Royston Picture Palace June July Programme

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June & JULY Screenings

The full cinema experience at Royston Town Hall, Melbourn Street, Royston, SG8 7DA

ne, 7.30pm Friday 10th Ju June, 7.30pm Saturday 11th

Eye in the Sky (12A) Starring Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. This film highlights the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

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Anomalisa (15)

Friday 3rd June at 7.30pm Dir: Charlie Kaufman| Country USA | Year 2016|90 mins Cast | David Thewlis From the mind of Charlie Kaufman (Adaptation) comes an achingly funny black comedy - filmed entirely in stop-motion animation. Michael Stone, a successful motivational speaker, is crippled by the mundanity of his life. On a business trip, he checks into his hotel and prepares to go through the motions. But a chance meeting with Lisa ,Michael feels he may have just met someone who can make a change. Anomalisa is a technically stunning work of animation, beautifully orchestrated it sees Charlie Kaufman at his daring, dazzling best.

Zootropolis (PG)

CHILDREN’S SATURDAY Saturday 4th June at 3.30pm MATINEE Dir: Byron Howard, Rich Moore | Country USA | Year 2016| 108 mins Cast | Jason Bateman, Ginnifer Goodwin Children will love the new animated adventure coming to Royston this June. Zootropolis tells the story of a mammal metropolis of which Judy Hopps (Goodwin) is a resident. Watch as she becomes the first Rabbit to join the police force, unfortunately she must join forces with Nick Wilde (Bateman) a wily fox, who makes her job very difficult as she discovers juts how tiring it can be to bring law and order to this town.

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (12A)

Saturday 4th June at 7.30pm Dir: Zach Synder | Country USA | Year 2016| 150 mins Cast | Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill With Metropolis having been razed to the ground, Superman (Cavill) is now a controversial figure and people consider him a threat, as does Bruce Wayne (Affleck). He dons his cape and sets about fixing the problems Superman has caused, this causes rivalry between the pair and a battle forms. However a dark threat appears with a power greater than anyone. This is a film that will question the morals of your favourite superheroes and wondering if they can work together to solve this threat.

Eye in the Sky (12A)

Friday 10th June at 7.30pm and Saturday 11th June at 7.30pm Dir: Gavin Hood| Country UK| Year 2015|102 mins Cast |Helen Mirren EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from to “kill.” But as an American pilot is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

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Midnight Special (15)

Friday 17th June at 7.30pm Dir: Jeff Nichols| Country USA| Year 2016|112 mins Cast |Michael Shannon Midnight Special is a supernatural sci-fi thriller from acclaimed director Jeff Nichols (Mud). It stars Oscar nominee Michael Shannon ( Man of Steel) as Roy, a father desperate to protect his uniquely gifted, eight-year-old son Alton. Joined by actors Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst, this group must race to get Alton to a secret location while being hunted by an extreme religious sect and a government task force led by Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens). It is a full-on chase, the outcome of which could bring about a world-changing event.

Spotlight (15)

Saturday 18th June at 7.30pm Dir: Tom McCarthy | Country USA | Year 2015|128 mins Cast |Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams Royston Picture Palace brings you a biographical drama which follows the true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. With scenes that become more intense as the true extent of the truth is revealed you will be on the edge of your seat.

The Man Who Knew Infinity


Friday 24th June at 7.30pm Dir: Matt Brown| Country UK| Year 2016 | 108 mins Cast | Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons Before Albert Einstein there was Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel) - A little known fact outside India and the academic community. The Man Who Knew Infinity serves as a biopic behind the life and times of Ramanujan, a self-taught Indian Mathematician, who some say could decipher the very fabric of existence. Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy (Irons).

Dheepan (15)

Saturday 25th June at 7.30pm Dir: Jacques Audiard | Country France| Year 2016|115 mins Cast | Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Dheepan is a Tamil freedom fighter. In Sri Lanka, the Civil War is reaching its end. Dheepan decides to flee, taking with him a woman and a little girl - hoping that they will make it easier for him to claim asylum. Arriving in Paris, the ‘family’ moves from one temporary home to another until Dheepan finds work as the caretaker. He works to build a new life and a real home for his ‘wife’ and ‘daughter’, but the daily violence he confronts quickly reopens his war wounds, and Dheepan reconnects with his warrior’s instincts.

Florence Foster Jenkins (12A)

Friday 1st July at 7.30pm Saturday 2nd July at 7.30pm Dir: Stephen Frears| Country UK | Year 2016|110 mins Cast | Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant

Join Royston Picture Palace for another wonderful Meryl Streep performance that will not leave you disappointed. She plays Florence Foster Jenkins, an American socialite and amateur operatic soprano who was ridiculed for her lack of rhythm, pitch, tone and her poor singing ability. This film will make you laugh and cry as you join Florence on a wonderful and magical journey.

Angry Birds (PG)

CHILDREN’S SATURDAY MATINEE Saturday 2nd July at 3.30pm Dir: Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly | Country USA | Year 2016 | 96 mins Cast | Josh Gad, Jason Sudekis In the animated comedy, Angry Birds, we’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis, We’re the Millers), a bird with a temper problem and speedy Chuck (Josh Gad ,Frozen) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.

