• The Levelling 24.11.17 [15]

    Outstanding directorial debut set during the Somerset Levels floods of 2014. When a young man dies soon after inheriting the family farm from his dominant father Aubrey (David Troughton), his estranged sister Clover (Ellie Kendrick) returns home. Directed by Hope Dickson Leach (2016)

  • White Christmas 15.12.17 [U]

    Army entertainers captain Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and private Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) become successful Broadway producers who join a ‘sister act’ (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) in a bid to save their former commander’s failing business. Directed by Michael Curtiz (1955)  

  • Timbuktu 26.01.18 [12]

    Timbuktu is a 2014 French-Mauritanian drama film directed by Abderrahmane Sissako, starring Ibrahim Ahmed, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki and Hichem Yacoubi. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards, and named twelfth “Best Film of the 21st Century So Far” in 2017 by The New York Times, it also won prizes at […]

  • Under the Skin 23.02.18 [15]

    Under the Skin is a 2013 British science fiction film directed by Jonathan Glazer, loosely based on Michel Faber’s 2000 novel. Starring Scarlett Johansson, it was named one of 2014’s best films, won a European Film Award for best soundtrack and ranked 61st in the BBC’s 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century. A lifeless […]

  • The Life of Brian 30.03.18 [15]

    ”He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!” Hilarious comedy by the Monty Python team. Brian Cohen (Graham Chapman), is a young Jewish man who is born on the same day as, and next door to, Jesus Christ, with whom he is subsequently mistaken. Directed by Terry Jones (1979)

  • Rabbit-Proof Fence 27.04.18 [PG]

    Based on a true story. Set in 1930s Australia, three young girls escape from a ‘re-education’ camp, established to ‘breed out’ Aboriginal blood. A profoundly moving performance from newcomer Everlyn Sampi as Molly Craig. Directed by Phillip Noyce (2002)

  • From Russia with Love 25.05.18 [12]

    Bond is back… and sent to Turkey, where SPECTRE plans to avenge his killing of Dr. No. A superb, action-packed second outing for the franchise; a huge critical and commercial success. Directed by Terence Young (1963)

  • Notes on Blindness 29.06.18 [U]

    Winner of Best Documentary at the British Independent Film Awards, this beautiful and groundbreaking film is based on the audio diaries of John Hull as he explores his relationship with blindness. Directed by Peter Middleton and James Spinney (2016)

  • Dheepan 27.07.18 [15]

    Three Tamil refugees flee the civil war-ravaged Sri Lanka and come to France, in the hope of reconstructing their lives, only to find themselves in a different kind of conflict zone. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Jacques Audiard (2015)

  • Sing Street 31.08.18 [12A]

    Terrific feel-good comedy drama set in 1980s Dublin. Schoolboy Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo), starts a band in search of relief from family problems, while falling in love with aspiring model Raphina (Lucy Boynton). Directed by John Carney (2016)

  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 28.09.18 [PG]

    Based loosely on a true story, this sparkling comedy western sees outlaws Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman) and the Sundance Kid (Robert Redford) flee to Bolivia in search of easy pickings. Directed by George Roy Hill (1969)

  • Love and Mercy 28.10.16

    FIRST FILM OF OUR SIXTH ANNUAL FILM SEASON, AND CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF PET SOUNDS BY THE BEACH BOYS. Set in the 1960s, young songwriter Brian Wilson (Paul Dano) finds himself in the midst of extraordinary success after scoring numerous hit records with The Beach Boys. Following a panic attack, he resigns from concert […]

  • Singin' in the Rain

    Singin’ in the Rain 25.11.16

    Come along to this classic Hollywood musical and enjoy another great Hoylake Community Cinema ‘big surprise’! Singin’ in the Rain is a 1952 American musical comedy film directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. It offers a lighthearted depiction of Hollywood in the late 1920s, with […]

  • It’s a Wonderful Life 09.12.16

    SPECIAL 70th ANNIVERSARY SCREENING WITH LIVE SKYPE LINKUP WITH CAST MEMBERS AT THE IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE FESTIVAL, SENECA FALLS Following up from our surprise Skype linkup with members of the cast after our 2015 Christmas screening, we are again connecting with our new patron Karolyn Grimes (Zuzu in the film) and friends in Seneca […]

  • Malala Sold Out

    He Named Me Malala 27.01.17

    He Named Me Malala is a 2015 documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim about then 18-year old Pakistani activist and youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. The film recounts her survival of an assassination attempt by a Taliban gunman as part of the organization’s violent opposition to girls’ education in the Swat Valley in […]

