Winter Season 2020

24th January - 11th April 2020

Join us for our Winter Season of inspiring films, both old and new. BOOKING BY PHONE FROM 2PM ON TUESDAY 21ST JANUARY

LA TRAVIATA

Friday, 24 January, 2020

Zeffirelli's splendid version of the Verdi opera with Placido Domingo and Teresa Stratas plus the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus directed by James Levine.

Running Time:
109 minutes
Year of Release:
1982
Rated:
U

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DR ZHIVAGO

Saturday, 25 January, 2020

The classic David Lean film of the Pasternak epic novel here in remastered form. With Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Tom Courtenay, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness and Ralph Richardson. A love story intertwined with the Russian Revolution and ensuing events. Superb. Please order interval food (pork goulash or herrings with Russian salad £6) at the time of booking. Vodka will also be available!

Running Time:
163 (2 intervals) minutes
Year of Release:
1965
Rated:
PG

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LE COP (MY NEW PARTNER)

Friday, 31 January, 2020

French crime comedy with Philippe Noiret as a crooked French policeman whose new honest partner (Thierry Lhermitte) leads to some entertainment. French with subtitles

Running Time:
107 minutes
Year of Release:
1984
Rated:
18

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

Saturday, 1 February, 2020

Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate in Tarantino's fictional tale woven into a true story of 1969 Hollywood.

Running Time:
161 minutes
Year of Release:
2019
Rated:
18

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THE CROOKED HOUSE

Friday, 7 February, 2020

Glenn Close and Terence Stamp in this atmospheric Agatha Christie murder mystery set in a very English country house. Screenplay by Julian Fellowes.

Running Time:
115 minutes
Year of Release:
2017
Rated:
12

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PAVAROTTI

Saturday, 8 February, 2020

By Oscar-winning director Ron Howard, this excellent documentary looks at the life and work of the opera legend, featuring much of the music including Nessun Dorma.

Running Time:
114 minutes
Year of Release:
2019
Rated:
12A

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LADIES IN BLACK

Friday, 14 February, 2020

Bruce Beresford directs this romantic Australian story of a young assistant in a 1959 Sydney department store. Charming feel-good film for Valentines Day.

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

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THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT

Saturday, 15 February, 2020

Alec Guinness as a young scientist who discovers an earthbreaking product and is thereafter immersed in the ramifications which follow that.

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

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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: CYRANO DE BERGERAC

Thursday, 20 February, 2020

With James McAvoy. Doors open 6.45pm. All tickets £10.

Running Time:
TBC minutes
Year of Release:
2020
Rated:
TBC

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MRS LOWRY AND SON

Friday, 21 February, 2020

A portrait of the artist L.S.Lowry and his relationship with his mother who tried to talk him out of it. With Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall.

Running Time:
91 minutes
Year of Release:
2019
Rated:
PG

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ADMIRAL

Saturday, 22 February, 2020

Exciting and visually stunning film about Admiral Michiel de Ruyter who led the Dutch fleet at the Battle of Sole Bay. This Dutch film presents a view of the Anglo Dutch wars from another perspective. With Rutger Hauer and Charles Dance as Charles II. Dutch with subtitles.

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

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DOWNTON ABBEY

Friday, 28 February, 2020

The film of the compulsive TV series also written by Julian Fellowes. With Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Imelda Staunton, Hugh Bonneville and Jim Carter.

Running Time:
122 minutes
Year of Release:
2019
Rated:
PG

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THE KEEPER

Saturday, 29 February, 2020

The true story of Bert Trautmann, a German prisoner of war, who became the Manchester city goalkeeper afterwards. Moving love story. With John Henshaw.

Running Time:
120 minutes
Year of Release:
2018
Rated:
15

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JUDY

Friday, 6 March, 2020

Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland when she visited London during the winter of 1968 to give a series of sell-out concerts. With Michael Gambon, Rufus Sewell and Jessie Buckley.

Running Time:
118 minutes
Year of Release:
2019
Rated:
12A

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A PRIVATE FUNCTION

Saturday, 7 March, 2020

Brilliant British comedy written by Alan Bennett with an excellent cast - Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, Liz Smith, Richard Griffiths and Pete Postlethwaite, featuring a chiropodist and an illicit pig hidden from the authorities.

Running Time:
92 minutes
Year of Release:
1984
Rated:
15

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THE JOKER

Friday, 13 March, 2020

Extraordinary performance from Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, a mentally troubled comedian in Gotham City who discovers his alter-ego. With Robert de Niro.

Running Time:
122 minutes
Year of Release:
2019
Rated:
15

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MRS PALFREY AT THE CLAREMONT

Saturday, 14 March, 2020

Abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, an elderly woman strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer. With Joan Plowright and Rupert Friend plus Georgina Hale, Anna Massey, Millicent Martin and Robert Lang.

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

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THE WIPERS TIMES

Friday, 20 March, 2020

Written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, the true comic story of a group of soldiers who start a satirical magazine in the trenches of WW1. With Michael Palin

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

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WOMEN IN LOVE

Saturday, 21 March, 2020

Film of the D.H.Lawrence novel set in the industrial Midlands of the 1920s. With Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson and Jenny Linden. Ken Russell directs

Running Time:
131 minutes
Year of Release:
1969
Rated:
18

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VERY ANNIE MARY

Friday, 27 March, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwFiOkiMjn0

Welsh comedy, with an operatic theme, with Jonathan Pryce, Rachel Griffiths, Ruth Madoc, Joanna Page and Kenneth Griffiths. On our list of Top Funny Films.

Running Time:
104 minutes
Year of Release:
2001
Rated:
15

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FORTY SECOND STREET

Saturday, 28 March, 2020

The great classic musical with Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Warren Baxter, Bebe Daniels and Ginger Rogers. Choreographed by Busby Berkeley. bw

Running Time:
89 minutes
Year of Release:
1933
Rated:
U

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AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS

Saturday, 11 April, 2020

The Jules Verne story of a wager, with David Niven as Phileas Fogg with Cantinflas, Shirley Maclaine, Robert Newton, Noel Coward etc etc.

Running Time:
175 minutes
Year of Release:
1956
Rated:
U

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2020 Season Dates

WINTER

24th January - 11th April

SPRING

to be announced

SUMMER

to be announced

AUTUMN

to be announced

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.