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From Guardians of the Galaxy to Spider-Man: The big screen picks at The Bonington in Arnold this June


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (12A)

Sun 28 May – Sat 3 June

Still reeling from the loss of Gamora, Peter Quill must rally his team to defend the universe and protect one of their own…

“The best Marvel movie in years!” The Independent ★★★★

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Times ★★★★ Empire ★★★★

Event Cinema: The Royal Opera House Live- The Sleeping Beauty (12A)

Sun 28 May at 2pm

The Sleeping Beauty holds a very special place in The Royal Ballet’s heart and history. It was the first performance given by the Company when the Royal Opera House reopened at Covent Garden in 1946 after World War II. In 2006, this original staging was revived and has been delighting audiences ever since. Frederick Ashton famously cited the pure classicism of Marius Petipa’s 19th-century ballet as a private lesson in the atmospheric art and craft of choreography. Be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s ravishing music and Oliver Messel’s sumptuous fairy-tale designs with this true gem from the classical ballet repertory.

Choreography – Marius Petipa
Company – The Royal Ballet
Music – Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

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Event Cinema: Exhibition on Screen- Tokyo Stories (12A)

Tue 30 May at 7.30pm

Tue 6 June at 4.30pm

A thrilling encounter with one of the world’s great art capitals.

Based on a major exhibition at the Ashmolean in Oxford, Tokyo Stories spans 400 years of incredibly dynamic art – ranging from the delicate woodblock prints of Hokusai and Hiroshige, to Pop Art posters, contemporary photography, Manga, film, and brand-new artworks that were created on the streets.

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The exhibition was a smash-hit five-star success and brought a younger and more diverse audience to the museum. The film uses the exhibition as a launchpad to travel to Tokyo itself, and explore the art and artist of the city more fully.

A beautifully illustrated and richly detailed film, looking at a city which has undergone constant destruction and renewal over its 400-year history, resulting in one of the most vibrant and interesting cities on the planet…

Catch-up Screenings: The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG)

Mon 29 – Wed 31 May

From Nintendo and Illumination comes The Super Mario Bros. Movie, a new animated film based on the world of Super Mario Bros!

A Brooklyn plumber travels through the Mushroom Kingdom with a princess named Peach and an anthropomorphic mushroom named Toad to find his brother and save the world from a ruthless fire-breathing Koopa named Bowser.

Catch-up Screenings: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (12A)

Mon 29 – Wed 31 May

Starring Academy Award® Winner Jim Broadbent as Harold and Penelope Wilton as his wife Maureen, The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry tells the story of a man who leaves his seaside town in South Devon to deliver a message to an old friend.

Extra Screenings: Event Cinema: National Theatre Live- Good (15)

Sat 3 + Sun 4 June

David Tennant (Doctor Who) makes a much-anticipated return to the West End in a blistering reimagining of one of Britain’s most powerful, political plays.

As the world faces its Second World War, John Halder, a good, intelligent German professor, finds himself pulled into a movement with unthinkable consequences.

Olivier Award-winner Dominic Cooke (Follies) directs C.P. Taylor’s timely tale, with a cast that also features Elliot Levey (Coriolanus) and Sharon Small (The Bay). Filmed live at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London.

“David Tennant is magnificent in chilling drama” Guardian ★★★★

Book Club: The Next Chapter (12A)

Sun 4 – Wed 14 June

The highly anticipated sequel follows our four best friends as they take their book club to Italy for the fun girls trip they never had. When things go off the rails and secrets are revealed, their relaxing vacation turns into a once-in-a-lifetime cross-country adventure.

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (PG)

Fri 9 – Thu 15 June

A beloved and best-selling classic comes to the big screen with Lionsgate’s adaptation of Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Starring Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, and Abby Ryder Fortson as Margaret, this timeless, coming-of-age story has transcended decades and spoken to generations.

“Judy Blume adaptation is a winner!” Guardian ★★★★★

“A touching and tender adaptation that does justice to a book which means so much to so many. An enduring, superbly performed triumph!” Empire ★★★★★

Event Cinema: The Royal Opera House Live- Il Trovatore (12A)

Tue 13 June at 7.15pm

Passions run high as Manrico and the Count di Luna compete for the affections of Leonora. Little do they know, Manrico’s mother Azucena has been keeping a terrible secret for decades. Soon a curse from the past will rise up from the ashes with devastating implications for them all.
Starring Ludovic Tézier and Jamie Barton, Adele Thomas’s energetic staging sets Verdi’s tale in a Hieronymus Bosch-inspired universe of medieval superstition. Antonio Pappano conducts Verdi’s dramatic score, which features the famous ‘Anvil’ chorus.

Company – The Royal Opera
Music – Giuseppe Verdi

Event Cinema: National Theatre Live- Fleabag (15)

Thu 15 – Sat 17 June

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. Following a box-office record-breaking run in cinemas in 2019, the one-woman show returns to cinemas to the big screen this summer.

Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

The hilarious, award-winning play that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, was filmed live on stage in London’s West End in 2019.

‘Witty, filthy and supreme.’ ★★★★★ Guardian

Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s SPIDER-MAN™: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE (PART ONE).

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (12A)

Fri 16 – Thu 22 June

Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Spider-Verse saga, an epic adventure that will transport Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man across the multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to face off with a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.

Event Cinema: Exhibition on Screen- Vermeer (12A)

Mon 19 – Thu 22 June

In the spring of 2023, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam will open its doors to the largest Vermeer exhibition in history.

With loans from across the world, this major retrospective will bring together Vermeer’s most famous masterpieces including Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Geographer, The Milkmaid, The Little Street, Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid, and Woman Holding a Balance.

This new Exhibition on Screen film invites audiences to a private view of the exhibition, accompanied by the director of the Rijksmuseum and the curator of the show. A truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! As well as bringing Vermeer’s works together, both the Rijksmuseum and the Mauritshuis in the Hague have conducted research into Vermeer’s artistry, his artistic choices and motivations for his compositions, as well as the creative process behind his paintings.

Double Bill Screening: Midsommar (18) + The Wicker Man: 4k 50th Anniversary Release (18)

Fri 23 June at 6pm

Widely regarded as one of the best British horror films, The Wicker Man very nearly sank into obscurity shortly after being made. The story concerns a devout Christian police officer’s journey to a remote Scottish island to investigate the case of a missing child. He instead finds a community that has renounced Christianity in favour of pagan fertility rites.

The second part of our double bill will be Ari Aster’s modern folk-horror masterpiece Midsommar.

“A magnificent folk-horror tale” Guardian ★★★★★

Wicker Man: The Final Cut (50th Anniversary 4K Restoration)
Directed by Robin Hardy
With Christopher Lee, Edward Woodward, Britt Ekland

Directed by Ari Aster
With Florence Pugh

Cinema prices are very competitive, with tickets at £6.80, and concessions at £5.80. Concessions are open to those Under 18, Students with valid student ID, and over 60s. Tickets for 16-25 Year Old’s are £4 via a free membership here- Young Person’s Membership – The Bonington (

Event Cinema is priced separately. Please see website for details.

For information please contact:

Box Office: 0115 901 3640

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