• 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]

    Set on the French Riviera, this supremely stylish crime caper stars Cary Grant as retired jewel thief John Robie, and Grace Kelly as heiress Francie Stevens. When Robie is suspected of a new spate of burglaries he sets out to clear his own name. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock (1955)

  • 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]

    In this extraordinary French-Mauritanian drama, cattle herder Kidane lives with his wife and child near Timbuktu, which has come under the occupation of Islamist rebels. A work of intense anger that resonates with razor sharp wit and compassion.

  • Under the Skin 23.02.18 [15]

    Remarkable sci-fi with Scarlett Johansson as a predatory alien who drives around Scotland, ‘picking up’ men. Although a box office failure, it won numerous awards and was lauded by critics and audiences alike. A must see… absorbing in every sense! Directed by Jonathan Glazer (2013)

  • 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)

  • Of Time and the City (12) 30.10.15

    Includes a Q&A with the films producers Roy Boulter and Sol Papadopoulos. Of Time and the City is a 2008 documentary collage film directed by Terence Davies. The film has Davies recalling his life growing up in Liverpool in the 1950s and 1960s, using newsreel and documentary footage supplemented by his own commentary voiceover and […]

  • Annie Hall (15) 27.11.15

    Alvy Singer, a 40-year-old, twice divorced, neurotic, intellectual Jewish New York stand-up comic reflects on the demise of his latest relationship, to Annie Hall, an insecure, flighty, aspiring nightclub singer. Unlike his previous relationships, Alvy believed he may have worked out all the issues in his life through 15 years of therapy to make this […]

  • It’s a Wonderful Life (U) 11.12.15

    Released in 1946, It’s a Wonderful Life stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community would be had he never been […]

  • Little Moth 29.01.16

    UK PREMIERE WITH LIVE SKYPE DIRECTOR Q&A Luo Jiang and Guihua, a poor, middle-aged couple with few prospects, decide to buy an 11- year-old girl, Xiao Ezi (aka “Little Moth”), for $140 in rural China. Xiao Ezi’s life is in peril, as she is forced to earn money for her new parents as a beggar […]

  • Whisky Galore! 26.02.16

    NOW SOLD OUT SPECIAL 75th ANNIVERSARY SCREENING Whisky Galore! is a 1949 Ealing comedy film from the novel Whisky Galore by Compton MacKenzie. Both the film and the novel are based on the real-life 1941 shipwreck of the S.S. Politician near the island of Eriskay, in the Outer Hebrides, and the unauthorised taking of its […]

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc 25.03.16

    WITH LIVE PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT BY MIE YANASHITA: EXCLUSIVE UK PERFORMANCE This will be a unique and one off opportunity to experience this remarkable film in the UK with a live piano accompaniment by renowned Japanese composer and performer Mie Yanashita. Her composition for The Passion of Joan of Arc, which is part scored and part […]

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 29.04.16

    McMurphy has a criminal past and has once again gotten himself into trouble and is sentenced by the court. To escape labor duties in prison, McMurphy pleads insanity and is sent to a ward for the mentally unstable. Once here, McMurphy both endures and stands witness to the abuse and degradation of the oppressive Nurse […]

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild 27.05.16

    Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink, in the Bathtub, a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unravelling of the universe, ready for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out […]

  • Ida 01.07.16

    Ida is set in Poland in 1962. Anna, an orphan brought up by nuns in the convent, is a novice. She has to see Wanda, her only living relative, before she takes her vows. Wanda tells Anna about her Jewish roots. Both women start a journey not only to find their family’s tragic story, but […]

  • The Graduate 29.07.16

    Ben has recently graduated from college, with his parents now expecting great things from him. At his “Homecoming” party, Mrs Robinson, the wife of his father’s business partner, has Ben drive her home, which leads to an affair between the two. The affair eventually ends, but comes back to haunt him when he finds himself […]

  • The Rocket 02.09.16

    A boy who is believed to bring bad luck to everyone around him leads his family and two new friends through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by the legacy of war, to prove he’s not bad luck he builds a giant rocket to enter the most […]

  • Robot & Frank 30.09.16

    The film is set in the near future. Frank is a retired cat-burglar living alone while his successful son, Hunter, tries to care for him from afar. Finally, Hunter gets him a robot caretaker, but Frank soon learns that the robot could be useful as a burglary aide. As Frank tries to restart his old […]

  • 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 […]

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Timbuktu 26.01.18 [12]

In this extraordinary French-Mauritanian drama, cattle herder Kidane lives with his wife and child near Timbuktu, which has come under the occupation of Islamist rebels. A work of intense anger that resonates with razor sharp wit and compassion.

Read More Book Now

Under the Skin 23.02.18 [15]

Remarkable sci-fi with Scarlett Johansson as a predatory alien who drives around Scotland, ‘picking up’ men. Although a box office failure, it won numerous awards and was lauded by critics and audiences alike. A must see… absorbing in every sense! Directed by Jonathan Glazer (2013)

Read More Book Now

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)

Read More Book Now

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

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