Autumn Season 2017

October 6th - December 27th

A wonderful mix of classic and modern films for you to enjoy this Autumn

NIGHT AND DAY

Friday, 6 October, 2017

A really entertaining, if somewhat fictionalised, biopic of the great songwriter Cole Porter, played by Cary Grant, and featuring a number of the timeless songs including “I Get a Kick Out of You”, “Let’s Do It” etc, etc. With Alexis Smith, Monty Woolley and Mary Martin.

Running Time:
128 minutes
Year of Release:
1946
Rated:
U

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LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD

Saturday, 7 October, 2017

Excellent documentary about Gertrude Bell, once described as “the most powerful woman in the British Empire”. With amazing archive footage.

Running Time:
95 minutes
Year of Release:
2016
Rated:
PG

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THE BLACK TENT (WILLIAM ALWYN FESTIVAL)

Thursday, 12 October, 2017

Showing as part of the William Alwyn Festival. The Black Tent is a 1956 British war film directed by Brian Desmond Hurst and starring Donald Sinden, Anthony Steel, Anna Maria Sandri, André Morell and Donald Pleasence. It is set in North Africa, during the Second World War and was filmed on location in Libya. Showings at 3pm and 6pm. All tickets £7

Running Time:
93 minutes
Year of Release:
1956
Rated:
U

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STARFISH

Friday, 13 October, 2017

A couple’s love is tested to the limit after a single unexpected event. With Joanne Froggatt and Tom Riley. Writer/director Bill Clark will be there to introduce.

Running Time:
95 minutes
Year of Release:
2016
Rated:
15

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SULLY

Saturday, 14 October, 2017

Featuring Tom Hanks, the true story of the landing of a stricken aeroplane on the Hudson River by pilot Chesley Sullenberger and followed by an extraordinary investigation.

Running Time:
96 minutes
Year of Release:
2016
Rated:
12A

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ANOTHER MOTHER'S SON

Friday, 20 October, 2017

WW2 tale of Nazi-occupied Jersey based on the true story of Louise Gould, who harboured a Russion POW. Featuring Jenny Seagrove and John Hannah.

Running Time:
103 minutes
Year of Release:
2017
Rated:
12A

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PASSPORT TO PIMLICO

Saturday, 21 October, 2017

The great Ealing comedy in which a small London community discovers it is really part of Burgundy and confronts the authorities. With Margaret Rutherford.

Running Time:
84 minutes
Year of Release:
1949
Rated:
U

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A SHOT IN THE DARK

Friday, 27 October, 2017

Classic Peter Sellers as the legendary Inspector Clouseau in this hilarious Blake Edwards production. With Elke Sommer, Herbert Lom and George Sanders.

Running Time:
102 minutes
Year of Release:
1964
Rated:
U

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BEING SHAKESPEARE

Saturday, 28 October, 2017

Simon Callow’s brilliant one man show illuminating the life and works of the great man and written by renowned Shakespeare scholar Jonathan Bate. Captivating.

Running Time:
109 minutes
Year of Release:
2011
Rated:
U

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WUTHERING HEIGHTS

Friday, 3 November, 2017

Ralph Fiennes and Juliet Binoche star in this excellent version of Emily Bronte’s classic novel. Powerful drama and great cinematography.

Running Time:
105 minutes
Year of Release:
1992
Rated:
PG

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DECEPTION

Saturday, 4 November, 2017

From Cinema Paradiso director Guiseppe Tornatore, an extraordinary and visually evocative film about art, love, loneliness, fakery and automata. With Geoffrey Rush as a celebrity auctioneer. Brilliant! Also known as “The Best Offer”. With Sylvia Hoeks and Jim Sturgess.

Running Time:
125 minutes
Year of Release:
2013
Rated:
15

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HOWARDS END

Friday, 10 November, 2017

James Ivory’s masterly production of the E.M.Forster novel with Emma Thompson, Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter, James Wilby, and Prunella Scales.

Running Time:
142 minutes
Year of Release:
1992
Rated:
PG

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CHURCHILL

Saturday, 11 November, 2017

Brian Cox and Miranda Richardson as the great man and his wife in the memorable and dramatic telling of Operation Overlord in the four days leading up to D-Day.

