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From Barbie to Oppenheimer: The big screen picks at The Bonington in Arnold this August


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.

Telegraph ★★★ Times ★★★ Guardian ★★★

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*Please note, the Pixar short film Carl’s Date, will play before the start of the film.

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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.

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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!

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

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Barbie (12A)

Fri 4 – Wed 16 August

To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you’re a Ken.

From Oscar-nominated writer/director Greta Gerwig (Ladybird, Little Women) comes Barbie, starring Oscar-nominees Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken! Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.

“A miraculous achievement” Independent ★★★★★

Telegraph ★★★★  Little White Lies ★★★★ Empire ★★★★ Metro ★★★★

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Catch-up Screenings: Spider-Man- Across the Spider-Verse (PG)

Wed 9 + Thu 10 August at 1.30pm

Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Spider-Verse saga, an epic adventure that will transport Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood 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.

“In every possible universe, and every interpretation, this slaps.” Little White Lies ★★★★★

“Visually astonishing, emotionally powerful, narratively propulsive — it’s another masterpiece” Empire ★★★★★

Independent ★★★★  Metro ★★★★

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Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Vol. 1 (12A)

Fri 11 – Thu 17 August

Ethan Hunt and the IMF team must track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity if it falls into the wrong hands. With control of the future and the fate of the world at stake, a deadly race around the globe begins. Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan is forced to consider that nothing can matter more than the mission — not even the lives of those he cares about most.

“Action that’s both stunningly executed and strikingly classical in its approach.” Telegraph ★★★★★

Dead Reckoning Part One is this summer’s best action blockbuster and possibly the best Mission yet” Metro ★★★★★

“Seven films in and nothing about M:I, from the star’s incredible stunt skills to the silly-serious tone, is showing any sign of slowing down” Guardian ★★★★★

“As muscular, extravagant and old school as its star” Independent ★★★★

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Event Cinema

The Hiding Place (12A)

Wed 16 August at 7pm

In the Netherlands, Corrie Ten Boom and her family risk everything to hide Jewish refugees by the hundreds and ultimately face the consequences when they are discovered.

World War II. Darkness has fallen over Europe, and the boots of the Third Reich echo through the streets. But on a quiet city corner in the Netherlands, some choose to resist. Corrie Ten Boom and her family risk everything to hide Jewish refugees by the hundreds, and they ultimately face the consequences when they are discovered.

The Hiding Place is their story—a story of faith, hope, love, and forgiveness in the face of un-thinkable evil.

This powerful cinematic presentation was adapted for the stage by A. S. Peterson, directed for the stage by Matt Logan, and filmed for cinema audiences in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Oppenheimer (15)

Fri 18 – Thu 31 August

Written and directed by Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk, Inception, Interstellar), Oppenheimer is an IMAX®-shot epic thriller that thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it.

The film stars Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer and Emily Blunt as his wife, biologist and botanist Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer. Oscar® winner Matt Damon portrays General Leslie Groves Jr., director of the Manhattan Project, and Robert Downey, Jr. plays Lewis Strauss, a founding commissioner of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

“Cillian Murphy dazzles as the destroyer of worlds.” Telegraph ★★★★★

“A masterfully constructed character study from a great director operating on a whole new level.” Empire ★★★★★

Guardian ★★★★ Independent ★★★★

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (PG)

Fri 18 – Thu 31 August

In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, after years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.

“Our pizza-loving heroes are back – and better than ever” The Independent ★★★★

“Virtually impossible not to be charmed by these reptilian bros!” Empire ★★★★

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Disney 100: Cinderella (U)

Fri 25 + Sat 26 August

To celebrate 100 years of Disney, join us in ‘Celebrating Timeless Memories’ with a limited screening programme celebrating 100 years of Disney’s classic, ground-breaking films. A rare chance for families to watch these titles on the big screen!

Cinderella (U)
Directed by Wilfred Jackson
1hr 14 mins // US 1950

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Event Cinema

André Rieu’s 2023 Maastricht Concert: Love is All Around (12A)

Sat 26 – Thu 31 August

The King of the Waltz invites you to his all-new cinema concert Love is All Around, from his beautiful hometown of Maastricht!

André Rieu will again stage his glorious annual summer event in the iconic Vrijthof Square this year. The concert will be a musical feast with heart-warming pieces lovingly chosen by André, covering classics, popular sing-alongs, and delightful waltzes that make you want to dance.

Along with his beloved Johann Strauss Orchestra, André teams up with the charming Gospel Choir and special surprise guests, bringing you and your loved ones a refreshing, romantic, fun party at your local cinema – you will feel that love is all around!

Share a concert experience filled with music, dance, love and happiness – Only in cinemas!

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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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