Film Information

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​​Telephone bookings can be made from 4:00pm on week days, 1:00pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays, times will vary on Sundays.
All films featured here may be booked. You may book as many films as you wish, payment is made in cash on arrival. 
Below is information about films playing this month. Arranged in date order.
​SONG TO SONG (15)
4 & 7 AUG
129 mins.

Director: Terrence Malick.
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender.

Late period Terrence Malick is as obsessed with mood and mesmeric camera sweeps as the legendary director ever was. In his latest, set in the music scene of his home town of Austin, Texas, a lascivious record mogul, Cook (Fassbender), courts an affable songwriter BV (Gosling) and an aspiring lyricist Faye (Mara). With nifty cameos from performers such as Iggy Pop, Florence Welch and Patti Smith. 
​CARS 3 (U)
4  - 10 AUG
109 mins.

Director: Brian Fee.
Voices: Owen Wilson, Armie Hammer, Nathan Fillion, Cristela Alonzo.

Blindsided by brash, high-tech racer Jackson Storm and a new generation of sleek challengers, Lightning McQueen teams up with spirited technician Cruz Ramirez and sets out to prove that he’s still the best in the world.
​BABY DRIVER (15)
113 mins.
4 - 6 & 10 AUG

Director: Edgar Wright.
Starring: Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Kevin Spacey.

Young getaway driver Baby (Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After he meets the girl of his dreams, he sees a chance to leave his criminal life behind. But one last heist puts his love, life and freedom on the line. With an eclectic soundtrack ranging from Queen and Martha Reeves to The Beach Boys, this musical crime caper rolls out one terrific tune after the other.
​IT COMES AT NIGHT (15)
5 & 8 AUG
92 mins.

Director: Trey Edwards Shults.
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo.

The contagious ‘Sickness’ has decimated the population. Paul (Edgerton), his wife (Ejogo) and her watchful son have barricaded themselves in. But when an intruder (Abbot) breaks in begging for food and water for his wife and child, the two families forge an uneasy alliance, soon tested. Shults’s psychological thriller has an eerie quality which perfectly abets the edgy relationships and a brooding intensity punctuated by brutal violence.
​CHURCHILL (PG)
6 AUG ONLY
98 mins.

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky.
Starring: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, James Purefoy, Ella Purnell.

On the brink of D-Day, a conflicted Winston Churchill fears that history will remember him as an architect of slaughter. Churchill is the untold story of the haunted frailty of Britain’s most celebrated leader. 
MY COUSIN RACHEL (12A)
7 AUG ONLY
106 mins.

Director: Roger Michell.
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Iain Glen.

Roger Michell’s enticing adaptation of Du Maurier’s novel follows Philip (Claflin), an orphan who leads a happy life in Cornwall with his wealthy older cousin and guardian, Ambrose (Glen). After Ambrose dies mysteriously not long after marrying a distant relation of theirs, Rachel (Weisz), Philip confronts her, racked by suspicion. But he too soon finds himself under her beguiling spell. Is she a femme fatale? A gold-digger? A tease? My Cousin Rachel keeps the audience guessing throughout. Contains infrequent strong language and moderate sex. 
​INTERNATIONAL CAT DAY: KEDI (U)
TUE 8 AUG, 6:30
79 mins.

Director: Ceyda Torun.

Turkish with English subtitles Hundreds of thousands of cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, these animals live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame – and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt.
​WILLIAMS (15) PLUS RECORDED Q&A WITH SPECIAL GUEST
THU 10 AUG, 8:30
109 mins.

Director: Morgan Matthews.
Featuring: Frank Williams, Claire Williams, Jackie Stewart.

Sir Frank Williams created one of the world’s most enduring Formula One racing teams, winning nine Constructors’ Championships over the last forty years. This moving documentary on his rise to fame is as much about the troubled nature of the man as about his astonishing career. With stunning race-track footage and interviews with Formula One star drivers such as Sir Jackie Stewart, Nigel Mansell, Alan Jones and Sir Patrick Head.
​BLOSSOMS - ALL NIGHT LONG (15) PLUS LIVE ACOUSTIC SET
FRI 11 & SAT 12 AUG, 8:45
Tickets: Luxury £18, Sofa for Two £36, Standard £15. Concs £12.
103 mins.

Director: Tom Ogden.
Starring: Myles Kenlock, Joe Donovan, Charlie Salt, Josh Dewhurst.

Filmed and edited by frontman Tom Ogden, this fly-on-the-wall documentary sees Stockport's finest musical export, Blossoms, on an American tour. Expect the true-to-life humour of Kes and the bizarreness of Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends. Not to be missed! H We will be welcoming Blossoms to The Savoy for a live acoustic set to accompany the film. Please bring ID with you to show you are aged 15 or over.
​CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE (U)
11 - 17 AUG
89 mins.

Director: David Soren.
Voices: Ed Helms, Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch.

Imaginative elementary-school pranksters George (Hart) and Harold (Middleditch) spend hours sitting in their tree house chronicling the exploits of their unlikely superhero, Captain Underpants, in their homemade comic books. However, when their stern headmaster Mr Krupp (Helms) intervenes, they accidentally hypnotise him into thinking that he is the caped tighty-whitey crusader…
​THE BIG SICK (15)
11 - 17 AUG
120 mins.

Director: Michael Showalter.
Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano.

Co-writers and real-life couple Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon mine their personal history to tell a pleasing tale of modern romance built across a cultural divide. Pakistan-born comedian Kumail (Nanjiani) starts dating grad student Emily (Kazan), but finds himself at odds with the expectations of his traditional Muslim family. When Emily is waylaid by illness, Kumail must navigate both the medical crisis with her parents and the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.  
​DOUGH (15)
13 & 16 AUG
95 mins.