Running Time:
105 minutes
Year of Release:
2017
Rated:
PG

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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: FOLLIES

Thursday, 16 November, 2017

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical. All tickets £10. Doors open 6.45pm

Running Time:
? minutes
Year of Release:
2017
Rated:
?

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CAST A DARK SHADOW

Friday, 17 November, 2017

Dirk Bogarde as a heartless murderer in this taut British film noir directed by Lewis Gilbert. With Margaret Lockwood and Kay Walsh. Gripping. bw.

Running Time:
79 minutes
Year of Release:
1959
Rated:
PG

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WHISKY GALORE

Saturday, 18 November, 2017

Eddie Izzard, Gregor Fisher (Rab C Nesbitt) feature in this brave remake of the Ealing classic. A great true story which can stand up to a re-telling.

Running Time:
98 minutes
Year of Release:
2016
Rated:
PG

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MAIGRET TEND UN PIEGE

Friday, 24 November, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TeyHC7sDS0

Jean Gabin, the best Maigret actor, in this film noir version of a great Georges Simenon story set in the Paris that we like to remember. Subtitles. bw

Running Time:
119 minutes
Year of Release:
1958
Rated:
X

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MISS SLOANE

Saturday, 25 November, 2017

Excellent drama featuring Jessica Chastain and Mark Strong in a story of political lobbying and the issue of gun law in Washington DC. Is winning too big a price?

Running Time:
132 minutes
Year of Release:
2016
Rated:
15

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THE BARKLEYS OF BROADWAY

Friday, 1 December, 2017

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers together for the last time in this MGM colour movie including “They Can’t Take That Away From Me”.

Running Time:
104 minutes
Year of Release:
1949
Rated:
U

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THE THIEF OF BAGDAD

Saturday, 2 December, 2017

A special event! The classic, specatacular Douglas Fairbanks silent film directed by Raoul Walsh, accompanied live on the cinema organ by Tom Horton. bw

Running Time:
153 minutes
Year of Release:
1924
Rated:
U

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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE - YOUNG MARX

Thursday, 7 December, 2017

A new comedy by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. All tickets £10. Doors open 6.45pm

Running Time:
? minutes
Year of Release:
2017
Rated:
?

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THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE

Friday, 8 December, 2017

The keepers of Warsaw Zoo rescue hundreds of people and animals during the German occupation in 1939. With Jessica Chastain.

Running Time:
127 minutes
Year of Release:
2017
Rated:
12A

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WHITE CHRISTMAS

Saturday, 9 December, 2017

Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen team up to save the general’s Vermont Inn in the timeless Christmas classic. Father Christmas attends.

Running Time:
120 minutes
Year of Release:
1954
Rated:
U

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MEET ME IN ST LOUIS

Wednesday, 27 December, 2017

In the year leading up to the 1904 World Fair, four sisters learn lessons of life and love. With Judy Garland. “Have Yourself a Merry little Christmas”.

Running Time:
113 minutes
Year of Release:
1944
Rated:
U

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2017 Season Dates

WINTER

27th January to 15th April

SPRING

11th May to 13th July

SUMMER

28th July to 2nd September

AUTUMN

6th October to 16th December

Seasons

The Society runs three ten week seasons a year, Autumn, Winter and Spring, with films on Friday and Saturday nights. Also a five week summer season showing films on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Friday and Saturdays. There is a break of about three weeks between seasons with entertaining tours of the building being organised during those periods. Occasionally we have a one day Film Festival, recent examples being “Ealing”, “Hitchcock”, and “Westfest”. In the summer we usually have a silent film accompanied by Tom Horton at the organ.

Ticket Prices

Stalls = £6.00

Circle = £7.00

Royal Box = £15.00

Membership is required to book tickets.

Become a member

We run as a club, but there is no waiting list and anyone over 16 can join. Under 16s can attend as guests. The annual subscription is £10 but you can join for a season for £3.

Take the tour

Entertaining tours of the building are organised in our out of season periods . Click here to find out when the next one is.