Forthcoming films at Aldeburgh Cinema
Fri 22 July to Thurs 4 Aug at 4.00pm & 7.30pm excluding 23 July & 30 July matinees
The talents of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring beloved classic THE BFG to life.
The Secret Life of Pets
Fri 15 – Thu 21 July at 4:00pm and Fri 5 – Mon 8 Aug and Wed 10 & Thu 11 Aug at 4:00pm
NICE PRICE MATINEE! For anyone wondering how their pets behave when they’re not at home, The Secret Life Of Pets reveals their antics.
The Nice Guys
Fri 15, Sun 17, Tue 19 July at 7:30pm
Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe reveal superb comic finesse and timing in this otherwise tense drama.
Learning to Drive
Sat 16, Mon 18, Wed 20 July at 7:30pm
Left by her husband for a younger woman, distraught Wendy (Clarkson, One Day, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) staggers out into the street and hails a cab. The driver is Darwan (Kingsley), who offers her sympathy – and then solves another of her problems.
The original Swallows and Amazons and star visit!
23 July at 4.00pm
The original 1974 film in glorious High Definition! We are delighted to welcome SOPHIE NEVILLE, the film’s ‘Titty’, for a Q&A after the screening!
Sat 30 Jul & Tue 2 Aug at 4:15pm and Fri 5, Sat 13, Tue 16, Fri 19 & Fri 27 Aug at 4:15pm
STUDIO SCREEN Fiery teenager Mika is sent away to her strict grandmother after failing her exams. While there she comes across a beautiful black stallion with whom she has an instant connection.
Sun 31 Jul & Wed 3, Sat 6 Aug at 4:15pm and Sun 14, Wed 17, Sat 20 & Sat 28 Aug at 4:15pm
STUDIO SCREEN Mika returns to the Kaltenbach riding stables for the long hot summer.
The Lion King
Mon 1 & Thu 4 August at 4:15pm
STUDIO SCREEN When Simba, a cub who is soon to be king, loses his father, he is blamed and banished from the pride by his cruel uncle Scar.
Cry of the Owl
Sat 30 July & Tue 2 Aug at 7:45pm
STUDIO SCREEN A thrilling adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s psychological thriller turns the tables on a troubled man spying on a young woman with dramatic and tragic consequences.
Sun 31 July & Fri 5 Aug at 7:45pm
When an adventurous photographer becomes house-bound with a broken leg, his voyeurism and his eye for a story lead him into the heart of trouble.
Versus - The Life and Films of Ken Loach
Mon 1 & Wed 3 Aug at 7:45pm
STUDIO SCREEN A sharp-witted look back over the controversial and celebrated film-maker’s career, this film gives a playful study of the challenges and the triumphs involved in amassing such a unique body of work.
Fri 5 to Tue 8 Aug at 7:30pm, Tue 9 Aug at 2:00pm, Wed 10 & Thu 11 Aug at 7:30pm
Greengrass and Damon are back. Sleeper secret agent Jason Bourne’s memory is now intact, and he’s none too happy about how the CIA has treated him.
Mon 8 & Thu 11 Aug at 4:15pm
STUDIO SCREEN When she and her parents stumble across a magical amusement park, Chihiro must work amongst the supernatural beings who live there in order to free herself and her parents.
White Mane & The Red Balloon
(PG) & (U)
Tue 9 Aug at 4:15pm & Tue 23 Aug at 4:15pm
STUDIO SCREEN DOUBLE BILL
Sat 6 & Wed 10 Aug at 7:45pm
STUDIO SCREEN An Aldeburgh Doc Anthony Weiner was a US congressman who resigned following a sexting scandal. While he was attempting a comeback by running for New York mayor in 2013, it was revealed that he was still sexting women he did not know.
The Green Ray
Sun 7 & Thu 11 Aug at 7:45pm
STUDIO SCREEN SUMMER CLASSIC Rohmer’s Venice Festival-winning masterpiece follows a capricious heroine on holiday with a series of exasperated companions.
Mon 8 & Tue 9 Aug at 7:45pm
STUDIO SCREEN SUMMER CLASSIC Peter Hall’s 1974 Suffolk epic based on Donald Blythe’s classic book.
Elvis & Nixon
Sat 13, Tue 16, Thu 18 Aug at 7:30pm
America’s National Archives’ most requested photo is of the king of rock ’n’ roll shaking hands with President Nixon. This riveting comedy drama tells the surreal story behind the iconic image, revealing how Elvis turned up at the White House in December 1970 requesting an audience with Nixon.
When Marnie Was There
Fri 12 Aug at 7.30pm (English) and Sun 14 & Wed 17 Aug at 7.30pm (Japanese with English subtitles)
Japan’s Studio Ghibli has produced a stream of masterpieces, from Spirited Away to Princess Mononoke. The Oscar-nominated When Marnie Was There might be the studio’s last ever feature.
