Bonington in Arnold reveals movie line-up for October

Bonington Theatre has revealed it’s movie line-up for October and early November – and there’s some big Hollywood blockbusters being screened at the borough’s very own cinema. (All times and dates correct when published).

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TREAT: Box office smash Christopher Robin hits the screen at Bonington in October

The Children Act (12A)

Mon 1, Tue, October 2 at 2.30pm, Wed, October 3 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Thu, October 4 at 2.30pm

Fiona Maye is an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. But she has paid a heavy personal price for her workload, and her marriage to American professor Jack is at a breaking point. In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam, a brilliant boy who is refusing the blood transfusion that will save his life. Adam is three months from his 18th birthday and still legally a child. Should Fiona force him to live? Fiona visits Adam in the hospital and their meeting has a profound emotional impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her in this powerful adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel.

Directed by Richard Eyre. Starring: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci (1hr 45 mins) UK/US 2017

Cold War (15)

Friday, September 28 & Thursday, October 4 at 7.30pm

 Set against the backdrop of the 1950s Cold War in Poland, two people of differing backgrounds and temperaments begin an almost impossible romance in impossible times. Beautifully shot and with a stunning, Jazz-influenced soundtrack, this is a bitter-sweet tale of passion and love.

*SUBTITLED* Directed by Paweł Pawlikowski. Starring: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot (1hr 25 mins // US 2018)

The Seagull (12A)

Friday, October 5, at 1pm; Sunday, October 7, at 7.30pm; Monday, October 8 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Tuesday 9, Wed 10 & Thu, October 11 at 2.30pm

One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a tragicomedy unfolds about art, fame, human folly, and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life in this wonderful adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s famous play.

Directed by Michael Mayer. Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening, Elisabeth Moss (1hr 38 mins // US 2018)

Christopher Robin (U)

Sunday, October 7 at 11am, 2.30pm & 5pm; Monday, October 8 at 11am *Babies & Toddlers Screening*

Christopher Robin — now a family man living in London — receives a surprise visit from his old childhood pal, Winnie-the-Pooh. With Christopher’s help, Pooh embarks on a journey to find his friends — Tigger, Eeyore, Owl, Piglet, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo. Once reunited, the lovable bear and the gang travel to the big city to help Christopher rediscover the joy of life.

Directed by Marc Foster. Starring: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell (1hr 44 mins // US 2018)

One Note At A Time (PG)

Monday, October 8 at 5pm; Wednesday, October 10 at 7.30pm

A documentary about the embattled tradition of New Orleans’ musicians, and their struggle for continued habitation and survival after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the area in 2005. A close-up look at musicians such as Dr. John; and the vibrant, battling spirit and culture of the Big Easy.

Directed by Renee Edwards. Starring: Dr John (1hr 35 mins // US 2018)

Arnold On Film (U)

Friday, October 12 at 2.30pm

A fascinating selection of historic film clips filmed in and around Arnold over the past 90 years; specially collated to show local life in times gone by. Come along and see who or what you can remember or simply learn about our local heritage.

The Spy Who Dumped Me (15)

Friday, October 12 at 7.30pm

The Spy Who Dumped Me tells the story of Audrey and Morgan, two best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy. Far-fetched but undeniably fun!

This screening is sponsored by a Heritage Lottery Fund project entitled “Gedling Borough’s Heritage Brought Alive”

Directed by Susanna Fogel. Starring: Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon (1hr 57 mins // US 2018)

PICTURED: The Spy Who Dumped Me

Dog Days (12A)

Saturday, October 13 at 2.30pm

Elizabeth is a charming anchor-woman who seeks advice from her dog’s therapist. Tara is a spunky barista who dreams of a life beyond the coffee shop. Daisy is a dog walker who’s enamoured with a client. Garrett pines for a woman while trying to keep his adopt-a-dog business afloat.

The beloved canines in their lives soon start to influence their careers, friendships and romantic relationships in funny and unexpected ways.

Directed by Ken Marino. Starring: Eva Longoria, Vanessa Hudgens (1hr 53 mins // US 2018)

Royal Opera House Live Broadcast:

Sunday, October 21 at 2pm

Royal Ballet: Mayerling (12A)

Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf.

From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide. This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion, proves that sometimes the truth is more scandalous than fiction.

Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan, Music: Franz Liszt Tickets £15 / £12.50 Concessions / £10 Under 16s


The King Of Thieves (12A)

Monday, October 22 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Wednesday, October 24 at 7.30pm; Thursday, October 25 at 2.30pm

A caper film about the unlikely gang of retirees that pulled off the daring Hatton Garden jewellery heist of 2015. Initially believed to be undertaken by a gang of super-thieves, the actual perpetrators were a group of tough-guy retired criminals in their late 60s and 70s — with all kinds of physical maladies — who were mostly unoccupied and bored, until they consulted a bunch of how-to books and figured out a way to pull off one last hurrah over a long weekend in April 2015.

