Director: Jacques Tati
Cast includes: Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud, Micheline Rolla
Plus - additional screening now added for Family Fridays on 2 August
114 mins / 1953 / France, Tunisia, subtitles

** Update: Due to Covid, we had to postpone the Club Cinoche screening from 18 July. This will now take place on Thursday 5 September at 7pm. All ticketholders have been informed. **

Join us for Club Cinoche on Thurs 5 September, a night of French Film and conversation led experienced teacher, Alison from The French Space.

This evening will include a full film screening alongside an interactive conversation class with other Francophiles for this classic summer comedy that introduced the character of Monsieur Hulot. Coming to a beachside hotel for a vacation, he accidentally (but good-naturedly) causes havoc. It's vacation time as Jacques Tati romps through the most gloriously mad lark ever to tickle the ribs of young and old alike!

What better way to practise your French than to relax, socialise and link it to something of cultural interest? Come and view a fabulous French film in a beautiful and cosy independent cinema and enjoy informal opportunities throughout the evening to discuss the movie en français! We provide prompts, phrases and vocabulary to get you speaking about the film in pairs and small groups. The bar will be open for a glass of wine or beer to complement the experience.

  • "Great - would love to come again for more films. Merci pour une espace pour parler en francais (francais tres mauvais!)"
  • "A lovely evening more like this sil vous plait."
  • "Tres bonne soiree."
  • "Ce soir a etc parfait Merci Bien"

With French cinéma there's plenty to talk about. Come and unleash your inner French film-critic!

Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

Extra screening added for Family Fridays!

Friday 2 August, 3.30pm: Includes sound effects workshop

Just announced! Join us outside of Club Cinoche and bring your family along to see the brilliantly simple slapstick comedy from classic French director and laugh at the antics of Monsieur Hulot - the French character and inspiration for Mr Bean - as he goes on holiday to the beach in the south of France (much like Hastings!).

This is a fantastic way to introduce your children to classic film comedy, with no need to read subtitles as the gags are there to see! Visual storytelling at its best. Before the screening there will be a sound effects workshop to get in the mood for silent gags and play with soundtrack as storyteller.

For every Family Fridays screening doors open 3.30pm, the film starts at 4pm and the event ends at 6pm, so a great opportunity to relax and unwind after a busy week.

All Family Fridays screening tickets are just £6, so bring the family for a great night out. And guess what? We have ice cream!

Please note, children under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult (minimum one adult per four children). Spaces are limited so advance booking is recommended.

You might also be interested in our Parent and Baby regular film screenings.

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