Director: John Goldschmidt.
Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Jerome Holder, Phil Davis, Pauline Collins.

Times are hard for Jewish baker Nat (Pryce). Faced with a dwindling customer base and a rapacious landlord, he struggles to keep his London bakery afloat. He agrees to take on a Muslim apprentice, Ayyash (Holder), who just so happens to sell cannabis on the side – and who one day inadvertently drops his stash in the dough. When word gets around that Nat’s challah has miraculous properties, business soon perks up, sparking an unlikely friendship between the baker and his apprentice. 
HAMPSTEAD (12A)
14 AUG ONLY
103 mins.

Director: Joel Hopkins.
Starring: Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson, Lesley Manville.

Hampstead is a charming, life-affirming tale about how love can be found in the most unexpected places. An unlikely friendship – and then a romance – develops between an American widow (Keaton) and a social recluse (Gleeson) when property developers threaten to remove him from the ramshackle hut on Hampstead Heath that he has called home for 17 years. Contains moderate bad language. 
​ALONE IN BERLIN (12A)
15 AUG ONLY
103 mins.

Director: Vincent Perez.
Starring: Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Brühl.

Berlin, 1940. The city is paralysed by fear. After learning that their only son has died in battle, a working-class couple (Gleeson and Thompson) risk execution with an extraordinary act of rebellion. They begin printing and circulating anti-Nazi postcards, hoping to inspire others to take a stand. When the postcards end up in the hands of Gestapo officer Escherich (Brühl), a dangerous game of cat and mouse unfolds. Contains moderate violence, threat and injury detail.
​GIFTED (12A)
17 AUG ONLY 
101 mins.

Director: Mark Webb.
Starring: Chris Evans, McKenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan.

Gifted is a moving story about choices, compassion and family, all underscored by a wicked sense of humour. Frank Adler (Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Grace) – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when her mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother, Evelyn (Duncan), whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Contains infrequent strong language and moderate sex references.
​THE EMOJI MOVIE (Cert TBC)
18 - 24 AUG
TBC mins.

Director: Tony Leondis.
Voices: T. J. Miller, Anna Faris, James Corden.

This vibrant animated adventure features the secret life of a mobile phone and the colourful little digital expressions that lurk within. One of them must go on a frantic, fantastic quest through the app-world, all the time terrified that the texting app might be deleted.
​DUNKIRK (12A)
18 - 24 AUG
106 mins.

Director: Christopher Nolan.
Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy.

The evacuation of more than 330,000 Allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk in May 1940 was one of the most dramatic and pivotal episodes of the Second World War. Director Christopher Nolan’s triptych survival story plunges viewers into the thick of it with what he describes as “the most visceral experiential two hours that audiences can hope for”. It’s the must-see spectacle of the summer. Don't worry if you're away for these dates, Dunkirk returns in September. Contains sustained threat, intense sequences, moderate violence, strong language.
​SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (12A)
25, 26 & 29 AUG
133 mins.

Director: Jon Watts.
Starring: Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr, Michael Keaton.

Under the watchful eye of billionaire Tony Stark, Peter Parker tries to balance his life as an ordinary high-school student with his newfound career as the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man. Contains moderate fantasy violence, threat, sex references, obscured strong languag
​MAUDIE (12A)
25 - 30 AUG
116 mins.

Director: Aisling Walsh.
Starring: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett.

Impoverished and disabled with chronic arthritis, Nova Scotia watercolourist Maud becomes a housekeeper for gruff fishmonger Everett in his one-room shack. Despite Everett’s surliness, Maud finds him attractive and inspiring, and their relationship becomes infused with a strange tendresse. A small, beautifully realised delight. Contains infrequent moderate violence, sex
​THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE (Cert TBC)
25 - 31 AUG
TBC mins.

Director: Cal Brunker.
Voices: Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph.

More animated slapstick comedy when the dastardly mayor plans to develop the animals’ home into a giant amusement park. It’s up to our reluctant hero, purple squirrel Surly (Arnett), to save the day
​HOWARDS END (PG)
SUN 27 AUG, 5:00
140 mins.

Director: James Ivory.
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson.

To mark the 25th anniversary of the film’s original release, Merchant-Ivory’s award-winning 1992 drama returns to the big screen in a brand new restoration. In Edwardian England, Ruth Wilcox bequeaths her home, Howards End, to Margaret Schlegel, a younger acquaintance who has expressed a love of the country. Ruth’s family, however, hardly know Margaret; despite the fact that they no longer use the house and that Margaret’s family face eviction from their London home, they destroy Ruth’s note to keep the house in the family. But Margaret and her high-spirited sister Helen are no ordinary women, and relations are destined to develop further between the two families before Ruth’s intentions are eventually, ironically fulfilled.
​A MAN CALLED OVE (15)
MON 28 AUG, 5:00
113 mins.

Director: Hannes Holm.
Starring: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Ida Engvoll.

Swedish/Persian with English subtitles. Having lost his wife, his job and social status in short order, world-class curmudgeon Ove (Lassgård) has given up on everything – including himself. The quintessential ‘angry old man next door’, he spends his days aggressively enforcing laughably strict neighbourhood by-laws and chatting sorrowfully to his wife at her graveside. But an unlikely friendship with boisterous new neighbours obliges him to re-evaluate his approach to life.
​WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (12A)
30 AUG ONLY
140 mins.

Director: Matt Reeves.
Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn.

When the apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans, Caesar is pushed to his limits on his quest to ensure the survival of his species. The result is the ultimate battle for dominion over the Earth. Contains moderate violence and injury detail.