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Film Club Programme

Experience real cinema sound in the Reading Room


We show a good selection of  films... action, drama, biopic etc. in English and foreign languages.  There are films which appeal to all age groups. Our state of the art equipment fills the Reading Room with sound, providing a great cinema experience. You are welcome to attend as a guest for one session.  If you would like to see more, then you can join. It is extremely good value at just £15 for 12 months (£7.50 after February 2015).

Doors open 7.10pm.   Film  begins at 7.30 pm unless otherwise stated. Drinks available. Guests  £3.00 per session. Please contact Chris or Morag for more information.


August Film

(see below for details)

Autumn 2015/16 Film Programme

Scroll down the Film Programme for specific film details 




11 September

Birdman   (2014) comedy;  drama;119 mins;15

A black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play.  In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.


16 October

The Three Musketeers  (3-D) (2011) Action; adventure; romance; 110mins; 12A

The hot-headed young d'Artagnan (Logan Lerman) joins forces with three rogue Musketeers (Matthew MacFadyen, Luke Evans and Ray Stephenson) to defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war in this reboot of Alexander Dumas' story. The action adventure is given a state of art update in 3-D.

NB Doors open early for AGM which is at at 7:15 p.m. followed by film at 7:45 p.m

13 November

The Good Lie  (2014) Drama; 110 mins; 12A

A group of Sudanese refugees given the chance to resettle in America arrive in Kansas City, Missouri, where their encounter with an employment agency counsellor (Reese Witherspoon) forever changes all of their lives.


11 December

Mr Holmes  (2015) Crime; drama; mystery; 104 mins; PG

with Ian McKellan.

Mr Holmes focuses on the man behind the mysteries, and while it may lack Baker Street thrills, it more than compensates with tenderly wrought, well-acted drama.

30 December

At 2.30 p.m.  - a family film for Christmas -

INTO THE WOODS (2014); Adventure; fantasy; musical; 125 mins; PG.

Doors will open about 2:10 and as places are limited they will be allocated on a first come first served basis as we are not taking reservations in advance. All welcome including unaccompanied children aged 9+ and younger children accompanied by an adult.  £1 charge for non-members.This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Dustin Hoffman), and Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy) - all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Cordon & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.



15 January


A Little Chaos (2014) Comedy; drama; romance ; 117 mins; 12A

A romantic drama following Sabine (Kate Winslet), a talented landscape designer, who is building a garden at Versailles for King Louis XIV (Alan Rickman). Sabine struggles with class barriers as she becomes romantically entangled with the court's renowned landscape artist.



12 ebruary

Ex Machina (2015) Drama; sci-fi; 108 mins;15

Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.


18 March

Suffragette  (2015)   Biography;  drama; history; 106 mins; 12A

A drama which tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.


15 April

The Martian  (2015)    Adventure; drama; sci-fi; 140 mins; 12A

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. Smart, thrilling, and surprisingly funny.


20 May

Man-Up  Described as, “The best British Rom-Com in years” this film is a romantic comedy about taking chances, finding yourself, making decisions and rolling with the consequences.  Film is rated 15 and lasts 88 minutes.


17 June

La Famille Belier (2014)   Comedy; drama; music; 106 mins; 12

Heart-felt comedy hit about a young girl whose close bond to her hearing-impaired family is challenged by the discovery of an extraordinary talent for music. In the Bélier family, everyone is deaf, except dutiful sixteen-year-old Paula. She acts as an indispensable interpreter for her parents and younger brother, especially in the running of the family dairy farm. France's most popular film of 2015.


15 July

The Lady in the Van ( 2015)   Comedy; drama; biography; 104 mins; 12A

This film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who 'temporarily' parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.


12 August

Spectre (2015)   Action; adventure; thriller; 140 mins; 12A

A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

16 September

Fri Sep 16 Brooklyn (2015) Drama; romance; 111 mins; 12A

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.




The Walk (3-D) (2015) Adventure; biography; drama; 123 mins; PG

“Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man - Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) - has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. Robert Zemeckis, the director of such marvels as Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Back to the Future, Polar Express and Flight, again uses cutting edge technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story. With innovative photorealistic techniques and IMAX 3D wizardry, The Walk is true big-screen cinema, a chance for moviegoers to viscerally experience the feeling of reaching the clouds. The film, a PG-rated, all-audience entertainment for moviegoers 8 to 80, unlike anything audiences have seen before, is a love letter to Paris and New York City in the 1970s”.


11 November

Bridge of Spies (2015) Drama; History; Thriller; 142 mins; 12A

Doors open 7 p.m., AGM 7.15 p.m.  (prompt) ,Film 7.30 p.m.

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers




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