Summer Season 2016

Fri 22nd July - Sat 27th August 2016

A fantastic mix of films for all ages. Some modern, some classic and some local gems. Please note: No bookings will be taken by phone until Tuesday 19th July after 2pm. You can send a postal application with a cheque. These will be dealt with in the order they are received on Monday 18th July.

MY FAIR LADY: BLACK TIE OPENING NIGHT

Friday, 22 July, 2016

Special invitation to Life Members but some tickets available at £10. Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison and Stanley Holloway in the brilliant musical.

Running Time:
170 minutes
Year of Release:
1964
Rated:
U

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THE AUDIENCE

Saturday, 23 July, 2016

At about 6.30pm every Tuesday the Queen has a private conversation with the Prime Minister of the day, twelve of them to date, a procession from Churchill to Cameron. In this fascinating “encore” film of the celebrated National Theatre production, written by Stephen Daldry, discussions with several of them illuminate the relationship of monarchy and parliament and the character of the Queen, played by Helen Mirren. Edward Fox is Churchill. All tickets £10. Starts at 7pm. (No organ but an interval film about the costumes).

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

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SNOOPY AND CHARLIE BROWN - THE PEANUTS MOVIE

Tuesday, 26 July, 2016

The wonderful Schultz characters - Snoopy, Charlie, Lucy, Linus etc in a new movie animation.

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

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NUTS IN MAY

Thursday, 28 July, 2016

Alison Steadman and Roger Sloman in Mike Leigh’s comedy about a couple in a Morris Traveller on a Dorset camping trip. With Anthony O’Donnell as Ray. Very funny.

Running Time:
84 minutes
Year of Release:
1976
Rated:
U

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WITH LOVE FROM SUFFOLK

Friday, 29 July, 2016

Romantic comedy, in the Love Actually tradition, set entirely in Suffolk. An exploration of love in most of its guises and compiled by local film-makers.

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

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HAIL CAESAR

Saturday, 30 July, 2016

In 1950s Hollywood, a famous actor disappears during the filming of a Roman epic. George Clooney as the star plus Josh Brolin, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton and John Goodman in this funny Coen Brothers movie.

Running Time:
106 minutes
Year of Release:
2016
Rated:
PG

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BALLET SHOES

Tuesday, 2 August, 2016

Emilia Fox, Emma Watson, Richard Griffiths and Victoria Wood in the Noel Streatfeild dancing story set in the 1930s and featuring three orphan girls adopted by an eccentric uncle.

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

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MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS

Thursday, 4 August, 2016

Imelda Staunton, Russell Tovey and Omid Djalili as Spiro in Gerald Durrell’s idyllic story of family life and incidental wildlife on the island of Corfu in the 1930s.

Running Time:
90 minutes
Year of Release:
2005
Rated:
PG

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THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY

Friday, 5 August, 2016

An impoverished mathematical genius from India gains a place at Cambridge during WW1. With Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel, Stephen Fry and Toby Jones.

Running Time:
198 minutes
Year of Release:
2015
Rated:
12A

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IN THE HEART OF THE SEA

Saturday, 6 August, 2016

- Ben Wishaw and Brendan Gleeson in 19th century whaling story which inspired Herman Melville to write Moby Dick. Dramatic nautical stuff - thar she blows!

Running Time:
12A minutes
Year of Release:
2015
Rated:
122

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WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Tuesday, 9 August, 2016

First rate stop-frame animation of the Kenneth Grahame book which led to the TV series. With the voices of David Jason, Richard Pearson, Michael Hordern and Peter Sallis.

Running Time:
79 minutes
Year of Release:
1983
Rated:
U

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DAVID COPPERFIELD

Thursday, 11 August, 2016

The 1970 film of the Dickens classic partly filmed in Southwold. With Richard Attenborough, Susan Hampshire, Edith Evans and Laurence Olivier. Great family entertainment. 1970. 120m. U

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

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PAYROLL

Friday, 12 August, 2016

Michael Craig and Billie Whitelaw in an exciting British drama with a dramatic finale filmed in Southwold Harbour and featuring a cameo performance by Wally Upcraft, the Harbourmaster and erstwhile Southwold Railway Station Master at Blythburgh. bw.

Running Time:
94 minutes
Year of Release:
1961
Rated:
PG

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A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY

Saturday, 13 August, 2016

In 1920 an expert travels to a remote Yorkshire village to restore a medieval mural rather like the Doom at Wenhaston. With Colin Firth and Kenneth Branagh.

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

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MONSIEUR HULOT'S HOLIDAY

Tuesday, 16 August, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_92Cm8gl7Ls

The great Jacques Tati in the timeless French but largely visual comedy featuring an accident prone bachelor on holiday at a beachside hotel in Brittany. . bw

Running Time:
83 minutes
Year of Release:
1953
Rated:
U

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SOME PEOPLE

Thursday, 18 August, 2016

A 1960s tale of a lively bunch of teenagers who start a rock band. Full of marvellous period detail and music. If you were around then you will remember all this. For others it is fascinating. With Ray Brooks, Annika Wills, Angela Douglas, David Hemmings, Kenneth More and Harry H. Corbett.

Running Time:
93 minutes
Year of Release:
1962
Rated:
PG

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JOY

Friday, 19 August, 2016

Jennifer Lawrence and Robert de Niro in the true story of Joy Mangano who invented a useful domestic appliance and then struggled to make a business out of it. 2015. 124m 12A

Running Time:
124 minutes
Year of Release:
2015
Rated:
12A

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EDDIE THE EAGLE

Saturday, 20 August, 2016

The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British ski jumper who charmed the world at the 88 Winter Olympics. With Tom Costello, Tim McInnerney and Hugh Jackman.

Running Time:
106 minutes
Year of Release:
2016
Rated:
PG

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VERNACULAR WALK

Monday, 22 August, 2016

JB’s latest architectural Town Tour. 6 pm at the Town Pump. Tickets £5.

Running Time:
1HR minutes
Year of Release:
Rated:
SUITABLE FOR ALL

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SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON

Tuesday, 23 August, 2016

A family en route to New Guinea are shipwrecked on a desert island. upon which they have to learn to survive. With John Mills and Dorothy McGuire in Ken Annakin film.

Running Time:
126 minutes
Year of Release:
1960
Rated:
U

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A BREATH OF FRENCH AIR

Thursday, 25 August, 2016

The Larkin family take the Roller to Brittany for a seaside holiday. David Jason, Pam Ferris, Catherine Zeta Jones, Philip Franks and Anna Massey in H.E.Bates story.

Running Time:
100 minutes
Year of Release:
1991
Rated:
U

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THE BRIDGE

Friday, 26 August, 2016

A seaside holiday in Walberswick for Isobel Hetherington and her three young daughters turns into something of a drama when their lives intertwine with that of the Edwardian artist Philip Wilson Steer. With Saskia Reeves, David O’Hara and Joss Ackland.

Running Time:
102 minutes
Year of Release:
1992
Rated:
12A

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THE ITALIAN JOB

Saturday, 27 August, 2016

Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill in the classic heist movie celebrating the British mini and the triumph of British crime over the Mafia.

Running Time:
99 minutes
Year of Release:
1969
Rated:
U

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2017 Season Dates

WINTER

27th January to 15th April

SPRING

11th May to 13th July

SUMMER

28th July to 2nd September

AUTUMN

6th October to 16th 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 = £6.00

Circle = £7.00

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.