The Way Way Back - From 27 September
@ MAREEL & ISLESBURGH COMMUNITY CENTRE
www.shetlandboxoffice.org T: 01595 745555
Welcome to Mareel Cinema
This leaflet contains details of most of the films you can expect to see at Mareel this month.*
Mareel Cinema is programmed weekly from Friday to Thursday. This allows us to be flexible and continue showing films which are proving popular with our audiences. Our films go on sale on Tuesdays. Special events go on sale in advance. *Please be aware that, due to the flexible nature of cinema programming, some details may be subject to change.
Cinema Tickets Our prices vary depending on the day and time of the performance, and the type of screening. When booking you will be asked to choose between two different ticket types: adult or concession. Concessions include children aged up to 15 years old (those aged 16 and above must buy adult tickets), students (must produce valid ID), seniors (aged 60+), and people with disabilities. Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded once purchased. Customers are responsible for checking that they have booked the correct tickets at time of purchase as mistakes cannot be rectified at a later date. Only in the event of a screening being cancelled will your ticket be refunded.
Price per ticket
Monday to Friday
£4 / £3
Saturday and Sunday
£6.50 / £4.50
from 5pm onwards Monday
£5.50 / £3.50
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
£6.50 / £4.50
Friday and Saturday
£7.50 / £5.50
Special Screenings: Senior Screening
(includes refreshment after film)
Saturday Kids’ Club
£3 / £4
• 3D screenings cost an extra £1 on top of ticket prices. • 3D glasses cost an additional £1 and are reusable.
Shetland Arts Development Agency manages Mareel, the Garrison Theatre & Bonhoga Gallery. We also develop and promote a year round programme of film, music, theatre, literature, visual arts, & dance events. We do this because we want to see Shetland celebrated as a place where inspiration & innovation are valued; where people want to live, work & study; and we want the full social & economic potential of the islands to be achieved.
Shetland Arts is supported by Creative Scotland and core funded by the Shetland Charitable Trust. Shetland Arts is a registered charity (SCO37082).
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
The Lone Ranger
Showing from: Mon 09 Sept
Showing from: Mon 09 Sept
Showing from: Mon 09 Sept
Tickets on sale: Tue 03 Sept
Tickets on sale: Tue 03 Sept
The director and star of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise march forward in time to update the legend of The Lone Ranger, with Johnny Depp playing the character Tonto. Introduced as a washed-up sideshow oddity, Tonto is asked to explain how John Reid transmuted into the wrong-righting masked hero, and his subsequent account forms the basis of this beautifully realised film. It embraces many staggering set pieces, kicking off with bandits derailing a train transporting their notorious leader to the gallows. Arnie Hammer (The Social Network) is suitably upstanding as the Ranger/Reid, whose past is nonetheless revealed as less noble than had been imagined.
In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.
Tickets on sale: Tue 03 Sept Steve Coogan’s famous local radio DJ / one time talk show host Alan Partridge is one of the UK’s mostloved comedy characters, and he’s coming to the cinema screen in this summer’s unmissable British comedy Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. When Alan’s radio station, North Norfolk Digital, is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege. Will Alan talk round disgruntled colleague Pat Farrell? Will there be shots fired in anger? Will Alan become a public hero or simply another footnote in the history of broadcasting?
lovelace Showing from: Mon 09 Sept Tickets on sale: Tue 03 Sept
RED 2 Showing from: Mon 09 Sept Tickets on sale: Tue 03 Sept He was once one of the CIA’s most eminent agents, but the (still) retired Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is living a quiet, but unfulfilled life when he’s forced to reunite with his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global mission to track down a missing nuclear device, code name Nightshade. Pursued by relentless assassins, power-hungry government officials and with heavily-armed terrorists hot on their trail, Moses along with his close associates - the pessimistic and paranoid Marvin (John Malkovich) and crack-shot Victoria (Helen Mirren) along with his intense yet passionate girlfriend Sarah (MaryLouise Parker) - must travel across Europe desperately searching for the deadly weapon and keeping it from falling into the wrong hands.
In 1972 Deep Throat was a phenomenon: the first scripted pornographic theatrical feature film, featuring a story, some jokes, and an unknown and unlikely star, Linda Lovelace (Amanda Seyfried). Escaping a strict religious family, Linda married strip club owner Chuck Traynor (Peter Sasgaard). The film’s first half, which tracks Linda’s life from her teens to the making of Deep Throat, has a breezy, almost light-hearted feel; Sarsgaard plays Traynor as an attractive rogue, the garish colours of the early 70s are amusingly represented, and the more humorous, farcical scenes in Deep Throat are duly captured. Then comes an abrupt shift of tone. Lovelace is seen passing a polygraph test listing her husband’s abuses. Some of the scenes already shown are re-enacted, showing the real Traynor in context. The second time around he is a scary, violent character and it is demonstrated that, far from being a willing star, Linda was actually a victim of abuse.
blancanieves Showing from: Mon 09 Sept Tickets on sale: Tue 03 Sept Silent film with subtitles. Once upon a time there was a little girl who had never known her mother. She learned the art of her father, a famous bullfighter, but was hated by her evil stepmother. One day she ran away with a troupe of dwarves, and became a legend. Set in southern Spain in the 1920s, and based on the fairy tale Snow White, the film’s director Pablo Berger describes it as a “love letter to European silent films.” The film won ten Goya Awards including Best Film at the 27th Goya Awards.
