Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry and instead, returns to Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne, threatening Elizabeth I's sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones - and change the course of history.
Gary Hart, former senator of Colorado, becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart's intelligence, charisma and idealism leaves him with a seemingly clear path to the White House. All that comes crashing down when allegations of an extramarital affair surface in the media.
Dr. Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist who's about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.
As a young cop, Erin Bell went under cover to infiltrate a gang in the California desert - with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges, Bell must work her way back through the remaining members while confronting her own demons.
It's 1958 in Châteauroux, a small town in the French province and a couple takes to the dancefloor to dance to a song by Dalida, whose premonitory words will haunt the forty years that follow this love at first sight. Spanning until the present day it's a story of unconditional love between a mother and her daughter, endangered by an unsteady and manipulative father.
Screening includes a warm welcome from Wirksworth Twinning Association and nibbles.
FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A woman returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.
Teenager Nicolas Sheff seems to have it all - good grades, editor of the school newspaper, actor, artist and athlete. When Nic's addiction to meth threatens to destroy him, his desperate father does whatever he can to save his son and his family.
A 90-year-old horticulturist and WWII veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel. A classic Clint Eastwood tale of the down-trodden hitting back.
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.
One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike) is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless. This film is a stunning and honest biopic about her personal life and dangerous career.
Lee (Melissa McCarthy) made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack ( an Oscar nominated Richard E. Grant).
From the director of the Oscar-winning Moonlight and adapted from James Baldwin’s novel of the same name. We follow the trials and tribulations of young couple Tish and Fonny in 1970’s Harlem, as they face off against racial injustice and wrongful incarceration. A love story for the ages; soulful, moving and visually stunning.
The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity.
Christian Bale performs in stunning method mode to tell the story of Dick Cheney and the Bush-era White House. During a time of immense political and social change, Cheney along with Donald Rumsfeldt (Steve Carrell) altered the course of Western history.
Broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London. Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.
Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench and Ian McKellen assemble in possibly the biggest film of the year so far. The year is 1613, and Shakespeare (Branagh) is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family.
Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching.
Jared Eamons, the son of a small-town Baptist pastor, must overcome the fallout after being outed as gay to his parents. His father and mother struggle to reconcile their love for their son with their beliefs. Fearing a loss of family, friends and community, Jared is pressured into attending a conversion therapy programme
A spectacular, breathtaking, high-tech musical production based on the masterpiece by Leo Tolstoy, filmed before a live audience at the Moscow Theatre. The dramatic and tumultuous love story between the married Anna Karenina and dashing military officer, Alexey Vronsky, takes place amidst the glitter and luxury of the Russian nobility in the second half of the 19th century. With English subtitles.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination.
On the 75th anniversary of The Great Escape, Dan Snow hosts a commemorative evening featuring The D-Day Darlings and special guests, culminating with a gala screening of the remastered 1963 cult film, starring Steve McQueen. Dan Snow will hear from veterans of the Second World War’s most daring escape and will explore the history and science behind the operation with renowned historian Paul Beaver and Dr Hugh Hunt of the University of Cambridge.
Filmed in an audacious two hour long, single-cut, a real cinematic treat. Victoria is a Spanish girl living in Berlin, and on a night out bumps into a trio of Berlin-locals. They quickly strike up a friendship, and Victoria becomes swept up into the dangerous criminal underworld in which they exist. With a warm welcome and nibbles from The Wirksworth Twinning Association from 6.30pm. In German with English subtitles.
This documentary profiles five New Zealand women who blow away stereotypes and sexism in the traditionally male world of sheep shearing. Two are legends of the sport: Emily Welch and Jills Angus Burney (also a High Court barrister). The other three are hoping to make their mark with the blades at the sport's pinnacle: Masterton’s Golden Shears. The event which has no separate gender categories.
A new production of the Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery.
Roll up, roll up and take a chance with our brand new Mystery Film! Once a month a member of our staff picks a film for you to enjoy. It could be a cult classic, an undiscovered masterpiece or an old favourite. The film remains a well-kept secret until the lights go down and the titles roll. In March the film is chosen by Head of Film Josh and in April by our Cinema Manager Briony.
In 1946 Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightly) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg to be reunited with her husband, Lewis, who is a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. As they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: they will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower and his troubled daughter.
Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again. Ten years after Mamma Mia! you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi. With the film's original cast returning and new additions including Lily James. The film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present. An all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA.
Capernaum tells the story of Zain, a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the "crime" of giving him life. The film follows Zain as he journeys from gutsy, streetwise child to hardened 12-year-old "adult" fleeing his negligent parents, surviving through his wits on the streets, where he meets Ethiopian migrant worker Rahil, who provides him with shelter and food. With English subtitles.
With unprecedented access and research, this film reveals for the first time the incredible impact made by Scottish factory workers against one of the most repressive dictatorships of the 20th century. 40 years after their defiant stand in protest against General Pinochet's Air Force in Chile, Scottish pensioners discover the dramatic consequences of their solidarity. With English subtitles.
