is on a knife-edge and perhaps must be saved from itself in the race to military supremacy. Post-war and working in a top secret nuclear research facility, Joan is confronted with an impossible question: Would you betray your country and your loved ones, if it meant saving them? What price would you pay for peace?

Inspired by an extraordinary true story, Red Joan is the taut and emotional discovery of one woman's sacrifice in the face of incredible circumstances. A woman to whom we perhaps all owe our freedom.

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Red Joan (12A)
Aug
9
7:30 pm19:30

Red Joan (12A)

In a quiet suburban village, Joan Stanley (Dame Judi Dench) is enjoying a peaceful retirement. When MI5 turn up on her doorstep and arrest her, it is revealed she has been hiding an incredible past as the KGB’s longest-serving British spy.

As a student in 1930s Cambridge, young Joan (Sophie Cookson) falls in love with seductively attractive Russian saboteur Leo Galich (Tom Hughes). Through him, Joan begins to see that the world is on a knife-edge and perhaps must be saved from itself in the race to military supremacy. Post-war and working in a top secret nuclear research facility, Joan is confronted with an impossible question: Would you betray your country and your loved ones, if it meant saving them? What price would you pay for peace?

Inspired by an extraordinary true story, Red Joan is the taut and emotional discovery of one woman's sacrifice in the face of incredible circumstances. A woman to whom we perhaps all owe our freedom.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Red Joan (12A)
Aug
10
1:00 pm13:00

Red Joan (12A)

In a quiet suburban village, Joan Stanley (Dame Judi Dench) is enjoying a peaceful retirement. When MI5 turn up on her doorstep and arrest her, it is revealed she has been hiding an incredible past as the KGB’s longest-serving British spy.

As a student in 1930s Cambridge, young Joan (Sophie Cookson) falls in love with seductively attractive Russian saboteur Leo Galich (Tom Hughes). Through him, Joan begins to see that the world is on a knife-edge and perhaps must be saved from itself in the race to military supremacy. Post-war and working in a top secret nuclear research facility, Joan is confronted with an impossible question: Would you betray your country and your loved ones, if it meant saving them? What price would you pay for peace?

Inspired by an extraordinary true story, Red Joan is the taut and emotional discovery of one woman's sacrifice in the face of incredible circumstances. A woman to whom we perhaps all owe our freedom.

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Yuli (15)
Aug
10
4:30 pm16:30

Yuli (15)

TYuli is the story of the first black principal dancer for the Royal Ballet in London, Carlos Acosta (nicknamed Yuli by his father). Adapted from Acosta’s autobiography ‘No Way Home’ by Paul Laverty (writer of I, Daniel Blake), the Spanish-langauge drama chronicles Acousta's life from an underprivileged, though happy, childhood in Cuba, his time at the country's National Dance School through to him joining and performing with London's prestigious Royal Ballet.

Directed by Icíar Bollaín and featuring Carlos Acosta’s own dance company, Acosta Danza, this story is beautiful and moving, reflecting Acosta’s life growing up in Cuba, his relationship with his family and father and his relationship with his country.

"The film-makers' hearts are in Havana and, yes, their enthusiasm is infectious. The genius in the film is in how each section feeds each other and indeed, needs each other (the dance comments on the drama and vice versa)and produces a wholly original and deeply affecting movie." - Rotten Tomatoes

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André Rieu - Shall We Dance?
Aug
10
7:30 pm19:30

André Rieu - Shall We Dance?

André Rieu’s annual hometown Maastricht concerts attract fans from all corners of the globe. The medieval town square is transformed into a spectacular backdrop for unforgettable concerts filled with humour, fun and emotion for all ages – and, of course, magnificent music.

This year André Rieu invites you to put on your dancing shoes for his spectacular 2019 hometown concert from Maastricht: ‘Shall we Dance?’ You can waltz the night away with André Rieu - the majestic waltz has been such an inspiration to André throughout his career that its three-four beat has become, in many ways, the rhythm of his life. And this year the maestro will bring the waltz to life in an unforgettable evening of music and dance.

Summer nights are made for dancing and this is a party you do not want to miss! Prepare to be swept off your feet by this magical celebration of dance on the big screen in the comfort of your local cinema.

