Celebrate our 20th anniversary this october and November with special cinema-themed films
The Smallest Show on Earth
A love letter to independent cinemas, homely and snug with charm that money can't buy. Sound familiar? See this heartwarming comedy classic starring Peter Sellers.
Director: Basil Dearden
Cast includes: Peter Sellers, Bill Travers, Margaret Rutherford, Virginia McKenna, Sid James
See this film as part of our 20th anniversary - we're screening a collection of cinema-related films during October and November to celebrate the magic of cinema!All Sunday morning screenings include a free hot drink and biscuits with your ticket!
80 mins / 1957 / UK
Another love letter to the flea-pit cinemas, this one from Britain. There might be better-furbished places than the Bijou Kinema here, and the technical standards aren't all they might be—the projectionist (played by Peter Sellers) isn't exactly a credit to his profession—but it's homely and snug, with the sort of charm that money can't buy - is it a bit like our much loved Electric Palace here in Hastings?!
Overjoyed to learn that they've inherited a cinema in the north of England, Matt and Jean Spenser are subsequently shattered to find it's less of a grand picture palace and more of a fleapit (with three equally decrepit employees). Can the couple make a go of it or will they be forced to sell up and watch the Bijou Kinema be redeveloped into a car park?
Peter Sellers, Margaret Rutherford, Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers star in Basil Dearden's heartwarming comedy. This gently whimsical elegy to the Golden Age of cinema co-stars Bernard Miles, Leslie Phillips and Sid James.
All Sunday morning screenings include a free hot drink and biscuits with your ticket!
See this film as part of our 20th anniversary - we're screening a collection of cinema-related films during October to celebrate the magic of cinema!
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