Autumn Season 2018

19th October - 28th December 2018

A season of wonderful films both old and new. Something for everyone to enjoy

SOLO - A STAR WARS STORY

Friday, 19 October, 2018

Prequel to the series featuring the early career of Han Solo. With Woody Harrelson and Paul Bettany. Great action stuff.

Running Time:
135 minutes
Year of Release:
2018
Rated:
12A

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LETTERS TO JULIET

Saturday, 20 October, 2018

Amanda Seyfried and Vanessa Redgrave in this Italian love story featuring the discovery of a 50 year old letter posted in the Juliet wall in Verona

Running Time:
105 minutes
Year of Release:
2010
Rated:
PG

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KEEPING MUM

Friday, 26 October, 2018

Excellent British black comedy set in a vicarage and featuring Maggie Smith, Rowan Atkinson as the vicar, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patrick Swayze and Liz Smith.

Running Time:
99 minutes
Year of Release:
2005
Rated:
15

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NORTHANGER ABBEY

Saturday, 27 October, 2018

The Jane Austen story with Geraldine James, Michael Judd and Felicity Jones. A penchant for gothic novels leads to a misunderstanding.

Running Time:
84 minutes
Year of Release:
2007
Rated:
PG

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NT LIVE: ALLELUJAH

Thursday, 1 November, 2018

From the Bridge Theatre, Alan Bennett's new play about an NHS hospital. Doors open at 6.45pm. All Tickets £10

Running Time:
170 minutes
Year of Release:
2018
Rated:
15

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THE RULING CLASS

Friday, 2 November, 2018

The death of the Earl of Gurney elevates his schizophrenic son to the peerage. Entertaining and very British comedy with Peter O'Toole, in two contrasting roles. Arthur lowe, ditto, plus Harry Andrews, Coral Browne and Alastair Sim as a wonderful archbishop

Running Time:
154 minutes
Year of Release:
1972
Rated:
PG

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THE BEGUILED

Saturday, 3 November, 2018

Successful remake of the 1864 Civil War story of a wounded Union soldier assisted by the ladies of a Confederate seminary. With Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst.

Running Time:
93 minutes
Year of Release:
2017
Rated:
15

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ENGLAND MY ENGLAND

Friday, 9 November, 2018

Tony Palmer's film delivering a plausible narrative of the life of the great composer Henry Purcell - with lots of the music + Simon Callow and Michael Ball.

Running Time:
153 minutes
Year of Release:
1995
Rated:
PG

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SPITFIRE

Saturday, 10 November, 2018

Excellent documentary featuring the story of designer R J Mitchell's exquisite aircraft. With great aerial photography and surviving WW2 pilots describing their experiences.

Running Time:
99 minutes
Year of Release:
2018
Rated:
PG

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HARNESSING PEACOCKS

Friday, 16 November, 2018

Based on a Mary Wesley novel, Serena Scott Thomas, Peter Davison and John Mills in the story of Hebe Rutter, a beautiful girl whose life is upended by a teenage pregnancy which leads to an unusual lifestyle, to say the least.

Running Time:
105 minutes
Year of Release:
1993
Rated:
15

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GAUGUIN - VOYAGE DE TAHITI

Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Paul Gauguin abandons family life in Paris to paint and pursue a native girl in Tahiti. With Vincent Cassel. Atmospheric. French with subtitles.

Running Time:
102 minutes
Year of Release:
2017
Rated:
15

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NT LIVE: THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE III

Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Mark Gatiss in the Alan Bennett play. Doors open at 6.45pm. All tickets £10

Running Time:
TBC minutes
Year of Release:
2018
Rated:
TBC

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STRICTLY FRED AND GINGER

Friday, 23 November, 2018

The best routines from all the films of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers selected and introduced by James Pyke. Film clips by Nick Wood. Mostly 1930s. bw

Running Time:
90 minutes
Year of Release:
1930s
Rated:
U

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THE HAPPY PRINCE

Saturday, 24 November, 2018

Rupert Everett's highly regarded film of the last phase in the life of Oscar Wilde following his release from prison. With Colin Firth and Emily Watson.

Running Time:
105 minutes
Year of Release:
2018
Rated:
15

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LITTLE BIG MAN

Friday, 30 November, 2018

Dustin Hoffman as Jack Crabb, the 121 year old single survivor of Custer's Last Stand telling stories of his colourful life in the Wild West as a Cheyenne brave, gunslinger, muleskinner, army scout etc. With Faye Dunaway, Martin Balsam and the excellent Chief Dan George.

Running Time:
139 minutes
Year of Release:
1970
Rated:
PG

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SWIMMING WITH MEN

Saturday, 1 December, 2018

British comedy. A man suffering a mid-life crisis joins an all male synchronised swimming team. With Rob Brydon, Jim Parker, Charlotte Riley, Rupert Graves.

Running Time:
96 minutes
Year of Release:
2018
Rated:
12A

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NT LIVE - ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

Thursday, 6 December, 2018

The classic by William Shakespeare. With Ralph Fiennes.

Running Time:
210 minutes
Year of Release:
2018
Rated:
TBC

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HOW ABOUT YOU

Friday, 7 December, 2018

Comedy featuring Joss Ackland and Vanessa Redgrave as cantankerous residents in a retirement home which Ellie, a newcomer, has to manage over the Christmas period.

Running Time:
87 minutes
Year of Release:
2007
Rated:
15

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THAT DAY WE SANG

Saturday, 8 December, 2018

Set in the early 1960s, entertaining musical comedy-romance by Victoria Wood with Imelda Staunton and Michael Ball based around the actual recording in 1929 of Purcell's Nymphs and Shepherds by 250 schoolchildren in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester. Great song about Berni Inns.

Running Time:
89 minutes
Year of Release:
2014
Rated:
U

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THE BOOKSHOP

Friday, 14 December, 2018

Based on Penelope Fitzgerald's novel about an only slightly fictionalised Southwold bookshop in 1959. With Bill Nighy and Emily Mortimer

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

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MAMMA MIA - HERE WE GO AGAIN

Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Another romp with Meryl Streep and the gang plus Lily James and featuring ever popular Abba songs.

Running Time:
114 minutes
Year of Release:
2018
Rated:
PG

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CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT

Thursday, 27 December, 2018

Barbara Stanwyck as a single New York journalist who cannot cook, portrays herself in a food column as a country farmer's wife. One Christmas she has to prove it. bw

Running Time:
101 minutes
Year of Release:
1945
Rated:
U

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THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS

Friday, 28 December, 2018

In 1843, the true story of Charles Dickens, at a low point in his fortunes, deciding to write a Christmas story that became A Christmas Carol. With Dan Stevens, Miriam Margolyes, Jonathan Pryce, Christopher Plummer and Miles Jupp as Thackeray

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

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2018 Season Dates

WINTER

26th January to 31st March

SPRING

20th April to 6th June

SUMMER

27th July to 1st September

AUTUMN

19th October to 15th 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 - Front Row = £6.00

Stalls - B-H = £7.00

Circle = £8.00

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.