MARCH APRIL 2019
THE AFTERMATH | FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY | MAIDEN CAPTAIN MARVEL | BEN IS BACK | DUMBO | RED JOAN AT ETERNITY’S GATE | THE SISTERS BROTHERS | MISSING LINK WILD ROSE | FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS | AVENGERS: ENDGAME
HI FILM FANS, So, I’m writing this the weekend before the Oscars, so still don’t know what film won the big prize… There’s loads of great films crammed into the next two months, I’m frequently surprised about just how many different films we manage to screen in our lovely two screen building. Our line-up for March and April has documentaries, award-winners, cult films, anniversary screenings, Live film events, blockbusters, dramas, family films. If you can’t find something you want to watch in here then get in touch with us on facebook and let us know! We do our best to respond to customer film requests. Disney are dominating this Spring with two comic book movies CAPTAIN MARVEL with Brie Larson as the titular superhero and then AVENGERS: ENDGAME, the culmination of Marvels incredible 22 film run. It promises to be the biggest superhero movie of all-time. Then Tim Burton is back with his live action re-imagining of DUMBO, which looks absolutely delightful. But it’s not just big releases, we have films like RED JOAN with Judi Dench as the longest serving British born KGB spy, AT ETERNITY’S GATE with Willem Defoe as Vincent Van Gogh, WILD ROSE with Jessie Buckley as a wannabe country singer and Julie Walters as her mother. We have some great Q&A’s coming up with Director/ Star Jessica Hynes for her film THE FIGHT and the band FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS dropping in to chat about the film based on their life.
I really enjoyed WILD ROSE but cannot wait to see AVENGERS: ENDGAME to see how the whole thing wraps up. I’m also very keen to see the documentary MINDING THE GAP after ending up on a lot of US critics end of year lists and gaining an Oscar Nomination.
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DIRECTOR James Kent | STARRING Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Clarke | SPECIFICATION (15 tbc) USA/UK 2019. 108 Mins (tbc) SYNOPSIS Set in postwar Germany in 1946, Rachael Morgan arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis, a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal. BUZZ Keira Knightley continues to impress with some amazing performances recently and this being no different. From director James Kent, who previously helmed the excellent TESTAMENT OF YOUTH. Based on the best-selling novel by Rhidian Brook. We love a bit of Alexander Skarsgård as well, he was fantastic in TV’s BIG LITTLE LIES.
Marketing Manager This looks like a really exciting period drama in a time that is rarely covered, post war Germany, I am loving the revived presence of Keira Knightley who seems to be everywhere at the minute and brilliant in everything too and always excited to see the wonderful Alexander Skarsgård who is just delicious!
DIRECTOR Stephen Merchant | STARRING Florence Pugh, Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey | SPECIFICATION (12A)
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USA/UK 2019. 108 Min
SYNOPSIS Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-alifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her loved ones behind and face this new cutthroat world alone. Paige’s journey pushes her to dig deep and ultimately prove to the world that what makes her different is the very thing that can make her a star. BUZZ This is an absolute crowd-pleaser of the highest
order! Ignore the fact it’s about wrestling - it’s about love, relationships, family and fighting against the system. Director Stephen Merchant (Ricky Gervais’s co-writer/director on THE OFFICE) pulls an absolute smasher out of the bag with this delightful comedy. Also starring Nick Frost and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as himself alongside an amazing Florence Pugh in the central role. This is a guaranteed laugh and cry along.
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DIRECTOR Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck | STARRING Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law | SPECIFICATION
(12A) USA 2019. 128 Mins
SYNOPSIS Set in 1995, CAPTAIN MARVEL follows Carol Danvers, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, as she turns into one of the galaxy’s mightiest heroes and joins Starforce, an elite Kree military team, before returning home with questions about her past and identity when Earth is caught in the center of a galactic conflict between two alien worlds.
BUZZ As usual for Marvel films, little is known in advance as
they keep their secrets close to their chest. This adventure heads back to the 90’s before any of the other Marvel heroes have surfaced, making Carol Danvers the first Marvel superhero. This is also Marvel’s first film with a female hero in the lead, with an Oscar-winning actress no less. Expect the usual mix of pitch-perfect humour, thrilling action and revelatory secrets. Surely there will be a reveal that impacts the next Avengers… It’s always fab to see Samuel L Jackson let loose!
