December & January Screenings - Royston Picture Palace

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December & January ScreeningS

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

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Free State of Jones (15)

Friday 2nd December at 7.30pm Saturday 3rd December at 7.30pm Dir: Gary Ross| Country USA Year 2016 | 139 mins Cast | Matthew McConaughey Set during the Civil War, Free State of Jones tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched Two an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to Screenings secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones.

Trolls (U)

Saturday 3rd December at 3.30pm


Dir: Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn | Country USA Year 2016 | 100 mins Cast | Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, James Corden From the creators of Shrek comes the most smart, funny, irreverent animated comedy of the year, DreamWorks’ Trolls. Enter a colourful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomach.

Sonita (PG)

Thursday 8th December at 7.30pm

Thoughtful Thursdays

Dir: Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami | Country Germany, Switzerland, Iran Year 2015 | 90 mins Cast | Sonita Alizadeh, Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami Sonita, a teenager, is a talented rapper and an indomitable force, in spite of all her obstacles she confronts in Iran and her conservative family. She is, however, an undocumented Afghan refugee in Tehran, and her family has other plans for her. In this gripping documentary, her dream of living abroad is about to come true just as her family plan on sending her back home to get married...

The Magnificent Seven(12A)

Friday 9th December at 7.30pm Saturday 10th December at 7.30pm Dir: Antoine Fuqua | Country USA Year 2016|132 mins Cast | Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt With the sleepy town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople, led by Emma Cullen employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired Two guns including Sam Chisolm and Josh Farraday. Screenings As they prepare the town for the violent showdown, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

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Inferno (12A)

Friday 16th December at 7.30pm Saturday 17th December at 7.30pm Dir: Ron Howard| Country USA Year 2016 |121 mins Cast | Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown’s (Da Vinci Code) billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, Inferno, which finds the famous symbologist (again played by Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with Two amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor Screenings he hopes will help him recover his memories to unfoil a deadly global plot.

Storks (U)

FAMILY MATINEE Saturday 17th December at 3.30pm Dir: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland| Country USA Year 2016 | 89 mins Cast | Andy Samberg, Jennifer Aniston Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages for a global internet company. But when an order for a baby appears all junior wants to do is deliver the strange package before he gets into trouble with his boss. However when he goes on this mission, he may discover the original purpose of the stork and leave the internet packages behind. Fun for the whole family!

The Light Between Oceans (12A) Thursday 22nd December at 7.30pm

Dir: Derek Cianfrance| Country UK/New Zealand/USA Year 2016 133 mins Cast | Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz The Light Between Oceans is a heart-breaking drama about fate, love, moral dilemmas and the lengths to which one couple will go to see their dreams realized. Starring Academy Award (R) and Golden Globe (R) nominee Michael Fassbender, and Oscar (R) winner Alicia Vikander. A lighthouse keeper and his wife raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (12A) Friday 30th December 7.30pm

Dir: Tim Burton| Country USA/Belgium/UK Year 2016 |122 mins Cast |Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers and their powerful enemies.


A United Kingdom (15)

Friday 6th January at 7.30pm Saturday 7th January at 7.30pm Dir: Amma Asante| Country US/UK, Year 2016|111 mins Cast | David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike Powerful biopic telling us the historical story of Seretse Khama, the former African Royal who caused controversy with his interracial marriage to Englishwoman Ruth Williams. Struggling for acceptance, he later leads his nation to independence from the British Empire as first president of the new state of Botswana. The film features Two commanding performances from Oyelowo and Pike Screenings and celebrates the triumph of love and intelligence over intolerance and oppression.