RUSH Showing from: Fri 13 Sept Tickets on sale: Tue 10 Sept Set against the glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed handsome English playboy Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Lauda. Taking us into their personal lives on and off the track, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error. If you make one mistake, you die.
Planes Showing from: Fri 13 Sept Tickets on sale: Tue 10 Sept For those who missed it the first time round... From high above the world of Cars flies Planes, Disney’s animated action-packed comedic adventure starring Dusty, a big-hearted, fast-flying crop duster who dreams of competing in the most exhilarating around-the-world air race in history. There are only a couple of not-so-small problems, Dusty is not exactly built for racing and he also happens to be afraid of heights. Despite his fear and with encouragement from his mentor, a naval aviator named Skipper, Dusty narrowly qualifies for the big competition. Dusty’s sportsmanship and speed begin to rattle the defending champ of the race circuit, Ripslinger, who will stop at nothing to see Dusty fail. When disaster strikes during the climax of the final race, Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test. With the support of friends old and new, Dusty reaches heights he never dreamed possible and in the process, gives a spellbound world the inspiration to soar.
m for Mississippi: a Road Trip through the Birthplace of Blues Showing from: Fri 13 Sept Tickets on sale: Tue 10 Sept Everyone knows the blues came from Mississippi. Here’s an update: They never left. This documentary takes audiences on a wild ride through the heart of Mississippi’s current blues scene - from sundrenched cotton fields to whiskeysoaked juke joints. Following two self-proclaimed blues fanatics, Jeff Konkel and Roger Stolle, on a weeklong road trip across the state, M for Mississippi explores the thriving underbelly of a dying American art form in the land where it began. Using exclusive interviews and all-new musical performances, the film captures the proverbial “real deal” in its home where it is most comfortable and authentic.
about time Showing from: Fri 13 Sept Tickets on sale: Tue 10 Sept With a touch of Groundhog Day and a smidgen of Sliding Doors, the new film from Richard Curtis (Notting Hill, Love Actually) is that rare thing: a romantic sci-fi comedy. Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) learns from his father (Bill Nighy) that the men of the family can travel through time, and although this doesn’t extend to changing history, Tim determines to find a new girlfriend and make the world a better place. Neither ambition proves easy to accomplish, but after moving from Cornwall to train as a lawyer in London he eventually meets the gorgeous but diffident Mary (Rachel McAdams). They fall in love, but a supernatural glitch means their initial encounter keeps repeating itself and goes no further. Curtis’ ingenious script and a great ensemble cast carry us entertainingly through the conundrums.
only god forgives Showing from: Fri 20 Sept Tickets on sale: Tue 17 Sept Julian (Ryan Gosling) runs a Thai boxing club in Bangkok as a front for a drugs operation. He has everything he wants for and is respected in the criminal underworld though, deep inside, he feels empty. When Julian’s brother murders a prostitute the police call on retired cop Chang - the Angel of Vengeance (Vithaya Pansringarm). Chang allows the father to kill his daughter’s murderer, then ‘restores order’ by chopping off the man’s right hand. Julian’s mother Jenna (Kristin Scott Thomas) - the head of a powerful criminal organization - arrives in Bangkok to collect her son’s body. She dispatches Julian to find his killers and ‘raise hell’. Increasingly obsessed with the Angel of Vengeance, Julian challenges him to a boxing match, hoping that by defeating him he might find spiritual release... but Chang triumphs. A furious Jenna plots revenge and the stage is set for a bloody journey through betrayal and vengeance towards a final confrontation and the possibility of redemption.
The Wall Showing from: Fri 20 Sept Tickets on sale: Tue 17 Sept German language film with English subtitles. Martina Gedeck stars in a contemporary female Robinson Crusoe story. Based on Marlen Haushofer’s best-selling eponymous novel from the 1960s, the film is a highly original exploration of the experience of solitude and survival. Gedeck plays an unnamed Austrian woman who goes to a secluded Alpine hunting lodge with her cousin (Ulrike Beimpold) and the latter’s husband (Karl Heinz Hackl) who, shortly after their arrival, decide to visit the nearest village. When the couple does not return the next morning the woman sets out for the village and discovers an invisible wall, behind which there appears to be no sign of life. The wall now separates her from the rest of the world. Left behind with a dog, a cat and a cow, she must try to survive alone in the forest.
