EDIE

Event Date: Saturday  19th January 2019

Matinée at 3pm & Evening at 7.00pm

Certificate: 12A   Running Time: 1 hour 45 mins

83 year old Edie believes that it is never too late – packing an old camping bag, leaving her life behind and embarking on an adventure she never got to have – climbing the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland.

Refusing to spend the rest of her life in an old people’s home – which her daughter tries to enforce – Edie buys a train ticket to the Scottish Highlands where she employs the help of a young outdoor enthusiast, Jonny (Kevin Guthrie), to help her on her way to the summit. Edie’s stubborn determination proves that ‘It’s never too late’ to achieve a goal, and Hancock’s convincing portrayal of a range of emotions – fear, excitement, regret, relief and joy – draws the audience into her ambitious challenge, while themes of age and friendship are dealt with subtly against the backdrop of the stunning Scottish landscape.

Societal expectations of older people are brought to the fore and subverted. “Are you fishing?” a young woman presumes as Edie prepares to make a boat crossing to the foot of the mountain. “No, I’m going up there!” Edie says proudly. “Oh, OK. Wow!” the woman responds in surprise. Equally, though, over the course of the film Edie learns to accept help from others after 30 years of being a caregiver to her ill husband.

The Old Man and the Gun

Saturday 9th March 2019  –  EVENNG ONLY at 7.00pm

The Old Man and the Gun   Certificate: 12A. Running Time: 1 hour 40

The Old Man and theGun is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from hisaudacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented stringof heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up inthe pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivatedwith Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loveshim in spite of his chosen profession. Robert Redford twinkles in hissupposedly final big-screen outing.

The Wife

Saturday 9th February 2019  –  Matinée at 3pm & Evening at 7.00pm

The Wife           Certificate: 15    Running Time: 1 hour 40 mins

Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to support her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce). On the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature, Joan will confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and some long-buried secrets. The Wife is a poignant, funny and emotional journey, a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation, featuring a stunning cast.

THE BOOK CLUB

Saturday  8th December

Matinée at 3pm & Evening at 7.00pm

Certificate: 12A   Running Time: 1 hour 45 mins

Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through her decades-old divorce, and Carol’s (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous “50 Shades of Grey,” catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter.  A highly entertaining romantic comedy 

THE BOOKSHOP

Saturday  3rd November

Matinée at 3pm & Evening at 7.00pm

Certificate: PG   Running Time: 1 hour 50 mins

Florence Green, a free-spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop — the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. But this mini social revolution soon brings her fierce enemies: she invites the hostility of the town’s less prosperous shopkeepers and also crosses Mrs. Gamart, Harborough’s vengeful, embittered alpha female who is a wannabe doyenne of the local arts scene.

Starring Bill Nighy, Emily Mortimer and Patricia Clarkson.

THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY

Saturday 6th October

Matinée at 3pm & Evening at 7.00pm

THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY

 Certificate: 12   Running Time: 2 hours

Based on the best-selling novel, Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Downton Abbey) plays free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey during WWII.

From the producers of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and with an all-star cast including Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Katherine Parkinson, Matthew Goode, Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton comes a compelling romantic drama with an intriguing mystery at its heart.