Join André Rieu, his Johann Strauss Orchestra, world class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and special guests for a magical cinema experience. Audiences will be treated to behind the scenes content and an exclusive interview with André and as always, some delicious surprises. Shall we dance?

Unreserved seating - This recorded stream is 'as live'.

It is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets: £14.50 / £13.50 concessions

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Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun (U)
Aug
11
11:30 am11:30

Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun (U)

Join Peppa Pig and friends in their biggest celebration yet!

Sing and play along with Peppa and her brother George as they splash around in the mud at a festival, go to a restaurant for the very first time to celebrate Grandpa Pig’s birthday and visit the cinema to see Super Potato on the big screen.

Ten never-before-seen episodes of the popular animated series, the perfect experience for a first time trip to the cinema for pre-schoolers (and all the family!).

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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André Rieu - Shall We Dance?
Aug
11
3:00 pm15:00

André Rieu - Shall We Dance?

André Rieu’s annual hometown Maastricht concerts attract fans from all corners of the globe. The medieval town square is transformed into a spectacular backdrop for unforgettable concerts filled with humour, fun and emotion for all ages – and, of course, magnificent music.

This year André Rieu invites you to put on your dancing shoes for his spectacular 2019 hometown concert from Maastricht: ‘Shall we Dance?’ You can waltz the night away with André Rieu - the majestic waltz has been such an inspiration to André throughout his career that its three-four beat has become, in many ways, the rhythm of his life. And this year the maestro will bring the waltz to life in an unforgettable evening of music and dance.

Summer nights are made for dancing and this is a party you do not want to miss! Prepare to be swept off your feet by this magical celebration of dance on the big screen in the comfort of your local cinema.

Join André Rieu, his Johann Strauss Orchestra, world class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and special guests for a magical cinema experience. Audiences will be treated to behind the scenes content and an exclusive interview with André and as always, some delicious surprises. Shall we dance?

Unreserved seating - This recorded stream is 'as live'.

It is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets: £14.50 / £13.50 concessions

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The Wizard of Oz - A Life More Ordinary
Aug
13
2:00 pm14:00

The Wizard of Oz - A Life More Ordinary

The 'A Life More Ordinary' screenings take place in a relaxed atmosphere where people are welcome to move around and come and go as they please.

L. Frank Baum's classic tale comes to magisterial Technicolor life! The Wizard of Oz stars legendary Judy Garland as Dorothy, an innocent farm girl whisked out of her mundane earthbound existence into a land of pure imagination. Dorothy's journey in Oz will take her through emerald forests, yellow brick roads, and creepy castles, all with the help of some unusual but earnest song-happy friends who are each searching for their own goals of a brain, heart and courage.

Featuring unforgettable songs including 'Somewhere over the Rainbow' and 'We're off to see the wizard' this is an absolute masterpiece whose groundbreaking visuals and deft storytelling are still every bit as resonant today.

The Wizard of Oz is a must-see film for young and old.

The film starts at 2pm and costs £5 entry (Carers go FREE).
THERE WILL BE AN INTERVAL WITH TEA & CAKE

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Border (15)
Aug
16
4:30 pm16:30

Border (15)

exciting, intelligent mix of romance, Nordic noir, social realism and supernatural horror that defies and subverts genre conventionsAlissa Simon, Variety

Tina is a customs officer, working for a port in Sweden, with an extraordinary sense of smell – so extraordinary she can literally smell the guilt on people. A mysterious, confident and suspicious-looking man named Vore walks past her and for the first time ever her senses are challenged.

She can feel that he is hiding something and she also has a strange attraction to him. They develop a special bond and as Tina learns of Vore’s identity, she is forced to confront disturbing insights about herself and humankind.

Parts fantasy, drama and romance, based on a short story by Swedish horror writer John Ajvide Lindqvist (author of Let the Right One In).

This event subtitled film and is screened in Oscars. Spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Border (15)
Aug
16
7:30 pm19:30

Border (15)

exciting, intelligent mix of romance, Nordic noir, social realism and supernatural horror that defies and subverts genre conventionsAlissa Simon, Variety

Tina is a customs officer, working for a port in Sweden, with an extraordinary sense of smell – so extraordinary she can literally smell the guilt on people. A mysterious, confident and suspicious-looking man named Vore walks past her and for the first time ever her senses are challenged.

