Winter Season 2018

26TH JANUARY - 31ST MARCH 2018

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

LIFE ON THE DEBEN

Friday, 26 January, 2018

John McCarthy presents this marvellous documentary by Tim Curtis about the Suffolk river from Debenham via Wickham Market and Woodbridge to Felixstowe.

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

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DUNKIRK

Saturday, 27 January, 2018

Christopher Nolan’s brilliant film of the desperate WW2 episode full of bravery and action. With Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy and Kenneth Branagh.

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

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ACROSS THE BRIDGE

Friday, 2 February, 2018

Rod Steiger, who reckoned this one of his best performances, in an exciting noir thriller based on a Graham Greene story featuring a businessman on the run and a nice dog called Dolores. Directed by Ken Annakin. From our Good Old British B &W Film Collection. bw.

Running Time:
103 minutes
Year of Release:
1957
Rated:
A

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MY COUSIN RACHEL

Saturday, 3 February, 2018

Rachel Weisz stars in this new and beautifully shot version of the Daphne Du Maurier story about a young Englishman and his late cousin’s mysterious wife.

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

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THE HIPPOPOTAMUS

Friday, 9 February, 2018

Very British comedy with Roger Allam, Fiona Shaw and Tim McInnerny in the film of Stephen Fry’s best selling novel set in a Norfolk country mansion.

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

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VICTORIA AND ABDUL

Saturday, 10 February, 2018

With Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Michael Gambon & Tim Pigott Smith. An interesting friendship ensues when the queen meets a visitor to the Golden Jubilee.

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

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WEST SIDE STORY

Friday, 16 February, 2018

The great musical created by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Jerome Robbins with continuously fine music and choreography from start to finish.A really entertaining and timeless show. With Natalie Wood, Russ Tamblyn, George Chakiris and Richard Beymer.

Running Time:
153 minutes
Year of Release:
1963
Rated:
PG

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KINGSMAN 2 - THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

Saturday, 17 February, 2018

- The new secret service genre that outBonds Bond. With Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Michael Gambon and Julianne Moore.

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

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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

Thursday, 22 February, 2018

with Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell. Doors open at 6.45pm. All tickets £10

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

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THE FENCER

Friday, 23 February, 2018

In 1953 a young Estonian fencer flees from Russian secret police to return to his homeland where he teaches fencing in a rundown school. Really good, award-winning film.

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

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CYRANO DE BERGERAC

Saturday, 24 February, 2018

Gerard Depardieu in the romantic, swashbuckling tale set in 17th century Paris – a brilliant film and a cinematographic delight. French with subtitles

Running Time:
137 minutes
Year of Release:
1990
Rated:
PG

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FINAL PORTRAIT

Friday, 2 March, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWkS1gO3aNI

Geoffrey Rush as Alberto Giacometti in this 1964 story of an artist and his subject, art-lover James Lord (Armie Hammer), which shines a light on the creative process.

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

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LOVING VINCENT

Saturday, 3 March, 2018

In a story depicted in stunning oil-painted animation, a young man brings Van Gogh’s last letter to his final hometown and investigates his final days there.

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

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GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

Friday, 9 March, 2018

– Domhnall Gleesson & Kelly MacDonald star in this true story of writer A.A.Milne - the invention of Winnie-the-Pooh and the effect on his son.

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

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THE PARTY

Saturday, 10 March, 2018

Comedy drama in Sally Potter’s sketch of modern life illuminated by a dinner party which does not go well. With Timothy Spall, Patricia Clarkson and Kristin Scott Thomas

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

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BREATHE

Friday, 16 March, 2018

True story drama/romance in which a polio victim strives to live at home with his wife against medical advice. With Claire Foy, Andrew Garfield and Hugh Bonneville.

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

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THE DEATH OF STALIN

Saturday, 17 March, 2018

Armando Iannucci’s satrical (but probably close to factual) account of events surrounding the comrades after the demise of the boss. With Michael Palin. 2017. 106m. 15

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

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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE - JULIUS CAESAR

Thursday, 22 March, 2018

With Ben Whishaw, David Calder and David Morrissey. Doors open 6.45pm. All tickets £10

Running Time:
minutes
Year of Release:
2018
Rated:
UNKNOWN

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MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

Friday, 23 March, 2018

The famous Agatha Christie story featuring the legendary and, amazingly, still operational train. With Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz.

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

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FILM FESTIVAL: BLACK NARCISSUS 10:15AM

Saturday, 24 March, 2018

With Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons and Flora Robson in a colourful drama featuring five nuns and their struggle to adapt to a remote location in a Himalayan convent

Running Time:
101 minutes
Year of Release:
1947
Rated:
PG

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FILM FESTIVAL: THE TALES OF HOFFMANN 12.15PM

Saturday, 24 March, 2018

Through the medium of dance, a melancholy poet reflects on the three women he has loved. With Moira Shearer, Robert Helpmann and Frederick Ashton

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

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FILM FESTIVAL: THE SMALL BACK ROOM 2:30PM

Saturday, 24 March, 2018

A bomb disposal officer fights alcohol and pills when asked to disarm German booby trap bombs. With David Farrar, Jack Hawkins, Michael Gough and Kathleen Byron. bw

Running Time:
106 minutes
Year of Release:
1949
Rated:
A

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FILM FESTIVAL: 49TH PARALLEL 4:30PM

Saturday, 24 March, 2018

A WW2 U-boat crew are stranded in Canada and need to make their way to the still neutral USA. With Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Anton Walbrook and Raymond Massey

Running Time:
104 minutes
Year of Release:
1941
Rated:
U

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FILM FESTIVAL: ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT 6:30PM

Saturday, 24 March, 2018

Led by British officers, partisans on Crete try to kidnap the German commander and smuggle him to Cairo. With Dirk Bogarde, Marius Goring and Cyril Cusack.

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

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FILM FESTIVAL: A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH 8.15PM

Saturday, 24 March, 2018

David Niven, Kim Hunter, Richard Attenborough, Bonar Colleano and Raymond Massey in a surreal love story featuring a pilot shot down during a WW2 bombing raid in 1945 and the uncertainties surrounding his death.

Running Time:
minutes
Year of Release:
1946
Rated:
PG

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EASTER PARADE

Saturday, 31 March, 2018

The 1948 classic with Fred Astaire, Judy Garland and Peter Lawford in which a night club dancer hires a chorus girl to be his partner.

Running Time:
107 minutes
Year of Release:
1948
Rated:
U

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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

5th 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.