Sunday 20 October at 3pm
Tickets - £4
Running time: 115 minutes
Director – Steven Spielberg
Starring – Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Drew Barrymore
I'll believe in you all my life, every day. E.T... I love you.
This film makes your heart glad. It is filled with innocence, hope, and good cheer. It is also wickedly funny and exciting. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is a movie like The Wizard of Oz that you can grow up with and grow old with, and it won't let you down. It tells a story about friendship and love. It's about a relationship between a little boy and a creature from outer space that becomes his best friend. It works as science fiction, it's sometimes as scary as a monster movie, and at the end, when the lights go up, there's not a dry eye in the house.
Monday 21 October at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Running time: 115 minutes
Director – Stanley Nelson
A visionary, innovator and originator who defied categorization and embodied the word cool: a foray into the life and career of musical and cultural icon Miles Davis.
Delving into his past loves, personal relationships and addictions, a clearer portrait of Davis the man emerges. Davis is fearless and engaging throughout, and his intellectual fervor is only tempered by his insecurities. Director Stanley Nelson’s epic biopic collects the strands of a creative life and weaves them together for us to understand one of the great modern American artists like never before.
Tuesday 22 October at 7.45pm
Wednesday 23 October at 1.30pm
Running time: 89 minutes
Director – Mark Jenkin
Starring – Edward Rowe, Mary Woodvine, Giles King
This remarkable British film is a clash of the old worlds and the new. Cornish fisherman Martin Ward (Edward Rowe) must deal with his brother Steven (Giles King), who uses their boat for tourist cruises, and the well-off Londoners who have bought his childhood home. The cultural clash is represented in the look of the film, shot with an old Bolex camera in black-and-white 16mm and hand-processed by Jenkin, which produces a realistic tone and a real sense of depth and history. Beautifully shot, Bait balances modern concerns with nostalgia.
All tickets £3
Tuesday 29 October at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm
Wednesday 30 October at 11am & 4pm (Relaxed screening)
Thursday 31 October at 4pm
Running time – 104 minutes
Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever - high school.
Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Pena) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.
Please bring a pack-lunch, price includes popcorn for your cinema screening.
For just £18 per session, each Tuesday in the summer holidays, you can leave your child (aged 6-12) at the CINEMA CLUB from 9.30am until 3pm. They will then be able to watch a movie and then try a different activity in the afternoon.
The films they will enjoy are as follows;
Tuesday 29 October - Dora The Explorer
The afternoon activity - with Susannah Bulpin
Tuesday 29 October at 7.45pm, Wednesday 30 October at 1.30pm
Running time: 89 minutes, documentary in Turkish with English subtitles
Director – Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov
In a deserted Macedonian village, 50-something year old Hatidze tends to her bee colonies, handmade hives and her bedridden mother, occasionally heading to the capital to market her wares. One day, an itinerant family installs itself next door, and Hatidze’s peaceful kingdom gives way to roaring engines, shrieking children, and 150 cows. While she is gracious and welcomes the camaraderie, the itinerant family’s patriarch soon makes a series of decisions that could destroy Hatidze’s way of life forever. The most awarded film at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Honeyland is a beautiful, funny tragic and humanist verité documentary to savour.
Wednesday 30 October at 7pm
Tickets - £4, if you can prove you are aged 15 (or were born in 2004) your ticket will be £1 (not available online)
Running time: 97 minutes
Director – Mark Waters
Starring – Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey
Mean Girls turns 15 in 2019 and so does The Riverfront, so we are having a birthday screening! It's going to be so fetch! (Can't believe that never happened).
Teenage Cady Heron was educated in Africa by her scientist parents. When her family moves to the suburbs of Illinois, Cady finally gets to experience high school and gets a quick lesson on the cruel laws of popularity that divide her fellow students into tightly knitted cliques. She unwittingly finds herself in the good graces of an elite group of students - the 'Plastics', but Cady soon realises how this shallow group earned their nickname.
So if you love Mean Girls or are new to it come along, just remember "on Wednesdays we wear pink", we'd love to see you... but you can't sit with us!
Thursday 31 October at 11am & 1.30pm
Tickets - £3
Running time: 96 minutes
Director – Kenny Ortega
Starring – Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy
I put a spell on you
Because you're mine!
