Cinema-on-Sea Relaunch

Following the departure of our usual mobile cinema man, we are delighted to announce that we have found a very enthusiastic volunteer, Mike Woodward, who is helping us get Cinema-on-Sea back up and running.

Together, we are looking into ways of keeping the operation local and possibly upgrading the sound system in McGrigor Hall which will benefit all those who use the hall.  However, in the short term we have been kindly offered the use of a projector and sound system so we can bring films to Frinton from next month.

The relaunch will open with Renée Zellweger’s amazing portrayal of Judy Garland in Judy.

Saturday 15th February

Matinée 3.00pm Evening 7.00pm

Winter 1968, Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.

Yet she is fragile, exhausted and haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood.  Will she have the strength to go on?

Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of ‘the world’s greatest entertainer’, together with a truly stunning performance by Renée Zellweger.

Yesterday

Saturday 14th December – Matinee-3.00pm & Evening-7.00pm

Certificate: 12A     Running Time: 2 hours

Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, Jack becomes on overnight sensation with a little help from his agent.

 

A brilliant comedy written by Richard Curtis and directed by Danny Boyle.

Rocketman

Saturday 16th November 

Matinée at 3.00pm  Evening at 7.00pm

Certificate: 15    Running time: 2 hours

ROCKETMAN is an epic musical story about Elton John’s breakthrough years.  The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John.

This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture.

 

Cinema-on-Sea Double Bill – Take Two!

SUNDAY 27th OCTOBER

Matinee at 3.00pmFisherman’s Friend

 

 

This gentle, sweet-natured comedy has warmth and a certain X factor of likability, helped by big-hearted performances from a cast including Daniel Mays and Tuppence Middleton.

It’s inspired by the true story of the Fisherman’s Friends, an all-male a capella folk singing group from Port Isaac in Cornwall who in the noughties became an unexpected hit for their authentic sea shanties.  A great FEEL-GOOD FILM.

SUNDAY 27th OCTOBER

Evening at 7.00pmGreen Book

Set in America in 1962, Green Book tells the heart-warming true story of Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a working-class Italian-American bouncer who takes on a job as a chauffeur for Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class Black pianist. The mismatched pair embark on a two-month tour of concert venues in the racially charged deep south and discover they’re on the road to a meaningful and unique friendship.

Cinema-on-Sea Double Bill

Sunday 15th September

Matinee 3.00pmStan & Ollie

 

 

 

Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star as Laurel & Hardy in this wonderful portrayal of the unique and precious partnership of the legendary duo as they set out on a tour of Britain in the twilight of their career.

Whilst they face an uncertain future, the charm and beauty of their performances shine through.

Critics are calling Stan & Ollie ‘absolute perfection’.

Evening 7.00pmFisherman’s Friend

 

 

This gentle, sweet-natured comedy has warmth and a certain X factor of likability, helped by big-hearted performances from a cast including Daniel Mays and Tuppence Middleton.

It’s inspired by the true story of the Fisherman’s Friends, an all-male a capella folk singing group from Port Isaac in Cornwall who in the noughties became an unexpected hit for their authentic sea shanties.  A great FEEL-GOOD FILM!

 

Bohemian Rhapsody

Saturday 4th May 2019

Certificate: 12A   Running Time: 2 hour 10 mins

 This is the multiple award-winning celebration of Queen: their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, together with the darker periods of Freddie’s solo career and AIDS diagnosis.

A real MUST-SEE MOVIE!

The Upside

Sunday 2nd June 2019

Certificate: 12A   Running Time: 1 hour 40 mins

The Upside chronicles the unexpected friendship between Phillip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston), a Park Avenue billionaire left paralyzed after a paragliding accident, and ex-con Dell Scott (Kevin Hart), in need of a fresh start. After finding himself at the wrong job interview Dell uses his irreverent charisma to charm Phillip, who, despite protests from his chief-of-staff Yvonne (Nicole Kidman), offers him the home aid position. Despite a rocky start, the two quickly realize how much they can learn from each other’s experiences.

Stan & Ollie

Sunday 22nd June 2019

Certificate: 12A   Running Time: 1 hour 40 mins

Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star as Laurel & Hardy in this wonderful portrayal of the unique and precious partnership of the legendary duo as they set out on a tour of Britain in the twilight of their career. Whilst they face an uncertain future, the charm and beauty of their performances shine through. 

Critics are calling Stan & Ollie ‘absolute perfection’.

A Star Is Born

Event Date: Saturday 9th March 2019  –  EVENING ONLY at 7.00pm  

Certificate: 15    Running Time: 2 hour 15 mins

This is the award-winning remake of the Barbara Streisand hit. 

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. 

But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. ‘A raw and passionate tale’.

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.