Our Kind Of Traitor (15)

Friday 8th July at 7.30pm Saturday 9th July at 7.30pm Dir: Susanna White| Country UK | Year 2016 | 107 mins Cast | Ewan McGregor, Naomi Harris Ewan McGregor stars in the new Thriller coming to you this summer at Royston Picture Palace. An ordinary English Couple (McGregor, Harris) befriend a charismatic Russian called Dima while on Holiday, unaware he is part of the Russian Mafia. When Dima asks for their help to deliver classified information to the British Secret Service they find themselves in the dangerous world of espionage and dirty politics. Get ready for this edge of your seat viewing experience

Golden Years (12A)

Friday 15th July at 7.30pm Dir: John Miller| Country UK| Year 2016| 96 mins Cast | Virginia McKenna, Una Stubbs, Simon Callow Fate, the pensions crisis and a steadfast refusal to accept the injustice of old age have contrived to force law abiding, retired couple, Arthur and Martha Goode into a life of crime. Refusing to take the loss of their pensions lying down and to fade away into their declining years, our characters decide to fight back. They decide to take back what was theirs in the first place. They decide to start robbing banks.

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Jungle Book (PG)

Saturday 16th July at 3.30pm and 7.30pm Dir: Jon Favreau | Country USA| Year 2016 | 105 mins Cast | Neel Sethi, Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray, Idris Elba Adults and children will adore this spectacular and visually stunning live action remake of the classic Disney movie The Jungle Book. The Man Cub Mowgli (Sethi) flees the jungle after a threat from tiger Shere Khan (Elba). Guided by Bagheera (Kingsley) the Panther and Baloo (Murray) the bear Mowgli embarks on a trail of self-discovery, and meets creatures that may not always have his best interests at heart.

Money Monster (15)

Friday 23rd July at 7.30pm Dir: Jodie Foster | Country USA | Year 2016 |TBC mins Cast | George Clooney, Julia Roberts In the real-time, high stakes thriller Money Monster, George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty, who are put in an explosive situation when an irate investor who has lost everything (Jack O’Connell) forcefully takes over their studio. During a tense standoff broadcast to millions on live TV, Lee and Patty must work furiously against the clock to unravel the mystery behind a conspiracy at the heart of today’s fast-paced, hightech global markets.

X Men: Apocolpyse (12A)

Saturday 24th July at 7.30pm Dir: Bryan Singer| Country USA| Year 2016| TBC mins Cast | Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Oscar Issac Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven and Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

I Saw The Light (15) Friday 29th July at 7.30pm

Dir: Marc Abraham | Country USA| Year 2015 | 123 mins Cast | Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen Royston Picture Palace is pleased to be showing the new Musical Biography hitting the cinema this summer. The story of the country and western singer Hank Williams (Hiddleston), who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. This film Chronicles his rise to fame and its tragic effect on his health and personal life

Sing Street (12A)

Saturday 30th July at 7.30pm Dir: John Carney | Country UK| Year 2016| 106 mins Cast | Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen Royston Picture Palace ends its July programme with this superb musical drama Sing Street. This film takes us back to 1980s Dublin as seen through the eyes of 14 year old Conor. He is looking to leave his strained home life and money troubles by starting a band and moving to London. He does this with the help of his new friend Raphina who helps him see a way out and in the process; he must try to win her heart.

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From the imaginative mind of Charlie Kaufmann we kick off June with Oscar nominated Anomalisa a must see for Cinema fans. Our kids matinee is the wonderfully worked Zootropolis an animated masterpiece just proving that in life anything is possible. Two of the greatest superheroes come head to head next in Batman vs Superman, who will you be rooting for? Starring the late great Alan Rickman and everyone’s favourite Dame Helen Mirren, the poignant and emotive Eye in the Sky continues our diverse selection. Fans of Close Encounters Of The Third Kind will just love Jeff Nicol’s wonderfully crafted Midnight Special. There’s another chance to catch Spotlight for those who missed the Oscar’s best picture Winner, with The Man Who Knew Infinity and the Palme D’or Winner Dheepan wrapping up another great month of film. And it doesn’t stop there with the hilarious Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant opening up for July, with the whacky Angry Birds our kid’s matinee. A smorgasbord of cinema veterans go bank robbing in the witty Golden Years, with the incredible Jungle Book getting both a matinee and evening performance. The end of the world is night in X Men Apocalypse, with what we are calling the Music Weekend finishing off July, I saw the Light and Sing Street sure to get you humming along and tapping your feet. One quick thing to mention about July is that on the 14th we launch our new programming strand Thoughtful Thursday with the fascinating The Divide. Find out more about this new series online. A reminder before we sign off to bring your booking confirmation to the cinema, either on your smart phone or printed out, as this will gain you immediate entry into the cinema. Until next time, keep it local and enjoy the films

Royston Picture Palace presents a new season of films entitled ...

... Thoughtful Thursdays ... Films and Documentaries to Make You Think “Cogito Ergo Sum” Thursday 14th July The Divide Thursday 18th August Son of Saul Thursday 15th September The Hard Stop June & July Screenings Leaflet published by