Fri 12 to Sun 14 Aug at 4:00pm, Mon 15 Aug at 1:00pm, Tue 16 to Thu 18 Aug at 4:00pm and Fri 19 – Thu 25 Aug at 4:00pm
Following on from 2003’s Finding Nemo, the amnesiac regal blue tang Dory (DeGeneres) unexpectedly recovers some childhood memories, prompting her to set out to find her family.
Mon 15 Aug at 1.30pm & Thu 18 Aug at 4:15pm
STUDIO SCREEN A group of industrious kids set off in search of hidden treasure to save their family homes from evil property developers.
Strangers on a Train
Sat 13 & Tue 16 August at 7:45pm
STUDIO SCREEN SUMMER CLASSIC Alfred Hitchcock’s taut adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s acclaimed novel about two men who meet on a train and agree to “trade” murders so that neither will be a suspect in the deaths of their victims.
Guys and Dolls
Sun 14 & Thu 18 Aug at 7:45pm
STUDIO SCREEN SUMMER CLASSIC Nathan Detroit (Sinatra) needs to find $1,000 dollars fast, and knows just how to get it: by challenging inveterate gambler Sky Masterson (Brando) to a bet he cannot win.
Fri Wed 17 Aug & Fri 19 Aug at 7:45pm
STUDIO SCREEN SUMMER CLASSIC Barry Hines’ novel, about a schoolboy in Barnsley who attempts to escape the tedium and meaninglessness of his uninviting working-class future by caring for and training a kestrel that he finds.
Fri 19, Sun 21, Tue 23, Tue 25 Aug at 7:30pm
The reboot of 1984’s mega cult comedy Ghostbusters stars Bridesmaids’ Kristen Wiig and The Heat’s Melissa McCarthy.
Tale of Tales
Sat 20, Mon 22, Wed 24 Aug at 7:30pm
Rooted in Italian folktales, Garrone’s (Reality, Gomorrah) English-language debut is a gloriously Gothic story of kings and queens, servants and dreamers.
Howl's Moving Castle
Mon 22 & Thu 25 Aug at 4:15pm
STUDIO SCREEN Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar-nominated animation about a timid young woman racing to reverse a witch’s mysterious curse. A fantastical adventure not to be missed!
Where You're Meant to Be
Sat 20 & Wed 24 Aug at 7:45
STUDIO SCREEN An Aldeburgh Doc Cult-pop raconteur Aidan Moffat sets out to explore Scotland’s past by rewriting its oldest songs.
Sun 21 & Thu 25 Aug at 7:15pm
STUDIO SCREEN SUMMER CLASSIC Akira Kurosawa’s acclaimed reinterpretation of William Shakespeare’s King Lear transposes the tale to 16th Century Japan as an elderly warlord announces he is to divide his kingdom between his three sons.
Swallows and Amazons
26 to 31 Aug at 4.00pm and 7:30pm, 1 Sep at 3:00pm
The delightful new adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s much-loved novel!
The Princess Bride
Mon 29 & Wed 31 Aug at 4:15pm
STUDIO SCREEN Princess Buttercup is devastated when her true love Westley disappears.
Mon 29 & Wed 31 Aug at 7:45pm
STUDIO SCREEN On a Manchester council estate, Bob, an unemployed family man, attempts to raise money to buy a communion dress for his young daughter.
Sat 27 & Tue 30 Aug at 7:45pm
STUDIO SCREEN SUMMER CLASSIC Searing adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1955 novel The Talented Mr. Ripley.
Sun 28 Aug & Thu 1 Sep at 7:45pm
STUDIO SCREEN SUMMER CLASSIC Nicholas Ray’s great western is a vividly surreal take on two women fighting to the death.
Drawing giants and other big friendly creatures with Heather Hodgson
Sat 30 July, Mon 1 Aug, Tue 2 Aug, Wed 3 Aug, Thu 4 Aug 1.30 to 3.00pm each day
Artist Heather Hodgson will teach us how to make mixed media giants, portraits or whole bodies using paint, pastels and collage, variations on a theme.
Age 10 and above
Wed 24 August 2.00 to 5.00pm
The three-hour intensive workshop is ideal for ages 10 and older, and mixed age groups of up to twenty people. This intensive yet fun workshop incorporates group work, drawing, simple narrative and storyboarding, puppet design and manipulation, sound effects/foley and music direction.
Fire at Sea
Only on Sunday 18 September 2016 at 9.30am
We are delighted to present this stunning film in the presence of Anders Lustgarten, writer of the acclaimed play ‘Lampedusa’ which Hightide Festival brought to Aldeburgh in 2015 Winner of the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlinale Film Festival, this devastating experimental documentary follows assorted residents of the Sicilian island of Lampedusa which has found itself bearing the brunt of the humanitarian