February/March Film Theatre News

Feb 2013

I really must start this month by congratulating the students of Alde Valley School for their recent school performances of Back to the 80's, which played to very appreciative audiences over a very popular 3-show run. Well done to you all and we look forward to welcoming you 'back to the Film Theatre' for your next production.

It's been a busy half term at Leiston Film Theatre, with Disney's smash-hit family film Wreck-It Ralph (PG) proving very popular. If you're very quick, you may be able to grab one of the last few screenings until Thursday 28th February.

Winning two Oscar's, including, Best Actor and Best Production Design, we are pleased to be screening the multi-award winning Lincoln (12A) from Friday 22nd February. Nominated for 12 Academy Awards, the film stars Daniel Day Lewis in a brilliant portrayal of American's President Lincoln, in a time where the Civil War continues to rage and the president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to free the slaves. On screen until Thursday 28th February, with a matinee on Wednesday 27th.

March promises a mixed programme of big screen entertainment. Hitchcock (12A) is showing from Friday 1st March and stars Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren. Set in 1959, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma, are at the top of their creative game as filmmakers amid disquieting insinuations about it being time to retire. To recapture his youth's artistic daring, Alfred decides his next film will adapt the lurid horror novel, Psycho, over everyone's misgivings.

Bruce Willis returns as John McClane in the action-packed A Good Day to Die Hard (15), in which he travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, only to discover that he is a CIA operative working to prevent a nuclear-weapons heist, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.All the usual one-liner, action sequences and explosions, but darn good fun! On screen from Friday 8th March.

For two days only will bring you the award winning Argo (15) showing on Sunday 10th March at 7.20pm and Wednesday 13th March at 3.00pm. BAFTA Winner for Best Film and Best Director and Oscar Winner for Best Film, Best Film Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay. Ben Affleck directs and stars in a dramatization of 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran. 

We're really looking forward to welcoming Variety Showtime to the Film Theatre, with two separate performances at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. In aid of The STROKE association, the show promises a polished cast, who will aim to relive the golden days of variety, as a host of acts take to the stage in an end-of-the-pier family show of music and comedy. Even my hat sketch may make an appearance, so grab your tickets and help us raise money for such a worthy cause. Tickets are priced 12.50, 10.50 and 7.50 and are now available from the Film Theatre box office and online at:

The multi-award winning film adaptation of the global hit stage musical, Les Miserables (12A), plays for one day only on Sunday 17th March, with separate screenings at 2.30pm and 6.00pm. After serving a long prison sentence for a petty crime, Jean Valjean becomes a noble force for good. But he reckons with Inspector Javert, the policeman who pursues him obsessively for breaking his parole. set against the tumultuous backdrop of French revolutionary history. An absolute must-see cinematic event.

One for all those horror fans now, Mama (15), showing from Friday 15th March. Annabel and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were discovered alone in the forest for 5 years. But how alone were they? Bring a cushion to hide behind!!

Back by popular demand, another multi-award winning film, including Oscar Winner for Best Director, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects, we bring you Life of Pi 3D (PG) on Sunday 24th March at 7.20pm and Wednesday 27th March at 3.00pm. A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.     

Our packed film line up is not over yet, we bring you a fantasy romance starring Emma Thompson from Friday 22nd March, Beautiful Creatures (12A). Ethan longs to escape his small Southern Town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town. 

March comes to a close with Disney's Oz: The Great and Powerful (PG), which is showing for 7 days only from Friday 29th March. Circus magician Oscar Diggs thinks he's hit the jackpot as he's transported to the Land of Oz, but his encounters with three witches and the problems facing Oz's inhabitants encourage him to become the great wizard they've been expecting. Unmissable family entertainment and quite ironic that this new Oz film is being released as we work commences on traveling along the yellow brick road to meet the Wizard in our centenary pantomime (16th-19th January 2014).

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