SHOPLIFTERS (15) TUE 5 MAR, 8.15PM
Winner of the Palme dâ€™Or at Cannes Film Festival and nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars, Baftas & Golden Globes. A family stuck in part-time jobs turn to shoplifting to make ends meet and get the whole family involved. They take in a young girl they find on the streets and as the film progresses, the reasons for this families odd habit start to become clearer. (121 mins)
MOTHERâ€™S DAY LES MISERABLES (12A) SUN 31 MAR, 2.45PM
Treat your mum to this musical extravaganza back on the big screen. Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried belt out the tunes as you cry along to the drama. (158 mins) Why not make a day of it and get down to the Pavilion Cafe Bar for an afternoon tea before the performance. Book ahead as places sell quickly.
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2 MAR - BUMBLEBEE (PG)
Adventure about a young girl who revives a robot disguised as a yellow VW bug. Together they must find their place in the world. (114m)
9 MAR - MARY POPPINS RETURNS (U)
Emily Blunt stars as the kind-hearted musical nanny, who comes back to the Banks household to help them through tough times. (130m)
16 MAR - HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD (PG)
Hiccup fulfils his dream of a village in harmony with the dragons, but discovers a new hidden world where a tyrant has turned dragons against humankind. (104m)
23 MAR - THE LEGO MOVIE 2 (PG)
Everything is Awesome! Emmet and his Lego friends must save their universe from strange invaders from DUPLO! Starring Chris Pratt. (106m)
30 MAR - THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING (PG)
Action adventure in which a young schoolboy discovers he is the legendary King Arthur and must unite his school friends and enemies to thwart a medieval menace (120m)
6 APR - THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (PG) Another chance to have a sing-along with Hugh Jackman and his family of circus outcasts. This is THE GREATEST SHOW!. (105m)
13 APR - BUMBLEBEE (PG) (114m) 20 APR - HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD (PG)
27 APR - THE LEGO MOVIE 2 (PG) (106m)
BE N IS BA CK DIRECTOR Peter Hedges | STARRING Lucas Hedges, Julia Roberts, Courtney B. Vance | SPECIFICATION (15) USA 2019. 103 Mins SYNOPSIS Follows the charming yet troubled Ben Burns, who returns home to his unsuspecting family one fateful Christmas Eve. Ben’s wary mother Holly Burns welcomes her beloved son’s return, but soon learns he is still very much in harm’s way. During the 24 hours that may change their lives forever, Holly must do everything in her power to avoid the family’s downfall. BUZZ This is a family affair as director Peter Hedges is the
father of young star Lucas Hedges. Lucas made a splash two years ago in MANCHESTER BY THE SEA and excelled since in LADY BIRD, THREE BILLBOARDS and BOY ERASED. This is another great performance and Julia Roberts is also excellent as his mother trying to protect him. A fascinating character study of the heart of a traditional family.
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SPECIAL SCREENINGS WITH Q&A’S We are excited to welcome special guests to the Connaught this season for post screening Q&A’s. It’s always a privilege when film-makers and cast visit us so we hope you will join us and make them feel loved.
FISHERMANS FRIENDS (12A)
THE FIGHT (15)
This hilarious British film tells the true story of Cornwall band FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS and their extraordinary rise to chart sucess.The band will be with us after the performance to talk about their experiences and how accurate
Acclaimed actress Jessica Hynes makes her directorial debut with THE FIGHT. A drama about a mum dealing with the extremities of life - she and her husband juggling full-time jobs,her daughter is being bullied, her mother threatening to leave her father. She puts on the boxing gloves, literally, and gets in the boxing ring to fight through her anxieties. Jessica Hynes will be joining us for a Q&A after
the film is! Get your questions ready...
FRI 29 MAR, 4PM
£7.50 (CONCS AVAILABLE)
the performance to answer your questions.
