Here’s what’s on at The Bonington cinema and theatre in Arnold during December

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A number of Hollywood blockbusters and festive shows are coming to The Bonington this Christmas.

In case you weren’t aware, The Bonington is the borough’s own cinema and theatre located in Arnold town centre and sells tickets to their sensational shows and fabulous films at reduced prices.

You can visit their website here:

Spencer (12A)

Fri 3 – Tue 14 Dec

The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumours of affairs and divorce about, peace is ordained for a Christmas at Sandringham.

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Spencer is an imagining of what might have happened during those few fateful days at the Queen’s Estate from the Academy-Award winning director Pablo Larraín (Jackie, Ema)

The Power of the Dog (15)

Fri 3, Tue 7 & Wed 8 Dec

From acclaimed filmmaker Jane Campion comes a tense and brooding tale of western ranchers, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kirsten Dunst and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

A domineering but charismatic rancher wages a war of intimidation on his brother’s new wife and her teen son — until long-hidden secrets come to light.

Event Cinema: ROH Live: The Nutcracker (U)

Thu 9 Dec

The Nutcracker has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet and makes for a sparkling festive treat for the whole family.

Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a story of magic on Christmas Eve, and the journey of Clara and her Nutcracker to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments.

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Choreography – Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov
Music – Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Men Who Sing (PG) + Carlton Male Voice Choir

Fri 10 Dec

This humorous and melancholic portrait of a male voice choir begins when the filmmakers’ father, widower Ed, 90, sells the family home and arranges his own funeral.

His only remaining solace is Tuesday night practice, but with an average age of 74 and suffering a haemorrhaging of the bass section his beloved choir is facing a crisis of its own. They must act or face extinction.

So the hunt begins to find ‘brown haired men’ in their 40s and 50s who can take the choir forward. As their search intensifies we come closer to them. Whilst Ed finds new meaning, Merf deals with his own bad news by focusing on the Choirs revival and Gwyn laughs at his prostate cancer diagnosis and walks on the wing of a plane to raise money.

Finally, they raise themselves and travel to Northern Ireland to perform for the first time in 20 years.

Directed by Dylan Williams

*This screening will feature a special pre-film performance from the Carlton Male Voice Choir from 7pm.

Nottingham’s Carlton Male Voice Choir has around 70 singing members of all ages, aiming to ensure its ongoing longevity. The choir is over 100 years old (having started in 1908) and boasts an outstanding history.

We’re delighted to be welcoming this much love Nottingham group to the Bonington for a special performance!

A Boy Called Christmas is one of the films showing at The Bonington over the festive period

Mothering Sunday (15)

Fri 10 – Thu 16 Dec

Based on Graham Swift’s novel, a young house maid sneaks off to spend time with her secret lover- a man engaged to another woman.

Event Cinema: ROH Live: Tosca (12A)

Wed 15 Dec

Three outstanding casts bring alive the excitement of one of the best loved operas in the repertory: Puccini’s Tosca. From the demonic chords with which it famously begins to the violent twist of its shock ending, the tension never lets up for a moment.

Company – The Royal Opera
Music – Giacomo Puccini

Event Cinema: Christmas with Andre Rieu

Fri 17 & Sat 18 Dec

The King of the Waltz brings you a festive spectacular from his newly created Winter Palace in his hometown of Maastricht.

Performances include all the highlights we’ve come to expect from a festive Andre Rieu concert, including lovely Christmas carols, romantic waltzes and beautiful melodies like Jingle Bells, O Holy Night, Hallelujah and a show-stopping performance of Walking in the Air.

A Boy Called Christmas (PG)

Fri 17, Sat 18 & Thu 23 Dec

A Boy Called Christmas finds Kenan and Ol Parker adapting Matt Haig’s story of Nikolas (Henry Lawfull), who sets out in search of his missing father and is also tasked with bringing hopeful magic back to his community.

What he discovers helps kickstart Christmas itself…

£4 Christmas Films-

Elf (PG)

Thu 23 Dec at 1.30pm

Die Hard (15)

Thu 23 Dec at 4.30pm

Paddington (U)

Fri 24 Dec at 10.30am

It’s A Wonderful Life (U)

Fri 24 Dec at 1.30pm

You can book tickets for the shows and films above online HERE



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