March & April Screenings - Royston Picture Palace

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

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When university professor includes World War II historian David Irving in a book about Holocaust deniers, Irving accuses her of libel and sparks a legal battle for historical truth Book online at

Sing (U)


Saturday 11th March at 3.30pm Dir: Garth Jennings | Country USA Year 2016 |108 mins Cast | Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane

Nominated for Two Golden Globe Awards, 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. 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 (15)

Saturday11th March at 7.30pm Sunday 12th March at 3.30pm Dir: Kenneth Lonergan | Country USA Year 2016 |137 mins Cast |Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams Casey Affleck plays 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 (Lucas Hedges). Lee is very reluctant about taking on this new responsibility because he’s Two already overwhelmed, living from paycheck to paycheck, in addition to being haunted by a Screenings certain past tragedy that separated him from his wife, Randi (Michelle Williams).

Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? Thursday 16th March at 8pm

Thoughtful Thursdays

Dir: Tomer Heymann, Barak Heymann, Alexander Bodin Saphir (co-director) | Country UK Year 2016 | 84 mins Cast | Saar Maoz 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 and to fight for acceptance of a different kind when he finds out that he is HIV positive.

Jackie (15)

Friday 17th March at 7.30pm Saturday 18th March at 7.30pm

Dir: Pablo Larain| Country USA Year 2016 |100 mins Cast | Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig 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 (Natalie Portman). Jackie places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s Two assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity Screenings and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy. From 3rd March onwards, we are moving all cinema ticket sales ‘in-ho Tickets will be available from Royston Town Hall office, Monday - Frida & at the Royston Picture Palace box office, which opens half an hour b

Denial (12A)

Sunday 19th March at 3.30pm Dir: Mick Jackson| Country UK/USA Year 2016 |110 mins Cast | Rachel Weisz, Timothy Spall, Tom Wilkinson Denial recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (Cannes Award winner Timothy Spall), 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.

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. 20 years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.

20th Century Women (15)

Saturday 25th March at 7.30pm Sunday 26th March at 3.30pm Dir: Mike Mills| Country USA Year 2016 |118 mins Cast | Annette Benning, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig

Two Screenings

Lion (PG)

“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 Benning’s son. Benning is nothing short of fantastic as the mother, Dorothea, a product of the ‘40s and ‘50’s, who is leading a bohemian-type lifestyle, and who rents rooms to Abbie a photographer and a mechanic.

Friday 31st March at 7.30pm, Saturday 1st April at 7.30pm Sunday 2nd April at 7.30pm Dir: Garth Davis| Country Australia Year 2016 |118 mins Cast | Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara 5 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 Three process. Eventually ending up in an orphanage, Screenings Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple, and finds safety and love as he grows up in Hobart. ouse’ to Royston Town Hall. ay, 9am - 4pm before each performance.

The LEGO® Batman Movie (PG) Saturday 1st April at 3.30pm Sunday 2nd April at 3.30pm

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Dir: Chris McKay| Country Denmark/ USA Year 2017 |90 mins Cast | Will Arnett, Zach Galifiankis, Ralph Fiennes In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO® Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the selfdescribed leading man of that ensemble—LEGO Batman—stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham. Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Hidden Figures (PG)

Friday 7th April at 7.30pm Saturday 8th April at 7.30pm Dir: Theodore Melfi | Country USA Year 2016 |127 mins Cast | Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

Two Screenings

The incredible untold story of three brilliant AfricanAmerican women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanised the world.

Fences (12A)

Sunday 9th April at 3.30pm Dir: Denzel Washington| Country USA Year 2016 |139 mins Cast | Denzell Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson An African American father struggles with race relations in the US while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life. Denzel Washington directed and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which centres on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter that baseball’s colour barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones.

The Time of Their Lives (12A)

Saturday 15th April at 3.30pm and 7.30pm Dir: Roger Goldby| Country UK Year 2017 |100 mins Cast | Pauline Collins, Joan Collins Determined to gate-crash her ex-lover’s funeral on glamorous French hideaway Ile-de-Re, former Hollywood siren Helen escapes her London retirement home with the help of Priscilla, a repressed English housewife stuck in a bad marriage. Pooling their limited resources, they hit the road together by coach, ferry, car and Two foot in a race to get to the funeral on time, Screenings becoming entangled in a love triangle with a reclusive French millionaire along the way.

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Moonlight (15)

Friday 21st April at 7.30pm Dir: Barry Jenkins| Country USA Year 2016 |111 mins Cast | Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson A timeless story of human connection and selfdiscovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami. Moonlight is one of the most beautifully told stories of this decade. The three talented actors that play Chiron are all equally brilliant, Mahershala Ali is remarkable as the drug dealer and Naomi Harris has a brilliant supporting role.

The Founder (12A)

Saturday 22nd April at 3.30pm Dir: John Lee Hancock| Country USA Year 2016 |115 mins Cast | Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch The true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. Cleverness and perhaps shrewdness enable Kroc to put himself into a position to be able to pull the company, from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.

Fifty Shades Darker (18)

Saturday 22nd April at 7.30pm Dir: James Foley| Country USA Year 2017 |115 mins Cast | Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Eric Johnson One of the biggest pop cultural sensations of recent years is back – Fifty Shades Darker scintillatingly picks up where Fifty Shades of Grey left off. Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan reprise their roles as Anastasia ‘Ana’ Steele and Christian Grey. Fifty Shades Darker promises to be just as whispered about as its predecessor and all the more irresistible for it.

Viceroy’s House (12A)

Friday 28th April at 7.30pm, Saturday 29th April at 3.30pm and 7.30pm Sunday 30th April at 3.30pm Dir: Gurinder Chadha| Country USA Year 2016 |106 mins Cast | Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson Viceroy’s House in Delhi was the home of the British rulers of India. After 300 years, that rule was coming to an end. For 6 months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten, great grandson of Queen Victoria, assumed the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people. Upstairs lived Mountbatten together Four with his wife and daughter; downstairs lived their Screenings 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. A decision was taken to divide the country and create a new Muslim homeland: Pakistan.

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

Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? 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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Why do people come to us to watch films? Don’t listen to us saying how wonderful our community cinema is, this is what our visitors say!

Lovely little cinema, local, clean, spacious and right on my doorstep! And the tickets are reasonable too! :) Loved our 1st experience at Royston. Great gem hidden in Royston. Will be coming back for more of the cinema experience. Was very pleasantly surprised at how good the cinema was. Much prefer it to the larger cinemas. Will definitely be going here again. Great for children.

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