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All films screen on a Tuesday evening.
 • £5 per annum
Entrance fee:
  • £5 for members
  • £6 for guests
  • £4 concessionary
    (members only)

You can become a member at the door when you attend your first film. The membership application form is on our flyers, which will be available soon.

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Showing next: Tuesday 27 February at 8.30pm
The Road to Mandalay
director: Christophe Honoré
starring: Amira Akili, Sébastien Hirel, Mélodie Richard

The Road to Mandalay
Burmese migrants Lianqing and Guo find themselves thrown together by fate when they are part of a group being smuggled into Thailand to search for work. Lianqing has her sights set on gaining citizenship by working hard in any job that she can find, but Guo is more interested in romancing the headstrong Lianqing. The fourth feature from young Burmese director Midi Z is an honest and eye-opening exploration of the migrant experience, entwined within a touching and believable relationship drama.


Why our films (usually) have to start promptly at 8.30pm

Although our films are scheduled to start at 8.30pm, on busier nights we've always been able to hold up the start until everyone is in and seated. With the arrival of digital projection, however, this has all changed. Most of the films we screen now arrive as high definition digital files that are coded to play at a specific time, over which the projectionist has no control. This means that the film has to start playing at 8.30pm or not at all. Thus to avoid potentially missing the start of the film, it's worth arriving in good time for the screening.

Please note that some longer films will be scheduled to start at 8pm.