Cinema – The Duke (8th July 2022)

In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60-year-old taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history.

Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly – he had long campaigned for pensioners to receive free television.

What happened next became the stuff of legend. Only 50 years later did the full story emerge – Kempton had spun a web of lies. The only truth was that he was a good man, determined to change the world and save his marriage – how and why he used the Duke to achieve that is a wonderfully uplifting tale.

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/2B2bxcnt4S4

Doors open 7.00pm

Starts 7.30pm

Admission £5

Adie Gregory (01865 881601)

Kathryn Teal (07964 726843)

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Cinema – Death on the Nile (10th June 2022)

Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. Set against an epic landscape of sweeping desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids, this tale of unbridled passion and incapacitating jealousy features a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed travellers, and enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the final, shocking denouement.

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/QaVJ7aC8E0U

Doors open 7.00pm

Starts 7.30pm

Tickets £5 from Adie Gregory (01865 881601) or Kathryn Teal (07964 726843)

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Cinema – Belfast (13th May 2022)

Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Branagh, Belfast is a poignant story of love, laughter and loss in one boy’s childhood amid the music and social tumult of the late 1960s. Buddy’s family lives in a largely Protestant district with a few Catholic families, but one day his community and everything he thought he understood about life is suddenly turned upside down. Buddy’s family gets caught in the mayhem and must decide to stay or leave the only place they have ever called home. Through it all, his passionate parents (Caitríona Balfe and Jamie Dornan) and quick-witted grandparents (Academy Award® winner Judi Dench and Ciarán Hinds) keep the joy alive through music and the magic of movies in this feel-good story that reminds us that no matter how far you go, you never forget where you came from.

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/C658p987SQI

Doors open 7.00pm

Starts 7.30pm

Tickets £5 from Bryan Partridge (01865 731253) or Adie Gregory (01865 881601)

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Theatre – Elephant Rock (8th May 2022)

World premiere tour of a new comedy by Kate Bramley with songs and music by Jez Lowe.

The heyday of the great British Seaside Holiday may have gone but the memories remain. So too does the old Palace Theatre, once perched proudly on the pier in sight of the mighty Elephant Rock, and boasting its own fabulous attraction, The Amazing Mechanical Elephant. But the relentless tides have chipped away at the coast, and Elephant Rock and its mechanical counterpart are long gone, as if instinct and longing have lured them off to the land of their ancestors.

Join us as we watch the comic yet heartfelt attempts of the mismatched team who are determined that the Palace doors stay open, as they discover a family history that stretches across a hundred years and five thousand miles from the rocky coast of England to the sweeping grasslands of Sri Lanka.

Starts 6.30pm

Tickets from Adie Gregory (01865 881601) or Kathryn Teal (07964 726843)

£12 / £6 u16’s

Buy online at www.badappletheatre.co.uk

Cinema – West Side Story (1st April 2022)

From producer and director Steven Spielberg, with a script by screenwriter and playwright Tony Kushner, comes West Side Story. An adaptation of the 1957 musical, the film tells the tale of forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5GJLwWiYSg

Doors open 7.00pm

Starts 7.30pm

Tickets £5 from Bryan Partridge (01865 731253) or Adie Gregory (01865 881601)

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Cinema – What We Did On Our Holiday (4th March 2022)

Our film for Friday 4th March has changed to What We Did On Our Holiday. Apologies that it isn’t Spencer as previously advertised, but unfortunately we are unable to show it this time.

Rosamund Pike, David Tennant and Billy Connolly star in this family comedy written and directed by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin (Creators of Outnumbered). As Doug (Tennant), his wife Abi (Pike) and their three children prepare to travel up to the Scottish Highlands for Doug’s father Gordie (Connolly)’s birthday, they fail to give their children a list of things that are to be kept secret. While their offspring set about telling Grandpa and Grandma (Annette Crosbie) the ins and outs of their lives down in London, including intimate details of arguments their parents have had, Doug and Abi try to put aside their differences and have an enjoyable weekend.

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9Lp1DVXIrE

Doors open 7.00pm

Starts 7.30pm

Tickets £5 from Bryan Partridge (01865 731253) or Adie Gregory (01865 881601)

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Cinema – No Time to Die (18th February 2022)

James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Doors open 7.00pm

Starts 7.30pm

Tickets £5 from Bryan Partridge (01865 731253) or Adie Gregory (01865 881601)

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Cinema – Military Wives (26th November 2021)

With their partners away serving in Afghanistan, a group of women on the home front form a choir and quickly find themselves at the centre of a media sensation and global movement.

Inspired by real events and from the director of The Full Monty (Peter Cattaneo), Military Wives is the heartfelt story of friendship, love, and support on the home front. When Kate (Kristin Scott Thomas, Darkest Hour) persuades a disparate group of women on the base to form the Military Wives Choir, Lisa (Sharon Horgan, Catastrophe) is initially sceptical and embarrassed by such an amateur bunch. However, she is quickly transformed by the choir’s friendship, humour and courage. Finding their voice together, Kate, Lisa and the choir put aside their own personal differences and, by singing their hearts out, bring joy, hope and strength to the world.

Doors open 7.00pm Starts 7.30pm

Tickets £5 from Bryan Partridge (01865 731253) or Adie Gregory (01865 881601)

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Dream Horse (8th October 2021)

The film tells the true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely race horse bred by a Welsh bartender Jan Vokes played by Toni Collette..Jan has very little money and no experience of training horses, so she persuades her neighbours to chip in money they can ill afford to spend, to help raise Dream, hoping he can compete at the top level. The investment pays off as Dream starts winning races, until finally he goes on to race in the Welsh Grand National.

Doors open 7.00pm Starts 7.30pm

Tickets £5 from Bryan Partridge (01865 731253) or Adie Gregory (01865 881601)

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Shep Woolley (25th September 2021)

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For our first live event in about 18 months, on Saturday 25th September we have an excellent musical entertainer SHEP WOOLLEY accompanied by a brilliant “fiddler” to entertain us for the evening.

Doors open 7.00pm Starts 7.30pm

Tickets £10 from Bryan Partridge (01865 731253) or Adie Gregory (01865 881601)

There will be a bar prior to the start of the event, and during the interval.

There will also be a raffle.