Summer Season 2017

Friday 28th July - Saturday 2nd September

A summer of wonderfully varied films to celebrate our 75th season

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN

Friday, 28 July, 2017

SPECIAL OPENING SHOW FOR LIFE MEMBERS.
Betty Hutton and Howard Keel in the great Irving Berlin musical. Some tickets are available for £12. Canapés and Pimms.

Running Time:
107 minutes
Year of Release:
1950
Rated:
U

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A QUIET PASSION

Saturday, 29 July, 2017

The entertaining story of American poet Emily Dickinson directed by Terence Davies. With Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle and Keith Carradine.

Running Time:
125 minutes
Year of Release:
2016
Rated:
12A

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SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS

Tuesday, 1 August, 2017

New film of the Arthur Ransome story of children and boats set in the Lake District in the 1930s. With Rafe Spall, Jessica Hynes and Harry Enfield.

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

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BARNACLE BILL

Thursday, 3 August, 2017

Alec Guinness as a sea sick captain who runs a seaside pier and comes into conflict with the local council who have other plans. bw (Also known as “All at Sea”)

Running Time:
84 minutes
Year of Release:
1957
Rated:
U

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HIDDEN FIGURES

Friday, 4 August, 2017

True story of a group of female Afro-American mathematicians who provided a vital role in the early NASA space missions.

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

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Saturday, 5 August, 2017

Emma Watson, Dan Stevens with Kevin Kline and Ian McKellen in entertaining new version of the fairy tale based on the 1991 animation.

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

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COLD COMFORT FARM

Tuesday, 8 August, 2017

In the early 1930s, 20 year old Flora Poste goes to stay with distant relatives on a peculiar farm. Kate Beckinsale, Eileen Atkins, Joanna Lumley, Miriam Margolyes, Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry in excellent version of the Stella Gibbons novel.

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

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THE HAPPIEST DAYS OF YOUR LIFE

Thursday, 10 August, 2017

Classic comedy with Alastair Sim and Marg-aret Rutherford coping with a boys’ and a girls’ school obliged to inhabit a single building. bw

Running Time:
82 minutes
Year of Release:
1950
Rated:
U

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EAST OF IPSWICH

Friday, 11 August, 2017

Filmed in Southwold, Michael Palin’s story of a 1950s family holiday on the East coast. With John Nettleton and Pat Heywood, directed by Tristram Powell.

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

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LOST CITY OF Z

Saturday, 12 August, 2017

True life action drama featuring British explorer Colonel Percival Faw-cett seeking a lost city in the Amazon in the 1920s. With Charlie Hunnam and Sienna Miller.

Running Time:
141 minutes
Year of Release:
2016
Rated:
15

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THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

Tuesday, 15 August, 2017

Batman takes on the Joker in this brilliantly imaginative animation with the voices of Ralph Fiennes, Eddie Izzard and Will Arnett.

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

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WHISKY GALORE

Thursday, 17 August, 2017

Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood and James Robertson Justice in Compton Mackenzie’s great comedy based on a true story of an overboard whisky cargo. bw

Running Time:
80 minutes
Year of Release:
1949
Rated:
U

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MONSIEUR HULOT'S HOLIDAY

Friday, 18 August, 2017

Classic French seaside comedy from Jacques Tati. Clever, mainly visual humour that delights again and again. French with subtitles. bw.

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

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THE VICEROY'S HOUSE

Saturday, 19 August, 2017

Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon and Simon Callow in the story of Lord Mountbatten presiding over India’s independence.

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

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BORN FREE

Tuesday, 22 August, 2017

True life story featuring senior game warden George Adamson and his wife Joy who rear a lion called Elsa in Northern Kenya. With Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers.

Running Time:
95 minutes
Year of Release:
1966
Rated:
U

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BATTLE OF THE SEXES

Thursday, 24 August, 2017

Peter Sellers, Robert Morley and Constance Cummings in a comedy concerning the challenging of a male dominated Scottish tweed manufacturer. bw

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

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TIME OF THEIR LIVES

Friday, 25 August, 2017

Comedy in which a former Hollywood star enlists the help of her new friend on a trip from England to France to attend her ex-lover’s funeral. With Joan Collins, Pauline Collins and Franco Nero.

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

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SENSE OF AN ENDING

Saturday, 26 August, 2017

Film of the Julian Barnes novel featuring a man haunted by his past and a mysterious legacy. Excellent drama with Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling.

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

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VERNACULAR WALK

Monday, 28 August, 2017

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

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

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TOM BROWN'S SCHOOLDAYS

Tuesday, 29 August, 2017

Drama about life in a Victorian public school. A good adaptation of the novel which was filmed at Rugby School. With Stephen Fry.

Running Time:
93 minutes
Year of Release:
2005
Rated:
12

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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE - YERMA

Thursday, 31 August, 2017

Billie Piper in the Young Vic production – Doors open at 6.45pm, starts 7pm Note: Cert 18. All tickets £10

Running Time:
minutes
Year of Release:
2017
Rated:
18

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GOING IN STYLE

Friday, 1 September, 2017

Comedy with Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin as three pensioners, without any “previous”, who rob the New York bank which has taken their money.

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

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THEIR FINEST

Saturday, 2 September, 2017

Bill Nighy, Gemma Arterton , Jeremy Irons and Helen McCrory in well-received comedy drama about film making during the Blitz.

Running Time:
117 minutes
Year of Release:
2016
Rated:
12A

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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.