Picture Palace

A season of films to be shown in the Village Hall on the last Sunday of each month from October until April.

We are a “not-for-profit” group. The cost of each film screening is about £160.00, so we require a minimum attendance of at least 50. The bar, kitchen and franchising the food helps to subsidise our events as well as our Village Hall cafe held in the summer. Any excess funds we create will make its way to charitable organisations within the local community.

Refreshments are available including a cash bar and ice creams.  We often provide a supper in the hall (usually with a vegetarian option), prior to the showing, professionally cooked and supplied by ‘The Kings Arms’.

Please note our cancellation conditions, we require at least 48 hours notice if you are unable to attend and need to cancel your booking for supper, otherwise we will need to charge you for any food you have ordered except in unforeseen circumstances.

We are delighted to inform you that, after successful negotiations with them, we have obtained their licence and are able to show a British Pathé Newsreel at each session. Those of a certain age may well remember watching these newsreels at their local cinema in their youth.

Unless otherwise specified 
Doors open at 18.00, the Pathé Newsreel rolls at approximately 18.45 and the Film begins at 19.30
A cash bar is available along with Refreshments and Ice Creams.

All Tickets £2.00 
cash payment in the hall's lobby on the day please
to pre-book either email keith.brignell@sky.com 
or call 01305 871925

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15) 
Sunday 27th January

Warning: Brutal violence and extremely bad language
American dark comedy in which a mother becomes frustrated at the local police force’s ineptitude to solve her daughter’s murder. When no potential perpetrators have been identified and the investigation slowly grinds to a halt.Mildred (Francis McDormand) takes matters into her own hands to ensure that the media, local citizens and the police take her plight seriously and find her daughter’s killer.

Supper is Southern Red Bean & Pork or Southern Red Bean Stew @ £8.00 served from 18.30

The Greatest Showman  (PG)
Sunday 24th February

Biographical musical drama starring Hugh Jackman as American showman P.T. Barnum. After being dismissed from his place of work due to the company’s bankruptcy, Barnum struggles to make ends meet and give his family the life they deserve. When a moment of genius strikes while entertaining his two daughters with a homemade light ornament, he decides to construct the very meaning of show business itself. Procuring a selection of performers, all with unique talents, abilities and individual characteristics, Barnum launches a popular touring circus, “The Barnum & Bailey Circus” and changes, what we now know as the show business forever.

Supper is Mac “n” Cheese with or without Bacon @ £8.00

Captain Phillips  (12)
Sunday 31st March

Tom Hanks stars in this BAFTA winning drama directed by Paul Greengrass based on the real life hijacking of a US cargo ship by Somali pirates.
The Maersk Alabama became the first US cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years when heavily armed Somalis boarded the vessel on the 8th of April 2009. As commander of the ship, Captain Richard Phillips (Hanks) inevitably found himself at the heart of events. Held hostage by the pirates under the command of Muse (Barkhad Abdi), Phillips attempts to protect both his crew and ship to the best of his ability. However, as the drama plays out and Phillips spends more time in the company of his Somali captors, he gradually comes to realise that they have a story too. Far from the greedy, heartless thugs of pirate lore, the Somalis may well frepresent the forces of globalisation as surely as the Maersk Alabama - the underside. With the stakes high, the crisis intensifies and someone will have to pay the price…..
This film was nominated for Oscars for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Abdi) and won the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor (Abdi).

Supper to be advised.

 The Prestige (12)
Sunday 28th April

Thriller starring Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale. Rupert Angier (Jackman) and Alfred Borman (Bale) are London based magicians of the highest order, both blessed with spectacular powers of deception and both cursed with unrelenting envy of one another’s skills. When Alfred performs an awe-inspiring trick for which there seems no logical explanation, the friendly competition shared between the pair turns to deadly rivalry as the enraged Rupert determines to uncover his rival’s deepest secrets. In the world of illusion, however, nothing is ever as quite as it seems, and the rules of the physical world simply don’t apply. Now, as bitter competition quickly begins to consume the souls of both performers, the firestorm birthed by their anger threatens to consume all who are around them.

Supper to be advised

For your information the classifications are:
  • U – Suitable for all
  • PG – Parental Guidance
  • 12A – Only used for films shown in cinemas and suitable for 12 years and over. However, people younger than 12 may see a 12A so long as they are accompanied by an adult
  • 12 – Video release suitable for 12 years and over 
  • 15 – Suitable for only 15 years and over
  • 18 – Suitable only for adults