I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.
Everybody Knows, follows Laura (Penelope Cruz) on her travels from Argentina to her small home town in Spain for her sister's wedding, bringing her two children along for the occasion. Amid the joyful reunion and festivities, the eldest daughter is abducted. In the tense days that follow, various family and community tensions surface and deeply hidden secrets are revealed. With English subtitles.
One of the 20th Century's most iconic horrors returns for a special late night screening, in a beautiful (yet still terrifying) digital restoration. When her niece is found dead along with three friends after viewing a supposedly cursed videotape, reporter Reiko Asakawa sets out to investigate. Along with her ex-husband, Ryuji, Reiko finds the tape, watches it -- and promptly receives a phone call informing her that she'll die in a week. With English subtitles.
Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years. With English subtitles.
Already legends by 1953, beloved comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy set out to perform live shows for their adoring fans. The tour becomes a hit, but long-buried tension and Hardy's failing health start to threaten their new act and friendship.
In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne, played mercurially by Olivia Coleman, occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah, played by Rachel Weisz, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, played by Emma Stone, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah resulting in a deadly rivalry between to two courtiers.
Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other. Given privileged access to both galleries the film documents this landmark exhibition, whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story, with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions.
A cynical London music executive heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen. He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families who value friendship and community over fame and fortune.
As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless' discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup's reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible decisions to save their kind.
Join us for a fun filled and eco-friendly afternoon building your Boxtroll outfit from recycled cardboard complete with face paint before settling down for the film!
The workshop will begin at 12pm and will last for one hour. Spaces are limited to 30 people (children & adults). To book your place please call us on: 01629 337513.
You will need to book your tickets for the film separately, the film will begin at 1:30pm.
Ralph Fiennes’ ambitious third directorial outing is a thrilling biopic of the virtuosic Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, whose defection from the USSR to the west stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. Starring Ukrainian dancer Oleg Ivenko as Nureyev in his screen debut, plus Sergei Polunin (Dancer) as Nureyev’s roommate Yuri Soloviev, it was inspired by Julie Kavanagh’s biography and scripted by David Hare. With English subtitles.
Charlie Bucket, a sweet boy from a poor family dreams of finding one of five golden tickets hidden inside chocolate bar wrappers, which will admit him to the eccentric and reclusive Willy Wonka's magical factory. Will he find one and have his dreams come true? Join us on adventure to a world of pure imagination.
Directed by British born film-maker Carol Morley (The Falling). When Detective Mike Hoolihan (Patricia Clarkson) is called to investigate the shooting of leading astrophysicist and black hole expert, Jennifer Rockwell, she is affected in ways she struggles to comprehend. A stylish and pulsating thriller.
A perfect treat for Easter Sunday, an adventure for the whole family. We follow the continuing adventures of Marty and Doc Brown, this time travelling to the distant year 2015, where Marty has to deal with his troubled legacy and save his family once more from the clutches of the evil “Donald Trump-esque” Biff Tannen.
We round off our family classics season on Easter Monday, with the loveliest of family films ever made (in our humble opinion). After the enforced absence of their father, three children move with their mother to Yorkshire, where during their adventures they attempt to discover the reason for his disappearance.
This exquisitely shot, Hitchcockian thriller, is already a strong contender for the best film of 2019. Jong-soo runs into Hae-mi, a girl who once lived in his neighborhood, and she asks him to watch her cat while she's out of town. When she returns, she introduces him to Ben, a man she met on the trip, a man who may not be all that he seems. Jong-soo, bewildered and afraid, sets out to discover the truth. With English subtitles.
Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Stupendous amounts of fun in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Old-school magic meets the modern world when young Alex stumbles upon the mythical sword Excalibur. He soon joins forces with a band of knights and the legendary wizard Merlin when the wicked enchantress Morgana threatens the future of mankind.
It's 1851, and Charlie and Eli Sisters are both brothers and assassins, boys grown to men in a savage and hostile world. The Sisters Brothers find themselves on a journey through the Northwest, bringing them to the mountains of Oregon, a dangerous brothel in the small town of Mayfield, and eventually, the gold rush land of California -- an adventure that tests the deadly family ties that bind.
Inspired by real events, this is a black comedy about 20 years of history of Sicily from 1970s to 1990s, mocking Mafia Bosses and restoring the generosity of the heroes of Antimafia. The film focuses on Arturo, a young boy who grows up in Palermo and tries to win the love of his beloved Flora. With a warm welcome and nibbles from The Wirksworth Twinning Association from 6.30pm. In Italian with English subtitles.
A new production of one of the funniest plays of all-time, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays.
Louis Creed, his wife Rachel and their two children move to a rural home where they are enlightened about the eerie 'Pet Sematary' located near their home. After the tragedy of their cat being killed by a truck, Louis resorts to burying it in the mysterious pet cemetery, which is definitely not as it seems, and as it proves to the Creeds that sometimes, dead is better.