Flix in the Stix

Once a month, except for the summer months of June, July and August, the hall becomes a local cinema. Films are usually shown on the first Thursday in the month, start at 2.30pm and 7.30pm and the charge is £5.00 in the afternoon (inc. a cup of tea and biscuits) and £4.50p in the evening. The usual licence regulations apply.  
















FILM PROGRAMME FOR WINTER / SPRING 2018 ​​

6th December 2018 
       THE BOOKSHOP       


2017 Cert. PG

In 1959, in a small English town, a woman chooses to open a bookshop. Not an outrageous action, you may think. But there is tremendous local opposition, some of it quite ruthless.
By exposing residents to some cutting-edge literature of the day, such as Nabakov's Lolita, she sows the seed of an awakening in the conservative town.

Stars include; Patricia Clarkson, Bill Nighy, Emily Mortimer, Honor Kneafsey, James Lance

  
3rd January 2019 
MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN

2018   Comedy/Musical/Romance, 114 mins   PG
  

Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again!
Past and present intertwine as a pregnant Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is busy re-launching her mother’s taverna while husband Sky is away in New York.  Flashbacks transport us back in time to learn how the Dynamos came into being and how Donna (Lily James) met Sophie’s three putative fathers.

“It’s down to cannily cast diva Cher, playing Sophie’s maternal grandmother Ruby Sheridan, to really raise the roof as she does singing Fernando in duet with her lost love (played by Andy Garcia). The moment white-wigged Cher steps out of her helicopter on the jetty in that sparkling, sun-drenched bay, she owns the movie hook, line and sinker and virtually nothing else exists. Or at least until Meryl Streep appears singing My Love, My Life in that famous cliff-top church and instantly reduces the audience to floods of tears. In a replica of The Winner Takes It All showstopper in Mamma Mia!, it’s a stunningly bravura moment that will live long in the memory.”  Radio Times
  

  
February 7th 2019
A STAR IS BORN

2018   Drama/Music/Romance     136 mins   PG 15
  
 In this new take on the iconic love story, four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper makes his directorial debut, and also stars alongside award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga in her first leading role in a major motion picture.  Cooper portrays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally.  She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer, until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent.  Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive.  From the official website

“This latest and fourth version is a gorgeous heartbreaker (bring tissues). Like its finest antecedents, it wrings tears from its romance and thrills from a steadfast belief in old-fashioned, big-feeling cinema. That it’s also a perverse fantasy about men, women, love and sacrifice makes it all the better.”  New York Times

“An assured rehash it may be, but it’s one that’s surprisingly slick, emotionally affecting and packing a final unexpectedly meaningful punch.”  Radio Times​​

7th March 2019 ​
FIRST MAN

2018   Biography/Drama/History   141 mins   PG12A

  The riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight.  A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, the film explores the triumphs and the cost – on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself – of one of the most dangerous missions in history.  Directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling.  From the official website
 
 “Ryan Gosling plays Neil Armstrong as a hero of relatively few words but Claire Foy provides the emotional heft (and the Oscar buzz) as the steadfast spouse of the lunar legend.”  Radio Times
  

4th April 2019
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
 
2018   Biography/Drama/Music , 134 mins   PG 12A 

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek). The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.