Bonington Theatre has revealed it’s movie line-up for June – and there’s some big Hollywood blockbusters being screened at the borough’s very own cinema. (All times and dates correct when published)
Sherlock Gnomes (U)
After a string of garden gnome disappearances in London, Gnomeo & Juliet look to legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes to solve the case of their missing friends and family.
The famous detective and sworn protector of London’s garden gnomes arrives with his sidekick Watson to investigate the case. The mystery will lead our gnomes on a rollicking adventure where they will meet all new ornaments and explore an undiscovered side of the city.
Voiced by James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp (1hr 26 mins // UK/US 2018)
SHOWING TIMES: Friday, June 1, at 11am, 2.30pm & 5pm; Saturday, June 2, at 5pm; Sunday, June 3 at 11am, 2.30pm & 5pm; Monday, June 4 at 11am *Babies & Toddlers Screening*; Wednesday, June 6 at 5pm
Funny Cow (15)
Maxine Peake gives a formidable performance as an aspiring female comedian standing up to a violent husband and the sexist Northern England club circuit. Ill-treatment by men is something our eponymous heroine is grimly used to, from childhood beatings to an abusive husband. But using the power of laughter and the ability to transform pain into humour, Funny Cow becomes a stand-up comedienne in an all-male world.
Starring: Maxine Peake, Paddy Considine (1hr 43 mins // UK 2017)
SHOWING TIMES: Friday, June 1; Saturday, June 2 & Wednesday, June 6 at 7.30pm
That Good Night (12A)
In his last ever film, John Hurt plays Ralph, a once famous writer is in his seventies and terminally ill. Before he dies he wishes to be reconciled with his long-abandoned son, Michael, and to ensure he is not a burden to his devoted young wife, Anna, as he goes ‘into that good night.’
But Ralph’s hopes of reconciliation take a turn when he picks a fight with Michael’s girlfriend, Cassie. Later, and consequently alone, Ralph receives the sinister and mysterious “Visitor” whose services he has hired to provide a painless ending to his life. But the Visitor plays a devastating trick. Ralph ‘wakes up’ to face the damaged potential that life still holds for him and with his second chance he has a short window of opportunity to right some wrongs…
Starring: John Hurt, Charles Dance (1hr 32 mins // UK 2017)
SHOWING TIMES: Sunday, June 3, at 7.30pm; Monday 4, Tuesday 5, Wed 6 & Thursday, June 7 at 2.30pm
Let The Sunshine In! (15)
Isabelle is a stylish and accomplished artist living in Paris. Divorced and looking to find true love at last, she meets a handsome younger man who she thinks might finally be the one…
But when he calls their affair a mistake and returns to his wife, Isabelle must again face the issue of mid-life loneliness. Sifting through former lovers, new admirers, jealous friends and chance encounters, will she find a fulfilling match? Or will she discover a new path to happiness along the way?
Led by an outstanding performance by the incomparable Juliette Binoche, and featuring a scene-stealing appearance by Gérard Depardieu, Let the Sunshine In is a truly unique, touching and beautifully relatable piece of cinema from Claire Denis.
SUBTITLED Starring: Juliette Binoche, Gérard Depardieu (1 hr 34 mins // FRA 2018)
SHOWING TIMES: Friday, June 8, Wed 13 & Thursday, June 14 June at 2.30pm
Avengers: Infinity War (12A)
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artefacts to inflict his twisted will on reality.
The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment. Join us for one of the most anticipated blockbusters in years!
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson (2hrs 30 mins // US 2018)
SHOWING TIMES: Friday, June 8 at 7.30pm; Sat 9 at Midday; Sun 10 at 1.30pm; Mon 11 at 4.30pm & 7.30pm; Wed 13 at 7.30pm; Thu 14, at 7.30pm
Lean On Pete (15)
Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson arrives in Portland, Oregon with his father Ray, eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance at a local racetrack caring for an aging Horse named Lean On Pete.
The horse’s gruff owner Del Montgomery and his seasoned jockey Bonnie help Charley fill the void of his father’s absence-until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend’s life…
Starring: Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny (2hrs 1 min // US 2018)
SHOWING TIMES: Friday, June 15 at 2.30pm; Tuesday, June 19 at 2.30pm; Wed 20 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
A Quiet Place (15)
If they hear you, they hunt you… In John Krasinski’s brilliantly suspenseful thriller, a family must remain silent at all times to avoid the giant predators roaming their post-apocalyptic world.
Starring: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt (1hr 30 mins // US 2018)
SHOWING TIMES: Friday, June 15 & Sat 16 at 7.30pm
Primatologist Davis Okoye shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But big meets bigger when a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size.
To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris (1hr 47 mins // US 2018)
SHOWING TIMES: Saturday, June 16 at 2.30pm
Charlize Theron plays Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully.
Starring: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston (1hr 34 mins // US 2018)
SHOWING TIMES: Monday, June 18 at 2.30pm; Thu 21 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
On Chesil Beach (15)
In 1962, England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.
An entrancing adaptation of Ian McEwan’s bestselling novella, starring the brilliant Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird, Atonement, Brooklyn)
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Emily Watson
1hr 50 mins // UK 2018
Friday, June 22 at 2.30pm; Mon 25 at 2.30pm; Tue 26 at 2.30pm; Wed 27 at 2.30pm, 5pm & 7.30pm
Solo: A Star Wars Story (12A)
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy.
Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover (2hrs 23 mins // US 2018)
Friday, June 22 at 7.30pm; Sat 23 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Sunday 24 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Mon 25 at 7.30pm