SUN 28 APR, 3PM
£11.50 (CONCS AVAILABLE)
DIRECTOR Tim Burton | STARRING Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito | SPECIFICATION (PG tbc) USA 2019. 130 Mins (tbc) SYNOPSIS Holt Farrier was once a circus star, but he went off to war and when he returned it had terribly altered him. Circus owner Max Medici hires him to take care of Dumbo, a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him the laughing stock of the struggling circus troupe. But when Holtâ€™s children discover that Dumbo can fly, silver-tongued entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere, and aerial artist Colette Marchant swoop in to make the little elephant a star. BUZZ Disney continue their hugely successful streak of
live-action adaptations of their hit animations. Who better to bring this story to the screen than Tim Burton? His style and sensibilities are well suited to the story, and heâ€™s reunited with BATMAN stars Michael Keaton & Danny DeVito. But the real star is Dumbo! An awe-inspiring mix of puppetry and CGI - he looks cuter than ever! This story has been explored and extended since the original, so there will be plenty of surprises for those familiar with the 1941 classic.
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Following the success of our cult screenings we will be continuing with our 30 year anniversary retrospective with the best cult films of 1989. We will be pairing the film experience with food and drink packages and often be playing special goodies after the films as well. Book in advance as these shows often sell out!
BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (PG) Be Excellent to each other! Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter star as the eponymous duo in this cult classic. In order to pass their history exam, they use a time machine to travel around and speak to historical characters. Packed with dumb humour and pure stupidity - Excellent!
FRI 15 MAR, 8.30PM STANDARD TICKET - £7.50 VIP WITH BEER & ‘WYLD STALLYNS’ HOT DOG - £15
GHOSTBUSTERS II (PG)
Guess who’s coming to save the world again? The sequel that time forgot. Bill Murray,Dan Akroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver all return for this oddball sequel. A river of slime is discovered flowing under New York City and the Ghostbusters must clean up the city!
FRI 13 APR, 8.30PM
STANDARD TICKET - £7.50 TBC FOOD TICKET BUT LIKELY TO CONTAIN SOME KIND OF GUNKY ECTOPLASM SLIME DRINK! - £15
DIRECTOR Chris Foggin | STARRING Tuppence Middleton, James Purefoy, Daniel Mays | SPECIFICATION (12A) UK 2019. 112 Mins SYNOPSIS Cynical music executive Danny finds himself in a small Cornish village trying to sign a group of shanty-singing fishermen. Attempting to overcome the fishermenâ€™s scepticism about the music business, he finds himself drawn into the community, has his integrity tested and ultimately is shown the meaning of loyalty, love and friendship. BUZZ The fantastic and uplifting true story of a cynical music
executive convincing a group of friends to overcome their scepticism of the music industry. A group of friends who went from performing in their local pub and village harbour to securing a multi-million pound record deal, a top ten album and performing on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury.
SPOTLIGHT We will be welcoming Fishermanâ€™s Friends to the Pavillion for a musical performance. They will also be at the Connaught for a Q&A after a film screening on Fri 29 March. Please see page 10 for details.
DIRECTOR Julian Schnabel | STARRING Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac | SPECIFICATION (12A tbc) UK/ Switzerland 2019. 111 Mins (tbc) SYNOPSIS During a self-imposed exile in Arles and AuversSur-Oise, France, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh develops his unique, colorful style of painting. While grappling with religion, mental illness and a tumultuous friendship with French artist Paul Gauguin, van Gogh begins to focus on his relationship with eternity rather than the pain his art causes him in the present.
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BUZZ A Golden Globe and Oscar-nominated performance
by Willem Dafoe is given great support from Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen, Mathieu Amalric and Rupert Friend. Julian Schnabel’s film gives an insight into what fuelled Van Gogh, whilst showing the beautiful landscapes he lived amongst. Schnabel’s film THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY is one of the most emotional films ever made and he’s applied that same technique here, as well as adopting Van Gogh’s visual style for cinematography.