Wednesday afternoons Weekly screenings for our mature guests (60+), offered at a discounted rate with refreshments included in the ticket price.* Wed Wed Wed Wed
11 Sept 18 Sept 25 Sept 2 Oct
Red 2 p4 About Time p6 Rush p5 The Way, Way Back p11
Babes in Arms
Promotions & Special Screenings
Monday mornings For parents/guardians with babies up to 18 months old. Mon Mon Mon Mon
9 Sept 26 Sept 23 Sept 30 Sept
Red 2 p4 About Time p6 Justin & The Knights of Valour p10 The Way, Way Back p11
We are also happy for parents/guardians with babies up to 18 months old to attend any morning or afternoon screening with a U, PG or 12A certification.
Family & Friends DIscount: Groups of 4 including 2+ children & 1+ adult, all pay concession prices for any U, PG, 12A, 12, or 15 film (subject to age restrictions).
Ten 4 Nine Group Discount: Buy 10 tickets in 1 purchase for any 1 screening for the cost of 9.
*Please retain your ticket to claim your refreshments. *Please check weekly film flyer for times.
Wednesday evenings The best of independent & world cinema, classic films & documentaries, for film lovers. Wed Wed Wed Wed
11 Sept 18 Sept 25 Sept 2 Oct
Blancanieves p4 M for Mississippi p6 The Wall p7 Blackfish p11
Why not buy a drink or snack to enjoy with your film?
ASN Friendly Screenings
Twice per month (Please check weekly films flyer for times) For people with additional support needs & their families, friends, & carers. It is fine for customers to move around, make noise, or take a break during the film. & The Knights of Valour p10
Sun 22 Sept Justin
Autism Friendly Screenings
For people on the autistic spectrum & their families, friends, & carers. Soundtrack volume is reduced & low lights are left on. It is fine for customers to move around, make noise, or take a break during the film.
Monday evenings And where possible additional week day matinees. Mon 9 Sept Mon 26 Sept Mon 23 Sept Mon 30 Sept
Red 2 p4 About Time p6 Rush p5 The Way, Way Back p11
Not all films are available with subtitles/captions. This information is generally only provided 1 week in advance. Because of this, some screenings may be subject to change. Please check weekly film flyer for updates.
Planes p6 ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Sun 15 Sept
Access to unlimited film at Mareel for just £22.50 a month.
Monthly screening of a classic family film. Sun 29 Sept
Alice in Wonderland
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JUSTIN & The Knights of Valour
Silver Card: Access to unlimited off-peak film at Mareel for just £18 a month.
justin and the knights of valour 3d & 2d Showing from: Fri 20 Sept Tickets on sale: Tue 17 Sept Sweet-natured Justin dreams of becoming a Knight just like his legendary Grandfather, Sir Roland. However Knights have been banished from the Kingdom and replaced by lawyers and their strict rules. He bids farewell to his sweetheart Lara and embarks on the ultimate quest: to train to become a Knight. However Justin soon learns that banished Knight Sir Heraclio is putting together an army, with his faithful sidekick Sota, to overthrow The Queen and take the Kingdom. Justin must quickly rise to the challenge and find the courage to become the Knight he truly wishes to be. Join the unlikeliest of heroes and his friends on the journey of a lifetime that promises nail biting adventure, oodles of magic, heaps of fun, oh, and a flame throwing toothless crocodile.
The Way, Way Back Showing from: Fri 27 Sept Tickets on sale: Tue 24 Sept Written and directed by the Oscar winning writers of The Descendants, The Way, Way Back is the funny and poignant coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan’s (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin). Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen (Sam Rockwell), the carefree manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up and begins to finally find his place in the world - all during a summer that will change his life.
you’re next Showing from: Fri 27 Sept Tickets on sale: Tue 24 Sept ’You’re Next’ - a chilling warning scrawled in blood on a neighbour’s wall, starts an evening of bloody mayhem for the Davison family. A lively reunion is abruptly brought to an end when a gang of mysterious killers, disguised in animal masks, wage an all-out assault on the Davison’s secluded home. Using a series of sophisticated traps, axes, crossbows and machetes, the family are slaughtered one by one until nowhere is safe. But neither the attackers, nor their victims, have counted on Erin, an innocent girlfriend who has the killer instinct to fight back...
BlackFish Showing from: Fri 27 Sept Tickets on sale: Tue 24 Sept Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature’s extraordinary nature, the species’ cruel treatment in captivity, the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the multi-billion dollar sea-park industry. This emotionally wrenching, tautly structured documentary challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow mammals.
alice in wonderland Showing from: Fri 27 Sept Tickets on sale: Tue 24 Sept Disney’s updated live-action / CGI reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s 19th-century novels Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, as seen through the surreal eyes of Tim Burton. Along with long time collaborator Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Helena Bonham Carter as the wicked Red Queen, Alice in Wonderland also boasts a wealth of British talent. Budding Australian actress Mia Wasikowska stars as the young heroine who journeys down a rabbit hole and ends up in a bizarre fantasy land.