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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 a half year commencing each February).

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


February Film
Manchester By The Sea

(scroll down below for details)


Autumn 2016/17 Film Programme

Scroll down the Film Programme for specific film details 





My Talks with Dean Spanley (2008) Comedy; drama; 100 mins; PG

Set in Edwardian England where upper lips are always stiff and men from the Colonies are not entirely to be trusted, Fisk Senior has little time or affection for his son, but when the pair visit an eccentric Indian, they start a strange journey that eventually allows the old man to find his heart. Close to Peter O’Toole’s last performance.


27 January

Eye in the Sky ( 2015) Drama; Thriller; War; 102 mins; 15

Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.


17 February

Bread and Tulips (subtitled)) 2000 Comedy; Romance; 114 mins; 12A

After being forgotten in a highway café during a bus trip, a housewife decides to start a new life by herself in Venice.


17 March

A St Patrick’s day extravaganza      Once (2007) 85 mins; 15; drama, music, romance.

A modern-day musical  about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story. Pat


07 April

Queen of Katwe (2016) 124mins; PG; biography, drama, sport.  A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess


12 May


Truth (2015) 125mins; 15; biography, drama. Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush's military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.


16 June

Captain Fantastic (2016) 118mins; 15; comedy,drama. In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.


14 July

Hail Caesar! (2016) 106mins; 12A; comedy, mystery. Follows a day in the life of Eddie Mannix, a Hollywood fixer for Capitol Pictures in the 1950s, who cleans up and solves problems for big names and stars in the industry. But when studio star Baird Whitlock disappears, Mannix has to deal with more than just the fix.


18 August

Allied (2016) 124 mins; 15; action, drama, romance. In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.


08 September

La La Land (2016) Comedy; drama; musical; 128mins; 12A

While waiting for their big breaks, two proper LA dreamers, a suavely- charming, soft-spoken jazz pianist and a brilliant, vivacious playwright, attempt to reconcile aspirations and relationships in a magical old-school romance.

Friday 13


Loving (2016)    Biography; drama; romance; 123mins; 12A

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.

Friday 24 November

Their Finest (2016)   Comedy; drama; romance; 117mins; 12A

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them. Preceded by Helmdon Presents' Annual General Meeting at 7.20 p.m.


Friday 05 January

The Dallas Buyers Club (2013)   Biography; drama; 117mins; 15

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.

Friday 26 January

The Eagle Huntress ( 2016)  Documentary; adventure; sport; 87mins; U

Thirteen-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle huntress. Through breathtaking aerial cinematography and intimate verite footage, the film captures her personal journey

Friday 23


Manchester by the Sea  (2016)   Drama; 137mins; 15

A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies



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