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PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR SELECTION OF DOCUMENTARIES Over the past few years some of the most fascinating stories weâ€™ve seen on the big screen have come from the world of documentaires. More and more so, this genre of film-making has been digging at unbelievable true stories, little known historical events and amazing characters. Weâ€™re pleased to present some of the best to you in our line-up this season. MAIDEN (12A)
The true story of Tracy Edwards, a 24 year old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. Rejected by all major sponsors, as they feared she would die at sea, she remortgaged her home and put everything on the line to make sure her team made it to the start line. (97m)
LIMITED SHOWS BETWEEN FRI 22 MAR - THU 28 MAR
SCOTCH: THE GOLDEN DRAM (PG)
Scotch is enjoyed in more than 200 countries and for more than a century has been the premier international spirit of choice. This film tells the story of the landscape it comes from and the fascinating people who make it & bottle it. Featuring master blender Richard Paterson - whose nose was recently insured for $2.5 million! (89m)
SUN 10 MAR, 3.15PM
MINDING THE GAP (15)
Three young men bond together to escape volatile family lifestyles in their American MidWest hometown. As they grow up and face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship. Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars (93m)
LIMITED SHOWS BETWEEN FRI 19 APR - WED 25 APR
SCREEN ARTS We are proud to present Screen Arts from around the country, and often the World. Bringing the best in Theatre, Music, Opera, Ballet, Art Exhibitions and Film events to the screen PREVIEW EVENT broadcast live from the ART BEAT THE WHITE CROW West End and beyond. KLIMT & SCHIELE (15) These performances Scandals, dreams and are the perfect way to obsessions in Vienna’s golden The incredible true story of enjoy high-end events age. The documentary film legendary dancer Rudolph on your doorstep, recounts this extraordinary Nureyev is brought to life by season: a magical moment avoiding the cost and director Ralp Fiennes in this for art, literature, and music, gripping, revelatory look at a inconvenience of in which new ideas are unique artist who transformed travelling to see a show. circulated, Freud discovers the drives of the psyche, and women begin to claim their independence.This film takes you through stunning exhibitions at Albertina, Belvedere, Kunsthistorischesmuseum and Leopold Museum.
MON 11 MAR, 6.30PM £7.50
the world of ballet forever. The film will be followed by a satellite Q&A with Ralph Fiennes and special guests, broadcast live from the Curzon Mayfair.
FILM & LIVE EVENT TUE 12 MAR, 6.50PM £11.50 / CONCS £1 OFF FRIENDS £3 OFF
Unless noted Screen Arts certified ‘As Live’ (12A)
75TH ANNIVERSARY THE GREAT ESCAPE (PG)
OSCAR WILDE SEASON AN IDEAL HUSBAND
On the 75th anniversary the events depicted in the classic film, historian Dan Snow presents a commemorative evening featuring The D-Day Darlings and an appearance by the Triumph TR6 motorcycle ridden by Steve McQueen. Broadcast live from the Hammersmith Apollo and followed by a screening of the 1963 film with Richard Attenborough, James Garner, Charles Bronson and more.
Father and son Edward and Freddie Fox star alongside Frances BArber in this rollsRoyce of English comedies. An ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery.
FILM & LIVE EVENT SUN 24 MAR, 6PM £11.50 / CONCS £1 OFF FRIENDS £3 OFF
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LA FORZA DEL DESTINO Jonas Kaufmann & Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic opera conducted by Antonio Pappano. Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro but her father forbids their marriage. A fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy.
LIVE RECORDED LIVE TUE 2 APR, 6.15PM WED 27 MAR, 7.30PM £16.50 / CONCS £1 OFF £11.50 / CONCS £1 OFF FRIENDS £3 OFF FRIENDS £3 OFF
Unless noted Screen Arts certified ‘As Live’ (12A)
NATIONAL THEATRE ALL ABOUT EVE Gillian Anderson and Lily James star in this adaptation of the 1950 Bette Davis film. Directed by Ivan van Hove with music by PJ Harvey. Margo Channing is a true star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. Now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. The new golden girl. Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition.
ROYAL SHAKESPEARE WEST END MUSICAL COMPANY THE KING & I AS YOU LIKE IT Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.
The multi-award winning production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical returns to the big screen. Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional relationship between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher. One of the all-time greats from the golden age of musicals.
