Winter Season 2017

27th January - 15th April 2017

A selection of varied films to excite and inspire during the long cold winter evenings

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS - THE MOVIE

Friday, 27 January, 2017

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley plus the usual gang and a wagon-load of celebrities including Kate Moss, Jerry Hall and Jeremy Paxman

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

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EIGHT DAYS A WEEK - THE TOURING YEARS

Saturday, 28 January, 2017

With much music, film footage and interviews during the period 1963 to 1966. Not just for Baby Boomers - a musical delight for all

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

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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE - AMADEUS

Thursday, 2 February, 2017

By Peter Shaffer. With Adam Gillen and Lucian Msamati. Doors open 6.45 pm. All tickets £10

Running Time:
minutes
Year of Release:
2017
Rated:
N/A

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THE GRAPES OF WRATH

Friday, 3 February, 2017

John Ford's great movie of the Steinbeck novel. A family is forced off their land in the Depression and journeys to California looking for work and living in refugee camps. With Henry Fonda and John Carradine. bw

Running Time:
129 minutes
Year of Release:
1940
Rated:
PG

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LISTEN TO ME MARLON

Saturday, 4 February, 2017

Fascinating documentary of the iconic screen legend's life based on the extensive archive of audio diary material he gathered during his career. With all the best clips

Please note: This film has been cancelled

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

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MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY

Friday, 10 February, 2017

Film of Winifred Watson's novel about a governess, who, unfairly dismissed gains a more exotic position with an American actress. With Frances McDormand, Amy Adams and Ciaran Hinds. Delightful musical entertainment set in the 1930s

Running Time:
92 minutes
Year of Release:
2008
Rated:
PG

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THE BFG

Saturday, 11 February, 2017

Spielberg directs and Mark Rylance stars in this delightful version of the Roald Dahl story of giants and dreams. With Ruby Barnhill as Sophie plus Penelope Wilton and Rafe Spall

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

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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE - SAINT JOAN

Thursday, 16 February, 2017

By George Bernard Shaw. With Gemma Arterton. Doors open 6.45pm. All tickets £10

Running Time:
minutes
Year of Release:
2017
Rated:
N/A

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THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS

Friday, 17 February, 2017

Excellent, award-winning animation featuring a New York terrier, Max, whose quiet life is upended by the arrival of a large and shaggy stray dog called Duke

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

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CAFE SOCIETY

Saturday, 18 February, 2017

Comedy, drama and romance in an entertaining Woody Allen film set in the 1930s and featuring the introduction of a young New Yorker to Hollywood

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

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THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

Friday, 24 February, 2017

Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke in this new version of the Kurosawa story featuring a town threatened by the forces of evil organised by an industrialist .

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

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CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

Saturday, 25 February, 2017

Fascinating story of off-grid family living in the wilds compared to the experience of the "civilised" world. With Viggo Mortensen as the father devoted to his 6 children.

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

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SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL

Friday, 3 March, 2017

Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor in a very funny comedy thriller starting with a murder witnessed by two men, one blind, one deaf. Kevin Spacey appears also.

Running Time:
103 minutes
Year of Release:
1989
Rated:
15

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THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

Saturday, 4 March, 2017

Emily Blunt stars in this film of the best-selling book featuring a divorcee who becomes embroiled in a mysterious missing person investigation.

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

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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE - HEDDA GABLER

Thursday, 9 March, 2017

By Henryk Ibsen. With Ruth Wilson. Doors open 6.45pm. All tickets £10

Running Time:
minutes
Year of Release:
2017
Rated:
N/A

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THE SMALLEST SHOW ON EARTH

Friday, 10 March, 2017

A couple inherit a tiny cinema, along with its ancient staff. With Peter Sellers, Margaret Rutherford, Bernard Miles and Leslie Phillips. Great comedy. bw

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

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INFERNO

Saturday, 11 March, 2017

Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones in the Dan Brown apocalyptic thriller featuring a dastardly plot and a race to save the world.

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

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RENOIR

Friday, 17 March, 2017

Set in the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, the wounded son of the Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, returns from the front. French with subtitles.

Running Time:
111 minutes
Year of Release:
2012
Rated:
12

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LOVE IN A COLD CLIMATE

Saturday, 18 March, 2017

Rosamund Pike, Alan Bates and Javier Alcima in this entertaining adaptation of the Nancy Mitford novel.

Running Time:
150 minutes
Year of Release:
2001
Rated:
PG

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ELVIS AND NIXON

Friday, 24 March, 2017

Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey in the true story of this extraordinary White House meeting in 1970. The photo is still the most requested one from the National Archives.

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

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BRIDGET JONES' BABY

Saturday, 25 March, 2017

The continuing saga with Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent, etc with the story focussed on the heroine’s uncertainty of the baby’s paternity.

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

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SMOKE

Friday, 31 March, 2017

Masterpiece of film–making centred on a Brooklyn tobacconist and featuring the interweaving stories of some of the customers. Really brilliant film with great perfomances from all, but especially Harvey Keitel and William Hurt. Not to be missed. And you learn how to weigh smoke!

Running Time:
112 minutes
Year of Release:
1995
Rated:
15

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A STREET CAT NAMED BOB

Saturday, 1 April, 2017

Film of the internationally best-selling book relating the true story of how a ginger cat transformed the life of busker and drug addict James Bowen.

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

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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE - TWELFTH NIGHT

Thursday, 6 April, 2017

Simon Godwin’s “joyous new production” Doors open 6.45pm. All tickets £10

Running Time:
minutes
Year of Release:
2017
Rated:
N/A

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BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S

Saturday, 15 April, 2017

Classic screen version of the Truman Capote novel with Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly + George Peppard and Patricia Neal. And another ginger cat!

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

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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.