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 FILM SEASON 2019/20
A reminder of what might have been before Covid
An outline 2020//21 programme has been prepared and showings will occur as circumstances permit - Check out the Highbury Flyer
Sunday 15 September 2019
at 7.30pm
Green Book
(2018)    Certificate 12A         127 min
Saturday 5 October 2019
at 7.30pm
Seven Years in Tibet
(1997)    Certificate PG         136min

Directed by Peter Farrelly, starring Viggo Mortensen & Mahershala Ali

A talented black American pianist hires a white 'bouncer' to act as chauffeur so that he can safely complete his tour of deep southern states of America in 1962.

This biographical comedy-drama won 5 Oscars.

Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, starring Brad Pitt, David Thewlis & BD Wong

Two German prisoners of war held in India in WWII escape and complete a hazardous journey into Tibet. They are befriended by the young Dalai Lama and help his understanding of the West, eventually aiding his escape from the invading Chinese.

Based on a true story.


Saturday 9 November 2019
at 7.30pm
Blade Runner 2049
2017)    Certificate 15
Christmas Special Matinee
Friday, 27 December 2019
at 2.30pm
Mary Poppins Returns
(2018)     Certificate U       

Directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Ryan Gosling & Harrison Ford

This Oscar winning science fiction cult film is set in a dystopian world of replicant humanoids, 30 years after the original encounter a young blade runner discovers a long-buried secret.

Directed by Rob Marshall, starring Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Ben Whishaw.

A wonderful and refreshing update to the magical world of Mary Poppins.

A must see for audiences of all ages, especially children.


Saturday 11 January 2020
at 7.30pm
The Blues Brothers

(1980)   Certificate 15  
Sunday 16 February 2020
at 7.30pm
Bohemian Rhapsody
(2018) Certificate 12A
Director: Jason Moore

Directed by John Landis, starring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd & James Brown

Two disreputable brothers reform their blues band to raise funds to help the orphanage that raised them.

A cult classic that showcases stellar performances, as they journey through America, featuring Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin and Carrie Fisher.

Directed by Bryan Singer, starring Rami Malek

An award-winning performance by Rami Malek traces the extraordinary life of Freddie Mercury culminating in the outstanding Queen performance at Live Aid, 1985.

Sunday 22 March 2020
at 7.30pm
Ice Cold in Alex
(1958)   Certificate PG
Saturday 18 April 2020
at 7.30pm
(1975) Certificate 15

Directed by J. Lee Thompson, starring John Mills, Sylvia Syms & Anthony Quayle

An epic journey across the Egyptian desert during the Second World War

An ambulance and its passengers fight each other and the desert to escape capture and finally arrive in Alexandria.

This will have you thirsting for that 'ice cold' lager.



Directed by Ken Russell, starring Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Elton John, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton & Jack Nicholson

This British cult classic fantasy film drama is based on the Who's 1969 album.

A deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and a cult leader.

The Who's Roger Daltrey heads a star studded cast.

Sunday 3 May 2020
at 7.30pm
The Commitments
(1991)   Certificate 15

Sunday 21 June 2020
at 7.30pm
Rain Man
1988) Certificate 15

Directed by Alan Parker, with screenplay by Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais & Roddy Doyle

Our second British offering won 4 BAFTAs.

It is a warm, humorous insight into the struggles and challenges that a group of teenagers from a Dublin council estate experience in forming a band.

Fine performances and unexpected vocal excellence.


Directed by Barry Levinson, starring Dustin Hoffman & Tom Cruise

A masterly performance exploring the world of an autistic man as he experiences aspects of life and his place in society.


Sunday 12 July 2020
at 5.30pm
A Star is Born

Directed by Bradley Cooper, starring Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga & Sam Elliott

An award winning performance from Lady Gaga as she is befriended by a musician who helps her find fame, as age and addiction sees his own career decline.

No fewer than 8 Oscar nominations.

Acknowledgement to IMDb for information used here.