  • Set Fire to the Stars 24.02.17

    WITH SPECIAL GUEST Q&A Set Fire to the Stars is a 2014 BAFTA cymru winning film, directed by Andy Goddard and starring our special guest for this evening Celyn Jones (Shameless) and Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings). In 1950, poet and academic John Brinnin (Wood) invites Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (Jones) to New York […]

  • Backbeat 31.03.17

    Backbeat is a fascinating drama, directed by Iain Softley, about the early ‘Hamburg’ days of the Beatles, when in 1960, Pete Best (Scot Williams), John Lennon (Ian Hart), George Harrison (Chris O’Neill), Paul McCartney (Gary Bakewell), and Stuart Sutcliffe (Stephen Dorff) moved there for a residency at The Indra and Kaiserkeller Clubs. The film focuses […]

  • Mustang 28.04.17

    Mustang is a 2015 Turkish-French feaure film debut by director Deniz Gamze Ergüven, which follows the lives of five orphaned sisters who are sent to live with their traditionally conservative uncle and grandmother in a remote Turkish village. A single event at the beginning of the film, based on a personal experience of Ergüven’s, leads to […]

  • Ex-Machina

    Ex-Machina 26.05.17

    Ex Machina is a 2015 independent science fiction thriller written and directed by Alex Garland in his directorial debut. It stars Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, and Alicia Vikander. The film revolves around computer programmer Caleb Smith (Gleeson) who wins a one-week visit to the luxurious, isolated home of his CEO Nathan Bateman (Isaac) to test […]

  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly 30.06.17

    Based on the book of the same name – the memoir of Jean-Dominique Bauby, editor of popular French fashion magazine Elle – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is an exceptional 2007 biographical drama directed by Julian Schnabel. Told from Bauby’s (Mathieu Amalric) first person perspective, the film opens as he wakes from a three-week […]

  • Ice Cold in Alex 28.07.17

    Ice Cold in Alex is a British film made in 1958, directed by J. Lee Thompson, and based on a series of articles written for the Saturday Evening Post published in book form in 1957. Starring John Mills, Sylvia Sims, Harry Andrews, Diane Clare and Anthony Quayle, the film was a prizewinner at the 8th […]

  • Like Father, Like Son 01.09.17

    Like Father, Like Son is a 2013 Japanese drama film directed by Hirokazu Koreeda, starring Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Keita Nonomiya, Shôgen Hwang, Yōko Maki, and Lily Franky. Ryota Nonomiya (Fukuyama) is a businessman, driven so much by money and success that he neglects his wife, Midori (Ono), and son, Keita (Nonomiya). One day the […]

  • Charade 29.09.17

    Charade is a 1963 American romantic comedy thriller directed by Stanley Donen, starring Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George Kennedy and Ned Glass, with Audrey Hepburn winning the 1964 BAFTA Best Actress Award. While on a skiing holiday in the French Alps, “Reggie” Lampert (Hepburn) confides in her friend Sylvie that she […]

  • To Catch a Thief 27.10.17 [PG]

    To Catch a Thief is a 1955 American romantic thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. Based on the David Dodge novel, the film won an Oscar for Best Cinematography and was nominated for five further awards, including Best Costume Design and Best Written American Comedy. When a new wave of […]

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The Life of Brian 30.03.18 [15]

”He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!” Hilarious comedy by the Monty Python team. Brian Cohen (Graham Chapman), is a young Jewish man who is born on the same day as, and next door to, Jesus Christ, with whom he is subsequently mistaken. Directed by Terry Jones (1979)

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Rabbit-Proof Fence 27.04.18 [PG]

Based on a true story. Set in 1930s Australia, three young girls escape from a ‘re-education’ camp, established to ‘breed out’ Aboriginal blood. A profoundly moving performance from newcomer Everlyn Sampi as Molly Craig. Directed by Phillip Noyce (2002)

Read More Book Now

From Russia with Love 25.05.18 [12]

Bond is back… and sent to Turkey, where SPECTRE plans to avenge his killing of Dr. No. A superb, action-packed second outing for the franchise; a huge critical and commercial success. Directed by Terence Young (1963)

Read More Book Now

Notes on Blindness 29.06.18 [U]

Winner of Best Documentary at the British Independent Film Awards, this beautiful and groundbreaking film is based on the audio diaries of John Hull as he explores his relationship with blindness. Directed by Peter Middleton and James Spinney (2016)

Read More Book Now

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