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.
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.
Imprisoned during World War II in a German POW camp, a group of Allied soldiers are intent on breaking out, not only to escape, but also to draw Nazi forces away from battle to search for fugitives. Outwitting their captors by digging a tunnel out of the prison grounds, the soldiers find the stakes much higher when escape becomes a reality.
NB: Please note, this is not the live 75th Anniversary screening advertised in our brochure. Due to unforseen circumstances we cannot broadcast this. However, we will still be screening the digitally restored film - without the live gala - at the same advertised start time.
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.
Bring your Mum along on Mother's Day for a great night at the pictures, and remember, Mum's get a free glass of fizz on arrival!
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.
There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. In French with English subtitles.
The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I is back by popular demand in cinemas. See the number one box office hit, recorded from London’s iconic Palladium.
Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
Broadcast live from the Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.
For Joe and Kate nothing lasts forever and their contented lives – already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war – are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.
The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers. Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset. Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration.
An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret.
First performed in 1893, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirised the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper-class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice which still resonates today. Broadcast live from The Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End.
This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’.
Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin (including the classic hits ‘S Wonderful and I Got Rhythm), stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London’s West End all the way to Wirksworth!
Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war.
Gillian Anderson (X-Files) and Lily James ( Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve.
The play tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?
Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art. Indeed, one cannot understand Van Gogh without understanding how Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the 19th century and the profound impact it had on artists like Monet, Degas and, above all, Van Gogh.
Visiting the new galleries of Japanese art in Paris and then creating his own image of Japan – through in-depth research, print collecting and detailed discussions with other artists
Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end.
The day of Lady Windermere’s (Jennifer Saunders) birthday party, and all is perfectly in order. Until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party?
First performed in 1892, Lady Windermere’s Fan explores the ambiguity of upper class morality and the fragile position of women in society in the late Victorian era in one of Wilde’s most popular and witty plays. Broadcast live from The Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End.
Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Embark on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.
The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.
Join us for an outdoor screening of Wes Anderson's charming tale of youthful rebellion, at Mount Cook Adventure Centre in Middleton-by-Wirksworth!
The year is 1965, and the residents of New Penzance, an island off the coast of New England, inhabit a community that seems untouched by some of the bad things going on in the rest of the world. Twelve-year-olds Sam and Suzy have fallen in love and decide to run away. But a violent storm is approaching the island, forcing a group of quirky adults (Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray) to mobilise a search party and find the youths before calamity strikes.
You can camp over and watch the film at Mount Cook for the price of £16 per person, or just come along to watch the film for £10. This is an outdoor event so please bring your own seating and warm clothing.
Join us for a special sing-a-long screening of The Greatest Showman in the beautiful Grand Pavilion in Matlock Bath!
Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Come along and join Hugh Jackman and co. in one of the greatest musicals of all time.
Fancy dress is expected, but as this is an evening screening please wrap up warm.
We will rock you!
Join us on the opening night of the Wirksworth Festival for an outdoor screening of 2018's biggest release: Bohemian Rhapsody at the back of The Lime Kiln pub! Arrive early to grab your spot in front of our biggest screen yet, buy a beer at from The Lime Kiln and enjoy all the Queen mayhem. Fancy dress expected...
Food, activities and more to be announced very soon! Doors open 6pm