Show Times

Monday 15, October

MFKZ

MFKZ

15

Monday 15, October

Halloween 40th Anniversary

Halloween 40th Anniversary

15strong threat, horror

Monday 15, October

Tuesday 16, October

MFKZ

MFKZ

15

Tuesday 16, October

Halloween 40th Anniversary

Halloween 40th Anniversary

15strong threat, horror

Tuesday 16, October

Wednesday 17, October

Halloween 40th Anniversary

Halloween 40th Anniversary

15strong threat, horror

Wednesday 17, October

MFKZ

MFKZ

15

Wednesday 17, October

Thursday 18, October

MFKZ

MFKZ

15

Thursday 18, October

Friday 19, October

A Star is Born

A Star is Born

15Strong language, drug misuse.

Friday 19, October

Saturday 20, October

A Star is Born Brunch (Film plays 13:00)

A Star is Born Brunch (Film plays 13:00)

18

Saturday 20, October

The Little Stranger

The Little Stranger

12AModerate threat, bloody images, infrequent strong language

Saturday 20, October

A Star is Born

A Star is Born

15Strong language, drug misuse.

Saturday 20, October

Sunday 21, October

The Little Stranger

The Little Stranger

12AModerate threat, bloody images, infrequent strong language

Sunday 21, October

A Star is Born

A Star is Born

15Strong language, drug misuse.

Sunday 21, October

Monday 22, October

The Little Stranger

The Little Stranger

12AModerate threat, bloody images, infrequent strong language

Monday 22, October

A Star is Born

A Star is Born

15Strong language, drug misuse.

Monday 22, October

Tuesday 23, October

A Star is Born

A Star is Born

15Strong language, drug misuse.

Tuesday 23, October

The Little Stranger

The Little Stranger

12AModerate threat, bloody images, infrequent strong language

Tuesday 23, October

Wednesday 24, October

The Little Stranger

The Little Stranger

12AModerate threat, bloody images, infrequent strong language

Wednesday 24, October

A Star is Born

A Star is Born

15Strong language, drug misuse.

Wednesday 24, October

Thursday 25, October

A Star is Born

A Star is Born

15Strong language, drug misuse.

Thursday 25, October

Festival of Terror: Summer of 84

Festival of Terror: Summer of 84

TBC

Thursday 25, October

Friday 26, October

Venom

Venom

15

Friday 26, October

The Thing

The Thing

18

Friday 26, October

Saturday 27, October

Festival of Terror: FREE Pumpkins Screening/Q&A

Festival of Terror: FREE Pumpkins Screening/Q&A

18

Saturday 27, October

BeetleBRUNCH (Film plays 13:15)

BeetleBRUNCH (Film plays 13:15)

15

Saturday 27, October

Prince of Darkness (4K Restoration)

Prince of Darkness (4K Restoration)

15Contains strong language and violence

Saturday 27, October

Venom

Venom

15

Saturday 27, October

Festival of Terror: Hellraiser

Festival of Terror: Hellraiser

18

Saturday 27, October

Sunday 28, October

Prince of Darkness (4K Restoration)

Prince of Darkness (4K Restoration)

15Contains strong language and violence

Sunday 28, October

Venom

Venom

15

Sunday 28, October

Monday 29, October

Venom

Venom

15

Monday 29, October

Tuesday 30, October

Venom

Venom

15

Tuesday 30, October

Wednesday 31, October

Venom

Venom

15

Wednesday 31, October

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

15

Wednesday 31, October

Festival of Terror: 40th Halloween Celebration

Festival of Terror: 40th Halloween Celebration

18strong threat, horror

Wednesday 31, October

Thursday 1, November

Venom

Venom

15

Thursday 1, November

Halloween 40th Anniversary

Halloween 40th Anniversary

15strong threat, horror

Thursday 1, November

Festival of Terror: The Snarling Preview

Festival of Terror: The Snarling Preview

18

Thursday 1, November

Friday 2, November

Festival of Terror: Summer of 84

Festival of Terror: Summer of 84

TBC

Friday 2, November

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

15

Friday 2, November

Halloween (1978) and Halloween (2018) Double Bill

Halloween (1978) and Halloween (2018) Double Bill

18

Friday 2, November

Saturday 3, November

Halloween

Halloween

18Strong bloody violence, gore

Saturday 3, November

Prince of Darkness (4K Restoration)

