CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 25/6/2020: YOU MAY HAVE HEARD THAT FROM 4TH JULY CINEMAS WILL BE ALLOWED TO RE-OPEN WITH CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE. THESE RESTRICTIONS WILL INCLUDE ONLY SELLING A QUARTER OF OUR SEATS IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING. PATRONS WOULD NEED TO WEAR MASKS AND SIT SEPARATELY FROM THOSE NOT WITHIN THEIR HOUSEHOLD. IN OUR CASE THIS WOULD MEAN ONLY SELLING 17 SEATS PER PERFORMANCE. WHILST THIS WOULD BE IMPRACTICAL FROM A FINANCIAL PERSPECTIVE, IT WOULD ALSO NOT BE IN KEEPING WITH OUR VALUES OF PROVIDING A FUN AND SOCIAL EXPERIENCE. MANY OF OUR STAFF AND CUSTOMERS ARE 70 PLUS AND WITH HEALTH CONDITIONS. IT WOULD THEREFORE BE BOTH UNSAFE AND UNFEASIBLE FOR US TO OPEN AT THIS TIME. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU BACK TO THE PICTURE PALACE WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO AND WILL UPDATE THIS PAGE WHEN WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
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.
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!
French crime comedy with Philippe Noiret as a crooked French policeman whose new honest partner (Thierry Lhermitte) leads to some entertainment. French with subtitles
Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate in Tarantino's fictional tale woven into a true story of 1969 Hollywood.
Glenn Close and Terence Stamp in this atmospheric Agatha Christie murder mystery set in a very English country house. Screenplay by Julian Fellowes.
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.
Bruce Beresford directs this romantic Australian story of a young assistant in a 1959 Sydney department store. Charming feel-good film for Valentines Day.
Alec Guinness as a young scientist who discovers an earthbreaking product and is thereafter immersed in the ramifications which follow that.
With James McAvoy. Doors open 6.45pm. All tickets £10.
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.
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.
The film of the compulsive TV series also written by Julian Fellowes. With Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Imelda Staunton, Hugh Bonneville and Jim Carter.
The true story of Bert Trautmann, a German prisoner of war, who became the Manchester city goalkeeper afterwards. Moving love story. With John Henshaw.
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.
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.
Extraordinary performance from Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, a mentally troubled comedian in Gotham City who discovers his alter-ego. With Robert de Niro.
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.
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
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
Very funny musical comedy film starring Rachel Griffiths and Jonathan Pryce.
The great classic musical with Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Warren Baxter, Bebe Daniels and Ginger Rogers. Choreographed by Busby Berkeley. bw
The Jules Verne story of a wager, with David Niven as Phileas Fogg with Cantinflas, Shirley Maclaine, Robert Newton, Noel Coward etc etc.