She can feel that he is hiding something and she also has a strange attraction to him. They develop a special bond and as Tina learns of Vore’s identity, she is forced to confront disturbing insights about herself and humankind.

Parts fantasy, drama and romance, based on a short story by Swedish horror writer John Ajvide Lindqvist (author of Let the Right One In).

This event subtitled film and is screened in Oscars. Spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Moving To The Rhythm - A Life More Ordinary
Aug
20
2:00 pm14:00

Moving To The Rhythm - A Life More Ordinary

ACTIVITIES FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA & MEMORY LOSS, THEIR FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND CARERS

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During these sessions Rachel leads participants through a series of enjoyable, gentle movements that stimulate the senses, improve mobility and socially engage the group. The session is mostly seated and includes a break for refreshments and a natter.

These sessions start at 2pm and have £2 on the door entry fee (Carers go FREE).

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Wild Rose (15)
Aug
23
4:30 pm16:30

Wild Rose (15)

Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley) is fresh out of prison and bursting with raw talent. A mother to two children and forced to take a cleaning job, all she dreams of is leaving Glasgow and becoming a country music star.

Having cared for her children and gone through the stress of her prison sentence, Rose-Lynn’s mother Marion (Julie Walters) has had enough of her dreams. Meanwhile, an unlikely hero is found in the middle-class woman for whom Rose-Lynn is cleaning for.

A gritty feelgood story of dreams of Nashville glory, of mothers and daughters and of “three chords and the truth”.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Everybody Knows (15)
Aug
23
7:30 pm19:30

Everybody Knows (15)

Laura travels with her two children from their home in Buenos Aires to her hometown - a Spanish village just outside Madrid – to celebrate her sister’s wedding. However, a joyful reunion takes an unexpected turn of events when Laura’s eldest daughter goes missing during the wedding party and dark, buried secrets are brought out into the open along with old grudges being brought to the surface.

Spanish-language psychological thriller from the acclaimed and multi-award winning Iranian writer and director of A Separation and The Salesman, Asghar Farhadi. Starring Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Captain Marvel (12A)
Aug
24
1:00 pm13:00

Captain Marvel (12A)

In a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Brie Larson stars as one of the universe’s most powerful heroes – Captain Marvel.

Set in 1995, earth becomes caught in the middle of a galactic war between the Krees and the Skrulls. Extraterrestrial Kree warrior, Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) has recurring memories of life as U.S. Air Force pilot, Carol Danvers and with help from S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) she sets out to uncover the truth about her past, whilst harnessing her superpowers to end the war with the Skrulls.

“As a Nick Fury buddy comedy, it’s fun. As a feminist fable it’s essential. This takes a while to really get going, but when Carol Danvers takes off she is unstoppable.“ ★★★★ - Empire

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Everybody Knows (15)
Aug
24
4:30 pm16:30

Everybody Knows (15)

Laura travels with her two children from their home in Buenos Aires to her hometown - a Spanish village just outside Madrid – to celebrate her sister’s wedding. However, a joyful reunion takes an unexpected turn of events when Laura’s eldest daughter goes missing during the wedding party and dark, buried secrets are brought out into the open along with old grudges being brought to the surface.

Spanish-language psychological thriller from the acclaimed and multi-award winning Iranian writer and director of A Separation and The Salesman, Asghar Farhadi. Starring Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Wild Rose (15)
Aug
24
7:30 pm19:30

Wild Rose (15)

Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley) is fresh out of prison and bursting with raw talent. A mother to two children and forced to take a cleaning job, all she dreams of is leaving Glasgow and becoming a country music star.

Having cared for her children and gone through the stress of her prison sentence, Rose-Lynn’s mother Marion (Julie Walters) has had enough of her dreams. Meanwhile, an unlikely hero is found in the middle-class woman for whom Rose-Lynn is cleaning for.

A gritty feelgood story of dreams of Nashville glory, of mothers and daughters and of “three chords and the truth”.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Captain Marvel (12A)
Aug
25
11:30 am11:30

Captain Marvel (12A)

In a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Brie Larson stars as one of the universe’s most powerful heroes – Captain Marvel.

