Spring Season 2018

27th April - 23rd June

Join us for a season of inspiring films, both old and new

PADDINGTON 2

Friday, 27 April, 2018

Great follow up film which should have won an oscar, featuring the marmalade-loving bear landing in trouble once more and including a great train sequence. With Ben Whishaw, Julie Walters, Sally Hawkins and Hughs Grant and Bonneville.

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

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FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL

Saturday, 28 April, 2018

Jamie Bell and Annette Bening plus Julie Walters and Vanessa Redgrave in a moving, humorous British film about a true life romantic encounter between a young actor and the actress Gloria Grahame, and its final act in the UK in the 1980s.

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

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DEATH AT BROADCASTING HOUSE

Friday, 4 May, 2018

Film noir thriller set in the then new BBC building in Portland Place full of great Art Deco interiors and before it was sullied by its dreadful extension. Cast includes Jack Hawkins, Donald Wolfit and Val Gielgud. A Good Old British Black and White.

Running Time:
71 minutes
Year of Release:
1934
Rated:
PG

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HAMPSTEAD

Saturday, 5 May, 2018

Diane Keaton, Lesley Manville, Brendan Gleeson and James Norton in this true story of an American widow and her strange romantic encounter with a man living wild on Hampstead Heath. in a shack threatened by developers.

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

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NATIONAL THEATRE - MACBETH

Thursday, 10 May, 2018

with Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff. All tickets £10. Doors open at 6.45pm

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

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THE STRAWBERRY BLONDE

Friday, 11 May, 2018

Raoul Walsh directs this 1890s comedy romance with James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland and Rita Hayworth as the strawberry blonde Virginia Brush.

Running Time:
99 minutes
Year of Release:
1941
Rated:
U

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UNE VIE (A WOMAN'S LIFE)

Saturday, 12 May, 2018

Judith Chemia, Jean-Pierre Darroussin and Yolande Moreau in a Guy de Maupassant story. A delightful period drama. French with subtitles

Running Time:
119 minutes
Year of Release:
2016
Rated:
12

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SCOOP

Friday, 18 May, 2018

Film of the great Evelyn Waugh comic novel in which a newspaper mistakenly sends its nature columnist to cover an African war. With Donald Pleasance as Lord Copper, Denholm Elliott as Mr Salter (“Up to a point, Lord Copper”) and Michael Maloney as the hapless William Boot.

Running Time:
120 minutes
Year of Release:
1987
Rated:
PG

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SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

Saturday, 19 May, 2018

Brilliantly directed by Ang Lee, a very entertaining version of the Jane Austen 1811 novel with a host of great British acting talent including Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Imelda Staunton, Gemma Jones, James Fleet, Hugh Laurie etc.

Running Time:
131 minutes
Year of Release:
1998
Rated:
U

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TWO WAY STRETCH

Friday, 25 May, 2018

Being in prison is the perfect alibi for a robbery. Classic British comedy with Peter Sellers, Bernard Cribbins, Irene Handl, Liz Fraser and Lionel Jeffries.

Running Time:
78 minutes
Year of Release:
1960
Rated:
PG

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THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

Saturday, 26 May, 2018

True story of P.T. Barnum who rose from humble beginnings to be an incredible entreprenuer. With Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams.

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

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PHANTOM THREAD

Friday, 1 June, 2018

In the glamour world of 1950s London a renowned couturier’s life is derailed by a new client. With Daniel Day Lewis, Lesley Manville and Vicki Krieps.

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

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THE POST

Saturday, 2 June, 2018

Another newspaper, another war. The editor and proprietor of the Washington Post played by Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, and the issue of exposing a successive government cover-up of information about the futility of the Vietnam War.

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

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MY GENERATION

Friday, 8 June, 2018

Michael Caine presents this excellent documentary about the 1960s with contributions from David Bailey, Roger Daltrey, Marianne Faithfull and many others.

Running Time:
85 minutes
Year of Release:
2017
Rated:
12

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THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Saturday, 9 June, 2018

A mother challenges the authorities to solve her daughter’s murder. With Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson. It won oscars for best picture, best leading role, best supporting role.

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

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THE MERCY

Friday, 15 June, 2018

With Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz, the incredible true story of Donald Crowhurst and his attempt to win the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race.

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

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ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD

Saturday, 16 June, 2018

Christopher Plummer and Michelle Williams in Ridley Scott’s film about the kidnapping of Jean Paul Getty III and the matter of the ransom.

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

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DARKEST HOUR

Friday, 22 June, 2018

Gary Oldman won an oscar for his uncannily realistic portrayal of Churchill in this atmospheric WW2 drama of a time that a few of us remember now but that the rest of us should not forget. With Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, and Ronald Pickup as Chamberlain.

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

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THE SHAPE OF WATER

Saturday, 23 June, 2018

In the 1960s, at a top secret research facility, a janitor strikes up a friendship with a strange creature being held captive in an aquarium. Much better than it sounds. Sally Hawkins in oscar -winning (four) film by Guillermo Del Toro (who did Pan’s Labyrinth)

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

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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

5th 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.