Cinema

One Life (PG)

Monday 15 April 2024

7.30pm (bar opens 6.30pm)

 

 

An incredible true story of bravery and heroism – One Life features Sir Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Winton, a young London broker who, in the months leading up to the Second World War, rescued 669 children from the Nazis. Nicky visited Prague in December 1938 and found families who had fled the rise of the Nazis in Germany and Austria, living in desperate conditions with little or no shelter and food, and under threat of Nazi invasion. He immediately realised it was a race against time. How many children could he and the team rescue before the borders closed?

 

Starring Anthony Hopkins, Johnny Flynn, Lena Olin, Romola Garai, Alex Sharp, Marthe Keller, Jonathan Pryce and Helena Bonham Carter

Tickets £5 (Concessions £4)

Exhibition on Screen: John Singer Sargent

Thursday 18 April 2024

7.30pm (bar opens 6.30pm)

Directed by David Bickerstaff

 

John Singer Sargent is known as the greatest portrait artist of his era. What made his ‘swagger’ portraits remarkable was his power over his sitters, what they wore and how they were presented to the audience. Through interviews with curators, contemporary fashionistas and style influencers, Exhibition on Screen’s film will examine how Sargent’s unique practice has influenced modern art, culture and fashion.

 

Filmed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Tate Britain, London, the exhibition reveals Sargent’s power to express distinctive personalities, power dynamics and gender identities during this fascinating period of cultural reinvention. Alongside 50 paintings by Sargent sit stunning items of clothing and accessories worn by his subjects, drawing the audience into the artist’s studio.

 

Sargent’s sitters were often wealthy, their clothes costly, but what happens when you turn yourself over to the hands of a great artist? The manufacture of public identity is as controversial and contested today as it was at the turn of the 20th century, but somehow Sargent’s work transcends the social noise and captures an alluring truth with each brush stroke.

 

Step into the glittering world of fashion, scandal and shameless self-promotion that made John Singer Sargent the painter who defined an era.


Explore the unique creative process of the late 19th century’s favourite portrait artist and the way in which his portraits captured the spirit of a vibrant and rapidly changing age.

Tickets £10 (Concessions £8)

Scrapper (12)

Monday 22 April 2024

7.30pm (bar opens 6.30pm)

This vibrant and inventive father-daughter comedy follows Georgie (Lola Campbell), a resourceful 12-year-old girl who secretly lives alone in her flat in a working class suburb of London following the death of her mother. She makes money stealing bikes with her best friend Ali (Alin Uzun) and keeps the social workers off her back by pretending to live with an uncle.

 

Out of nowhere, her estranged father Jason (Harris Dickinson; Triangle of Sadness, Beach Rats) arrives and forces her to confront reality. Uninterested in this sudden new parental figure, Georgie is stubbornly resistant to his efforts. As they adjust to their new circumstances, Georgie and Jason find that they both still have a lot of growing up to do.

 

Winner of a Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Scrapper is full of spirit, humor, and formal inventiveness that sets it apart from much of British working-class cinema. Dickinson and remarkable newcomer Campbell imbue irresistible charm into this moving and frequently hilarious story of two emotionally tangled people: a grieving kid thrust into adulthood and a father in over his head.

 

Starring Lola Campbell, Alin Uzun, Cary Crankson

Tickets £5 (Concessions £4)

Clockwise (U)

Monday 29 April 2024

7.30pm (bar opens 6.30pm)

 

 

Partially shot in and around Much Wenlock in 1986.

 

Brian Stimpson (John Cleese) is the headmaster of a comprehensive (high) school in England. He sets himself, his staff, and pupils very high standards. On the way to a conference at which he is to talk, all manner of disasters strike.

 

Starring John Cleese, Alison Steadman, Penelope Wilton

Tickets £5 (Concessions £4)

Driving Madeleine (15)

Thursday 2 May 2024

7.30pm (bar opens 6.30pm)

 

 

Madeleine, 92 years old, calls a taxi to take her to the retirement home where she will be living. Charles, a disillusioned driver with a tender heart, agrees to drive by the places that affected Madeleine’s life. Through the streets of Paris, her extraordinary past is revealed. They don’t know it yet, but they will forge a friendship during this drive that will change their lives forever.

 

Starring Line Renaud, Dany Boon, Alice Isaaz

Tickets £5 (Concessions £4)

National Theatre Live: Nye (12a)

Thursday 9 May 2024

7.00pm (bar opens 6.30pm)

 

 

A new play by Tim Price
Directed by Rufus Norris

 

Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state and created the NHS.

 

Confronted with death, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill.

 

Written by Tim Price and directed by Rufus Norris (Small Island), this epic new Welsh fantasia will be broadcast live from the National Theatre.

Tickets £10 (Concessions £8)

Living (12a)

Monday 13 May 2024

7.30pm (bar opens 6.30pm)

 

 

 

An English-language adaptation of the script of “Ikiru” (1952), set in London in the 1950s. A veteran civil servant receives a medical diagnosis that inspires him to move to the south coast and cram some fun into his remaining days. He meets a sunny young female colleague who seems to have the pep that had previously escaped him.

 

Starring Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp

Tickets £5 (Concessions £4)

Close (12)

Thursday 16 May 2024

7.30pm (bar opens 6.30pm)

 

 

Thirteen-year-olds Léo and Rémi are inseparable; they spend every waking moment together, playing in the flower fields and sleeping at each other’s houses. However as they start a new school year, the pressures of early adolescence challenge their bond with unexpected and far-reaching consequences.

 

Starring Eden Dambrine, Gustav De Waele, Émilie Dequenne

Tickets £5 (Concessions £4)

Wonka (U)

Monday 20 May 2024

7.30pm (bar opens 6.30pm)

 

 

Focusing on a young Willy Wonka, prior to the events of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wonka tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.

 

Starring Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Colman, Hugh Grant

Tickets £5 (Concessions £4)