Set in 1995, earth becomes caught in the middle of a galactic war between the Krees and the Skrulls. Extraterrestrial Kree warrior, Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) has recurring memories of life as U.S. Air Force pilot, Carol Danvers and with help from S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) she sets out to uncover the truth about her past, whilst harnessing her superpowers to end the war with the Skrulls.

“As a Nick Fury buddy comedy, it’s fun. As a feminist fable it’s essential. This takes a while to really get going, but when Carol Danvers takes off she is unstoppable.“ ★★★★ - Empire

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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The Lehman Trilogy (NTLive) 'as live'
Aug
25
3:00 pm15:00

The Lehman Trilogy (NTLive) 'as live'

By Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power
directed by Sam Mendes

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.

Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.

On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.

163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.

This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.

Unreserved seating - This recorded stream is 'as live'.

It is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets: £16.50 / £15.50 concessions

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Songs For You - A Life More Ordinary
Aug
27
2:00 pm14:00

Songs For You - A Life More Ordinary

ACTIVITIES FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA & MEMORY LOSS, THEIR FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND CARERS

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In association with Arts for Health, Sal Tonge, local musician, guides the group through a sing-a- long of well-known classics, closing this enjoyable hour with soft melodies. Refreshments and a friendly chat follow the session.

These sessions start at 2pm and have £2 on the door entry fee (Carers go FREE).

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At Eternity's Gate (12A)
Aug
30
4:30 pm16:30

At Eternity's Gate (12A)

★★★★ - Rolling Stone

Earning him an Oscar® nomination, Willem Dafoe is mesmerising as Vincent van Gogh and artist who despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world's most beloved and stunning works of art.

Covering his time in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, we find a complex, troubled soul who is seeking a new visual language, while also struggling to make sense of himself and his connection to those around him, including Paul Gaugain (Oscar Isaac) and a confiding priest (Mads Mikkelsen).

This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh's letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay and moments that are just plain invented.

Shot with a painter’s eye, Director and Academy Award Nominee Julian Schnabel once again shows his talent for working with complex biography and the lives of artists as in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and Basquiat.

This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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At Eternity's Gate (12A)
Aug
30
7:30 pm19:30

At Eternity's Gate (12A)

★★★★ - Rolling Stone

Earning him an Oscar® nomination, Willem Dafoe is mesmerising as Vincent van Gogh and artist who despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world's most beloved and stunning works of art.

Covering his time in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, we find a complex, troubled soul who is seeking a new visual language, while also struggling to make sense of himself and his connection to those around him, including Paul Gaugain (Oscar Isaac) and a confiding priest (Mads Mikkelsen).

This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh's letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay and moments that are just plain invented.

Shot with a painter’s eye, Director and Academy Award Nominee Julian Schnabel once again shows his talent for working with complex biography and the lives of artists as in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and Basquiat.

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The Beach Boys Tribute Show
Aug
31
7:30 pm19:30

The Beach Boys Tribute Show

If you like the Beach Boys® songs, you will love this band!

Guaranteed to leave everyone with a smile on their face, a song in their heart and a truly memorable live music experience to cherish, this is a show you do not want to miss. 

The performers of this extravaganza express, Beach Boyz Tribute Band deliver a stunning show of technicolour harmonies that will take your breath away.

Hear chart hits from America’s biggest pop band ever including: God Only Knows - Good Vibrations - I Get Around - Surfin’ USA - Fun Fun Fun - California Girls - Sloop John B and many more that you will surely know and by the end of the evening learn to love.

This event has been kindly sponsored by South Shropshire Roofing

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Amazing Grace (U)
Sep
6
4:30 pm16:30

Amazing Grace (U)

"Amazing Grace is, without a doubt, one of the finest music documentaries ever" - ★★★★ The Guardian

The queen of soul didn’t want this film of a two-night recording session to be seen, but it’s a spine-tingling sensation.

In 1972, following a string of hits and Grammy awards, Aretha Franklin decided her next project would be a return to her roots. The daughter of a Detroit preacher, Franklin secured the New Bethel Baptist church in Los Angeles for a recording session, and the result was Amazing Grace, her most successful album and the top-selling gospel recording of all time.