Prince of Darkness (4K Restoration)

15Contains strong language and violence

Saturday 3, November

The Thing

The Thing

18

Saturday 3, November

Sunday 4, November

Festival of Terror: Summer of 84

Festival of Terror: Summer of 84

TBC

Sunday 4, November

Halloween

Halloween

18Strong bloody violence, gore

Sunday 4, November

Monday 5, November

Halloween

Halloween

18Strong bloody violence, gore

Monday 5, November

Tuesday 6, November

Halloween

Halloween

18Strong bloody violence, gore

Tuesday 6, November

DEGAS: PASSION FOR PERFECTION

DEGAS: PASSION FOR PERFECTION

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Tuesday 6, November

Wednesday 7, November

Halloween

Halloween

18Strong bloody violence, gore

Wednesday 7, November

Thursday 8, November

Halloween

Halloween

18Strong bloody violence, gore

Thursday 8, November

Friday 9, November

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody

12AModerate sex references, drug references, infrequent strong language

Friday 9, November

First Man

First Man

12A

Friday 9, November

Saturday 10, November

First Man

First Man

12A

Saturday 10, November

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody

12AModerate sex references, drug references, infrequent strong language

Saturday 10, November

Victoria Price Q&A and Theatre of Blood Screening

Victoria Price Q&A and Theatre of Blood Screening

15

Saturday 10, November

Sunday 11, November

Isle of Dogs - Dog Friendly Screening

Isle of Dogs - Dog Friendly Screening

PGmild threat, violence, language

Sunday 11, November

First Man

First Man

12A

Sunday 11, November

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody

12AModerate sex references, drug references, infrequent strong language

Sunday 11, November

Monday 12, November

First Man

First Man

12A

Monday 12, November

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody

12AModerate sex references, drug references, infrequent strong language

Monday 12, November

Tuesday 13, November

First Man

First Man

12A

Tuesday 13, November

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody

12AModerate sex references, drug references, infrequent strong language

Tuesday 13, November

Wednesday 14, November

Bohemian Rhapsody - BABY FRIENDLY screening

Bohemian Rhapsody - BABY FRIENDLY screening

12AModerate sex references, drug references, infrequent strong language

Wednesday 14, November

First Man

First Man

12A

Wednesday 14, November

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody

12AModerate sex references, drug references, infrequent strong language

Wednesday 14, November

Thursday 15, November

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody

12AModerate sex references, drug references, infrequent strong language

Thursday 15, November

First Man

First Man

12A

Thursday 15, November

Saturday 15, December

Cbeebies Christmas Show

Cbeebies Christmas Show

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Saturday 15, December

Sunday 23, December

Brunch + Love Actually  (FILM 13:00)

Brunch + Love Actually (FILM 13:00)

18

Sunday 23, December

Tuesday 5, February

YOUNG PICASSO

YOUNG PICASSO

U

Tuesday 5, February

Tuesday 9, April

REMBRANDT

REMBRANDT

U

Tuesday 9, April

Tuesday 4, June

VAN GOGH & JAPAN

VAN GOGH & JAPAN

U

Tuesday 4, June

A Star is Born

A Star is Born

15Strong language, drug misuse.

Jackson Maine, a country music star on the brink of decline, discovers a talented unknown named Ally. As the two begin a passionate love affair, Jackson coaxes Ally into the spotlight, catapulting her to stardom. But as Ally's career quickly eclipses his own, Jack finds it increasingly hard to handle his fading glory.

Friday 19, October

Saturday 20, October

Sunday 21, October

Monday 22, October

Tuesday 23, October

Wednesday 24, October

Thursday 25, October

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A Star is Born Brunch (Film plays 13:00)

A Star is Born Brunch (Film plays 13:00)

18

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers -- and falls in love with -- struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

BRUNCH tickets include unlimited prosecco and bloody marys for the duration of the brunch.

Choose your main course option as you purchase your ticket.