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Directed by Marc Foster. Starring: Michael Caine, Michael Gambon, Jim Broadbent, Ray Winstone (1hr 44 mins // UK 2018)

The Little Stranger (12A)

Friday, October 26 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Thursday, November 1 at 7.30pm

During the summer of 1947, country doctor Dr. Faraday tends to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked as a housemaid. The Hall, which has fallen into decline, is home to Mrs Ayres and her two children, Caroline and Roddy. After taking on the new patient, Dr. Faraday finds the Ayres family’s story will soon become entwined with his own, as strange things begin to occur in this stunning adaptation of Sara Water’s gothic-horror novel.

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson. Starring Domhall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson (1hr 51 mins // UK/FRA 2018)

BlacKkKlansman (15)

Saturday, October 27 at 7.30pm

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.

The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organisation aims to sanitise its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award winning Get Out.

Directed by Spike Lee. Starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver (2hrs 15 mins // US 2018)

PICTURED: Adam Driver and John David Washington in BlacKkKlansman.

Royal Opera House Live Broadcast:

Sunday, October 28 at 5pm

Royal Opera House Live: Die Walkϋre (12A)

Wagner’s Ring cycle is one of the greatest works of all opera. Keith Warner’s production is conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera, and this final revival is cast with an outstanding international array of Wagnerian specialist singers. The full cycle’s four operas journey from the beginning of a world to its destruction, with gods, heroes and monsters. The Ring is always a special event in the operatic calendar: once experienced, never forgotten.

Die Walküre (The Valkyrie) is the second opera in the cycle, and features several of the Ring’s musical highlights – the sparkling Magic Fire Music and the electrifying Ride of the Valkyries. But among the musical fireworks and Norse mythology, at the centre of this opera are the unforgettable characters and the complex entanglements between them.

Music: Richard Wagner. Director: Keith Warner. Conductor: Antonio Pappano

Tickets £15 / £12.50 Concessions / £10 Under 16s

Luis & The Aliens (U)

Monday, October 29 at 11am *Babies & Toddlers Screening*; Tuesday, October 30, Wednesday, October 31 & Thursday, November 1 at 11am

After they crash their UFO into his house, 12-year-old Luis embarks on a wild quest to help three tiny extra-terrestrials return to their huge mother ship in this charming animation.

Directed by Christopher & Wolfgang Lauenstein. Voiced by Will Forte, Lea Thompson (1hr 24 mins // US 2018)

Hurricane (15)

Monday, October 29 & Tuesday, October 30 at 7.30pm

Hurricane (Squadron 303) is the story of a group of brave Poles who fought in the skies over England in WW2, not just to keep Great Britain free from the Nazis, but also to keep alive the very idea of their own country.

Equipped with the almost-obsolete Hurricane and (with some initial reluctance) given RAF blue uniforms, while they fought, Poland lived.

Directed by David Blair. Starring: Iwan Rheon, Milo Gibson (1hr 47 mins // US 2018)

Halloween Screenings:

Luis & The Aliens (U) (Wednesday, October 31 at 11am)

The House With A Clock In Its Walls (PG) (Wednesday, October 31 at 2.30pm & 5pm)

Ghost Stories (15) (Wednesday, October 31 at 7.30pm)

Hereditary (15) (Wednesday, October 31 at 9.30pm)

The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales (U)

Friday, November 2 & Sunday, November 4 at 11am & 2.30pm; Monday, November 5 at 11am *Babies & Toddlers Screening*

Not so much hand-drawn as hand-sketched, this cartoon for young children tells three humorous stories involving a bunch of farmyard animals. The countryside isn’t always as calm and peaceful as it’s made out to be, and the animals on this farm are particularly agitated: a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork, and a duck who wants to be Santa Claus!

Directed by Benjamin Renner, Patrick Imbert. Voiced by Bill Bailey, Adrian Edmondson (1hr 23 mins // FRA 2017)

The Wife (15)

Friday, November 2 & Sun 4 at 7.30pm; Monday 5 & Tuesday, November 6 at 2.30pm; Wednesday, November 7 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Thursday, November 8 at 2.30pm

Joan and Joe remain complements after nearly 40 years of marriage. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as the great American novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm and diplomacy into the private role of a great man’s wife. As Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work, Joan starts to think about the shared compromises, secrets and betrayals.

Directed by Bjӧrn Runge. Starring: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce (1hr 40 mins // SWE/UK/US 2017)

  • You can find out more information at http://www.boningtontheatre.co.uk/ or book tickets online HERE

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