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (12A) Saturday 7th January at 3.30pm Sunday 8th January at 3.30pm

Two Screenings

Dir: David Yates| Country UK/USA Year 2016|133 mins Cast | Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol For fans of Harry Potter of all ages, Fantastic Beasts opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident...were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) names Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

I, Daniel Blake (15)

Friday 13th January at 7.30pm Dir: Ken Loach |Country UK, France, Belgium Year 2016 | 100 mins Cast | David Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy This is acclaimed Director Ken Loach’s second Palme d’Or; an award he first won in 2006 with The Wind That Shakes the Barley. This powerful look at modern society features Daniel Blake, a 59 year old carpenter recovering from a heart attack who befriends a single mum and her two kids as they navigate their way through the kafkaesque impersonal benefits system. The film offers equal amounts of humour, warmth and despair and is heartfelt and emotional until the very end.

Doctor Strange (12A) Saturday 14th January at 3.30pm & 7.30pm

Two Screenings

Dir: Scott Derrickson | Country USA Year 2016|115 mins Cast | Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofo Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch) who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artefacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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The beatles: eight Days a Week (12a)

Sunday 15th January at 3.30pm Dir: Ron Howard| Country UK/US Year 2016 |138 mins Cast| Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison Academy Award® winner Ron Howard takes us on an intimate look at the coolest band around, with this behind the scenes look at The Beatles on tour. Exploring the effect it had on both their relationships and musical evolution and how they transformed the world of music. A must see for any fan new and old, the film features interviews with the cheeky foursome as well as unheard music and exclusive concert footage.

Lo and behold: reveries of the connected World (12a)

Thoughtful Thursdays

Thursday 19th January at 7.30pm Dir: Werner Herzog| Country USA Year 2016 |96 mins Cast| Werner Herzog , Elon Musk, Kevin Mitrick Werner Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations such as the Amazon, the Sahara, the South Pole and the Australian outback. Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed.

nocturnal animals (15) Friday 20th January at 7.30pm

Dir: Tom Ford| Country USA Year 2016 | 117 mins Cast | Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal A “story inside a story,” in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called “Nocturnal Animals,” which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself.

a Streetcat named bob (12a) Saturday 21st January at 7.30pm

Dir: Roger Spottiswoode | Country UK Year 2016 103 mins Cast | Luke Treadaway, Bob The Cat Addicted to drugs from an early age, James Bowen (Treadaway) a Covent Garden busker lives a chaotic life and has endured periods of homelessness, but his life changes when a stray ginger tom cat turns up unexpectedly. He names his new feline pal Bob and the duo soon become inseparable, giving James the motivation to turn his life around. Based on the inspirational bestseller of the same title, which was credited with changing public perceptions about the homeless, this is a moving, uplifting and often humorous story of hope.

allied (15)

Sunday 22nd January at 3.30pm Dir: Robert Zemeckis | Country USA Year 2016 |124 mins Cast |Brad Pitt, Marion Cotilard It’s 1942 and War is raging all around. Max (Brad Pitt), a French-Canadian spy, falls in love and marries French agent Marianne (Marion Cotillard), after a dangerous mission to assassinate a German official behind enemy lines in Casablanca. Max is notified that Marianne is likely a Nazi spy and begins to investigate her. Romantic sparks fly as the couple begin to test one another. But in order to preserve their cover, they’re forced into a sham marriage that develops into a real love affair.

arrival (12a)

Friday 27th January at 7.30pm Dir: Denis Vileneuve | Country USA Year 2016 |116 mins Cast |Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker Amy Adams stars as a linguist recruited to communicate with aliens in this smart, emotional sci-fi drama. When twelve mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team - led by expert linguist Louise Banks - is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers - and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

rogue One - a Star Wars Story (Tbc) Saturday 28th January at 3.30pm & 7.30pm Sunday 29th January at 3.30pm

Three Screenings

Dir: Gareth Edwards| Country USA Year 2016 |135 mins Cast | Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Forest Whitaker Taking place shortly before the events of the original 1977 classic Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Rogue One charts the desperate resistance mission to seize plans for the terrifying Death Star. It’s the first in a thrilling new series of stand-alone spin-off films. Under the visually stunning direction Gareth Edwards, a terrific international cast prepares to launch into a whole-new galaxy of excitement.

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