Saturday 20, October

BeetleBRUNCH (Film plays 13:15)

BeetleBRUNCH (Film plays 13:15)

15

The surprise smash BEETLEJUICE in 1988. The movie was so weird Warner Bros. was almost afraid to spring it on an unsuspecting public. But when they did, audiences went wild for it. Michael Keaton on epic form.

Just choose your brunch main course. Brunch includes unlimited prosecco or bloody mary's (by the glass) for the duration of the brunch sitting.

We can provide Gluten Free pancakes if required. Please email food@mockingbirdcinema.com to request. The avocado dish is vegan friendly.

Note: Over 18's event only.

Saturday 27, October

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

15

The surprise smash BEETLEJUICE in 1988. The movie was so weird Warner Bros. was almost afraid to spring it on an unsuspecting public. But when they did, audiences went wild for it. Michael Keaton on epic form.

Wednesday 31, October

Friday 2, November

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Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody

12AModerate sex references, drug references, infrequent strong language

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

Friday 9, November

Saturday 10, November

Sunday 11, November

Monday 12, November

Tuesday 13, November

Wednesday 14, November

Thursday 15, November

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Bohemian Rhapsody - BABY FRIENDLY screening

Bohemian Rhapsody - BABY FRIENDLY screening

12AModerate sex references, drug references, infrequent strong language

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.

**NOTE THIS IS BABY FRIENDLY SCREENING**

We shall run the sound down a touch and increase the light levels too. This screening is to support the many customers we have had ask for such screenings of sensible films that they can enjoy.

Prams can be left at the front of the auditorium.

**Please purchase one ticket per adult attending, babies are included for free**

Wednesday 14, November

Brunch + Love Actually  (FILM 13:00)

Brunch + Love Actually (FILM 13:00)

18

The Love Actually Brunch

Who doesn’t want free-flowing prosecco or bloody marys? The unlimited bubbly is served, while you wolf down two courses of delicious BRUNCH.

Christmas Songs in The Bar

**2-course Lunch** with unlimited prosecco and bloody mary's included!!!

Unlimited Prosseco with Dining 11am - 1pm. The film starts just after 1pm.

£29.95 plus booking fee.

Please make your food selections at time of purchase from the ticket page.

Sunday 23, December

Cbeebies Christmas Show

Cbeebies Christmas Show

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This winter, join in the fun and enjoy your favorite Christmas show in the cinema for the first time ever! The much anticipated annual CBeebies Christmas Show is coming to the big screen for a family-friendly cinema experience. The makers of Alice in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol and Snow Queen will delight audiences this year with the classic tale of Thumbelina.

This CBeebies Christmas Show recreates on the big screen the live Thumbelina performance and includes an exclusive, additional show made for cinema audiences only starring the much-loved Justin Fletcher (Something Special) in "Justin’s Countdown to Christmas". This holiday season, laugh and sing along with your favorite CBeebies Stars and be part of a fabulous interactive show for all the family.

Saturday 15, December

DEGAS: PASSION FOR PERFECTION

DEGAS: PASSION FOR PERFECTION

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EXHIBITION ON SCREEN journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters.

Sometimes frustrated by his own failings, Degas was consumed by obsessive principles and failing eye sight but his determination to capture everyday life was evident in every mark he made. Never fully satisfied, many of Degas’ drawings and sculptures were kept in private during his lifetime but, now through close examination, they can be seen as some of the most beautifully detailed and expressive works in the modern era. Using written accounts by friends and commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, this film reveals a more complex truth behind one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th-century and serves as an exploration of the complex workings of Degas’ artistic mind.

“Art is not a matter of what you see, but what you make other people see.” Edgar Degas

Tuesday 6, November

Festival of Terror: 40th Halloween Celebration

Festival of Terror: 40th Halloween Celebration

18strong threat, horror

We celebrate the original John Carpenter classic Halloween on its 40th anniversary on Halloween night!!! A late night celebration not to be missed, best costume wins a bottle of bubbly!

10:40pm - The Shape Lives, 40 Years of Halloween: A new documentary about the making of a classic.

11:55pm- Halloween (1978): Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.

Check out the Festival here: https://www.festivalofterror.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/festivalofterror/

Wednesday 31, October

Festival of Terror: FREE Pumpkins Screening/Q&A

Festival of Terror: FREE Pumpkins Screening/Q&A

18

The Festival of Terror Presents: Pumpkins Screening with Q&A

Join us for a very special screening of Pumpkins with a Q&A from Maria Lee Metheringham.