Spooky screenings of a firm Halloween favourite, we would love to see you in fancy dress – especially as your favourite Sanderson sister!After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches' book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.
Thursday 31 October at 7pm
Tickets - £5
Part of Newport Rising Festival with Q and A
Running time – 154 minutes
Director – Mike Leigh
Starring – Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Nico Mirallegro
An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracyrally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protestors were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.
All tickets £3
Friday 1 November at 11am & 1.30pm
This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!
In this town we call home
Everyone hail to the pumpkin song
Our second spooky screening this Halloween is Tim Burton produced The Nightmare Before Christmas where Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept.
Running time – 76 minutes
Monday 4 November at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Tuesday 5 November at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Running time: 100 minutes, in Mandarin and English with subtitles
Director – Lulu Wang
In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. Instead, they schedule an impromptu wedding-reunion, uniting family members so that everyone can surreptitiously say their goodbyes. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken.
Sunday 10 November at 2pm
Tickets - £4
“You know, the Chinese say that once you've saved a person's life, you're responsible for it forever.”
Regularly voted in the top 5 greatest films ever James Stewart and Kim Novak star in a new 4K print of this incredible thriller.
An ex-police officer who suffers from an intense fear of heights is hired to prevent an old friend's wife from committing suicide, but all is not as it seems. Hitchcock's haunting, compelling masterpiece is uniquely revelatory about the director's own predilections and hang-ups and is widely considered to be one of his masterworks.
Monday 11 November at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Running time: 91 minutes
Director – Adrian Noble
Beloved British artistL.S. Lowry (Timothy Spall) lived all his life with his over-bearing mother Elizabeth (Vanessa Redgrave). Bed-ridden and bitter, Elizabeth actively tried to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions, whilst never failing to voice her opinion at what a disappointment he was to her.
Tuesday 12 November at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Wednesday 13 November at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Running time: 121 minutes
Director – Michael Engler
Excitement is high at Downton Abbey when the Crawley family learns that King George V and Queen Mary are coming to visit. But trouble soon arises when Mrs. Patmore, Daisy and the rest of the servants learn that the king and queen travel with their own chefs and attendants -- setting the stage for an impromptu scheme and other shenanigans.
Monday 18 November at 7.45pm
Tuesday 19 November at 7.45pm
Wednesday 20 November at 4pm & 7.45pm
Running time: 118 minutes
Director – Rupert Goold
Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-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, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through.
Even her dreams of romance seem undimmed as she embarks on a courtship with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. And yet Judy is fragile. After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood; and gripped by a desire to be back home with her kids. 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".
Tuesday 26 November at 7.45pm
Wednesday 27 November at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Running time: 112 minutes
Director – Benjamin Turner, Gabe Turner
The remarkable story of the legendary Motown Records is told through behind-the-scenes footage unearthed from Motown’s vaults, rare performance footage and new and exclusive interviews with the label’s visionary founder, Berry Gordy and many of its superstar artists and creative figures. HITSVILLE is the first documentary about the iconic studio with Gordy’s participation, providing the ultimate account of one of modern history’s greatest cultural phenomenons.
Thursday 28 November at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Running time: 98 minutes
Director – Shola Amoo
Femi (Tai Golding, Sam Adewunmi) is a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner London to live with his mum. Struggling with the unfamiliar culture and values of his new environment, teenage Femi has to figure out which path to adulthood he wants to take, and what it means to be a young black man in London.
Shola Amoo's second feature is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age drama, which explores universal themes of identity and belonging and had its World Premiere at Sundance this year.
All tickets £3
Saturday 21 December at 11.30am
Sunday 22 December at 11.30am
Monday 23 December at 11.30am
Tuesday 24 December at 11.30am
Running time – 85 minutes
"Leave comedy to the bears, Ebenezer"
The Muppets perform the classic Dickens Christmas tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets -- Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle -- weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of three Christmases -- past, present and future. They show him the error of his self-serving ways, but the miserable old man seems to be past any hope of redemption and happiness.
Tickets - £5
Irving Berlin’s 1954 magical musical, White Christmas is a festive classic that we just couldn’t resist showing again this Christmas.
Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty(Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen. Waverly (Dean Jagger), the boys' commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what's the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun-filled musical extravaganza that's sure to put Waverly and his business in the black!