Aylsham Picture house featured on BBC Radio Norfolk

Listen to today’s interview with Paul Vater on the popularity of film in the UK and in particular a focus on local cinema’s like ours.

There was also mention of our education project working in partnership with St Michaels, Aylsham High School and Norwich University for the Arts (NUA). More details of this project will be published soon. We hope you will get involved with this as much as possible.

Listen to programme from 8:51

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We have received 97% approval votes for our last film from an audience vote on the night. A near full house enjoyed cocktails delivered by our returning friends “THE MIXOLOGISTS” who gave us delicious cocktails throughout the evening with dreamy drinks named “The Red Army” and “Bolshevik Bullet””Dr Zhivago” and “Larochka Twinkle”

Here are a selection of pictures taken by Lorna Townsend (our front of house supremo) – our audience enjoying this delightful evening

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Our new season of films

We are pleased to announce the launch of Season Five (September 2017 to February 2018)

Join us in Aylsham’s Town Hall for films voted for by our audience as well as our first live-recorded theatrical performance in December. From the sweeping Mongolian Steppes to the passionate musical West Side Story – November’s film classic comes with two intervals with cocktails from the Mixologists. Witness the lives of East Germans terrorised by their own secret police in October and discover the story of three African American women written out of the history of America’s space agency NASA … until now.


FILM CLASSIC : The Misfits

This classic film, starring Monroe, Gable and Clift – is to be screened  this Friday 24 June in Aylsham’s Town Hall presented by Aylshan Picture House. The Bar will be open from 6.30pm when the doors will open, with the main feature starting at 7.30pm.

All tickets are £5 and can be bought from Barnwell’s Newsagent in advance with some available on the door, subject to availability.

“… swansong for Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift and Clark Gable .. emotionally potent as ever” The Daily Telegraph

This will also be the last chance for you to vote for your favourite film to be screened in our next season. Here are the leading choices:

The Lady in the Van
The Piano
Little Miss Sunshine
West Side Story
The Theory of Everything
Bridge of Spies
Secrets and Lies

You can see more information and trailers for all our film suggestions here: http://www.aylshampicturehouse.com/current-programme/which-film/

The Leviathan Approaches …


This film was overwhelmingly voted the “Audience Choice” film by our audience.

Set in north-west Russia, Leviathan follows Kolya, a part-time mechanic’s struggle to hold on to his family home against a corrupt local Mayor, who has decided its waterside site is the perfect location for his own Ceaușescu-like ‘palace’.

It will move anyone who’s encountered corruption, whose considered having or losing faith. It is as an essential – and restorative – a piece of cinema as one could ever hope to see.”  Catherine Shoard, The Guardian

Starring Aleksei Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Sergey Pokhodaev and Vladimir Vdovichenkov.

The story packs quite a punch, with big themes at play. The consequences of an all-pervasive cronyism that protects the Mayor and his kind as he goes about his campaign of subjugation provide a caricature of contemporary Russia with Putin’s regime at its epicentre. There is no doubting the primacy of power derived through menace and money and its corrosive effect on the lives of Russian people. However the film’s appeal is much broader than this and there are redeeming forces at work here.

Directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev, 138 minutes. 2015


All tickets are £5 and can be purchased directly from the Aylsham Picture House Box office run at Barnwell’s newsagents in the Market Place, Aylsham.

Tickets can be paid for online but will still need to be picked up in person from Barnwell’s.