Pumkins is horror film based in Yorkshire and set loosely in the 80s.

An atmospheric horror Directed and Produced by Maria Lee Metheringham and written by Will and Maria Metheringham.

Pumkins: A sweet old man living on his farm with his prized pumpkin patch is tormented by the local youths who destroy everything he loves in one evening of revenge. He is consumed by the chemicals within the pumpkins and something sinister rises from the ground. A rampage of death and terror ensues and the unlucky survivalists and local people get caught up in the carnage.

Over 18's only.

Tickets: £2

Check out the Festival here: https://www.festivalofterror.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/festivalofterror/

Saturday 27, October

Festival of Terror: Hellraiser

Festival of Terror: Hellraiser

18

The Festival of Terror Presnts Clive Barker's classic horror movie.

"We'll Tear Your Soul Apart."

Check out the Festival here: https://www.festivalofterror.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/festivalofterror/

Sexual deviant Frank (Sean Chapman) inadvertently opens a portal to hell when he tinkers with a box he bought while abroad. The act unleashes gruesome beings called Cenobites, who tear Frank's body apart. When Frank's brother (Andrew Robinson) and his wife, Julia (Clare Higgins), move into Frank's old house, they accidentally bring what is left of Frank back to life. Frank then convinces Julia, his one-time lover, to lure men back to the house so he can use their blood to reconstruct himself.

Saturday 27, October

Festival of Terror: Summer of 84

Festival of Terror: Summer of 84

TBC

Festival of Terror brings you Summer of 84 previews!

Summer of 84: Teenager Davey Armstrong is a conspiracy theorist who begins to suspect that a neighbouring police officer is a serial killer. With help from three friends, Davey launches a daring investigation that soon turns dangerous.

Thursday 25, October

Friday 2, November

Sunday 4, November

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Festival of Terror: The Snarling Preview

Festival of Terror: The Snarling Preview

18

A new UK comedy horror film 'The Snarling' where the comedy and the horror will both have your head off!

A small village pub and some of its locals become involved with a zombie horror movie that is being shot in their village.....but something else is happening. Something that is not in the script.

Thursday 1, November

First Man

First Man

12A

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

Written by Academy Award® winner Josh Singer (Spotlight), the drama is produced by Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars) through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner, alongside Chazelle and Gosling. Isaac Klausner (The Fault in Our Stars) executive produces. Amblin Entertainment co-finances the film.

Friday 9, November

Saturday 10, November

Sunday 11, November

Monday 12, November

Tuesday 13, November

Wednesday 14, November

Thursday 15, November

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Halloween

Halloween

18Strong bloody violence, gore

Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Saturday 3, November

Sunday 4, November

Monday 5, November

Tuesday 6, November

Wednesday 7, November

Thursday 8, November

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Halloween (1978) and Halloween (2018) Double Bill

Halloween (1978) and Halloween (2018) Double Bill

18

The Festival of Terror Presents a back to back screening of the original Halloween and the 2018 direct sequel. A night not to be missed!

Friday 2, November

Halloween 40th Anniversary

Halloween 40th Anniversary

15strong threat, horror

On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six year old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year- old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith's Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims.

The 2018 Event Cinema release of John Carpenter's Halloween will be presented in beautiful HD from HALLOWEEN's Cinematographer Dean Cundey digitally restored and remastered print, including an Introduction by John Carpenter.

Check out the Festival here: https://www.festivalofterror.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/festivalofterror/

Monday 15, October

Tuesday 16, October

Wednesday 17, October

Thursday 1, November

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Isle of Dogs - Dog Friendly Screening

Isle of Dogs - Dog Friendly Screening

PGmild threat, violence, language

Please purchase a ticket for humans + canines as required (max one dog per transaction).

Dogs will have their own seat.

Please stick to these combinations!

Unallocated seating so please arrive early and use all available seats. We ask that owners look after their dogs on the day!

Please bring a blanket for your loved one on the day to sit on (the dog yeah....).

Dog bowls with water will be ready.

Dog treats too.

