Cassington Cinema – Friday 14 June 7.30pm – A HAUNTING IN VENICE (2023) (12)

‘A Haunting in Venice’ is an unsettling supernatural thriller based on the novel ‘Halloween Party’ by Agatha Christie and directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh as famed detective Hercule Poirot. The film features a brilliant acting ensemble portraying a cast of unforgettable characters, including Jamie Dornan, Tina Fey, Riccardo Scamarcio and Michelle Yeoh.

Set in eerie, post World War II Venice on All Hallows’ Eve, A Haunting in Venice’ is a terrifying mystery featuring the return of the celebrated sleuth Hercule Poirot. Now retired and living in self-imposed exile in the world’s most glamorous city, Poirot reluctantly attends a séance at a decaying haunted palazzo. When one of the guests is murdered the detective is thrust into a sinister world of shadows and secrets.

Link to the trailer at:

Tickets on the door are £5. Doors open 7.00pm – refreshments and raffle available.

(Please note that this will be the last of the cinema shows until early October – enjoy the summer!)

Cassington Cinema – Friday 10 May 7.30pm – WONKA (2023) PG

The film on Friday 10 May is Wonka – a 2023 musical fantasy comedy film starring Timothee Chalamet, Olivia Colman, Hugh Grant, Jim Carter, Matt Lucas. It tells the origin story of Willy Wonka, a character in the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, depicting his early days as a chocolatier.

Willy Wonka is the mastermind behind some of the most delicious and innovative chocolate creations the world has ever seen. But before shaking up the chocolate industry and making a name for himself as a confectionery genius, the ambitious young creator had to defy all the odds. As a result, Willy transformed his wildest dreams into reality with a bold vision, determination and unexpected help from new friends. After all, a dash of magic can make anything happen!

Link to the trailer at: WONKA | Official Trailer (

Tickets on the door are £5 for adults and £3 for children aged 14 and under. Doors open 7.00pm – refreshments and raffle available.

Film in Village Hall – Friday 12th April – One Life (2023) (PG)

The film on Friday 12 April at 7.30pm is One Life. It’s the true story of Sir Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Winton, a young London broker who, in the months leading up to World War II, rescued 669 predominantly Jewish children from the Nazis. Nicky visited Prague in December 1938 and found families who had fled the rise of the Nazis in Germany and Austria., living in desperate conditions with little or no shelter and food, and under threat of Nazi invasion. He immediately realised it was a race against time. How many children could he and his team rescue before the borders closed.?

Fifty years later, it’s 1988 and Nicky lives haunted by the fate of the children he wasn’t able to bring to safety in England; always blaming himself for not doing more. It’s not until a live BBC television show, ”That’s Life” , surprises him by introducing him to some surviving children – now adults – that he finally becomes to come to terms with the guilt and grief he had carries for five decades.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Lena Olin, Johnny Flynn, Jonathan Pryce and Helena Bonham Carter

Trailer at:

Doors open at 7.00pm with film at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 on the door. Raffle and refreshments available.

Film in Village Hall – Fri 8 March – The Great Escaper (2023 12A)

Starring Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson in her final screen role.

Based on a true story that made national news about pensioner Bernard Jordan who in 2014, absconded from his care home in Hove, Sussex UK to attend an event in France marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. After the local Police were notified the care home got a call that evening to say Mr Jordan had been found safe and well in France. He returned a few days later having made his way to the event.

The Guardian review notes:

‘ Navy veteran Bernard Jordan (Michael Caine) missed the boat when it came to applying to attend the 70th anniversary of the D-day landings. But, encouraged by his wife, Rene (the late Glenda Jackson in her final role), he decides to make the trip under his own steam, absconding from his care home in Hove with his essentials in a blue plastic bag. The premise of this real-life pensioner adventure seems tailor-made for a gently comedic big-screen treatment, a chipper flat-capped caper to the continent. But in fact, the film is unexpectedly melancholic in approach, with Caine delivering a gruffly heartbreaking performance as a man belatedly confronting crippling survivor’s guilt and the knowledge that the psychological wounds sustained in battle never fully heal. Director Oliver Parker (Dad’s Army) favours no-frills functionality; both the second world war flashbacks and the contemporary scenes have something of a TV movie patina. But there’s a real emotional heft to the storytelling and Caine, at 90, is a knockout.’

Trailer can be found at:

Tickets £5.00 on the door. (Doors open at 7.00pm, Raffle, Refreshments available)

Film in Village Hall – Fri 16 February – The Miracle Club (2023) PG13

Starring Maggie Smith, Laura Linney and Kathy Bates

Trailer at:

In a tough district of Dublin, four women each have reasons for going on a trip to Lourdes. Tough-as-nails Eileen Dunne (Bates) is worried about the lump she has found in her breast, but would rather go to Lourdes than see a doctor; her shiftless husband Frank (Stephen Rea) wonders grumpily who is going to cook his supper. Maggie Smith is Lily Fox, a woman with a small disability in her leg, but whose reasons for going to Lourdes are more to do with her spiritual pain at the loss of her son. Twentysomething Dolly Hennessy (Agnes O’Casey) is going to bring along her little boy who for some reason will not speak. All find that their menfolk are obstructive about wives going to Lourdes or indeed doing anything independent whatsoever.

Doors open at 7.00pm – Film at 7.30pm – Ticket price: £5.00 on the door

CINEMA – Where the Crawdad Sings (PG) – Fri 10 Nov

(Every 2nd Friday of the month)

Friday 10 November 7.30pm

From the best-selling novel by Delia Owens comes a captivating mystery. Where the Crawdads Sing tells the story of Kya, an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina.

For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, isolating the sharp and resilient Kya from her community. Drawn to two young men from town, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world; but when one of them is found dead, she is immediately cast by the community as the main suspect. As the case unfolds, the verdict as to what actually happened becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to reveal the many secrets that lay within the marsh.

Where the Crawdads Sing stars Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People) as “Kya Clark,” Taylor John Smith (Sharp Objects) as “Tate Walker,” Harris Dickinson (The King’s Man) as “Chase Andrews,” Michael Hyatt (Snowfall) as “Mabel,” Sterling Macer, Jr. (Double Down) as “Jumpin’,” and David Strathairn (Nomadland) as “Tom Milton.” The 3000 Pictures film is being produced by Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter.

Official Trailer at:

Doors open 7.00pm / Starts 7.30pm

Admission £5

Tickets on Door

For more info contact: Adie Gregory (01865 881601)

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