RECORDED LIVE LIVE SUN 21 APR, 3PM THU 11 APR, 7PM LIVE £11.50 / CONCS £1 OFF £16.50 / CONCS £1 OFF WED 17 APR, 7PM FRIENDS £3 OFF FRIENDS £3 OFF £16.50 / CONCS £1 OFF FRIENDS £3 OFF
Unless noted Screen Arts certified ‘As Live’ (12A)
ART BEAT VAN GOGH. OF WHEAT FIELDS AND CLOUDED SKY A new intimate insight on the genius of Van Gogh, seen by the eyes of his largest collector. The story unfolds of a woman, Helene Kröller- Müller, who, in Van Gogh’s spiritual torment could recognize her own, showing priceless artistic treasures and the rare, naturalistic and architectural beauty of the Kröller-Müller Museum. Van Gogh Exhibition at the Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza, brought together 40 paintings and 85 drawings.
MON 22 APR, 6.30PM £7.50
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE FAUST
WEST END MUSICAL AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
Gounod’s opera retelling of Faust, who trades his soul with the devil for youth and power. Virtuoso leading roles with Michael Fabiano and Diana Damrau in sensational sets and a lavish stage production by David McVicar. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.
Returning after enormous success in 2018. With gorgeous Gershwin tunes (including the classic hits ‘S Wonderful and I Got Rhythm), stunning designs and showstopping choreography, this breathtakingly beautiful new musical is inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film and tells the impassioned story of an American GI discovering art, friendship and love in the ‘City of Light’ in 1945.
LIVE TUE 30 APR, 6.45PM £16.50 / CONCS £1 OFF FRIENDS £3 OFF
RECORDED LIVE TUE 7 MAY, 7PM & SAT 11 MAY 3PM £11.50 / CONCS £1 OFF FRIENDS £3 OFF
Unless noted Screen Arts certified ‘As Live’ (12A)
BROTHERS BY BLOOD. SISTERS BY NAME DIRECTOR Jacques Audiard | STARRING Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, John C. Reilly | SPECIFICATION (15) USA 2019. 121 Mins
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SYNOPSIS This darkly comic western takes place in Oregon in 1851. Charlie and Eli Sisters are both brothers and assassins, boys grown to men in a savage and hostile world. The Sisters THE OLD MAN & THE GUN brothers find themselves on a journey through the Northwest, bringing them to the mountains of Oregon, a dangerous brothel in the small town of Mayfield, and eventually, the gold rush land of California -- an adventure that tests the deadly family ties that bind. BUZZ Based on Patrick DeWitt’s novel, this is an absolute off-
beat delight of a western driven by great actors - Both Joaquin Phoenix and John C Reilly in the title roles but also Jake Gyllenhaal & Riz Ahmed in support as characters who lead the Sisters Brothers away from their mission. It’s beautifully shot by Jacque Audiard, making his English language debut after impressing French audiences with A PROPHET and RUST AND BONE. A thoroughly entertaining sideways look at the dangers of the Wild West.
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4 MAR THE AFTERMATH (15) (108M)
1 APR DUMBO (PG) (130M TBC)
11 MAR GREEN BOOK (12A) (130M)
18 MAR THE UPSIDE (12A) (126M) 25 MAR CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? (15) (106M)
22 APR WILD ROSE (15) (101M) 29 APR RED JOAN (15) (110M)
DIRECTOR Chris Butler | STARRING Hugh Jackman, Matt Lucas, Zoe Saldana | SPECIFICATION (PG tbc) USA 2019.
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SYNOPSIS The charismatic Sir Lionel Frost considers himself to be the world’s foremost investigator of myths and monsters. The trouble is none of his small-minded high-society peers seems to recognize this. Sir Lionel’s last chance for acceptance by the adventuring elite rests on traveling to America’s Pacific Northwest to prove the existence of a legendary creature. A living remnant of Man’s primitive ancestry - The Missing Link. BUZZ Another wonderful looking film from Laika Studios
who brought us CORALINE, KUBO & THE TWO STRINGS and PARANORMAN. A voice cast to die for with Hugh Jackman as the charming explorer and Zach Galifinakis as the title role. Painstaking years of work go into animating these incredible films and they are filled to the brim with detail and jokes for audiences of all ages. Animation isn’t just for kids y’know. This is one the whole family will enjoy.
