Summer Season 2015

16th July - 3rd September

Summer Season 2015 has finished.

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE - EVERYMAN

Thursday, 16 July, 2015

Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out. Chiwetel Ejiofor takes the title role.

Running Time:
? minutes
Year of Release:
2015
Rated:
15

Season Complete

SHOW BOAT

Friday, 24 July, 2015

Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner and Howard Keel in the colourful 1951 Kern and Hammerstein musical. 108m. U. Black Tie Gala Opening for Life Members but some tickets available at £10.

Running Time:
108 minutes
Year of Release:
1951
Rated:
U

Season Complete

TWO FOR THE ROAD

Saturday, 25 July, 2015

Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney in a study of a ten year relationship told through various road trips in France. Directed by Stanley Donen

Running Time:
111 minutes
Year of Release:
1967
Rated:
A

Season Complete

PADDINGTON

Tuesday, 28 July, 2015

A young Peruvian bear, fond of all things British, arrives at Paddington Station where he is fortunate to meet the Browns. With Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins & Julie Walters.

Running Time:
95 minutes
Year of Release:
2014
Rated:
PG

Season Complete

WATERLOO

Thursday, 30 July, 2015

Superb movie with great battle and period detail, starring Rod Steiger as Napoleon and Christopher Plummer as Wellington. With Virginia McKenna and Jack Hawkins.

Running Time:
123 minutes
Year of Release:
1970
Rated:
U

Season Complete

SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

Friday, 31 July, 2015

- Excellent sequel to Best Exotic MH with Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup and Dev Patel as Sonny.

Running Time:
122 minutes
Year of Release:
2015
Rated:
PG

Season Complete

THE GREENGAGE SUMMER

Saturday, 1 August, 2015

A teenage girl is drawn to an older man during a holiday in France. With Kenneth More and Susannah York. Based on the Rumer Godden novel.

Running Time:
99 minutes
Year of Release:
1961
Rated:
A

Season Complete

JUST WILLIAM'S LUCK

Tuesday, 4 August, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVby9-1Jnnc

Post-war British film featuring Richmal Crompton’s schoolboy William Brown and his Outlaws “wrighting rongs”. BW

Running Time:
92 minutes
Year of Release:
1947
Rated:
U

Season Complete

WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAY

Thursday, 6 August, 2015

David Tennant, Rosamund Pike,, Billy Connolly and Celia Imrie in a great British comedy from the writers of Outnumbered.

Running Time:
95 minutes
Year of Release:
2014
Rated:
12A

Season Complete

WILD

Friday, 7 August, 2015

Reese Witherspoon as a woman who takes a 1,100mile trek along the Pacific Crest Trail following some calamitous events in her life. Great scenery and photography.

Running Time:
115 minutes
Year of Release:
2014
Rated:
15

Season Complete

BEST IN SHOW

Saturday, 8 August, 2015

A colourful collection of characters competing in a national American Dog Show. Christopher (Spinal Tap) Guest’s hilarious mockumentary. No dog owner should miss it !

Running Time:
90 minutes
Year of Release:
2000
Rated:
12A

Season Complete

VERNACULAR WALK

Monday, 10 August, 2015

John Bennett's architectural tour of Southwold. Meet at town pump at 6pm. £5

Running Time:
60 minutes
Year of Release:
Rated:
Suitable for all

Season Complete

HUGO

Tuesday, 11 August, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR-kP-olcpM

Really brilliant film set in 1930s Paris featuring an orphan boy living above a railway station, trying to repair his late father’s robotic machine and meeting George Melies, the early cinema pioneer. With Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lee and Sacha Baron Cohen. Directed by Martin Scorsese.

Running Time:
126 minutes
Year of Release:
2011
Rated:
PG

Season Complete

ANGELS ONE FIVE

Thursday, 13 August, 2015

Commemorating 75 years since the Battle of Britain, dramatic RAF story featuring John Gregson and Jack Hawkins as a few of the Few. Title means 15,000 feet.

Running Time:
98 minutes
Year of Release:
1952
Rated:
U

Season Complete

THE IMITATION GAME

Friday, 14 August, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5CjKEFb-sM

Benedict Cumberbatch as the great Alan Turing leading the desperate battle to decipher the WW2 Enigma code. With Keira Knightley and Charles Dance.

Running Time:
114 minutes
Year of Release:
2014
Rated:
12A

Season Complete

LA DOUBLURE (THE VALET)

Saturday, 15 August, 2015

A porter and a top supermodel have to pretend to be a couple to save a CEO’s marriage. Comedy by Francis Veber featuring Daniel Auteuil. French with subtitles.

Running Time:
85 minutes
Year of Release:
2006
Rated:
12A

Season Complete

TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA

Tuesday, 18 August, 2015

Beautiful animation by Isao Takahata based on an ancient Japanese fairy story – The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter.

Running Time:
137 minutes
Year of Release:
2013
Rated:
PG

Season Complete

VERY ANNIE MARY

Thursday, 20 August, 2015

Rachel Griffiths, Jonathan Pryce, Ruth Madoc, Kenneth Griffiths in an off-beat but very funny Welsh comedy featuring the daughter of an opera-loving baker.

Running Time:
104 minutes
Year of Release:
2001
Rated:
15

Season Complete

SUITE FRANCAISE

Friday, 21 August, 2015

WW2 drama in which a romance blossoms between a French villager and a German officer in occupied France in 1940. With Michelle Wiliams and Kristin Scott Thomas.

Running Time:
107 minutes
Year of Release:
2014
Rated:
15

Season Complete

A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY

Saturday, 22 August, 2015

In 1920 an expert travels to a remote Yorkshire village to restore a medieval mural discovered in the church during post war repairs. With Colin Firth as the restorer plus Kenneth Branagh, Natasha Richardson and Patrick Malahide. Entanglements ensue.

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

Season Complete

SHAUN THE SHEEP

Tuesday, 25 August, 2015

Great Aardman animation in which Shaun and friends take a day off in the city. With the voice of Omid Djalili as Trumper.

Running Time:
85 minutes
Year of Release:
2015
Rated:
U

Season Complete

WITHNAIL AND I

Thursday, 27 August, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWYwxvcfHus

Richard E. Grant, Paul McCann and Richard Griffiths in this perennial British cult comedy featuring two aspiring actors. “We’ve gone on holiday by accident”.

Running Time:
107 minutes
Year of Release:
1987
Rated:
15

Season Complete

HAPPY IS THE BRIDE

Friday, 28 August, 2015

Ian Carmichael, Janette Scott as a couple trying to get married despite the family involvement. With Cecil Parker, Terry-Thomas, Joyce Grenfell, Irene Handl. BW

Running Time:
84 minutes
Year of Release:
1958
Rated:
U

Season Complete

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

Saturday, 29 August, 2015

the film of the best selling book with Jamie Nolan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele. Make sure you wanted this film and not last night’s!

Running Time:
125 minutes
Year of Release:
2015
Rated:
18

Season Complete

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE - THE BEAUX STRATAGEM

Thursday, 3 September, 2015

The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money.

Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest.

Running Time:
minutes
Year of Release:
2015
Rated:
?

Season Complete

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.