August and September Programme - Royston Picture Palace

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august & September Screenings

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

Friday 26th & m August, 7.30p th 7 2 y a rd tu a S

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Edina & Patsy are back - but this time they’re fleeing to the French Riviera to clear their name... Book online at

Love & Friendship (U)

Friday 5th August at 7.30pm Saturday 6th August at 7.30pm Dir: Whit Stillman| Country Ireland, France, Netherlands, USA | Year 2016|93 mins Cast | Kate Beckinsale, ChloÍ Sevigny, Xavier Samuel Kate Beckinsale is back in a tale of romance, based on a novella written by Jane Austin. Set in the 1790’s it centers on widow Lady Susan Vernon (Beckinsale) who takes up temporary residence at her in laws estate and is determined to be matchmaker for her daughter. If you love the wonder and comedy that is famous with Austin then you will love this.

Florence Foster Jenkins (12A)

Friday 12th August 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.

A Hologram for the King (12A) Saturday 13th August at 7.30pm

Dir: Tom Tykwer | Country UK | France | Germany | USA | Mexico | Year 2016 | 98 mins Cast | Tom Hanks Tom Hanks brings another mesmerising performance that we have the honour of playing this summer at the Picture Palace. Hanks plays a failed businessman who looks to recoup his losses by travelling to Saudi Arabia and selling his ideas to a wealthy Monarch. This film will leave you dreaming of a chance at the high life with a colourful backdrop to boot.

Elvis & Nixon (15) Friday 19th August at 7.30pm

Dir: Liza Johnson I USA I 2016 I 86 Mins I Kevin Spacey Get ready to rock and roll this summer here at Royston as we are pleased to be showing Elvis and Nixon. This is the untold true story Between Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon (Spacey) resulting in the revealing yet humorous meeting immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives. Come and witness an amazing part of American History.

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Teenage Mutuant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (12A)


Saturday 20th August at 3.30pm Dir: Dave Green | Country USA | Year 2016 |112 mins Cast | Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Tyler Perry

This summer we bring you something for kids and grownups alike. As shredder joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady to take over the world, the turtles must confront an even greater nemesis, the notorious Krang. Fun for the whole family this summer, and for fans old and new.

Race (PG)

Saturday 20th August at 7.30pm Dir: Stephen Hopkins | Country Canada, Germany| Year 2016 | 134 mins Cast | Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis,

Have your running shoes at the ready for Race. Jesse Owens (James) quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of supremacy. Book your tickets fast before it speeds out of Royston.

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (15)

Friday 26th August at 7.30pm Saturday 27th August at 7.30pm Dir: Mandie Fletcher| Country UK| Year 2016| 91 mins Cast | Joanna Lumley, Jennifer Saunders Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hot-spots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more! CHILDREN’S SATURDAY MATINEE Saturday 27th August at 3.30pm Dir: Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney | Country USA| Year 2016| 90 mins Cast | Ellie Kemper, Kevin Hart Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max’s life as a favourite pet is turned upside down when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. They have to put their quarrels behind when they find out that an adorable white bunny named Snowball is building an army of abandoned pets determined to take revenge on all happyowned pets and their owners. This will have adults and children crying with laughter and wondering what their pets really get up to.

The Secret Life of Pets (U)

The Nice Guys (15)

Friday 2nd September 7:30pm Dir: Shane Black| Country USA | Year 2016|116 mins Cast | Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling Let Royston Picture Palace transport you back to the 1970’s in the new action comedy directed by Shane Black (Iron Man 3). Set in LA, Russell Crowe (Gladiator) and Ryan Gosling (The Big Short) play a mismatched pair of private detectives investigating the apparent suicide of a porn star. So dig out your pair of flares and relive the glory days.

The BFG (PG)

CHILDREN’S Saturday 3rd September at 3.30pm and MATINEES Sunday 4th September at 3.30pm Dir: Steven Spielberg| Country USA | Year 2016|117 mins Cast | Mark Rylance

Come and watch this enchanting fairy tale that will grip a whole new generation. A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant, who appears intimidating but is a kind hearted soul, who is considered an outcast because he refuses to eat children. Everyone will be left spellbound.