ISLE OF DOGS tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

Sunday 11, November

MFKZ

MFKZ

15

The film centers on young Angelino and his skull-and-flame pal Vinny, who live in a seedy tenement in an LA-inspired dystopian metropolis – a burnt-out, gang and cockroach-ridden neo-urban hell that makes Blade Runner’s LA seem like The Brady Bunch. Following a scooter accident Angelino starts experiencing migraines and strange hallucinations, as well as fits of rage-inspired superpowers, as he slowly awakens to the truth of his origins: he is half human and half Macho, a supernatural alien race that is bent on taking over the planet.

Monday 15, October

Tuesday 16, October

Wednesday 17, October

Thursday 18, October

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Prince of Darkness (4K Restoration)

Prince of Darkness (4K Restoration)

15Contains strong language and violence

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.

Saturday 27, October

Sunday 28, October

Saturday 3, November

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REMBRANDT

REMBRANDT

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Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other.

Given privileged access to both galleries the film documents this landmark exhibition, whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story, with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world-famous institutions. Exploring many of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favorite makes a welcome return to the big screen.

For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist that ever lived and this deeply moving film seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend.

Tuesday 9, April

The Little Stranger

The Little Stranger

12AModerate threat, bloody images, infrequent strong language

THE LITTLE STRANGER tells the story of Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1947, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants - mother, son and daughter - are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how terrifyingly, the family's story is about to become entwined with his own.

Saturday 20, October

Sunday 21, October

Monday 22, October

Tuesday 23, October

Wednesday 24, October

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The Thing

The Thing

18

The Thing (18)

In remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists are disturbed at their base camp by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks both human beings and canines in the camp and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims. A resourceful helicopter pilot (Kurt Russell) and the camp doctor (Richard Dysart) lead the camp crew in a desperate, gory battle against the vicious creature before it picks them all off, one by one.

Friday 26, October

Saturday 3, November

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VAN GOGH & JAPAN

VAN GOGH & JAPAN

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“I envy the Japanese” Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is based – VAN GOGH & JAPAN at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam – one can see why. Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art.

One cannot understand Van Gogh without understanding how Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the 19th century and the profound impact it had on artists like Monet, Degas and, above all, Van Gogh. Visiting the new galleries of Japanese art in Paris and thrn creating his own image of Japan – through in-depth research, print collecting and detailed discussions with other artists – Van Gogh’s encounter with Japanese artworks gave his work a new and exciting direction.

After leaving Paris for the south of France – to what he thought of as near to a kind of Japan as he could find – the productive and yet troubled years that followed must all be seen in the context of Van Gogh bending Japanese influences to his will and defining himself as a modern artist with clear Asian precursors.

In this little known story of Van Gogh’s art we see just how important his study of Japan was. The film travels not only to France and the Netherlands but also to Japan to further explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know of today.

Tuesday 4, June

Venom

Venom

15

One of Marvel's most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award® nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.

Friday 26, October

Saturday 27, October

Sunday 28, October

Monday 29, October

Tuesday 30, October

Wednesday 31, October

Thursday 1, November

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Victoria Price Q&A and Theatre of Blood Screening

Victoria Price Q&A and Theatre of Blood Screening

15

Cine-Excess and Festival of Terror Presents An Evening with Victoria Price.

We are pleased to announce that inspirational speaker and author Victoria Price will be our special guest on Saturday 10th November, where she will take part in a Q&A about her father, Vincent Price, the iconic horror actor, art lover, gourmet and self-confessed Anglophile, who was not only the Master of Menace, but also a Lover of Life. Victoria will be on-hand to discuss her dad’s life, both on and off the screen and his continuing legacy, and what better way than during an evening of film, food and making new friends in the suitably atmospheric location of the Mockingbird. Followed by a Screening of Theatre of Blood.

Saturday 10, November

YOUNG PICASSO

YOUNG PICASSO

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Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time – and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Many films have dealt with these later years – the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place?

Too long ignored, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Three cities play a key role: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris. Young Picasso visits each and explores their influence on Picasso, focusing on specific artworks from these early years.

The film thus explains how this young artist acquired his craft. Looking carefully at two key early periods – the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period – the film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a critical painting in the history of art – Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was only 25 years old. Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to great heights.

Tuesday 5, February