The musical director is the affable Rev James Cleveland, who also sings and plays piano. The Southern California Community Choir, decked out in shiny silver vests, is led by its enthusiastic conductor, Rev Alexander Hamilton. The remainder of the group include top session men, such as Bernard “Pretty” Purdie on drums and Chuck Rainey on bass. But this isn’t a studio, it’s a church loaded with sound gear and a team of cameramen buzzing around.

Four decades on, Amazing Grace offers an abundance of time-capsule treasures – the clothing, the dancing, the very visible camera gear. Pollack skitters around, pointing at members of the crowd with a “shoot that” urgency to members of his camera crew.

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Bel Canto (15)
Sep
6
7:30 pm19:30

Bel Canto (15)

Based on Ann Patchett's best-selling novel, BEL CANTO is a dramatic love story that follows famous soprano Roxanne Coss (Julianne Moore) who travels to a military dictatorship in South America to give a private concert at a party for Hosokawa (Ken Watanabe), a wealthy Japanese industrialist.

Just as the glittering gathering of diplomats and politicians convenes, the mansion is taken over by a guerrilla rebel group demanding the release of their imprisoned comrades. Threats are made, lives are lost, a tense negotiation begins, and a month long standoff ensues.

While they are confined to the house, the hostages and their captors, who speak different languages, are forced to find ways to communicate. Music, especially the beautiful arias performed by Moore's character, a songbird in captivity, sparks a shared sense of comradeship and even love, uniting the disparate housemates as they form unexpected bonds, overcome their differences, and discover their shared humanity.

"Unlike most hostage dramas, this film isn't about survival, cruelty, or escape; it's a powerfully moving, beautiful story about shared humanity revealed by time and close quarters." - Common Sense Media

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Bel Canto (15)
Sep
7
4:30 pm16:30

Bel Canto (15)

Based on Ann Patchett's best-selling novel, BEL CANTO is a dramatic love story that follows famous soprano Roxanne Coss (Julianne Moore) who travels to a military dictatorship in South America to give a private concert at a party for Hosokawa (Ken Watanabe), a wealthy Japanese industrialist.

Just as the glittering gathering of diplomats and politicians convenes, the mansion is taken over by a guerrilla rebel group demanding the release of their imprisoned comrades. Threats are made, lives are lost, a tense negotiation begins, and a month long standoff ensues.

While they are confined to the house, the hostages and their captors, who speak different languages, are forced to find ways to communicate. Music, especially the beautiful arias performed by Moore's character, a songbird in captivity, sparks a shared sense of comradeship and even love, uniting the disparate housemates as they form unexpected bonds, overcome their differences, and discover their shared humanity.

"Unlike most hostage dramas, this film isn't about survival, cruelty, or escape; it's a powerfully moving, beautiful story about shared humanity revealed by time and close quarters." - Common Sense Media

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Amazing Grace (U)
Sep
7
7:30 pm19:30

Amazing Grace (U)

"Amazing Grace is, without a doubt, one of the finest music documentaries ever" - ★★★★ The Guardian

The queen of soul didn’t want this film of a two-night recording session to be seen, but it’s a spine-tingling sensation.

In 1972, following a string of hits and Grammy awards, Aretha Franklin decided her next project would be a return to her roots. The daughter of a Detroit preacher, Franklin secured the New Bethel Baptist church in Los Angeles for a recording session, and the result was Amazing Grace, her most successful album and the top-selling gospel recording of all time.

The musical director is the affable Rev James Cleveland, who also sings and plays piano. The Southern California Community Choir, decked out in shiny silver vests, is led by its enthusiastic conductor, Rev Alexander Hamilton. The remainder of the group include top session men, such as Bernard “Pretty” Purdie on drums and Chuck Rainey on bass. But this isn’t a studio, it’s a church loaded with sound gear and a team of cameramen buzzing around.

Four decades on, Amazing Grace offers an abundance of time-capsule treasures – the clothing, the dancing, the very visible camera gear. Pollack skitters around, pointing at members of the crowd with a “shoot that” urgency to members of his camera crew.

