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From The Little Mermaid to Indiana Jones: The big screen picks at The Bonington in Arnold this July


Chevalier (12A)

Sun 2 – Thu 6 July

Chevalier is inspired by the incredible true story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. The illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner, Bologne rises to improbable heights in French society as a celebrated violinist-composer and fencer, complete with an ill-fated love affair and a falling out with Marie Antoinette herself and her court.

“Kelvin Harrison Jr plays the Caribbean-born maestro, once declared ‘the most accomplished man in Europe’, who takes on Mozart in a duel-by-violin” Guardian ★★★★

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: 70th Anniversary Screenings (U)

Thu 6 July at 1.30pm + 7.30pm

These glamorous showgirls have everything a girl could want – except engagement rings. In a quest for true love, Lorelei and her gold digger pal Dorothy set sail on a luxury-liner bound for France. But the pair hits rocky waters when a manipulative detective, an over-aged, over sexed millionaire and the entire men’s Olympic team try to put an anchor in their marriage-minded mischief.

A wonderful chance to catch this musical classic on the big screen to mark its 70th Anniversary!

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“Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell make a fantastic double act in Howard Hawks’s sparkling 1953 comedy” Guardian ★★★★★

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Greatest Days: The Take That Musical (12A)

Sun 9 – Thu 20 July

Greatest Days is the feel-good and universal story of love and friendship featuring the hit songs of Take That and adapted from the smash stage show by the writer of Calendar Girls.

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We follow five best friends who have the night of their lives seeing their favourite boy band in concert. Twenty-five years later their lives have changed in many different ways as they reunite for one more epic show by their beloved band, to relight their friendship and discover that maybe their greatest days are ahead of them.

Take That musical offers blast of feelgood reunion excitement” Guardian ★★★

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Event Cinema:

Oklahoma! The Musical (12A)

Wed 19 July at 1.30pm + 7pm

Also showing: Fri 28 – Sun 30 July

Oh, what a beautiful day! This July, the magic and energy of live theatre is coming to cinemas around the globe with the National Theatre’s acclaimed, Olivier Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! Starring then-newcomer Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables, The Greatest Showman) as Curly, alongside Maureen Lipman, Josefina Gabrielle and Shuler Hensley, this riveting stage production was filmed during its record-breaking 1998 run in London.

Directed by theatre legend Trevor Nunn (CATS, Les Misérables) with new choreography by Susan Stroman, Oklahoma! features some of musical theatre’s most delightfully hummable songs, including “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “The Surrey With The Fringe On Top” and the joyous title tune, “Oklahoma”. Now one of the most beloved musicals ever to grace the stage is coming to the big screen 80 years after it first premiered on Broadway. Grab your friends and ride your surrey to a cinema near you!

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Food + Film: The Eight Mountains (12A)

Thu 20 July from 6.45pm

Set against a truly magnificent Italian lanscape, The Eight Mountains is a profoundly moving portrait of a lifelong friendship between two boys who, after choosing differing paths, find themselves together once again where they first met.

“A movie with air in its lungs and love in its heart” Guardian ★★★★★

Times ★★★★  Little White Lies ★★★★

*Food will be served from 6.45pm onwards, with the film starting at 7.30pm

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The Little Mermaid (PG)

Sat 23 July at 4.30pm, Wed 26 + Thu 27 July at 1.30pm

The Little Mermaid is the beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters, and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea, and while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric.

While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land, but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy.

“An exciting remake that deserves to make a splash” Telegraph ★★★★

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Asteroid City (12A)

Sun 23 – Thu 27 July

Asteroid City takes place in a fictional American desert town circa 1955.

The itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention (organized to bring together students and parents from across the country for fellowship and scholarly competition) is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events.

“An enrapturing cosmic comedy” Independent ★★★★★

Times ★★★★ Empire ★★★★ Guardian ★★★★ Telegraph ★★★★

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Elemental (PG)

Fri 28 July – Thu 17 August

In a city where fire, water, land, and air residents live together, a fiery young woman and a go-with-the-flow guy are about to discover something elemental: How much they actually have in common.

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Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken (PG)

Fri 28 July – Sat 5 August

Sometimes the hero you are meant to be lies just beneath the surface.

This year, DreamWorks Animation dives into the turbulent waters of high school with a hilarious, heartfelt action comedy about a shy teenager who discovers that she’s part of a legendary royal lineage of mythical sea krakens and that her destiny, in the depths of the oceans, is bigger than she ever dreamed.

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Indiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny (12A)

Sun 30 July – Thu 3 August

Harrison Ford returns to the role of the legendary hero archaeologist for this fifth instalment of the iconic franchise!

“A fitting goodbye to cinema’s favourite grave-robber!” Empire ★★★★

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  • 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. On Tuesday’s, cinema tickets are just £5

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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