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 Derek Sayer on 01636 636421
October 23rd 2018 – SUFFRAGETTE (12)
Just 100 years from some women finally winning the vote in the UK, writer Abi Morgan and an all-star cast (Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie duff, Brendan Gleeson) provide real women’s stories in this ispiring and unforgettable film about this disgraceful chapter of history. Tickets: £5 on the door.
November 27th 2018 – Far from the Madding Crowd (12)
This 2015 romantic and spirited adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel set in 1870’s Dorset remains a gripping tale and the cast is wonderful (Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen).
Tuesday 15th January 2019 – The Florida Project (15)
This is a sublime blast of modern life. Precocious six-year old Moonee is spending her summer with a rag-tag group of friends outside the candy-floss coloured motel where she lives with her young mother, Halley. Whilst Moonee makes the most of her childhood, Halley strives to make ends meet.
Starring Brooklyn Prince, Bria Vinaite and Willem Dafoe.
Tuesday 19th February 2019 – Three Colours Blue (15)
Another sublime 5 star film from the Krzysztof Kieslowski trilogy. Juliette Binoche gives an intense and sensitive performance as the survivor of a car crash that killed her family. Despite her pain she cannot give up on life. The cinematography and score are inspired.
Tuesday 19th March 2019 – Churchill (PG)
Despite the recent hype of the “Darkest Hour”, this is a more satisfactory film as tensions mount in the 48 hours preceding D-Day. The now beleaguered Prime Minister Winston Churchill must prepare a final attempt to crush Hitler’s encroaching army. As he clashes with the Americans and his generals he wrestles with his inner demons in order to navigate the Allies to victory.
Tuesday 16th April 2019 – Where to Invade Next (15)
US documentary maker Michael Moore attacks American social policy by “invading” countries across three continents and taking back to the US policies that are proven to work well elsewhere. Sadly there is nothing left worth taking any more from the UK; but it’s a really funny take on all he discovers.
Tuesday 21st May 2019 – A United Kingdom (12A)
This fascinating biopic follows the real story of Seretse Khama, the former African royal, who controversially married an Englishwoman, Ruth Williams. He later led his nation to independence in 1966 as the first president of Botswana, despite the deliberate obstacles created by the Foreign Office.
Tuesday 18th June 2019 – Untouchable (15)
The epitome of feel-good drama and one of the most successful French films ever made. A real-life billionaire businessman was left paralysed from the neck down after a paragliding accident and advertised for a live-in carer. A young Senagalese immigrant offender with a carefree attitiude was not what he had in mind; but was exactly what he needed!
Tuesday 16th July 2019 – Loving (12)
In 1958 Mildred and Richard Loving were arrested in their home state of Virginia because mixed-race marriage was illegal. The Civil Rights movement was in its infancy and it took ten years fighting and exile to overturn the law. This is the most beautifully crafted and understated film about social injustice you are ever likely to witness.
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.