This event is subtitled and screened in Oscars. Spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Missing Link (PG)
Sep
8
11:30 am11:30

Missing Link (PG)

"Another beautifully animated triumph for Laika, Missing Link is a visual treat with lots of humor, plenty of heart, and even a little food for thought." - Rotten Tomatoes

Meet Mr. Link (Zach Galifianakis): 8 feet tall, 630 lbs, and covered in fur, but don't let his appearance fool you, he is funny, sweet, and adorably literal, making him the world's most lovable legend!

Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Link recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman) to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight (Zoe Saldana), our fearless trio of explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril as they travel to the far reaches of the world to help their new friend. Through it all, the three learn that sometimes you can find a family in the places you least expect.

Missing Link is a bigfoot adventure in the style of Indiana Jones from slick stop-motion animation studio LAIKA whose recent offerings include 'Kubo and the Two Strings' and 'Box Trolls'. This lovingly crafted family movie brims with visual charm and energy.

Their beautiful sets bring to life a magical world where the period detail is beyond gorgeous.

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Bel Canto (15)
Sep
8
3:00 pm15:00

Bel Canto (15)

Based on Ann Patchett's best-selling novel, BEL CANTO is a dramatic love story that follows famous soprano Roxanne Coss (Julianne Moore) who travels to a military dictatorship in South America to give a private concert at a party for Hosokawa (Ken Watanabe), a wealthy Japanese industrialist.

Just as the glittering gathering of diplomats and politicians convenes, the mansion is taken over by a guerrilla rebel group demanding the release of their imprisoned comrades. Threats are made, lives are lost, a tense negotiation begins, and a month long standoff ensues.

While they are confined to the house, the hostages and their captors, who speak different languages, are forced to find ways to communicate. Music, especially the beautiful arias performed by Moore's character, a songbird in captivity, sparks a shared sense of comradeship and even love, uniting the disparate housemates as they form unexpected bonds, overcome their differences, and discover their shared humanity.

"Unlike most hostage dramas, this film isn't about survival, cruelty, or escape; it's a powerfully moving, beautiful story about shared humanity revealed by time and close quarters." - Common Sense Media

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The Ladykillers - A Life More Ordinary
Sep
10
2:00 pm14:00

The Ladykillers - A Life More Ordinary

The 'A Life More Ordinary' screenings take place in a relaxed atmosphere where people are welcome to move around and come and go as they please.

Music Professor Marcus (Alec Guinness) rents a London flat from sweet old Mrs Wilberforce (Katie Johnson). He tells her that, from time to time, several other musicians will visit in order to rehearse. In truth, Guinness can't play a note, nor can his visitors: he's a criminal mastermind, holding court over a gang of thieves, including the likes of punkish Harry (Peter Sellers), homicidal Louis (Herbert Lom) and punchdrunk One-Round (Danny Green). The gang uses Professor Marcus' flat as headquarters as they conceive a daring £60,000 robbery.

After pulling off the job, the gang stuffs the loot in a railway station locker. To avoid detection, Marcus convinces the ever-trusting Mrs Wilberforce to pick up the money. Through a series of comic complications she returns home with a police escort, with neither the woman nor the police suspecting that she's carrying a fortune in her suitcase. Mistakenly believing that Mrs Wilberforce has ratted on them, the gang reluctantly plans to eliminate her.

Often referred to as the greatest crime caper film of all time, The Ladykillers won an Oscar nomination for William Rose's screenplay, and a BFA award for veteran character actress Johnson.

The film starts at 2pm and costs £5 entry (Carers go FREE).
THERE WILL BE AN INTERVAL WITH TEA & CAKE

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3 Faces (15)
Sep
13
4:30 pm16:30

3 Faces (15)

Observational, insightful, and ultimately powerful, 3 Faces adds another quietly thought-provoking chapter to writer-director Jafar Panahi's filmography.

Well-known actress Behnaz Jafari is distraught by a provincial girl's video plea for help, oppressed by her family to not pursue her studies at the Tehran drama conservatory. Behnaz abandons her shoot and turns to filmmaker Jafar Panahi to help solve the mystery of the young girl's troubles.

They travel by car to the rural northwest where they have amusing encounters with the charming folk of the girl's mountain village. But the city visitors soon discover that the protection of age-old traditions is as generous as local hospitality.