DIRECTOR Neville Astley | STARRING Peppa Pig | SPECIFICATION (U) UK 2019. 70 Mins (tbc) SYNOPSIS Get ready for Peppa’s biggest celebration yet when the muddiest ever festival comes to cinema screens in 2019 to celebrate 15 years of Peppa Pig! Little piggies can look forward to 10 brand new episodes including a 2-part festival special, as well as exclusive new interactive entertainment featuring little ones singing and playing along with their favourite onscreen characters! Join the party with Peppa and George in their brand new adventures as they dance in the mud at a children’s festival, celebrate Grandpa Pig’s birthday at a restaurant for the first time, and take a trip to the cinema to see Super Potato’s big movie feature!
BUZZ The newest release from PEPPA PIG: MY FIRST CINEMA
EXPERIENCE offers a whole hour of snorts and giggles, with songs to singalong to and games to join in with, it’s perfect for pre-schoolers and all the family to have fun with Peppa and all her friends!
15 years of Peppa Pig! She already feels timeless. Popular in over 180 countries, but originating from here in the UK. Peppa Pig merchandise brought in £200m in 2010 and has been rising since. A whole host of actors have provided voices through the years including Brian Blessed, Morwenna Banks and Andy Hamilton.
RED JOAN DIRECTOR Trevor Nunn | STARRING Judi Dench, Alfie Allen SPECIFICATION (15) UK 2019. 110 Mins tbc SYNOPSIS English born Joan Stanley, a Soviet and communist party sympathizer, becomes employed as a British government civil servant, and gets recruited by the KGB in the mid 1930s. She successfully transfers nuclear bomb secrets to the Soviet Union (Russia), which enables them to keep up with the west in the development of atomic weapons, and remains undetected as a spy for over a half a century. BUZZ Directed by theatre impressario Trevor Nunn, returning
to the cinema for the first time since 1996’s TWELFTH NIGHT. Judi Dench gives her usual all in to the title role and the true story is fascinating to watch unfold, especially if you aren’t aware of the events. The film constantly asks questions of the audience and forces them to assess their opinions of right and wrong. It really promises to drive discussion after the film.
Marketing Assistant With the Cold War, Soviet Spies and Judi Dench leading, this film has it all. It feels like ages since her last great performance and with all the thriller twists and turns I’m excited to see how this plays out.
ASSISTED SCREENINGS THE LEGO MOVIE 2 (PG) SUN 3 MAR,10.15AM
DUMBO (PG) SUN 7 APR, 10.15AM
We play AUTISM FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES on the first Sunday of the month for people on the autism spectrum or with other special needs and their families.
We screen subtitled films every Monday evening and additional shows during school holidays. Please check website for films and showtimes but films we intend to play include:- The Aftermath, Captain Marvel, The White Crow, Dumbo, At Eternityâ€™s Gate, Avengers: Endgame &, Red Joan.
All films are Audio Described if provided by the distributor. Some smaller budget films are not audio described. Please contact the box-office if you would like to know for a particular film. Headsets available on visit.
DEMENTIA FRIENDLY / RELAXED PERFORMANCES
The first matinee or morning performance of the day on Tuesdays in the main Connaught Theatre will be a relaxed performance with a specific focus on being Dementia Friendly. There will be lights left on low for the performance, slightly reduced sound levels and no advertisements before the feature. There will be additional trained members of staff on hand to assist customers with all needs they may have. Actual performance times may not be confirmed until 1 week before screening. Please note - There are times when the Main Connaught theatre is not available for film screenings so we will not hold a screening on those days. Currently there is no availability on Tue 19 Mar.
Tue 5 Mar - The Aftermath Tue 12 Mar - Captain Marvel Tue 26 Mar - Ben Is Back Tue 2 Apr - Dumbo
Tue 8 Apr - Dumbo Tue 16 Apr - Peppa Pig Tue 23 Apr - Red Joan Tue 30 Apr - TBC
DIRECTOR Tom Harper | STARRING Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo | SPECIFICATION (15) USA/UK 2018. 100 Mins SYNOPSIS Rose-Lynn Harlan is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer. Her mum Marion has had a bellyful of Rose-Lynn’s Nashville nonsense. Forced to take responsibility, Rose-Lynn gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the house. A comedy-drama about mothers and daughters, dreams and reality and three chords and the truth. BUZZ A feel-good drama with outstanding performances by
the leading trio and especially newcomer Jessie Buckley. An interesting contrast between the world of country music and the backdrop of Glasgow. There’s a real heart to the story and the relationships between the characters. I’m not in the know about country music and found it fascinating to see this world unfurl.
