Summer Season 2018

21st July - 1st September

Join us this summer for an eclectic season of films to delight and inspire. Booking by phone from 17th July 2pm

OPENING NIGHT: THE MUSIC MAN

Saturday, 21 July, 2018

Robert Preston, Shirley Jones. A con man poses as a boys’ band leader. SPECIAL SCREENING FOR LIFE MEMBERS (RSVP please) BUT SOME TICKETS MAY BE AVAILABLE FOR £12. PIMMS AND CANAPÉS.

Running Time:
151 minutes
Year of Release:
1962
Rated:
U

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EARLY MAN

Tuesday, 24 July, 2018

Excellent Nick Park animation featuring the comic adventures of Dug and Hognob and voices of Eddie Redmayne, Rob Brydon, Miriam Margolyes and Tom Hiddleston.

Running Time:
89 minutes
Year of Release:
2018
Rated:
PG

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A DOG'S PURPOSE

Thursday, 26 July, 2018

A dog looks to discover his canine raison d’etre over several lifetimes and owners. With Jon Gad and Dennis Quaid.

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

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DEATH AT A FUNERAL

Friday, 27 July, 2018

One of the funniest films we have ever shown, albeit not for the recently bereaved. With Matthew Macfadyen, Keeley Hawes, Kris Marshall and Jane Asher.

Running Time:
90 minutes
Year of Release:
2007
Rated:
15

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FINDING YOUR FEET

Saturday, 28 July, 2018

Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie and Joanna Lumley in comic tale of a middle class woman who goes to live with her impoverished sister.

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

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Tuesday, 31 July, 2018

The original Disney animation of the classic Lewis Carroll story capturing the dreamlike quality of the book in a very colourful and inventive way. Good songs too.

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

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QUIET WEEKEND

Thursday, 2 August, 2018

Very English comedy-drama from the play by Esther McCracken featuring the summer weekend goings-on at a thatched cottage visited by a large family and their guests. bw.

Running Time:
90 minutes
Year of Release:
1946
Rated:
U

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HAPPY, TEXAS

Friday, 3 August, 2018

Very entertaining (non PC) comedy featuring two escaped chain-gang convicts who find themselves assuming the roles of a gay couple rehearsing a young girls’ pageant at a small town primary school. With Jeremy Northam, Steve Zahn and William H. Macy.

Running Time:
108 minutes
Year of Release:
1999
Rated:
12A

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JOURNEY'S END

Saturday, 4 August, 2018

Incredible acting and drama in this film of the celebrated R.C.Sherriff play featuring WW1 trench action in 1918. With Toby Jones, Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany

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

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THE SECRET GARDEN

Tuesday, 7 August, 2018

A recently orphaned girl brought up in India is sent to England where she begins to explore.... From the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. With Maggie Smith.

Running Time:
101 minutes
Year of Release:
1993
Rated:
U

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MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL

Thursday, 9 August, 2018

The classic Monty Python film featuring the legendary medieval quest. “On second thoughts we won’t go to Camelot – it is a silly place”.

Running Time:
91 minutes
Year of Release:
1975
Rated:
PG

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EAST OF IPSWICH

Friday, 10 August, 2018

Our summer perennial, Michael Palin’s 1950s story of a family holiday in a place very like Southwold - where it was filmed.

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

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THAT GOOD NIGHT

Saturday, 11 August, 2018

A once famous but terminally ill screenwriter has two final missions to fulfill..
With Sofia Helin (from “The Bridge”) and John Hurt, sadly, in his last film.

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

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FIVE CHILDREN AND IT

Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Five children staying in their uncle’s mansion for safety during WW1 discover a sand fairy with magical powers. With Kenneth Branagh and Zoe Wanamaker.

Running Time:
89 minutes
Year of Release:
2004
Rated:
U

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UN BEAU SOLEIL INTERIEUR (LET THE SUNSHINE IN)

Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Juliette Binoche as a divorced Parisian mother seeking true love. French with subtitles.

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

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A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

Friday, 17 August, 2018

Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna in this very entertaining comedy featuring the true story of the WW2 ladies’ baseball teams.

Running Time:
128 minutes
Year of Release:
1992
Rated:
PG

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THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY

Saturday, 18 August, 2018

After WW2 a writer forms an unexpected bond with the inhabitants of Guernsey. Lily James stars.

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

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THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES

Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

Terry-Thomas, Sarah Miles, Eric Sykes, Robert Morley and Tony Hancock in lively story of the 1910 flying race from London to Paris.

Running Time:
138 minutes
Year of Release:
1965
Rated:
U

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CURTAIN UP

Thursday, 23 August, 2018

A repertory company, rehearsing a play, is faced with the arrival of the author – played by Margaret Rutherford. Including Robert Morley,the director, and Kay Kendall. bw

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

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GREASE - THE SINGALONG

Friday, 24 August, 2018

Join in the Rock and Roll musical with John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and Stockard Channing. The 1950s high school love story.

Running Time:
110 minutes
Year of Release:
1978
Rated:
U

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RULES DON'T APPLY

Saturday, 25 August, 2018

An unconventional love story, set in Hollywood in 1958, about an actress, her driver and her boss, the eccentric Howard Hughes. With Annette Bening and Warren Beatty.

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

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HEIDI

Tuesday, 28 August, 2018

Recent and excellent version of the classic story (by Johanna Spyri) about a young orphan girl living with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps until events unfold. With Bruno Ganz and Annuk Steffen.

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

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MONSIEUR HULOT'S HOLIDAY

Thursday, 30 August, 2018

The Jacques Tati comedy classic. Timeless visual humour as a bachelor goes on a holiday in Normandy in the 1950s. bw. French with subtitles but not really needed.

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

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MOLLY'S GAME

Friday, 31 August, 2018

True story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic class skier, who ran the world’s largest high stakes poker game and attracted the attention of the FBI. With Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba.

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

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BOOK CLUB

Saturday, 1 September, 2018

The lives of four lifelong friends change after they read the book Fifty Shades of Grey. With Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen.

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

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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

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.