September & October Screenings - Royston Picture Palace

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September & October Screenings

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

& Sunday 4th Saturday 3rd .30pm September 3

The BFG Join a young girl named Sophie as she encounters a Big Friendly Giant in this Roald Dahl classic fairytale adventure Book online at

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)


Saturday 3rd September at 3.30pm and 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.

Ice Age: Collison Course (PG)


Saturday 1st October at 3.30pm Dir: Mike Thurmeier & Galen T. Chu| Country USA | Year 2016|94 mins. Cast | Ray Romano, Denis Leary & John Leguizamo Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colourful new characters. Guaranteed to far exceed Mark Kermode’s’ 6-laugh test for parents and children alike its one to put in your cinema diary. Now!

David Brent: Life on the Road (12A)

Saturday 1st October at 7.30pm Dir: Ricky Gervais|Country UK |Year 2016 |96 mins Cast | Ricky Gervais, Jo Hartley David Brent (Ricky Gervais) is back. We catch up with him twelve years after the ‘The Office’ to find he is a travelling salesman, selling ladies’ personal hygiene products. He hasn’t given up on his dream of rock stardom and is embarking on a selffinanced tour with his band, ‘Foregone Conclusion’. Assembling a group of session musicians who are just in it for the money, and talented rapper Dom (Ben Bailey Smith) in an attempt to gain street cred, Brent cashes in everything he has in a bid to turn his dream into reality. What could go wrong?

Café Society (12A)

Friday 7th October at 7.30pm and Saturday 8th October at 7.30pm Dir: Woody Allen I USA I 2016 I 96 Mins I Cast Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell A witty coming of age story Directed by maestro Woody Allen. Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), plays Bobby, a young New Yorker who heads out to Hollywood in search of an exciting future. He falls for Vonnie (Kristin Stewart from Twilight), who is secretary to his Uncle Phil (Steve Carell) a successful producer. A love triangle ensues and the comedy begins. Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro (Last Tango in Paris, Apocalypse Now) this is one of Allen’s strongest films in years

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (15)

Saturday 15th October 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!

Swallows and Amazons (PG)

Friday 21st October at 7.30pm Saturday 22nd October at 3.30pm & 7.30pm Dir: Phillippa Lowthorpe| Country UK| Year 2016| 110 mins Cast | Kelly MacDonald, Andrew Scott, Four children dream of escaping the tedium of a summer holiday with their mother. When finally given permission to camp on their own on an island in the middle of a vast lake, they are overjoyed. But when they get there they discover they may not be alone... Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Lake District, Swallows and Amazons is a heartwarming adventure for all the family.

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Ghostbusters (12A)

Friday 28th October at 7.30pm and Saturday 29th October at 3.30pm and 7.30pm. Dir: Paul Feig | Country USA| Year 2016| 116 mins Cast | Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones It’s back to the future of cult cinema. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones star in this eagerly anticipated reboot of the 1984 classic. Having started a ghost-catching business in New York City, it’s not long before they discover ghosts are being summoned by occultist Rowan North

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... Thoughtful Thursdays ...

Films and Documentaries to Make You Think “Cogito Ergo Sum”

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.

Notes on Blindness (U) Thursday 13th October, 7.30pm

Days before his son was born, writer and theologian John Hull went blind. Follow the true story on what it’s like to be blind through an exclusive audio diary with the man himself.

Welcome to the Royston Picture Palace Welcome once again to Royston Picture Palace for another action packed, diverse and interesting selection of movies to ease you into early Autumn. We kick off September with Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe as you have never seen them before in the comedy thriller Nice Guys. We have extended our Children’s Saturday matinee to both Saturday and Sunday to show Roald Dahl’s classic The BFG, brought to life for the big screen, and if it’s blockbusters you are after you can’t go wrong with Independence Day Resurgence, set some twenty years after the original invasion. The sci fi theme continues with Star Trek Beyond taking us where no person has gone before. Our Thoughtful Thursday film is the gripping The Hard Stop. We are proud to be part of this year’s Royston Arts Festival with Now You See Me 2 and the classic The Elephant Man showing on the pre-Festival weekend of 16th and 17th September. There is no cinema on 23rd/24th September, but we are back to wrap up the month with Jason Bourne starring the brilliant Matt Damon. Scrat and friends are back for a fourth time in our Children’s Saturday Matinees, Ice Age Continental Drift the first weekend in October, with Ricky Gervais reprising David Brent telling us what his been up to postOffice. You’re sure to love Cannes Favourite Café Society, with Notes on Blindness our intriguing Thoughtful Thursday, you’ll also have another chance to catch Absolutely Fabulous if you missed it in August. With triple helpings of both Swallows and Amazons and Ghostbusters I’m sure you’ll agree another cracking schedule ahead. As always we thank you for your continued support and helping to make the Palace the success story it is.

COMING UP IN NOVEMBER My Scientology Movie Finding Dory Free State of Jones Bridget Jones’s Baby

Affordable snacks in our Cinema Shop! Enjoy fresh coffee from our high-tech coffee machine ‘Posh’ ice creams Sweets Chocolate

Popcorn just £1.50!

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