The Hall is equipped with a state-of-the-art audio-visual installation.
Screenings are held monthly, usually on Tuesdays. We show the best of modern cinema, often by independent producers mainly from the UK, Europe and USA. We also show the occasional documentary.
A year’s programme is published in September each year. Tickets are £5 on the door (under 18’s are free). Season tickets are available at a considerable discount.
Contact Jenny Bladon on 01636 636692
Tuesday 10th September 2019 – Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (15)
Annette Bening and Jamie Bell star in this captivating adaptation of the memoir by British actor Peter Turner, recounting his stranger-than-fiction romance with the legendary Hollywood star Gloria Grahame, during the last years of her life. What starts as a vibrant affair between femme fatale and young lover soon grows into a deeper relationship, which is tested to the limits by tragic events beyond their control.
Tuesday 8th October 2019
50 years ago Apollo 11 sent the first men to land on the moon. Without three brilliant African-American women working as mathematicians at NASA on the first manned space flight, none of it would have been possible. This untold true story shows how a visionary trio crossed all gender and racial lines and inspired generations.
Tuesday 19th November
Agnes Varda, who died at the age of 90 in March 2019, was a founder of the French New Wave. This final 2017 collaboration, with the young photographer JR, is a sublime celebration of people in unnamed communities, with massive printed portraits pasted in unlikely places. Magnificently moving, funny and life-affirming.
Tuesday 14th January 2020
This witty, Belle Epoque-era biopic stars Keira Knightly and Dominic West as a literary couple whose relationship rewrote social and gender rules. Colette married young and wrote the Claudine series, which became a smash hit. It was published under her husband’s name, whom she had to fight to claim her own literary rights.
Tuesday 18th February
Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in this thrilling drama in which The Washington Post races to keep up with The New York Times to expose the massive cover up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four US Presidents, exposed in the “Pentagon Papers”. Investigative journalism at its best in the age of “fake news”.
Tuesday 17th March 2020
A High Court Judge (played by Emma Thompson) is assigned a complex ethical case of family law. A young man is refusing a blood transfusion that would save his life, but goes against his religious beliefs. Still just legally a child, his fate rests in the judge’s hands. A riveting and soulful drama adapted from Ian McEwan’s novel.
Tuesday 21st April
In 1953, with their celebrity in decline, Laurel & Hardy embark upon a Variety Hall tour of Britain. Despite a slow start their adoring fans eventually turn out to witness the charm and beauty of their performances. This is a touching tribute to two of cinema’s most iconic comedy figures.
Tuesday 19th May
A renowned linguistics professor (Julianne Moore) is happily married with three grown-up children. A diagnosis of Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease finds the family bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring.
Tuesday 30th June
This is the most charming and intimate portrait of a single-class primary school in rural France and its inspirational teacher. It is one of the very finest films you are likely to see in a very long time and richly deserved its BAFTA and European Film Award.
Tuesday 8th September
It’s been three months since tough-as-nails Mildred’s daughter was murdered and she is fed up that the investigation has gone nowhere. Fuelled by grief and frustration she provokes
the local police with a series of messages plastered on billboards outside her hometown.