Independence Day: Resurgence (12A) Saturday 3rd September at 7.30pm

Dir: Roland Emmerich| Country USA Year 2016 | 120 mins Cast | Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman Watch out the aliens are back! Two decades after the first attack Earth is faced with a new threat. The Alien mothership is bigger and Earths armies most once again unite to save the world. Do they have enough fire power or will the Aliens succeed.

Star Trek: Beyond (12A)

Friday 9th September at 7.30pm Saturday 10th September at 7.30pm Dir: Justin Lin I USA I 2016 I Cast I Chris Pine Royston Picture Palace is about to boldly go into space to seek out adventure once more. The USS Enterprise’s five-year mission takes them to uncharted territory. When the ship is almost destroyed Kirk (Pine) and his crew are scattered on a remote planet with no communication. He must reunite the crew and get back to Earth.

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Now You See Me 2 (15)

Friday 16th September at 7.30pm Dir: Jon M Chu | Country USA| Year 2016 |129 mins Cast | Jesse Eisenberg If you were left mystified by the first film then you will enjoy the return of the Illusionists. The Four Horsemen resurface and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet. You will gasp with wonder when you watch this film.

The Elephant Man (PG)

Saturday 17th September at 7.30pm Dir: David Lynch| Country UK| Year 1980| 124 mins Cast | John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins Royston Arts Festival Film. A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity. Relive this classic today.

Jason Bourne (12A)

Friday 30th September at 7.30pm. Dir: Paul Greengrass | Country USA| Year 2016| 123 mins Cast | Matt Damon Finally the wait is over, Bourne is back! Jason Bourne is now remembering who he truly is and he tries to uncover he hidden truth about his past. He wants to discover why people are hiding this from him. This new action adventure in the franchise will not leave you disappointed.

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Welcome to the Royston Picture Palace A warm welcome once again to The Royston Picture Palace, we trust that you are enjoying the Summer so far. Once again we have a great programme of films for this our August and September flyer. Whit Stillman’s hilarious adaptation of Jane Austen’s novella Love and Friendship kicks us off in style, and then the humour continues with another chance to see Meryl Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins, with another Hollywood legend leading the way in A Hologram for a King. Oscar Winner Son of Saul is our hard hitting Thoughtful Thursday film for August, with Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey as you have never seen them before up next in Elvis &


To coincide with the ongoing Olympics we bring you Race, the story of Jessie Owens, with those Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles coming out of the shadows for the matinee that Saturday. We have two helpings of the nutty Absolutely Fabulous – The Movie sweetie darlings across the Bank Holiday weekend, with The Secret Life of Pets for the children, our extra matinee. Moving into September, if you can believe it Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe ham it up in The Nice Guys, with The BFG the matinee on both the Saturday and Sunday. Independence Day: our explosive blockbuster on the Saturday night. The Hard Stop including a Panel Discussion is our Thoughtful Thursday film for September with Now You See Me 2 and the classic The Elephant Man our contribution to the Royston Arts Festival, the Festival taking place on the weekend of 23/24 September, when the cinema is closed, the fifth installment of Jason Bourne wrapping up another action packed month at RPP. Once again many thanks for your continued support, it is very welcome and remember to keep it local.


Ice Age: Collision Course David Brent – Life on the Road

... Thoughtful Thursdays ...

Films and Documentaries to Make You Think “Cogito Ergo Sum” Son of Saul Thursday 18th August, 7.30pm

During WWII, a Jewish worker at Auschwitz tries to find a rabbi to give a child a proper burial.

The Hard Stop

Thursday 15th September, 7.30pm

The police killing of Mark Duggan in London, 2011 ignited the worst civil unrest in recent British history and made headlines around the globe. August and September Screenings Leaflet published by