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I’m looking forward to seeing Jessie Buckley portray this gritty aspiring Scottish country singer without all the Hollywood glitz and glam. The struggle to balance between family and striving to achieve her dreams is something many can relate to and I think we will all be cheering her on by the end!
DIRECTOR The Russo Brothers | STARRING Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin, Paul Rudd SPECIFICATION (12A) tbc USA 2019. 180 Mins (tbc) SYNOPSIS SPOILER ALERT for Avengers: Infinity War. Seriously... So half of humanity is dead. Including half of our Marvel superheroes. But it seemed like Doctor Strange had an ace up his sleeve, and will be able to reverse the effects of time! Will Thanos be content now he has achieved his goal? Will our heroes live to fight another day? Thereâ€™s only one way to find out. BUZZ The biggest super-hero mash-up of all-time. The culmination of years of films comes
together into one epic battle which will see how many of the Marvel characters survive to get another movie! Marvel have yet to announce their slate of films after this instalment and are being highly secretive about this, as they were for the last one. We are super excited to see what happens.
Alongside our 30th anniversary screenings, we also like to celebrate the best movies celebrating milestone birthdays! This is great as it means we get to screen a selection of our favourite ever films on the big screen where they belong! If your favourite movie is having a big anniversary then let us know on our facebook page and who knows... we may be able to show it.
Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, Ridley Scott’s classic creature feature changed the face of horror and science fiction. Hugely influential in both production design and creature FX. Sigourney Weaver stars as Ripley, part of the crew of the USCSS Nostromo, awakened during a hypersleep to investigate a nearby distress beacon.
FRI 1 MAR, 8.30PM & TUE 5 MAR, 5.45PM
MONTY PYTHON’S THE LIFE OF BRIAN (15)
The epic story of Brian, born in the stable next to Jesus. Monty Python’s hilarious comedy delivers an anarchic satire of both religion and Hollywood biblical epics. After an absurd set of circumstances Brian is caught up in a new protest movement and reluctantly mistaken for the promised messiah.
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DIRECTOR Jonah Hill | STARRING Sunny Suljic, Katherine Waterson, Lucas Hedges | SPECIFICATION (15) USA 2018. 86 Mins SYNOPSIS Acclaimed indie drama following a teenager named Stevie growing up in Los Angeles. He’s struggling with his family, including his co-dependent single mom and his abusive older brother, and at school, where his richer friends seem to overlook him. When Stevie befriends a crew of skateboarders, he learns some tough lessons about class, race, and privilege. BUZZ The directorial debut of actor Jonah Hill has been
praised in all corners of he globe on it’s festival run and we can’t wait to see it. A coming of age tale that doesn’t shy away from the tougher side of life but also takes joy in the relationships and the days with no commitments.Fans of LADY BIRD will find a lot to admire here and Jonah Hill has made an assured ebut after working with some of the best directors in the business, including Martin Scorsese, The Coen Brothers, Quentin Tarantino and more.
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The box office is open from 9:30am Mon – Sat, 1 hour before the first film on Sundays. Box office closes 15 minutes after the start of the last performance.
01903 206 206 | Lines open 9:30am – 8pm Mon – Sat. 11am – 8pm Sun & Bank Holidays.
Off Peak: All £5 Peak: Adult £7.50 Senior £6 Student £6 Child £5 Friends £5 Wild Wednesday £3.50 SMP £3 Sunday After 5pm £4.50 Silver Screen £4 Autism Friendly £4 (there are no concessions or free tickets for support workers). Wheelchair users MUST book in advance. Screen Arts events priced separately.
Connaught Cinema, Union Place, Worthing, BN11 1LG
Film times are published on a weekly basis: available online, in foyers and in the Worthing Herald. Alternatively you can sign-up for our weekly listings email. All run times are feature only, there will usually be approx 15-20mins of adverts and trailers prior to feature.
