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Movie Nights

Movie Nights

Our Movie Nights are always very popular, and typically are run every 2nd Tuesday of the month. 

Doors open at 7.00pm, as does the bar with the film commencing at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £5.00 

Our next presentations are:   

 

 

KING RICHARD

Tuesday 14th JUNE

As I’m sure everyone knows by now, Will Smith won the Oscar for Best Actor this year for his astonishing portrayal of the 24/7-committed, fanatically focused and demanding Richard Williams, renowned father of Venus and Serena Williams. This is the man who, by sheer force of will, took his daughters and the rest of his family straight out of Compton and into the sunlit uplands of multimillion-dollar pro-sports triumph, along the way battling snobbery and racism. 

The film tracks the Williams family’s tough beginnings playing on scuzzy local courts, with Richard regularly getting roughed up when he tries to confront guys hitting on his underage daughters. He badgers a prestigious coach into giving his girls a chance, and then – with breathtaking chutzpah – fires this coach and takes Venus and Serena out of the punishing junior tournaments because he feels they need a regular upbringing. The movie nailbitingly climaxes with Venus’s extraordinary professional debut in 1994 at the age of 14, up against the world number two, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario.

A brilliant film to get us all ready for Wimbledon which starts on June 27th this year – let’s hope for good weather and a Brit or two into the 2nd week !!

 

 

BELFAST

Tuesday 12th JULY

Writer-director Kenneth Branagh tells a semi-autobiographical story about growing up during the Troubles. It’s 1969 and North Belfast urchin, Buddy (Jude Hill), is obsessed with football, dragons, comics and his brainy, dainty classmate, Catherine.

Buddy’s family live in a “mixed” neighbourhood and our hero is playing in the street outside his row house, when suddenly Protestant gangsters march through and smash every Catholic household's windows, rip up the paving stones, and drive everyone, Catholic and Protestant alike to refuge. Soon the British Army is setting up occupation of the street, as the neighbours help each other, and Hill's immense extended family, presided over by grandfather Ciarán Hinds and grandmother Judi Dench seem to take everything in stride.

A loyalist enforcer then demands that Buddy’s father (Jamie Dornan) either “join the Catholic-bashing or face terrifying retribution”.

While full of (cracking) jokes, Belfast is incredibly tense. What’s taking place is ethnic cleansing and what makes it so confounding is that the lovely, Protestant families on Buddy’s street are complicit in the process.

 

 

007 - NO TIME TO DIE

Tuesday 9th AUGUST

Just my opinion, but I think this is one of the best Bond films ever, and a fitting end to the Daniel Craig era. Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology

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