Summer Season 2022

23RD JULY - 27TH AUGUST 2022

JOIN US THIS SUMMER SEASON FOR SOME FABULOUS FILMS, OLD AND NEW. BOOKING STARTS ON MONDAY 18TH JULY BUT YOU CAN SEND AN EMAIL APPLICATION FOR TICKETS NOW TO boxoffice@southwoldcinema.co.uk PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR MOBILE NUMBER AND ADDRESS IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY A MEMBER (SEASON MEMBERSHIP COSTS £3 AND A MEMBER CAN BRING 3 GUESTS) PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK MAIL IF YOU ARE EXPECTING A REPLY FROM US. THANKS

THE CHAIN (SPECIAL OPENING NIGHT FOR LIFE MEMBERS)

Saturday, 23 July, 2022

Jack Rosenthal's entertaining story of London housemoving while exploring the seven deadly sins. With Warren Mitchell, Bernard Hill, Billie Whitelaw and Nigel Hawthorne.
Canapes, bubbly. Black tie. Some additional seats may be available for £15.
6.45 for 7.15pm.

Running Time:
100 minutes
Year of Release:
1984
Rated:
PG

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SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS

Tuesday, 26 July, 2022

Arthur Ransome's Edwardian tale of young adventurers in the Lake District. With Virginia McKenna and Ronald Fraser.

Running Time:
92 minutes
Year of Release:
1974
Rated:
U

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EAST OF IPSWICH

Thursday, 28 July, 2022

Michael Palin's charming story based on his own experience of summer holidays in Southwold in the 1950s. With John Nettleton, Allan Cuthbertson.

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

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LES VACANCES DE MONSIEUR HULOT (MONSIEUR HULOT'S HOLIDAY)

Friday, 29 July, 2022

The enduring visual humour of the great Jacques Tati. French with subtitles but mainly visual. bw

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

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THE DUKE

Saturday, 30 July, 2022

Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren star in this true story of the 1961 theft of the Duke of Wellington portrait by Goya. (Topically, the Dr No film showed it on the wall in the villain's den). Kempston Bunton owned up to it and was imprisoned following an amusing trial.

Running Time:
95 minutes
Year of Release:
2020
Rated:
12

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ARCHITECTURE FOR PLEASURE WALK

Monday, 1 August, 2022

Meet 6pm at town pump for John Bennett's 1 hour tour of the town. Tickets £10.

Running Time:
minutes
Year of Release:
Rated:
suitable for all ages

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HUGO

Tuesday, 2 August, 2022

Martin Scorsese directs this atmospheric film set in 1929 Paris and featuring Ben Kingsley as a retired George Melies, the great film pioneer, now running a station toy shop.

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

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THE DIG

Thursday, 4 August, 2022

Based on John Preston's novel about the 1938 Sutton Hoo discovery in Suffolk and the excavation there. With Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan and Lily James.

Running Time:
112 minutes
Year of Release:
2021
Rated:
12A

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THREE MEN IN A BOAT

Friday, 5 August, 2022

Based on the anecdotal boating book by J K Jerome. With Tim Curry as J, Stephen Moore as George and Michael Palin as Harris. To say nothing of the dog.

Running Time:
64 minutes
Year of Release:
1975
Rated:
U

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THE COMMITMENTS

Saturday, 6 August, 2022

Alan Parker's brilliant and musical film charting the creation of an energetic Irish soul band. Great film, whether you are into soul music or not.

Running Time:
118 minutes
Year of Release:
1991
Rated:
15

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MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS

Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Film version of the wonderful Gerald Durrell book with Imelda Staunton, Jason Watkins, Russell Tovey and Omid Djalili as Spiro.

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

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THE BRIDGE

Thursday, 11 August, 2022

A Walberswick story featuring the impressionist painter Philip Wilson Steer and based on the novel by Maggie Hemingway. Evocative fin de siecle love story.

Running Time:
102 minutes
Year of Release:
1992
Rated:
15

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WITHNAIL AND I

Friday, 12 August, 2022

"We've gone on holiday by mistake" laments resting actor Withnail (Richard E Grant) in this bohemian, now cult movie with Paul McGann and Richard Griffiths

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

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THE GODFATHER

Saturday, 13 August, 2022

Fifty years on, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and James Caan in Francis Ford Coppola's great, timeless and remastered movie about the gangster dynasty.

Running Time:
175 minutes
Year of Release:
1972
Rated:
X

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THE SECRET GARDEN

Tuesday, 16 August, 2022

Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic featuring a young orphaned girl returned to England to stay with her Aunt and Uncle. With Maggie Smith and Kate Maberley.

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

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DROWNING BY NUMBERS

Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Filmed in Southwold and along the coast, Peter Greenaway's film is a visual feast. With Joan Plowright, Bernard Hill and Juliet Stevenson. Contains sex and nudity.

Running Time:
118 minutes
Year of Release:
1988
Rated:
18

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THE MISSIONARY

Friday, 19 August, 2022

Michael Palin's brilliantly funny film featuring a vicar returning from Africa to take on a new challenge although not in the way envisaged by the bishop. With Maggie Smith, Phoebe Nicholls, Denholm Elliott, Trevor Howard, Michael Hordern, Neil Innis and Timothy Spall.

Running Time:
90 minutes
Year of Release:
1982
Rated:
15

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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN

Saturday, 20 August, 2022

Mark Rylance plays golfing "legend" Maurice Flitcroft who managed to get into the 1976 Open Championship and played the worst round ever.

Running Time:
106 minutes
Year of Release:
2021
Rated:
12A

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BALLET SHOES

Tuesday, 23 August, 2022

The 1930s Noel Streatfeild tale of three orphan girls who succeed in different ways. With Emma Watson, Emilia Fox, Victoria Wood and Richard Griffiths.

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

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THE BOOKSHOP

Thursday, 25 August, 2022

Based on Penelope FitzGerald's story of a bookshop - originally in the Crooked House in Southwold High Street, and describing the variety of locals she encounters.

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

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PETER GRIMES AT ALDEBURGH BEACH

Friday, 26 August, 2022

The excellent 2013 performance of the great Benjamin Britten opera staged beautifully against the horizon on an ingenious set.

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

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THE HAPPIEST DAYS OF YOUR LIFE

Saturday, 27 August, 2022

Margaret Rutherford and Alastair Sim as headteachers of a boys and girls school who are obliged to share a school building. With Joyce Grenfell, Arthur Howard and Richard Wattis. Funny prequel to St Trinians films. bw

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

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2021 Season Dates

WINTER

N/A

SPRING

N/A

SUMMER

N/A

AUTUMN

15th October - 30th 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.