February & March Screenings - Royston Picture Palace

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February & March ScreeningS

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

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La La Land A jazz pianist and aspiring actress fall in love in Los Angeles, but will their quick success rip the fabric of their love affair? book online at www.roystonpicturepalace.org.uk


Rogue One - A Star Wars Story (12A)

Friday 3rd February at 7.30pm, Saturday 4th February at 7.30pm and Sunday 5th February at 3.30pm Dir: Gareth Edwards| Country USA Year 2016 |135 mins Cast | Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen 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 Three with a terrific international cast which prepares to Screenings launch the audience into a whole-new galaxy of excitement.

Moana (PG)

Saturday 4th February at 3.30pm


Dir: Ron Clements, Don Hall | Country USA Year 2016 |107 mins Cast | Dwayne Johnson, Auli’i Cravalho. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder.

Sully (12A)

Friday 10th February at 7.30pm and Saturday 11th February at 3.30pm Dir: Clint Eastwood |Country USA Year 2016 | 96 mins Cast | Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney

Two Screenings

On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

Passengers (12A)

Saturday 11th February at 7.30pm Dir: Morten Tyldum |Country USA Year 2016 | 116 mins Cast | Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Sheen On a routine journey through space to a new home, two passengers, sleeping in suspended animation, are awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions. As Jim (Chris Pratt) and Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence) face living the rest of their lives on board, with every luxury they could ever ask for, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction... until they discover the ship is in grave danger. With the lives of 5000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.

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A Monster Calls (12A)

Sunday 12th February at 3.30pm Dir: J A Bayona| Country USA/Spain Year 2016|108 mins Cast| Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones The monster does not come walking often. This time it comes to Connor, and it asks for the one thing Connor cannot bring himself to do. Tell the truth. This is a very touching story about a boy who feels very damaged, guilty and mostly angry. He struggles at school with bullies, and pity looks from everyone, and at home with his mother’s sickness. Will Connor overcome his problems? Will everything be okay?

Life Animated (12A)

Thursday 16th February at 8.00pm Dir: Ross Williams| Country USA Year 2016 |73 mins Cast| Owen Suskind, Ron Suskind


Thoughtful Thursdays

This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen Suskind who as a thriving three year old suddenly and inexplicably went silent – and for years after remained unable to connect with other people or to convey his thoughts, feelings or desires. Over time, through repeated viewings of Disney classics, Owen found useful tools to help him to understand complex social cues and to re-connect with the world around him. through the dark times, leading us all toward the light.

La La Land (15)

Friday 17th February at 7.30pm, Saturday 18th February at 7.30pm, Sunday 19th February at 3.30pm, Friday 25th February at 7.30pm Sunday 27th February at 3.30pm and 7.30pm Dir: Damien Chazelle| Country USA Year 2016 | 128 mins Cast | Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts Six they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair and Screenings the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

Ballerina (PG)

FAMILY MATINEE Saturday 18th February at 3.30pm Dir: Eric Summer, Éric Warin |Country France/Canada Year 2016 | 89 mins Cast | Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan

This delightful animation is set in 1879 Paris. An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house. The focus of the story is on Félicie, an ambitious yet rebellious orphan girl who dreams of becoming a dancer, constantly attempting to flee the orphanage to Paris, in pursuit of her ambition.


Sing (U)

Saturday 11th March at 3.30pm Dir: Garth Jennings | Country USA Year 2016 |108 mins Cast | Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane Sing is set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Buster Moon a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theatre that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal-some might even say delusional-optimist who loves his theatre above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now faced with the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.


Manchester by the Sea (12A)

Saturday11th March at 7.30pm and Sunday 12th March at 3.30pm Dir: Kenneth Lonergan | Country USA Year 2016 |137 mins Cast |Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams A film that’s as emotionally powerful as it is exquisitely shot. A solitary Boston janitor, Lee Chandler, who returns to his hometown after the death of his older brother in order to take care of his teenage nephew, Patrick. Lee is very reluctant about taking on this new responsibility because he’s already overwhelmed as it is living from paycheck to paycheck, in addition to being haunted by a certain past tragedy that separated him from his wife, Randi.

Two Screenings

Jackie (15)

Friday 17th March at 7.30pm and Saturday 18th March at 7.30pm Dir: Pablo Larain| Country USA Year 2016 |100 mins Cast | Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig JACKIE is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Known for her extraordinary Two dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain Screenings her husband’s legacy and the world of “Camelot.”

Denial (15)

Sunday 19th March at 3.30pm Dir: Mick Jackson| Country UK/USA Year 2016 |110 mins Cast | Rachel Weisz, Timothy Spall, Tom Wilkinson Based on the acclaimed book “History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier,” DENIAL recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s legal battle for historical truth against David Irving, who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, the burden of proof is on the accused, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred.

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T2 Trainspotting (18)

Friday 24th March at 7.30pm Dir: Danny Boyle| Country UK Year 2017 |117 mins Cast | Ewan McGregor, Kelly Macdonald, Jonny Lee Miller First there was an opportunity...then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud, Sick Boy and Begbie. Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine & self-destruction.

20th century Women (15)

Saturday 25th March at 7.30pm and Sunday 26th March at 3.30pm Dir: Mike Mills| Country USA Year 2016 |118 mins Cast | Annette Benning, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig “20th Century Women” is the story of three women of different generations who help to see a teenage boy learn what it is to become a man. The three women, become the primary influences in the life of Bening’s son. Bening is nothing short of fantastic as the mother, Dorothea, a product of the ‘40s and Two ‘50’s, who is leading a bohemian-type lifestyle, and Screenings who rents rooms to Abbie and a mechanic.

Lion (Pg)

Friday 31st March at 7.30pm and Saturday 1st april at 7.30pm Dir: Garth Davis| Country Australia Year 2016 |118 mins Cast | Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara

LiOn Two Screenings

Five-year-old Saroo finds himself alone and travelling on the wrong train away from his home in northern India. Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles away, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the streets, dodging all sorts of terrors in the process. Eventually ending up in an orphanage, Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple, and finds safety and love as he grows up in Hobart.

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... Thoughtful Thursdays ...

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

Life, Animated (PG)

Thursday 16th February at 8.00pm The inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films.

Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? (TBC) Thursday 16th March at 8.00pm

Eighteen years previously, Saar a 39-year-old ex-Israeli army paratrooper moved to London after being kicked out of his religious Kibbutz for being gay. Saar could now live the life he wanted. He formed a new family with the London Gay Men’s Chorus, whilst maintaining bonds with his family.

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