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Thu 3 Apr // Thu 3 Apr // Fri 4 Apr // Sat 5 Apr // 11:00 /20:00 /

Philomena

Philomena

PG-13 / 98mins / Stephen Frears / 2013 / UK/USA/France

Fifty years ago, naive Irish girl Philomena fell pregnant. This landed her in one of the Catholic Church’s notorious Magdalene Laundries as a ‘fallen woman’. Her baby boy was taken away and sold to a rich American couple. Today, Philomena (Judi Dench) is a retired nurse still desperate to track down her son. Former BBC TV correspondent turned spin-doctor Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan) is sufficiently intrigued to help her. A charming, touching and unexpectedly funny drama.

Sun 6 Apr // 20:00 /

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World - CANCELLED

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World - CANCELLED

U / 148mins / Stanley Kramer / 1963 / USA

A comedy about a search for buried treasure by at least a dozen people - all played by well-known entertainers of their day. After a number of strangers (including Milton Berle, Jonathan Winters, Sid Caesar, Phil Silvers) witness a dying stranger identify the location of hidden money, a conflict-ridden hunt begins, watched over carefully by a suspicious cop (Spencer Tracy). Watch for lots of cameo appearances, including Jerry Lewis.

Thu 10 Apr // Thu 10 Apr // Fri 11 Apr // Sat 12 Apr // 11:00 /20:00 /

Saving Mr Banks

Saving Mr Banks

12 / 127mins / John Lee Hancock / 2013 / USA

Inspired by the extraordinary untold tale of how one of the most beloved stories of all time, Mary Poppins, was brought to the big screen. A poignant, sharply funny and moving recounting of Walt Disney’s quest to fulfill a promise to his daughters to make a film of their favourite book, and of its fiercely protective author PL Travers, who had no intention of letting her beloved nanny go to Hollywood. Oscar winners Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks star.

Sun 13 Apr // 20:00 /

Jeune & Jolie

Jeune & Jolie

18 / 94mins / Francois Ozon / 2013 / France, Subtitles

Just before turning 17, student Isabelle loses her virginity during a summer holiday. When she returns to Paris, she begins a dangerous new career on an escort website, lying about her age in order to make appointments with wealthy clients in expensive hotel rooms. She is a cool professional, catering to the whims of the men she encounters; while maintaining the illusion of being a regular school student for her parents and friends. Her double life spirals out of control, however, when the unthinkable happens with one of her regular clients and she is forced to deal with the consequences.

Thu 17 Apr // Thu 17 Apr // Fri 18 Apr // Sat 19 Apr // 11:00 /20:00 /

Gravity

Gravity

12 / 91mins / Alfonso Cuaron / 2012 / USA

Seasoned astronaut Kowalsky is on his final mission in space, while medical engineer Dr. Stone is making her first outing on the Shuttle. While they are engaged in extra-vehicular activity, debris hits the shuttle leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other as they spiral into space. Silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth, and any chance for rescue. The only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space in this mesmerising sci-fi thriller.

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Sun 20 Apr // 20:00 /

Forbidden Planet

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Forbidden Planet

PG / 98mins / Fred M Wilcox / 1956 / USA

When Adams and his crew are sent to investigate the silence from a planet inhabited by scientists, he finds all but two have died. Dr. Morbius and his daughter Altaira have somehow survived a hideous monster which roams the planet. Unknown to Adams, Morbius has made a discovery, and has no intention of sharing it (or his daughter!) with anyone.

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Wed 23 Apr // 20:00 /

Reality Street live!

A regular series of live readings and performances by poets, writers and musicians

Reality Street live!

The third and final event will feature best-selling Reality Street poet Denise Riley, in a rare appearance; and Richard Makin, writer, poet and artist based in St Leonards, whose book Dwelling was published by Reality Street in 2011, and who will be performing in collaboration with visual artist Miranda Gavin. All tickets £5

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Thu 24 Apr // Thu 24 Apr // Fri 25 Apr // Sat 26 Apr // 11:00 /20:00 /

Nebraska

Nebraska

15 / 115mins / Alexander Payne / 2013 / USA

After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, an elderly cantankerous man (Bruce Dern) thinks he’s struck it rich, only to find he has to travel to the company’s headquarters in Nebraska to claim his winnings. Woody sets off on foot from his home in Montana. When his son learns of his father’s intent, he decides to accompany him and during a stop in their hometown the pair are reunited with old friends and family. But when Woody announces the news of his newly gained winnings, a number of outstanding debts are demanded of him. Shot in black and white across four states, Nebraska tells the stories of family life in the heartland of America.

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Sun 27 Apr // 19:00 /

Seaside Theatre Double Bill...On the Beach and The Islanders

Show and Tell presents acclaimed live theatre heralding seaside adventure and escapism

Seaside Theatre Double Bill...On the Beach and The Islanders

‘On the Beach’: John Osborne – creator of Radio 4’s John Peel’s Shed – documents a lunchtime walk through a British seaside town: charting the lives, loves and nostalgia found down on the beach. ‘The Islanders’: A lo-fi musical about memories, first-loves and growing up - by Amy Mason, Eddie Argos (Art Brut) and folk star Jim Moray. ‘Heart-warming, nostalgic… Osborne’s writing is sublime’ – The Stage ***** The Independent

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