A wonderful mix of classic and modern films for you to enjoy this Autumn
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.
Excellent documentary about Gertrude Bell, once described as “the most powerful woman in the British Empire”. With amazing archive footage.
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
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.
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.
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.
The great Ealing comedy in which a small London community discovers it is really part of Burgundy and confronts the authorities. With Margaret Rutherford.
Classic Peter Sellers as the legendary Inspector Clouseau in this hilarious Blake Edwards production. With Elke Sommer, Herbert Lom and George Sanders.
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.
Ralph Fiennes and Juliet Binoche star in this excellent version of Emily Bronte’s classic novel. Powerful drama and great cinematography.
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.
James Ivory’s masterly production of the E.M.Forster novel with Emma Thompson, Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter, James Wilby, and Prunella Scales.
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.
Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical. All tickets £10. Doors open 6.45pm
Dirk Bogarde as a heartless murderer in this taut British film noir directed by Lewis Gilbert. With Margaret Lockwood and Kay Walsh. Gripping. bw.
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.
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
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?
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers together for the last time in this MGM colour movie including “They Can’t Take That Away From Me”.
A special event! The classic, specatacular Douglas Fairbanks silent film directed by Raoul Walsh, accompanied live on the cinema organ by Tom Horton. bw
A new comedy by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. All tickets £10. Doors open 6.45pm
The keepers of Warsaw Zoo rescue hundreds of people and animals during the German occupation in 1939. With Jessica Chastain.
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.
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”.