A road movie that opens into a political allegory, “3 Faces” is filled with unexpected turns. It is the latest from the Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, a master of narrative diversion, who again has taken the twinned roles of director and driver, as he did in the documentary “Taxi” (2015). Here, playing himself, or a version of the filmmaker Jafar Panahi, he spends a large part of the movie behind the wheel of an S.U.V., motoring through the Iranian countryside to help an actress find a missing, possibly dead woman. They succeed but also find other women, including one who’s a ghost in a haunted world.

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3 Faces (15)
Sep
13
7:30 pm19:30

3 Faces (15)

Observational, insightful, and ultimately powerful, 3 Faces adds another quietly thought-provoking chapter to writer-director Jafar Panahi's filmography.

Well-known actress Behnaz Jafari is distraught by a provincial girl's video plea for help, oppressed by her family to not pursue her studies at the Tehran drama conservatory. Behnaz abandons her shoot and turns to filmmaker Jafar Panahi to help solve the mystery of the young girl's troubles.

They travel by car to the rural northwest where they have amusing encounters with the charming folk of the girl's mountain village. But the city visitors soon discover that the protection of age-old traditions is as generous as local hospitality.

A road movie that opens into a political allegory, “3 Faces” is filled with unexpected turns. It is the latest from the Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, a master of narrative diversion, who again has taken the twinned roles of director and driver, as he did in the documentary “Taxi” (2015). Here, playing himself, or a version of the filmmaker Jafar Panahi, he spends a large part of the movie behind the wheel of an S.U.V., motoring through the Iranian countryside to help an actress find a missing, possibly dead woman. They succeed but also find other women, including one who’s a ghost in a haunted world.

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Wonder Park (PG)
Sep
15
11:30 am11:30

Wonder Park (PG)

An optimistic and brilliantly science-minded young girl called June discovers a magnificent amusement park hidden away in the woods. Despite being full of fantastical rides and funny, talking animals the park is in total disarray. Realising the park has come from her wildly creative imagination, June determines she is the only one who can fix it and so she bands together with the hilarious animals to save the place.

Colourful, energetic and refreshing animation about discovery and the transition between the world of imagination and reality.

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Styx (12A)
Sep
15
3:00 pm15:00

Styx (12A)

A riveting and exhilarating drama about the transformation of a strong woman whose psychological, physical and moral limits are pushed to their limit.

A doctor embarks on a solo sailing trip to Ascension Island in the Atlantic. Her contented world is turned upside down when she encounters a group of refugees shipwrecked on the high seas. When she realises she is the only person to come to their aid she has to make a momentous decision and slips from one nightmare to the next whilst realising there is no way to defeat real life’s cruelties. An allegory of modern culture’s indifference in the face of marginalised suffering.

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Moving To The Rhythm - A Life More Ordinary
Sep
17
2:00 pm14:00

Moving To The Rhythm - A Life More Ordinary

ACTIVITIES FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA & MEMORY LOSS, THEIR FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND CARERS

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During these sessions Rachel leads participants through a series of enjoyable, gentle movements that stimulate the senses, improve mobility and socially engage the group. The session is mostly seated and includes a break for refreshments and a natter.

These sessions start at 2pm and have £2 on the door entry fee (Carers go FREE).

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Tolkien (12A)
Sep
20
4:30 pm16:30

Tolkien (12A)

Exploring the formative years of the renowned author J.R.R Tolkien's (Nicholas Hoult) life, Finnish director Dome Karukoski focuses on Tolkien’ journey from from his childhood with brother Hilary in a Birmingham orphanage to his days studying at Oxford university. Within this narrative are explored three interlinked themes: first is one of friendship, as Tolkien forms lasting bonds with fellow pupils in boisterous scenes that recall the thirst for art and life in Dead Poets Society; second is one of love, the young Tolkien falling for fellow boarder Edith Bratt (Lily Collins), a romance that is pure and enduring; and the third one of creative endeavour, as Tolkien evolves from academic to author, not always an easy transition.

Within this linear life story are cross-cut harrowing scenes from Tolkien’s brutal experiences on the battlefields of the Somme during World War I. This is where Karukoski’s film particularly impresses, raging flames transform i