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Doors open 6.30pm to enable patrons to meet with friends and other film lovers. Enjoy a drink at the bar, serving sparkling, red and white wines, beers, lagers as well as tea, coffee and soft drinks. We serve special cocktails during our themed film nights.
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SEASIDE SPECIAL (15) – FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2023
Shot in Cromer in the pre-Covid summer of 2019, this documentary explores the theme of Brexit from a European point of view. The director interviews both Remainers and Brexiteers as well as following the rehearsals and build up of the End of the Pier Show. Cromer was overwhelmingly for Brexit, the cast of the show largely for Remain. The film is never condescending nor derogatory, but examines without bias Cromer’s British eccentricity with a light and affectionate touch. The director himself describes the film as “ a love letter to Great Britain”.
Starring: Olly Day, Polly Duniam
Directed by: Jens Meurer, 2023 Germany, 93 minutes
CORSAGE (PG) – FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER 2023
A historical drama based on true characters, but with an irreverent spin on the standard period biopic, the film tells the story of Elisabeth of Austria in a loveless marriage with emperor Franz Joseph. She struggles to maintain her apparently flawless image and youthful beauty – hence the title – and also suffers from increasingly fragile mental health. Shot with lavish costume and scenery, this is a story of royalty with which we are becoming increasingly familiar. Vicky Krieps gives a memorable performance as the empress.
Starring: Vicky Krieps, Florian Teichtmeister, Katharine Lorenz.
Directed by: Marie Kreutzer, 2022 Austria/Germany, 112 minutes
ROMAN HOLIDAY (U) – FRIDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2023
Overprotected Princess Anne (Hepburn) from a small unnamed country,is on holiday in Rome, where as a nascent rebellious teenager, she decides to escape her entourage. In a park she meets a reporter (Peck) assigned to follow her. He decides to capitalise on his scoop to spend 24 hours showing her the sights of Rome whilst hunted by the police. He slowly falls for his quarry and she for him. A delightful comedy for which Hepburn won the Best Actress Oscar.
Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power
Directed by: William Wyler, 1953 USA, 119 minutes
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (15) – FRIDAY 15 DECEMBER 2023
Harry (Crystal) meets Sally (Ryan) on a post graduate drive from Chicago to New York and instant antipathy is born. Over the next 10 years after many inconclusive meetings in Manhattan, commitment – shy Harry finally learns that it may be possible to spend more than one night with the object of his lust. The plot is much reinforced by the chemistry between Crystal and Ryan and is lightly and wittily directed by Reiner. The film, of course, contains one of the most famous cafe scenes in film history.
Starring: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby
Directed by: Richard Reiner, 1989 USA, 96 minutes
LOCAL HERO (PG) – FRIDAY 19 JANUARY 2024
A quirky character led comedy, owing much to classic British films of that genre. Burt Lancaster plays the eccentric, astronomy loving head of a Texas oil company who dispatches an ambitious executive (Riegert) to Scotland to buy a village, drill for oil and turn the village into the site for a refinery. He is instructed to always keep an eye on the sky. Lawson plays an inkeeping lawyer with whom he has to deal. This is a funny, touching and slightly surreal film, with magnificent music by Mark Knopfler. Forsyth won the BAFTA award for best director in 1984.
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Peter Reigert, Denis Lawson, Peter Capaldi, Fulton Mackay
Directed by: Bill Forsyth, 1983 UK, 111 minutes
THE QUIET GIRL (12A) – FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2024
Based on the novella Foster, by Claire Keegan, the film is set in the summer of 1981, when a neglected 9 year old girl is sent to stay at the remote farm of relatives when her mother becomes pregnant. She receives more love and attention from her cousins than she is used to at home, gradually emerging from her shell. However, when it is time to return home, events take a dramatic turn. It became the highest grossing Irish film of all time, and has won a number of international prizes.
Starring: Carrie Crowley, Andrew Bennett, Catherine Clinch
Directed by: Colm Bairead, 2022 Ireland, 96 minutes