A season of wonderful films both old and new. Something for everyone to enjoy
Prequel to the series featuring the early career of Han Solo. With Woody Harrelson and Paul Bettany. Great action stuff.
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
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.
The Jane Austen story with Geraldine James, Michael Judd and Felicity Jones. A penchant for gothic novels leads to a misunderstanding.
From the Bridge Theatre, Alan Bennett's new play about an NHS hospital. Doors open at 6.45pm. All Tickets £10
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
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.
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.
Excellent documentary featuring the story of designer R J Mitchell's exquisite aircraft. With great aerial photography and surviving WW2 pilots describing their experiences.
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.
Paul Gauguin abandons family life in Paris to paint and pursue a native girl in Tahiti. With Vincent Cassel. Atmospheric. French with subtitles.
Mark Gatiss in the Alan Bennett play. Doors open at 6.45pm. All tickets £10
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
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.
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.
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.
The classic by William Shakespeare. With Ralph Fiennes.
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.
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.
Based on Penelope Fitzgerald's novel about an only slightly fictionalised Southwold bookshop in 1959. With Bill Nighy and Emily Mortimer
Another romp with Meryl Streep and the gang plus Lily James and featuring ever popular Abba songs.
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
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