Off Peak = Mon-Thu Before 5pm Peak = Mon-Thu After 5pm & Fri-Sun All day.
DATES SHOWN ARE START DATES. FILMS WILL GENERALLY PLAY FOR AT LEAST 2 WEEKS DEPENDING ON DEMAND. 27 Feb 1 Mar 8 Mar 22 Mar 22 Mar 29 Mar 5 Apr 12 Apr
Fighting with My Family (12A) The Aftermath (15) Captain Marvel (12A) Ben Is Back (15) Maiden (12A) Dumbo (PG) Fisherman’s Friends (12A) At Eternity’s Gate (15)
12 Apr 12 Apr 12 Apr 19 Apr 19 Apr 19 Apr 25 Apr 26 Apr
The Sisters Brothers (15) Missing Link (PG) Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun (U) Red Joan (15) Wild Rose (15) Minding the Gap (15) Avengers: Endgame (12A) Mid90s (15)
At the time of printing every effort was made to ensure all information contained in this programme was correct. However, where circumstances dictate, we reserve the right to make changes. Please check times before you set out – on our website or by phone. Admission is subject to our standard terms of admission.
SEASONS AND EVENTS
1 Mar Alien (15) 8:30pm 2 Mar SMP: Bumblebee (PG) 10:15am 2 Mar Polish Film: Kobiety Mafii 2 (18) 5:45pm 3 Mar Autism Friendly: The Lego Movie 2 (PG) 10:15am 4 Mar SS: The Aftermath (15) 11am 4 Mar Polish Film: Kobiety Mafii 2 (18) 8:30pm 5 Mar Alien (15) 5:45pm 5 Mar Shoplifters (15) 8:15pm 9 Mar SMP: Mary Poppins Returns (U) 10:15am 10 Mar Scotch: the Golden Dram (PG) 3pm 11 Mar SS: Green Book (12A) 11am 11 Mar Art Beat: Klimt & Schiele (12A) 6:30pm 12 Mar The White Crow + Satelite Q&A (15) 6:50pm 15 Mar 1989: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (PG) 8:30pm 16 Mar SMP: How to Train Your Dragon 3 (PG) 10:15am 18 Mar SS: The Upside (12A) 11am 23 Mar SMP: The Lego Movie 2 (PG) 10:15am 24 Mar 75th Anniversary: The Great Escape (PG) 6pm 25 Mar SS: Can You Ever Forgive Me? (15) 11am 27 Mar Oscar Wilde: An Ideal Husband (PG) 7:30pm 29 Mar Fisherman’s Friends + Q&A (12A) 4pm 30 Mar SMP: The Kid Who Would Be King (PG) 10:15am 31 Mar Mothers Day: Les Miserables (12A) 2:45pm 1 Apr SS: Dumbo (PG) 11am 2 Apr ROH: La Forza Del Destinoe (12A) 6:15pm 6 Apr SMP: The Greatest Showman (PG) 10:15am 7 Apr Autism Friendly: Dumbo (PG) 10:15am 11 Apr NT: All About Eve (12A) 7pm 12 Apr 1989: Ghostbusters 2 (PG) 8:30pm 13 Apr SMP: Bumblebee (PG) 10:15am 17 Apr RSC: As You Like It (12A) 7pm 18 Apr Monty Python’s Life of Brian (15) 8:30pm 20 Apr SMP: How to Train Your Dragon 3 (PG) 10:15am 21 Apr West End: The King & I (12A) 3pm 22 Apr SS: Wild Rose (15) 11am 22 Apr Art Beat: Van Gogh (12A) 6:30pm 27 Apr SMP: The Lego Movie 2 (PG) 10:15am 28 Apr The Fight + Q&A (15) 3pm 29 Apr SS: Red Joan (15) 1am 30 Apr ROH: Faust (12A) 6:45pm 7 May West End: An American in Paris (12A) 7pm 11 May West End: An American in Paris (12A) 3pm
RECORDED LIVE AT SADLERâ€™S WELLS | TUE 21 MAY, 8PM 01903 206 206 | WORTHINGTHEATRES.CO.UK
The up and coming screenings for the next few weeks